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Saint-Gilles covers illegal billboards with see-through foil

Saint-Gilles officials have covered up a series of digital billboards put up by the JC Decaux advertisement firm. Alderwoman Catherine Morenville said that the advertising company had installed digital billboards at four locations in the commune without the required permit from the Brussels-Capital...

2,500 cannabis plants discovered at multiple locations in Brussels

Brussels police discovered more than 2,500 cannabis plants at seven illegal plantations in Brussels and Flanders. Police made 15 arrests and confiscated more than 2,500 cannabis plants as well as several cars, a large, undisclosed sum of money and 14 kilograms of ready-to-be-used cannabis. The...

New Facebook guide shows Brussels through the eyes of locals

Facebook has launched its first guide to Brussels created by the site’s community groups. The paper and online guide has been produced with tourism agency Visit Brussels. Brussels Community City Guide , available in either English or a bilingual Dutch-French edition, contains tips on speaking the...

Holiday Concert : Young-Chang Cho plays Beethoven and Brahms

We are excited to invite legendary Korean cellist, Young-Chang Cho and duo partner Michael Hauber to Brussels for their BCS artist residency. Join us on 21 December and add some cello festivities to your winter holidays!

*HOLIDAY SPECIAL* One free holiday drink offered by BCS during the intermission for each adult ticket holder!

TICKETS: youngchangcho.eventbrite.com

City of Brussels to renew collaboration efforts with Kinshasa

The City of Brussels is to renew cooperation ties with the Congelese capital of Kinshasa at the cultural, economic and administrative level, a senior Brussels official has said. “We want to involve the Congolese diaspora, especially in Brussels, in the preparation process for the visit,” Brussels...

VUB ends partnership with Confucius Institute

The Free University of Brussels (VUB) has announced that it will cease collaborating with a local branch of the Chinese Confucius Institute from next year onward. The university’s board of directors decided on Tuesday that the current collaboration agreement with the Confucius Institute would not...

Flanders releases Climate Plan with 350 measures

The government of Flanders has produced its Climate Plan, setting out measures the region will take to address the climate crisis over the next 10 years. It contains some 350 measures intended to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, including shifting energy production towards cleaner sources and...

Live like a local: 10 tips to help you feel more at home in Brussels

1. Learn the languages

Additional €300,000 in cultural funding from Brussels-City

Brussels-City has allocated an extra €300,000 in funding to culture in the wake of the Flemish government’s budget cuts. Flanders’ regional government announced last month that it was cutting funding of cultural institutions by 3% and of cultural projects by 60%. Both sets of cuts affect Brussels:...

Party and protest with Keith Haring at Bozar

Keith Haring’s style is instantly recognisable, a bright, hyperactive descendant of Pop Art that helped define the New York scene of the 1980s. Recurrent figures in his work, such as dancing men, radiant babies and barking dogs, became icons representing the Big Apple’s hedonistic urban lifestyle...

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