Top award for blind football fan

Blind Dave

A blind football fan has been voted “supporter of the season” in a top awards ceremony in the UK. Dave Heeley was recognised at Sunday’s 2024 EFL Awards ceremony in London. The award seeks to “provide recognition and praise for a passionate and loyal supporter, who has demonstrated their support, dedication and commitment to their…

First Banana Concert by Puppet Phenomenon

Randy Felt Face

He (or should it be ‘it’) has been described as “truly unique”. As seen on Netflix, Randy Feltface has spent the past two decades winning awards and garnering critical praise while amassing a huge and devoted following across the globe. So an audience in Belgium is in for a real treat this summer because Randy…

Candlelight Concerts Promise to Hit High Note

Photo by Andrew Ebrahim on Unsplash

Photo by Andrew Ebrahim on Unsplash They span different eras but are undoubtedly two of the biggest names in the history of popular music. Adele and ABBA – they are so big they are instantly recognisable just by a single word. Both come, of course, from quite different eras: one from the glam rock period of the 1970s,…

Sushi “train” transports diners to best of Asian cuisine

There are an estimated 2,000 Taiwanese citizens resident in Belgium, making it one of the smallest ethnic minorities in the country. Usually, the only time we hear about Taiwan in the news is when it relate to geo-politics. But there is one Taiwanese-born citizen in Belgium who is valiantly flying the flag for his homeland….

Francois Coorens Exhibits at Hilton Brussels

Francois Coorens

A Belgian artist has launched a one-year “residency” at a Brussels hotel. Francois Coorens will have his artwork displayed on walls throughout the Hilton Brussels Grand Place for the coming year. It is a part of a project organised by the hotel chain which allows artists to gain added “visibility” by showcasing their work. Coorens…

Introducing Winevizer

A young Belgian businessman has come up with a novel new device to help both wine professionals in Benelux and beyond. Sébastien Demoustiez and his team say the wine app they have created will provide potentially invaluable support for professionals and, albeit indirectly, consumers too. Called the called “Winevizer” the device comes with a simple…

 Try “hot yoga” to De-stress from Life’s Travails

Feroze Yoga

In the stress-filled days in which we live what better time to consider something a bit different as a possible antidote….. hot yoga. Yoga is an ancient practice originating from India; it connects body, mind, and spirit promoting better mental and physical health, with the ultimate goal of achieving general wellbeing.  There are many different…

Popular Songwriter Brings opera to Bozar

Rufus Wainwright

The ever popular singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright loves spectacle.  The New York-born artist has recorded eleven studio albums and numerous tracks on compilations and film soundtracks and also written two classical operas. Now, together with the Brussels Philharmonic orchestra, including Belgian soloists Katrien Baerts and Denzil Delaere, he will perform his second opera, “Hadrian”, in combination…

The Fifty One

 Business is booming at this pandemic-hit Brussels resto as it bounces back in style. Imagine opening a new business just on the eve of what turned out to be the worst health crisis in living memory. That is the fate that, inadvertently, befell the owners of The Fifty One a restaurant in Brussels. Little did…