Agenda: museums and exhibitions, james ensor, nightlife and art in Ostend

Ostend Beach Festival

Where:
Klein Strand
When:
Fri 20 Aug 2021

Ostend Beach Festival is a mini Tomorrowland on the Belgian coast. Electronic music makes for a spectacular party on the beach, with international and local acts guaranteeing a great summer atmosphere. It started small, but this music festival is growing every year and after 8 editions it brings nearly 80 acts to the coast. Four stages with every day a variety of national and international dance acts and DJs. Get ready to party with your feet in the sand!

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Ostend Beach Festival

Where:
Klein Strand
When:
Sat 21 Aug 2021

Ostend Beach Festival is a mini Tomorrowland on the Belgian coast. Electronic music makes for a spectacular party on the beach, with international and local acts guaranteeing a great summer atmosphere. It started small, but this music festival is growing every year and after 8 editions it brings nearly 80 acts to the coast. Four stages with every day a variety of national and international dance acts and DJs. Get ready to party with your feet in the sand!

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Ostend Beach Festival

Where:
Klein Strand
When:
Sun 22 Aug 2021

Ostend Beach Festival is a mini Tomorrowland on the Belgian coast. Electronic music makes for a spectacular party on the beach, with international and local acts guaranteeing a great summer atmosphere. It started small, but this music festival is growing every year and after 8 editions it brings nearly 80 acts to the coast. Four stages with every day a variety of national and international dance acts and DJs. Get ready to party with your feet in the sand!

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Welcome home! Ensor art from the KBC collection

Where:
The James Ensor House
When:
29/04/21 to 29/08/21

The third temporary exhibition at the James Ensor house since its official reopening in July 2020 will put the KBC Bank's Ensor collection in the spotlight. KBC Bank owns a rich art collection in which the oeuvre of James Ensor occupies a prominent place. It comprises an almost complete collection of prints including etchings, drypoints and lithographs, as well as oil paintings and drawings such as an interesting self-portrait from 1883, based on a photograph. The paintings in the collection are very diverse and cover different periods in the artist's career. There is a self-portrait from 1878, a still life from 1880, a view of the Ostend market from 1882, a typical Ensorian work from 1905, called Pierrot and Skeletons, and finally, a painting from 1912 with the poetic title Faded Perfume, Withered flowers. For this work Ensor found inspiration in a print by the French artist Jean-François Janinet (1752-1814) after a painting by the Swedish painter Niclas Lafrensen (1737-1807), entitled L'Aveu difficile (The difficult confession). The collection itself illustrates in a striking way the varied styles and different art techniques mastered by the Ostend artist. The exhibition will take place from April 21st to August 29th.

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Exhibition 'ONZE IJSLANDVISSERS'

Where:
Venetiaanse Gaanderijen
When:
26/06/21 to 07/11/21

No part of fishing history is likelier to appeal to the imagination than our expeditions to Iceland! Visit the ‘Onze IJslandvissers’ exhibition to hear and see the story of those journeys to Iceland from the earliest beginnings to the bitter end, when O.129 Amandine made its last trip in 1995.

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The Crystal Ship 2021 - Summer of Street Art

When:
12/06/21 to 31/08/21

The Crystal Ship is a contemporary art festival that specializes in public space producing different installations, sculptures and murals each year. The Crystal Ship will add plenty of additional works of art to its collection during this Summer of Street Art. Follow the free art trail through the city to discover them all.

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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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The Crystal Ship - Street Art in Oostende

Discover “The Crystal Ship” in Ostend: renowned and world-famous artists make enormous paintings on walls as well as fantastic art installations in open spaces.

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Ensor walk

Download the app and take the brand-new Ensor-themed walk to visit all the locations that were significant to the life and work of James Ensor. You will be given information and will be able to see things for yourself at each of these places, using the latest high-tech. Young and older Ensor fans will love this walk. ...

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Mercator

Arctic traveller Adrien de Gerlache designed this three-master which was built in Scotland. The Mercator had only two commanders and made 54 voyages. In 1956 it repatriated the remains of Father Damien from Molokai. In 1960, it sailed into the harbour of Antwerp and in 1961, it was equipped as a museum ship. Since 1964, it has been the pearl in Ostend’s crown. Like to visit this attraction at a discount? Print your free Coast Pass now on www.kustpas.be/home/register

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