BelCham New-York announced its Annual 2017 BelCham Gala. A promising, magical and unforgettable evening at the prestigious historical Guastavino’s, a hidden New York treasure located in midtown. RSVP is a must; see logistics below.
When: Friday, September 22, 2017 from 7 – 11 pm
Where: Guastavino’s | 409 E 59th St, New York, NY10022
Since French is one of our three national languages, watching the Cannes Film Festival movies is a good idea, especially since Belgian actors are involved or films have been co-produced by Belgian companies. The 70th festival takes place from17 til 28 May and you can stream it via Sling Television [only available to viewers in the U.S.], on TV5Monde Channel. For those who don’t know: Sling TV is like Netflix but for live television, no contracts.
The Belgian presence at the festival this year is rather meager but still,
‘L’amant double‘, an erotic thriller directed by François Ozon, stars Brussels actor Jérémie Renier as Paul. Among the films partners is a co-production agreement with Belgian outfit Scope Pictures.
‘Loveless‘, about a couple locked in a bitter divorce when their 12 year-old son disappears, is from Andrej Zvyagintsev and opens the Palme d’Or competition program on May 18. ‘Les Films du Fleuve‘, a Belgian company created by the famous brothers Jean-Pierre et Luc Dardenne in 1994, is co-producing the movie.
During my long years in Atlanta, I made friends with Cathy & Chris Huyghe [Chris is from De Panne] and together we organized blind wine tastings or Belgian waffles tastings … Cathy is in fact a dynamic media professional with a special interest in wine and the spirit of hospitality. She is the author of the award wining book Hungry for Wine: Seeing the World through the Lens of a Wine Glass and currently writes for Forbes.com.
And here is what this posting is all about! Cathy, deeply interested in the evolution of wine from the Low Countries of Belgium and the Netherlands, recently wrote an article – on Forbes – exploring Discover Dutch Wine: Interviews, Wines, Vineyards, Restaurants, a book by Mariëlla Beukers and Irene de Vette,now translated in English. Okay, The Netherlands is not Belgium … but close enough. And since her article clearly spells out ‘Oud-Heverlee‘ – which is undoubtedly in Belgium – it’s a good read!
Be ready for a divine experience on May 14th or May 15th, 2017! For its season’s finale, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia will present ‘Pictures at an Exhibition‘, conducted by its own Musical Director: Gentenaar Dirk Brossé. The performance will magically blend American painting and music, following Brossé’s musical interpretation of the seven by-him-selected artworks from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. While listening, the audience will enjoy simultaneously the projected paintings taking the overall experience to an impressive level.
ABC News “Love the Arts” presented a very nice segment about the concert. And for those more curious about Brossé can see him ‘live’ during Van Gils & Gasten op “een”.
When: May 14, 2017@ 2.30 pm and May 15, 2017 @ 7.30 pm