On the way to a gourmet, dreamy, artistic and natural weekend

June 10-12, Namur, Storytelling House

The purpose of storytelling is to circulate the spoken word to the audience. A place of encounters and discovery, bringing stories, traditions and beliefs to life and bridging the gap between the words of yesterday and today. She is celebrating her 25th birthday this weekend. On this occasion, various activities are organized in and around the Storytelling House.

Story reading workshop in the company of Yoongi psychoanalyst, evening with gourmet surprises, children’s songs and short stories for children from 0 to 4 years old, the world of storytelling is open to everyone.

On Sundays, a forest storytelling tour takes families to meet funny story-telling birds who bring their most beautiful birds for the occasion and invite you to take them to heaven.

Storytellers from different backgrounds were invited over the weekend: Sophie Clairvet, who comes to talk about her love for “waterzooe,” Mary Belina, a storyteller of Ukrainian descent who is sensitive to environmental education. But also Ahmed Hafez, a Frenchman of Tunisian descent who settled in Belgium as an adult and a great lover of exotic humour.

For reservations: 0489/93 35 48 or maisonducontedenamur@gmail.com www.maisonducontenamur.be

2.in Montmartre

June 11 and 12, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Seraeng Cultural Center

Over the weekend, the Syringian Initiative and Cultural Center Guild put artists from the various regions of Serenge, Jimbe, Buncell and Ugrih in the spotlight. The audience is invited to wander and discover artists of all disciplines.

Sculptors, painters, designers, painters, photographers, poets, musicians and actors will all make sure to welcome visitors in their homes or in the city’s artistic, cultural and associative spaces. Val Saint-Lambert is thus transformed into a easel inhabited Montmartre, while the watercolors and pictures themselves invite the Château de Courtejoie library. At the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Seraing, students’ works are shown in drawing lessons.

www.centrecultureldeseraing.be

3.Chinese in the garden

June 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Xinyi, downtown

Beautiful plants, strong-scented roses, square trees and many other plants take over Chiny Village Center every second Sunday in June. The doors of Ajmal Gardens are open to share moments of exchange and coexistence with local nursery sponsors and producers.

www.chiny-tourisme.be

4.Art in the Church

From June 11 to September 11, Hamwar, Xhignesse Church

The Church of Saint-Pierre de Xhignesse dates back to the 11th century. This building, set in a green landscape, listed as Exceptional Heritage for Wallonia, hosts a contemporary art gallery on the theme of the Promised Land. Nine artists revisit the subject through paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, photographs, ceramics, and textiles.

www.lieux-communs.org

5.Cantina Barrio

From 10 to 12 June, Ostend, Zihildenblin

Dozens of food trucks set up shop over the weekend in Ostend. This friendly market offers a range of dishes from around the world, from Mexican burritos to Vietnamese spring rolls, Thai meatballs and American burgers. Animation, music and bars enhance taste discoveries.

www.visitoostende.be

6.strawberry picking

June 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wannze, rue du Val Notre Dame, 398

Val Notre-Dame organic farm organizes a self-picking day. Armed with your own containers or a plate provided on site, you can pick strawberries from the three grown varieties: Dreams (sweet, not too juicy), Rubis des jardins (beautiful acidity balanced with sugar) and Cleary (close to wild strawberries). Then all that remains is to taste!

www.valnotredame.be

7.bee day

June 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jemeppe-sur-Sambre, Local Development Agency

The third day of bee pollination and no waste taking place in Jemeppe-sur-Sambre this Sunday. Furoshiki workshop (sustainable packaging), production of beeswax cosmetics, sale of beehive products, sewing workshop and visit of beehives at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm: there is something for everyone.

Next weekend (18th and 19th June)

dog walking

June 18, 2pm-4:30pm, Eglise des Awirs

We take out the leash and walk the dog. The 5.7-kilometre route through fields and wooded paths leads to the discovery of a small cave at the bottom of a sandstone quarry, an 18th century castle, cliffs, vineyards, and an enchanting area that includes a statue of Saint Roch, patron saint of pilgrims and protector of animals.

Reservation: www.flemalle.be

In the makeshift camp

June 18 and 19, Waterloo Memorial

This year marks the 207th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. On this occasion, the public will have the opportunity to visit three territories (one ally and two French). Various shows will also be given: humorous sketches, a lesson in weapon handling, the village of forgotten crafts, and a show of care for the wounded.

www.bataillewaterloo.com

butterflies

June 19, 2pm-5pm, CRIE de Saint-Hubert

Walking through flower meadows, ledges, forests, and wetlands allows you to catch elegant butterflies with colorful wings to learn more about the species, their ecological requirements, and their evolutions.

For reservations: +32 84 34 59 73 or www.criesthubert.be

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