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What to do in Brussels: our cultural selection of the week

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Isabelle de Borchgrave - FREE SPIRIT - Plisse Grenade / 182x112cm

The days follow one another and look alike...a little too much? Need inspiration for your outings in Brussels? Every week, offers you a selection of cultural nuggets and must-sees (exhibitions, online concerts, virtual tours and other discoveries...) to spice up your everyday life. Whether you are rather conventional or a lover of the unusual, whether for this evening or this weekend, with your family, in a group or as a lover...follow the guide!

exhibition: FREE SPIRIT 

Isabelle de Borchgrave - FREE SPIRIT - Plisse Fabrics - 184x116cm

The works of Isabelle de Borchgrave take us around the world. With Free Spirit, the Brussels-based artist displays the extent of her talent with an unparalleled freedom of spirit. Intensely colourful Japanese screens, dreamy paintings and precious furniture are on display in her studio. When you give the space to speak, small papers become great works of art!

Until 20 June

Price: Free

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Premier Lauréat Piano 2016 Lukas Vondracek (© Bruno Vessiez)

The Queen Elisabeth Competition is a prestigious competition for young pianists, violinists, and singers. It is unique in the world, not only because of its importance and influence, but also because of its difficulty, its eminent jury, its strict rules (a rigid points system excluding any favouritism), and its originality. It is one of the major cultural events of the year in Brussels and in 2021, the spotlight is on pianists.

3 May to 25 June

Free. Opportunity to make a donation

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La Foire du Livre de Bruxelles Foire du Livre (c) Guilyan Pepin - helb

The Foire du Livre (Brussels’ book fair) has been transformed to bring literature to life in all four corners of the capital! Head to a portion of abandoned railway line to talk about railway station novels, stand under the wings of a plane to evoke the Second World War in comics, or walk the streets of Brussels on a fascinating tour with Alain Damasio. 10 days of literary delights in the company of, among others, Adeline Dieudonné, Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt and illustrator Noémie Favart.

6 to 16 May


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