Leisure: What’s On


Intimate Audrey: Intimate Audrey is a ‘bespoke’ exhibition on the life of Audrey Hepburn created by her son, Sean Hepburn Ferrer, to celebrate her 90th birthday anniversary in her birth town of Brussels, Belgium. All of its profits will go to EURORDIS- Rare Diseases Europe and the Brugmann and Bordet hospitals in Brussels. Composed in large part of unpublished photographs, it focuses entirely on the woman – not the icon. It is the woman behind the legend who is ‘coming home’. It includes several hundred original and re-printed photographs, a limited amount of memorabilia, dresses and accessories, as well as her never before seen fashion drawings and humanitarian writings. A series of poignant videos bring each of its chapters to life. Until 25 August. Espace Vanderborght, Brussels. Tickets from €10 www.intimateaudrey.org

Tour & Taxis Summer Edition: Celebrate the best of Brussels this summer at Tour & Taxis! With pop-up restaurants, exclusive bars, live music, sports and activities for everyone! Delicious food, refreshing drinks, exclusive cocktails, free open-air cinema and activities for everyone. You know Tour & Taxis for bringing Brussels together for events such as BRAFA, Art Brussels, la Foire du Livre and the International Brussels Tattoo Convention, to name only a few. Now Tour & Taxis is giving everyone the chance to “celebrate the best of Brussels” at the Tour & Taxis Summer Edition, running from June through September. This months-long festival will feature music, food and activities so residents and tourists alike can relax and enjoy the warmer months on the beautiful Tour & Taxis site. The Summer Edition will coincide with other summer events on the Tour & Taxis site such as the Brussels Beer Fest, Color Run, Bike Brussels, and the Brussels Design Market. Come to the grand opening on 27 June and discover all the best of Brussels. 27 June – 29 September. Tour & Taxis. www.tour-taxis.com

The Tale of Tsar Saltan, of his Son the Renowned and Mighty Bogatyr Prince Gvidon Saltanovich, and of the Beautiful Princess-Swan: For the centenary of Pushkin’s birth in 1899, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov drew inspiration from one of his celebrated fairy tales and composed a delightfully imaginative opera, with the Flight of the Bumblebee an instant hit. The composer’s gift for melody and orchestration combines perfectly with the poet’s often absurd humour and overflowing imagination. Alain Altinoglu can here revel in the role of orchestral wizard, as he did recently in The Golden Cockerel, while Russian director Dmitri Tcherniakov returns with a many-layered psychological conclusion to the opera season. Until 29 June. La Monnaie. www.lamonnaie.be