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Out & About This part of the year is amazingly colourful, as is clearly visible in the events we have selected for you on these pages. Carnivals, World Championships and Chinese New Year Celebrations – now is the time to embrace all the bright and dazzling nuances of the Benelux region. TEXT: STINE WANNEBO | PRESS PHOTOS
Museum of Memories Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, 5-6 February This thought-provoking and honest performance at the CarréRotondes is centred on memories, the importance of recollection and the ability to remember. “Between ourselves and nothing, is the ability to remember.” Performers will be reconstructing lives that have ended, telling stories about the people they have lost with warmth, humour and music. The mesmerising museum building is movable and entirely constructed out of 70 square metres of rusty drawers. The performance is by New In-
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ternational Encounter (NIE) which has won awards for their mixture of physical theatre, multiple languages, live music and storytelling. www.rotondes.lu Salon du Chocolat Brussels, Belgium, 6-8 February Probably the largest chocolate event in the world, this mouth-watering feast returns to the Brussels Expo this month. Be amazed by the variation of sweet creations and flavours when the world of cacao producers, chocolate artists and consumers
come together to celebrate dark brown gold. Visitors can try their hands at making chocolate, watch live cooking demonstrations or find their inner artist to make chocolate sculptures. The highlight of the weekend is of course the world famous fashion show featuring gorgeous dresses made out of the purest, most delicious chocolate. www.brussels.salon-du-chocolat.com Step into the Renaissance Brussels, Belgium, 6 February – 17 May For the first time in any museum for over
Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and France.