• 22 Jul 2015 22:19 | Webmaster VCL (Administrator)

    From 21 to 30 August, the European Championship Hockey is taking place in London's Queen Elisabeth Olympic Park.

    This year, Belgium is sending both a men's and a women's team. Tickets can still be obtained on the official website for the event.

  • 23 Feb 2015 22:53 | Anonymous

    As many of you know, Belgian artists regularly come to some of London's leading art institutions. In the coming weeks however, we are facing a small invasion of top-tier artists crossing the channel and we would like to highlight the following events:

    Antigone (by Sophokles), directed by Ivo van Hove and featuring Juliette Binoche at the Barbican, 4-28 March

    Show 10: Muller Van Severen - Series 2, showcase of the latest furniture collection of artist-designer duo Fien Muller & Hannes van Severen at Viaduct Furniture Gallery near Farringdon, 11-28 March

    A View from the Bridge (Arthur Miller), directed by Ivo van Hove and currently running at the Wyndham's Theatre in the West End, almost daily until 11 April

    The Shore, an exhibition of Luc Tuymans latest paintings at David Zwirner Gallery in Mayfair, until 2 April.

    J.S. Bach's Mass in b minor, featuring soprano Charlotte Schoeters at St Martin-in-the-Fields at Trafalgar Square, Thursday 9 April.

  • 22 Nov 2014 10:50 | Anonymous
    On December 17th the Belgian band Geppetto & the Whales will play a show at Hoxton Bar in London.

    Putting the band in a specific corner/genre is pretty difficult, maybe some Midlake - The Doors - Strand Of Oaks - Fleet Foxes - My Morning Jacket - Ravi Shankar - The War On Drugs 
    It’s Psychedelic, it’s Americana, a bit Folky and now and then Poppy …
    The band sounds mature and young at the same time, it blends beautiful little melodies with overwhelming soundscapes.
    They don’t follow the basic-rules of songwriting and they’re the masters in singing in harmonies.
    The average age of the band is 22, but the band doesn’t sound like that, old souls in a young body?

    Sounds interesting? Why don't you listen to their album.

    “It has become a pure, often Beatlesque, record on which the songs aren't stuffed with more than it needs, and on which the beautiful three-part harmony jumps in the eye. Songs as Jonathan, Heads and 1814 are accompanied by bright and pure melodies, and the music breaths in a wide, rustic atmosphere..." De Morgen ★★★★ 

    "The guys from Geppetto & The Whales have finished their debut album Heads of Woe by which they share a perfectly aimed shot against the winter blues." Focus Knack.

    "The other half of the record shares this high standard, so it's hard not to be impressed. It's still early 2014 but this might already be THE Belgian Release of 2014." GoForMusic

    "On their debut album, the band proves it is up for the bigger job. Even though it's not an 'easy' record, 'Heads of Woe' blooms a bit more every time you listen to it." Gazet Van Antwerpen ★★★★

    "We truly wish them a big breakthrough. And with this record it might even work out. DaMusic

    "Mellifluous listening-pop. Their close harmony makes you gasp for breath more than once... Lots of adventure, pomp and circumstance, wrapped in a beautiful package. Thumbs up! Rif Raf

  • 22 Jul 2014 12:00 | Anonymous
    The beautiful Welsh seaside town of Rhyl was one of the places were Belgian refugees in Britain stayed during the first World War. In light of the WW1 commemorations, the town has now done a research project about these refugees and has asked us to share the result with our members, so please have a look at their website.

    Of course, you can also go and have a look at Rhyl itself and you will find more information about the area on facebook, on the local tourist information website or on the regional equivalent.
  • 26 Apr 2014 10:52 | Webmaster VCL (Administrator)
    The University of Sheffield are organising a cultural evening with performances from Dutch and Flemish artists. They have invited a cabaret duo, De Gebroeders Fretz, and the wonderful Flemish poet and finalist of the Leids Cabaretfestival, Maud Vanhauwaert to perform and participate in a short Q & A and some mingling too! The performances will be in Dutch and English.

    This event will take place at the London Dutch Centre on 8th May (7-9pm).

    You can find the full details and book tickets here: 

    Website of the organizers: 
  • 14 Apr 2014 11:31 | Webmaster VCL (Administrator)
    Details in this document (.docx)

    Do get in touch with thim if you're interested.
  • 30 Mar 2014 22:21 | Webmaster VCL (Administrator)
    De Vlaamse vertegenwoordiging in de UK zoekt een nieuwe assistent(e) voor de lesjes Nederlands die doorgaan op zaterdagochtend in Flanders House.

    Meer info kan u vinden in dit document (.docx).
  • 28 Mar 2014 19:05 | Webmaster VCL (Administrator)
    Natalie Helsen, journaliste bij De Morgen Magazine, is op zoek naar mensen uit Londen voor de wekelijkse rubriek: "Mijn Weekend". Hierin wordt telkens een Belg aan het woord gelaten over hoe hij/zij haar weekend in het buitenland beleeft. Hoe kwamen ze er terecht? Hoe voelt de stad voor hen aan? Persoonlijke tips en zo verder.

    Gezocht profiel? Het mogen mensen van alle leeftijden zijn, vooral hun verhaal primeert: men zoekt naar vlotte, spontane mensen, die graag leuke dingen in de stad doen tijdens de weekends en die dat graag zouden delen.

    Praktisch houdt het in dat geïnteresseerden in contact worden gebracht met de fotograaf die dan met hen enkele foto's gaat nemen op plaatsen waar ze in het weekend graag heen gaan. Later wordt dan contact opgenomen voor een interview.

    Contacteer Natalie via dit formulier.
  • 27 Mar 2014 21:42 | Webmaster VCL (Administrator)

    New signing to Raven Black Music, Portrait [B], released their first EP, Misery Boy, on March 24th 2014 (full press release). The EP can be pre-ordered now on iTunes and you can download a free track here.


    If you would like to see the band perform live, they will be performing a full set at the Exposure Music Awards grand final on Sunday March 30th 2014 (venue: AAA @ Archangel, 13 Kensington High St, London W8 5NP - 020 7938 4137).

    Full details here.

    Music from 4pm to 9pm with Portrait [B] on some time after 7pm.

  • 19 Mar 2014 22:45 | Webmaster VCL (Administrator)
    This April, journey to the sublime and experience the epic force of Bruckner’s most powerful and spiritually uplifting symphonies as The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam led by the masterful Mariss Jansons return for its second International Associate Residency. Joined by virtuosic soloists Frank Peter Zimmermann, Truls Mørk and Lars Vogt, the orchestra perform three of Bruckner’s greatest and most evocative symphonies together with concertos by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

    3–5 Apr, Barbican Centre

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