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beATL is your friend


beATL is your companion, your friend.  beATL is your guide to all Belgian-related events in and around Atlanta.

But beATL is also you.  You and your family.  You and your Belgian friends.  So if you would like to do something with your fellow compatriots, just send me the logistical info, and beATL will publish it for you and handle the RSVPs.  It can be anything and it doesn’t necessarily mean a lot of work:  just grab an idea from all the events around you and make the call …

Here is  an example: you want to bring your family to the fabulous display of Christmas Lights at the Botanical Garden in Atlanta in December (could be January too) …  Why not team up with other Belgian families who would probably want to do the same … Pick a date and time and let beATL make the announcements for you … Every single family will purchase their tickets in advance (or at the ticket window on the day) so you don’t have to deal with money … Just be at the meeting point to welcome your peers, and enjoy the lights!  How simple is that??

Here are some simple ideas for families: walk with or without picnic, a movie night, a haunted house, a day at Six Flags, peek at the zoo, fun at Snow Mountain, Atlanta streetcar … And for adults: a Segway tour, a visit to the Center of Civil and Human Rights, bond with a mummy, Atlanta Movie Tour, drive a Porsche, dance lessons, bowling…

Or course, you could also organize a wine tasting evening, a themed party, an automobile rally, a treasure hunt, a canoe trip,… which all require a little bit more organization but ask a friend to help you and it will be all fun for all!

What are you waiting for???   Contact beATL and let’s schedule something and have an exciting beATL-Time!

 

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Guided Tour – KONGO ACROSS THE WATERS


Source: Africa Atlanta 2014

The Consulate General of Belgium in Atlanta is pleased to invite you to a private guided tour of the exhibition KONGO ACROSS THE WATERS, curated by the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren and the Samuel P. Harn Museum, University of Florida in Gainesville.

Carol Thompson, the Fred and Rita Richman Curator of African Art at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta has kindly accepted to be our expert guide.

The tours will take place at the Jimmy Carter Museum and Library located at 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307 on the following dates:

  • Tuesday August 12th  at 12.30 pm
  • Thursday August 14th  at 12.30 pm
  • Sunday August 17th at  2 pm
  • Tuesday August 26th at 12.30 pm

Entry fees:

  • Adults: $8
  • Seniors (60+), Military & Students with IDs: $6
  • 16 and under: Free
  • Parking: Free

Kindly reserve your place by e-mail to atlanta@diplobel.fed.be.  A confirmation will be e-mailed to you.  Do not delay : only 20 persons will be accommodated per tour.

Kongo across the Waters


As part of “Africa Atlanta 2014”, the exhibition Kongo across the Waters showcases more than 120 pieces of art and artifacts from the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren. Exploring deeply the legacy of Africa’s Kongo culture, the artwork will be on display until September 21st at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum (441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307).

Africa Atlanta 2014 is a citywide year-long series of art exhibits, lectures, performances and conferences highlighting Atlanta as a nexus for reinventing the cultural and economic bonds among Africa, Europe and the Americas.

Source: Africa Atlanta 2014

Source: Africa Atlanta 2014