Life, culture, society and
history of South Africa are emphasized through different art forms from 15th
to 24th of September in Tampere at the "On this side of the rainbow"
South African Cultural Weeks.
taste of the upcoming events is provided through an art exhibition Self-portraits
from Khayelitsha, which is on display until 17th of September at
the Gallery Emil in the Old Library house. This exhibition gives ten HIV
positive South African females a space to tell about themselves, about their
lives and about the disease through natural sized self-portraits created in
form of maps and stories enclosed with them.
the Main Library Metso’s literature evening on 19th of September
literature lovers are offered a chance to discuss South African literature with
Helvi Kolehmainen and Maila-Katriina Tuominen. Helvi Kolhemainen also discusses
a survey on the situation of South African children and youths in contact with
the literature evening. Societal matters will be discussed again on 20th
of September when former ambassador of Finland in South Africa, Kirsi Lintonen,
appears as a speaker at the Vapriikki Museum Centre.
physical experience there will be dancing lessons of Bantu dances. On Saturday
17th of September dance teacher Rosy Brook will guide participants
on the Bantu dance basics. This Cuban based dance teacher provides an
interesting perspective on the subject as many Cuban dances have their roots in
Africa. When sun comes down those dance skills adopted from the daytime course
can be put to immediate use at the unofficial home of ethnic nighttime events,
Restaurant Laterna,. Ethno and funk music gives the night out a rhythm that is
amplified via fierce Bantu dance shows and live music accompanying them.
their own fun at the Children’s Cultural Centre Rulla, where for example
African drums can be made and Afrikan Tähti board game competition for the
world championship is held and finalists are decided.
The South African Cultural Weeks are held
by the Cultural Services of City of Tampere.
portraits from Khayelitsha – An Exhibition.
Library House, Studio of Gallery Emil
Travelling in South Africa
Library House lecture hall from 6pm to 8 pm
Sat 17.9. Dance
like Bantu people
Laterna from 4pm to 6pm. Tickets 10€
Sat 17.9. Party
like Bantu people
Laterna from 10pm to 3am. Tickets 5€
Mon 19.9. Building
up the future – The situation of South-African children and youth
Library Metso from 5pm to 6pm.
Library Metso from 6pm to 8pm.
Tue 20.9. Public
lectures: Kirsti Lintonen and Frank Möller
of Muceum Centre Vapriikki from 5pm to 7pm
Tue 20. – Wed 21.9.
World championship semifinals of the "Afrikan Tähti" board game
Cultural Centre Rulla from 5pm to 8pm
Wed 21.–Thu 22.9.
Mama Africa – a documentary film of Miriam Makeba
House Cinema Niagara at 5pm. Tickets 6,5€
Thu 22.9. Colours
Library House lecture hall from 6pm to 8pm
Sat 24.9. Melodies
of Southern Africa
On this side of the rainbow - South African Cultural Weeks
Cinema House from 2pm to 3.30pm