The Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Canvas invite you, as a member of the press, to a commemoration of VUB Honorary Rector Caroline Pauwels and a preview of the documentary The Four Seasons of Caroline Pauwels, on Monday 12 September at 17.00. Together we will remember Caroline Pauwels as the inspiring woman she was. If you would like to attend this event, please send a confirmation email to VUB Press Relations: [email protected]
The host of the evening is VRT journalist Annelies Beck. Guest speakers Karen Donders, Director of Public Engagement, Talent and Organization at VRT, Isabel Junius, VRT programme-maker, Jan Danckaert, VUB Rector, and Karsten De Clerck, VUB President, will fondly recall Caroline's warm personality.
In the avant-premiere of The Four Seasons of Caroline Pauwels by Isabel Junius and Mieke Ghys, we follow Caroline during the summer, autumn, winter and spring of the year 2021-2022 and share her vision of the world. This portrait will be broadcast on television on 26 September.
As a journalist, you can attend the commemoration and preview and gather reactions from guests after the broadcast. We explicitly ask you to do this discreetly and to respect the wishes and privacy of those attending.
We also ask photographers and videographers to respect guests’ wishes and privacy. During the first 10 minutes of the preview, photographs can be taken and flash and video recordings made. Afterwards, we ask that people take their seats in the auditorium and not take pictures until after the preview.
The commemoration will take place in VUB’s main auditorium at the Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus in Etterbeek. We advise you to come by public transport. If you will be coming by car, please request your parking spot by registering your numberplate . You will then be able to drive onto the VUB campus without any problems thanks to automatic numberplate recognition.
Disclaimer: VUB and Canvas have invited a select group of journalists for this commemoration and preview. This is a personal, named invitation. Please do not forward it.
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