CONTINUED FROM PART 6 39) Food development from 1958 to 2008 – BioForum Walloon and BioForum Vlaanderen have teamed up to organize an organic picnic at the foot of the Atomium on 15th June. Changes in food habits and the resurgence of faith in organic
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CONTINUED FROM PART 5 33) Exploration du Monde – An exploration of Belgium in 1958 through a film co-produced by Belgavox, VRT and RTBF. It will be shown in various Walloon cities and Brussels.
CONTINUED FROM PART 4 27) The Atomium 58-08 blog and live broadcast around the world – The Atomium website will have a special anniversary blog with vides, films, interviews etc. It will also have the live broadcast of the opening fireworks on April 17th at 10:15 pm. 28) Marble museum – A marble display cabinet [...]
CONTINUED FROM PART 3 20) By bicycle from 1958 to today – Organized by a school located in the Expo 1958 pavilion Yugoslavia, students will take the route from the school at Wevelgem and the Atomium on April 22, 2008.
CONTINUED FROM PART 2 13) The Musical Wheel- This is a an artwork placed in the entrance hall of the Atomium for the celebration period. It is a musical painting which is a fusion of visual and audio effects. It is interactive i.e. the visitor can walk through the work turning on and off the [...]
CONTINUED FROM PART 1- 6) Fifty year olds invited to the Atomium – On 21st July 08, 275 Belgians born between 17th April and 19th October 1958 are honored in an evening event from 7:30 pm. Also any person born between these dates can visit the Atomium for free on
Programs for the 50th year commemoration of Expo 1958 would take place between 18th April and 19th October 2008 in Brussels. The events, partnerships and collaborations are given below.
The Expo’1958 was an important event for Belgium. Apart from the Expo itself , it gave the country an amazing structure – the Atomium. This has become a symbol for the country of progress, modernity, universalism and happiness. To commemorate the 50th year of expo ‘58, a number of events and exhibitions are being organized [...]
The Atomium is located next to Mini-Europe park (which has miniatures of the famous monuments of EU at a scale of 1:25) beside the King Baudouin Stadium. It is a structure which represents a unit cell of an iron crystal. True to its representation, it has nine spheres made of steel (earlier it was made [...]
Leading off from the Grand Place square, a little distance away past crowded streets in a corner is the statue called Manneken Pis. This is a bronze statue of a small naked boy peeing. It is a fountain, with water replacing the pee! This is the most famous statue of Belgium. However, tourists expect it to [...]