Tampere Vocal Music Festival programme is published
This year's Tampere Vocal Music Festival is coming directly to you as a free, online, streamed event from the 9th to the 13th of June 2021.
This year's Tampere Vocal Music Festival is coming directly to you as a free, online, streamed event from the 9th to the 13th of June 2021.
Tampere City Library will apply the new recommendations given by the regional COVID-19 steering group. Collection areas will be reopened again to customers on the 10th of May and customers can borrow items normally from the shelf. Also, the newspaper reading rooms will be reopened for short visits. Other restrictions on services remain unchanged.
The City of Tampere has decided that grades 7–9 of basic education as well as upper secondary schools will continue with remote teaching until 5 April 2021. The decision follows the recommendation made by the Tampere Region Pandemic Control Group on 23 March.
Pirkanmaa’s Pandemic Control Group outlined new restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on 3 March 2021. The new recommendation of the Control Group will also be introduced in the City of Tampere’s services.
Tampere City Library will apply the new recommendations given by the regional COVID-19 steering group.
The City of Tampere has launched a new Tampere Ambassadors program from the beginning of 2021 with a new concept.
This audiovisual extravaganza brings together the hottest European figure skating, ice hockey and performing arts talents for a unique family show.
The Corona pandemic has made the operation of multi-cultural associations in many ways more challenging. Due to these issues the Cultural Services of the City of Tampere has decided to declare an application process for a one-time grant of 2000 €, for supporting the operation of multi-cultural associations.
This autumn, 13 operators in Tampere will launch their crowdfunding campaigns in order to fulfil their dreams. These campaigns aim to help special groups as well as promote hobby opportunities and a sense of community. The city support the Mun Tampere campaigns and challenges everyone to participate in supporting them. The campaigns have their own page in the Mesenaatti.me crowdfunding service: mesenaatti.me/mun-tampere.
Tampere City Library will apply the new recommendations given by the regional COVID-19 steering group. The collection areas are opened again to customers on the 14th of January. Customers can now borrow items normally from the shelf. Other restrictions on services remain unchanged.
The COVID-19 situation in the Tampere Region has worsened over the past week, so new recommendations from the regional COVID-19 steering group on stricter restrictions will be introduced in the services of the City of Tampere. The restrictions will take effect on 2 December and are set to continue until 21 December.
Pirkanmaa’s Pandemic Control Group issued tougher coronavirus restrictions on 24 November 2020 as the coronavirus situation in Pirkanmaa has worsened considerably during the past two weeks.
Tampere and Tampere Region’s European Capital of Culture application is moving on to a new phase with the appointment of three parties to a creative committee to lead the process. The team will lead the development of the creative programme for the Capital of Culture year. The programme content has been developed by industry professionals through, among other things, an open call for programme proposals.
This year, Tampere Christmas Market will open in two stages: the restaurants and some of the cottages will open for Christmas on Saturday, 28 November, and the whole market will be open from 4 December. There will be no major event to open the proceedings and other new arrangements have also been introduced to Christmas Market so that the area will be safe both for vendors and customers.
Voting in participatory budgeting in Tampere takes place on 1–30 November 2020. The citizens of Tampere vote for the utilisation of EUR 450,000 for the benefit of children and young people. The project includes 120 proposals. Citizens get to choose and vote for the proposal of their choosing. All proposals can be viewed on the mun.tampere.fi website where the voting takes place. All citizens of Tampere who are 12 years of age or older this year are eligible to vote.
Every Tampere Day, the City of Tampere traditionally bestows an award on distinguished individuals whose life’s work or activities have contributed to the development of the city and the well-being of its residents. This year, to celebrate the City of Tampere’s 241st anniversary, the city wants to recognise individuals who have been active in the city’s business sector for a long time.
This year, the Tampere Jazz Happening will feature a completely Finnish programme. For this exceptional edition, the festival is presented on a smaller scale than usual, during four days, between 29th October and 1st November 2020. The event has two dedicated venues, Pakkahuone and Telakka, and they will welcome a total of 18 ensembles and orchestras.
This year we are celebrating Tampere’s 241st anniversary. Due to exceptional circumstances, the full programme for Tampere Day will be organised online. Tampere Day will be celebrated on 1–4 October with an assorted programme including live webcasts and video recordings.
This year, everyone can participate in the Tampere Day concert.
A new library will open in the yard of Nekala’s school building. The first mobile container library in Finland will operate with extensive, self-service opening hours.
An international architectural competition for the Sara Hildén Art Museum’s new building has been launched. The competition is organised in cooperation with the Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company, the Sara Hildén Foundation and the City of Tampere. The architectural competition lasts from 31 August to 2 December 2020, and the results will be published in early 2021.
