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James Ensor: self-portraits

Thu 21 Mar 2024 to Sun 16 Jun 2024
Self-portraiture is of essential importance in Ensor's work and holds a special place within his body of work. The first three known painted self-portraits by James Ensor date back to 1879. Undoubtedly, his most famous self-portrait is "Self-portrait with Flowered Hat" (Mu.ZEE, Ostend), painted in…

Baron James Ensor

Atlantikwall Raversyde
Sat 9 Mar 2024 to Mon 11 Nov 2024
In 1929, King Albert I conferred the title of baron on James Ensor at the age of 69, elevating him to the peerage and gaining social recognition for his abilities. Today, some 90 people in Belgium carry the title in their names. Art project James Baron Ensor photographed those barons and baronesses…

David Smulders Porseleinen borden 'De Tafel van James'

Thermae Palace Hotel
Fri 9 Feb 2024 to Sun 30 Jun 2024
Voor het Ensorjaar ontwierp David Smulders voor het Thermae Palace Hotel porseleinen borden in het kader van ‘De Tafel van James’. Er zijn 8 unieke ontwerpen met de voornaamste kleuren die Ensor gebruikte. Kobaltblauw, vermiljoenrood, chroomgeel en loodwit. In ieder ontwerp zit ook een…

Ensor 1940

Atlantikwall Raversyde
Sat 9 Mar 2024 to Mon 11 Nov 2024
On the night of 27-28 May 1940, Ostend Town Hall was bombed. Three paintings and numerous etchings by Ensor are lost. Lost forever. Because in the archives, only some vague images remain. Were they also masterpieces? Did they add anything to the Ensor we know? At the request of conceptual artist…

Ostendaise - North Sea Food Fest

Zeeheldenplein
Sat 22 Jun 2024 11:00
Tijdens de tiende editie van 'Ostendaise - North Sea Food Fest' proef je de creaties van Oostendse chefs tijdens een sfeervol weekend met zicht op zee. Heel wat Oostendse chefs bereiden speciaal voor jou een waaier aan topgerechten. Noordzeevis en andere lokale, dagverse producten zijn daarin…

Ostendaise - North Sea Food Fest

Zeeheldenplein
Sun 23 Jun 2024 11:00
Tijdens de tiende editie van 'Ostendaise - North Sea Food Fest' proef je de creaties van Oostendse chefs tijdens een sfeervol weekend met zicht op zee. Heel wat Oostendse chefs bereiden speciaal voor jou een waaier aan topgerechten. Noordzeevis en andere lokale, dagverse producten zijn daarin…

Ostend, Ensor's imaginary paradise

Venetiaanse Gaanderijen
Sat 29 Jun 2024 to Sun 27 Oct 2024
Discover the unique connection between James Ensor and his birthplace Ostend in the surprising exhibition 'Ostend, Ensor's imaginary paradise' at the Venetian Galleries. As Ostend developed as a tourist and cultural destination to become the Queen of seaside towns, Ensor developed his artistic…

NICK MASON'S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS

Kursaal Oostende
Wed 3 Jul 2024 20:00
In the rich tapestry of Pink Floyd’s history, one might argue that their initial, psychedelic phase is often overshadowed by their later, more commercially successful albums. Addressing this imbalance, Nick Mason, the venerable drummer and the only member to have been consistently part of Pink…

Summer Kick-Off 2024

Fri 5 Jul 2024 17:00
Even more than usual, "partying" is synonymous with the Langestraat on 5 & 6 July. What to expect? Fresh beers and cocktails, great ambiance, goodies for foodies, Ostend bands and DJs and an amazing afterparty in the cafes! Access to the Summer Kick-Off is still completely free.

Summer Kick-Off 2024

Sat 6 Jul 2024 15:00
Even more than usual, "partying" is synonymous with the Langestraat on 5 & 6 July. What to expect? Fresh beers and cocktails, great ambiance, goodies for foodies, Ostend bands and DJs and an amazing afterparty in the cafes! Access to the Summer Kick-Off is still completely free.

Joss Stone

Kursaal Oostende
Thu 11 Jul 2024 20:00
Joss Stone is coming to Ostend this summer! Joss Stone is set to captivate audiences once again with her upcoming 'Ellipsis' tour. This highly anticipated string of shows in the US, South America, Europe and the UK promises a night of unparalleled musical magic, as Joss takes to the stage to…

Ostend Beach Festival

Klein Strand
Fri 12 Jul 2024 14:00
Get ready to dance day to night at the ultimate three-day beach festival!

Ostend Beach Festival

Klein Strand
Sat 13 Jul 2024 14:00
Get ready to dance day to night at the ultimate three-day beach festival!

Ostend Beach Festival

Klein Strand
Sun 14 Jul 2024 14:00
Get ready to dance day to night at the ultimate three-day beach festival!

