Brussels

  • Flagey Piano Days: the city through the music of Giancarlo Guerrero

    By on Feb. 10, 2017

    Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero has inaugurated the fourth edition of the Flagey Piano Days. With a peculiar concert on the role of the cities in the lives of composers, Bright lights big cities has introduced us the discovery of variety. Cafébabel had the chance to have a chat with him.

  • A Good City Has Industry : Hail the Brussels of tomorrow

    By on Nov. 28, 2016

    Far from a way back to the times of Germinal, the exhibition "A Good City Has Industry" suggests innovative ideas to re-inject industries at the heart of the Belgian capital. In relation to its future event on industrialization, Cafébabel Brussels has taken a sneak peak into the Ravenstein Galery in order to learn more.

  • Ascanio Celestini: theatre and the emergencies of our time

    By on Nov. 3, 2016

    This edition of the Festival des Libertés hosted Ascanio Celestini, one of the most influent actors of the Italian Teatro di narrazione (“narrative theatre”). Cafébabel interviewed him the morning before its show,Variation pour un recit à venir, performed together with David Murgia and Violette Pallaro and translated by Patrick Bebi. 

  • Nuit Blanche: The weird thing  visited the European Quarter

    By on Oct. 7, 2016

    Were you at Nuit Blanche earlier this month? On this night, the people of Brussels were met with challenging pieces of art, many of which would leave most people wondering "What the heck is that?" 

  • François Ruffin: "We're not strong, so we have to be clever"

    By on Sept. 30, 2016

    His film Merci Patron! sparked Nuit Debout and the Loi Travail protests: two of the largest, but sadly short-lived, French social movements of the year. Now, six months after it all started, François Ruffin brings up Molière and Marivaux as he talks about the production of his film and its impact today as a symbol of the struggle.

  • Captured outdoor amusement

    By on June 21, 2016

    Sea, smartphone, sun… The unavoidable summer trio for most of people today. However, bringing all joyful moments in the open air allowed modern artists to create some beautiful paintings which have been assembled at an exhibition in Liège. Time to breathe and feel the fresh air while walking in a renewed museum building.

  • Cafébabel's birthday bash: 15 years of Europe in Real Life

    By on Feb. 8, 2016

    This month, cafébabel turns 15. Our director reflects on a decade and a half of nostalgia – typing on an old-fashioned computer and dressed in a snazzy cafébabel t-shirt – and comes to the conclusion that we couldn’t have done it without all of you.​

  • Freeze the Force

    By on Jan. 29, 2016

    Unless you were a caveman frozen during ice age that just woke up, you couldn’t have missed the arrival of the new “Star Wars” saga episode at the end of 2015. The film which is breaking all records has created a big interest among the story fans and many newcomers to its universe. It also allowed awaking forces among some particular artists. 

  • 2050 walking steps to future Earth

    By on Jan. 21, 2016

    Is 2050 a distant future or are we already there? The time and space dimension seems to erode when you walk through the exhibition “2050 – a brief history of the future” in the Brussels Fine Arts Museum. Let’s take a look before it ends next Sunday.

  • Hell is other people

    By on Jan. 17, 2016

    From January 12 until February 6, 'Huis Clos' is playing at the Théâtre des Martyrs in Brussels, the iconic play by Jean-Paul Sartre, famous for the line : ‘Hell is other people’. Cafébabel Brussels had the chance to attend the opening night and assess the actors' performances.