On 16 November 2023, an information session about the city link took place in the Forum Room of the main library.
Stefaan Kerger spoke to various Ostend residents who had visited Banjul. Teachers and students from the Sint-Andreasinstituut and De Studio related their experiences in The Gambia's capital city. Student nurses (ZoWe Nursing School) shared stories from the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) and the Vesalius Institute discussed their unique project.
The year 2023 marked the 20th anniversary of the city link between Ostend and Banjul. The activities of the past years and plans for 2024 were outlined in a brief retrospective.
The music of kora player Lamin Kuyateh was a recurrent theme throughout the evening.
A photographic record of Pieter Clicteur of the photographs taken in Banjul was on display in the library's exhibition area.
Ostend-Banjul city link information session
16 November 2023
Main Library, Wellingtonstraat 17, 8400 Oostende
With the support of the Province of West Flanders.