Pride Week programme for young people

Progress pride rainbow flag

We are proud to be involved in the implementation of the Youth Pride Week organised by the Helsinki Pride Community. This year, Youth Pride House is in Häkälä in the courtyard of the National Museum. You can also check the city-wide programme on the Helsinki Pride website.

Although the year of love 2020 has undergone some changes due to the coronavirus, rainbow flags will fly all over Helsinki this year as well. Let the Pride Party Fun Begin! Prepare for the Pride Parade by making your own rainbow pin and sign in the workshops.
The September Pride Week is a package of rainbow entertainment and colourful activities: whether your scene is Gaymer’s Night, films, textile personalisation and fashion, crafts, circus, literature or panel discussions, or whether your smile is simply wider than the Pride Photobooth! See here what to do and where to be as the most colourful week of the year kicks off.

Helsinki Pride is the largest and most beautiful annual event for sexual and gender minorities in Finland. It is an event for celebrating the equal rights of all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender.

Rainbow pin workshop throughout the Pride Week at Töölö Library 12 noon–2 pm


Come and make your own rainbow pin for Pride Week free of charge and take part in the raffle for a Helsinki rainbow bag!
Time and place: 7–13 September 12 noon–2 pm, Töölö Library lobby, Topeliuksenkatu 6, 00250 Helsinki
Further information: +358 (0)9 3108 5025, toolon_kirjasto@hel.fi

Monday 7 September


Monday film ‘And Then We Danced’ at Vuosaari House 7 September 6–8 pm


This stunning Georgian dance film took home four awards at the Swedish Guldbagge Awards gala: Best Film, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography!
Merab dances in the Georgian national dance group with his partner Mary and dreams of a place in the main group. His life turns upside down as the charismatic Irakli joins the group and begins to compete for the same place, evoking new emotions in Merab. Before long, Merab is faced with a decision: will he follow his heart and leave the conservative world in which he has been brought up? Will he be willing to risk everything he has fought for?
Price: Free entry, duration: 1 h 53 min, age rating: 12, language: Georgian. Subtitles: Finnish and Swedish.

Time and place: 7 September 6–8 pm, Vuosaari House, Mosaiikkitori 2 (Vuosaarentie 7), Vuosaari, 00980 Helsinki
Further information: vuotalo.fi/

Trying circus equipment at Youth Pride House on 7 September at 3–5 pm


Come and try circus equipment in the park in front of the Youth Pride House. There is juggling, ribbons, plate spinning and much more!
Time and place: 7 September 3–5 pm. Youth Pride House, Häkälä in the courtyard of the National Museum, Mannerheimintie 34, 00100 Helsinki
Further information: Instagram: @sateenkaarisirkus

Gaymer’s Night – game night at Pelikeskus Score on 7 September at 4 –9 pm


Come and join an open game night with console and board games! The event is aimed at 15–25-year-old gamers belonging to sexual and gender minorities and their friends. During the event, you can play games alone or together with other LGBTQ+ people. The event offers a wide selection of consoles and board games!
Time and place: 7 September 4–9 pm. Pelikeskus Score, Kylänvanhimmantie 25 H, 00640 Helsinki
Further information (in Finnish): http://gaymersnight.munstadi.fi/

Mask workshop at Youth Pride House 7 September 3–7 pm


Come to Youth Pride House to try making a cloth mask! You do not need previous knowledge of sewing, the instructors will assist in making the masks. The workshop and materials are free of charge for all participants. The cloth masks made in the workshops can be washed in hot water and can be used several times. Everyone can make two masks at the workshops. You can also bring your own fabric if you want to make a mask from a particular fabric! Non-stretch cotton fabrics make for the best masks. Remember to wash the fabric first.
Time and place: 7 September 3–7 pm, Youth Pride House, Häkälä in the courtyard of the National Museum, Mannerheimintie 34, 00100 Helsinki

Author guests Tuppurainen and Saarakkala at Kallio Library on 7 September at 6 pm


First-time writers Tiina Tuppurainen and Janne Saarakkala will open the Kallio Library Pride Week with an interview event.
Time and place: 7 September 6–7 pm Kallio Library, Kupolisali
Further information (in Finnish): https://www.helmet.fi/fi-FI/Kirjastot_ja_palvelut/Kallion_kirjasto/Tapahtumat/Pride_Kirjailijavieraat_Tuppurainen_ja_S(215216)

Tuesday 8 September


Kontula Grilling and Chilling at Kontula Youth Activity Centre Luuppi 8 September 4–9 pm

Grilling, chilling and programme for young people aged 13–25. During the event, you can try fire spinning and other circus equipment. Also on display are the magnificent works of the art event of the summer of 2020. Come and join the fun!

