Yrjönkatu 18, 00120 Helsinki
At Ballroom G18, Friday July 3rd, 7 pm
Aleksanterinkatu 26, 00120 Helsinki
The building in which Café Engel is located is one of the oldest in Helsinki. The groung floor was built in 1765 in the place of an old pipe factory. The architect is unknown. In the 1830's two floors were added and Carl Ludwig Engel (1778-1840) designed the facade. Engel begun his studies in his hometown Berlin and continued them later in St. Petersburg during the reign of Alexandre the II. He designed many Empire style buildings around the Senate Square including the Dome of Helsinki, the University Hall and the University Library.
At Café Engel, Friday July 3rd, 12 pm
“30 min of Classical”
Helsinki Central Library Oodi
Töölönlahdenkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki
The library building in the heart of Helsinki consists almost entirely of public space and offers a wide selection of services. It is the new central point for the city’s impressive public library network. This concept has been developed into an arching form that invites people to utilize the spaces and services underneath, inside and on top of it. The resulting building is an inspiring and highly functional addition to the urban life of Helsinki and the Töölönlahti area.
At the Helsinki Central Library Oodi, Wednesday July 1st, 12 pm
Helsinki Music Centre
Mannerheimintie 13 A, 00100 Helsinki
Musiikkitalo - The Helsinki Music Centre, located in the heart of Helsinki, is a concert venue and meeting place open to all. In addition to the 1,704-seat Concert Hall, intended for acoustic music, there are also five smaller halls in the Musiikkitalo - Black Box, Camerata, Organo, Sonore, and the Rehearsal Hall Paavo - and the Klubi Restaurant, all of which have different acoustics and uses. During the season from September to May, Musiikkitalo hosts 70 to 100 concerts and other events every month. The concert calendar has something for everybody: classical, folk, jazz, and pop music. Summer is not a quiet time at the Musiikkitalo either: it is open throughout the year.
At the Helsinki Music Centre, Saturday July 4th, 12 pm
“The Carnival of the Animals"
Helsinki Old Church
Lönnrotinkatu 6, 00100 Helsinki
The Old Church was meant to be temporary when the Ulrika Elonora church at the current Senate Square was condemned to make way for the construction of the city centre. The church, which was funded with the salt duty money granted by the Czar, was completed by Christmas 1826. The Old Church is a venue for many family occasions, and it is also one of the most popular wedding churches.
At the Helsinki Old Church, Thursday July 2nd, 7 pm
Kalevankatu 6, 00100 Helsinki
Located in the heart of Helsinki, Putte's is a combination of both restaurant and bar serving delicious pizzas.
The downstairs space, The Cellar, hosts evenings from club nights to concerts and other gatherings.
At Putte's, Thursday July 2nd, 9 pm
Ritarihuone - The House of Nobility
Ritarikatu 1, 00100 Helsinki
At Ritarihuone, Wednesday July 1st, 7 pm
Tenalji von Fersen
Suomenlinna B 17 C, 00190 Helsinki
With its handsome vaulted halls, the Tenalji von Fersen in the inner bastion ring of Suomenlinna is one of the most valuable buildings on the island. Tenalji von Fersen is located on Suomenlinna’s Susisaari island, next to the dry dock. The renovated banquet hall is located in the old granary of the fortification’s bakery, built in 1775. The rough, lively tile vaults and grand windows of the hall give the space a unique atmosphere.
At Tenalji von Fersen, Thursday July 2nd, 2 pm
"Before the Squall"
St. John's Church
Korkeavuorenkatu 12, 00120 Helsinki
In the late nineteenth century, St John’s Church, Helsinki, was built on a hill in what were then the outskirts of the city. Designed by Adolf Emil Melander of Stockholm, the church building was completed in 1891. St John’s Church was originally called the New Church, as it was built to accommodate the growing population of Helsinki when Vanha kirkko (the Old Church) and St Nicholas Church (the present Cathedral) proved to be too small. The new church, which was built on the hill where Midsummer fires had traditionally been burned, was dedicated to St John the Baptist.
At St. John's Church, Saturday July 4th, 7 pm
The photos and texts are taken from the websites of the venues.