Tag Archives: #Culture


CULTURE : GLASS MUSEUM, ON THE NEW BELGIAN JAZZ SCENE

Curious UFOs in a mainstream musical landscape, the two Brussels musicians from Glass Museum have nevertheless forged a solid place for themselves on the new Belgian jazz scene and dusted off the style with subtle electro arrangements.

This face-to-face piano/drum instrumental duo is worth seeing as much as listening to and seduces with its energy and exhilarating soundscapes. Their second album should be released in March 2020. A discovery not to be missed!

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TIP : “D’UN LIVRE À L’AUTRE” (FROM A BOOK TO ANOTHER)

Once upon a time there was a merry band of bibliophile friends who came up with the idea of organizing a book swap.

The aim was to reconcile a passion for reading with a desire to consume better. They didn’t expect such a success! This joyous event was the start of “D’un Livre à l’Autre”.

The principle? At one-off and travelling events (during which you (re)discover great places in Liège), up to five of his books are exchanged for new finds brought by others. One keyword: take your time. Isn’t that beautiful?

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CULTURE : LIÈGE À PIED (LIÈGE ON FOOT)

Even people from Liège who think they know their city are fighting over this book — it’s out of stock all the time!

You will be guided step by step, as if the book were your travelling companion. Through anecdotes and shortcuts to unmarked paths, the book guides you from the town centre to the many bucolic, historical or present day discoveries that surround and enrich it. There are 7 routes that are sometimes a bit long for unseasoned walkers (pay attention to the walking time given), with the authors’ favourite destinations and interviews with a few people in each neighbourhood: we haven’t yet gone on all the walks but we devoured this guide.

You can also get it from Toutes Directions (which we love because it’s a travel-themed bookshop and because it’s next-door to the Beer Lover Shop… yes, we’ve decided to talk about beer throughout this Newsletter)!


August 15th Festival

August 15th is THE event in Liège, gathering an average of 200,000 people each year!
Many activities are planned for 3 days: flea markets, concerts, games, fairs, masses and processions! 😊
Tchantchès and Nantesse, two people from Liège folklore are honoured as well as other Giants!

One of the particularities of this celebration is also to drink an alcohol from juniper berry called “péket”, a real TRADITION! 😊

On the agenda this year:
Wednesday, August14: folklore parades, fairgrounds and concerts on Place Delcour
Thursday, August 15: procession of the Black Virgin of Outremeuse, mass, sermon and large folkloric procession of the Giants of Outremeuse
Friday, August 16: funeral of Matî l’Ohê (or Mathieu l’os in Walloon) symbolising the remains of the festivities

For more information, feel free to take a look directly at this site! 😉


Mask off !

You can discover at La Cité Miroir the exposition Masque until the 20th July. More than 80 masks are presented, coming from every part of the world. Immerge yourself in this mystic universe thanks to these masks filled with history and meaning. In addition : you can have a wonderful cocktail inside the Cité Miroir itself ! More infos just here.


A month full of mulled wine has begun!!

(Photo : Roland Dumoulin)

 

This week is packed with arrivals of our frequent (and new!) tenants that came exclusively for the Christmas market!! They are all excited for the opening which takes place TODAY!!! We can barely await to stroll around their huts while drinking a glass of mulled wine to get warm and to eat all the delicious Christmas specialties.

The Christmas market in Liège, existing for 31 years already, is the most important one in Belgium due to its size and the atmosphere that is surrounding it. Every year, there are around 200 huts that attract almost 2 million visitors among which you can find more and more visitors from all over the world!

The festivities begin TODAY. Don’t miss it because on top of all, Liège was elected the European Christmas City!!!


No, Autumn is not sad in Belgium! :)

 

 

Here it is, automn ! 


Leaves are going to fall off and the weather to become cooler. But no way to feel depressed! Ze Team shares with you their favorite activities which will made your Belgian autumn nice !
If you don’t already know what you’ll do in Liège in October, don’t worry ! All people from Liège will certainly recommend you to go to the “Foire de Liège“. From  September 30th till November 12th, you can discover more than 170 attractions. Another “must see” in Liège ? If I you are in Liège on the 
7th of October, you shouldn’t miss the “Nuit des Coteaux” ! The whole historic center is enlightened with candles, and you’ll find lots of bars and music.


And what about Brussels? Children there are going to be the VIP of october ! They
will have fun with a pile of Lego (and you, too) during the Bricklive. And if you want to go back in time, Brussels proves you that it is possible, thanks to the playful and alive exhibition Dino World, you’ll know all the history of dinosaurs!

 


Notices to budding artists and gourmets

 

If you want to disfrut of your holiday to express your creativity, be the 21th of July to le Parc de la Boverie.

Everything will be made to make you forget your hard working’s week with a friendly picnic on the grass.
Le Parc de La Boverie even provides you with easels, and a super team that has the objective to reveal your artistic talent.
For children, they will be occupied all the afternoon thanks to a funny visit programmed in the museum and other great activities.
You just have to come with your picnic, your family or your friends, and to enjoy this day off.

And if you want a little bit of culture, the museum will be open!


Saint-Léonard in colors !

Got no idea what to do this Saturday in Liège ? Here is our tip !

A Saturday full of goof things in the area of Saint-Léonard, where all inhabitants will welcom you to their friendly party !

Flea market, food, live music, entertainment and good mood will be part of it !

This starts at 10 am with the flea market, and at noon, you will try the Russian and African food (both are guests). No panic for Liege veterans, there will be fries, too ! At 4 pm, enjoy the rest of the day with live music and dj’s.

A good day with good people !

End of carnivals… Beginning of the Spring !

It is on this sunny weekend that the last carnivals will take place in the region of Liège !
All weekend, we celebrate the Carnival of “Laetare” (which means “Mid-Lent festival”), mainly in Stavelot or Tilff:
In Stavelot, you will be surrounded by the “Blancs Moussis” with long red noses, giants and humorous poster collectors. The procession will end around 9pm with a great fireworks! You can also go to Tilff where the Porais Tilffois (leeks) will be there this year. Join us at 2:00 pm for the departure of the procession!
Have a good weekend !