As in 2020, there will be no pride parade for Antwerp Pride in 2021. Even if COVID-19 statistics are getting lower and thus better at the moment, holding a pride parade is just not realistic.
Antwerp Queer Arts Festival (AQAF) has announced dates for the 2021 edition. The festival will start on Saturday the 7th of August and end on Sunday the 29th. With the emphasis on on the first week: 7 to 15 of August.
The Diversity department of Antwerp Police has pasted Paul Harfleet‘s pansies from The Pansy Project, which marks hotspots of homophobia.
Antwerp Queer Arts Festival had to cancel all its indoor events. 99% of the activities planned. What’s left? The ‘Queer Arts Walk‘. I took a guided tour, with Silvia Terrenzio. But you can very well do the tour on your own.
Belgium has taken new coronavirus countermeasures. The hardest hit Province of Antwerp took even stricter countermeasures with a curfew. The City of Antwerp – actually the Arrondissement of Antwerp* – even more so, cancelling all events. Obviously it affects the Antwerp Queer Arts Festival (AQAF) and Antwerp Pride.
Exhibitions, debates, walks… From 5 through 9 August you will be able to come out of your home during the thirteenth edition of Antwerp Pride. But also indoors, you’ll be able to celebrate Antwerp Pride with a fun package and the new streaming platform AntwerpPride.TV. At the same time, the organization is also asking the…
“Seeing we only just received news from the government concerning the conditions for organizing (cultural) events, we are still busy looking into exact programmation for this year’s edition”, Antwerp Queer Arts Festival announced.
The Antwerp Queer Arts Festival is still planning its 2020 edition. Belgium prohibits mass events until the 31st of August but you can hardly call the niche, arty farty happenings of AQAF “mass events”.
Antwerp Queer Arts Festival 2020 wil take place from Saturday 1 until Sunday 9 August. As usual it wil coincide with Antwerp Pride, from 5 until 9 August.
Traditionally, Antwerp Pride in Belgium is held on the second weekend of August. That’s Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 August.