Ferme de Mont-Saint-Jean

The historic battlefield site of Waterloo is now home to a thriving multi-activity business  Battlelines will be drawn next weekend (22/23 June) when Napoleon and Wellington again go head to head on the fields of Belgium. Throughout the weekend, more than 300 re-enactor troops will camp in bivouacs at Napoleon’s last headquarters and in the…

Delivery companies leave bad taste for restaurant owners

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Photo by Petr Sevcovic on Unsplash The Asian Catering Federation [ACF] has criticised restaurant takeaway delivery platforms in the UK for “undermining”  the hospitality sector and High Street trade in general. The ACF represents the nation’s 35,000 Asian and Oriental restaurants in the UK and the sector employs over 100,000 people and contributes more than £5 billion to…

Battle of Waterloo

Fancy finding out how life was lived at the time of the Battle of Waterloo? If so, a special event on the weekend of 22/23 June could be just for you. As well as a full scale re-enactment of the famous Battle visitors get the chance to “relive” life back then. More than 300 re-enactors…

EURO 2024

Billy Bremner

The Euros kick off this month and fans all over the continent will be willing their countries on to success. The start of the football championships on 14 June is a good time, then, to remember some of the greats from the past and none come much better than Billy Bremner. As his country rarely…

New Play Has Special Relevance After Lockdowns

Debra Baker

The director of a keenly-awaited new play in Brussels says its “eternal truths” are “still the same today” as they were four decades ago. Robert Chevara is the director of “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” which will be performed in Brussels next month. It is produced by The Bridge Theatre, Brussels’ professional…

Richest Game in Football can Spark Fame and Fortune

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Photo by Connor Coyne on Unsplash The upcoming Champions League final is the traditional, end-of-season showpiece event for European football. As with each season, some of the best sides on the planet lock horns, this time with Real Madrid facing Borussia Dortmund on 1 June. Even so, this top table global sporting event is not necessarily the richest…

Culinary Tour of Morocco

Dev Biswal, owner of The Cook’s Tale restaurant in Canterbury, has announced a 10-day culinary tour to Morocco (27 September to 6 October).  The tour costs £3250, with a nominal £200 additional charge for solo travellers, including flights ex Gatwick, wine tasting, cooking class, guided visits and 19 sumptuous meals. The trip comprises 4 nights in…

Manchester is Sweet in More Ways than One

For a moment there, it seemed like we’d never leave winter. But finally, here we are enjoying some warmer temperatures and a newfound excitement for the months to come. The onset of Spring brings with it a positive glut of bank holidays here in Belgium. so what better excuse to consider a well deserved short…

Lotto Brussels Jazz Weekend

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Photo by Jens Thekkeveettil on Unsplash The Lotto Brussels Jazz Weekend (May 24 – 26) promises to offer a stage to 127 artists and 9 leading Brussels cultural actors to showcase Brussels’ musical wealth and diversity, and make it accessible to a wide audience.  The festival, which also has indoor and Buskerpodia concerts (outdoor acoustic stages), aims to…

From Beer to Baritone

Filiae

Brussels Cathedral is set to vibrate – in an unusual way – in a homage to a Middle Ages Saint Hildegard Von Bingen. The city centre cathedral will play host to a musical “tribute” to Hildegard Von Bingen, a 12th century Benedictine Saint. Hildegard of Bingen, also known as Saint Hildegard and the Sibyl of…