Time and place: 8 September 4–9 pm, Kontula Youth Activity Centre Luuppi, Ostostie 4, 00940 Helsinki
Implementer: City of Helsinki Youth Services and Sirkus Magenta
Further information (in Finnish): http://luuppi.munstadi.fi/

‘How to be a Tom of Finland man’ workshop at Kallio Library on 8 September at 6–6.45 pm


Come and find the Tom of Finland man within you – happy, proud, masculine and sexy – with playful and fun exercises! The workshop is open to all genders, sexualities and bodies. Anyone can be Tom’s man!
Time and place: 8 September 6–6.45 pm, Kallio Library, Kupolisali
Further information (in Finnish): https://www.helmet.fi/fi-FI/Kirjastot_ja_palvelut/Kallion_kirjasto/Tapahtumat/Kuinka_olla_Tom_of_Finland_mies_tyopaja(214975)

Rainbow workshop – textile personalisation at Malmitalo on 8 September at 4–7 pm


This non-stop textile workshop is intended for 12–18-year-olds. During the event, participants get to design and print cloth bags and T-shirts. Or bring your own textile that you want to personalise! The teacher is Hannele Heino of the Art School of Northern Helsinki. Register in advance or just show up. See you there!
Time and place: 8 September 4–7 pm, Malmitalo, Ala-Malmin tori 1, 00700 Helsinki
Further information and registrations (in Finnish): http://pohjoispulssi.munstadi.fi/2020/07/03/pride-viikon-sateenkaareva-tyopaja/

Wednesday 9 September


Drag Make Up workshop at Malmitalo on 9 September at 6 pm


Come and join the Drag Make Up workshop at Malmitalo! Admission to the workshop is free but advance registration is required, because the number of participants is restricted. Due to the coronavirus situation, we ask the participants to use their own make-up equipment. Recommended age: 12–18.
Time and place: 9 September 6 pm, Lämpiö at Malmitalo, Ala-Malmin tori 1, 00700 Helsinki
Further information and registration: malmitalo.tuotanto@hel.fi

Wednesday film ‘My Beautiful Laundrette’ at Malmitalo on 9 September at 6 pm

My Beautiful Laundrette was Daniel Day-Lewis’s breakthrough film, after which he has gone on to win two Academy Awards for Best Actor (My Left Foot and There Will Be Blood), among other things. The film was also a breakthrough for director Stephen Frears, after which he has directed unforgettable classics such as Dangerous Liaisons, High Fidelity and the Oscar-winning film The Queen. Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis) used to be part of a racist far-right movement, and his past is gradually catching up to him, making his friendship with Omar and his family difficult. The situation is made even more difficult by the sexual tension that arises between Johnny and Omar.

Time and place: 9 September 6 pm, Pieni sali at Malmitalo, Ala-Malmin tori 1, 00700 Helsinki
Further information and tickets: Free admission, age rating 16. The building manager will distribute tickets starting half an hour before the start of the show and the tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Safe distances will be observed in the auditorium. The maximum capacity is 40 seats. Only members of the same party are allowed to sit on adjacent seats.

Advance registration: It is possible to register for Pride Week films in advance by filling in the registration form on Malmitalo’s website www.malmitalo.fi/fi/tapahtumat, thus ensuring your admission to the show. Fill in the form with your information and the size of the party (1–5 people), registration will always close one hour before the start of the film. If there are tickets left, you will receive a confirmation of successful registration in your email. You can pick up the ticket from the building manager by giving them your name before the start of the film. Seats will be filled in the order of registration, and a small portion of the tickets will always be left to be distributed on site.

