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.

22 May 2023

Over 150,000 visitors celebrate love, equality and the right to protest at Brussels Pride

Brussels Pride last weekend welcomed over 150,000 attendees and was supported by dozens of organisations and artists.  Styled “The Belgian and European Pride”, it took place […]
15 May 2023

Brussels Pride to take place in Brussels on 20 May

On Saturday May 20th, Brussels Pride – The Belgian & European Pride will once again put the LGBTQIA+ community in the spotlight and decorate the streets […]
12 May 2023

Jump into Ghent’s 2023 jazz extravaganza

Jazz fans mark up your calendars now because jazz epicentre Ghent is serving up a series of exceptional musical treats during 2023 that could prove to […]
10 May 2023

28th edition of Kunstenfestivaldesarts to take place in Brussels

From the 11th of May to the 3rd of June, the 28th edition of Kunstenfestivaldesarts will take place in different locations across Brussels. The festival celebrates […]
21 April 2023

9th edition of the Best of Portugal returns to Brussels on 17-18 June

The 9th edition of the Best of Portugal will take place at the Cinquentenaire Park in Brussels on the 17th and 18th of June. Organized by […]
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 […]
21 March 2023

Anarchic joy as Brussels’ ‘Carnaval Sauvage’ puts real estate agents on trial

Brussels’ ‘Carnaval Sauvage’ or ‘Wild Carnival’ took place this weekend, bringing together a crowd of masked anarchic revellers in the city centre. Designed to be ‘ungovernable’ […]
15 March 2023

Dozens of international writers arrive in Brussels for the Passa Porta Festival

This spring the eyes of world literature will be set in Brussels. From the 22nd to the 24th March, 2023, the 9th edition of the Passa […]
15 February 2023

Four-day festival honours novelist Georges Simenon in Liège this spring

Georges Simenon was one of the most popular authors of the 20th century. Born in 1903 in the Belgian city of Liège, he published around 400 […]
6 February 2023

Carnival of Torres Vedras returns for its 100th anniversary

After a two-year break due to the pandemic, Portugal’s Carnival of Torres Vedras is about to get back to the streets. “100 Years of the Carnival […]
24 January 2023

Bright Festival returns to Brussels in February

From the 16th to the 19th of February, Bright Festival will fill Brussels with light. The festival’s program consists of three routes through several Brussels quarters […]
3 November 2022

Winter Wonders will be back in Brussels from 25 November

The 21st edition of Brussels’ Winter Wonders (Plaisirs d’Hiver) will take place from November 25th, 2022 to January 1st, 2023. According to the publication “Best Christmas […]
10 October 2022

10th Korean Film Festival in Brussels comes to an end

The 10th edition of the Korean Film Festival in Brussels came to an end on Friday, 7 September, with the screening of the film Hommage at […]
28 September 2022

10th edition of the Korean Film Festival in Brussels

The Korean Film Festival is back in Brussels with a 10th edition full of surprises. From September 29th to October 7th, eighteen classic and unreleased films […]
27 September 2022

Lightopia. Europe’s largest light festival comes to Belgium for first edition outside UK

Lightopia Festival, Europe’s biggest lantern and light festival is coming to Belgium this winter. From November 18th to January 8th 2023 at the Château de Grand-Bigard […]
21 September 2022

Oktoberfest returns after a two-year pause due to the pandemic

On Saturday September 17th, the world’s most popular beer festival, Oktoberfest, opened its doors to visitors in Munich, Germany, after being canceled for two years due […]
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