Cultural activities on Wednesday evenings

Cultural activities on Wednesday evenings

We believe in the magic, beauty and connecting power of the arts. That is why we want to transform the Abattoir into OMTA (Open Meeting Space for Temporary Art): a meeting place open to everyone, including artists! 

This summer, we want to show what our fantastic site has to offer in terms of the arts: from the end of June to mid-September, on Wednesday evenings, we will transform the covered market into a concert hall, an open-air cinema, a theatre, … We are testing the first partnerships and laying the foundation stone for OMTA.

We open the summer with a few concerts in collaboration with Orfeo. At the beginning of August, we launch a partnership with Cinéma Galeries. As part of their open-air festival L’heure d’été, we’ll be showing films that are all about food. On those evenings, come and enjoy a delicious meal related to the theme of the film in our DREAMKITCHEN. Mid-August we will have a visit from the “Ne Mosquito Pas”- collective.

The full programme: 


  • Wed 7/7, 19:00 – Hip hop concert by Soultrip, in collaboration with Orfeo 
  • Wed 14/7, 19:00 – Batucada concert by the group Batuqueria, in collaboration with Orfeo

Open-air cinema, combined with a delicious dinner

  • Mon 9/8, 20:00 – Open-air cinema dinner as part of L’heure d’été, in collaboration with Cinema Galeries
    • Screening of “The Delights of Tokyo” < Naomi Kawase (2015)
    • 113 min, spoken in Japanese, subtitled in FR & ENG
  • Tue 10/8, 20:00 – Open-air dinner-cinema as part of L’heure d’été, in collaboration with Cinema Galeries
    • Screening of “The Lunchbox” < Ritesh Batra (2013)
    • 105 min, spoken in Hindi, subtitled in FR & ENG. 
  • Wed 11/8, 20:00 – Open air dinner cinema as part of L’heure d’été, in collaboration with Cinema Galeries
    • Screening of the short film “Een-Twee-Drie-Action” by Laye Gueye Badji, Nabil Barssa & Thomas Lindthoudt with Kinderen uit Anderlecht. 
      • 23 min, spoken in French and Dutch, subtitled in NL and FR. 
    • Screening of “Wallace and Gromit: The Mystery of the Were-Rabbit” < Nick Park, Steve Box (2005)
      • 105 min, spoken in French, subtitled in English.


  • Wed 18/8, 20:00 – Performance “Ne Mosquito Pas”. 
    • A series of performing artists question their own relationship to success and failure by working with elements they themselves experience as “failures” in their practice. 
    • “If at first you don’t succeed, maybe failure is your style” (Quentin Crisp).

You are (very) welcome! 

More information: 

LaboOMTA is made possible with the support of Elke Roex, alderman for Culture, Youth and Community Development, Mayor Fabrice Cumps and the College of Aldermen of the municipality of Anderlecht, and the support of the National Lottery.

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