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The Bulletin on Bruzz: 10 March

20:15 10/03/2019
Listen back to the reports and interviews from The Bulletin's Sunday lunchtime show on 98.8FM in Brussels

Free tap water in Belgian restaurants

Brussels expat Sarah Ehrlich has started a campaign to ask Belgium's cafés and restaurants to let their customers choose between bottled water and free tap water. In UK, France and Italy, this is done without question at any catering establishment. But after living in Belgium for 16 years, Ehrlich says she has only been to one place where this simple request has been obliged.

Noah's Train

Noah's Train, the longest mobile artwork in the world, has arrived at its last stop on its inaugural tour, the Schaerbeek Station. Geert Pauwels, CEO of Lineas explains the message that is being conveyed by this special freight train. Belgian artists Rise One (Yvon Tordoir) and SMOK (Bart Boudewijns) tell us what they painted and why. The train was on display for the public to visit in Schaerbeek station.

The Great Gatsby

An era of prohibition, flappers and jazz, the roaring twenties in America were iconically described by F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby; a story of love, loss and tragedy. The story is entwined with complex characters and romanticized descriptions of lavish parties. Anyone who has read the book, probably dreamt of an invite to Jay Gatsby’s mansion for a night of drinks and dancing. A London theatre troupe is looking to make this dream a reality. The Immersive Ensemble is a collection of performers and playwrights changing the way stories are told and experienced. The Great Gatsby is their third produced show and will premier in Brussels on 19 March 2019. Each week the show will switch between French, Dutch and English. The London cast will travel to Brussels to perform the show in English, but the French and Flemish shows will be cast locally. One of the producers for the Belgium show, Peter Monbailleu, explains more.

Written by Richard Harris, Hannah Rodriguez, Paul McNally