Do you remember any ghost stories from your childhood? What stories do your clothes tell? What is your sauna biography like? Come and listen to stories and share your own with us!
The Continue the Story event centred around stories will be held for the first time at the National Museum of Finland on the eve of Kalevala Day, Wednesday, 27 February, from 4 pm to 7.30 pm.
The workshops start at 4 pm, and the event kicks off with a heart-warming opening ceremony under the frescoes in the central hall at 5 pm. The pop duo Ida Paul & Kalle Lindroth will perform at the opening ceremony, along with storyteller Wilson Kirwa, wailer Emmi Kuittinen and talented young people from the folk music department at Sibelius Academy, who will perform a polyphonic and multi-lingual piece.
The event will comprise storytelling in numerous story workshops around the museum, featuring stories about love, family, objects, skills and embarrassing situations – the entire spectrum of human life. The workshops will be hosted by experts who have their own stories on the theme up their sleeve.
Everyone is welcome to come and tell their story in the workshops! Admission to the event is free.
The fascinating story workshops take over the museum:
Ghost stories, Jakkarilan sali
Women of the Kalevala today, Restaurant hall Karhunpesä
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?, The ‘100 images’ room of ‘the Story of Finland’ exhibition
Stage poetry, Lounge
Memories from elsewhere, Meeting room
What is important to me, Workshop Vintti
Embarrassing stories, Mansku-kabinetti
Love stories, Restaurant hall Karhunpesä
Poets reception, Lobby
Sauna stories, Sauna of ‘the Story of Finland’ exhibition
Root treatment, The ‘100 images’ room of ‘the Story of Finland’ exhibition
Stories about skills, Mansku-kabinetti
True or false?, Sauna of ‘the Story of Finland’ exhibition
Stories about fire, Smoke cabin
The story of my important place, Smoke cabin
Draw, remember, share: Stories about shared memory, Meeting room
Read more: Story workshops
The Continue the Story event is organised by the Finnish Heritage Agency and the National Museum of Finland together with organisations involved in the circle of oral tradition. The event will be implemented as part of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
The event will also kick off other events that will be held in schools and libraries around Finland on Kalevala Day as well as the social media campaign #jatkatarinaa. You can utilise one of the toolkits to help you set up a workshop wherever there are people who want to tell stories. The toolkits are intended for both workshop organisers and schools.
Read more: Continue the Story
Cooperation partners include the Finnish Heritage Agency, Kalevala Women's Association, Finnish Literature Society, Society of Swedish Literature in Finland, Institute for the Languages of Finland, Kalevala Society, Samova Storytelling, Runosong-Academy, Karelian Youth League, Culture Hub Interkult, Association of Cultural Heritage Education in Finland, Citizen’s Forum, Talonpoikaiskulttuurisäätiö (Foundation for Finnish peasant culture), Finnish Sauna Society, Seurasaari Foundation, Haamu Kustannus, and Folk Music Department of Sibelius Academy.
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