Programme by genre

Browse by genre or programme type. Select preferred genre, click and look into the programme offered.

Järjestö100 Photography Exhibit

Site programme

This exhibit is organised as part of the Järjestö100 campaign, which explores the achievements of CSOs from the past hundred years through words and images.

A man and three daughters – a story with music and dance from Guinea

Kids' programme

What happens when you feel lazy and only want to dance? Find out in this production by the Benkadi Moné Mani group!

A Mexican Murder Story

Film programme

Jyri Jaakkola was shot in Mexico in 2010. For seven years, his mother has fought to bring his killers to court to answer for their crimes.

Access to justice in the murder cases of Jaakkola and Cariño (FIN/MEX)

Talks and discussions

Bety Cariño and Jyri Jaakkola, participants of a human rights observation caravan on its way to the indigenous community of San Juan Copala, were m...

Afenginn (DEN)

Music

Afenginn’s mix of Nordic and Balkan folk and classical music traditions has earned the group a solid foothold on folk and rock festivals in both Europe and North America.

Aláfia (BRA)

Music

Cultural boundaries fade as the ten members of Aláfia combine Brazilian pop influences, rap lyrics and funk with the rhythms of the Candomblé religion.

Amnesty International

Thematic stands

Visit our stand to learn more about human rights, speak with experts about current issues and meet other everyday human rights advocates.

Anna Puu

Music

Singer-songwriter Anna Puu, Emma Award winner and creator of numerous radio hits, represents the top of Finnish music.

Arca Melodium (CAN/COL/POL)

Site programme

The artists will transform a container into an interactive audio-visual instrument, inviting the public to co-create and compose music and images.

Calle Real (SWE)

Music

Swedish timba group Calle Real’s modern approach and Latin rhythms make for an experience that cannot be ignored.

Che Sudaka (ARG/COL/ESP)

Music

Che Sudaka have been using music to talk about society since 2002.

Children’s Baltic Sea workshop

Kids' programme

The Children’s Baltic Sea tent has much to offer!

Children’s concert: Afenginn (DEN)

Kids' programme

The musicians of Danish band Afenginn take listeners on a journey through the landscapes of Nordic and Balkan folk music.

Children’s music and dances from Brazil

Kids' programme

Join a creative and imaginative journey to the colourful world of Kolibrí Festivaali.

Children’s reading sessions in different languages

Kids' programme

Stories from a variety of children’s cultures are brought to life through puppet theatre, music, pictures and more.

Choose hope at Felm’s stand!

Thematic stands

Depressing news conquer more and more media space these days. We at Felm want to show that hope is not lost from our world.

Dalindèo

Music

Dalindèo released their fourth album Slavic Souls and are, without a doubt, among the finest Finnish jazz has to offer.

Dancing through South America

Kids' programme

Cultural organisation Askelten Palo invites you to the world of South American dance and music and encourages you to encounter new cultures.

Development co-operation umbrella organisation Kepa

Thematic stands

What is the civil society, who are in it and what does it do? Find out at the stand of Kepa, the umbrella organisation for development co-operation.

Digiboom – children’s rights and digital media

Thematic stands

Speak with experts on digitalisation and child protection about the media landscape young people encounter as well as current internet phenomena.

Doc Lounge Helsinki: Discussion about Transit Havana

Talks and discussions

Join us for a discussion about the documentary Transit Havana and transgenderism together with the experts.

Documentary: Guilt trip (GRL)

Film programme

The only thing greater than this group of skiers' desire to claim a first ski descent on Greenland's second highest peak is the size of their carbo...

Epic Light – Village Radio

Site programme

The live radio broadcasts cover many interesting interviews and statements about the themes of the festival, quality music and the festival atmosphere, of course.

Fiesta Latina Terrace

Site programme

Two of Finland's most known Latin DJs Lucho & Goodblood will bring a unique mix of Latin music's classic and new hits to the Maailma Kylässä-festival!

Finland’s achievements in development cooperation: 100 results

Thematic stands

The Foreign Ministry’s stand provides visitors information about the results of Finland's development cooperation

Suomen Punainen Risti

Thematic stands

Finnish Red Cross (FRC) is a major player in the Finnish civil society, both at the national and particularly at the local level.

Fuel Fandango (ESP)

Music

Spanish duo Fuel Fandango bring their explosive combination of flamenco-infused rhythms and electropop to the Saturday evening of World Village Festival.

