Lesbian, bisexual and transgender cultural festival
Helsinki, September 10th - 15th, 2002

Program 2002

Tuesday, Sept.10th

5.30 pm - 8 pm
Tribadic Cuisine for the Culturally Culinary 1, Introductory lectures
Hotel and Restaurant Museum, Tallberginkatu 1 G (Cable factory)

Tribadic cuisine surveys the cultural history of female-female love through cooking and recipes. Virva Hepolampi, Johanna Pakkanen and Rita Paqvalén present stories of tribadic kitchens and restaurant history gleaned from literature, movies, biographies and interviews. You can buy a Tribad apron to take home for your own gastronomic adventures. In cooperation with ViSiO. Language: Finnish. Admission to museum 2 / 1 e*

Wednesday, Sept. 11th

6 pm
'Luonnonlaki' (Law of Nature)
Theatre Naamio & Höyhen/ Höyhentämö, Korkeavuorenkatu 17
Tickets: 09-4114 7435

A gaily entertaining lesbian triangle drama that tells a story of moral deprivation and praises our life. Directed by Eeva Putro, script by Marianne Mäkelä, cast: Tatja Mäki, Anna Ranta and Tuulia Leppihalme. Language: Finnish.
8 / 5 e**

7 pm
Drag King Get-together

Restaurant Lost & Found, Annankatu 6

Come in full drag or rig yourself out as a DK at the King desk. On the stage Sir Gayoon & Minenoo and maybe you too? Femmes are warmly welcome with or without escorts. 2 e

Thursday, Sept 12th

7 pm
ERI: 'Uni/Dream', choreography Tiina Lindfors
Zodiak Centre for New Dance, Tallberginkatu 1 B (Cable factory)
Tickets: (02) 250 1032
Book by e-mail and claim a reduced tribadic rate of 7 e

Dance Theatre ERI brings to the stage of Zodiak a poetic café where people meet one another, find themselves and their dreams. Reality becomes a dream and humor interchanges with profound intensity in this performance which highlights the importance of passion, different destinies, another kind of love. Tiina Lindfors in an ingenious genderblending role crowns this stylistically masterly and entertaining story which can easily be read into the canon of Finnish lesbian art. Composition: Drömkvartetten.
14 / 7 e*

8 pm - 9 pm
Cafe Sequel
Hotel and restaurant museum, Tallbeginkatu 1 G (Cable factory)

After the performance of 'Dream' the audience is invited to continue in a cafe atmosphere at the neighbouring Hotel and restaurant museum. Social encounters and piano music, special guest Tiina Lindfors. Admission free.

Friday, Sept. 13th

5.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Tribadic Cuisine for the Culturally Culinary 2, Kitchen Workshop
Women's Union, Maikki Friberg home, Bulevardi 11
To sign up call Virva 041-501 4551 or :

Come and prepare a dinner based on lesBian recepies with the help of our tutor Hannele Hakola. The results are consumed at the end of the evening. Vegetarian provisions are included in the fee but bring your own beverages and an apron! Language: Finnish, interpretation into English available. 12 participants.
16 / 11 e***

7 pm
ERI: 'Uni/Dream'
See Thursday.

11 pm
See Wednesday.

Saturday, Sept. 14th

1.30 pm - 4 pm
'Neitoperho' - Film Matinee
Film Theatre Orion, Eerikinkatu 15

Film director Auli Mantila tells about the making of 'Neitoperho' (1997) before screening. 'Neitoperho' is prefaced with three short videos: 'Boygirl' (Aurora Reinhard, 12 min, 2002), 'Gatan är min/The Street is Mine' (Sara Swanson and Sanna Turell, 11, 2002) and 'Name/Brand' (Liisa Karvonen, 2 min, 2002). Language: Availability of a subtitled copy of 'Neitoperho' not confirmed; videos subtitled, non-linguistic or in english. Small entrance fee possible.

4 pm - 8 pm
Femme Workshop
Transtukipiste/ Helsinki SETA office, Hietalahdenkatu 2 b 16, 3rd floor
To sign up call Katja Nissinen 040-776 3605

Do you want to explore your feminine self? At the femme workshop we study make-up, dressing up and try out the charm of womanly gestures. We also discuss how femininity is constructed. Tutors: Annamari Vänskä and Jussi Sorvari. Organized jointly with Transtukipiste. 10 participants. Language: Finnish, ask Katja for possible interpreters. 10 / 7 e***

7 pm
See Wednesday.

9 pm - 4 am
Lesbian Culture 2002 Party

Restaurant Kaisaniemi, Kaisaniementie 6, 18 yrs

Petra Lampinen performs. Other entertainment by DJ Tiina. 8/ 6 e****

Sunday, Sept. 15th

3 pm
Sapphic Literary Salon
Villa Kivi (Linnunlaulunt. 7)

A Nordic literary salon where authors read their own texts and discuss their work. Invited are novellist Eva Lejonsommar from Sweden (e.g. Att älska henne, 1995; En av oss, 1998), poet Kaarina Valoaalto (e.g. Huono iho, 1986; Kaikki suuret naiset olette jättäneet minut, 1988; Sisilisko ja minä, 1991) and young adult fiction writer Salla Simukka (Kun enkelit katsovat muualle, to be published in autumn 2002). Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English. Chaired by Rita Paqvalén. Admission free.

7 pm
See Wednesday.

* students, pensioners
** students, pensioners & members of Rivinväli ry
*** members of Rivinväli ry
**** members of Seta ry