Discover Benelux, Issue 30, June 2016

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Discover Benelux | Entertainment | Best Festivals in Belgium and Luxembourg

When the summer of culture starts Diversity and pleasure: June’s cultural offerings in Wallonia and Brussels epitomise good times that evoke the holiday season, with opportunities to go out with friends or to enhance a business trip. TEXT: WALLONIA-BRUSSELS FÉDÉRATION – CULTURE

Join the festival-goers and discover attractive programmes of high quality in various areas. The long festival tradition in Belgium is sure to delight you; mainly with music, but also

with film, circus, opera and dance. These events are sure to liven up the first summer months of 2016.

Another event, Nuits du Court métrage (Nights of Short films), 24 June - 1 July, will present outdoor projections of the best international and Belgian short films.

Circus/Fairground Visueel festival Visuel, 25 June Festival Tchafornis, 2-3 July

Photo: Jean Poucet

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EXHIBITIONS Comic strip museum: Étienne Davodeau, 14 June - 27 November Centre of engraving and the printed image: Les Editions Tandem: De la gravure au livre, June BPS22: Marthe Wéry, 18 June - 4 September MAC’s: My body is a cage, 26 June - 25 September Wiels: Sammy Baloji & Filip De Boeck — Urban Now: City Life in Congo, June

FESTIVALS Music Rock/World/Pop Fête de la Musique, 17 - 21 June Verdur Rock, 25 June La Nuit africaine, 25 June Classical music Festival de Wallonie; Spring concerts festival of the Val-Dieu; Musical spring of Silly (throughout the month) Film The 2016 edition of the Brussels Film Festival, 17 - 24 June, has the theme ‘Du mélo au polar, tout le cinéma européen’ (‘From drama to crime, film in Europe’). It proposes a competition of new European feature films, with German director Volker Schlöndorff as the guest of honour.

Lakin Ogunbanwo The human condition Photo: LagosPhoto

WCC : Chemins croisés, June BOZAR and various locations in Brussels: Summer of photography, 17 June - 4 September

ON STAGE Opera Opéra Royal de Wallonie: La Bohème by Puccini, 17 - 26 June

Un homme à la mer

BELGIAN FILM RELEASES Un homme à la mer by Géraldine Doignon will be released 1 June. This is the second feature film by the young Belgian director, a follow-up to 2011’s De leur vivant. L’économie du couple by Joachim Lafosse will be released 8 June. This is the seventh feature film by the director, selected at the Cannes Film Festival’s Director’s Fortnight (La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs) in May 2016.

L’économie du couple Photo: F Maltese

Contemporary dance Marni & Théâtre Les Tanneurs: D festival 6, 31 May - 11 June Les Halles: Catherine Diverres Blowin’, 16 - 18 June Het land Nod FC Bergman, 23 - 25 June La Bohème Photo: Yossi Zwecker