Gaby Moreno (GUA/USA)

Music

A resident of the US, Moreno draws from the musical tradition of her native Guatemala and fuses it with jazz, folk and blues.

Illustrating Me comics exhibition

Site programme

This comics exhibition makes the experiences of asylum seekers visible through their own words and images.

Independent Life – A World for Everyone

Thematic stands

A joint stand by disability organisations Threshold and Abilis, both key organisations in Finnish development co-operation, dedicated to information and stories about their work.

Interview with director Dani Kouyaté (BUR)

Talks and discussions

Interview with the director of the film "Medan vi lever".

Interview with Phyllis Omido: Shedding light on environmental activism – a Kenyan view (FIN/KEN)

Talks and discussions

“Our Constitution guarantees us the right to a clean and healthy environment and the right to the freedom of expression.” Phyllis Omido founded the...

Interview: Eradicating poverty through community action (NGR)

Talks and discussions

When measuring the health of mothers and children, Nigeria is among the worst in the world.

Irina

Music

Irina has been carried to the top of Finnish pop rock by her timely lyrics, original rhythm and mesmerising ballads.

Kepa Talks: Active Syrians at home and around the world (FIN/SYR)

Talks and discussions

The war in Syria has lasted for six years. 11 million people have fled their homes, half of them staying in other countries.

Kepa Talks: Sustainable development goals in Tanzania (TAN)

Talks and discussions

How are the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals faring in Tanzania and how is the civil society engaged in their achievement?

Kepa Talks: The struggling civil society of Nicaragua and the world (FIN/NCA/TAN)

Talks and discussions

Since 2007 Daniel Ortega’s regime has systematically limited Nicaraguan civil society's possibilities to act.

Llévate mis amores (All of Me) (MEX)

Film programme

Those who attempt to make the trip from Central America to the United States on the roofs of rail cars are subjected to a number of hazards.

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem (COL/USA)

Music

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem’s music carries within it the immigrant experiences and backgrounds of the group’s members.

Maailman Kuvalehti

Thematic stands

Maailman Kuvalehti is a magazine tailored for people interested in stories from around the world.

Maailman Kuvalehti interview: Colombia's generation of peace (COL)

Talks and discussions

War has been the norm in Colombia for 52 years. Last October, a potential peace agreement was voted down in a referendum.

Mambe & Danochilango (COL/DEN/MEX)

Music

The sounds of this DJ/MC pairing reach across genre lines, from African kuduro to dancehall, hip-hop and cumbia.

Market of Possibilities

Thematic stands

There’s something for everyone, with 150 civil society organisations and other exhibitors sharing a tent at Kaisaniemi Park.

Medan vi lever (SWE)

Film programme

50-year-old Kandia has lived in Sweden for 30 years. Then she decides to move back to The Gambia.

Moninainen Suomi

Thematic stands

”Moninainen Suomi” is the title for various thematic programme around the topic of diversity organised by Moniheli, Suomen Somalialaisten liitto, Anna Lindh Foundation Finnish network and Familia ry.

Multilingual celebration of fables

Kids' programme

Kids’ Corner is celebrating stories in some of the most widely-spoken languages in Finland.

Music from Mexico – Paco Rentería (MEX)

Kids' programme

Mexican musician Paco Rentería brings Latin America’s high-tempo rhythms to Kids’ Corner.

Mutaveijarit

Kids' programme

Playful children’s music band Mutaveijarit stays true to their name, taking listeners on exciting adventures that often end in a puddle of mud.

Open Finland

Thematic stands

Open Finland offers information about Finland and Finnish society to immigrants and to those interested in helping new Finns.

Orquesta Tri Cohiba (FIN/CUB)

Music

All lovers of Latin rhythms are likely to fall for Tri Cohiba’s mixture of Cuban salsa, son, cha-cha-cha and timba.

Paco Rentería (MEX)

Music

Mexican musician Paco Rentería is not only a guitar virtuoso, but also a composer and arranger with over 300 songs to his name.

Panel discussion: Culture and integration in the Nordic countries (FIN/DEN/NOR/SWE/SYR)

Talks and discussions

How can culture help immigrants integrate? How important are art experiences and creative work in the integration process?

Embedding social change in the core of your business

Talks and discussions

How can business contribute towards a better society and the environment around us for future generations?

Peace, Love & Fairtrade Ice Cream!

Thematic stands

Ben & Jerry’s wants to make the best possible ice cream in the nicest possible way.

