lievemoederDEAR MOTHER
The 1865 initiative, ‘Peace and Motherhood', by American, Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis, which aimed to sacrifice no more sons to wars, first introduced the idea of a day to honour all mothers. It is through her daughter, the Methodist, Anna Jarvis who, out of love for her dead mother organized “a memorial Mother's Day meeting” in 1907 and can be considered the real founder of our present Mother's Day.
Disappointed by the growing commercialization, she later fought unsuccessfully to abolish this holiday. (For more information: Mother's Day / Wikipedia).

Our open weekends have been conceived since the beginning as special treats for the whole family. But since we prefer to celebrate the festivals when they happen, we have adjusted our program:

The entire ABC-house serves as a workshop to make aesthetically pleasing folding flowers, hearts and opportunity rhymes. Our design studio anticipates this special day with jewellery for mothers and toys for babies.
Saturday 10/05 and Sunday 11/05 from 10:00 to 17:00

- Kamishibai Mother's Day Special
‘Mr. Rabbit and the wonderful gift’ is an enchanting tale by Charlotte Zolotov with wonderful illustrations by Maurice Sendak.
A little girl is looking for the perfect gift for her mom and Mr. Rabbit is doing his best to help her.

- Workshop Nick Trachet
Our in-house-alchemist experiments with miso, spätzle and rocket, lets you have a taste of real Gouda and surprises us with a Brussels chocolate fondue.
Saturday 10/05 from 14:00 to 16:00, registration required

- Last but not least
ABC is also warming up for the upcoming Football World Cup. Play in our six fitschigogerln' * stadiums with Belgium against Brazil, Italy or Portugal. Design a new Red Devil outfit or supporters buttons...


Saturday 10/05 and Sunday 11/05 from 10:00 to 17:00
ABC-House - Gaucheretplein 13-1030 Brussels
Reservations are not required, except for the workshop - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - 02 502 00 27
We recommend visiting in the morning then it is less crowded and there is plenty of time to quietly explore the entire studio.

* 'fitschigogerln' or coin football is a game that is a form of table football for two players and a referee.