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VUB’s fully adaptable accommodation space a first in Europe

Th e Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) has unveiled the Circular Retrofit Lab, a fancy name for a simple concept – renovating using only reusable materials. Eight student rooms on its campus in Etterbeek have been outfitted with materials that can be removed, changed and reused – even in other...

Belgium number two in Europe for LGBT+ quality of life

In the run-up to the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on Friday, Ilga Europe has published its Rainbow Index. Belgium repeats its performance as the second-best place out of 49 European countries for quality of life for the LGBT+ community. Malta again came in first...

House for rent Auderghem

Fully renovated 115m2 house + private parking In Auderghem Rouge CloitreBright three stories house Located in a condominium avenue Walckiers, a one-way calm street, perpendicular to Chaussée de Wavre, close to the Parc of Rouge Cloitre, 5 minutes walking to the metro Herman-Debroux, quick access to the city center. It consists of a fully equipped kitchen with access to a terrace, living room/dining room on the ground floor, two bedrooms and a bathroom with bathroom and separate toilets on the first floor, big bedroom and bathroom on the second floor. + common courtyard with a private parkin

Belgian sparkling wine beats champagne to win top award

A Belgian sparkling wine has surprised judges by beating a range of French champagnes to win a top award at a world wine competition in Brussels. The 2014 Cuvée Prestige from Chant d'Éole in Guévy was named this year's "revelation" at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. It is the first time in the...

3D pedestrian crossings aim to slow drivers down

Three-dimensional zebra crossings are being painted on several roads in Flanders, in an experiment to see whether they make drivers slow down. The trompe l'oeil design was first tested out in Schaerbeek in 2017, and was inspired by an initiative in Iceland. The Flemish roads agency AWV has now...

Bach concert - La Chapelle des Minimes

At Ascension, after Easter but before Pentecost, Bach had climbed to nearly the summit of his liturgical year´s musical celebrations. With their trumpets and timpani, our two cantatas are nearly bursting with joy; add flutes and oboes and we can hear the birds and smell the flowers. Spring is finally here!

 

Despite rise of shopping centres, Brussels residents loyal to downtown

Location, location, location. That’s what a new study on shopping habits among Brussels residents amounts to. A large majority – 87% – of purchases, from groceries to shoes to sofas, are carried out in the region itself. Most of the rest happen just over the border, in towns like Zaventem and...

Seminar Art Portrait Photography

Trains severely delayed after Brussels North fire

Trains through Brussels were severely delayed on Tuesday - and some services will continue to be affected on Wednesday - after a lineside fire in an electricity box outside North Station. The fire broke out at about 6.30 on Tuesday morning, prompting a power cut. No trains ran between North and...

First Aid for Parents by BCT asbl

A three-hour session covering choking, basic life support and common first aid scenarios.

For parents and carers of babies and children (age 0-12) with the aim of providing plenty of opportunity to practice new skills and promoting the confidence to use them.

Classes are being facilitated by BCT member and certified First Aid Instructor Kate Ellwood.

Cost: 25€ BCT members; 35€ non-members. Everyone welcome!

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