Plan - Everygirls' Rights

Thematic stands

In an equal world also the poorest, weakest and smallest girls have a chance to live a good life.

Sambic dance lesson

Site programme

Sambic offers a nimble mix of Brazilian dances, from samba to reggae and axé.

Sambic parade dances

Site programme

See or join dance school Sambic’s parade.

Sámi literature travels to Latin America (FIN/MEX) (FIN/ESP)

Literary programme

The poets of the Sivuvalo project translated poems by Inger-Mari Aikio’s and Niillas Holmberg from Sámi to Spanish.

Samkid dance lesson

Kids' programme

The Samkid dance lesson fills Kids’ Corner with rhythms, steps and the joy of exercise.

SASK Wheel of Fortune

Thematic stands

What if you were reborn as a construction worker in India or a maid in Colombia? Spin the wheel and find out where you end up.

Son Del Salón (CUB/FRA)

Music

Son Del Salón takes listeners on a trip through the kaleidoscopic streets and clubs of Havana.

Story Sharing Universum – stories from different cultures

Site programme

Story Sharing Universum is a project that brings in people from all around the world to share stories of their everyday lives in a relaxed setting.

Street Art Area

Site programme

Street Art Area returns to offer performances that range from music and circus to dance and theatre.

Street Librarian

Film programme

Tanzanian librarian Edward Fungo has decided to turn his home country into an information society, one person at a time.

Sustainable Business Village

Thematic stands

Startups, small businesses and organizations working on sustainable development inspire you on how to live more sustainably.

The alpacas of Koiramäki Estate

Kids' programme

The alpacas from Koiramäki Estate are making a trip to the city to visit World Village Festival at Kaisaniemi Park.

The Parliament and the Ministry of the Interior – 100 years of security in Finland

Thematic stands

The Parliament and the Ministry of the Interior invite visitors to discuss the internal security of Finland.

The Wait (SWE)

Film programme

In his autobiographical documentary The Wait, director Maher Abdel Aziz studies the struggles refugees who escaped the war in Syria face in Europea...

Transit Havana (CUB/GER/NED)

Film programme

Every year, two plastic surgeons from Holland and Belgium visit Havana to perform surgery on five Cuban transgender persons.

Tuokio-klubi: Viitasen Piia – words and music about civil societ

Music

The band’s performance is preceded by Arts Coordinator Oskari Mänttäri’s interview with Viitasen Piia and Kela’s Director General Elli Aaltonen on the topic of civil society.

Tuuletar

Music

Tuuletar is taking Finnish musical tradition abroad with a novel approach.

Unattainable Maps (ECU/PER)

Site programme

Through the use of visual poetry and collage, we can all connect with the collective memory of a continent and with an identity that is still being shaped.

Village of Religions – opening doors to a dialogue of religions and cultures

Thematic stands

Village of Religions is a meeting point for religions and people. Experience a space shared by all religions and devoted to building peace.

Watchdog on the loose – sing-a-long for children

Kids' programme

Watchdog Veikko hosts this side-splitting adventure, with songs courtesy of Tuija Rantalainen and Anja Erämaja.

When Two Worlds Collide (PER/GBR/USA)

Film programme

The government of Peruvian President Alan Garcia hopes that the natural resources in the Amazon rainforests will bring the country both economic gr...

Why don't you ask us? Refugees and media (AFG/IRQ/SOM)

Talks and discussions

Many refugees have backgrounds in journalism and the media. What would they like to contribute to the public discourse of Finland?

Workshop: What is the sound of Finland?

Kids' programme

Welcome to the world of music! Culture Cooperative Uulu is teaching children and adults about the musical cultures of Finland and the world.

World Books

Thematic stands

Meet international authors and listen to literary interviews, discussions and panels on current issues at Railway Square at R504.

World Music Dance and Music Workshop for Kids

Kids' programme

The World Music School Helsinki teaches music as a language, introducing beginners to folk dances with the help of experts.

World Travelers Village

Thematic stands

Travelers will also get tips on fair travelling, taking into account the environment and local communities.

Yoga in the park

Site programme

Head teacher and physiotherapist Kylli Kukk from Shanti will host a strengthening and limbering yoga session in Kaisaniemi Park on Sunday afternoon.

Järjestö100 Photography Exhibit

Site programme

This exhibit is organised as part of the Järjestö100 campaign, which explores the achievements of CSOs from the past hundred years through words and images.

