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5th Flemish Language and Music Festival in Bollezeele (Oct. 16-18 2009)

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The 5th Flemish Language and Music Festival, which the Institute of the Regional Flemish Language organises every year, will be hosted in Bollezeele on the lands of Yzer Houck, which will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. Visitors will have the opportunity to take part in the various, entertaining activities of both associations. The Institute of the Flemish Regional Language will coordinate initiation courses to Flemish for pupils from the town and the surrounding villages, set up a special meeting of rhetoricians, arrange exhibitions. It will also supervise a Flemish popular ball and a classical concert during which Flemish organ works from the 16th to the 20th century will be played, as well as traditional and contemporary Flemish music concerts. Yser Houck will offer visitors a whole range of Flemish traditional village festivities, humorous speeches, a Flemish meal, traditional sports, a mass with Flemish sermon, …  In a nutshell, this festival will be the perfect occasion for visitors, whether they speak Flemish or not, no matter where they come from, to have a pleasant week end in the very heart of French Flanders.