Jenni Yppärilä’s exhibition Passing by at the Haihara Art Centre 8.8.–30.8. Since 2012 Yppärilä has been documenting built environments in Finland and elsewhere in the form on three-dimensional paintings.
Jukka Silokunna's Entropy I exhibition at Haihara Art Centre 8.8.–30.8.2020. Jukka Silokunnas is a media artist working with video, animation, and Augmented Reality.
Tampere and 19 municipalities in the surrounding region continue to the second stage in the competition for the title of European Capital of Culture 2026. The second stage of the Capital of Culture application is being prepared by a new application team.
The indoor sports venues managed by the City of Tampere are re-opening from 1 June onwards. Furthermore, the previously ordered restrictions for the outdoor sports venues are being eased from the beginning of June onwards.
The Tampere Swimming Centre, outdoor swimming pool and the Pyynikki indoor swimming pool are re-opening on 1 June.
The museums of the City of Tampere that have been closed due to the coronavirus situation are re-opening in June.
The branches of the Tampere City Library will open on 1 June, with the exception of Koukkuniemi Library. Self-service opening hours will not be used for now.
Tampere Art Museum opens 2 June 2020 presenting two exhibitions. Covering two floors of the museum, the exhibition of Joseph Alanen (1885–1920) presents a wide selection of his works on Kalevala themes, but there are also depictions of folk life, religious subjects, prints and drawings. Tampere-based artist Ilkka Väätti (b. 1955) is known as a painter, graphic artist and builder of architectons. Ilkka Väätti’s exhibition Hommage presents his latest works from 2017-2020.
Tampere City Library units will open on 1 June. However, customers can pick up their reservations from the Main Library Metso as well as Sampola, Hervanta, Lielahti and Koilliskeskus libraries already starting from Monday 11 May.
Last autumn, the Walk of Fame Finland (Tähtikatu) was inaugurated in Tampere as a tribute to Finnish music, artists, music makers and producers. Now you have another chance to influence which names from the music industry you would like to see immortalised on the star plates on the Walk of Fame Finland. Suggestions for names to be immortalised on the star plates can be submitted online until 24 May 2020.
An animated video concerning the activities and finances of the City of Tampere in 2019 with English subtitles has been produced. The animation illustrates the most important successes of the year.
The City of Tampere used a survey to map out the impacts of the coronavirus on event activities in the region. The survey was sent to almost 400 culture and sports organisations in the Tampere region. 129 responses were received by 20 March. The aim of circulating the survey was to investigate the impacts of the precautionary measures taken due to the coronavirus on event organisers and the event production sector in the Tampere region. In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, public events of more than 10 persons have been forbidden in the entire country until 13 April 2020.
To prevent the spread of the corona virus and in accordance of a Finnish government degree, all the libraries of Tampere are closed from March 17th until April 14th 2020. The shutdown applies to self-service libraries and mobile libraries. The following library guidelines are taken into practice on March 18th.
All Tampere indoor swimming pools, youth centres, ice stadiums, indoor sports facilities, heated artificial turf fields and the artificial ice rink on Koulukatu Street are closed until further notice. Ski tracks, trekking paths and other similar sites for spontaneous exercise are still available and maintained when possible.
Tampere Hall and Tampere Region’s Capital of Culture bid 2026 are collaborating with Tallinn Music Week and proudly presenting the opening concert of TMW on March 26.
Joseph Alanen was one of the leading illustrators of the Kalevala, the national epic of Finland. Covering two floors of the museum, this exhibition presents a wide selection of his works on Kalevala themes, but there are also depictions of folk life, religious subjects, prints and drawings.
Anna Alapuro (b. 1953) from Tampere is one of the best-known Finnish graphic artists. The individual exhibition opening in the basement of Tampere Art Museum presents her colour-saturated graphic art from the last few years. It consists of about 60 works, including for the first time a series of works from 2019-2020 that was inspired by a trip to India and the Himalayas, as well as works related to St. Petersburg, Paris and Tampere from the period of 2014-2018.
The common factor uniting the works in the Still Still Life exhibition, which opens on 1st February, is a conception of the still life and its essence. The exhibition presents an overview of the interpretations and forms that the still life has received in modern and contemporary art.
Christmas and New Year cause changes to the opening hours of the City of Tampere health services, libraries, museums, swimming pools, as well as offices and customer service points. In addition to these, there are some exceptions in the public transport timetables.
Waltteri Torikka and Diandra are the stars of the Finnish Independence Day Celebration festivities in Tampere. The celebration takes place at the Frenckell square Friday 6 December from 5 pm to 5.30 pm.