Amnesty International

Thematic stands

Visit our stand to learn more about human rights, speak with experts about current issues and meet other everyday human rights advocates.

Anna Puu

Music

Singer-songwriter Anna Puu, Emma Award winner and creator of numerous radio hits, represents the top of Finnish music.

Arca Melodium (CAN/COL/POL)

Site programme

The artists will transform a container into an interactive audio-visual instrument, inviting the public to co-create and compose music and images.

Calle Real (SWE)

Music

Swedish timba group Calle Real’s modern approach and Latin rhythms make for an experience that cannot be ignored.

Che Sudaka (ARG/COL/ESP)

Music

Che Sudaka have been using music to talk about society since 2002.

Children’s Baltic Sea workshop

Kids' programme

The Children’s Baltic Sea tent has much to offer!

Children’s reading sessions in different languages

Kids' programme

Stories from a variety of children’s cultures are brought to life through puppet theatre, music, pictures and more.

Choose hope at Felm’s stand!

Thematic stands

Depressing news conquer more and more media space these days. We at Felm want to show that hope is not lost from our world.

Dancing through South America

Kids' programme

Cultural organisation Askelten Palo invites you to the world of South American dance and music and encourages you to encounter new cultures.

Development co-operation umbrella organisation Kepa

Thematic stands

What is the civil society, who are in it and what does it do? Find out at the stand of Kepa, the umbrella organisation for development co-operation.

Digiboom – children’s rights and digital media

Thematic stands

Speak with experts on digitalisation and child protection about the media landscape young people encounter as well as current internet phenomena.

Doc Lounge Helsinki: Discussion about Transit Havana

Talks and discussions

Join us for a discussion about the documentary Transit Havana and transgenderism together with the experts.

Documentary: Guilt trip (GRL)

Film programme

The only thing greater than this group of skiers' desire to claim a first ski descent on Greenland's second highest peak is the size of their carbo...

Epic Light – Village Radio

Site programme

The live radio broadcasts cover many interesting interviews and statements about the themes of the festival, quality music and the festival atmosphere, of course.

Fiesta Latina Terrace

Site programme

Two of Finland's most known Latin DJs Lucho & Goodblood will bring a unique mix of Latin music's classic and new hits to the Maailma Kylässä-festival!

Finland’s achievements in development cooperation: 100 results

Thematic stands

The Foreign Ministry’s stand provides visitors information about the results of Finland's development cooperation

Suomen Punainen Risti

Thematic stands

Finnish Red Cross (FRC) is a major player in the Finnish civil society, both at the national and particularly at the local level.

Fuel Fandango (ESP)

Music

Spanish duo Fuel Fandango bring their explosive combination of flamenco-infused rhythms and electropop to the Saturday evening of World Village Festival.

Illustrating Me comics exhibition

Site programme

This comics exhibition makes the experiences of asylum seekers visible through their own words and images.

Independent Life – A World for Everyone

Thematic stands

A joint stand by disability organisations Threshold and Abilis, both key organisations in Finnish development co-operation, dedicated to information and stories about their work.

Interview with Phyllis Omido: Shedding light on environmental activism – a Kenyan view (FIN/KEN)

Talks and discussions

“Our Constitution guarantees us the right to a clean and healthy environment and the right to the freedom of expression.” Phyllis Omido founded the...

Interview: Eradicating poverty through community action (NGR)

Talks and discussions

When measuring the health of mothers and children, Nigeria is among the worst in the world.

Kepa Talks: Active Syrians at home and around the world (FIN/SYR)

Talks and discussions

The war in Syria has lasted for six years. 11 million people have fled their homes, half of them staying in other countries.

Kepa Talks: Sustainable development goals in Tanzania (TAN)

Talks and discussions

How are the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals faring in Tanzania and how is the civil society engaged in their achievement?

Llévate mis amores (All of Me) (MEX)

Film programme

Those who attempt to make the trip from Central America to the United States on the roofs of rail cars are subjected to a number of hazards.

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem (COL/USA)

Music

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem’s music carries within it the immigrant experiences and backgrounds of the group’s members.

Maailman Kuvalehti

Thematic stands

Maailman Kuvalehti is a magazine tailored for people interested in stories from around the world.

Mambe & Danochilango (COL/DEN/MEX)

Music

The sounds of this DJ/MC pairing reach across genre lines, from African kuduro to dancehall, hip-hop and cumbia.

