How do you design a festival during a pandemic? And how do you create a safe space that can serve as a festival centre? The Kunstenfestivaldesarts has opted for the open air, where we will finally be able to meet again after so many months. However, green public spaces are rare in downtown Brussels. In partnership with the Public Centre for Social Welfare of the City of Brussels, the Kunstenfestivaldesarts is opening up the gardens of the former Grand Hospice for the duration of the festival. Designed by architect Henri Partoes, the building complex was part of the former beguinage in the city centre. It will be the place to go to for a snack and a drink, for concerts on Friday and Saturday by young Brussels talents, for childcare on Sunday, and for a weekly reading group with a critical perspective. All the activities at the Grand Hospice are free and open to all.
08 — 30.05.2021
Open every day, 18:00 — 22:00
Bar by Recyclart
Bar Recyclart, one of the three pillars of Recyclart, is taking over the bar in the festival centre this year. Their own kitchen will remain closed for a while, the terrace on the sunny rue de Manchesterstraat courtyard will welcome you back later in June with all its delights (100% organic + 100% vegan dishes). In the meantime, they are keeping the condition going by quenching your thirst here. Cheers!
Table service, card only