Weekend

For her 5th edition, Girls Heart Brussels embraces the Art Brussels weekend, proposing a hand-picked selection of all things feminist and artistic.
Girls Heart Brussels offers a great package deal including free entrance to the different art fairs, the official afterparty – hosted by legendary Catclub, several off-programs and a get-together drink on Friday evening. The deal also offers an optional sharp priced stay at Hotel Bloom!

“With a new generation of queer women looking for something different than the mass media approach of lesbianism, there is a need for contemporary ways to celebrate the freedom of expression.”

Sanne Nooitgedagt
(Metal Magazine)

Programme

Girls Heart Brussels proposes a loose program for the weekend, totally adaptable to your own taste and preference. The only real get together is the welcome drink on Friday evening. But please feel free to meet up and explore together!
Here’s our selection:


Friday April 21

18.00 – 19.00 hrs: Check-in at Hotel Bloom! (optional)
19.15 - 20.00 hrs: Screening of ‘Brussels, 2016’, a film by Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide) at Les Brigittines
20.00 – 22.00 hrs: Welcome drinks & fingerfood followed by dreamboat Miaux in concert at Les Brigittines

Saturday April 22

11.00 – 13.00 hrs: Visit of Art Brussels Fair
13.00 – 14.00 hrs: Lunch (For suggestions, click here)
14.00 – 15.00 hrs: See Orla Barry's expo at Argos
15.00 – 16.00 hrs: Say hello at Independent fair
16.00 – 17.00 hrs: Be amazed by Nathalie du Pasquier expo at La Loge
17.00 – 19.00: Walk through downtown or uptown Brussels, with an aperitif at Café Fontainas
19.00 – 21.00: Dinner (For suggestions, click here)
22.00 – late: Art Brussels after party, hosted by Catclub
Orla Barry, “ Breaking Rainbows” at AROS Orla Barry, “ Breaking Rainbows” at ARGOS Sunday April 23

10.00 – 11.00: Stroll on fleamarket at Place du Jeu de Balle
11.00 – 12.00: Explore Poppositions fair
12.00 – 14.30: Bonjour to ‘The Absent Museum’ at WIELS (including lunch at their great cafetaria)
14.30 – 15.30: Guided tour of modernist jewel Maison Grégoire, by Brussels based artist Aline Bouvy.
15.30 – ...: Sunday afternoon chill at cozy bar Jane's
Nathalie de Pasquier, “From Some Paintings”, La Loge Nathalie de Pasquier, “From Some Paintings”, La Loge

NOTE: In your goodie bag, you will find a booklet with nice shops, restaurants, bars, art spaces & galleries, flea markets and other nice areas to explore. Don’t forget to check it out!

“Girls Heart Brussels is the perfect occasion to visit this fascinating and increasingly gay friendly destination”

Arianna Bertolotti
(Droste Effect)

Hotel

You’re staying at the cozy Hotel Bloom!, situated right in the middle between the different fairs with easy (public) transport to both downtown and uptown Brussels.
Hotel Bloom!

“Veranstaltungen wie Girls Heart Brussels sind wichtige Plattformen für einen generationsübergreifenden Diskurs, in dem es nicht um eine Intellektualisierung der Feminismus-, Lesben- und Genderdebatte geht”

Melissa Gambaz
(Missy Magazine)

Package deals

*DOUBLE ROOM ART BRUSSELS PACKAGE DEAL*

PRICE: 199 EUR
* Room and tickets valid for 2 people

*SINGLE ROOM ART BRUSSELS PACKAGE DEAL*

PRICE: 179 EUR
*Room and tickets valid of for 1 person

*ART BRUSSELS PACKAGE DEAL*

PRICE: 25 EUR

“Barbi(e)turix avait testé (et approuvé!) ce week-end fort en expérimentations maltées et en découvertes culturelles”

Lubna Libitsch
(Barbieturix)

Book

We are fully booked. See you next edition!

“Es ist ein feines, besonderes Festival in Belgien. Zweimal im Jahr zeigt das Girls Heart Brussels die besten Plätze für Frauen, die sich für queere Kunst, feministischer Kultur und lesbisches Leben interessieren.”

Felicia Mutterer
(Straight Magazine)

Eat & Drink

GIRLS HEART BRUSSELS FAVOURITES

EAT


Jour de Fête
The trendiest place to eat downtown

Les Connes
Lesbian run haute cuisine

Les Filles
Perfect for a weekend brunch, all female run

Le Pre Salé
Authentic Belgian food for a good price

Knees to Chin
Delicious Rice Paper Rolls

DRINK


DOWNTOWN

L’Archiduc
Landmark of Art Deco

Le Fontainas
Brussels’ gayest bar

Lord Byron
Cosy whisky & gin bar

Rainbowhouse
Lesbian Weekend Rendez-Vous

UPTOWN

Le Dillens
Perfect for brunch and burgers

La Pompe
New favourite hot dog hang-out

La Belladone
The best cocktails with an Eastern European accent

Jane’s
New bar hosted by Brussels legendary DJ Lady Jane

SHOP

DOWNTOWN

Dansaert Area
Nice downtown shop area, with the most interesting boutiques on Rue Dansaert, Rue des Chartreux and Rue de Flandre. Check out Hunting & Collecting and Isabelle Bajart

Marollen area
Must sea is the fleamarket, everyday between 8.00 and 14.00 hrs. Place Jeu de Balles. Check out Brut, a vintage plants shop. Rue Haute 202 and the many brocante/furniture stores.

UPTOWN

Ixelles area
Lots of shops around Rue du Bailly. Worth to check is La Meute, old and new curiosities run by the coolest lesbians of Brussels.

VIEW


The best view on the city is next to the Palais de Justice, where downtown and uptown meet. Place Poelaert
Walking towards the point of view, Pink Screens Edition, Nov. 2016 (Pic by Despina Vassiliadou) Walking towards the point of view, Pink Screens Edition, Nov. 2016 (Pic by Despina Vassiliadou)

About

Girls Heart Brussels invites you to explore Brussels from a female perspective, with a focus on its lesbian, queer and feminist initiatives.
We’re eclectic in taste and highlight both the mainstream and the underground. We love art, fashion, food, clubbing and Brussels lifestyle in general.


Girls Heart Brussels is an initiative from visit.brussels
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Project team: Jessica Gysel & Frédérick Boutry
Concept, content & copy: Jessica Gysel
Graphic design: Maxime Dendraën
Website: Amandine Maloux & Frédéric George

Have a look the 1st Edition, 2nd Edition, 3rd Edition and 4th Edition

Thank you: Delphine von Kaatz, Lady Jane, Helena Kritis, Emma Sidgwick, Despina Vassiliadou, Frederick Boutry, Frédéric George & Alex Sourbis.



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