Market of Possibilities

Thematic stands

There’s something for everyone, with 150 civil society organisations and other exhibitors sharing a tent at Kaisaniemi Park.

Moninainen Suomi

Thematic stands

”Moninainen Suomi” is the title for various thematic programme around the topic of diversity organised by Moniheli, Suomen Somalialaisten liitto, Anna Lindh Foundation Finnish network and Familia ry.

Multilingual celebration of fables

Kids' programme

Kids’ Corner is celebrating stories in some of the most widely-spoken languages in Finland.

Mutaveijarit

Kids' programme

Playful children’s music band Mutaveijarit stays true to their name, taking listeners on exciting adventures that often end in a puddle of mud.

Open Finland

Thematic stands

Open Finland offers information about Finland and Finnish society to immigrants and to those interested in helping new Finns.

Panel discussion: Culture and integration in the Nordic countries (FIN/DEN/NOR/SWE/SYR)

Talks and discussions

How can culture help immigrants integrate? How important are art experiences and creative work in the integration process?

Embedding social change in the core of your business

Talks and discussions

How can business contribute towards a better society and the environment around us for future generations?

Peace, Love & Fairtrade Ice Cream!

Thematic stands

Ben & Jerry’s wants to make the best possible ice cream in the nicest possible way.

Plan - Everygirls' Rights

Thematic stands

In an equal world also the poorest, weakest and smallest girls have a chance to live a good life.

Sambic dance lesson

Site programme

Sambic offers a nimble mix of Brazilian dances, from samba to reggae and axé.

Sambic parade dances

Site programme

See or join dance school Sambic’s parade.

Sámi literature travels to Latin America (FIN/MEX) (FIN/ESP)

Literary programme

The poets of the Sivuvalo project translated poems by Inger-Mari Aikio’s and Niillas Holmberg from Sámi to Spanish.

Samkid dance lesson

Kids' programme

The Samkid dance lesson fills Kids’ Corner with rhythms, steps and the joy of exercise.

SASK Wheel of Fortune

Thematic stands

What if you were reborn as a construction worker in India or a maid in Colombia? Spin the wheel and find out where you end up.

Son Del Salón (CUB/FRA)

Music

Son Del Salón takes listeners on a trip through the kaleidoscopic streets and clubs of Havana.

Story Sharing Universum – stories from different cultures

Site programme

Story Sharing Universum is a project that brings in people from all around the world to share stories of their everyday lives in a relaxed setting.

Street Art Area

Site programme

Street Art Area returns to offer performances that range from music and circus to dance and theatre.

Street Librarian

Film programme

Tanzanian librarian Edward Fungo has decided to turn his home country into an information society, one person at a time.

Sustainable Business Village

Thematic stands

Startups, small businesses and organizations working on sustainable development inspire you on how to live more sustainably.

The alpacas of Koiramäki Estate

Kids' programme

The alpacas from Koiramäki Estate are making a trip to the city to visit World Village Festival at Kaisaniemi Park.

The Parliament and the Ministry of the Interior – 100 years of security in Finland

Thematic stands

The Parliament and the Ministry of the Interior invite visitors to discuss the internal security of Finland.

The Wait (SWE)

Film programme

In his autobiographical documentary The Wait, director Maher Abdel Aziz studies the struggles refugees who escaped the war in Syria face in Europea...

Transit Havana (CUB/GER/NED)

Film programme

Every year, two plastic surgeons from Holland and Belgium visit Havana to perform surgery on five Cuban transgender persons.

Tuokio-klubi: Viitasen Piia – words and music about civil societ

Music

The band’s performance is preceded by Arts Coordinator Oskari Mänttäri’s interview with Viitasen Piia and Kela’s Director General Elli Aaltonen on the topic of civil society.

Unattainable Maps (ECU/PER)

Site programme

Through the use of visual poetry and collage, we can all connect with the collective memory of a continent and with an identity that is still being shaped.

Village of Religions – opening doors to a dialogue of religions and cultures

Thematic stands

Village of Religions is a meeting point for religions and people. Experience a space shared by all religions and devoted to building peace.

Watchdog on the loose – sing-a-long for children

Kids' programme

Watchdog Veikko hosts this side-splitting adventure, with songs courtesy of Tuija Rantalainen and Anja Erämaja.

Workshop: What is the sound of Finland?

