Union Saint-Gilloise open month-long exhibition to celebrate 125th anniversary

Union Saint-Gilloise open month-long exhibition to celebrate 125th anniversary
Union's stadium in Duden Park in Brussels. Credit: Belga / Virginie Lefour

The Brussels football club Union Saint-Gilloise is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a free exhibition at the BRASS cultural centre in the municipality of Forest. The event runs from 30 March until 30 April.

The exhibition entitled Jours de Zwanze will go look back at the club's history, which was first set up in 1897 by a group of young players in the Belgian capital.

The exhibition's name is derived from a word in the traditional Brussels dialect (Zwanze) and can be loosely translated to "the days of tradition" in reference to the club's lively match days.

The exhibition will feature artworks created by students from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels alongside artists from the Créahm non-profit.

A special film will also be shown commemorating the exploits of the so-called Union 60, a nickname for the side that remained unbeaten for sixty consecutive matches between 1933 and 1935.

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Roundtable discussions will also be held at the exhibition, at which the club's supporters are set to take centre stage to appease tensions between the club and their fans after a recent dispute over Union playing their European matches at their local rivals Anderlecht's home stadium.

For more information about the exhibition, people can consult the BRASS website.

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