Vuosaari Stories

vuosaaristoriesVuosaari Stories • Storywalk in Vuosaari

Welcome to a Story Walk in Vuosaari’s Aurinkolahti!

Have you been sitting in a metro thinking about what kind of stories people around you carry ? So have we! In our group there are people that have moved to East-Helsinki from all around the world. One of them is born in Paimio or Morocco, another one is from the Netherlands or Helsinki and the third one…

In the Story Walk we will move outside on nearby surroundings of Villa Lill-Kalvik and we will hear stories about life, dreams and also about Vuosaari.

Fri 29.9. klo 19.00

Sat 30.9. klo 15.00

Sun 1.10. klo 15.00

Free entrance / Reservations: 041 52 68 307

We speak Finnish and English and we can translate to many other languages.

Lähtö / Meeting point: Villa Lill-Kallvik, Juhannusruusunkuja 5 Helsinki

Säänmukainen vaatetus! / Dress according to weather!

Kesto / Duration: 2 h

Vuosaari Stories / Vuosaaren kesäteatteri
Group : Max Bremer, Tosha Einiö, Kajsa Ek, Tuula Hyryläinen, Seija Kitula, Markus Luukkonen, Zahra Sokangoo, Åsa Nybo, Hanna Pajala, Kai Rentola, Houda Wahbi, Willem Wilhelmus, Sarah Zarat.

Supported by Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, Universum

TARINAKLUBI Helsinki

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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.

Teatteri Ilmi Ö, Iso Roobertinkatu 10 B

(Always at 6pm)

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Autumn 2017

21.9. Antonio Van Cleave (USA) & Bhavani Kartik (India) (ENGLISH)

19.10. Kaisa Osola (FINNISH)

Priimus – nimensä mittainen isosisä

30.11. Markus Luukkonen & Mikael Öberg (Sweden)

(FINNISH & SWEDISH)

Vindmatel – Ilman viitta

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Tickets

Midsummer @ Ireland

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FEST CONFERENCE 2017

Stories in Borderlands (21-24/6)
International Storytelling Festival (24-25/6)

FEST_FestivalAt Midsummer I’ll be joining the FEST Conference 2017– Stories In Borderlands. Finnish storytelling organization Samova Storytelling has been a member of FEST Inpo since 2013 and at this year’s conference we’ll represent Samova with my collague Ilkka Hautala. (At the same time I will represent Art in Integreation -project Story Sharing Universum and multilingual storytelling trio 3Troubadours.) The conference will be followed by a two-day storytelling festival in Northern Ireland, where I will share a stage with some great storytellers from different parts of Europe. Looking forward to meet old and new friends and to be inspired by conversations and new ideas for collaboration. See you at Ireland!

FEST (Federation for European Storytelling) promotes the mobility of ideas and collaborations in and across Europe. By offering mechanisms for sharing, learning, advocacy and relationship building, it wishes to empower the world of storytelling. FEST is an international non-profit organisation (INPO) based in Belgium but with membership all across Europe. www.fest-network.eu

Storytelling in Borderlands – PROGRAMME
Conference workshop topics will include: Storytelling and Education; Storytelling with Refugees and New Migrants; Storytelling in Minority Languages; Storytelling and Conflict Resolution; Stories in Translation; Storytelling and Contemporary Culture; Reminiscence Work and Story-collecting from Dementia Patients; Oral and Written Stories; and more.

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Thanks for Support: Art Promotion Centre Finland!

Vindmantel – Ilman viitta

Something new! (Premiere Autumn 2017)

Vindmantel – Ilman viitta

Storytellers: Mikael Öberg (Swe) & Markus Luukkonen (Fin)

Production: Fabula Storytelling

Shaibalaiba! Story Café Spring 2017

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Join us at Shaibalaiba! Story Café, a cosy gathering of storytellers, every first Friday of the month. There is an open stage for anyone who has a story to tell, as well as featured guest storytellers every month. Some of the events will be hosted in Finnish and some in English.

Teatteri Ilmi Ö, Iso Roobertinkatu 10 B, Helsinki

3.2. Uskomatomat sattumukset * Juulia Salonen

3.3. Rakkaus * Ilkka Hautala

7.4. Music * Robin DeWan (USA)

5.5. Merkityksettömiä mielen muistoja * Yrjänä Sauros

2.6. Ancestors * Maria Vatanen (UK)

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Tickets (6€)

More info: info.samovary@gmail.com / 050-5412077

Mobile Dreams UK – News

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Hey hey hey!

We have been working really hard to make our tour in the UK happen and finally all comes together. Our working period in the UK starts at 11th of April with Guest House Storytellers in Newhaven and ends at 29th of April at The Bureau in Blackburn.

Altogether we are planning to have twelve Mobile Dreams performances but some of them are still in the works. Stay tuned for the complete list of tour dates & venues!

Our work is made possible by Nordic Culture Point and the grant we did receive from them at the end of last year. Great thanks! We are ready to go.

3Troubadours 

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Thank You Scotland

East-London Street, Edinburgh

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This Autumn me and my dear partner Anna Uschanov got possibility to work in Artist Residency in Edinburgh. We were the last artists in Art Promotion Centre Finland’s residency in East-London Street. Two months we spent in the middle of active Scottish storytelling scene. Scotland and strong traditions, England and buzzing storytelling club-scene with growing performance storytelling style. As a Finnish artist I look from my own point of view and I link my art somewhere between.

Thanks for Scottish Storytelling Centre and SISF2016 -festival. Great moments, good conversations and a lot of inspiration. For me the highlight of the festival week was one of the first Open Hearth events at Netherbow Theatre, In my mind I can still hear echoes of those stories told by Amina Blackwood, Michael Kerins and Beatriz Quintana Valle.

Thanks for Janis Mackay & Beverley Bryant for possibility to share ideas and to see your work as storytellers and mentors with apprenticeship storytellers. With the system of apprenticeship and mentors, new Scottish storytellers are linked on a long tradition and the stream of generations. I think that the strength of the tradition in Scotland is quite uniq in storytelling scene in Europa. Scottish scene has still old tradition bearers in whom family the role of a storyteller has been passed on for generations. I am privileged that I got opportunity to spent some days with Seannachie Seoras MacPherson. Thanks Douglas Mackay for the invitation to perform in the Inverness Storytelling festival. And thanks for Seoras for all those stories and seeds of inspiration you shared with us!

I feel that in the heart of Scottish storytelling is sharing, participation, tradition. It was interesting to see some differencies between the scenes in England and Scotland. Many thanks for Litfest for the invitation to perform in Lancaster and thanks for Dominic Kelly for stimulating conversations over a whisky bottle.

Storytelling today, it’s fascinating. I see that in different places, groups and venues storytelling is used in different ways and from different basis and for many kind of audiences and target groups. It’s not just tradition bearing, it’s not a museal art form. In many places one can find storytellers and artist who do experiments and develop the art of storytelling to new fields, both as performance and community art.

As I see the history and tradition I can see my self and my art from a different point of view. I hope that I will do what I do, without binding it to the borders that say that this is storytelling and this is not. I hope that I’m brave enough to cross the unseen borders and I hope I’m able to challenge my self as an artist and storyteller. Anyway behind all the different styles and ways to you use storytelling I see that there’s common bottomline – storytelling speaks from people to people and in the end it’s all about the connection.

Let the rehearsals go on

– and let’s continue the conversation!

Big thanks for Art Promotion Centre Finland!

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