Kids' programme

Welcome to the world of music! Culture Cooperative Uulu is teaching children and adults about the musical cultures of Finland and the world.

World Books

Thematic stands

Meet international authors and listen to literary interviews, discussions and panels on current issues at Railway Square at R504.

World Music Dance and Music Workshop for Kids

Kids' programme

The World Music School Helsinki teaches music as a language, introducing beginners to folk dances with the help of experts.

World Travelers Village

Thematic stands

Travelers will also get tips on fair travelling, taking into account the environment and local communities.

Järjestö100 Photography Exhibit

Site programme

This exhibit is organised as part of the Järjestö100 campaign, which explores the achievements of CSOs from the past hundred years through words and images.

A man and three daughters – a story with music and dance from Guinea

Kids' programme

What happens when you feel lazy and only want to dance? Find out in this production by the Benkadi Moné Mani group!

A Mexican Murder Story

Film programme

Jyri Jaakkola was shot in Mexico in 2010. For seven years, his mother has fought to bring his killers to court to answer for their crimes.

Access to justice in the murder cases of Jaakkola and Cariño (FIN/MEX)

Talks and discussions

Bety Cariño and Jyri Jaakkola, participants of a human rights observation caravan on its way to the indigenous community of San Juan Copala, were m...

Afenginn (DEN)

Music

Afenginn’s mix of Nordic and Balkan folk and classical music traditions has earned the group a solid foothold on folk and rock festivals in both Europe and North America.

Aláfia (BRA)

Music

Cultural boundaries fade as the ten members of Aláfia combine Brazilian pop influences, rap lyrics and funk with the rhythms of the Candomblé religion.

Amnesty International

Thematic stands

Visit our stand to learn more about human rights, speak with experts about current issues and meet other everyday human rights advocates.

Arca Melodium (CAN/COL/POL)

Site programme

The artists will transform a container into an interactive audio-visual instrument, inviting the public to co-create and compose music and images.

Children’s Baltic Sea workshop

Kids' programme

The Children’s Baltic Sea tent has much to offer!

Children’s concert: Afenginn (DEN)

Kids' programme

The musicians of Danish band Afenginn take listeners on a journey through the landscapes of Nordic and Balkan folk music.

Children’s music and dances from Brazil

Kids' programme

Join a creative and imaginative journey to the colourful world of Kolibrí Festivaali.

Children’s reading sessions in different languages

Kids' programme

Stories from a variety of children’s cultures are brought to life through puppet theatre, music, pictures and more.

Choose hope at Felm’s stand!

Thematic stands

Depressing news conquer more and more media space these days. We at Felm want to show that hope is not lost from our world.

Dalindèo

Music

Dalindèo released their fourth album Slavic Souls and are, without a doubt, among the finest Finnish jazz has to offer.

Development co-operation umbrella organisation Kepa

Thematic stands

What is the civil society, who are in it and what does it do? Find out at the stand of Kepa, the umbrella organisation for development co-operation.

Digiboom – children’s rights and digital media

Thematic stands

Speak with experts on digitalisation and child protection about the media landscape young people encounter as well as current internet phenomena.

Epic Light – Village Radio

Site programme

The live radio broadcasts cover many interesting interviews and statements about the themes of the festival, quality music and the festival atmosphere, of course.

Fiesta Latina Terrace

Site programme

Two of Finland's most known Latin DJs Lucho & Goodblood will bring a unique mix of Latin music's classic and new hits to the Maailma Kylässä-festival!

Finland’s achievements in development cooperation: 100 results

Thematic stands

The Foreign Ministry’s stand provides visitors information about the results of Finland's development cooperation

Suomen Punainen Risti

Thematic stands

Finnish Red Cross (FRC) is a major player in the Finnish civil society, both at the national and particularly at the local level.

Gaby Moreno (GUA/USA)

Music

A resident of the US, Moreno draws from the musical tradition of her native Guatemala and fuses it with jazz, folk and blues.

Illustrating Me comics exhibition

Site programme

This comics exhibition makes the experiences of asylum seekers visible through their own words and images.

Independent Life – A World for Everyone

Thematic stands

A joint stand by disability organisations Threshold and Abilis, both key organisations in Finnish development co-operation, dedicated to information and stories about their work.

Interview with director Dani Kouyaté (BUR)

Talks and discussions

Interview with the director of the film "Medan vi lever".

Irina

Music

Irina has been carried to the top of Finnish pop rock by her timely lyrics, original rhythm and mesmerising ballads.

