Cultural Programme


Two guided tours are planned for Wednesday morning. Delegates are invited to indicate though the registration form whether they wish to attend.

Optional Guided Tours to the Helsinki Music Centre - Concert Hall and the Theatre Academy

  • The building of Helsinki Music Centre is home to the Sibelius Academy and two symphony orchestras, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. The design of the building grows from outside in and is at its boldest in the architectural and acoustic surfaces of the Concert Hall.

  • Founded in 1979 , Theatre Academy Helsinki provides the highest education in theatre and dance in Finland, training actors (in Finnish and Swedish), directors, dramaturges, lighting and sound designers, professionals in dance (choreographers and dancers), performance artists, dance and theatre pedagogues.

Academy of Fine Arts Galleries

The Academy of Fine Arts has three gallery spaces in which the following exhibitions are open to the public during the conference:

Kaiku-Gallery:  Exchange students exhibition

Kaikukatu 4
00530 Helsinki
Opening: 27.11.- 8.12.
mon – fri 11 – 19, sat - sun 12-16
15 min walking distance from the main conference venue

Kuva / Tila -Gallery: Bachelor students exhibition

Merimiehenkatu 36
00150 Helsinki  
Bachelor students exhibition
Opening: 29.11.-22.12.
tue – sun 11-18
Public transport from the conference venue: Tram n. 6 from Hakaniemi

Kuvataideakatemia - Gallery: exhibition of Carolin Koss – Atem (video Art)

Kasarminkatu 44
00130 Helsinki
Carolin Koss exhibition – Atem (video art)
Opening: 20.11. – 1.12.
daily 11-18
Public transport from the conference venue: Tram n. 3 from Hakaniemi

Dinner reception at the Helsinki City Hall

Helsinki City Hall is located in the 'Lion Block' of the Empire-style city centre.  The southern side of the block is dominated by the City Hall’s Neoclassical façade. City offices, meeting rooms and reception halls are situated in the former merchant houses on the Senate Square. The dinner reception will be held in the Empire Room which is situated in Merchant Bock’s house and considered as the most beautiful reception hall in the city.

Concert at Cafe Piritta : Minni Ilmonen & The Helsinki Koto Ensemble

The Helsinki Koto Ensemble is an innovative music group of professional Finnish folk and jazz musicians. The ensemble was established 2003 by Minni Ilmonen, to be the vehicle for her compositions. The music is inspired by the Finnish folk music tradition and the Japanese 13-stringed instrument koto. In her music, Minni Ilmonen combines the sounds of the Finnish national instrument kantele together with the koto. The Helsinki Koto Ensemble has played in several concerts and other events around Finland. Besides Finland, band has toured Japan and Scotland.

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