The City of Tampere will implement a number of actions that promote equality under the “Tampere. Equally yours” theme. The first actions to be published promote the equality of children and young people, as well as the equality of event activities. Equality has also been chosen as the leading theme in the City’s application for the European Capital of Culture.
This year’s national independence day 6.12. parade will be organised in Tampere. The review of troops will take place at Tampere Stadium in Ratina and the pass-in-review on Tampereen valtatie. The venue will also include familiarisation with a versatile equipment display of the Finnish Defence Forces in Ratinanniemi.
The Tampere Jazz Happening begins on Thursday, 31st October. The opening concert of the festival is free of charge for the audiences and includes performances by three exquisite French ensembles: Melusine, Three Days of Forest, and House of Echo.
It marks 20 years since the European Council held a special meeting on 15 and 16 October 1999 in Tampere. In retrospect, the view of the experts has been that the summit of Tampere was one of the most important ones in European history. Under the leadership of Paavo Lipponen, who served as Prime Minister during Finland’s Presidency in 1999, the summit of Tampere aimed for the construction of a common space of freedom, security and justice for the European Union.
Tampere Festival of Light illuminates the streets of the Tampere city centre once again during the darkest season. This year, the Festival of Light was opened earlier than usual, on 5 October, to celebrate the City of Tampere’s 240th anniversary. The Festival of Light continues until 8 March 2020. Tampere Festival of Light is celebrated for the 54th time this year.
Finland’s first international walk of fame for music has been inaugurated in Tampere. In the first phase, eleven star plates were embedded in the walk of fame street route, located on Åkerlundinkatu in the Tulli region of Tampere. Seven of the star plates honour Finland’s biggest national and international artists and professionals in the music industry. The public’s suggestions for the names to be immortalised on Finland’s Walk of Fame were collected last spring.
On PIKI day, 23 September, libraries in the Pirkanmaa region introduced two new services: the PIKI mobile library application and OverDrive, which includes foreign language e-books and e-audiobooks.
Tampere, established on 1 October 1779, celebrates its 240th birthday this year. In honour of the festive year and the European Capital of Culture bid, culture is the birthday celebration’s theme. The festive week’s programme includes a variety of cultural events, including arts, music, dance, theatre, exercise and communality. During the festivities, the City of Tampere is bursting with more than one hundred fantastic events and activities. As a birthday present to citizens, Tampere is offering a unique public art entity along the shore route by Tammerkoski Rapids.
The large-scale retrospective exhibition of Finnish artist Juhani Harri (1939–2003) includes over 100 works from 1960 until 2002.
The Tampere Region has the largest security competence cluster in Finland. Security is also an increasingly crucial competitive factor in international event hosting applications, for example. The funding facilitates the creation of pioneering solutions for improving the daily security of residents and visitors.
The Haihara Art Center will exhibit a contemporary art exhibition from August 10th to September 1st 2019 Down by the Lake -14 Years of Tampere-Düsseldorf Artist-in-Residence-programme. The art exhibition features a wide variety of works by contemporary artists from Pirkanmaa and Düsseldorf.
Two significant exhibitions of Japanese manga art will open in September at the Tampere Art Museum. Osamu Tezuka – The God of Manga is the first European museum exhibition of work by Osamu Tezuka, known as the creator and god of Japanese manga. Consisting of original works, the exhibition is produced in association with the Osamu Tezuka Production company of Tokyo and it will be on the middle and upper floors of the museum. The MangaMania! exhibition on the ground floor addresses manga as an art form and a cultural phenomenon.
There are two new exhibitions opening in Tampere Art Museum on 8th June 2019. Nastja Säde Rönkkö has been chosen The Young Artist of the Year 2019 and her exhibition Altered Breaths, Future Feelings will be presented on the two upper floors of the museum. Lars Holmström’s exhibition LXX -spectrum- features large paintings, relief paintings, constructions and video pieces.
City of Tampere has been confirmed as the main venue for the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. One preliminary round group, two quarterfinals, semifinals and final games will be played at Tampere Deck Arena, which is under construction and estimated to open in the latter part of year 2021. Dates for the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship are May 13-29.
Even though the summer is quietening down the city streets and changing the opening hours of services, Tampere will provide a multitude of services to its residents in the summer months as well. Using the summer calendar, you can check which social and health services centres will be open and look up the opening hours of libraries and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Tampere in summer is full of festivals and other events where you can make the greatest memories to look back on in the wintertime.
Out of Office, the Summer Exhibition of this, the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Sara Hildén Art Museum, has been compiled from works in the Sara Hildén Foundation’s collection. It features both Finnish and foreign paintings, drawings and sculptures, including some of the collection’s most recent acquisitions and previously unseen works. On Friday 7 June the 40th anniversary will be celebrated with the Open Doors Day.
