story festival

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

BRINGING STORIES TO LIFE

On the 4th of June 2022, the  multimedia and multilingual "Brussels City of Stories: Connections" festival took over the trams, buses and metros of Brussels to let passengers experience hundreds of stories in the form of readings, exhibitions and original performances.

For one day, Passa Porta, MuntPunt, the Foire du Livre de Bruxelles and Theatre 140 with some twenty associations from the socio-cultural sectors came together with a single idea in mind: to transform our journeys into journeys, encounters and emotions. And to re-enchant our routines by imagining new ways of telling the story of public space.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

THE BCOS GAZETTE 

Through writing workshops, drawing and collage workshops, and a call for stories, we collected more than a hundred funny, touching or intriguing stories.

You can find a selection of them in the Brussels City of Stories: Connections Gazette. Available from our partners in paper version.

A COLOURFUL DAY

On Saturday, June 4 2022, the Rogier, De Brouckère, Central Station and Bourse stations will have served as a rallying point, departure or arrival point for a series of poetic or offbeat retellings of public transport stories.

Exhibitions of collages by the Cinemaximiliaan platform and of children's drawings and fanzines by Kleurdoos and Caméléon Bavard, performances by artists Juan Pablo Plazas, Axelle Verkempinck and Colectivo Ultimatum, a workshop with Juliette Boutant on the notion of 'Safe Space', a large chalk fresco on the Place de la Bourse, poetic and artistic walks by Joris Iven and LIGO-Brusselleer, are just some of the activities in which passengers had the opportunity to take part for the price of their metro ticket.  

Led by public poets and collective "cadavre exquis" by FMDO, in the Parc Royal, the day ended with a grand finale and an open stage in the -royal- setting of the Vaux-Hall.

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RETROSPECTIVE 

STORIES ON THE GO

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

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TECUENTO

Performance by Colectivo Ultimatum, facilitated by Instituto Cervantes

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WOORD COLLAGE DE MOTS

Performance by Axelle Verkempinck, facilitated by KAOS & PSC Sint-Alexius

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ONE SPACE, DIFFERENT VIEWS

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

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LES MAINS DE L'ESPOIR: KUNST IN DE METRO

Poetic walk by Ligo-Brusselleer

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STORIES - قصص - VERHALEN - HISTOIRES- GESCHICHTEN داستان ها - CUENTOS

Pop-up expo by Cinemaximiliaan @ Bourse

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SAFE SPACE

Fanzine workshop by Juliette Boutant @ Bourse

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FRESQUE BCOS FRESCO

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LES BAS FONDS

Poetic walk with Joris Iven from Peace Performance Train

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CHANGEMENT DE VOIE / SPOORVERANDERING

Art installation by Juan Pablo Plazas @ Central Station

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WAAR IS BRUSSEL / OÙ EST BRUXELLES?

Fictive metro plan made by children and artist Erien Withouck, with MUS-E @ Parc

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BRUSSELS CITY OF STORIES ON STAGE

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