A broomstick tour of The Coin du Balai

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15/09/2018 - 16/09/2018

A broomstick tour of The Coin du Balai

Jump onto a witch’s broom and “fly over” the Coin du Balai with headphones over your ears. Walk around the neighbourhood on your broom for about half an hour and, without leaving the streets, you will feel as if you are flying above the rooftops…
The broom will broadcast the voices of local residents who describe, in their own language, what they can see of their neighbourhood from the skylights in their roofs. These views over the jumble of red roofs reveal the history of this village in the middle of the woods, which became a working class district with its achter-kots, strootjes, rear courtyards and vegetable gardens. This heritage owes its uniqueness to its forest location and its views, which were much loved by the painter Rik Wouters. An audio tour that will sweep you off your feet!

A partnership between TSIMzoom asbl and Radio du Coin du Balai, with the cooperation of the Espace Mémoire de Watermael-Boitsfort.

Practical information

    • Starting point and location for renting audio brooms: in front of the church of Notre-Dame Reine des Cieux
    • Heiligenborre 14
    • 1170 Brussels
    • Sat. from 10h00 to 17h00 and Sun. from 13h00 to 17h00 (duration: 30 min.)
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