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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-

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Discover Benelux | Issue 13 | January 2015  

Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Discover Benelux | Issue 13 | January 2015  

Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.