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The Easter lamb: a well respected tradition
Next Monday 11th April 2011, at about 11.00hrs, a delegation of the V.Z.W. HANDELAARS EN AMBACHTSLUI VAN DE WIJK ROND HET SLACHTHUIS EN DE MARKTEN VAN ANDERLECHT (Association of traders and merchants active in the vicinity of the Abattoir and
Postcards from the Future
From September 2010 until June 2011, Postcards from the Future will bring a new postcard into circulation each month representing a different district of the city of Brussels. Created in collaboration with the inhabitants and users of the place they
Friday, 27th May 2011: day of cleanliness
Organizing public markets, at the occasion of which in three days' time more than a hundred thousand people gather every week again, cause a lot of nuisance, not in the least by the garbage that is being left behind, not only by the visitors but
Abatan 2020 Project: Agropark building-site started up
The first phase in the actual starting-up of our EFRO-project along the Chaussée de Mons has been started. Two delapidated rear houses (numbers 195 and 203) have been taken down for safety reasons (collapsing-danger). Moreover, in view of realizing
Culinary contest "Wijk van de Smaak": and the winner is...
"The District of Taste", such is the name of a culinary contest that was organized by some six Anderlecht districts, held in the brand-new culinary tower of the Elishout school. The winners prepared a tasteful "tajine" with chicory. Not really
"De Boeremet" (Farmers Market), Brussels' healthiest place-to-be, is to be found in Cureghem
For the best of market produce, there will only be one address from 1st September onwards: "De Boeremet", a recently taken new initiative from Abatan.If you are a true lover of fresh vegetables or special fruits, if you like fine cheese and prime
Come and have a taste of our vegetable garden's produce
The initiative to start up a vegetable garden on our site came from an architect students organization. It was their intention to make inhabitants, merchants and social organizations aware of the Slaughterhouses’ destiny.
Father Christmas joy for more than 800 children
Santa Claus, as he is called across the Atlantic, especially came down from up north to see us first, at the occasion of our Sunday market; a splendid opportunity to make countless children happy. We estimated them to be more than 800 to be spoilt
Happy New Year!
Management and personnel of Abatan s.a. ("Les Abattoirs et Marchés de Anderlecht" the "Caves de Cureghem" and the "Boeremet") send you their best wishes and hope to see you back next year as well, visiting their markets or taking part in other
Abatan takes part in the first of a series of publications on Cureghem
CUREGHEM PART I – THE HISTORICAL CONTEXTThe autor: Dirk De Caluwé Cureghem is quite a fascinating and seductive district, not in the least because of its versatility and its enormous richness. No material wealth though, because Cureghem holds no