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Schuman becomes an open-air bakery for a day

22:29 03/05/2018

Instead of the usual traffic fumes, the Schuman roundabout will smell of fresh bread this Saturday, as the neighbourhood puts on its annual foodie party to coincide with Europe Day when the institutions open their doors to public.

Organisers say this sixth edition of the Fête des Pains will be the biggest yet, with bakers participating from countries such as Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Iran, and Morocco as well as local participants from Belgium and the Schuman neighbourhood itself.

From 10.00 to 21.00 on Saturday there will be live baking demonstrations, bread sculptures, children's activities and plenty of wine, beer and other delicacies.

The bread festival is organised by Schuman Square, a neighbourhood committee created to transform the image of the long-neglected roundabout and bring together local businesses and residents.

Schuman Square president Marion Wolfers said: "All those who are around the roundabout are invited to participate in one way or another.

"This year, for the first time, we are going to bake on the spot - part of the roundabout will be transformed into a huge bakery. We will also have some Chinese bread to mark 2018 year of EU-China tourism."