It’s that time of the year again: Antwerp Pride and Antwerp Queer Arts Festival. Pride focuses on the second weekend of August: from Wednesday 10 to Sunday 14. AQAF runs from 5 to 28 August. In 2022, Antwerp Pride turns 15 and looks 15 years into the future under the banner of ‘Queertopia‘. AQAF hasn’t…
The municipal governments of Borsbeek and Antwerp have decided to start merger talks. The intention is that Borsbeek will become the tenth district of the City of Antwerp on 1 January 2025. An intensive process will now run until the end of 2023, in which the benefits for all residents will be analyzed and administrative…
Antwerp Pride 2021 drew to a close on Sunday with the second of the Pride Village at Operaplein and of course many parties organised by the gay catering sector in Antwerp. According to chairman Bart Abeel, some 15,000 people attended official Antwerp Pride activities. In COVID-19 times, this is a pretty number.
On 21 February 1221 Henry I, Duke of Brabant granted the City of Antwerp city rights or town privileges. The charter was more a confirmation of an already existing situation, but is still worth a commemoration. Hence, this year’s Open Monuments Day celebrates 800 years of Antwerp city rights.
No, there won’t be a parade for Antwerp Pride this year. Even with COVID-19 statistics improving, it’s just not realistic to organise a parade. Too crowded, too expensive and too unrealistic at this point.
The District of Antwerp town hall moves from the Lange Gasthuisstraat in the city centre to Harmoniepark, not far away from the border with Berchem and its town hall. The date is set for 28 May.
De Carrousel will host its first performance on 8 May. De Carrousel is a mobile open-air amphitheatre with a revolving stage, which will be located at three unique locations in and around Antwerp from until 26 December 26 2021.