Spill the Tea seeps into Bâtard 

4.11 at 17:30 – 20:45  // tickets

Beursschouwburg Café


“Spill the Tea: Tea = T, which is short for Truth. Spill the truth, tell me something. Let’s have a conversation, tell me what’s been going on.”


Bâtard’s team is very proud and excited to host the second edition of Spill the Tea For one evening, this group of (very) young artists will seep into Bâtard Festival with a full-on carte blanche. The collaboration came from a desire to include the gaze and perspectives and fantasies of teenagers and young adults in the festival, its discourse, its identity. We wish for their creativity and presence to infiltrate Bâtard’s vision and the way it communicates. 


Spill the Tea is an inclusive art event organised for and by young artists with BRONKS theatre in Brussels. BRONKS provides organisational support and mentoring. It is a one of a kind event where art and conversation interact. Spill the Tea presents an array of young artists who all have different, complicated identities that all shape how they view the world and create art. 

The strength of the event is the intentional experimentation with how an audience can actively interact with the artist and their work. Spill the Tea also creates time and space for diverse conversations with a cup of homemade herb brews made by their own tea master! 

This edition of Spill the Tea is in collaboration with Bâtard, we work around the theme of “VulnerabiliTea/Vulnerability”.





Yinka Adepoju

Aileen Kim 김용원

Adèle Kaïdi

Loesie Vanhemelrijck

Cindy Maes

Dayo Aguilar

Valerie Maione

Elisa Subba

Mona Abdul Hameed

Clauvis Uwonkunda

Junior Nicolau Vita

Oscar Cassamajor


Painting by Loesie Vanhemelrijck

Global Majority/
BIPOC separatist evening

The show on the first evening (15th April) is a separatistic evening for people of the global majority/BIPOC. So please only book that evening if you identify with those terms. The show on the 16th of April is open for all. ---- We, Adam and Amina Seid Tahir, see how the terms BIPOC and people of color are less fortunate in their attempts of combating white supremacist andimperialistic ideologies, since they form in relation to whiteness (those ”not of color”) and therefore keeps whiteness as the norm. We rather use the term people of the global majority since we aren’t interested in identifying in relation to whiteness or white supremacy. ---- The term Global Majority was coined by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens. ”Global Majority refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been racialised as 'ethnic minorities’.” 1 This term was created for people of the global majority to not have to identify in relation to whiteness and to emphasize the fact that these groups make up the majority of the world’s population, specifically 80%. ---- The reason for choosing to use the term BIPOC despite this, is because we’re aware that the term people of the global majority hasn’t received as widespread attention yet. And since our main goal for this showing is to welcome our siblings from the global majority for a showing without the presence of a white colonial gaze, we choose to use the term that seems to be most commonly used in this festivals locality. ---- 1. Global Majority; Decolonising the language and Reframing the Conversation about Race” by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens, 2020