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Out & About Now that the dark winter days are behind us, there seems to be a rhapsody of refreshing colour appearing in the midst of the cold and grey weather outside. Astonishing theatre acts, luscious sweets, vigorous events, chocolate fairs, 2015 is starting with a promising and vibrant list of events. TEXT: STINE WANNEBO | PHOTOS: HOLLAND.COM, PETER STIGTER
A splash of colour on the grey city Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, 2 – 3 January For two consecutive nights the world-famous Cirque éloize will perform their stunning show Cirkopolis. Set in a grey and tired factory landscape, the actors, dancers and acrobats will be rebelling against the monotony and spreading colour and fantasy. The show combines theatre, dance and circus in a poetic impulse of life, leaving audiences both inspired and moved. The gripping performances received the 2014 Drama Desk Award and the artistic director is the celebrated Jeannot Painchaud. www.cirque-eloize.com Love is in the air Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, 10 January A whole new kind of wedding fair is set totake place in Luxembourg this month –
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one that is trendy, edgy and vibrant. The Love Bash concept was created by three ladies eager to give brides and grooms across Europe a pop, rock or quirky alternative wedding. Imagination and innovation will flow through Luxembourg’s Neumünster Abbey when photographers, florists, musicians, event planners and caterers all gather to explore the possibilities of a nontraditional wedding day. www.thelovebash.com A chocolate palette Brussels, Belgium, 10 – 13 January Imagine chocolate and confectionary as far as the eye can see, when the established christening fair appears under the new name of Fedoba. There will be sugarcovered almonds, sweets in all shapes and sizes, home décor, bath salt and everything in-between. For professionals this will be
an excellent opportunity to meet others with the same interest and have a look at the latest fashions. Visitors are likely to leave the fair with a big cotton candy cloud of ideas and perhaps slightly high on sugar. www.fedoba.com Cycling in circles Kortrijk, Belgium, 16 – 18 January Bicycle mania will be hitting Belgian city of Kortrijk when the Vélofollies Expo enters Flanders this month. It is the sixth year in a row that the event has been hosted here and every year it attracts cyclists and sport fans from all over Europe. Velofollies is the largest and most diverse bicycle show in the Benelux region and covers the entire world of cycling – from BMX and mountain bikes to racing and city bikes. In addition to an abundance of fun activities there will also be opportunities to purchase acces-
Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.