Agenda: sight, attraction, music and museums and exhibitions in Ostend

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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Spectacular light show 2019

Where:
Adolf Buylstraat
When:
29/11/19 to 05/01/20

A fairylike light tunnel covers the Adolf Buylstraat and four times a day this shopping street is the setting for a spectacular musical light show. Thousands of coloured led lights are a feast for your eyes and ears when you experience this light show in Ostend!

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Magical Christmas Tree

Where:
Wapenplein
When:
30/11/19 to 05/01/20

Discover the "Magical Christmas Tree" on the Wapenplein: a Christmas inspired fun fairground attraction.

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Winter in the Park 2019

Where:
Leopoldpark
When:
29/11/19 to 05/01/20

In the middle of a beautifully lit up Leopold Park, visitors can ice skate on the pond, which is surrounded by over 50 wooden stalls selling typical Christmas products. During the Christmas holidays, each day children can enjoy special acts and activities, which will make this an unforgettable experience.

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The Roy Orbison Story 2019

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Sat 7 Dec 2019

Roy Orbison tribute singer Barry Steele and his five-piece show band singing hits by the Big O

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Sat 7 Dec 2019

The Simon & Garfunkel Story, na 5 jaar eindelijk terug in het Kursaal van Oostende, vertelt het ongelooflijke verhaal van twee jongens uit Queens, New York die uitgroeiden tot één van de succesvolste duo’s uit de moderne muziekgeschiedenis. Gewapend met slechts een stem en een akoestische gitaar werden ze populair bij zowat alle bevolkingslagen. Deze show start bij het prille begin, toen ze ...

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Kim Myhr You | Me

Where:
KAAP | Vrijstaat O.
When:
Sun 8 Dec 2019

Norwegian composer/experimental guitarist Kim Myhr is a master of slow-morphing rhythms and sun-dappled textures that seem to glow from the inside. His electronics are mellow and inviting; his 12-string acoustic guitar has a loose, blissed-out twang.

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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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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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