Brussels Prime Minister Rudi Vervoort and renowned Belgian cartoonist Philippe Geluck on Thursday signed a partnership convention for the creation by 2023 of a museum devoted to cartoons and, in particular, Le Chat (The Cat), the character Geluck created.

52% of Belgians identify as Catholic

Friday, 23 November 2018 09:44
Just over half of all Belgians – 52% – say they are Catholics, according to a survey carried out by the Church for its first-ever annual report. However fewer than one in ten attends Mass a minimum of once a month.
A part of Brussels’ medieval city wall which collapsed on Monday will be rebuilt using the original stones, the city’s councillor for buildings, Geoffroy Coomans, has promised.
The artist David Hockney this week made the record books with the sale of one of his works for the highest price ever paid for a living artist. Flemish artist Koen Vanmechelen’s work ComingWorldRememberMe (CWRM), however, is currently the most popular in Belgium – and he’s giving it away.
The work on the Palace of Justice’s facades should be brought to an end in 2030, and then the building should be freed from its ancestral and famous scaffolding, said Jan Jambon, Minister in charge of Public Buildings, during a House Committee, in response to Karine Lalieux (PS).
“Girl”, the first feature length film by Lukas Dhont, is among the five nominees for the Best Film category at the European Film Awards.

New types of burial soon allowed in Brussels

Saturday, 10 November 2018 20:39
Brussels Parliament unanimously gave the green light, Friday, on a relaxing of rules on funerals and burials, ultimately to allow new modes, such as “humusation” and “alkaline hydrolysis,” and burial of remains in shrouds or cardboard coffins. PTB and Vlaams Belang abstained.
David Martin, chef-proprietor of La Paix in Anderlecht, has been chosen as Chef of the Year 2019 in the new restaurant guide Gault & Millau Benelux.

The Curse of “Salvator Mundi”

Saturday, 03 November 2018 20:57
In the wake of Halloween, let us take a closer look at the phenomenal story of “Salvator Mundi”, the most expensive painting in history and easily the most mysterious one.
At least 25,000 visitors are expected in Namur on 1-4 November for the eighth Kikk Festival, a free event devoted to digital and creative cultures.