Commemorative weekend | BELvue
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10/11/2018 - 11/11/2018

Commemorative weekend

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On 10 and 11 November, the BELvue Museum will be commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War.

There will be a number of talks and a historical show, as well as the exhibition Brussels, November 1918. From war to peace? which can be visited with or without a guide.

Programme

Talk Les dix jours qui ébranlèrent Bruxelles, novembre 1918 (The 10 days that shook Brussels, November 1918) 
By Chantal Kesteloot – historian and curator of the Brussels, November 1918 exhibition

On 9 November 1918, the Kaiser abdicated and a republic was proclaimed in Germany. What was happening in Brussels on 11 November as the Armistice was being signed? When were the people of Brussels free to celebrate at last? Come and discover the remarkable circumstances surrounding the liberation of Brussels....

  • Saturday 10 November from 3 to 4 p.m.– in French
  • Free - please book in advance

Talk De vluchtelingencrisis in Brussel aan het einde van de Eerste Wereldoorlog (The refugee crisis in Brussels at the end of the First World War)  
By Jens van de Maele – historian and curator of the Brussels, November 1918 exhibition

In October and November 1918, Brussels was the setting for an unprecedented refugee crisis. After travelling for over a hundred kilometres, some 75,000 refugees poured into Brussels: a number equivalent to 10% of the city's population. How did Brussels' relief organisations succeed in averting a humanitarian disaster?  

  • Saturday 10 November from 2 to 3 p.m.– in Dutch
  • Free - please book in advance

Guided tours of the Brussels, November 1918 exhibition

  • Saturday 10/11
  • In Dutch at 3 p.m. - In French at 4 p.m.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • €4 per person - please book in advance

Show: So what happened after 1914-1918?
By the Compagnie Sandra Proes theatre company

Within the Brussels, November 1918 exhibition, four characters from the period share their thoughts and feelings: a young teacher, a housewife turned nurse, a soldier and an upper-class lady. In a timely show that will resonate for modern-day audiences, you will discover the forces that changed our society forever. 

  • Performed in French and Dutch
  • Sunday 11/11 - Performances at 2.30 (NL), 3.00 (NL), 3.30 (FR), 4.00 (FR) p.m.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • €2 per person – please book in advance

Brussels, November 1918 is also suitable for families. 

A booklet containing games for children aged 8 to 12 is available to accompany the exhibition.

  • €1 per child – no booking required

Practical informations

Talk in French Les dix jours qui ébranlèrent Bruxelles, novembre 1918 (The 10 days that shook Brussels, November 1918) - By Chantal Kesteloot

  • Saturday 10 November from 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Free - please book online in advance

Talk in Dutch De vluchtelingencrisis in Brussel aan het einde van de Eerste Wereldoorlog (The refugee crisis in Brussels at the end of the First World War) - By Jens van de Maele

  • Saturday 10 November from 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Free - please book online in advance

Guided tours of the Brussels, November 1918 exhibition

  • Saturday 10/11 - In Dutch at 3 p.m. - In French at 4 p.m.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • €4 per person - please book online in advance

Show: So what happened after 1914-1918? - By the Compagnie Sandra Proes theatre company

  • Performed in French and Dutch
  • Sunday 11/11  - Performances at 2.00, 2.30, 3.00, 3.30, 4.00 and 4.30 p.m.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • €2 per person – please book in advance

Booklet containing games for children aged 8 to 12

  • in French and Dutch
  • €1 per child – no booking required