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Niña Weijers shortlisted for the Gouden Boekenuil 2015

Written by deBuren

Dutch citybooks author Niña Weijers' novel De consequenties (The consequences) was just shortlisted for the prestigious literary prize Gouden Boekenuil 2015. For citybooks Ghent, following Annelies Verbeke, Karl Schlögel, Ángeles Caso en Wim Brands, she will be residing in the Arteveldestad for two weeks to submerge herself in the city's rich historical past.


deBuren is all ears!

Written by deBuren

Once a month (on Thursdays) you are more than welcome at deBuren for a lunchtime concert along with a snack and a drink. The programme is eclectic; we like to surprise you as well as ourselves. While it's all rather informal but intimate, there is one thing we do insist on: respect for the performer, which means no talking during the concert. Welcome!


Call for applications - Join the European Cultural Parliament Youth Network (ECP YN) - The Belgian team

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ECP YN is a Pan-European Network of young art - and culture related professionals exists in total 17 countries across Europe. They are looking for more members to fully create a core group for ECP YN Belgium: persons between 20 and 35 who are motivated to contribute to the development of the culture sectors and for young people in them. This can be done in purely artistic ways, but also structural ways. The deadline is November the 2nd 2014. More information (pdf)


VIDEO: Erdogan supporters and opponents clash in debate about tradition, modernization and gender in Turkey

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Picture posted by Hazal Naz BesleyiciRecently the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç – a member of Prime Minister Erdogan's Islamist AK party – suggested that women should no longer laugh in public. A storm of protest followed. Within the framework of the WoWmen! festival, deBuren and Kaaitheater organized a debate 10 March 2014 on whether the tension between tradition and innovation in Turkey  is representative of what is happening in gender issues. It was a heated debate between pro and contra Erdogan.