A STORY FESTIVAL around public transport
by and for the people of Brussels.

Be transported by moving stories,
pop-up exhibits and poetic performances
at surprising locations.

let yourself be carried away by stories!

ROGIER

ONE SPACE, DIFFERENT VIEWS (11:00 - 16:30)

Pop-up expo by Kleurdoos, Caméléon Bavard & documentary "Voies/Sporen" by Diogenes

Experience mobility through the eyes of children, with collages from Kleurdoos under the guidance of artist Robin Hendrix and drawings from Caméléon Bavard’s fanzine workshop. Or watch Diogenes’ documentary “Voies/Sporen”, about the daily reality of homeless people in the transit zones of stations.

LES MAINS DE L'ESPOIR: KUNST IN DE METRO (starts at 13:00)

Poetic art visit by Ligo-Brusselleer - upon registration

Marvel at the art works in the metro stations between Rogier and Brussels-Midi during a poetic walk, guided by the students of Ligo-Brusselleer.

STORIES ON THE GO (14:00 - 15:00)

Stories by Astrid Haerens, Olivier el Khoury & Sophie d'Aubreby

An actor keeps you company during your journey and reads a personalized, unpublished and especially written story from the Belgian writers Astrid Haerens, Olivier el Khoury and Sophie d’Aubreby. The theme? Public transport, ofcourse!

WOORD COLLAGE DE MOTS (14:30 - 15:00)

Performance by Axelle Verkempinck, With KAOS and PSC Sint Alexius

Take a poetic trip with a collage of words by Axelle Verkempinck, based on text material from people who, each in their own way, suffer from a psychological vulnerability.

CENTRAL STATION

CHANGEMENT DE VOIE / SPOORVERANDERING (11:00 - 16:30)

Art installation by Juan Pablo Plazas

Stop by the animated story kiosk, created by artist Juan Pablo Plazas. Dive into the train stories and share your own.

LES BAS FONDS (15:00) (NL)

Poetry walk by Joris Iven - Peace Performance Train - upon registration

Take a walk through the heart of the city and discover the ephemeral connections between Brussels-Central and Bourse with poet Joris Iven of Peace Performance Train.

STORIES ON THE GO (15:30 - 16:30)

Stories by Astrid Haerens, Olivier el Khoury & Sophie d’Aubreby

TECUENTO (14:00 - 15:00)

Performance by Colectivo Ultimatum

Follow 4 characters, fantastic representations of users and workers of the public transports, while they share, perform and collect stories from passersby.
With Colectivo Ultimatum, facilitated by Instituto Cervantes

DE BROUCKÈRE

WOORD COLLAGE DE MOTS (13:30 - 14:00)

Performance by Axelle Verkempinck with KAOS and PSC Sint Alexius

BOURSE/BEURS

STORIES - قصص - VERHALEN - HISTOIRES- GESCHICHTEN داستان ها - CUENTOS (11:00-16:30)

Pop-up expo by Cinemaximiliaan

Admire the poetic collages and texts around mobility, produced during creative workshops at Cinemaximiliaan.

SAFE SPACE (15:00 - 16:30)

Fanzine workshop by Juliette Boutant- 12persons - upon inscription

How to cultivate a feeling of safety in public transport? Share your personal experiences through drawing, in a workshop led by illustrator Juliette Boutant.

WOORD COLLAGE DE MOTS (15:30 - 16:30)

Performance by Axelle Verkempinck, with KAOS and PSC Sint Alexius

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STORIES ON THE GO (12:30 - 13:30)

Stories by Astrid Haerens, Olivier el Khoury & Sophie d’Aubreby

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FRESQUE BCOS FRESCO (13:00 - 16:00)

Collective chalk fresco

Let your imagination run wild. Draw along in the collective Brussels City Of Stories chalk fresco on the Bourse square.

PARC ROYAL

WAAR IS BRUSSEL / OÙ EST BRUXELLES? (11:00 - 16:30)

Fictive metro plan by children & Erien Withouck

Travel through an imaginary metro map created by children, under the watchful eye of artist Erien Withouck.
With MUS-E.

TECUENTO (15:30 - 16:30)

Performance by Colectivo Ultimatum, facilitated by Instituto Cervantes

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BRUSSELS CITY OF STORIES ACTIVITIES (14:00 - 16:30)

BOUQUINERIE NOMADE

Mobile library

Discover secondhand books in this mobile library. You can decide the prices yourself while you discuss literature and feminism with the two animators.

"CADAVRE EXQUIS"

Collective story by FMDO

Participate in the collective writing of a “cadavre exquis” story about public transport during a workshop by FMDO (Federatie voor Mondiale en Democratische Organisaties).

SLAM POE-TICKETS by Slameke

Public poets

Take a few minutes and sit down with a ‘poète public’ of Slameke. You’ll leave with a unique and personalized poem: a gift for a loved one or yourself.

VAUX-HALL

BCOS BAR & INFO POINT (15:00 - 21:30)

Enjoy the magical setting, taste cakes by La Maison de Femmes de Schaerbeek or enjoy an “Accolade”, a beer brewed especially for Foire du Livre de Bruxelles.

BRUSSELS CITY OF STORIES ON STAGE (17:00 - 20:00)

Lectures and performances hosted by Marie Darah (FR) & Arno Boey (NL & EN)

Enjoy readings and performances, presented by poets Marie Darah and Arno Boey, written by up-and-coming artists, discovered through the various workshops that led to this festival (Isabelle Wéry & le CPAS de Schaerbeek, Brussels Writers, Pieter Delfosse &Muntpunt, ...)














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