Lots of programme at Youth Environment Space from Wednesday to Friday 9–11 September


The Environment Space will have discussion on the rights and inclusion of sexual and gender minorities in the form of free workshops, for example, from Wednesday to Friday between 3.30 and 6.30 pm.
In addition to the workshops, the Environment Space is open from Wednesday to Friday between 1 and 8 pm, during which time you can just come and hang out! In age restrictions, the normal practices of the space apply: 9–12-year-olds are welcome from 1 to 5 pm and over 13-year-olds from 1 to 8 pm.
Address: Youth Environment Space, 1st floor of Shopping Centre Saari, Yliskylänpuistokatu 4, 00840 Helsinki
Further information (in Finnish): http://nuortenymparistotila.munstadi.fi/2020/08/18/ymparistotila-mukana-nuorten-pridessa/

Eco Café’s treats at Youth Environment Space from 9 to 11 September at 3–7 pm


The Eco Café is participating in the Pride Week yet again! The Youth Eco Café prepares climate-friendly treats and relies on sustainable development and learning real working life skills. The café activities are ecological and the self-baked products are mainly vegan.
Time and place: 9–11 September 3–7 pm. Youth Environment Space, 1st floor of Shopping Centre Saari, Yliskylänpuistokatu 4, 00840 Helsinki.

Picnic in the yard of Töölö Library on 9 September at 2 pm


Weather permitting, a picnic will be held in the yard of the library. Small snacks are available, and you can also bring your own snacks.
Time and place: 9 September 2 pm, Töölö Library, Topeliuksenkatu 6 00250 Helsinki
Further information: +358 (0)9 3108 5025, toolon_kirjasto@hel.fi

Eco fashion workshop at Youth Environment Space on 9 September at 3.30–6.30 pm


At the eco fashion workshop, young people can personalise their own clothes and accessories with fabric colours and make their own Pride cloth bag. The eco fashion workshop is aimed at young people aged 9–29.
Time and place: 9 September 3.30–6.30 pm. Youth Environment Space, 1st floor of Shopping Centre Saari, Yliskylänpuistokatu 4, 00840 Helsinki
Further information (in Finnish): http://nuortenymparistotila.munstadi.fi/2020/08/18/ymparistotila-mukana-nuorten-pridessa/

Seminar: Tove Jansson, edelläkävijä (Tove Jansson, a trailblazer) at Oodi on 9 September at 12 noon–4.30 pm


This joint Tove Jansson seminar of Oodi and KAVI features frontline Jansson experts and researchers.
Time and place: 9 September 12 noon–4.30 pm, Oodi, Kino Regina, Töölönlahdenkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki
Further information (in Finnish): https://www.helmet.fi/fi-FI/Kirjastot_ja_palvelut/Keskustakirjasto_Oodi/Tapahtumat/Seminaari_Tove_Jansson_edellakavija(211834)

Rainbow literature and book tips at Vuosaari House on 9 September at 5–6.30 pm


Hanging out in LGBTIQA+ company for 12–18-year-olds, and the opportunity to browse the extensive LGBTIQA+ material in the libraries. The event will be attended by an employee familiar with LGBTIQA+-themed books who can provide good reading tips.
Time and place: Wed 9 September 5–6.30 pm. Vuosaari House, Vuosaari Library, meeting room 1, Mosaiikkitori 2, 00980 Helsinki
Further information (in Finnish): https://www.helmet.fi/fi-FI/Kirjastot_ja_palvelut/Vuosaaren_kirjasto/Tapahtumat/Sateenkaareva_nuortenilta(214116)

Rainbow Shelves at Helsinki’s libraries


Many libraries in Helsinki already have a Rainbow Shelf offering fiction, fact, comics and films related to sexual and gender minorities. The aim of the Rainbow Shelves is to improve the discoverability of the desired material, promote openness and strengthen the library’s role as an anti-discriminatory place open to all. The abundant positive feedback and high demand of the books have already shown that the shelves have addressed a true need.

The libraries of Herttoniemi, Kallio, Laajasalo, Oulunkylä, Pasila, Puistola, Roihuvuori, Tapulikaupunki and Vuosaari as well as Oodi already have their own Rainbow Shelves. The libraries of Arabianranta, Kontula, Malmi and Tapanila are soon getting their own Rainbow Shelves as well.

