The Bulletin - Brussels in English

The Bulletin - Brussels in English

The best of Belgium, in English. We meet the people and visit the places that make Belgium special. Brought to you by The Bulletin, inspiring Belgium's international community since 1962.

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This week: Three festive events to enjoy in Brussels this winter: the Brussels Snowman, Brussels Carol Concert and Schuman Lights Up. Plus plenty of other events ideas for the coming week.

Nov 27

22 min

Here are two festive events for the international community: a stage version of the beloved story of The Snowman and a concert of Christmas carols by a devoted group of musical expats. Organiser Mary Gow gives all the details.

Nov 27

9 min 30 sec

There’s a warm glow of lights and drinks in a massive tent during Schuman Lights Up. Hosted by Schuman Square, the event features festive lighting on and around Schuman as well as international initiatives inside the tent. Organiser Marion Wolfers explains all.

Nov 27

7 min 27 sec

This week with Alia, Gwendolyn, Niall and Paul: ethical shopping, property pitfalls, expensive rebrands and the price of a swan in our Belgian pub quiz.

Nov 27

38 min 51 sec

This week, we hear from the publisher of the 2022 Brussels Cultural Guide, our spotlight on community associations takes us to the International Study Group - plus WIN tickets to a concert by Korean soprano Sumi Jo at deSingel, Antwerp.

Nov 20

25 min 36 sec

The 2022 edition of the Brussels Cultural Guide is out with a new name, a new format and extended coverage. We spoke with guide publisher Guy de Bellefroid the director of the Fondation pour les Arts, to get all the details. The Guide (€8.50) is available now in most Brussels bookshops, and also in Tasty, Cook & Book and Leopold Café Presse.

Nov 20

2 min 2 sec

The Bulletin welcomes Angela Oestmann and Patricia Raymond from the International Study Group, an association of mainly women of different nationalities living in and around Brussels who organise each month a lecture of a different topic, among other activities. Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, the ISG has published a book on Amazing Women, life stories of women from three different generations.

Nov 20

17 min 16 sec

Our weekly digest of Belgian news and life. This week: police protests, Christmas cheer, Aboriginal art and World Toilet Day.

Nov 20

49 min 9 sec

This week: - Inside Magritte: Immersive multimedia art experience at La Boverie, Liège - Community life: The Arts Society Brussels plans lectures on Surrealist art, the cinema of David Lean and the story of wine - Our top picks of events and activities in Brussels and beyond

Nov 14

20 min 32 sec

In our series on expat groups in Belgium – also broadcast on our community web radio – the Bulletin talks to Muriel Lowe, chairman of The Arts Society Brussels

Nov 13

10 min 56 sec

This week: - Orient Express: Europalia exhibition on the timeless art of travel at Train World - Lick an iPad and meet your dream bot at exhibition on digital desire - Our top picks of events and activities in Brussels and beyond

Nov 6

17 min 19 sec

Inside Magritte is an immersive art experience at La Boverie, Liège, consisting of 360° projections of the Belgian surrealist’s works. It’s a highly-accessible and fun way of exploring the beauty and symbolism of the artist’s universe. Until 6 March.

Nov 6

5 min 6 sec

Would you care to have a kinky conversation with several attractive young women? How about licking the screen of an iPad? Or perhaps you prefer to spin around a dance floor, staring deeply into your lover’s eyes, via your smartphone? It’s all possible at Swipe Right! Data, Dating, Desire. The exhibition is being staged at iMal, the art centre for digital cultures and technology in Molenbeek.

Nov 6

8 min 51 sec

This week: festive Brussels, Union Saint-Gilloise and the Belgian beer you won't find in Belgium.

Nov 5

49 min 23 sec

Two exhibitions opened this week in Brussels that plunge visitors into the history of women dubbed witches. Within walking distance of each other, ULB’s show Witches is staged in the Vanderborght building, while KBR library’s museum hosts Witches: Avant la lettre.

Oct 31

8 min 53 sec

This week: The witching hour: Two exhibitions reveal historical persecution of ‘dangerous’ women COP26 march and rally in Brussels on Sunday calls for action on climate change Half-term holidays: Our top picks of events and activities in Brussels and beyond

Oct 31

16 min 14 sec