A legend in his lifetime

 “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway The death of Tony Mallett symbolises the global passing of old fashioned journalism. Tony was everything that once reflected what in Britain was known as Fleet Street journalism, excellence and a lifestyle that prompted the question “what makes journalists…

Laura Houlgatte Receives US Cinema Accolade

A Brussels-based lobbyist from Flanders has been named No1 on a list of the top women in global cinema by a leading US-based film industry online magazine. Laura Houlgatte received the recognition for her work as CEO with the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC). UNIC acts as the voice of cinema operators on the international stage. Its members…

“Quarantini” Reduces Alcohol Consumption

A new global survey shows that over eight in ten drinkers are drinking less or the same amount of alcohol as before the lockdown, with the figures for Europe even more encouraging. The survey of more than 11,000 people across nine countries, conducted by YouGov for the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD), found that…

Travel Tomorrow

With Europe’s airlines facing their worst ever crisis, a new project which aims to kickstart the continent’s coronavirus-devastated tourist sector is set for take-off later this month.  The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down – not only the tourism sector but the economy as a whole has come to a standstill. The first…

Aventure Parc Reopens

It’s back! After an enforced closure due to the coronavirus pandemic one of Wallonia’s most popular activities – Aventure Parc at Wavre – is back. The park reopened at the weekend and has already proved a huge hit with scores of visitors flocking through its doors for some thrills and adventure among the tree tops….

Belgian Leisure Parks Merge

The popular Ice Mountain adventure park in the west of Belgium has announced it has taken over the Jungle City amusement park in Tournai.  The park’s new owner, Stephane Fievez, said the aim is to improve facilities for children up to the age of 12. The amusement park offers activities across 10,000 square metres, with…

Keeping Spirits High

Everyone is affected by coronavirus, and we have all have experienced some kind of loss, even if we’ve been fortunate enough not to lose someone close to us.  Loss of a rite of passage (no exams, end of school prom, final class photos – the list goes on). No proper goodbye to primary school life….

Recovery Plan For Culture and Media Businesses Key

Rebuilding the hard-hit cultural and media sectors in post-COVID-19 Europe must be a major objective in the EU’s recovery plan, MEPs said in a debate on Monday. In their discussion with Commissioners Mariya Gabriel and Thierry Breton, Culture and Education Committee MEPs stressed that the damage to the cultural and creative sector – especially for…

Recipes for Lockdown

We all may be sadly confined to our homes at present but that doesn’t mean we still cannot tickle our taste buds.  And one leading airline has come up with what it hopes will be just the solution for those looking to use their home time as creatively as possible. Emirates is taking amateur ‘chefs’…