Material display at Itäkeskus Library
A material display for customers at Itäkeskus Library during Pride Week. The display offers all kinds of materials from fact to fiction and also includes audiobooks and films.

Thursday 10 September


Pride panel on sex education in schools and sexual and gender minorities organised by young people on 10 September at 4.30–5.30 pm. Watch the panel on Instagram Live!


The Helsinki Youth Council invites you to watch a panel discussion in which decision-makers, young people, teachers, experts and publishers address the shortcomings of sex education at schools and try to find concrete ways to achieve the equal status of sexual and gender minorities in sex education.
Time and place: 10 September 4.30–5.30 pm Helsinki Youth Council’s Instagram Live: @nuorisoneuvostohki

Panelists:
Eeva Lahdenmäki, upper secondary school operations at Otava
Liisa Pohjolainen, Executive Director, City of Helsinki Education Division
Heidi Halkilahti, Pedagogue Specialist responsible for equality and inclusion at the City of Helsinki Education Division
Sari Hälinen, Youth Sexuality Specialist, Sex Educator
Lotta Suviranta, Teacher and Textbook Writer
Jemina Sandell, Member of the Youth Council, Student
Léon Ziegler, Student
Kati Hottola, Student

Mask workshop at Youth Pride House 10 September 3–7 pm


Come to Youth Pride House to try making a cloth mask! You do not need previous knowledge of sewing, the instructors will assist in making the masks. The workshop and materials are free of charge for all participants. The cloth masks made in the workshops can be washed in hot water and can be used several times. Everyone can make two masks at the workshops. You can also bring your own fabric if you want to make a mask from a particular fabric! Non-stretch cotton fabrics make for the best masks. Remember to wash the fabric first.
Time and place: 10 September 3–7 pm, Youth Pride House, Häkälä in the courtyard of the National Museum, Mannerheimintie 34, 00100 Helsinki

A quick course in calligraphy and card crafting at Youth Environment Space, 10 September 3.30–6.30 pm


At the workshop, young people get to practise the basics of calligraphy and then make a card for someone important: a family member, a friend or even themselves! The theme of the cards is appreciation: Appreciating each other exactly as we are.
Time and place: 10 September 3.30–6.30 pm. Youth Environment Space, 1st floor of Shopping Centre Saari, Yliskylänpuistokatu 4, 00840 Helsinki
Further information (in Finnish): http://nuortenymparistotila.munstadi.fi/2020/08/18/ymparistotila-mukana-nuorten-pridessa/

Sign workshop at Malmitalo on 10 September at 12 noon–6 pm


Come and make or personalise your own sign for the Saturday parade at this sign workshop open to everyone at Malmitalo. Admission to the workshop is free. Groups are required to register in advance so that we can prepare for the total number of participants.
Time and place: 10 September 12 noon–6 pm, Malmitalo lobby, Ala-Malmin tori 1, 00700 Helsinki
Group registration and further information: malmitalo.tuotanto@hel.fi

Trying circus equipment at Youth Pride House on 10 September at 5–7 pm


Come and try circus equipment in the park in front of the Youth Pride House. There is juggling, ribbons, plate spinning and much more!
Time and place: Thu 10 September 5–7 pm. Youth Pride House, Häkälä in the courtyard of the National Museum, Mannerheimintie 34, 00100 Helsinki
Further information: Instagram: sateenkaarisirkus

Make your impression on Pride – Workshop at Ohjaamo at 12 noon–3 pm


Pride’s sweetest jewellery and bags from Ohjaamo’s super popular workshop! You can also bring your own T-shirts or shoes to the event and turn them into the most colourful accessories of Pride! Ohjaamo Pride is free of charge and intended for 15–29-year-olds.
Time and place: 10 September 12 noon–3 pm, Ohjaamo, Fredrikinkatu 48, 00100 Helsinki
Further information (in Finnish): https://ohjaamo.hel.fi/tapahtumat/ohjaamo-pride-paina-jalkesi-prideen/

