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Seize the day and check out one of the fabulous events taking place on the Brussels Airlines network this month

Until 29 January

Hunting High and Low: 25 years with a-ha

The National Library of Norway boasts an extensive collection of memorabilia relating to 1980s pop/rock legends a-ha, including recordings, photographs and printed material – explore all there is to know about Norway’s most successful musical export.

28 January

Come, Been and Gone – Michael Clark Company

A celebration of life and dance to a David Bowie soundtrack, the show Come, Been and Gone encapsulates the energy and innovation of the Michael Clark dance company and shows why it deserves its reputation as one of the most exciting in the world.

23-26 January

The World Pastry Cup & Bocuse d’Or World Cuisine Contest

You may be trying to lay off foodie treats in January, but these events provide the chance to see fantastic creations by the best chefs in the world. The Bocuse d’Or, in particular, is the culinary equivalent of the Olympic Games.

21-30 January

Brussels Antiques and Fine Arts Fair

Belgium’s finest galleries exhibit alongside top international dealers during this eclectic and classy event. BRAFA takes place in the historic Tour & Taxis exhibition space, itself a monument to industrial architecture.

20-22 January

International Live-Media Festival

This festival doesn’t like to define itself and welcomes a mix of audiovisual disciplines, from video and photography to sound artistry and multimedia design. The live-media genre is explored and questioned, with rampant creativity the only guaranteed feature.

All month

COSMOS: Be a star

Never quite understood the big bang theory? You’ll find all the answers at this temporary exhibition in Brussels’ suitably space-age Atomium. Explore the three dimensions of the universe – scientific, artistic and philosophical – and join those who’ve sought to understand and interpret the skies.

16 & 17 January

Japan Festival

Start the new year by immersing yourself in all things Japanese. This event explores the culture from the traditional to the modern, with haikus, taiko drumming and calligraphy alongside contemporary Japanese cuisine, anime and manga.

All month

Venet in Context

Based on the private collection of French sculptor Bernar Venet, this exhibition contains works by 50 major 20th-century artists. As well as exploring a range of genres from new realism to minimalism, the show examines Venet’s friendships with many of the artists.

6 January

La Regata della Befana

This event sees men over the age of 50 – who should perhaps know better – dress up as witches and race along the Grand Canal towards the Rialto Bridge to celebrate the Epiphany. ‘La Befana’ also sweeps in on her broomstick on the night of 5 January to deliver toys and sweets – naughty children can expect only lumps of coal.


10-20 February Berlin International Film Festival, Germany (
17-20 February Vilnius Book Fair, Lithuania (
6-8 March Binche Carnival, Belgium (
26 February – 8 March Venice Carnival, Italy (


Visiting Cosmos (see above)? On presentation of your Brussels Airlines boarding pass (dated between December 2010 and April 2011), you’ll receive a second admission free! (Lower-priced ticket is free, valid until 25 April 2011, not valid in conjunction with other offers or promotions)

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