Girls Heart
Brussels

Art Brussels
Edition

April 20 - 22,
2018

Queering the Eye

Weekend

Please join us April 20 - 22 for the raddest selection of all things feminist, queer and artistic Brussels has to offer.

Girls Heart Brussels proposes a great package deal including a lesbian herstory tour of Brussels, a guided tour of the different art fairs, a fantastic dance party hosted by legendary Catclub, a queer performance night and an amazing kick-off: our welcome together drink on Friday evening at a secret location (more details will be announced after booking). You stay at the colourful Pantone Hotel.

Programme

Friday April 20:

8 - 11 PM: Welcome drink/fingerfood + performances by Hanne Lippard (Berlin) and Nora Turato (Amsterdam) at secret location
Nora Turato performing
Nora Turato performing 11 PM - late (optional): Drinks & dancing in town

Saturday April 21:

10 AM – 1 PM : Lesbian tour with Marian Lens
Marian Lens in fron of her feminist/lesbian bookstor Artemys
Marian Lens in fron of her feminist/lesbian bookstor Artemys
Galerie Bortier, Brussels (1986)
1 PM – 2.30 PM: Group brunch

PM: Free afternoon to explore the city

9 – 11 PM: Dinner at a restaurant of your choice

11 PM – late: Catclub party

Sunday April 22:

11 AM – 2 PM: Guided tour of Art Brussels
Installation by Hanne Lippard
Installation by Hanne Lippard 2 PM – 3 PM: Guided tour of Poppositions art fair

3 PM – …: Free afternoon

Hotel

You will be staying at the colourful Pantone Hotel, conveniently located in the middle of town with good connections to public transport.
Pantone Hotel

Package deals

Package 1: Single room Art Brussels package deal

Single room for 2 nights at Pantone Hotel (incl. breakfast), [1 x]
Free welcome drinks & finger food on Friday evening [1 x]
Guided lesbian tour with Marian Lens [1 x]
Free brunch at Les Filles on Saturday [1 x]
Entry tickets Art Brussels & Popposition fairs 1 x]
Free entrance Catclub’s official Art Brussels party [1 x]

Price: 200 EUR

Package 2: Double room Art Brussels package deal (double bed)

Double room for 2 nights at Pantone Hotel (incl. breakfast) [2 x]
Free welcome drinks & finger food on Friday evening [2 x]
Guided lesbian tour with Marian Lens [2 x]
Free brunch at Les Filles on Saturday [2 x]
Guided tour Art Brussels & Popposition fairs [2 x]
Free entrance Catclub’s official Art Brussels party [2 x]

Price: 250 EUR

Package 3: twin room art brussels package deal (twin beds)

Double room for 2 nights at Pantone Hotel (incl. breakfast) [2 x]
Free welcome drinks & finger food on Friday evening [2 x]
Guided lesbian tour with Marian Lens [2 x]
Free brunch at Les Filles on Saturday [2 x]
Guided tour Art Brussels & Popposition fairs [2 x]
Free entrance Catclub’s official Art Brussels party [2 x]

Price: 250 EUR

NOTE: Rooms with 3 or 4 person occupation are available. We also have family rooms available. Please email us for more information.
Pantone Hotel

Package 4: Art Brussels Package deal without hotel

Free welcome drinks & finger food on Friday evening [1 x]
Guided lesbian tour with Marian Lens [1 x]
Free brunch at Les Filles on Saturday [1 x]
Entry tickets Art Brussels & Popposition fairs [1 x]
Free entrance Catclub’s official Art Brussels party [1 x]

Price: 50 EUR

Book

Sorry, we are fully booked. See you next edition!

Must-sees

GIRLS HEART BRUSSELS FAVOURITES

EAT


DOWNTOWN

Les Filles
Perfect for a weekend brunch, all female run

Knees to Chin
Delicious Rice Paper Rolls

Le Pre Salé
Authentic Belgian food for a good price


PANTONE HOTEL HOOD

Oma
Recently opened perfect brunch place

Le Dillens
Perfect for brunch and burgers

Sale Pepe Rosmarino
Authentic neighourhood Italian

Drink


DOWNTOWN

L’Archiduc
Landmark of Art Deco

Benelux
Great cocktails and perfect clubbing

Le Fontainas
Brussels’ gayest bar

Lord Byron
Cosy whisky & gin bar

Rainbowhouse
Lesbian Weekend Rendez-Vous

PANTONE HOTEL HOOD

Rubis
Dynamic biodynamic wine bar with a bite
Rubis

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)

Media love

Some nice words about the weekend and queer Brussels

De redactie
Brussels’ lesbian scene is less well known, but exists. Thanks to Girls Heart Brussels people abroad are now being given a unique opportunity to discover the Belgian and Flemish capital from a female, feminist and lesbian perspective.

Lonely Planet
As the LGBTIQ scene rapidly evolves, new gatherings and hangouts are beginning to pop up across the city, here’s how to make the most it.

Orlando Zine
Hand-picking a selection of events that focused on feminist, queer, or lesbian initiatives – specifically within the Brussels art scene. Embracing both the mainstream and the underground, the weekend merged art, fashion, food, and nightlife.

About us

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, 4th Edition, 5th Edition and 6th Edition

Thank you: Emma Sidgwick, Despina Vassiliadou, Jane Haesen, Isabella Ritter, Frederick Boutry, Frédéric George and The Great Team at Cabinet Bianca Debaets.

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