The Waagnatie event hall in Antwerp will once against host Darklands, the kink and fetish festival formerly known as LeatherPride Belgium. The dates? Tuesday 7 to Tuesday 14 March 2023, with an emphasis on the weekend of Friday 10, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March.
Monkeypox vaccine, an excuse to visit Valenciennes
September 2022. Just over a month after Maarten and I went to Lille for our first jab of the monkeypox vaccine, we went to Valenciennes for the second jab.
COVID-19 | Autumn booster vaccination starts on 12 September at Antwerp Expo
On Monday 12 September, the Antwerp vaccination campaign will start with the autumn booster in Antwerp Expo (VacCovid). The first invitations have been sent on 22 August. Every resident of Antwerp, Borsbeek, Wommelgem, Stabroek and Schoten from the age of 18 is given the opportunity to be vaccinated. The vaccination campaign will last eight weeks.
Antwerp Pride 2022 made big impact with Queertopia, monkeypox highjacked the festivities
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…
Darklands 2023 from Tuesday 7 to Tuesday 14 March in Antwerp
Darklands 2023 will be held at Waagnatie in Antwerp from Tuesday 7 to Tuesday 14 March, organiser Jeroen Van Lievenoogen has notified his newsletter subscribers. A whole week!
Five years of Trainbow Belgium
Doubting professional skills, being sidelined, insults, inappropriate jokes, or systems inappropriate for recognizing gender identity – these are still discriminations that the LGBTQIA+ community sometimes faces at work. The Belgian railways have moved in the direction of greater integration. For 5 years now, Trainbow Belgium, a group of LGBTQIA+ sympathizers of NMBS / SNCB, Infrabel…
MONKEYPOX IN BELGIUM | Darklands warns visitors, as gay men are more at risk
Gay fetish and kinks festival Darklands has sent an email to its visitors to warn them for monkeypox, the ‘new’ disease spreading. “The health department of the Belgian government has confirmed three cases of the monkeypox virus linked to visitors at Darklands”, the festival communicates to its visitors.
CORONAVIRUS | Belgian Health Science Institute Sciensano wants you to fill in this survey, part III
The two previous COVID-19 health interview surveys could each count on more than 40,000 participants. Today Belgian Health Science Institute Sciensano launch our third survey, which focuses on your experiences, your health and your wellbeing during the deconfinement.
No dates yet for Darklands 2021 as next edition uncertain to go ahead
In a a short message on Facebook, Darklands has cast doubts over the 2021 edition.
CORONAVIRUS | No multiday domestic and foreign trips before 8 June
On Friday 24 April the National Security Council of Belgium held a much awaited press conference on deconfinement. A French word for the exit strategy out of coronavirus countermeasures.