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Created for Brussels European Capital of Culture in 2000, the Zinneke Parade has become a mainstay of the city's cultural landscape. Every two years two dozen Zinnodes (think of the Krewes of New Orleans' Mardi Gras) rally around a theme (after such themes as Water, Disorder and Temptation, this year's theme was Fragility) and create an unforgettable, entrancing, striking and magical spectacle that combines elements of Belgium's very rich carnival folklore with a contemporary multicultural twist. The participants are of all ages, all ethnicities, and all walks of life. We hear from a Syrian newly arrived in Belgium, a long time English expat and a native-born Belgian.
Live Comedy Festival
Jimmy Carr, Reginald D Hunter, Nina Conti and more... The second edition of the Live Comedy Festival in Antwerp and Brussels is not to be missed. Organiser Tom Bertels shares some of this year's highlights
Parcours d'Artistes Saint-Gilles/Forest
Started in 1988, the biennial Parcours d'Artistes of Saint-Gilles has now been joined by Forest and consists this year of 430 artists. Not only does this artists' itinerary allow the public to enter the studios of the participants but this year a special emphasis has been put on the place of art and the artist in public spaces. Dewi Brunet, French expat living in Brussels is one of the artists invited to produce a public space project.
On Tuesday 24 May the best and brightest of Europe's innovators will be converging on The Square in downtown Brussels, which will be play host to the first ever ‘Makerstown’ event. This will see up to 50 young start-up entrepreneurs, or "makers" showcasing the latest, most innovative and ingenious inventions, from the areas of 3D printing, technology, manufacturing, fashion, and vehicles. There will also be panel discussions including EU Commissioners, MEPs and Business and Start up experts, debating the challenges and solutions concerning innovators in today's EU. Here Owen Stafford speaks with Ioana Lung of the Wilfred Martens Centre, who along with youth lobby organisation Think Young are co-organising the Makerstown event.
Project Room: Calling all young artists
La Forest Divonne Project Room Brussels is a showcase for young artists. Jean de Malherbe wants to offer them a chance at exposure. If you would like to present yourself as the next Project Room artist: http://www.galerielaforestdivonne.fr/en