Agenda

Easter egg hunt in the Leopoldpark 2019

Where:
Leopoldpark
When:
Sun 21 Apr 2019

The Easter bells fly over the Leopoldpark!

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Concert Koninklijke Stadsharmonie Oostende

Where:
Wapenplein
When:
Sun 21 Apr 2019

Koninklijke Stadsharmonie Oostende (the City Brass and Reed band of Ostend) was founded in 1850 and used to be known under the name of 'Société Euterpe'. In the past, the band mainly provided a happy element to the summers in Ostend. Because of this, it receives protocol as well as festive assignments. In addition to the well-known classics, the band now also performs works specifically composed for the orchestra.

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James Ensor and Léon Spilliaert. Two Masters of Ostend

Where:
Mu.ZEE
When:
30/04/16 to 09/01/26

Mu.ZEE, the Art Museum by the Sea, introduces a superb new collection featuring works by James Ensor and Léon Spilliaert in its brand-new wing.Opening in May 2016

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Ensor Dreams of mother-of-pearl

Where:
Mu.ZEE
When:
12/05/18 to 01/03/20

This new Ensor presentation consists almost exclusively of paintings and drawings from the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp. With 38 paintings and some 650 drawings, the museum not only has the largest, but also the very best Ensor collection.

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New at Mu.ZEE: The Raoul Servais Wing

Where:
Mu.ZEE
When:
30/06/18 to 30/06/21

Raoul Servais (born 1 May 1928, Ostend) is a renowned animation filmmaker. In the early 1950s he studied applied arts at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent (KASK). Servais painted and drew, and was very active in graphics too, but from the beginning his heart was always in animation films. The artist had neither experience nor financial means, but his curiosity and drive were enormous. In 1960 he was able to start work as a teacher at KASK, where he developed the first animated film course in Europe. In total, he made sixteen animated films. Between Havenlicht (Harbour Light, 1960) and Tank (2015) there is a gigantic evolution in style and technique. With each new film production, you feel his curiosity for new and hitherto unknown ways of creating imagery and atmosphere. Raoul Servais has won many international film prizes, such as the Palme d’Or in Cannes (Operation X-70, 1971 & Harpya, 1979) and the Primo Premio in Venice (Chromophobia, 1966). Servais’s love of animation is a shared love. As of summer 2018, it can be enjoyed on a permanent basis in the Raoul Servais Wing of Mu.ZEE. A large selection of original documents, (cellophane) drawings and films will have a permanent place there. This wing of the museum is not intended to be the end destination for the rich oeuvre of this star of the film industry, but a new start, an inspiring place for young filmmakers.

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The Crystal Ship 2019

When:
13/04/19 to 22/04/19

The Crystal Ship is a contemporary art festival that specializes in public space producing different installations, sculptures and murals each year.

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Expo I SAID YES WITH MY EYES

Where:
Venetiaanse Gaanderijen
When:
27/10/18 to 22/04/19

The exhibition I SAID YES WITH MY EYES, the donation of Xavier Tricot's art collection to the city of Ostend, shows all the works that Xavier Tricot, born and bred in Ostend, donated to his hometown. The collection includes works by Daniel Buren, Bruce Nauman, Gerhard Richter, Roger Raveel, Thierry De Cordier, Marcel Broodthaers, Panamarenko and Louise Bourgeois.

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The Perfume of Ostend

Sounds, images and the unique atmosphere of Ostend make "The Pefume of Ostend" a charming and exciting experience. ...

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Museum Amandine

April 3rd 1995. On this day the Amandine entered Oostende harbour for the last time. On this day it dropped anchor for the very last time. The crew disembarked, swallowed hard and went home without looking back. The last page in Oostende's book on Iceland Fishing had been turned. Now, 13 years later, the Amandine has started her second career, a career as an interactive museum. It has taken two years of hard and concentrated work in the old shipyard 'Seghers' to restore the...

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Ostend City Museum

The museum tells you Ostend’s fascinating life story and also casts light on its future. A host of objects, posters, documents and multimedia applications reveal the secrets behind the development of the city, its tourism, fishing industry and shipping. Discover the Ostend of former times and the most famous resident of the premises, Louise-Marie, the first Belgian queen. She shows a strong presence, and even has her say.

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