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Deborah O’Donoghue is a British-Irish writer who has lived in the UK, France and Belgium. She has travelled all over the world and worked in car body repairs, in the best fish ‘n’ chip shop in Brighton, and been a gopher in a comedy club, as well as a teacher. She’s a past winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Short Story Prize. Her début novel, Sea of Bones, was published by Legend Press in 2019 and comes out in Germany in 2021. Follow Deborah on Twitter and Instagram.

30 October 2023

City of Brussels to crack down on Airbnb after legal win

Brussels has won a court challenge over its plan to regulate its tourist accommodation offer, by cracking down on Airbnb landlords. Authorities in the European capital […]
26 October 2023

Brussels ‘Madame Moustache’ rises from the dead for one Halloween night

When it comes to Brussels institutions, you could of course talk about Manneken Pis or the Atomium, but for many inhabitants of the Belgian Capital, Madame […]
26 October 2023

Hope through ‘Something Beautiful’

On Friday, the 20th of October, Something Beautiful, the festival of visual art and poetry, opened in LaVallée in Molenbeek with the unforgettable chorale Equinox de […]
24 October 2023

25 restaurants take part in Belgium’s first “meat-free week”

This week, Belgium becomes the second country in Europe to join the “meat-free week” movement, an initiative aimed at persuading people to reduce their meat as […]
23 October 2023

“Rare and Indispensable” Flemish Masterpieces form exceptional show at Antwerp’s MAS

Antwerp’s MAS Museum (Museum aan de Stroom, or Museum on the Stream), is set to open a new show at the end of the month: Rare […]
20 October 2023

33 Brussels museums stay open past midnight for Museum Night Fever this Saturday

Museum Night Fever is back in Brussels this weekend, with 33 museums opening their doors on the night of 21 October. Museum Night Fever (MNF) offers […]
18 October 2023

600-year-old painting gets new home and new audience at M Leuven this autumn

M Leuven presents a radical new look at Dieric Bouts this autumn and winter. With DIERIC BOUTS. Creator of images, the museum is taking the bold […]
18 October 2023

Flanders sounds the alarm over new flight routes to and from Brussels Airport

The latest installment in an ongoing row about Brussels Airport’s flight paths is here, as Flanders invokes a conflict-of-interest procedure over routes it says are unfairly […]
17 October 2023

Is it safe to travel to Brussels right now?

Following a terrorist attack that took place yesterday evening,  killing two Swedes, possibly in town for the Belgium – Sweden football match, Belgium’s Coordination Unit for […]
17 October 2023

Nearly 80 works from Bruegel, Rubens and Rembrandt displayed at Antwerp’s revamped KMSKA

Antwerp’s Museum of Fine Arts [KMSKA] is open again after a major renovation and, to celebrate its new look and 40% bigger space, has put together […]
16 October 2023

6 paths to discover Tervuren on foot

Whether you enjoy a stroll on a crisp autumn morning or a more relaxing promenade on a warm summer afternoon, walking is always a good way […]
13 October 2023

10 spots for enjoying autumn in Ghent

Autumn has long been known as the cozy season. Not quite as hot as the summer, not yet quite as cold as winter. It’s the season […]
12 October 2023

The XL croissant trend is expanding from Paris to Brussels

When it comes to trends, social media is more often than not deciding what’s cool and what’s not these days. Sometimes, what we see online can […]
10 October 2023

Joint Creation: One Plus One Equals Three

Far too often we seek out individual genius, laud their unique creations, forgetting the long line of artistic ancestors who helped create what is too narrowly […]
10 October 2023

‘Small is Beautiful’ exhibition brings miniature magic to Brussels

Brussels is gearing up to host an extraordinary exhibition of miniature art as “Small is Beautiful” prepares to open its doors at Grand Place, starting October […]
9 October 2023

Brussels’ “essential” Magritte Museum re-opens with giant apple on roof

Brussels’ Magritte Museum has opened its doors to the public once more, after a six-month refurbishment. The museum has reopened just ahead of the beloved Belgian […]