The cultural policy of La Vénerie is active in several sectors : visual arts, performing arts, cinema, courses, community building actions... Amongst the headline acts offered by the Cultural Centre, a special mention goes to the famous “Scènes d’humour”, the “Cinés Apéros” (projection of last season’s best films), the “Art à Petits Pas” project (raising local schools’ awareness to contemporary art), or the “Fête des Fleurs” (event focused on Street Art, people and charities).
The Cultural Centre is spread out on two sites, the Écuries and the Espace Delvaux. These focus on two axis, respectively creativity and distribution. The Espace Delvaux was established in 1985 and houses a theatre with a capacity of 280 people to promote and showcase artists. The creative axis is backed by the Vénerie Workshops and the “Art à petits pas” project.
La Vénerie is for all kinds of public. Its impact is far reaching and beyond the constituency’s boundaries.
The Coordination of Cultural Centres in Brussels met up with Thomas Prédour, director of La Vénerie since January 2010. This was the perfect opportunity to get to know him as well as the Cultural Centre.
We also met Fabrice Vandermissen, artistic coordinator for la Vénerie’s workshops, at the Écuries. Set up as CEC (Centre d’Expression et de Créativité, Expression and Creativity Centre), the Workshops welcome a diverse public. Fabrice talked to us about his work, the Shakespeare Project, Aire de Fête, his own projects for the Workshops, as well as the CEC decree.