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The Bulletin on Bruzz: 30 September
Nuit Blanche 2018
The 16th edition of the all night cultural extravaganza called Nuit Blanche is taking place in the Marolles neighborhood this year. It will be featuring 22 performances inside and outside landmark buildings by 13 Belgian and nine international artists involving 119 performers. In the courtyard of the old fire station across from the flea market, Reckless Sleepers, a Belgian British group with members from five countries will be presenting A String Section. According to member Mole Wetherell: “It’s a quite simple performance, six women, six chairs and six saws.” He tells us more in this interview.
With a smoky voice and a style combining pop and soul with jazz and blues, singer-songwriter Typh Barrow has been described by some as the Belgian Amy Winehouse. Born Tiffany Baworowski in Brussels to a Polish father and a Belgian mother, the 31-year-old has been writing songs since she was 12, performing since the age of 14, and has just brought out her debut album. The Bulletin caught up with her ahead of a 5 October gig at Brussels’ Ancienne Belgique.
City of Brussels administrative problems for expats
The City of Brussels is failing to provide an adequate service to newly arrived expats, who face long delays, unfriendly staff and communication problems, according to new research by the business federation Agoria. The organisation asked foreign workers from its member companies to tell all about their experience dealing with the Belgian municipal administration - and there was one commune which scored much, much worse than the others. René Konings, head of Agoria Brussels, explains.