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Stella Vestmann from Iceland on her guided walks in Belgium

After moving to Belgium we received a lot of visits from family and friends, and I would take them downtown to see the city. Since following my husband here, I had been trying to figure out what I wanted to do. A friend pointed out that since I enjoy telling stories and sharing my knowledge, maybe...

First bachelor in data science to launch at VUB

Starting in the 2020-21 academic year, students at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) can choose to enrol in a bachelor degree programme in maths and data science. VUB is the first Flemish university to include data science in its maths programme. The new diploma is being launched as a response...

Shoot to thrill: Liège cinematographer scoops MTV award for Beyoncé collaboration

The MTV music video award for Best Cinematography this year went to Liège-born cinematographer Benoît Debie , for his work on the video for Apeshit by The Carters – the duo that is Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Debie is no stranger to the stars. He has worked on music videos for Rihanna and John Legend, and...

Indian flight attendant seeking mysterious man who helped her

The Indian flight attendant Nidhi Chaphekar, who was made famous in a photo that went around the world after the terrorist attacks on Brussels Airport in 2016, continues to seek the man who she says saved her life following the explosion. A few rescue workers attended to Chaphekar ( pictured left...

Belgian Modern Art and Tribal Art

Schiller Art Gallery is extending its pop-up store in the Sablon until end October 2019

With artworks of Jo Delahaut, Luis Moyano, Jean Rets, Mark Verstokt, René Guiette, Jean Milo, Kurt Lewy, Guy Vandenbranden … and Tribal Art.

Bad weather dampens turnout for Brussels marathon

Fifteen-thousand participants were expected to run the Brussels Airport Marathon & Half Marathon. Instead, only 7,500 runners showed up on Sunday. The weather forecast, which gave rain showers in the morning, appears to have discouraged many runners from participating in the competition. “There...

Residents organise neighbourhood clean-up in Molenbeek

Three dozen residents spent their Sunday afternoon picking up litter in the area around the Brussels canal, a part of Molenbeek known as the Maritime quarter. The event was organised by the Brussels citizen initiative “Les voisins maritimes” (The maritime neighbours). After Wake-up - Clean up, it’s...

Night train from Brussels to Vienna from next January

An overnight train service from Brussels to Vienna is set to launch in the new year, Austria's state railway operator ÖBB has revealed. The firm's chairman, Andreas Matthä, made the announcement in an interview with an Austrian daily newspaper on Saturday. On the same day, ÖBB posted a photo of the...

34,000 origami cranes dumped in front of prime minister’s office

How long would it take you to make an origami crane? Imagine the collective hours, then, that went into making nearly 34,000 of them. Over the last few months, people across Flanders made a total of 33,842 cranes using the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. The colourful flock was then...

The Bulletin on Bruzz: 6 October

Artonov The Artonov Festival (7-13 October) combines unique architecture with culinary arts, music, dance and visual arts. With this fifth edition they have widened the array of architectural styles and brought in more contemporary music. Artistic director Vincenzo Casale describes two of the 12...

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