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The Bulletin on Bruzz: 11 November

21:45 11/11/2018
Listen back to the reports and interviews from The Bulletin's Sunday lunchtime show on 98.8FM in Brussels

Armistice Day commemorations

While Armistice Day is always poignant in Belgium – home to so much of the Western Front – this year is extra special, with events across the country to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Lisa Bradshaw from Flanders Today guides us through some of the main commemorations.

BLOC - Oklahoma

Oklahoma, a Rogers and Hammerstein favourite, is this season's performance from the Brussels Light Opera Company (BLOC). Oklahoma is a story of flirtation, jealousy, betrayal and love, set in the town of Claremore in 1906, when winning the hand of the girl you loved was based on the amount of material goods and money you could bring to the table. We hear from some of the cast.

Isabelle de Borchgrave

Isabelle de Borchgrave does extraordinary things with paper. And the most spectacular of those extraordinary things are her paper dresses. These are not the throwaway paper dresses of the Sixties, in fact they are not for wearing. Rather, they are sculptures, made from intricately hand painted paper, which is then cut as a dress maker would cut fabric and glued together. Her current exhibition, Africa Inside Me, is a new departure for her. Using pleated paper almost exclusively she has evoked sub-Saharan Africa with geometric designs, specific colours, motifs, animals and landscapes. She has never visited Africa so this is an Africa born of her imagination, photographs, and African art objects. She speaks with us about her career and her inspirations.

Listen to The Bulletin on BRUZZ 98.8FM every Sunday from noon. Photo: Jean-Luc Flemal/Belga

Written by Richard Harris, Noreen Donovan, Lisa Bradshaw, Paul McNally

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paradox

Hitler demanded that German troops be allowed free access to travel through Belgium, to France. The King replied: Belgium is a country, not a road.

Nov 12, 2018 19:17