Kepa Talks: The struggling civil society of Nicaragua and the world (FIN/NCA/TAN)

Talks and discussions

Since 2007 Daniel Ortega’s regime has systematically limited Nicaraguan civil society's possibilities to act.

Maailman Kuvalehti

Thematic stands

Maailman Kuvalehti is a magazine tailored for people interested in stories from around the world.

Maailman Kuvalehti interview: Colombia's generation of peace (COL)

Talks and discussions

War has been the norm in Colombia for 52 years. Last October, a potential peace agreement was voted down in a referendum.

Market of Possibilities

Thematic stands

There’s something for everyone, with 150 civil society organisations and other exhibitors sharing a tent at Kaisaniemi Park.

Medan vi lever (SWE)

Film programme

50-year-old Kandia has lived in Sweden for 30 years. Then she decides to move back to The Gambia.

Moninainen Suomi

Thematic stands

”Moninainen Suomi” is the title for various thematic programme around the topic of diversity organised by Moniheli, Suomen Somalialaisten liitto, Anna Lindh Foundation Finnish network and Familia ry.

Music from Mexico – Paco Rentería (MEX)

Kids' programme

Mexican musician Paco Rentería brings Latin America’s high-tempo rhythms to Kids’ Corner.

Open Finland

Thematic stands

Open Finland offers information about Finland and Finnish society to immigrants and to those interested in helping new Finns.

Orquesta Tri Cohiba (FIN/CUB)

Music

All lovers of Latin rhythms are likely to fall for Tri Cohiba’s mixture of Cuban salsa, son, cha-cha-cha and timba.

Paco Rentería (MEX)

Music

Mexican musician Paco Rentería is not only a guitar virtuoso, but also a composer and arranger with over 300 songs to his name.

Peace, Love & Fairtrade Ice Cream!

Thematic stands

Ben & Jerry’s wants to make the best possible ice cream in the nicest possible way.

Plan - Everygirls' Rights

Thematic stands

In an equal world also the poorest, weakest and smallest girls have a chance to live a good life.

SASK Wheel of Fortune

Thematic stands

What if you were reborn as a construction worker in India or a maid in Colombia? Spin the wheel and find out where you end up.

Story Sharing Universum – stories from different cultures

Site programme

Story Sharing Universum is a project that brings in people from all around the world to share stories of their everyday lives in a relaxed setting.

Street Art Area

Site programme

Street Art Area returns to offer performances that range from music and circus to dance and theatre.

Sustainable Business Village

Thematic stands

Startups, small businesses and organizations working on sustainable development inspire you on how to live more sustainably.

The alpacas of Koiramäki Estate

Kids' programme

The alpacas from Koiramäki Estate are making a trip to the city to visit World Village Festival at Kaisaniemi Park.

The Parliament and the Ministry of the Interior – 100 years of security in Finland

Thematic stands

The Parliament and the Ministry of the Interior invite visitors to discuss the internal security of Finland.

Tuuletar

Music

Tuuletar is taking Finnish musical tradition abroad with a novel approach.

Unattainable Maps (ECU/PER)

Site programme

Through the use of visual poetry and collage, we can all connect with the collective memory of a continent and with an identity that is still being shaped.

Village of Religions – opening doors to a dialogue of religions and cultures

Thematic stands

Village of Religions is a meeting point for religions and people. Experience a space shared by all religions and devoted to building peace.

When Two Worlds Collide (PER/GBR/USA)

Film programme

The government of Peruvian President Alan Garcia hopes that the natural resources in the Amazon rainforests will bring the country both economic gr...

Why don't you ask us? Refugees and media (AFG/IRQ/SOM)

Talks and discussions

Many refugees have backgrounds in journalism and the media. What would they like to contribute to the public discourse of Finland?

Workshop: What is the sound of Finland?

Kids' programme

Welcome to the world of music! Culture Cooperative Uulu is teaching children and adults about the musical cultures of Finland and the world.

World Books

Thematic stands

Meet international authors and listen to literary interviews, discussions and panels on current issues at Railway Square at R504.

World Travelers Village

Thematic stands

Travelers will also get tips on fair travelling, taking into account the environment and local communities.

Yoga in the park

Site programme

Head teacher and physiotherapist Kylli Kukk from Shanti will host a strengthening and limbering yoga session in Kaisaniemi Park on Sunday afternoon.