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Europe in Brussels: Spain
Spain celebrates its national day on 12 October. We ask Spanish expats for their advice on where to find Spanish culture and food in Brussels, plus we find out about the Instituto Cervantes’ year-long events marking 400 years since the famous writer’s death.
Team Jake: De Eglantier
When Colm O'Brien and his wife Mairead lost their severely disabled son Jake in June, they wanted to give something back to the care home where Jake spent the last two years of his life. 42 runners are taking part in the Ekiden Run, a relay marathon, next Sunday to raise much-needed funds for De Eglantier, in Leefdaal.
German expat Claudia Kaiser has been in Brussels for nine years. Originally posted to Brussels by multi-national Bayer, five years ago after an 11-year stint with the company she decided to follow her dream of being her own boss and working in a field that was close to her heart: nutrition with a holistic approach to health. She tells us why she decided to stay in Brussels to accomplish this and what it is she provides her clients.
A new mural for an international Brussels neighbourhood
Comic book artist Brecht Evens was chosen by Brussels to paint a very large mural nearby the Papenvest social housing buildings in central Brussels. It's a community of people from four continents and many of them were on hand when Brecht showed his model for the mural. Members of the neighbourhood were asked to review the drawing and make suggestions. Alderwoman Ans Persoons talked about the project and Brecht tells us what inspired him. He also spoke about his latest comic book Panther which is being published in English by Drawn & Quarterly.
The Ghent Film Festival, more cultural funding and the reopening of an Antwerp museum dedicated to printing. The latest stories from Lisa Bradshaw, editor-in-chief of Flanders Today. Audio to follow shortly…