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25 arrested in Kurdish demonstration on Grand-Place

Police arrested 25 Kurdish protestors in the early hours of Sunday morning after they held an unauthorised demonstration in Brussels' Grand-Place and refused to leave. The city's Kurdish community has staged several spontaneous protests in recent weeks against Turkish military action in Afrin in...

Flagey public drinking ban now from midnight

Ixelles has extended its late-night alcohol ban around Place Flagey, banning the consumption of alcoholic drinks in public areas from midnight. The ban first came into force last September and applied from 2.00 to 8.00 every morning, covering the area around Place Sainte-Croix, Rue de Belvédère and...


Magnificient and comfortable furnished apartment 2 rooms 2 bathrooms 110 m2 Rue Jourdan to rent. Hyper situated well to St-Gilles, in recent building, just a step from Goulot Louise (3e floor on 5). Location near the public transportation, the businesses, the restaurants, the cultural life. Very beautiful parquet, double glazing, hyper bright, elevator, current EPC. Load 400 euros +VAT (outbuildings, heating, water, electricity, tv, internet, caretaker). Free immediately.

Bach’s St Matthew’s Passion in pocket form

Around 1860 an ensemble of Belgian musicians founded ‘The Party’ to perform great works of classical music in a small format. In recent years, Hendrickje van Kerckhove, Bart Rodyns, Eliot Lawson and Lode Leire have brought ‘The Party’ back to life. For this concert, Bach-specialist, Bart Rodyns, has arranged arias and chorals from Bach’s Mattheus Passion for a small ensemble of players and BachWerk singers.

Drums lessons in Bruxelles!

A graduated drummer from G.Verdi Conservatory (Milan) offers drums lessons for whatever style and level. The teaching method is basically based on hearing exercises, the apprehension of snare technique and rudiments, the improvement of coordination and independence skills, and eventually on some more fun play-along readings and on improvisation abilities, whether required by the student.

Bjork coming to Ghent this summer

From Flanders Today: Belgium has been met with a deluge of summer festival announcements this week, as line-ups are finalised and tickets go on sale. The splashiest disclosure came out of Gent Jazz, which announced that Bjork will be playing in the city’s Sint-Pietersplein as part of the festival...

No end in sight to flu epidemic

Belgium’s flu epidemic is the worst that doctors have seen in several years, Flanders News reports. The number of patients consulting their GPs this week is 700 per 100,000 population, 100 more than a week ago. KU Leuven virologist Marc Van Ranst told Flanders News that we are in week nine of the...

Leuven Institute is Ireland's home away from home

Ireland became a member of the European Union on 1 January 1973, but the foundation of the country’s links with Belgium and Europe was laid down hundreds of years earlier. In 1607, a group of Franciscan monks, fleeing persecution in Ireland, established the Irish College in Leuven. With the support...

The Bulletin radio show on Bruzz: 11 March

Banad festival: Hôtel Frison This year's Brussels Art Nouveau Art Deco Festival (Banad) has added a number of new houses to be visited. One of them is the Hôtel Frison, the only Victor Horta house in the Sablon. The new owner Nupur Tron Chowdhry is busy restoring the house and she tells us about...

Inside the EU bubble: Marta Polusik, assistant to a German MEP

I was born in Poland and raised in Germany, and I moved to Brussels two years ago for my current job as a parliamentary assistant to German MEP Arne Lietz. I mainly deal with topics to do with fair trade, especially women’s rights and sustainable clothing. We recently organised a best practice...