A record! As many as 21 Brussels care centres enjoy culture through livestreaming on Monday

A record! As many as 21 Brussels care centres enjoy culture through livestreaming on Monday

Through streaming, we bring culture to Brussels residential care centres and local service centres. Because everyone has a right to enjoy culture, even those who are less mobile and still want to experience some culture.

On Monday 13 March from 2 p.m., De Bonanzas will perform a nostalgic show and throw a colourful sixties party for care centres in Flanders and Brussels. From CC Het Perron in Ypres, they will perform golden oldies of Elvis, The Beatles, The Doors... to get the residents to dance. A guarantee for a great atmosphere and nostalgia. As many as 21 Brussels care centres will stream the concert. A record! ​ They will watch the broadcast together with some 30 residential care centres in Flanders.

It started during the corona period at the end of 2020 as an experiment with four participating residential care centres, and we clearly see that Brussels care centres enjoy the livestream offer. This season 2022-2023, 25 residential care centres and local service centres signed up for the free livestream of one or more of the three performances.

The offer of the Flemish Community Commission (VGC) is free, as is the technical support (sound amplification, large screen, blackout curtains, etc.) and lending of audiovisual material. To enhance the cultural experience, care centres will receive adjusted promotional material for each performance: posters and tickets. They will also receive tips to increase the live feeling, as if the residents were in the middle of the performance. A win-win, in other words.

The streaming offered by the VGC during this 2022-2023 season is a mix of streams of a Brussels performance and of two performances acquired through Cultuurconnect. This 13 March live stream is organised and streamed by Cultuurconnect, the platform for digital innovation in the cultural sector.For the livestream offer, the VGC is working together with the 22 community centres, the Brussels Ouderenplatform and Cultuurconnect.

“The elderly are too often overlooked With this initiative, we want to take that extra few steps for them, because they too should be able to enjoy culture. Attending a digital performance is an exciting experience for many elderly people. Enjoying culture together at the same time ensures that we stay connected to each other. ” said ​ Pascal Smet, VGC college member for Culture, Youth and Sports.

[Link: https://www.vgc.be/wat-biedt-n-brussel/cultuur/livestreaming-woonzorgcentrum]

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Damiaan De Jonge Woordvoerder, Kabinet Pascal Smet


About Pascal Smet

Brussels Government, Secretary of State for Urbanism and Heritage - European and International Relations - Foreign Trade - Fire fighting and Emmergency medical Assistance

Member of the Board of the Flemish Community Commission (VGC), responsible for Culture,Youth, Sport, Community Centres, Living Together and Diversity

Pascal Smet
Koning Albert II laan 37 - 12de
1030 Brussel