10 things to do in Belgium this weekend

Intimate sound sessions in Waterloo, contemporary dance explorations in Ghent and The Word Radio launch party in our very own HQ.

Friday 1st December: The Word Radio Launch Party at The Word Magazine, Brussels

After close to a year of debriefs, talks and hard work, we couldn’t be more proud to see the launch of our online community radio tomorrow. Together with the launch of our recent Superheroes issue, we’re kicking off The Word Radio from our office at 10AM, with festivities starting at 6PM sharp. Have a peek at our newly renovated and furbished studio, and explore the diverse line-up of radio shows whilst being served Remy Martin’s signature cocktail drinks. Come say hi.

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Thursday 30th November: Opening of Marie-José Van Hee, Marie Mees & Cathérine Biasino at MANIERA, Brussels

Yet another exemplar of Brussels’ wealthy abundance of stylish architecture – Marie-José Van Hee, winner of the prestigious International Fellowship by the Royal Institute of British Architects is given the spotlight with her latest works of tranquil and ascetic designs. Find out how furniture can set the right tone of the day.

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Thursday 30th November: Graphic Means film screening at FoMu, Antwerp

It’s been 30 years since the desktop computer revolutionised the way graphic design industry works. FoMu brings to its big screen a documentary which traces the history of graphic design production of the 1950s and ’60s – from linecaster to photo-composition, from paste-up to PDF. Don’t miss out.

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Thursday 30th November: Niveau 4 at Ancienne Belgique, Brussels

Who could ever forget the iconic scene at last year’s edition of Couleur Café, where the main stage saw the gathering of some of our country’s most heavy-hitting, bad-man MC’s? Niveau 4 seemed to embody the spirit of that summer when Belgium’s rap game was on point – and thankfully, that drive is still going strong. Ancienne Belgique will host the second round of Niveau 4, with
 the likes of Zwangere Guy, L’Or du Commun, TheColorGrey, Le 77, Darrell Cole and ISHA; further proving that language barriers don’t actually mean much. Serious stuff.

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Thursday 30th November: KASKLezing – Anne Teresa De Keersmaker in conversation with Frederik Le Roy at KASK, Ghent

Ever sought the meaning behind contemporary dance? KASK presents a lecture unveiling its many layers held appropriately by the notorious Anna Terese De Keersmaker, founder of Rosas dance company in Brussels, engaging in a conversation with Ghent University guest professor Frederik Le Roy. Dip into Anna’s choreography as she intertwines dance and music.

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Thursday 30th November: La Peau de l’Ours presents Made in Germany at Montoro12, Brussels

Italian art gallery Montoro12 recently set up in the capital of Europe – and their freshly appointed director, curator and DROME magazine founder Stefan Pollak is scheming something snazzy with La Peau De L’Ours. A new, Brussels-based platform for young art collectors, they’ve set up Made in Germany: a one-night pop-up exhibition with three young, up-and-coming Berlin-based artists showcasing their work in Brussels for the first time ever. Don’t sleep.

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Thursday 30th November: Between the Lines #4 at Mêle-Pêle Waterloo, Waterloo

Experimental souls are back on the scene for more underground music whirls. Lieven Martens Moana (former Dolphins in the Future) will be showcasing his eclectic range of sounds amassed from his far-flung travels. Have the deepest aquatic experience with Tyhponian Highlife, The World of Shells. Delve into the wondrous world of Antwerp-based Eva Van Deuren’s one-girl project Orphan Fairytale as she prepares us for a hypnotizing and ambient sound universe that will remain ringing in your eyes. Treat yourself.

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Friday 1st December: All_Black_v.07 feat_NADUS at Benelux, Brussels

After the success of the Homeland x ALL_BLACK_ party at Sunset Club, Benelux throws its weekend shindig all the more dusky and devilish. Topping it off with a special guest escorted all the way from New Jersey, Benelux shows off how smooth its club sounds can be. See you there.

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Saturday 2nd December: KABINET Sculpture at LE KABINET, Brussels

Discover how sculpture can be a metaphor of the living, organic and mineral. Showcasing sculptors arriving to Brussels’ dynamic art scene such as Charlotte Gigan, Ernesto Sartori, Simon Dalemans and Lucie Pinier. Get ready this weekend for some fun with clay.

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Saturday 2nd December: Vicuna #24 Grand at Recyclart, Brussels

Going deep, dark and dirty with Recyclart’s strong international DJ line up this Saturday – dig to Kiosk Radio, Dj Akî at Guinguette Royale and Paradise100, Different Fountains, Suzanne Kraft and AAguilAA – and fall into dreamy paradise. End the weekend right.

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