Melanie presents a colourfully illustrated, wide-ranging talk that provides an insider’s view of the fascinating ‘City by the Sea’ of Ostend, or ‘Oostende’ as the Flemish call it, in West Flanders in Belgium. Melanie’s talk will demonstrate the fascinating historical setbacks and subsequent re-birth of Ostend through the centuries, to transform the city from the foremost fishing port in Belgium to become the gateway to mainland Europe and beyond and the Queen of Seaside resorts.
- Duration: 45 mins
- Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
- Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Meet The Speaker, Melanie
From being an enjoyable part-time ‘hobby’ the repeat bookings for Melanie Gibson-Barton's talks grew to such an extent that she gave up her 'day job' to become a full-time speaker. Many of her talks have been commissioned by previous audiences for commemorative occasions.
Preparing for the Event
For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).
We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!