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The Bulletin on Bruzz: 5 May
The new temporary exhibition at the House of European History, Restless Youth, agrees that every generation has its protest movements. The show subtitled Growing up in Europe 1945 to Now, highlights four recent periods, the after war era of the late 40s and early 50s (Europe’s Quiet Generation?); the late 60s (Generation Revolution); the 80s (Between Despair and Hope) and the 2000s (Generation Me?).
A subject that most Western Europeans are not familiar with is the extent of youth unrest in the Soviet block and the show surprises with examples of youth protest in the East such as Russian punk outfits, and a map of Czechoslovakia produced by the authorities which shows county by county which have the highest percentages of young males with long hair.
The show is very rich in both physical objects and audio visual historic material. Kieran Burns, the lead curator of the show gives us a rundown.
A global music festival in the heart of Brussels, Couleur Cafe is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year - and The Bulletin has day passes for you to win. It will be the festival's third year in its new home, the Osseghem Park next to the Atomium, after a long time at Tour & Taxis. As well as showcasing Belgian acts and young talent, the festival attracts big-name headliners including this year Sean Paul, Craig David and Lauryn Hill.
LITES underwater film studio
Belgium is now home to LITES, the biggest and most technologically advanced film studio for under and over water filming in Europe. Wim Michiels, CEO and owner of LITES tells us about the features that make this studio so special.