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Patrick ten Brink is the editor of THE CIRCLE: A BRUSSELS ANTHOLOGY, an anthology comprising works of 34 authors from 19 countries. He has edited and authored several non-fiction books on the environment and published a range of short stories and poems including the forthcoming collection entitled URBAN ENIGMAS, capturing the many elements that make him smile as he cycles through Brussels. He is a Dreamer Creative Writing Haiku competition winner, 2018, and is currently completing a fantasy novel trilogy – THE GUARDIANS OF THE TIDES

26 April 2023

Political art with a powerful heart

The first time I saw William Kentridge’s work – at the LaM (Modern Art Museum) in Lille in 2020 – I was blown away, so I […]
25 April 2023

Antwerp’s brand new Baroque Influencers Festival to run until November 2023

Antwerp’s brand new Baroque Influencers festival will run until November of this year. It comprises a series of exhibitions, baroque music concerts, a lecture series featuring […]
24 April 2023

Master plan for Brussels’ Cinquantenaire Park transformation revealed

On 1 April 2022, the Belgian federal government approved the redevelopment plan of the Cinquantenaire Park in Brussels with the ambitions of turning it into a […]
23 April 2023

Belgium to increase train services in Flemish Brabant

On Friday April 21st, Belgium’s national railway company, SCNB/NMBS, announced that train service in Flemish Brabant will be expanded in the coming years, including on weekends […]
21 April 2023

5 places to go and pick your own flowers in Belgium

Whether you’re living in the city or in the countryside, you can’t have missed the beginning of spring. Everywhere you look, there’s at least one little […]
20 April 2023

Brussels’ legendary Astoria hotel to reopen in the summer of 2024 after 17 years

Abandoned since 2007, the prestigious Astoria hotel will be brought to life and it is set to reopen in the summer of 2024, under the management […]
20 April 2023

Hyacinth Festival in Hallerbos now open to visitors

On Saturday April 16th, the Hyacinth Festival in Hallerbos or Halle forest officially opened to visitors. Every year, the hyacinths’ blooming attracts thousands of visitors, some […]
18 April 2023

3 new hotels in Belgium worth trying

Things are changing so fast in this world that sometimes, it can be a challenge just to keep up with things. Ever noticed that when you’ve […]
17 April 2023

Iris Festival returns to Brussels in May

On the 6th and 7th of May, the Brussels-Capital Region celebrates its 34th anniversary with the Iris Festival. A long array of events and activities await […]
14 April 2023

Brussels Airport Marathon and Half Marathon kicks-off on 1 October

On Sunday 1 October, runners will take over Brussels once again. The 18th edition of the Brussels Airport Marathon & Half Marathon will start right in […]
13 April 2023

Belgian bakery chain to start selling cannabis bread

As far as food staples go, bread might well be the number one. Versatile as it is, you can just as well eat it for breakfast […]
12 April 2023

Villers Abbey, a must-visit Wallonian treasure for sunny days

If you’re looking for the perfect way to enjoy the spring sunshine, why not heed the call of Walloon Brabant’s great parks? From chateaux nestled in […]
11 April 2023

Citizens call for investigation into health risks near Brussels Airport

The Flemish Federation for a Better Environment (Bond Beter Leefmilieu) and citizen movements around Brussels Airport are calling on Flemish Environment minister Zuhal Demir to investigate […]
11 April 2023

Flanders promotes its castles and gardens through new cultural project

This summer, Visit Flanders is launching a cultural project aimed at showcasing the region’s castle and garden estates. The project ‘Stories Untold’ will debut on 1 […]
10 April 2023

Flanders promises cycling “murder strips” will disappear

Hot on the heels of new cycling infrastructure recommendations introduced last year, Flanders is further updating its cycling policies with a safety-first approach and yearly spending […]
10 April 2023

Kazakhstan’s Sounds of Turan blows the roof off at Bozar

Sounds of Turan at Bozar Palais de Fine Arts last Friday in Brussels brought the thunder and beauty of Kazakh music to the heart of Europe. […]
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