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Accessible Art Fair
The Accessible Art Fair celebrates its 10th anniversary this year - with a special venue: the Jewish Museum in Brussels (22-25 September). Founder Stephanie Manasseh explains how the fair has grown from a small expat event to a bigger international affair, and what its aim is.
The Brussels Greeters are a group of enthusiastic local based volunteers that enjoy showing off their favorite parts of the city to visitors - for free. There are over 100 such volunteers in Brussels, who are part of the wider international Greeter network, who take tourists on tailor made guided trips, allowing them to delve into the real atmosphere of their city. Some of these tours have certain themes, such as history, architecture, religion, food - others like to wander off the beaten track to find undiscovered gems. To find out more, Owen Stafford went on a boat ride with the Greeters, which was part of a celebration marking International Greeters day for 2016. He spoke with co-ordinator Allison Oostendorp as well as other greeters who have a passion for presenting the best of Brussels.
Three stories from around Flanders this week with Lisa Bradshaw, editor-in-chief of Flanders Today.
Europe in Brussels part 1: Malta
The island state of Malta celebrates its national day of independence on September 21. Owen Stafford spoke with Brussels-based Maltese national Pia Micallef for a Maltese perspective on life in Brussels. He also spoke with General Consul of the Embassy of Malta in Belgium, Stefan Muscat, to find out more about the Maltese presence here in Belgium and what events are planned during the upcoming Maltese presidency of the EU starting in January 2017.
(Not) My Paradise: Sachli Gholamalizad at KVS
At the age of five Sachli Gholamalizad left her native Iran with her family for the suburbs of Antwerp. Her search for her roots formed her development as the celebrated creator of "documentary theatre." Her latest production (Not) My Paradise is a one woman show that begins at her grandparents' night club on the shores of the Caspian Sea and takes us on a journey through the joys and ills of family relations and the fracture between East and West reflected in the sometimes conflicting memories of her parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.