Abba Gold - The Concert Show

Kursaal Oostende
Fri 23 Aug 2024 20:00
Would you like to feel the magic of ABBA up close in this special tribute performance? Are you looking for a combination of first-class music and an impressive stage presentation? Then “ABBA GOLD – the concert show” is your perfect experience! Be enchanted by the dazzling world of the 70s and 8s…

Abba Gold - The Concert Show

Kursaal Oostende
Sat 24 Aug 2024 20:00
Would you like to feel the magic of ABBA up close in this special tribute performance? Are you looking for a combination of first-class music and an impressive stage presentation? Then “ABBA GOLD – the concert show” is your perfect experience! Be enchanted by the dazzling world of the 70s and 8s…

Engelbert Humperdinck

Kursaal Oostende
Sat 31 Aug 2024 20:00
In a career spanning over 50 years, Engelbert has generated sales in excess of 140 million records, including 64 gold albums and 35 platinum, four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe, and stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Las Vegas Walk of Fame, and Leicester Walk of Fame.

James Ensor: Satire, parody, pastiche

Thu 19 Sep 2024 to Sun 12 Jan 2025
The body of work of James Ensor is characterized by humor and satire. Various works attest to his talent for paraphrasing themes or specific works of other artists. Some works result in parodies or pastiches, and stand out with humor, criticism, and/or caricature. He does not hesitate to denounce…

50 YEARS DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - A TRIBUTE TO PINK FLOYD

Kursaal Oostende
Sat 21 Sep 2024 20:00
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the iconic album "The Dark Side Of The Moon", the nine-piece Belgian band F.l.o.y.d brings a Greatest Hits set with, among others. 'Echoes', 'Another Brick in The Wall', 'Money', 'Wish You Were Here', 'The Dark Side of The Moon', 'Shine On You Crazy…

The shrimp croquettes festival 2024

ACEG Wellington Hippodroom
Sat 5 Oct 2024 11:00
Put inside a tomato, in an Ostend ‘smeus’ or just as a snack, shrimps are always a good choice. Just because life is a little better with a layer of bread crumbs, nothing surpasses the creamy shrimp croquette. During the newest shrimp croquette festival, the city of Ostend will be looking for the…

The shrimp croquettes festival 2024

ACEG Wellington Hippodroom
Sun 6 Oct 2024 11:00
Put inside a tomato, in an Ostend ‘smeus’ or just as a snack, shrimps are always a good choice. Just because life is a little better with a layer of bread crumbs, nothing surpasses the creamy shrimp croquette. During the newest shrimp croquette festival, the city of Ostend will be looking for the…

The shrimp croquettes festival 2024

ACEG Wellington Hippodroom
Mon 7 Oct 2024 11:00
Put inside a tomato, in an Ostend ‘smeus’ or just as a snack, shrimps are always a good choice. Just because life is a little better with a layer of bread crumbs, nothing surpasses the creamy shrimp croquette. During the newest shrimp croquette festival, the city of Ostend will be looking for the…

Going like the wind - interactive exposition

Fort Napoleon
Wed 22 May 2024 to Sun 29 Sep 2024
Visitors are taken on a journey through the wind farms in the North Sea. They discover how electricity from offshore wind turbines comes ashore and learn about the importance of innovations such as the Princess Elisabeth Island. This will be an artificial island off the coast of Ostend, designed to…

Expo 'In the shadow of the master, contemporaries of Ensor'

Stadsmuseum
Sat 15 Jun 2024 to Tue 31 Dec 2024
Ensor was a loner, but not alone. Besides the grand master himself, other artists worked and exhibited in Ostend. After all, the city by the sea has always attracted countless artists who, either occasionally or sometimes for a longer period, stayed in Ostend to work or to settle there permanently…

Q-Beach House 2024

Sat 29 Jun 2024 to Sun 1 Sep 2024
Q-Beach House returns to Ostend every summer. It has live performances, music events and a sunny terrace. Qmusic – a Flemish commercial radio station – broadcasts live from the Q-Studio.

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…

Provincial domain Atlantikwall Raversyde

The Provincial Domain Atlantikwall Raversyde is a unique natural area located close to the sea. A diverse landscape invites visitors to a lovely walk. Raversijde is also a home to a rescue centre for birds and wild animals (VOC). Go On Time Travel (+6) in the provincial domain Atlantikwall…

Venetian Galleries

In 1900, Belgian King Leopold II commissioned architect Henri Maquet to design the first royal gallery: an L-shaped, closed and covered walkway between the royal villa and a large octagonal salon. Nowadays it is known by the name ‘Venetian Galleries’, referring to Venice’s classicist architecture…

Kursaal Oostende

The building dominates the view at the Albert I promenade. The Casino, a design by Leon Stynen (1953) stands on the spot where in 1875 the first casino already stood. The latter was destroyed during WWII. After the war it would still be eight years before the current building was erected. This…