Parc du Cinquantenaire/Jubelpark, one drawing at a time

© Urban Sketchers

Parc du Cinquantenaire/Jubelpark bears witness in its own way to Belgium’s colonisation of the Congo and the wealth it generated. For this year’s Heritage Days, Urban Sketchers Belgium invite you to rediscover the park from this specific perspective. In keeping with the movement’s motto ‘Showing the world, one drawing at a time’, they would like you to convey your personal response to the park and the version of history that it presents, through the sketches that you make while there.

At the meeting point, you’ll be given a map of the park showing a number of locations with links to colonialism and the Congo. You will then be free to wander wherever you like and draw what takes your fancy.

At the end of the day, if you wish, you’ll have the chance to share these drawings with the group.

In cooperation with Urban Sketchers Belgium.

Practical information

Sat., 10:30 to 17:00

Starting point: under the Cinquantenaire Arcade, Parc du Cinquantenaire/Jubelpark, Brussels-Extensions

Activity in English, French and Dutch. More information is available from the Urban Sketchers Belgium Facebook group or by emailing