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    The year in arts

    16 Dec 2009 by a a
    They said this year ... “I’m in regular contact with him by phone and by email. He’s not that far away after all” Tom De Winne, son of Flemish astronaut Frank De Winne, who recently returned from the International Space Station Full story
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    The year in Flanders

    16 Dec 2009 by a a
    News stories, in my experience, follow one of three arcs: either they’re with us forever, without resolution (and usually without much significant development), or they’re up and down in no time, a lion-escapes-zoo, lion-recaptured progress of events. The third case – a story breaks, develops and then reaches a natural conclusion – is the most satisfying. But also the most rare.Full story
  • Fire it up

    16 Dec 2009 by a a
    Festivals have always been associated with summer: long hot days, cold beers, music and some friends. And, sure, the weather is better. But that hasn’t stopped the lovely people of Antwerpen Open from staging Wintervuur, a cool winter festival that will knock your (wool) socks off.Full story
  • Yes, it’s a year-end

    16 Dec 2009 by a a
    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. How much of it do you remember? ☑ Check one answer per question, then mail this page back to us at: Flanders Today Quiz, Gossetlaan 30, 1702 Groot-Bijgaarden. Every entry received by 30 December with all correct answers will have a chance to win our big prize: a Bongo gift box worth €50Full story
  • Poetry of the void

    16 Dec 2009 by a a
    There’s just enough old-fashioned railway architecture on the train ride to De Panne to give you an idea of what fired the imagination of artist Paul Delvaux in the 1920s and 1930s. The ornate ironwork of stations, the webs of overhead cables and the perspective of the tracks are all recurring themes in his paintings. Make the return journey after dark, and the effect is doubled, as the lights of stations and other trains burst out of the night. Delvaux is rarely a daylight painter.Full story
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    “Light” is subjective

    16 Dec 2009 by a a
    Christmastime: the season of good cheer, champagne – and operettas. Most opera houses let their hair down during the festive season and programme light-hearted shows; the Vlaamse Opera makes no exception by presenting Leonard Bernstein’s Candide.Full story
  • Howdy, 2010

    16 Dec 2009 by a a
    Roping in the New YearFull story
  • The Public Prosecutor

    16 Dec 2009 by a a
    “They call me an author, but actually I’m a journalist first.” So wrote Jef Geeraerts in his 1992 book On Adventure with Jef Geeraerts, a blend of fiction and fact published as a novel. There lies the blurry distinction: Geeraerts (pictured) worked as a journalist and writes fiction about what he knows.Full story
  • Disaster area

    9 Dec 2009 by a a
    The wooden crates of Kandla White Beige stones imported from India have finally arrived, one month later than expected. But here they are, lined up against the Post Plaza, facing the mud caked and potholed Korenmarkt in the historic centre of Ghent.Full story
  • K is for Koen

    9 Dec 2009 by a a
    Early last year, Koen De Bouw was one of the last three candidates being considered to play the killer in Angels & Demons. “It’s useless to ponder about it,” he smiles. “The last three or the last 300, the result is the same.”Full story