Never heard of Creative Mornings?  It is a popular breakfast lecture series for the creative community, organized in major cities (160+) all around the world. Brussels section is very active thanks to the organizers Carmen Vintilescu and other team members from the local chapter. Every month, different topics emerge and participants get a chance to listen and learn fascinating things and stories from diverse types of speakers. This month the global topic is ‘mystery’. Speaker in Brussels will be Derek Blyth, Scottish writer, journalist and broadcaster who has lived in Brussels for 26 years. He was drawn to the city by its quirky charm, its cobbled streets and faded art nouveau architecture.

As a journalist, he has written countless articles on Brussels, covering a beat that ranges from hard political stories to reports on the city’s potholes. For several years, he served as editor-in- chief of The Bulletin magazine and in 2007 launched the weekly newspaper Flanders Today. He now works as a freelance journalist writing for newspapers such as The Brussels Times, The Guardian and the Financial Times.

He is an author of the guidebook about Brussels – The 500 Hidden Secrets of Brussels. The aim was to avoid the obvious tourist sights, and pinpoint the secret places that only locals know. Derek also maintains a blog at

At CreativeMornings Brussels, Derek will speak about creative ways of dealing with problems or projects which are going nowehere and not to search the internet for an answer – but instead go for a walk in the forest, to wander though that mysterious dark zone that lies at the origin of human creativity.

Read the full story at Creative Mornings website and don’t forget to register!

January 27, 8:30am – 10:00am CET. Hosted at BeursCafé, at Beursschouwburg