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Inside the Sint Annatunnel, Antwerp

Following on from our sounds last year from Hamburg’s Old Elbtunnel, we pay a trip to another iconic underground pedestrian passage, the Sint Annatunnel in Antwerp. Its construction was finished in 1933 and it is still functional – wooden escalators take you 30m deep into the 572m long tunnel.

Royal Deluxe street theatre, Antwerp

“Grandma Giant sleeps as she travels through space, between two clouds in the Milky Way. She lives behind the great explosion billions of years ago, the Big Bang. The Giants live in this unfamiliar, immense world. Sometimes they travel to earth. Sometimes they travel to Antwerp…”

Seville flamenco: reimagined

The single most iconic sound of Seville is that of flamenco – so iconic, in fact, that it’s listed by UNESCO. It’s divided into three broad areas: baile is the dance, toque the musicianship and as in this example cante is its vocal expression, giving a voice to strong emotions like grief or rejoicing.