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The Bulletin on Bruzz: 3 February

19:26 02/02/2019
Listen back to the reports and interviews from The Bulletin's Sunday lunchtime show on 98.8FM in Brussels

English Comedy Brussels

English Comedy Brussels has been bringing English-speaking comedians to Brussels at the Black Sheep since 2011. They’re now expanding their shows to a second venue, CaliClub in Drogenbos. Their first show there will take place on 6 February. We caught up with organiser Xavier Rossey to find out more.

Model NL

It’s a complaint often heard in Flanders: No one in Brussels speaks Dutch. It’s not only seen by the Flemish as disrespectful, it can be a factor in deciding whether they want to live in their own capital city.  But things in Brussels are changing, according to the Brussels chapter of Huis van het Nederlands, which assists people in learning the language. Lisa Bradshaw, editor-in-chief of Flanders Today, explains all.

Up and Down Hill

Many people are familiar with the Locavore movement in which people make an effort to eat food that is grown, raised, or produced locally, usually within 100 miles of home. Now there is the Locawear or Slow Fashion movement - local designers use either local or at the very least organically produced fabrics or they upcycle to produce clothes that are sewn locally. And locally in Belgium we have Up and Down Hill, an e-shop launched by Mia Charlier, who tells us how it works. See the Pop Up store at the Hilton Grand' Place this week (4-9 February).

Written by Richard Harris, Sophia Moll, Lisa Bradshaw, Paul McNally