To mark its 60th anniversary, the Atomium will be launching various activities from March 2018 onwards. These will include exhibitions, events and products honouring this ever-iconic symbol of Brussels and Belgium.
The activities planned for this year will begin on the 23, 24 and 25 March 2018, with a special festive weekend to mark the anniversary. On this occasion, the Atomium will present a hitherto unseen comic book entitled “Sourire 58” (“Smile 58”), created by Patrick Weber and Baudouin Deville, both fans of the fifties and of Expo 58.
In addition to three exhibitions held at the Atomium and at the ADAM-Brussels Design Museum, collectively entitled Galaxy 58, the programme of activities will feature several events that will take place at intervals throughout the year, including a rock festival, summer firework displays and a large vintage bric-a brac fair. Limited edition items will also be created for the occasion, including a MeisterSinger watch and a batch of beer from the Flobecq brewery, Flo58. A splendid concert given by the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia will round off the programme in the autumn of 2018.
Through a large number of mostly unseen photos and video footage from the period – not forgetting the costumes worn by the famous Fair Hostesses – this exhibition at the Atomium will be of particular interest to people who actually visited Expo 58, enabling them to re-live their experience there.