• The Brosella Folk & Jazz Festival – Brussels

    by  • July 11, 2013 • Brussels, City Breaks, Festivals, Music • 0 Comments

    Celebrating its 37th year, this weekend sees the annual international Brosella Folk and Jazz Festival take place at the open-air Théâtre de Verdure in Brussels. This is small but delightfully intimate festival which celebrates some of the upcoming names in both the world of folk and jazz, set in beautifully verdant surroundings against a backdrop of the Atomium’s futuristic metallic spheres.

    Set across two stages, each day’s programme of events kicks off at 3pm, with Saturday given over to folk whilst Sunday’s running list is devoted to the sounds of jazz.  There’s an eclectic mix of musicians on the menu not only from Belgium but from Great Britain, the US, Spain and Portugal too.

    The festival is family friendly and “Brosella for the Kids” provides a programme of activities which includes theatre, music, workshops and animations, perfect for both the young and young at heart. Food and drink are available at the festival and entrance is free! The Théâtre de Verdure is a 15-minute metro ride away from the Gare du Midi or De Brouckère (Grand Place) metro stations. For more information, visit www.brosella.be.


    With a French grandmother, childhood holidays on the continent and a degree in French and Spanish, a love of languages and travel has always been in my blood. Fresh from university with an unfettered enthusiasm to show off my linguistic ability and first-hand knowledge of the world beyond the UK, I entered the travel industry and, 16 years on, I’m still there! With several years spent in the luxury sector planning escorted holidays across Europe for the American market, followed by an even longer tenure designing short breaks with a difference in the must-see cities of Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, Madrid, Prague, Florence, Brussels, Venice, Salzburg, Milan, Krakow and Berlin (to name but a few), it’s fair to say that Europe is my passion! Today my travels have taken me far beyond the boundaries of Europe with so many destinations still to discover, yet the continent abounds in such a wealth of treasures – historical and architectural, cultural and musical, gastronomic, artistic and linguistic – that its appeal, for me, will be eternal.

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