• Koksijde

    Time and tide

    19 May 2009 by Alan Hope
    When a major annual arts project takes over an area, the fringe group inevitably emerges. Full story
  • Photo: Erfgoed Vlaanderen

    Getting to know you

    19 May 2009 by Alan Hope
    Titles can make or break tours. “Ghost walk”, for instance, brings in the tourists. “Gastronomy walk” brings in the locals. “Heritage walk”, on the other hand, makes everyone run for cover.Full story
  • SMAK, Ghent

    Museum Prize goes to Ghent

    19 May 2009 by Alan Hope
    This year’s Museum Prize in Flanders has been awarded to the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent. The museum re-opened two years ago after being closed for four years for renovations. The jury praised the many technical innovations, especially those that aid accessibility. Full story
  • Work by Dara Birnbaum

    Video killed the radio star

    19 May 2009 by Alan Hope
    Dara Birnbaum both loves and hates her country. This could be said of many people’s feelings about their homelands, but contemporary American artists have spent the last decade being especially pre-occupied with the subject. Full story
  • Kunstmuseum aan Zee

    Sea and be seen

    19 May 2009 by Alan Hope
    The Kunstmuseum aan Zee in Ostend opened its doors in March, but it has really come into its own in the past month as mission control for Beaufort03, the summer project that scatters art all along the Belgian coast. The Beaufort Inside exhibition is one good reason to pay the museum a visit, but doing justice to its extensive permanent collection requires a return trip.Full story
  • The new MAS museum project

    Shaping up the cities

    19 May 2009 by Alan Hope
    Flanders is one of the most urbanised regions in Europe, with a network of closely interlinked large- and medium-sized cities and small towns and blurred boundaries between towns and the countryside. Full story
  • Thomas Vanderveken

    Face of Flanders — Thomas Vanderveken

    12 May 2009 by Alan Hope
    The Queen Elisabeth Competition is once more upon us. The annual event that brings pianists, singers or violinists – depending on the year – from around the globe to Brussels proves nail-biting for the young competitors and audience alike. A win at the prestigious Queen Elisabeth is a guarantee of a future in classical music.Full story
  • Coco avant Chanel


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    A few days ago, someone asked me how I felt about fashion being oft-ridiculed as a frivolous and superficial subject to analyse. It was a couple of days after I had had a heated discussion with an old teacher, who insisted there are only two subjects worth writing about: politics and economics.Full story
  • Meeting Trinny & Susannah

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    Admit it, you watch them, too. The success of Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine has long crossed the borders of their native UK, with the couple appearing on television screens everywhere from the United States to Belgium. Having moved on from the star-making series What Not to Wear, they now impart style wisdom to thousands of women via their newest programme Trinny and Susannah Meet Their Match (seen in Flanders on the Vitaya channel).Full story

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    For all the flat, paved riding Flanders offers, its most famous cycling comes on the cobbles and hills of the classic cycle race the Tour of Flanders. Held last month among the normal dirt-caked bicyclists and raging fanfare, you will find a quieter time of it now for your own ride.Full story