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The Bulletin radio show on Bruzz: 27 May
Located underneath the famous Atomium, Couleur Cafe features reggae, hip-hop, world music and more. This year, Leon Bridges and Young Thug are on the lineup as well as returners Selah Sue, Milky Chance and Ziggy Marley. With a “Secret Bar” hidden away, a “Namasté Zone” to relax, and over 40 food stalls from around the world, Couleur Cafe is an international music festival right in the heart of Brussels. One of the organisers, Dennis Corbesier, tells us what's new this year.
Indian flower pothole campaign
The story of a Brussels resident planting flowers in potholes has inspired a citizen-led campaign to do the same in five Indian cities. Staff at Radio City in New Delhi invited listeners to get involved after stumbling upon The Bulletin's story about Anton Schuurmans' one-man protest against poor road conditions in the Belgian capital. Radio City producer Ankur Shrivastava explains more.
Brussels International Film Festival
The first edition of the Brussels International Film Festival opens with a Belgian exclusive, a screening of Terry Gilliam’s long awaited movie The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. There will be a national, a European and an international competition of the latest in great movies, the best of the new, and retrospectives and cult movies, the best of the classics. The guest of honour is film icon Claudia Cardinale. Get ready for red carpet glamour, free open-air screenings, live concerts and much more in a relaxed, convivial, fun and festive atmosphere throughout the eleven days of the festival. 20 to 30 June, several venues. Céline Masset, festival co-founder fills us in with help from some immortal cinematic moments.
Over the last few years, the name Dierendonck has become synonymous with the best Belgian butchering. Restaurants such as Vincent, Mauru, La Paix, In de Wulf, The Jane and Pistolet Original proudly let their customers know that they use mostly or only Dierendonck products, and at the new Brussels store on the rue Sainte-Catherine, more often than not, there’s a queue spilling out into the street. We caught up with Hendrik Dierendonck to find out how he does it.