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A programme focused on social cohesion

Each year, our socio-cultural season includes many events and activities focused on social cohesion. Our desire, through these programming choices, is to constantly create spaces for exchange and encounter between the different communities and associations that make up the social fabric of Brussels, and particularly of St. Gallen.

These include :

  • Our neighbourhood “potlucks”, during which local residents are invited to share the dishes they have prepared with each other, as well as our "Grandma’s hostel", which offers an intergenerational approach to this activity
  • The "Resto des Tricoteurs et Tricoteuses" and its large meeting table, which aims to combat isolation and allow everyone to remain curious and to widen their circle of acquaintances
  • The "Sephardic couscous", at the confluence of Arab and Jewish culinary (and musical) traditions, as well as the Mussels-French fries (bringing together Dutch and French speakers)
  • Our theatrical creations "Les liaisons joyeuses", in partnership with Théâtre et Réconciliation, which address the theme of living together by bringing together on stage artists, people from the neighbourhood, people with disabilities or dependencies, newcomers, and many other disadvantaged people or people from invisible backgrounds
  • Our Monday night open stage, which allows Brussels artists to meet on stage and share their creations with a diverse audience
  • The Children’s Ball, a free event aimed mainly at local children

We try to offer these activities at the lowest possible cost : our concerts, film-debate evenings, children’s activities, conferences and evenings with great games are accessible from 3, 4 or 5€. Other activities, such as the Java, the open stage, the neighbourhood Spanish hostels or the children’s ball, are completely free. We also accept Articles 27 for our cultural activities.

In addition to these activities, our programming is strategically designed so that our public, during their visit, can discover other activities "by chance" and become interested in what other visitors are doing. This strategic choice allows us to develop another way of occupying the space of the "cultural centre" : it is no longer a place of passage between two performances, but a place of discovery and exchange between audiences.