It's A Union Love Affair

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In the past we have written many times about all the different creative geniuses that reside in our little city. Wouldn’t it be great to have an event where all these amazing people are housed underneath one roof? Well this idea popped up in the minds of the wonderful guys behind Union and the One Love board shop and BOOM a new baby was born: Union Love Affair.

Union Love Affair will be a three day happening from noon till 10 pm in our favorite new venue: Meatpack. The vision of our wonder boys was to create a space where several subcategories of the urban lifestyle could mix, something which is, strangely enough, rather unique. They felt that usually people stay in their own little square and are not too keen on exploring other realms to see what’s happening over there. By creating an event where various styles will be present, they hope to peek the crowds’ interest in other subjects and explore other turfs.

So what will this visionary cookie jar contain?This trilogy of delight will have a food market, a fashion show, a stock sale, a skate park, a records fair and some exceptional shows hosted in the new radio station Union Live by Sven van Hees, Glints, Trish van Eynde, Dj Grazzhoppa to just name a few!

Some highlights of the weekend are most certainly the opening music documentary by The sound of Belgium and the dance battle where 8 contestants will have to prove their worth and where the winner gets to go home with a cash prize, judged by Emjay Abidar, Hustlekidz and Osei Bantu.Personally I’m also super stoked by the presence of my favorite tattoo & barber shop Brabo’s hand, the custom build skate park by Antwerp Skate Depot and the uniquely designed for this event Donuts by Glazed Donuts.As mentioned, this event is created by the guys behind The One Love Board shop, our favorite go-to for skate & snowboard gear and clothing and Union Live who will announce the launch of their new radio station at the event. Although calling it a radio station does not cut it. Union is after all something unique, something that we haven’t seen before. It’s music and art television for the internet era! But what does that even mean? It’s very hard to express this in words since the essence has to do with the ultimate combination of extraordinary visuals and marvelous music. I would propose to check it out yourself so you can see what I’m talking about.

If you need more convincing (but why would you?) I would recommend you to go check out the Facebook page and Instagram. I personally can’t wait to check out the happening of this unique Antwerp collaboration, interpreted as a cross-pollination between like-minded souls with various interests.

See you there?


Text by Cleo Klapholz

Pics by Union Love Affair


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