Weekend tip: Records and Rebels in London and Just Married in Brussels

Fall has arrived and while we are lucky to enjoy an Indian summer in central Europe, the weekends of sunshine are doomed to come to an end. This is the sad truth but there is a positive side to it: once the rain and clouds take over, we will look for indoor activities, and the good news is, there are some exciting exhibitions going on, that I cannot wait to see.

Once again, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London has come up with a fantastic theme-exhibition: “Records and Rebels 1966-1970” explores how the finished and unfinished revolutions of the late 1960s era have impacted the way we live today and think about the future, looking at the greatest music performance alongside with fashion, film, design and  political activism. The exhibition is on until 26 February, tickets available from 16 pounds, and you can pre-book your visiting slot here. I just did, can’t wait! (General admission to the museum is free, opening hours daily 10.00 – 17.40, Friday: 10.00 – 22.00, Cromwell Road, get off at South Kensington tube stop).

In Brussels, on the other hand, the Museum of Costume & Lace is taking a more convential theme as an angle for its current exhibition. “Just married – A History of Marriage” explores the dress code of weddings over time, displaying over two hundred years of bridal fashion dating back to the late 18th century until today. You have got time until 16 April 2017, otherwise best go on the first Sunday of a month when admission is free (otherwise 8 €). (Opening hours from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5 pm, Rue de la Violette 12- that is just around the corner from Manneken Pis and Grand-Place). It’s definitely on my list!

Looks like a good start into the fall-museum season to me!

❤ Kate

 

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