Culture Buddy at your service
Would you like to go to a full runthrough rehearsal at the FNOB, but going alone feels boring or too much of a challenge? Would you like to go dancing at the Teatime Dance but have no one to dance with? Never mind, help is available. A Culture Buddy will accompany you or guide you to your desired event. Culture Buddies are available free of charge. Culture Buddies operate in Helsinki and Espoo; in Vantaa, they are called Culture Pilots.
Teatime Dances with Culture Buddies in autumn 2016
Wed 7 Sep at 15.00 Opera House, with Aki Alamikkotervo and the Kimmo Leppälä orchestra
Tue 4 Oct at 14.00 Lumo-sali, Vantaa
Wed 5 Oct at 15.00 Opera House
Thu 6 Oct at 15.00 Iso Omena, Espoo
Wed 2 Nov at 15.00 Opera House
Wed 7 Dec at 15.00 Opera House
Full runthrough rehearsals with Culture Buddies in autumn 2016
Wed 24 Aug at 11.30 Romeo and Juliet, duration 1 h 55 min, 1 interval
Tue 13 Sep at 11.00 CircOpera, duration 2 h 10 min, 1 interval
Wed 12 Oct at 11.00 Le nozze di Figaro, duration 3 h 20 min, 1 interval
Tue 15 Nov at 11.00 Der fliegende Holländer, duration 3 h, 1 interval
NOTE! There are still seats available for Espoo Culture Buddies and Vantaa Culture Pilots at the full runthrough rehearsals this autumn, but unfortunately no more for Helsinki Culture Buddies.
Full runthrough rehearsals with Culture Buddies in spring 2017
Tue 24 Jan at 11.00 Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District, duration 3 h 15 min, 1 interval
Thu 23 Feb at 11.00–14.30 Il barbiere di Siviglia, duration 2 h 45 min, 1 interval
Tue 14 Mar at 11.00–14.30 Eugene Onegin, duration 3 h, 1 interval
Thu 23 Mar at 11.30 Seven Brothers, duration 2 h 20 min, 1 interval
Thu 27 Apr at 11.00 Kullervo, duration 1 h 50 min, 1 interval
Fri 12 May at 19.00–22.00 Tango! – From Buenos Aires to Seinäjoki, duration 2 h 30 min, 1 interval (NOTE! Evening rehearsal)
Wed 17 May at 11.30 Force – four Finnish choreographers, duration 2 h 30min, 2 intervals
Booking for rehearsals in the spring will begin on Monday 12 Dec 2016.
Would you like to have a Culture Buddy in Helsinki? Do this:
Phone (09) 310 58237 (Mon to Thu, 11.00–14.00) or leave a contact request at www.kulttuurikaveri.fi
Give the time of the rehearsal or Teatime Dance you would like to attend.
Your Buddy will phone you to agree when and where to meet.
Have a nice cultural outing!
Culture Buddies provided by the City of Helsinki are intended particularly for those who do not like to go to cultural functions alone or have difficulty doing so. Culture Buddies are particularly intended for the elderly and for immigrants. Culture Buddies are volunteers who are provided training by the City; they accompany you to a cultural event, book the tickets and assist or guide you as required.
Would you like to have a Culture Buddy in Espoo? Do this:
Contact our Culture Buddy coordinator, Mon to Fri 09.00–16.00, by e-mail at helena.sarjakoski[at]espoo.fi or by phone at 050 381 4033.
Say which event you would like to go to or ask us for a suggestion.
The Culture Buddy coordinator will book the tickets.
The Culture Buddy coordinator will find a volunteer Culture Buddy.
The Culture Buddy will contact you to agree when and where to meet.
Travel is principally by public transport, using your own ticket(s).
Would you like to have a Culture Pilot in Vantaa? Do this:
Contact the Culture Pilot coordinator at tel. 040 548 3443 or annikki.alku[at]Vantaa.fi
Say which event you would like to go to.
The Culture Pilot coordinator will ask you for your contact details and pass them on to the Culture Pilot.
The Culture Pilot will contact you to agree where to go, then book the tickets and agree where to meet.
Further information on Culture Buddies at the FNOB: malla.vanhanen[at]opera.fi