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February is a folk month. This month we headed to Charleroi for the best cultural events we shouldn’t miss out on this February. We met up with Manon, the voice behind Le Vecteur, a multi-disciplinary platform aiming to defend young creations, help creative people to find their place in society through art. They focus on literature, workshops, performances, visual arts and concerts but are also establishing residencies for individuals and collective co-creation projects. “Art everywhere, every time”, she said.
What if your children were the new “Freaks”, those nineteenth-century fair phenomenons that disgusted as much as they fascinated? After 18 months of work, these scary creatures come to expose their monstrosity and criticize the norm. Grow? To do what? To work ? What a stupid idea! Stay young and trashy? Yes! Lie? Obviously. And continue to play of course… Enter their world of cruelty, friendship and thirst for freedom. An intriguing show to try to understand their torments and passions.
From 9 to 18 February, Flagey will be buzzing with the highly-anticipated Anima, Belgium’s leading animation festival. As always, Anima provides a programme so vast in scope, it’s nearly mind-boggling; indeed, the carefully curated selection has films from all over the world, both long and short, and including traditional animated films as well as those using cutting-edge technology to their advantage. Opening the festival is Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner, the story of an Afghan girl who must dress up as a boy in order to ensure her family’s survival under Taliban rule. Anima will also have screenings in Cinematek, and all over Belgium for that matter, so stay on your toes, keep your eyes open, and let the magic of animation take you away.
The festival of the printed image is happening this month, along one of our favorite partners, “6001 is the new 1060”, organising Papier Carbone. The festival lasts from February 24 to 25 at BPS22 —another partner of Subbacultcha ;). In the evening, everything will take place at Le Vecteur. On February 23, we will open with the screening of the documentary movie Graphic Means. On February 24th, it’s the big party “between festival”. Program: Fanzine Workshop, Facteur Cheval gig and DJ Battle about the word “Paper”.
Concert Capacitors is happening 9 February at Le Vecteur, Charleroi. The events is free for members. Join here.