LGBTQ+ career stories – at Ohjaamo at 2–3 pm


Inspiration and food for thought from LGBTQ+ career stories. Before the event, from 12 noon to 2 pm, you can discuss the career opportunities at the City of Helsinki with HelsinkiRekry’s representatives. Ohjaamo Pride is free of charge and intended for 15–29-year-olds.
Time and place: 10 September 2–3 pm, Ohjaamo, Fredrikinkatu 48, 00100 Helsinki
Further information (in Finnish): https://ohjaamo.hel.fi/tapahtumat/sateenkaarevat_uratarinat/

If you can be a unicorn, be one – Make-up at Annantalo at 4–8 pm


Ohjaamo Pride culminates in a carnival of make-up and art! Ohjaamo Pride is free of charge and intended for 15–29-year-olds.
Time and place: 10 September 4–8 pm, Annantalo, Annankatu 30, 00100 Helsinki
Further information (in Finnish): https://ohjaamo.hel.fi/tapahtumat/ohjaamo-pride-jos-voit-olla-yksisarvinen-ole-se/

Friday 11 September


Pride-themed photobooth at Youth Environment Space on 11 September at 3.30–6.30 pm


On Friday, the Environment Space will have its own Pride-themed photobooth. Come and memorialise your participation in the Environment Space’s Pride alone or with a friend!
Time and place: 11 September 3.30–6.30 pm. Youth Environment Space, 1st floor of Shopping Centre Saari, Yliskylänpuistokatu 4, 00840 Helsinki

IrisHelsinki – Youth rainbow evening in Lauttasaari 11 September 5.30–8.30 pm


New name, same great atmosphere. Iris, the goddess of rainbows, has moved to Helsinki, and IrisHelsinki loves Pride! Friday’s programme is colourful and tasty: we will make a huge joint collage of role models for our rainbow space and decorate pancakes with the colours of the rainbow. Come make your own! Pssst… You can bring pictures of your own role models to memorialise in the collage!
Time and place: 11 September 2020 5.30–8.30 pm, Lauttasaari Youth Centre Apaja, Pajalahdentie 10 Ab, 00200 Helsinki

Friday film Beach Rats at Malmitalo on 11 September at 6 pm


Frankie is a teenager who spends his time with his friends who are petty criminals, try drugs and drive around aimlessly on the outskirts of Brooklyn. But when he is at home, he sits at the computer and seeks contact with older men to find out his own identity. Directed by Eliza Hittman. Starring Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Neal Huff and Kate Hodge, among others.


Time and place: 11 September 6 pm, Pieni sali at Malmitalo, Ala-Malmin tori 1, 00700 Helsinki


Tickets: Free admission, age rating 16. The building manager will distribute tickets starting half an hour before the start of the show and the tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Safe distances will be observed in the auditorium. The maximum capacity is 40 seats. Only members of the same party are allowed to sit on adjacent seats.


Advance registration: It is possible to register for Pride Week films in advance by filling in the registration form on Malmitalo’s website www.malmitalo.fi/fi/tapahtumat, thus ensuring your admission to the show. Fill in the form with your information and the size of the party (1–5 people), registration will always close one hour before the start of the film. If there are tickets left, you will receive a confirmation of successful registration in your email. You can pick up the ticket from the building manager by giving them your name before the start of the film. Seats will be filled in the order of registration, and a small portion of the tickets will always be left to be distributed on site.

Saturday 12 September


Youth Pride Week closing party at Caisa on 12 September at 6–10 pm


The official Pride Week closing party for young people will be celebrated this year at Cultural Centre Caisa. The music will be provided by DJ Angelica Roselie and DJ Your Wishes, as well as the sensational KUUMAA with their live set! The programme will also feature the young people’s own Drag Show.
Youth Pride provides young people with a safe space to celebrate, get to know each other and be proud of themselves. Admission is free and the event is substance-free. The age limit for the event is 13–17 years old.

Time and place: 12 September 6–10 pm, Cultural Centre Caisa, Kaikukatu 4 B
Further information: https://www.facebook.com/events/637102460267761/

Sunday 13 September


Outdoor film screening for young people in the courtyard of Rikhardinkatu Library on 13 September at 7 pm


All young people are welcome to enjoy the end of Pride Week in the atmospheric courtyard of Rikhardinkatu Library. The film will be revealed during the Pride Week.
Time and place: 13 September 7 pm, Rikhardinkatu 3, 00130 Helsinki