Culture


1 February 2021
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Get ready for the ‘Champs-Elysées of Brussels’

The Avenue de la Toison d’Or and the Boulevard de Waterloo in the city center will be redeveloped to form ‘the Champs-Elysées of Brussels’ as called […]
28 January 2021

Nova Gorica will be the European Capital of Culture 2025

Among the 4 shortlisted Slovenian cities (Ljubljana, Piran, Ptuj and Nova Gorica), Nova Gorica was recommended to become the European Capital of Culture 2025. “Hosting a […]
28 January 2021

Procida: Italy’s Capital of Culture for 2022

The charming and colorful island of Procida, in the Gulf of Naples, has been named Italy’s Capital of Culture for 2022. Procida was the only island […]
28 January 2021

10 Books to Read Before You Visit Brussels

Synonymous with EU power, its centre carved up by the car lobby in the fifties and sixties, Brussels is a European conurbation associated, by many people, […]
27 January 2021

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to launch tourist corridor connecting main pilgrimage sites

As part of their cooperation in the tourism sector, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are launching a new tourist corridor that will connect the main pilgrimage sites of […]
27 January 2021

A new Holocaust Museum inaugurated in Portugal

The first Holocaust museum opened its doors in Portugal’s second largest city, Porto. The event marked a historic moment for Holocaust education in the region. The […]
25 January 2021

Gay men in love: 1850s to 1950s

The 1850s were a difficult time for anyone who was gay. More than 100,000 service men were removed from the army simply because they were homosexuals. […]
23 January 2021

A new way to repurpose the Religious Heritage in Flanders

A blackbird lands on the branch of a pear tree and sings, the notes of its melody reaching the ears of a passerby on Boeveriestraat, perhaps […]
21 January 2021

Six Must-Visit Destinations From Books

  Reading is a way of travelling – a way of expanding our own universe. As George R.R. Martin puts it: ‘A reader lives a thousand […]
19 January 2021

Music festivals with 20 000 people are being held in New Zealand – without masks

Thanks to the strict health measures imposed in 2020, New Zealand has not had new Covid-19 cases of Covid-19 in recent months. Early on in the […]
18 January 2021

The Colosseum will have a retractable floor by 2023

Italy has announced plans to build a retractable floor at the Colosseum in Rome. The government has opened a bid to find a group of engineers […]
18 January 2021

Royal British Legion Brussels history unveiled

Did you know that about 6,000 British servicemen wed Belgian women and settled here after WW2? Or that Princess Margaret’s divorcee lover Peter Townsend was unceremoniously […]
18 January 2021

Celebrating Martin Luther King Day of Service

Each year, the third Monday in January is a Day of Service and federal holiday in the USA, dedicated to the memory and service of Martin […]
14 January 2021

Amélie Nothomb: Belgium’s most eccentric writer?

To get to know Amélie Nothomb is to get know Belgium itself. The writer, like the country, is full of contradictions. Belgium is just a third […]
14 January 2021

5 books that make you want to explore the Amazon

Great books have an incredible ability to transport you; one minute you’re sat on the sofa finding your page, the next you’re exploring a far off […]
13 January 2021

In Sweden, small talk is not everyone’s cup of tea

It may seem like a totally different era, yet there certainly was a time during which we carelessly and enthusiastically travelled the world. A time during […]
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