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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.

31 August 2022

Design treasures in Helsinki

It’s nearly impossible to take a step in Helsinki without feeling like you’re on a design treasure hunt – and you’re winning. From the secret symbolism […]
26 August 2022

Rubens House in Antwerp is about to get a new garden and you can help plant it

This autumn, work will commence on the new garden of the Rubens House in Antwerp. A new museum gallery, albeit one without a ceiling, is set […]
2 August 2022

Barcelona as you have never seen it before

I was in Barcelona last month and was privileged to see this extraordinary and eye-opening new visitor experience in the heart of Barcelona. The Torre Glòries […]
1 August 2022

Pelješac Bridge is the new tourist attraction promoting the south of Croatia

On 26 July, the Pelješac Bridge was inaugurated in Croatia. It is one of the biggest EU-funded projects in the EU and the biggest one in […]
22 July 2022

Ukrainian art exhibition housed at Brussels Art and History Museum this summer

Sometime before the war started, an exhibition was curated to be displayed at the KunstCentret Silkeborg in Denmark. On 29 January, it opened its doors, letting […]
21 July 2022

Tutankhamun’s legend and treasures have arrived in Brussels

An exceptional exhibition on Tutankhamun, the legendary Egyptian pharaoh, is welcoming visitors from July 20 at the Tour & Taxis in Brussels. The exhibition celebrates the […]
19 July 2022

Van Gogh self-portrait discovered on the back of “Portrait of a Peasant Girl”

A hidden self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh, with his ear intact, was found behind another canvas by the Dutch painter, the National Galleries Scotland in Edinburgh […]
7 July 2022

Works on the Eiffel Tower spark divided opinions

Completed in 1889 for the Paris World Fair, the Eiffel Tower is one of the city’s and indeed France‘s most well-known landmarks. At 324 m tall, […]
5 July 2022

Leading a ‘new wave’ for Bruges’ art scene with Otobong Nkanga

Renowned artist Otobong Nkanga has come to Bruges this summer, creating an ‘exhibition landscape’ in the heart of the ancient city. Underneath the Shade We Lay […]
1 July 2022

Birmingham is giving its bus stops an artistic new outlook

When we think of the city of Birmingham nowadays, chances are many of us immediately get the image of ‘Peaky Blinders’ in our heads. It’s definitely […]
23 June 2022

Does the phallus make the man? A must-visit 2022 exhibition in Ghent

Specially commended during European Museum of the Year Award 2022, Ghent University Museum (GUM) is a new science museum pleasantly situated at the heart of the […]
21 June 2022

New diamond-shape bar hanging over a canyon inaugurated in Georgia

On June 14th, a 240-meter-long glass bridge with a diamond-shaped bar suspended in the center was inaugurated at Dashbashi Canyon, in Georgia, in the presence of […]
24 May 2022

A church in Brussels to be transformed into a climbing hall

From 2023, a church in Brussels will be transformed into a climbing hall. Located in the municipality of Forest, in the Brussels Region, the Church of […]
18 May 2022

‘Sorry, Not Sorry’ street art festival is back in Ghent

Art lovers will already know that Ghent has a world-class arts scene and this year is no exception. Just an hour from Brussels, easily accessible by […]
16 May 2022

Brussels Art Nouveau gem for sale starting at €1.8 million

An Art Nouveau gem in Brussels has recently been listed for sale by Sotheby’s International Realty Belgium and bidding starts at €1.8 million. Offers must be […]
9 May 2022

Celebrating Helsinki’s unique design and architectural landscape

For the fans of Nordic design, 2022 might be an ideal year to visit Helsinki, as the city celebrates its 10th anniversary of being named the […]
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