PROGRAMME - THE NIGHTS AND DAYS OF TRIBADES

Saturday 16.9.
  • 10 p.m. - 2 am Granny Valley-party for the benefit of Tribades (Bar Mercur, Ruusulankatu 5, tickets 25/35 mk)
Monday 18.9.
  • 6 p.m. The Daughters of Sappho - Lesbian Literature at the Turn of the Millennium. A literary panel with writers and critics from Finland and Sweden (Lotta Lundberg, Saana Saarinen and Johanna Pakkanen). Languages: Swedish & English. (Arbis, library, Dagmarinkatu 3, admission free)
Tuesday 19.9.
  • Movienight: Two classic queer movies from the past introduced by film experts:
    5 p.m. The Fox (1969) & Outi Heiskanen
    7 p.m. Vampire Lovers (1970) & Katri Lehtinen
    (Cinema Orion, Eerikinkatu 10, tickets 20 mk/show)
  • 22 p.m. - 3 am Leather/rubber/fetish-party in collaboration with Kinky Club. Dresscode: according to your own desires. (The basement of bar Lost&Found, Annankatu 6, tickets 20 mk)
Wednesday 20.9
  • 7 p.m. - 1 am The main event: Vaudeville soirée WAU des TRIBADS! Music and dance performances, drag king-competition, art, stands, food. MC: Yazka. (Kulttuuriarena Gloria, Pieni Robertink. 12-14, licensed premises, age limit 18, tickets 20 mk)
Thursday-Sunday 21.-24.9.
  • Afrodance workshop led by Outi Kallinen (2h/day). Information and registration at the festival events. No previous experience required. (35 mk)
Thursday 21.9.
  • 9 p.m. Video screening of the Finnish lesbian short film 'Legendoja Legosta' (Saarinen, 1999, 34 min) starring Ludovica “Ludde” Eklund and Tiina Lindfors. (Lost&Found, Annank.6)
  • 10 p.m. Afrodance performance by Minna Määttä & Balanda. (Lost&Found, Annank.6)
Friday 22.9.
  • 5.30 p.m. Studia Tribadia: A book release seminar for the lesbian studies anthology 'Sydänystäviä, rikollisia, meikäläisiä' with presentations and discussion on Finnish lesbian history. Kati Mustola, Eve Hirvonen, Tuula Juvonen, Antu Sorainen and Minna Uimonen. (Helsinki University, main building, Unioninkatu 34, Aud. XII, 2nd floor)
  • 9 p.m. - 4 am Lesbian Culture 2000 Party. On stage Poikatyttöbändi and the winner of the drag king competition. DJ Hani. (Bar Kaisaniemi, Kaisaniemenkatu 6, tickets 25/35 mk)
Saturday-Sunday 23.-24.9.
  • 11 am - 3 p.m./day Draamasta draivia - Driven by Drama: A fun drama workshop led by Mojisola Adobayo from England. Languages: English & Finnish. Information and registration at the festival events.
Sunday 24.9.
  • Brushing up lesbian memories: A meeting and discussion for veteran dykes and other old hands with a focus on “basements” and other lesbian institutions prior to 1985. (Naisasialiitto Unioni, Bulevardi 11)
EXHIBITIONS

11.-30.9.
  • Anja Ahonen & Minna Väisänen. Photos. Restaurant Motti (Töölötorinkatu 2).
  • Aurora Reinhard. Photos. Bar nr 9. (Uudenmaankatu).
16.- 24.9.
  • Literature exhibition ‘Old, new, borrowed & blue’. A selection of lesbiana from the stocks of city libraries in the capital area. Don't forget your library card! (Kallio library, Viides linja 11, Mon-Fri 10 am-8 p.m., Sat-Sun 11 am - 6 p.m.)
18.- 24.9.
  • Lesbomuisti (Lesbian memory). Finnish lesbian cultural history and lesbian representations from 60s to mid 80s. (Unioni, Bulevardi 11, Mon-Fri 9 am - 5 p.m., Sat-Sun 11 am - 6 p.m., free entrance)
20.9. / 23.-28.9.
  • Drag King. Picture show by Hessu & Auli Kaartinen. Photos by Hessu & cap. 20.9. (Harjun nuorisotalo. (Aleksis Kivenkatu 1, Sat 12 - 7 p.m., Sun-Thu 2 - 9.30 p.m.) Also exhibited during the WAU des TRIBADS! night at Gloria (7 p.m. - 1 am, Pieni Robertinkatu 12-14)
16.- 30.9.
  • Lesbografia. Ink drawings by Gili Orr, Cafe Escale, Kansakoulukatu 1.