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FESTIVITIES CALENDAR

 

Patrimonial visits
from 29/11 to 03/01/15

"Discover the Vismet and Sainte-Catherine neighbourhood in its festive Christmas splendor"
 
visit.brussels offers guided tours on foot to explore the district of Vismet and Sainte-Catherine with plenty of Christmas cheer. A lovely neighbourhood where all the city’s history comes together to put Brussels on the world map. This area is also known for its “béguinage”, which was home to a community of women that led the way in terms of the emancipation of women.
 
Timings :
 
- Thursday at 6pm: in French or in Dutch : the 04/12, 18/12 and 01/01 : in French & the 11/12 and 25/12 : in Dutch.
- Saturday at 2pm : 1 departure in French and 1 departure in Dutch
- Saturday at 3.30 pm: 1 departure in French and 1 departure in English

Valid from 29 November until 4 January inclusive (so 29/11, 4/12, 6/12, 11/12, 13/12, 18/12, 20/12, 25/12, 27/12, 01/01 and 3/01)

Price : 6€
 
Guided tours on demand for groups (25 people max, any day)
 
Duration : 1h or 3h
Price : from 114€
Reservation : c.raymond@visitbrussels.be
 
Points of sales :
Online booking --> visitbrussels.be 
 
 
 
 

Mister Emma Art Loft 
From 05.11.14 – 04.01.2015

This year, the misteremma.com website celebrates its tenth birthday. On this occasion, Mister Emma will take his quarters at the Monnaie Centre until 4 January 2015 where he will offer a unique, novel universe that falls into the programming of the Christmas festivities.
He invites you in his 1000 square meters apartment (sic) and artists' workshop, comprising several booths occupied by various cultural players, such as Belgian record labels, designers, fashion designers, painters and photographers, publishing houses : more than 30 happenings are already on the agenda.
Apart from these punctual encounters, permanent exhibitions will take place. Painting workshops, as well as artistic after work parties will be on offer.
Mister Emma Art Loft – Centre Monnaie, 1000 Brussels / Emma Loft : Fossé au Loups 5
Artist studio : Bd Anspach 8
Opening hours : from 1pm till 6pm – During performances open at night (see programme). Closed on Sundays.
 
Info : www.misteremma.com

 
 

Exhibition “Emilio LÓPEZ-MENCHERO – Esther FERRER” 
04/12/2014 - 4/01/2015

Centrale for contemporary ar
First monographic exhibit dedicated to the multifaceted Brussels-based artist who stands out by his performances in the city and urban integrations.
This exceptional exhibition of these two Spanish artists for whom art is political, a space of freedom faced to diktats.
CENTRALE for contemporary art - Place Sainte-Catherine 44, 1000 Brussels.
From Wednesdays to Sundays - from 10.30am to 6pm / Adults: € 5
Info: www.centrale-art.be

 
 

Shanti! Shanti! ft Inyangé & 3BS
17/12/2014 

The Brussels children’s collective Shanti! Shanti! is presenting a joint performance with a group of children from the Rwandan dance troupe Inyangé and the unique bass saxophone trio ‘3Bs’. In addition to the many contemporary pieces on the programme, there will be a song by the Lebanese singer Fairouz, one by the 16th century composer Thomas Morley, and a number of playful traditional songs. Take the sparkling rhythms, the clattering notes, the buzzing saxophones and the pure voices, add the Rwandan dances and the moves put together by the children with choreographer Karin Vyncke and you have all the ingredients for an original concert that will warm the heart!
A collaborative project by the city’s Department of Culture and ‘Noel dans la Cité'. A MET-X production in collaboration with Festival Van Vlaanderen Brussel.
Grand-Place - from 19:00 to 20:00

 
 

La Bellone fait le Mur! - Hidden Treasure
Exhibition from Friday 19.12.2014 to 03.01.2015 – Opens on thursday 18.12.2014

Going beyond a mere exhibition, the organisers have decided to stage the artistic projects as a playful course inspired by the atmosphere created by the Winter Wonders. It’s the perfect occasion to show visitors a wide palette of talents through various contemporary disciplines: installations, illustration, video mapping... Concerts, shows and workshops will pace the event. An encounter at the heart of festive season that won't let anyone cold.
La Bellone - rue de Flandre 46, 1000 Brussels
Contacts - info@labellonefaitlemur.be - Yamina El Atlassi, Olivier Goldstein, Barbara Coeckelberghs
http://www.labellonefaitlemur.be/
 
 
 

Ball on the Grand-Place 
Friday 19.12.2014

This moment of grace gathers around 100 couples of every level swinging and circling around and around on the paving of the Grand-Place to the sound of the most beautiful waltzes.
On Friday 19 December at 20:00, two waltz sessions will be organised in collaboration with the Belgian Waltz Committee, alternately with the light and sound show.
Whilst there is no dress code, ladies are advised to dress warmly and to take a long, full skirt or dress.
Contact : Raphaël de Witte - 0472/91.75.38
 
 
 

The Make a Wish tradition
20-21.12.2014

The South Belgium Make-A-Wish charity fulfils the wishes of severely ill children whose life is threatened by disease to bring them hope, strength and joy. Following the tradition and on the eve of its 25th birthday, Make-A-Wish will be at the foot of the impressive Christmas tree on the Grand-Place. Next 20 and 21 December, by buying a magical star on which you will write one of your wishes, dreams or ambitions, your generosity will contribute to realising one of the dreams of a little prince or princess whose life sorely lacks one of the many gifts that we take for granted.
 
 
 

WINTER WONDERS FOR INFANTS & TODDLERS

Within the framework of Winter Wonders, we present the ‘Infants and Toddlers Wonders’: afternoon activities for the whole family aimed at children from 0-6 under the supervision of early childhood professionals.
All these moments aim at helping your children discover new sensations and trigger exchanges between the various families present at the Early Childhood Section.
To guarantee the quality of our activities in a relaxed atmosphere, please register with the Early Childhood Department of the City of Brussels. Info and booking: 02 279 36 32 _ petite.enfance-het.jonge.kind@brucity.be
 
Antenne de la Petite Enfance, Place Sainte-Catherine 17-18, 1000 Brussels.
 
 
 

Musical Saturdays

Each Saturday, strolling choirs and music groups will warm up the paths of the course and visitors with their varied repertoires: the Chorale Polyfolies, le Magic Christmas Jazz Band, le Tijuana Dixie Dan Band, le Southern Brussels Concert Band, le Brussels American Choir and many, many more!
Schedule, places and dates to be confirmed.
 
 
 

Concertini on the ice rink
every Friday afternoon

Within the magical setting of the Grand Foyer, the Monnaie opera house hosts Concertini every Friday afternoon: 45 minutes of chamber music related to the operas, concerts and recitals on the season's programme. In partnership with the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, the Winter Wonders will broadcast the concertini on the Place de la Monnaie and the Ice Rink live. Lovers of chamber music: come and enjoy these wonderful lunchtime concerts or still, dance on your skates to the delightful music.

Info : Every Friday from 12.30pm till 1.30 pm
28.11 : “Bach meets Bach”: Compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, Jan Bach & Witold Lutoslawski
05.12: Compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Anton Reicha & Franz Danzi
12.12: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Divertimento Es-Dur für Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV.563 (1788)
19.12. : Christmas concert, melodies by H. Wolf, M. Musorgsky, Cl. Debussy
  

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