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"hospitality goes circular"
Brussels players in the tourism, cultural and events sectors who wish to move towards a circular economy can now count on the new "hospitality goes circular" guide written by hub.brussels. It presents pioneering circular economy companies, brought together within the circlemade.brussels network, as well as other practical tools such as the Circular Event Toolkit developed by VO Events.

KNOW HOW: 40 exceptional Brussels craftsmen and women
Cultural editor Delphine Martens and the photographer Julien Hayard open the doors to workshops and studios and introduce you to the world of 40 modern urban artisans. Carpenters, sculptors, master glassmakers... They have an ancestral know-how, acquired through years of learning and practice. Passionate about materials, they have chosen to work using their hands, resisting the digital age. They long to transmit this intricate, local tradition to the master artisans of tomorrow. A book that is, first and foremost, a celebration of human creativity.

ADAM becomes Design Museum Brussels
After five years, the ADAM (Art & Design Atomium Museum) is changing its name. In order to enhance its identity, the museum will now be known simply as Design Museum Brussels.

Two new murals for Brussels’ comic book walk
Brussels’ comic strip walk has new murals added to it each year. Since 2018, the city has worked to add more murals outside of the historical centre of the capital. As of the start of the new school year, Haren is now home to two heroes who are very popular with younger readers: "Petit Poilu" by Pierre Bailly and Céline Fraipont, and "Yasmina" by Brussels' Wauter Mannaert.

The Citizens' Garden
This garden in Brussels is the perfect spot for a picnic followed by a visit to the European Parliament. Situated near the Wiertz Museum – which celebrates the great 19th century Belgian Romantic painter and sculptor, Antoine Wiertz - this park is a leafy oasis in the heart of the city. The European Parliament is helping to preserve and renovate this garden in order to protect its heritage. In addition, this garden will also host many classical concerts until 30 October 2020.

Spirito Brussels reinvents itself
After more than 6 months of closure, the Spirito Brussels reopened its doors at the end of September. The venue has been truly transformed to comply with sanitary measures. Two hundred guests can now enjoy drinks and tapas comfortably installed in private lounges. The lounges are arranged in a green maze, decorated in the Anglican style of this former church.

Unveiling of the Jam'in Jette mural
This new mural, created by Sam Idmtal and Orlando Kintero, who have already decorated the streets of Forest with the Marconi Park mural, was unveiled on 25 and 26 September to mark the 10th Jam'in Jette Festival, which could not go ahead as planned due to the pandemic. Nestled between the two parts of the King Baudouin Park, this colourful mural is a nod to the continuity of the Jam'in Jette festival, which is open to all. Go and check it out!

Yes we can – Jette 2020
At the request of the commune of Jette, Kool Koor, one of the pioneers of the New York graffiti movement, who has been living in Brussels since 1999, organised an international art trail. This street art trail takes in six monumental murals and painted city bins located throughout the area. The bins, in addition to making the Jette residents aware of the importance of their use, guide the visitor to the murals. The aim is to connect the neighbourhoods and promote social inclusion within the commune. Street art is used here to promote openness and dialogue with the local population.

SHOW OFF IS ON
Every year, fashion fans eagerly await the La Cambre Mode[s] fashion show in June. COVID-19 put paid to these plans, but that doesn't mean that the art students’ creativity has been any less impressive this year. As an alternative to the event, and to share the latest creations of these young talents with the public, this "Brussels School of Excellence" has launched its own website, www.lacambremodes.be. Visit the SHOW OFF page to admire in detail the work of their young designers.

Fever is now offering its experiences in Brussels
Fever is a world leader in city experiences. After cities such as London, Sao Polo, New York, Los Angeles and Lisbon, Fever is now also present in Brussels. Check out their online platform to find out what experiences are currently available in the capital.