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Autumn Gent Festival

OdeGand festival view in Ghent

If you thought that the festival season in Ghent finishes with the close of summer, you have obviously not been living here for long. Gentenaars do not let the seasons define their festival plans. Bridging the gap between the summer festive feeling and the usually rainy Film Fest Gent is

The Curious Case of Ham-Dressed University Pillars

Jan Fabre Gent, Copyright: UGent

An animated discussion on the appeal of the Broche pillar on Korenmarkt or the love-hate relationship of Gentenaars with the Schapenstal (sheep barn, a pet name for the Stadshal on the Emile Braunplein) - these are just the two latest examples of how engaged the city dwellers are when it

Cosplay and FACTS – a great way to make friends

Cosplayer Violet Gray

This weekend you might bump into Hogwarts students, Dr Who companions and anime characters trekking from Gent-Sint-Pieters towards the Flanders Expo. If you are wondering where they are going and what they are doing, read on. FACTS, the largest Belgian comic con, happens twice a year, in October and April

How to cook up a Japanese film festival

Tomoko Kaji copyright Natasa Ahacic

Last updated: 7th March, 2018 Almost 10 years ago, Tomoko Kaji found herself at the opening night of the budding Japan Square film festival in Ghent. Even though she had heard about the festival from her husband, renowned Japanologist and festival collaborator Luk Van Haute, she didn't know what to expect. She

Quirky Things to See and Do in Gent

Tourism to Gent is booming as more people discover that there is more to Belgium than just Brussels and Bruges. Gent's popularity will come as no surprise to expats who live here. There is something for everyone in this medieval city, and as friends and family take advantage of a free


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