Last updated: 11th March, 2019
About 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.
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
The Many Lights of Christmas
Updated for 2018!
On Friday, 7th December 2018, the most wonderful time of the year starts in Ghent officially: the time of the year when twinkling decorative lights bring some respite from the incessant darkness and the sound of Jingle Bells on loop in shops threatens to
In mid-October, after the students' opening parties calm down and before gloomy November sets in, Ghent hosts its very own international film festival. Read all about some of our this year's favourites. 93
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
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 two examples of how engaged the city dwellers are when it comes to
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
When I first heard about Gentse Feesten, it was described to me as a mega-festival with partying and drinking alcohol until the early morning hours, every night, for 10 days. While it sounded fun for the (much younger than me) Gentenaar who was describing it, I found it hard to