The Brussels Babel Festival to highlight theme “Brussels? Why Not!”
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    The Brussels Babel Festival to highlight theme “Brussels? Why Not!”

    The 33rd edition of the Brussels Babel Artistic Expression Festival will be held on 13 and 14 April at the Jacques Franck Cultural Center in Saint-Gilles. Some 200 Brussels youngsters aged between 12 and 21 will come on stage to express themselves through theater, song, dance and music around the theme “Brussels, Why Not!”.

    This festival is being organised by ASBL Tremplins, which aims to stimulate the free expression of Brussels young residents. The show combines multidisciplinary workshops, conducted throughout the school year in various associations and schools, from different neighbourhoods in the Brussels-Capital Region. It aims to illustrate the cultural diversity of Brussels, promote dialogue among the communities and reflect the capital of tomorrow.

    The first performance of the festival is scheduled for Friday, 13 April at 5 pm. The second performance will be on Saturday, 14 April at 3 pm. This year’s theme “Brussels – Why Not!”, celebrates the surreal heritage of the city. It will include pieces on the construction of a pedestrian area, a meeting between the actor Jean-Claude Van Damme and Belgian King Philippe, the multiplicity of communities in Brussels, as well as other attractions that reflect the eclectic nature of Brussels.

    The Brussels Times