“This party was born with the initiative of collectif Brusk 7 years ago.
The fiesta has always been a great success with beautiful concerns, multi-cultural diversity, skate, art, diy,…
But now, Brusk is dead!
Szymon Stachon. Lien air in the Punisher Bowl. Photo: Alexandra Dos Santos
The structure remains, renamed Sk8boarders a.s.b.l and with it remain many fans & friends.
This year was the first year that we made the party without Brusk – it was still a success.
Who are we? We are just two skaters because more or less everybody from Brusk makes others things now… Myself (Damien) and Jimmy.
Damian Delsaux. One of the organizers for this years’ Fiesta des Ursulines is one of the hardest rippers of the Punisher Bowl. BS lipslide. Photo: Alexandra Dos Santos
We arrived two years before the end of Brusk and now we want to continue the skate guerilla, and luckily for us some other people help us out with the administrative shit.
Photos: Alexandra Dos Santos
So this year’s Fiesta was too crazy! Many skaters, many people, many bands, original things & full improvisation.
The party started in the morning with a skate and circus initiation, then the first band started to play and some stands opened (food, drink, serigraphy) but no labels, just friends.
In the afternoon there was different best tricks and a little skate and bmx demo by some locals.
There was also a photography exhibition with a tea dance for everybody in the nursing home, just on the other side of the Ursuline square. Like every year we have made a new design in the square – the weather is too bad in Bruxelles so now all the square is like a sunny beach!
Around 6pm started the best part: Bowl session with live bands – three bands playing up on the deck of the bowl and a really good session for this year.
Last year the Bears were grafitting the bowl. This year, they’re even skating it! Photo: Alexandra Dos Santos
We want thank to: Ian, Christine, Célia, Alex, Chez Zelle, Gnassis, R.A.D, all the volunteers, every local and a special thanks to Pauline! ” - Damian Delsaux
Photos by Alexandra Dos Santos:
Photo: Alexandra Dos Santos
Dancing with the old people in their nursing home is part of the Fiesta Des Ursulines. A very social and positive communal event. Photo: Alexandra Dos Santos
“Every year the Fiesta des Ursulines somehow marks the beginning of the skateboarding summer season in Brussels. However, the weather isn’t always on our side. But beer is a good alternative to missing sunlight, and we Belgians know how to make up for it. Our top animator Phil was at his best as usual, dressed as a womenly kinda joker. All-in-all the event was a great success, gathering skaters, rockers, groupies, mom’s and dad’s, kiddies, punks and hipsters. The gigs around the bowl were rad and the skaters hit it hard during the session. So fuck the weather and let’s skate!” - Pauline Miller
Photos by Pauline Miller:
Grip tape workshop. Photo: Pauline Miller
Ratman. Frontside grind in the Punisher. Photo: Pauline Miller
Szymon Stachon. Blunt to fakie off the box. Photo: Pauline Miller
Poolslide bands are the best. Photo: Pauline Miller
One of the bands. Photo: Pauline Miller
Szymon Stachon. Backside air in the Punisher. Photo: Pauline Miller
Overview. Photo: Pauline Miller
Kickflipping the big black dude gap. Photo: Pauline Miller
Overview. Photo: Pauline Miller
Girl. Photo: Pauline Miller
Boy. Phil the MC. Photo: Pauline Miller
Ungovernable Skateboards. Belgium has no government. Seems like they are doing fine without it. Photo: Pauline Miller
Photos by Wim Dewaele:
Syzmon Stachon. Boneless one. Punisher Bowl. Bruxelles, Belgium. Photo: Wim Dewaele
Szymon Stachon. Backside air. Photo: Wim Dewaele
Ratman. Sweeping up the Punisher. Photo: Wim Dewaele
Punx. Photo: Wim Dewaele
Piet. Grinding up the extension. Photo: Wim Dewaele
Ian Dykmans. Back smith. Photo: Wim Dewaele
Ratman. Frontside layback rock n roll with punk n roll playing in the background. Photo: Wim Dewaele
Kevin Vu. Ollie. Photo: Wim Dewaele
Ian Dykmans. Grinding the Punisher. Photo: Wim Dewaele
Donald. Handplant. Photo: Wim Dewaele
Cedric. Backside air. Photo: Wim Dewaele
Szymon Stachon. Another angle of his Blunt to fakie off the extension. Photo: Wim Dewaele
Barna and friend. Photo: Wim Dewaele
Barna boneless on the street course. Photo: Wim Dewaele
Words by Damian Delsaux and Pauline Miller
Photos by Alexandra Dos Santos, Pauline Miller, and Wim Dewaele