Discover Benelux, Issue 67, July 2019

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Discover Benelux  |  Culture  |  Brussels

the intimate Jean-Felix Hap garden and Tenbosch Park, a haven of peace in the heart of the city.

Festivals galore When it comes to festivals, Brussels is the place to be, whatever your taste. Musical highlights include Hide & Seek Festival (19 to 25 August), which hosts world music in unusual, emblematic and unexpected locations across the capital. Meanwhile, design aficionados will not want to miss Uptown Design (12 to 30 September), which sees Belgian designers showcase their work in shops,

hotels, townhouses and galleries across the city.

Culture vulture Perhaps you want to escape the sunshine? Then check out some of the incredible exhibitions currently being held in the city. Showing at the Vanderborghtbuilding until 25 August is Audrey Hepburn – Intimate Audrey, an exhibition on the life of the film star created by her son, Sean Hepburn Ferrer. “This is one of my top recommendations,” smiles Emmanuelle Osselaer, product development expert at visit.brussels, pointing out

that it was 90 years ago this year that Hepburn was born in the Belgian capital. Other must-sees include Restless Youth at the House of European History, Flamboyant — Art de vivre in the Thirties at the beautiful Villa Empain, and Spaces. Interior design evolution at ADAM – Brussels Design Museum.

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DISCOVER THESE UNMISSABLE EVENTS Brosella Folk & Jazz 13 - 14 July Théâtre de Verdure This free two-day festival brings jazz and folk music to the open-air Théâtre de Verdure, near the Atomium. Brussels Summer Festival 14 - 18 August Several locations An eclectic series of live concerts held over several days at various indoor and outdoor locations.

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BXLBeerFest 24 - 25 August Tour & Taxis Enjoy high-quality, artisanal beers from an array of independent breweries. eat! BRUSSELS, drink! BORDEAUX 5 - 8 September Brussels Park Sample a host of gourmet delights at this outdoor festival, which also organises masterclasses with some of the city’s greatest chefs. Comics Festival 13 - 15 September Brussels Park Exhibitions, book signings, workshops and a fair – these are just some of the highlights of Brussels’ annual Comics Festival.

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