Sonya Yoncheva to Perform at Bozar on 15 December

Sonya Yoncheva

The internationally acclaimed soprano, Sonya Yoncheva, is set for a rare appearance in Belgium as part of her new European tour. Along with the Cappella Mediterranea (under Leonardo Garcia Alarcon), she will appear in concert in Brussels at Bozar on 15 December.  It is an opportunity to present her latest creation, “Rebirth”, to the Belgian…

Chasselas: a “little-known gem”

Chasselas

With only just over 6,000 hectares turned into wine across the globe, Chasselas is something of a little  known variety of grape. But, if so, that is a shame because any well informed wine lover would be very eager to possess a few bottles of it. For the uninitiated, Chasselas or Chasselas blanc, is a wine grape variety grown mainly in Switzerland, France,…

Calling all 100 year olds – Brussels Restaurant wants to hear from you!

Aux Armes de Bruxelles

Aux Armes de Bruxelles has come up with a particularly innovative way to celebrate its 100th birthday.  This iconic Brussels restaurant is offering an amazing 50 per cent discount off the cost of a meal. Not only that but the restaurant owners will invite all centenarians of the Brussels Region to dine free of charge….

People Power-Why We Need More Migrants

Giles Merritt

European nations may well be on the threshold of a new migrant crisis that will dwarf even that of 2015–16.  That’s one of several stark messages to emerge from an exhaustive new book on migration  – “People Power – why we need more migrants” – by the highly respected commentator on EU affairs, Giles Merritt. The…

The Mirano Night Club in Brussels Opens Again

Mirano Night Club

After 18 months of closure, the Mirano, led by a new team which is determined to mark the occasion, is ready for the long awaited reopening of clubs on October 1st.  After 18 months of closure, the Mirano announces its grand reopening with a brand new team and a brand new, more varied and diversified programming for Friday nights, curated by the founders of Hangar. The team made the most of their long months of absence and took the opportunity to put in place a new high‐quality sound system and acoustic treatment, as well as a new opening hours.  This ‘Mirano 2.0’ promises to be superior in every way and its Friday programming plans to meet all electronic music tastes by introducing the Reflect (techno), Soulcity (disco/house), MIND (downtempo founded by Hangar) as well as programming their most legendary urban concepts for Saturday nights. Cameron Heal, co‐artistic director of the Mirano and co-founder of Hangar explains: “Marvin Weymeersch and I were hired as co‐artistic directors just…

Winners of the Atomium Prizes kick off Comic Strip Festival.

Shih-hung Wu

Each edition of this month-long festival showcases comic strip professionals. This edition on Friday was no exception with over €100,000 in prizes that will be distributed between the winners. Brussels is a hotbed of creativity and the comic strip industry is particularly well represented there. Nevertheless, comic strip creation has been weakened in recent years…

Gunning for Culinary Glory on the Site of the Battle of Waterloo

Brasserie de Waterloo

It was, of course, at Waterloo that Napoleon Bonaparte fell to defeat at the hands of the Duke of Wellington. That was back in June 1815 and, fast forward to 2021, very close to where one of the greatest military strategists in history met his Waterloo another fascinating thing is happening. OK, this may not be on quite the same historical…

All Aboard for the New Brussels Tram Experience

Tram Experience

Following a dynamic makeover, the Tram Experience is making its grand return to the capital. A renovated, refurbished and redesigned tram that will take foodies on a voyage of discovery of Belgian cuisine, in a unique and convivial atmosphere, all around Brussels. Three renowned Belgian chefs, Martin Volkaerts, Glen Ramaekers and Dennis Broeckx, have designed…

No Time To Die

Du Progrès

Are you among  the many pining for the new James Bond movie “No Time To Die”? The date for “No Time to Die” has been moved three times from its original April 2020 slot since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020 as movie theaters around the world closed their doors and restrictions were placed…