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The Bulletin weekly podcast: 11 January

22:17 09/01/2021

In our regular weekly podcast, we meet the people and visit the places that make Belgium special.

This week:

  • Washington DC unrest: A local response to the attack on the Capitol by Trump supporters
  • Wooden figures bursting with personality on show in Brussels
  • Patatak opens in central Brussels, showing how Belgian fries should be done
  • Plus our pick of events for the coming week

Listen to the full podcast here (24 minutes):

Washington DC unrest: A view from Democrats Abroad Belgium

Headlines around the world were dominated this week by the protest in Washington, DC, which saw Trump supporters storming the Capitol building, home to the Senate and House of Representatives that make up Congress. After the extraordinary scenes in Washington DC this week, our guest on The Bulletin radio on Friday was Onelica Andrade, from Democrats Abroad Belgium.

1,000 Petits Bonhommes

Maybe you saw them pop up on social media: Those quintessential little wooden mannequins creatively transformed – sometimes with props – into sculptures bursting with personality. They were made by artists in support of Infirmiers de Rue, an organisation providing medical care to the homeless. And now you can see them all together at the exhibition 1,000 Petits Bonshommes at Halles Saint-Géry. The venue's co-director Tine Dupré explains more.

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Written by The Bulletin