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‘MolenCanal’: Molenbeek 2014 revisits the Canal

‘MolenCanal’: Molenbeek 2014 revisits the Canal

2014-04-16 – Following ‘MolenStart’ and ‘MolenDance’, here is another landmark event in ‘Molenbeek, Capital of Culture 2014’: ‘MolenCanal’, organised with the support of the Urban Development Agency, will take place on Saturday 26 April from 11 am to 5.30 pm.

MolenCanal is ‘a gathering that will bring together all types of energy – civic, communal or cultural, to enable you to (re)discover the Canal’s edge and the surrounding area.’

The programme includes:

  • a world tightrope-walking record attempt above the Canal.
  • street shows: La Fleur d’Eau (a 20-metre floating marionette that will make playful use of the dynamic qualities of air, water and earth); the ‘Soumonces’ festivities before the Zinneke Parade; acrobatics on fabric stretched above the water; closing show with Sysmo Game (6 pm, Rue Sainte-Marie: you are invited to make the earth move under your feet during an urban collective performance, both at ground level and on balconies made ​​available by local people), concerts, and much more.
  • special routes you can discover through the municipality (on themes such as urban regeneration, the conversion of the Belle-Vue site,the mysterious waters of Molenbeek, etc.).
  • exhibitions (The Blue Magic of Chefchaouen; video and digital art: iMAL; etc.).
  • refreshments to suit all tastes (barbecue, food trucks, etc.).
  • Bonnevie district festival (in the park, which will be transformed into, among other things, a kid’s village).

Practical details:

MolenCanal - Saturday 26 April - Sainctelette > Parc Bonnevie > Porte de Ninove - Free entry. 

Information point: Rue Sainte-Marie, Canal side

Detailed programme of activities and map: