The thirteenth edition of Antwerp Pride is over. Antwerp Pride 2021 will take place from 12 tot 15 August. Hopefully free from coronavirus countermeasures.
The Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst van Antwerpen (M HKA), the Museum for Modern Art in Antwerp, is hosting ‘Together.‘. Allegedly it’s Belgium‘s first LGBTQIA+ dedicated exhibition.
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.
Before the Province of Antwerp and the City of Antwerp issued even stricter coronavirus countermeasures, Antwerp Pride replaced the traditionally crowded pride parade with a ‘Trail of Stories‘.
Darklands has announced postponing the 2021 edition to April 2021 or possibly even later. The exact date is not yet released and won’t be as long as there is no final “go’” That ‘go’ means approval from authorities after a vaccine or cure for COVID-19 is available.
Due to the new measures in the City of Antwerp regarding a new and serious spike in COVID-19 cases, Antwerp Pride cancels some events and will focus more on the digital pop-up channel AntwerpPride.TV. What is cancelled and what can continue?
“You’ve all been watching the news, so this probably won’t come as a surprise: due to the corona regulations in Antwerp we are cancelling our public events for this year’s edition of Antwerp Pride“, is the harsh but only possible message from Antwerp Pride.
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…