Calendar | 01/10/2018

Night School for European Day of Foundations

Night School for the European Day of Foundations will be held at the Lauttasaari Manor on Monday 1 October. Join us to find out about the secrets of weaving and sing classic songs!
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Time and place: Monday, 1 October, from 6 to 8pm, at the Café Puhuri (located in the Red Villa in the Lauttasaari Manor courtyard, Kauppaneuvoksentie 18, Helsinki)

At a night school arranged at the Café Puhuri, you will explore the secrets of weaving and sing classic songs. Come and gain new skills and knowledge from the night school instructors!

Night schools have previously been arranged by the Saari Residence for artists and researchers in Mynämäki, Finland, which is maintained by the Kone Foundation. They have given local residents the chance to ‘call out’ any local expertise and talent. Together, people have learned how to make straw mobiles, traditional fyke net fishing and even genetics, with hidden local skills being brought to the fore.

At the beginning of the European Day of Foundations event, Sanna Vainionpää, a visual and community artist, will explain how her idea for Mynämäki Night Schools, and different age groups learning together, came about.

The visit to the Saari Residence Night School will be part of the European Day of Foundations, which is celebrated throughout Europe every year on 1 October. This day of events, which is open to everyone, will publicise the work that the Foundation does for the common good.

Programme for the European Day of Foundations in Café Puhuri on 1 October

6pm to 7pm Artisan Raili Selinheimo will introduce you to the secrets of weaving yarn. Weaving is a useful and relaxing pastime. Come to see and try out how to create a yarn using a spindle –  thin, thick, stranded, smooth, and spiced up with a little ‘planned chaos’!

Raili Selinheimo, who specialises in traditional skills, focused on wool and spinning while studying at the Mynämäki Art and Craft College. She has been spinning with a spindle, and subsequently with a wheel, for her own use and to sell. She also holds various courses on spinning with a spindle and wheel.

7.30pm to 8pm: Duo Jarmo & Laura will sing evergreen songs at a community singing evening to round off the European Day of Foundations. In the evening, we will hear familiar songs such as Metsäkukkia (Forest flowers), Kotkan poikii ilman siipii (Eagle’s young without wings), Moskovan valot (Moscow lights) and perhaps a few excerpts from operettas, plus folk songs. You can come and enjoy singing together or just listen.

A duo from Vehmaa, Jarmo and Laura, i.e. the music multiprofessionals Jarmo Kankaanranta (vocals, saxophone, flute) and Laura Varjo (piano), will perform various duets and well-loved numbers.

In a break with normal opening hours, the café will be open from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Artist duo Kalle Hamm and Dzamil Kamanger will present their Immigrant Garden exhibition in the science and art Café Puhuri. In addition, visitors can listen to an audio release by the Naapurihmasto artist group in the reading room of the café. Formed by Heini Aho, Leena Kela and Eero Yli-Vakkuri, the Naapurihmasto working group worked as artists in residence during the construction of the Kone Foundation’s Lauttasaari Manor for a year from the late summer of 2017, arranging discussion and performative events, for example. The audio release encapsulates and crystallises the knowledge the artists accumulated during the work.

The European Day of Foundations, which is celebrated annually throughout Europe on 1 October. The day of events publicises the work that different foundations do for the common good.