The Kunstenfestivaldesarts is joining forces with six theatres and arts venues in Brussels and with seven artists based in the city to present the News From Home festival in the last week in November. The title refers to Chantal Akerman’s legendary film in which, back in Brussels in 1976, she documents the period she spent in New York and evokes her time there with sensitivity by reading the letters she exchanged with her mother. Brussels has been a city of artists for many years and now that it has had to shut itself away for a period of cultural and social isolation for a second time in relatively quick succession, the festival is keen to celebrate the city’s particularly rich cultural fabric. All the artists offer new creations that are being presented for the first time in Brussels. Léa Drouet brings her grandmother’s past to life in Violences, Radouan Mriziga and Cherish Menzo choreograph the political power of female figures in Ayur and Jezebel, Effi & Amir question cultural identity based on language in By The Throat, Sarah Vanhee and Gerald Kurdian work on new creations with young people from Brussels in Lecture For Every One-20 and HOT BODIES - TV, and Tarek Lakhrissi creates a strange camp opera in SICK SAD WORLD. The artists are rediscovering their everyday life, each in their own way, and have new stories to share with you.