Agenda: to see and to do, james ensor, music, museums and exhibitions, wellness and food and drinks in Ostend

Nights on Broadway - A Tribute to the Bee Gees - Performed by Night Fever

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Fri 22 Oct 2021

Nights On Broadway presents a tribute to the Bee Gees through their catalogue of hits over four decades from the 1960s to the 90s. The fully live band blend the classic hits, acoustic medleys and dance floor fillers which define the show. This is a totally live concert experience which prides itself on musical, in particular vocal authenticity, while the accompanying costume changes compliment the show to give audiences a truly original feeling.

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Leo Sayer

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Tue 9 Nov 2021

Leo Sayer is known the world over for his massive hits which include 'Moonlighting', 'One Man Band', 'I Can’t Stop Loving You' and the transatlantic number ones, 'When I Need You' and 'You Make Me Feel Like Dancing'. His new album, The Restless Years, has received rave reviews in Australia and Leo will be performing some of this new material alongside the hits and old favourites, backed by his full band.

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The Dire Straits Experience

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Wed 10 Nov 2021

The acclaimed live show from former Dire Straits touring member Chris White brings the music of one of the most creative and unique bands in rock history back to life. Over 25 years have passed since Dire Straits disbanded, leaving a catalogue of some of the finest compositions and musical performances that the heyday of rock ever produced. If anything, their reputation has only grown with time. Record sales of more than 125 million albums continue to increase as new young fans discover the music and join the band’s massive worldwide following. A trend that is echoed in their 2018 inauguration into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. It was against the backdrop of a two-decade break – and an increasing demand to hear one of the most dramatic songbooks in rock history played live again – that former members of Dire Straits, Alan Clark, Chris White and Phil Palmer formed The Straits for a charity show at The Royal Albert Hall in 2011. With the prolific Knopfler enjoying an incredibly successful solo career, Alan Clark called upon the singer songwriter, Terence Reis to front the band in his absence. By the time The Straits ended, three and a half years later, the band had played more than 150 shows in 25 countries around the world. However, an invitation to play a series of shows in New Zealand and Australia saw Chris White and Terence Reis collaborating again for The Dire Straits Experience. Joining them is a stellar band of some of the finest professional musicians the UK has to offer.

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10CC

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Sun 14 Nov 2021

Formed in 1970, 10cc were an all-star line up comprised of Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme, who were all successful, well-known musicians in their own rights before forming the band. 10cc were one of the most popular and well known bands of the '70s with their biggest hit I'm Not in Love reaching number one in the UK. The current line-up features co-founder Graham Gouldman (bass, guitar, vocals), Rick Fenn (lead guitar, bass, vocals), Paul Burgess (drums, percussion) – both of whom have been with the band since the mid-’70s – joined by Keith Hayman (keyboards, guitars, bass, vocals) and Iain Hornal (vocals, guitar).

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Kim Wilde - The Greatest Hits Tour 2020

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Tue 16 Nov 2021

Following the worldwide success of ‘Here Come The Aliens’ and the recent live album, ‘Aliens Live’, Kim Wilde and her incredible band are heading back on the road in 2020 with Kim’s Greatest Hits Tour. Featuring hit singles from 1981 to 2020, this will be an unmissable event not only for Kim Wilde fans but also for fans of the 80s, featuring classics such as ‘Kids In America’, ‘Hangin’ On’, ‘You Came’ and other less often heard hits like ‘A Million Miles Away’ and ‘Love Is Holy’– this is going to be the definitive Kim Wilde show. As with all Kim’s shows, the lighting and sound is always first class, with stunning visuals and the most exciting band in the business, including the legendary 2 drummers!

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The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Fri 26 Nov 2021

A show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual listener. Also the only show to be endorsed by the Cash family! This year prepare for a musical adventure with the biggest production to date.

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The Rubettes Featuring Alan Williams

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Sat 11 Dec 2021

A Tribute to the Music of the Rubettes. Featuring Original lead vocalist Alan Williams. 70’s Icons the Rubettes broke onto the scene in 1974 with their worldwide number one hit ‘Sugar Baby Love’ followed in the ensuing years by a further 14 International hits including ‘Tonight’ ‘Juke Box Jive’ ‘I Can Do It’ and ‘Baby I know’.

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Bond Symphonic

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Fri 25 Feb 2022

The James Bond films have often produced beautiful film music. Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner and Madonna are just a few of the many renowned artists who sang a title song. On Friday, October 23, you can enjoy the best-known music from Bond films in a symphonic version, brought to Kursaal Oostende by the European Philharmonia together with vocal soloists.

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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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The Crystal Ship 2021

When:
12/06/21 to 20/06/21

The Crystal Ship is a contemporary art festival that specializes in public space producing different installations, sculptures and murals each year. All artworks remain permanently in the public domain and can be visited freely.

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