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A concert in an old amphitheatre, a film about the overlooked women at Bauhaus, and an art festival in a former tennis club. Things to do in Deurne, Grimbergen, Ghent and Brussels this week – see you there!

Open air concert: Portland at OLT Rivierenhof

Wednesday, 18 August Deurne

Concerts in the magical setting of the Rivierenhof venue amidst an old amphitheatre surrounded by greenery are always a special experience. There are concerts happening all summer long, and this week there’s Belgian band Portland on the program. The duo consisting of Jente Pironet and Sarah Pepels mixes dream pop with electronic elements and won Studio Brussels’ De Nieuwe Lichting competition. Listen here.

Open air screening: The Women of the Bauhaus at Design Museum Brussels

Thursday, 19 August, 20h30 Brussels

Even avant-garde movements such as the Bauhaus, which initially proclaimed equality between the sexes, later on fell into well-known patterns of patriarchal societies. For example, after the first semester, women started being directed to the weaving workshop… This film, put on the big screen this Thursday by Brussels’ Design Museum, shines a light on the female contributors of the art school, whose names have largely been forgotten. There won’t be any seats, so bring along a blanket and pillows!

One-day art festival: Wildernis

Saturday, 21 August, 12-22h00 Grimbergen

In the unlikely setting of a former tennis club, Wildernis Strmbk provides a platform for artists and creatives from all fields. This Saturday, you can discover the interesting artistic breeding ground in Grimbergen on the occasion of a one-day art festival offering exhibitions, performances, concerts, food, and more. An old football field has been turned into a vegetable garden, and on the tennis courts you can , among other things, witness a Japanese Kyudo demonstration. Inside and outside, visual artists exhibit their work: Fabian Schoog, Brazilian artist Bartira Pereira,  Wim Klewais, Siebert Mispelon, and others.

Exhibition: Home Stories at Design Museum Gent

Until 12 September Ghent

“Home Stories“, currently on view at Ghent’s Design Museum, looks back on interior design ideas from the past 100 years while showing how they reflect the societal, political and technical changes of their time. Using furniture, photos, drawings, scale models and mood boards, the exhibition puts forward interiors by architects and artists such as Verner Panton, Finn Juhl, Lina Bo Bardi, Andy Warhol, and Cecil Beaton, raising the question how we want to live in the future.

Sunday market: Brols at Wolf

22 August Brussels

The Wolf food market in the center of Brussels, which gathers 19 different food stalls as well as a micro brewery under one roof, plays host to Brols this Sunday, a pop-up event bringing together artists, designers and all kinds of creators. Definitely check out the eye-catching collection of Suzy Vleermuis, exclusively developed for Galerie Magmatic, the organic t-shirts from Les Mauvais Garcons, as well as plants from The Theory for your urban jungle. There’ll also be music!

Cover photo Sasha Vernaeve

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