29 octobre 2019

Journal "Le Farceur" (1963) - Vincent Van Gogh, el Borègne

    Journal "Le Farceur" (1963) "Vincent Van Gogh, el Borègne"   avec le remerciements de Jean-Claude Tant              
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14 octobre 2019

2019-10-13 - Autumn walk in Vincent Van Gogh's steps in Petit-Wasmes

    Sunday, 13 October 2019 Autumn walk in Vincent Van Gogh's steps in Petit-Wasmes   Last guided walk of the year with 20 enthusiastic participants comin from all parts of Belgium. My first real bilingual walk, french and dutch).  Sunny weather, great athmosphere and rich exchanges between the participants.   Departure from the Van Gogh House   In admiration in front of Morgan Ico's mural painting   Wallking down the "Sentier du Grisou" (= Firedamp path)   And up again... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2019

2019-09-12 Van Gogh walk with SHAPE ladies

    Thursday, 12 September 2019 Van Gogh walk with a group of SHAPE ladies     The Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Powers in Europe - SHAPE - are based in Casteau, just north of the town of Mons. While their parrtners are doing theire military duties,h some of the partners gather to share experiences and to visit cultural events or musea in the region.  On 12 September 8 ladies from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, United Kingdom joined me to discover Vincent's heritage in Wasmes.... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2019

27-28 July 2019 : Vincent Van Gogh commemoration weekend in Mons and the Borinage

    Vincent Van Gogh commemoration weekend in Mons-Borinage at the occasion of the 129th anniversary of Vincent's death   Saturday, 27 July - "Marcasse by Candlelight" (Marcasse aux Chandelles) 129 lanters for Vincent at the Marcasse coal mine where Vincent descended in April 1879. Projection of the film "Loving Vincent" (2017) in the Evangelic church of Petit-Wasmes where Vincent was an evangelist in 1879.             Sunday, 28 July Guided walk in Vincent's steps in... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 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]
19 septembre 2019

Sunday, 20 October 2019 : Tribute tu Vincent Van Gogh in Petit-Wasmes

    Sunday, 20 October 2019 Tribute to Vincent Van Gogh in Petit-Wasmes   It was in 1879 that Vincent Van Gogh was an Evangelist for the protestant community of Petit-Wasmes.   Unfortunately, his 6 months’ trial contract was not extended and Vincent had to leave Petit-Wasmes.   Nevertheless he decided to stay for another year in the Borinage, in Cuesmes, where he finally decided to become an artist. “In short, it was in the Borinage that I began to work from nature for the first time. But I... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2019

2019-09-09 : Steven Biskey (New-Mexico, USA) in search of his sibling Florent Mahieu

        Wasmes - Un Américain sur les traces de ses ancêtres          09 septembre 2019              Steven Biskey vit à Albuquerque, au Nouveau-Mexique. Il a fait le voyage depuis les Etats-Unis jusqu'à Wasmes pour retrouver les traces de son arrière-grand-père, Florent Mahieu. Un vrai retour aux sources pour rendre hommage à son ancêtre mineur qui a traversé un jour l'océan atlantique dans... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2019

2019-08-26 - Van Gogh walk with the Cerfontaine Centre (Péruwelz)

    Lundi, 26 août 2019 Promenade Van Gogh avec le Centre Cerfontaine de Péruwelz   Sous un soleil de plomb (+/- 30°C), Caroline et Pauline et leurs résidents du Centre Cerfontaine sont venus découvrir les lieux Van Gogh à Petit-Wasmes. La journée s'est terminée avec un pique-nique (à l'ombre) au Charbonnage de Marcasse.  Merci à Nadine et Riccardo pour le bon accueil !!   Van Gogh green sculpture and view on Marcasse slag mountain / Taupière Van Gogh avec vue sur le charbonnage de Marcasse ... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2019

2019-08-24 Guided walk with group of old students of Mons University

    Saturday, August 24, 2019 Guided walk for former fellow students   Nancy and Xavier invited Xavier's "old" fellow students from Mons university and their partners for a guided walk in Vincenht's steps in Petit-Wasmes. The day's programme was completed by lunch at a local restaurant and a group game in the afternoon.     The group at the Ruelle B aronette     At the Marcasse coal mine            
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03 août 2019

2019/07/30 - Walter's birthday cake . le gâteau d'anniversaire de Walter

      Tuesday, 30 July 2019 50th birthday of Walter Michael DeForest   Walter Michael DeForest (NYC) celebrated his 50th birthday in the Borinage during his 79-day journey through Europe in Vincent’s steps. Here is the birthday cake made for him by Loubna Tallih (Mons).     You can find pictures of other creations by Loubna on her FB page. But, too bad !  There is nothing left.  We ate it all !!!!!