Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
Nicholas
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Dorpfeest Oud-Heverlee

Every year at the end of the summer, our village organises a three day Dorpfeest culminating on Sunday with a barbecue for all (at least, all who pay the price of admission).



Entertainment is provided for smaller citizens, both a bouncy castle and face-painting.



And young entrepreneurs are encouraged to sell off unwanted toys and games to neighbours:



This year we had a local band, Muscaloco, playing vaguely traditional music on traditional instruments:



As in previous year, various houses and gardens were turned into exhibition spaces for local artists. I wasn't too sure about Ilse Derden, whose "la Rêve de Michel de Ghelderode" adorned one garden:



Nor about the giant ants in the retirement home:



But I did like the pleasing pottery of Marleen De Vos:



And the village's oldest and largest internal public space was taken over by the local craft society to show off their work:



Anne's pieces are the two on the left of the lower table by the altar:



We were lucky with the weather. It rained heavily in the morning, and is raining again now; but we were able to enjoy a sunny afternoon of community.
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