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Send a message via loudspeaker with Voices of Brussels

16:25 14/04/2020

Missing someone during quarantine and want to tell them with a special message? Public transport service Stib invites you to create a recording as part of Voices of Brussels.

Yes, we can all make video calls, but Stib is offering a surprise for your sweetheart, mum, bestie or anyone else you can’t share a space with until … well, who knows. It invites you to record a message, which it will then transmit through a loudspeaker in the recipient’s street.

A Voices of Brussels bus will be travelling through the capital delivering residents’ messages at high volumes in front of homes or workplaces. They’ll even deliver a message to the hospital parking lot of your favourite health-care worker.

It does need to be a personal message, though, to one person – not, for instance, to a whole workplace or hospital. Don’t hesitate to sing, recite poetry, slam or use any other verbal way of relating your message.

Don’t be mean

The Voices of Brussels electric bus will ride out on 16, 17, 21, 22 and 24 April between 17.00 and 20.00. Stib will try to deliver all the messages, but it will have to be selective if there are too many.

It offers some guidelines to give your message the best possible chance, including ‘don’t be mean’, ‘limit the length of your message’ and provide an address within one of the 19 municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region.

Message-senders need to use Facebook Messenger to record and send the messages. Full details can be found on Stib’s website.

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Written by Lisa Bradshaw