Agenda: to see and to do, art, kids, maritime, james ensor, nightlife and walking and cycling in Ostend

Ostend Beach Festival

Where:
Klein Strand
When:
Fri 9 Jul 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 10 Jul 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 11 Jul 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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An unfinished symphony. Polyphony in the collection.

Where:
Mu.ZEE
When:
30/11/19 to 31/01/21

Mu.ZEE launched a collection valuation process in November 2018. Mu.ZEE employees thoroughly went through and examined part of the museum’s collection in collaboration with various partners in the socio-cultural field. The significance of the collection and how various works of art are of value to the museum were reflected on and contemplated. In the autumn of 2019, Mu.ZEE will review the outcomes of this participatory project. The results achieved will be presented at an exhibition that provides a splendid perspective into the museum's activities and collection, along with a host of new issues and rationales that sweep the public along on a journey through Mu.ZEE’s history and its future. What does it mean to value a collection? Which criteria do we adopt during this type of valuation process? What do we know and how should we proceed? The museum's mission and vision are what shape the theoretical framework of the valuation project. As a museum of modern and contemporary art in Belgium, we have a role to play in society. By valuing our works of art, we imbue these creations with meaning and contextualise them. We raise awareness about our artworks and attempt to come up with new interpretations and connections that we can present to visitors through exhibitions and digital access to the collection. On the one hand, our valuation was carried out by an internal valuations team, while on the other, Mu.ZEE relied on an external sounding board that is part of its broader network. We are interested in telling you about the participatory approach we adopted for this pilot project. But above all, we would like to invite you personally to help us value a work of art or an ensemble. Because valuation isn't just the task of a single person...

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Once upon a time…

Where:
Leopoldpark
When:
31/10/20 to 05/11/20

During the autumn break we transform the Leopoldpark into a fairytale world full of elves, trolls, princes and princesses. Every day there are various street acts, theater performances, workshops and stories to discover. A fairytale walk for the whole family to enjoy.

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Winter in the Park 2020

Where:
Leopoldpark
When:
27/11/20 to 03/01/21

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

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Santa’s House and Magical Christmas Tree 2020

Where:
Wapenplein
When:
27/11/20 to 03/01/21

Have you always wanted to know what Santa’s House looks like? This autumn, he will be setting up his house on the Ostend Wapenplein. Santa’s House is the ideal spot to take your Christmas photo.

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Ostend at Anchor 2021

Where:
Port of Ostend
When:
27/05/21 to 30/05/21

Ostend at Anchor is the must-attend event for all who are interested in maritime history. More than 150 ships set sail for Ostend: from three- masters to inland barges to the smallest clinker-built longboats. The streets and squares around the docks are buzzing with activity.

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TAZ#21 - Theater Aan Zee

Where:
Leopoldpark
When:
28/07/21 to 07/08/21

Theater Aan Zee (TAZ) is a ten-day theatre and music festival. The festival presents performing arts (theatre, dance, performance) in a unique combination with music, literature, photography and other art disciplines. TAZ explicitly opts to place the starting artist at the centre, to give emerging young talents of complete diversity optimum opportunities on stage, and to support them as thoroughly as possible.

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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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