Kapelvej 44 is a part of a local culture house. It has a big cafe/dining room, some smaller workshop rooms a gym hall and a nice courtyard. It is normally used for soup kitchen, parties, cultural and political events.
Steoberiet at Blaagaards Plads 3 is a venue we will be using the mornings for workshops and lunch, before we transfer to Kapelvej for the afternoon workshops and evening events. We will provide all festival guests with information on how to get between the two venues and there will be people to walk with if you don't trust your sense of direction.
The address of the venues are:
How to get there
Kapelvej 44 is in central Noerrebro. You can walk there from the central station or from Noerreport st. in about 25 minutes. You can also take bus 5A from Noerreport (direction Husum Torv) to the stop Kapelvej. Or from the central station you can take bus 66 (direction Emdrup Torv) or 12 (direction Jyllingevej) to the stop Griffenfeldsgade.
Stoeberiet at Blaagaards Plads 3 is also in central Noerrebro. You can take the 5A from Noerreport (direction Husum Torv) to the stop Ravnsborggade. From the central station taking bus 66 (direction Emdrup Torv) or 12 (direction Jyllingevej) to the stop Blaagaardsgade.
You can get to Copenhagen in many ways.
By train: dsb.dk
How to get around
The easiest way to get around Copenhagen is by bike. We will try to get old bikes to fix up. During the festival we will have tourist maps of Copenhagen.
There are buses leaving close to the venue, but transport is quite expensive. It is also within walking distance of the city centre and the beautiful Copenhagen lakes.
There will be text as soon as we know more. Right now we are looking into wheelchair accessibility on the higher floors. Will be up soon.
We would like to be able to have translations at the festival, and we are working on a suitable solution. Watch this space!
The queer festival is non-profit. We wish to create a space which is not based on money, as we find this is the case in society today. The festival is open to all, whether or not they have money. So it doesn't cost anything to take part in the festival, meaning going to workshops, sleeping and food is by donation. We have been fundraising and making solidarity events for this to be possible. Still it is important to point out that running a big festival costs money, and therefore we ask people who have money to give bigger amounts of donations than the people who are not able to.
Unfortunately it's not possible to sleep over at the festival venue. There will be a sign up sheet for pairing up out of town people and Copenhagen sleeping spaces so no one will be without a place to sleep! Come to the venue and sign yourself up if you either have a space or need a space, and if you arrive into Copenhagen late and have an emergency situation where you need a place, Kapelvej 44 is now open until 1am every evening, or you are welcome to call Maddie on +45 50267127 and she can help with finding somewhere.
There will be common food for lunch and dinner. Food is by donation. All the food served at the festival is vegan. There is food three times a day, breakfast will be breads and spreads, rather than an organised meal. If you have allergies let us know on the allergy sign up sheet in the kitchen and we will make sure there is also food for you. We now have all meals coordinated, but if you would like to help with food preparation, sign up for a meal at the daily meeting (14:00 at Blaagaards Plads 3), or pop by the kitchen and ask if you can help.
General Information about Denmark
Denmark has its own currency kroner as it is not part of the Euro European standard currency. Danish money can be bought at the Airport, or at Forex Shops around town, but it will probably be cheaper to buy them before entering the country. At present time 100 Danish kroner is worth 13.41 Euros and 18.36 US Dollars.
The weather in Copenhagen in July is changeable. It can be really hot but it can also rain and be chilly. Here is a link to the Danish weather forecast so you can come prepared: dmi.dk
Public transportation is very expensive in Copenhagen. Travelling from the airport to the city can cost you 36 DKR per person. And a ride itself never costs less than 24 DKR. Copenhagen is nice on bike. We hope to have a bike workshop at the queer festival so you can make your own.