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The Bulletin radio show on Bruzz: 11 March
Banad festival: Hôtel Frison
This year's Brussels Art Nouveau Art Deco Festival (Banad) has added a number of new houses to be visited. One of them is the Hôtel Frison, the only Victor Horta house in the Sablon. The new owner Nupur Tron Chowdhry is busy restoring the house and she tells us about the connections between the house and the culture of India and her plans for cross cultural exchange. Banad: Three weekends in March. Hôtel Frison open 17 & 18 March, includes photo exhibition The Maharanis.
St Patrick's Day: Irish ambassador Helena Nolan
Cinquantenaire park was than usual this Sunday afternoon as Belgium GAA put on their big St Patrick's Day party. Last autumn, Helena Nolan presented her credentials to King Philippe of Belgium and became Ireland’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium. She replaced Eamonn Mac Aodh who held the position since March 2012. Leaving her job as Director of Disarmament and Non-proliferation in the Department of Foreign Affairs in Ireland, Ambassador Nolan spoke to The Bulletin about her new role and her future in Belgium.
Brussels is offering people in the city a unique and free experience this month, a short up-close-and-personal live classical music performance in a transparent box just big enough to fit a grand piano and three people. Barely 15m² and constructed entirely out of glass, the smallest concert hall in the world is the brainchild of the annual classical music Klarafestival, taking place in Brussels and Flanders until 30 March. Sophie Detremmerie, managing director at Klarafestival, explains all.