Welcome to the Global Timezone Story Sharing Café!
In these times of isolation we want to reach out to the world and meet people living in different timezones to share stories together and get connected.
Story Sharing Café is an easy and fun event where people from all over the world, with diverse backgrounds and realities can meet and share everyday stories. So grab your coffee or tea and come and share stories and memories in small groups at our virtual coffee tables hosted by members of our Story Sharing group. We also have live music and an open storysharing mic!
Event’s language is English.
Oct 2nd 2020 at 7pm (UCT: +3:00)
Nov 7th 2020 at 8pm (UCT: +5:30)
Dec 5th 2020 at 6pm (UCT: -4:00)
Jan 15 2021 at 7pm (UCT: +1:00)
Of course everybody from everywhere else are also welcome join – Just check your local time!
There is limited space in this café so please register in advance:
Kalevala Heritage 360 is a project that explores the combination of oral storytelling with the latest 360 degree technology. Storytellers Markus Luukkonen and Mikael Öberg have collaborated with filmmaker Andrew Macdonald from Exhibit Scotland and created two short films where fragments of the traditional Kalevala source material is told in Finnish locations relevant to the stories.Read more…
Welcome to a hot night of stories and dancing in Lapinlahti Friday 17.8 at 18:00!
Free entry, live music, Dj and Dancing
The Dance-Up RefuGee and Story Sharing Universum communities join forces together with Lapinlahden Lähde for a great outdoor story sharing and dance party in the middle of August. Great stories will be told. Groovy music will be played. And then we dance!
Dance-Up RefuGee creates cross cultural meetings through the joy of dancing together in the name of mutual equality and respect. We believe that Dancing together creates a common language even where there isn’t one!
Story Sharing Café is an easy and fun event where asylum seekers, immigrants and native Finns can meet and share stories together. Come and listen to stories at the coffee tables! If you wish you may freely share your everyday stories and memories in small groups led by our Story Sharing group. We will create a heartwarming and enjoyable event!
We speak at least English, Finnish, Swedish, Arabic, Dari, French, Pashto, Farsi, Russian and Dance!
The evening is hosted by Pro Lapinlahti, an open meeting point for culture and spirit.
Research and networking trip to Iceland with storytelling collective 3Troubadours.
We walked through lava fields,walking and talking – on rain and wind.
Meeting new friends and colleagues,
talking about stories, heritage, dreams, love
and ancestors. The landscape all the time around us.
Ancient and same time young, solid rock that seems to move
– the landscape of extremes.
Roots Residency Iceland was a part of working progress of our upcoming storytelling performance. Roots is about heritage, it’s about DNA, it’s about Europe, humanity and some details about trees. Roots premiere (Nov 2018) at Warsaw International Storytelling Festival
Thanks for inspiring meetings Felag Sagnathula!
Thanks for Nordic House Iceland for hosting our performance Mobile Dreams!
Thanks for support Nordic Culture Point Mobility Fund & Federation for European Storytelling!
Samova’s new storytelling club in Helsinki! Every third or fourth Thursday of the month, professional storytellers bring their stories to the stage in Theatre Ilmi Ö. Join us for some amazing performances from Finland and abroad.
“I will tell you a truth – I don’t tell these stories to you in English. I will tell them in Fingilsh”
That’s the way how I often start my storytelling performances. For me it’s being honest of my broken English, giving myself a permission to make mistakes and same time giving the audience a permission to smile and laugh with me to my language.
Mobile Dreams UK – 3Troubadours
Three weeks of touring and performing in UK with 3Troubadours and my dear collagues Tom Van Outryve (BE) and Torgrim Mellum Stene (No). In our performance “Mobile Dreams” we mixed the languages, searched the ways to use our own native tongues (Finnish, Dutch and Norwegian) with English (to English speaking audiences).
Language carries so much – it carries my identity
When I speak my native tongue, I expose something about my self. And at the same time I tell something about my home country. Using these different languages together in one show, mixing them together in an understandable plot to the audience. This mix can make a language as a window to different emotions, feelings, attitudes, world views and gives a feeling of musicality of a speech. Our languages are different, they can sound weird and are not easy to understand. Still in a same performance they tell a story about diversity and the same time about culturally rich world we are living in, they tell a story that we are all human.
In UK we performed in more than ten venues – gave few workshops and had countless of conversations with storytellers, artist and audience members about topics of storytelling, multilingual aspects and about situation in UK, in Europe and in the World. And we all understood how we need these international collaborations – to learn and to be inspired by the others and to find ways to take storytelling and our own art to new dimensions. Working together we understand who we are – within small stories and fragments of our native tongues we understand our differences and in the end we understand how similar we are.
Thank to you all who we met on our journey! Thanks all of you who supported us, helped us to make the tour happen! And a big thanks for their support to Nordic Culture Point, City of Helsinki Cultural Office and Norwegian Arts Abroad/STIKK!
And thanks for the Tea!
Some feedback from the audience:
A wonderful blend of languages, cultures and imagery. Loved it. – Birmingham
3Troubadours are original, engaging, funny, poignant & moving with a fresh way of combining their unique renditions with improvisation, song, native language…A must see. – Sidmouth
3Troubadours are able to speak of their dreams and cares, of death, of life; buckets of blood wisdom found here; all was male vulnerability and male strength, strong medicine, and good hearts. – Newhaven