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From pop art in Milan to flamenco in Seville, April starts here

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Milan Roy Lichtenstein: Meditations on Art

Don’t miss the chance to see a new, more serious side of this funky American pop artist’s work at Milan’s Triennale, based in the Palazzo dell’Arte. Unpublished pieces from the 1950s are among the 100 large canvases, drawings, collages and sculptures on display in this colourful retrospective.


Berlin Long Night of Opera and Theatre Satisfy your appetite for opera with a side order of cabaret and dance when more than 60 Berlin venues open their doors for the second annual Long Night of Opera and Theatre. It’s a one-off chance to see several shows in one night, from 7pm to 1am, all on a single ticket.

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Turin The Holy Shroud

For the first time since its restoration in 2002, the Holy Shroud (Sacra Sindone) will be on display for just six weeks at the Turin Cathedral. Take this rare opportunity to judge whether the image on the cloth really is the face of Jesus. Entry is free, but booking is necessary.

Text Deborah Hatch


Madrid Almoneda Antiques and Art Galleries Fair

If collecting is your passion and you’re always on the lookout for the next diamond in the rough, head to Madrid this April. Over 160 galleries, antique dealers and art galleries will be exhibiting the finest antiques, crystal and other collectables – and they’ll all be available for purchase.

*priceS quoted are for a return ticket in b.light economy from or to brussels, all taxes and fees included, if booked on tickets are not changeable, nor refundable. prices are subject to change without prior noticE


april events INCOMING


Brussels SPIE Photonics Europe

Until 16

Indulge your inner geek with this scientific feast of light-transmitting technology. Brussels’ Professor Hugo Thienpont shares his hopes for this fascinating technology, as the brightest brains in Europe and beyond showcase everything from the latest lasers and fibre optics, to sensors and cameras.

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Newcastle Cultureshock

The world’s largest storytelling project has gone digital and opened up its archives at Newcastle’s Great North Museum, with a collection of mini movies and photos that are bound to get you thinking. If you had to share one story with the masses, what would yours be?

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Launched in 2008, this biennial event sees pros spin and high-kick their way through classic, contemporary and experimental performances – including Running Sushi, where dancers perform on a stage-cum-platter and the audience chooses the order of the dance ‘dishes’.

Party like a local with round-the-clock flamenco every evening during Seville’s annual La Feria de Abril, a traditional festival that ends with spectacular firework displays. Over 1,000 brightly coloured marquees will also line the streets, selling sangria by the jug. from just

Forthcoming events

12 May Milan Black Eyed Peas, Mediolanum Forum ( 4 June Lyon Alicia Keys, La Halle Tony Garnier ( 14 July Berlin Buena Vista Social Club, Zitadelle ( 30 August Vienna U2, Ernest Happel Stadium (

Birmingham International Dance Festival


Seville April Fair

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Lisbon Independent Film Festival

Rub shoulders with international directors, actors and producers, then open your eyes to some of the world’s most creative and provocative cinema in Lisbon’s historical movie theatres – including the premiere of the Tim Burton-produced animated feature, 9, pictured above.

€99* return all-in

Brussels Airlines flies to 60 premium European destinations including Brussels, Milan, Madrid, Turin, Newcastle, Seville, Berlin, Lisbon, Birmingham and Rome.

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Rome Art in Easter Eggs

Take a break from chocolate and sample some art at Rome’s largest exhibition centre, the Palazzo delle Esposizioni. Every Easter, international artists are invited by Italian über-hairdresser and TV personality, Sergio Valente, to exhibit their work for Brussels Airlines b.there! magazine April 2010

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Events diary compilation for Brussels Airlines' monthly magazine

Bthere Magazine  

Events diary compilation for Brussels Airlines' monthly magazine