La Kermesse héroïque festival @ Beursschouwburg, Jan 13 – 15

, 11 January 2016

La Kermesse héroïque is a three day festival taking place in Brussels across venues, including Beursschouwburg theatre and Midpoint Cafe, running January 13  to 15.

The festival takes its name from Jacques Feyder’s 1935 film about a group of women in Boom, Antwerp who welcomed and hosted Spanish militants for one night, while the men -all still traumatised by the 16th Century Spanish occupation in the years previous -hid undercover.

Curators of the festival, Alberto García del Castillo and Louise Osieka have programmed a Midpoint booklaunch, a screening by Laurie Charles, a performance by Marnie Slater and a concert by Steev Lemercier and Olivia Dunbar to finish.

Midpoint is a former R&B bar that in 2011 opened and is a place for artists and musicians to host parties. Beursschouwburg also used to be a place for private parties in the late 19th Century.

See the Beursschouwburg Event page for more details and history.**

Steev Lemercier. Courtesy Alberto García del Castillo.
Steev Lemercier. Courtesy Alberto García del Castillo.