Manuel Francisco Murillo Perdomo, aka 13Pulsions, was born in Brussels, from an Italian mother and a Colombian father. After his debut as a graffiti artist, he currently expresses himself through paintings and the creation of fashion accessories or elements of decoration, using acrylic colours, sprays and markers. 13Pulsions takes part in numerous exhibitions, mainly in Brussels, but in Barcelona and Milan as well. The street is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the painter Manuel Francisco Murillo. His a-typical characters are the results of chance encounters on the road, in different cities of the world. Their faces, often with dark complexions and intense expressions, communicate human interest stories. For his portraits Manuel Francisco makes use of the graffiti technique in keeping with his artistic origins related to the urban fabric. With his passion forpsychology and the study of human psyche, Manuel Francisco injects life into his women and men who are portrayed as unique and at the same time complex characters. And guess what? He will be displaying at Hotel BLOOM!
On the 24th of April Manuel will be your host as from 6pm until 8pm for the opening cocktail. Come and join us!
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Londenplein/place de Londres has been a great place to hang out for a while now, and its cafés and restaurants are surprisingly varied. There is an Italian restaurant, a streamlined Euro eatery, and even the old Brussels tavern Le Stoemelings. But those who like the slightly more alternative scene can go to London Calling. Of course it is not really a punk café, as it name taken from The Clash’s album might insinuate. The café only has a small terrasse and relatively limited opening hours. Nevertheless, you can still get a dish of the day in the evenings (€10). The beer list isn’t particularly long, but it still features some well-chosen drinks. The “house wine” is Jägermeister, and if you want it in your beer, you have to order a “Vismet”. Last but not least, there are also a few bottles of single malt whiskey to keep you in the right mood
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Nicola Testa launched his solo career in 2006, when fellow musicians Loic B.O. and the Flexa Lyndo invited him to their “carte blanche” evening at the Royal Theatre of Namur. Nicola Testa is an electro pop artist with a strong Eighties vibe running through him. It is arty, it is theatrical and it is danceable. His music is said to be authentic, entrancing and sophisticated. A combination of synthetic and organic pop, piano, voice, electronic, wrapped up in stringed instruments and opera. You might know him from the song ‘poetry’. Oh yes, for his new concert on the 24/04 @ BRASS, WAF! Is giving away free tickets: just send them an email via email@example.com with TESTA as email subject. Good luck!
His last solo exhibition at the Backslash gallery is just over but Rero is already gone on his tour and for the first time, his next destination is Paris-Beijing Gallery in Brussels. This new exhibition is called UMWELT, which promises to be the biggest exposition of Rero’s career ever! For those who aren’t familiar with the Paris-Beijing Gallery, it is actually the Wissinger mansion created by Victor Horta which has been transformed into a 1000 square meter art gallery! Rero will be presenting works he has made during the past years but also new creations which have never been seen before. This is one exhibition not to miss!
10th of April – 7th of June 2014
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It is already time for the third edition of this unique event, a not-to-be-missed rendezvous of guitar aficionados in Belgium and Brussels, the capital of Europe. In the wonderful setting of the Espace Magh, right in the heart of the city, the 2014 festival offers a series of classical guitar concerts focused on travel and inter-cultural dialogue. In the skilled hands of internationally renowned artists from round the world, the classical guitar with its six, ten or thirteen strings, in solo, duo, quartet or ensemble, in association either with flamenco, jazz, arabo-andalusian music or an oud, will delight the public.
25th of April until the 29th of April
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