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Celebrating the legacy of Pieter Bruegel the Elder in Brussels

Pieter Bruegel the Elder is notable for introducing a bird’s eye view perspective of landscapes into art and ‘Hunters in the Snow’, displayed at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, is regarded the first winter landscape painting.

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Sax and the Citadel

Taking care to enunciate his vowels, Stuart Render takes a breather next to the man who invented Charlie Parker’s instrument of choice – and visits the House of Sax……………. Walking through the streets of the picturesque southern Belgian (Wallonia) town of Dinant you spot a bench up ahead. Ah, time to rest your weary feet.…

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Charity Raffle prize generosity raises £4067

To all the generous providers of prizes for the charity raffle at our annual gala awards dinner – a big thank you. A mighty big thank you too from Survival International, which benefitted to the tune of £4067. The cheque was handed over to the charity’s founding trustee, travel writer Robin Hanbury-Tenison, during the event…

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Star of hope – migrant stories retold in Antwerp

As desperate refugees seek new lives in Europe, Roger Bray visits a museum dedicated to millions of Europeans who escaped to America  between 1873 and 1934: The best museums are not just collections of objects but places that prompt the  imagination to roam. Antwerp’s Red Star Line Museum is a perfect example. I defy you…

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Kew for a party – The BGTW celebrates summer in the gardens

The Guild held its annual summer party at Kew Gardens. Neil Taylor reports: Travel writers are well used to exaggeration, both in what they read in press releases and therefore perhaps in what they subsequently write. “Magnificent” “outstanding” and “unique” are some of the several bland descriptions we have to face on a daily basis.…