Agenda: to see and to do, museums and exhibitions, culture and sport in Ostend

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

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Sat 26 Feb 2022

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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Texas

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Tue 19 Apr 2022

Texas is a Scottish pop rock band from Glasgow, featuring Sharleen Spiteri, Ally McErlaine, Johnny McElhone, Eddie Campbell, Tony McGovern, Michael Bannister and Ross McFarlane, best known for tracks such as Say What You Want and Black Eyed Boy. Formed in 1986, they released their debut album, ‘Southside’, in 1989, which hit #3 in the UK Albums Chart. The band’s second album, ‘Mothers Heaven’, came out in 1991, followed by ‘Ricks Road’, in 1993, but it was their third release, ‘White on Blonde’, which came in 1997, that gave the band their biggest success, reaching #1 in the chart. ‘The Hush’ was released in 1999, ‘Careful What You Wish For’, in 2003, and ‘Red Book’ in 2005, before the band went on hiatus. They returned in 2013, with ‘The Conversation’, which saw them shoot straight back into the Top 5. The band released their latest album, ‘Jump on Board’, in April 2017.

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Melissa Etheridge

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Sun 10 Jul 2022

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of her iconic album Yes I Am, Melissa Etheridge has announced a European headline tour, stopping also at Kursaal Oostende.

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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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Surf's Up: Learn how to surf

Where:
Sportstrand
When:
03/07/21 to 28/08/21

Tame the waves of Ostend, discover how addictive surfing can be and take home piles of pictures and videos. Every Saturday this summer between 3 and 5 PM, you can dip a toe in the world of surfing for only €5. Sun, sea and summer! What more do you need? Limited spots available, so register now!

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TAZ#21 - Theater Aan Zee

Where:
Leopoldpark
When:
23/07/21 to 08/08/21

Theater Aan Zee (TAZ) is a seventeen-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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Internationale Fotobiënnale Oostende

When:
04/09/21 to 24/10/21

La toute première biennale de photographie d’Ostende débute le 4 septembre. 30 photographes exposeront d’ici peu leurs œuvres. Parmi les grands noms attendus lors de cette édition, il y a le Belge Marc Lagrange et son fils Vincent, mais aussi d’autres compatriotes comme Filip Dujardin et Julie Scheurweghs.

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