Guided walking tour with a performance element
Unexpected encounters in the marshland Wiels
As part of the Hors les muren! (Outside the Walls!) initiative, explore the ‘marshland’ linking the WIELS contemporary art centre and Forest/Vorst’s cultural centre BRASS and discover the colourful characters who frequented these places in days gone by. Guides will take you on a tour of the former Wielemans-Ceuppens brewery site. As you pass a brewing tank, the marshland, the vegetable garden and the engine room, actors will perform short sketches appropriate to these locations, bringing to life the very human aspects of this heritage. The tour will start at WIELS and will then pass via the garden and water feature to end up at BRASS. The heritage of the three locations will be showcased, with an emphasis on their various users – past, present and future. So let yourself be drawn into this half-historical, half-surreal tale, brimming with poetry…
Initiated by WIELS (contemporary art centre), BRASS (Forest/Vorst cultural centre) and the Maison des Cultures/Huis van Culturen (House of Cultures) of Saint-Gilles/Sint-Gillis, Hors les muren! (Outside the Walls!) organises meetings and cultural, artistic and participatory projects, mainly in the public space. With the support of the Colleges of Mayors and Aldermen and Alderwomen of the Municipalities of Forest/Vorst and Saint-Gilles/Sint-Gillis, as part of the urban regeneration contract relating to the neighbourhoods adjoining Avenue du Roi/Koningslaan.
Sat. & Sun. at 11:00, 13:30 and 15:00 (in French); 11:30, 14:00 and 15:30 (in Dutch) (duration: 1 hour 30 minutes).
Starting point: WIELS, Avenue Van Volxem/Van Volxemlaan 354, Forest/Vorst
Advance booking required. Up to 20 people per tour.