26 juillet 2019

Van Gogh weekend in the Borinage - 27-28/07/2019 : Marcasse aux Chandelles - "Marcasse by Candlight" + "Van Gogh guided walk"

  Marcasse aux Chandelles - Marcasse b Candlelight   Tribute to Vincent Van Gogh - Hommage à Vincent Van Gogh   Saturday, July 27, 2019 - samedi 27 juillet 2019         In case of bad weather conditions the film projection will take place IN A PARTY TENT.  En cas de mauvaises conditions météo, la projection du fklm se fera SOUS  CHAPITEAU.    Programme   19:00 : Doors and bar open- Barbecue - "Boulettes de Wasmes" Start of guided "Van Gogh... [Lire la suite]

11 juillet 2019

2019-07-05 & 10 : Guided walks with the little hikers of "Rando Kids Activity"

      Friday, July 5 and Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Two guided walks with the enthusiastic children of "Rando Kids Activity"   "Rando Kids Activity" is the initiative of Mr; Benoît Debay who organizes 5-dayks workshops for children during the school holidays.  The workshops combine hiking with cultural visites.  A nice opportunity for children to broaden their horizons while enjoying the fresh air !!   Friday, 5 July               ... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2019

New mural painting in Petit-Wasmes / Nouvelle peinture murale à Petit-Wasmes

  25/06/2019   Van Gogh mural at the Ecole Busiau in Petit-Wasmes / Peinture murale Van Gogh à l'école Busiau de Petit-Wasmes     Wednesday, June 25, 2019 was a very special day for the children of teh Ecole Busiau in Petit-Wasmes.  They recived the visit of Walter Michael DeForest (New-York) on his 79-day tour through Europe in search of Vincent Van Gogh. Walter was accompanied by Liz Cook, Lenny Haydn and Morganico from London.  Liz's car had been especially "Van Gogized" for the occasion by... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2019

Vente aux enchères du revolver avec lequel Van Gogh aurait voulu se suicider

    Vente aux enchères du revolver avec lequel Van Gogh aurait voulu se suicider             AFP 17 juin 2019     Le revolver de marque Lefaucheux que Vincent Van Gogh aurait utilisé pour mettre fin à ses jours le 27 juillet 1890 à Auvers-sur-Oise sera mis aux enchères mercredi à Paris à l'Hôtel Drouot.             Newsletter info         Recevez chaque matin... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2019

Artnet News : Experts Find Van Gogh’s Fingerprints on His Famous ‘Sunflower

    Experts Find Van Gogh’s Fingerprints on His Famous ‘Sunflowers,’ and 4 Other Surprising Discoveries From the Painting’s Recent Conservation Conservators have been conducting extensive research on Van Gogh's famous "Sunflowers," and they are finally ready to present their findings. Naomi Rea, June 20, 2019 Conservator Ella Hendriks looks at Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers (1889). Courtesy Van Gogh Museum © Maartje Strijbis. Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers (1889) is the most famous painting in the Van... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2019

Borinage visit of Walter Michael DeForest

    Follow Walter Michael DeForest on his 79-day tour through Europe   On Sunday, June 23, artist Walter Michael DeForest left New-York for a 79-day journey through Europe in search of Vincent Van Gogh. His european tour will start in London on June 25 and the first stop will be Mons at the end of the same day. On Wednesday, June 26, Walter will discover the Van Gogh places in the Borinage and he will give a workshop for children in the school of Petit-Wasmes.          Suivez... [Lire la suite]
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19 juin 2019

Visit Mons : Pass Van Gogh Borinage

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19 juin 2019

Call for investors : opportunity to buy Marcasse; Vincent Van Gogh's favourite coal mine in the Borinage

  Plan realized by Monique Van den Berg (Rotterdam - NL) Marcasse and Vincent Van Gogh Letter from Vincent to Theo van Gogh. Petit-Wasmes, between Tuesday, 1and Wednesday, 16 April 1879.Wasmes, April 1879   My dear Theo, I went on a very interesting excursion not long ago; the fact is, I spent 6 hours in a mine.In one of the oldest and most dangerous mines in the area no less, called Marcasse. This minehas a bad name because many die in it, whether going down or coming up, or by suffocationor gas exploding, or... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2019

Vincent Van Gogh beer : "Nuit Etoilée" (Starry Night)

      Vincent Van Gogh beer   "Nuit Etoilée" (Starry Night)   Belgian Special Amber Ale (Vol. 9% alcohol )                 Brewed and bottled in Belgium by : Abbaye des Rocs Honnelles (Belgium) Website : https://www.abbayedesrocs.com/la-nuit-etoilee-francais        Reportage Télé MB 18/05/2015   ... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2019

Vincent Van Gogh au Borinage - Histoire / History / Geschiedenis

                         INTRODUCTION                 W O R K S  I N  P R O C E S S   Pour une mise à jour régulière des travaux de rénovation de la "Maison Denis", consultez les photos dans l'album "Wasmes - Maison Van Gogh : Up-date Travaux / Works / Werken"   For a frequent up-date of the evolution of the renovation works of the "Maison Denis", please view album "Wasmes -... [Lire la suite]