Lasten Pirkkaset children’s festival 2017
“Let’s play together”, the theme of 2017’s month-long Lasten Pirkkaset children’s cultural festival invites participants to play, imagine and spend quality time together. Lasten Pirkkaset is the Pirkanmaa region’s joint children’s cultural festival that takes place each February. The programme comprises events of all sizes, aimed at children aged 0–12 and their families, including performances, themed family days, workshops, courses and exhibitions.
This year’s Lasten Pirkkaset has a particular focus on theatre, including puppetry. The story of Sleeping Beauty, for example, will be performed in two different versions in Nokia and Orivesi.
In addition to regular children’s story time sessions held in local libraries, the Children’s Cultural Centre Rulla will host further sessions as part of the Iranian cultural week. The festival events will also mark the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence, with concerts exploring pop music and the history of childhood celebrating this important occasion. Visitors can also make their presence felt by helping to weave a commemorative Finland100 rug using a traditional loom. The featured visitor for this children’s culture season is Täti Taikakynä, an artist and storyteller and
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The event is committed to recognising and highlighting the role of children as active participants in art and culture. A wide range of events, including art exhibitions, workshops, touring performances and art camps during school holidays, help to bring creativity into the everyday lives of children.
The full festival programme is available on the City of Tampere children’s festival website and printed copies can be picked up from Pirkanmaa libraries and cultural venues. All events are free of charge, unless stated otherwise. We reserve the right to amend the programme.
Lasten Pirkkaset is a children’s cultural festival coordinated by the City of Tampere’s Cultural Affairs unit. This year, a total of 16 local municipalities will be taking part: Akaa, Hämeenkyrö, Kangasala, Lempäälä, Mänttä-Vilppula, Nokia, Orivesi, Pirkkala, Punkalaidun, Ruovesi, Sastamala, Tampere, Valkeakoski, Vesilahti, Virrat and Ylöjärvi.