Come and find out about your home town's summer and early autumn cultural events. The info will be held on Friday, 14 May 2019 at 11.30 - 14 at Kulttuuritalo Laikku (3rd floor), Music Hall.
An international ideas competition started off on 15 May 2019 in Viinikanlahti, a highly exciting area close to Tampere city centre. Competitors get to design a housing area of over 3,000 residents on the shores of Lake Pyhäjärvi, as well as a leisure time environment for the locals and tourists. With a population of roughly 370,000, the sustainably growing Tampere is the largest inland city in the Nordic Countries and, together with the neighbouring municipalities, forms the second-largest urban area in Finland.
Next autumn, Finland’s first national and international Walk of Fame will be constructed in the Tulli area of Tampere. The street route on Åkerlundinkatu is a tribute to Finnish music, artists, musicians and producers. A central part of the street will be the star plates embedded in the street that honour distinguished professionals from the music industry. The first phase in autumn 2019 includes 11 stars that are embedded in the street. The public gets to select six of the stars. Suggestions for the names eternalised in the star plates can be submitted at www.tampere.fi/tahtikatu during May.
In honor of Europe Day 2019, the city of Tampere is encouraging all city dwellers to experience international cultural events, explore new perspectives and influence Tampere’s and Tampere Region’s European Capital of Culture application process. On May 9, you can get inspired by the tales of a German puppet theater in the main library Metso at 10 a.m. and be entertained by a European folk dance show in front of the cultural house Laikku at 4 p.m. On May 11, Europe Day celebrations continue in Hervanta where Tampere 2026 Opinion Festival will take place at Shopping Centre Duo in Finnish, between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Admission is free.
For the first time ever, the Tampere outdoor swimming pool will be opened for the whole summer season on 4 May at 10.00. A variety of different activities will be arranged to celebrate the opening and the admission fee is EUR 1 for everyone.
Tampere is looking to become the European Capital of Culture in 2026, and the application process will be launched with a public event in the industrial Hiedanranta venue on Saturday 30 March 2019. The event starts at 12:00 p.m. and goes until 7:30 p.m.
Tampere celebrates its 240th anniversary on 1 October 2019. The jubilee year will be celebrated for 240 hours through arts and culture in a 10-day event organised by the City of Tampere between 27 September and 6 October 2019. The public art entity that will be constructed around the new Tammerkoski shore route will be an essential part of the celebrations. The aim is that the shore route will offer artistic experiences and become a special passage to both local residents and tourists visiting the city.
The spring programme of Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra features classics of orchestral music from composers such as Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Stravinsky, Sibelius and Shostakovich. Highlights of the spring include Space Odyssey 2019, a concert of space-themed classical and film music as well as the film Song of the Blood-Red Flower, accompanied by new music from Jonne Valtonen. Families get to enjoy Carnival of the Animals children’s concerts. The spring season also includes the traditional concert of Baroque music, a choir concert on Holy Thursday as well as the May Day concerts. In February, the orchestra will perform Puccini’s La bohème at the Tampere Opera under conductor Alberto Hold-Garrido. The season ends with a concert with the a cappella group Club for Five at Tampere Vocal Music Festival.
Fees charged for overdue loans will increase in Tampere at the beginning of next year. In addition, the limit for a loan ban will be lowered in all libraries in the PIKI area.
The library will be closed for renovations for a week at the turn of November and December. Customers will still be able to return items and pick up reserved items in Sampola during the renovations.
Society for the History of Technology has chosen the Finnish Museum of Games, located in the Museum Centre Vapriikki in Tampere, to receive the 2018 Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits. The award was announced on October 13th at the Society’s Annual Meeting in St. Louis. This is the first time the award is given to a museum in Finland.
King Gustav III of Sweden signed the foundation document of the City of Tampere on 1 October 1779. To commemorate this occasion, Tampere holds a yearly celebration on the first day of October and the closest weekend to that date. Tampere turns 239 this year. Tampere Day is celebrated from Saturday, 29 September, to Monday, 1 October 2018.
The exhibition opening on the top floor of the Sara Hildén Art Museum on September 22 is the first solo show in Finland by the painter Anj Smith (b. 1978), who lives and works in London.
The 37th annual Tampere Jazz Happening festival will be organized between 1st and 4th November, 2018. Altogether 25 ensembles and orchestras will perform during this year’s festival in 10 concert events.
Womex World Music Expo 2019 will take place in Tampere. The 25th edition of the most important conference and showcase festival for global music will be held 23-27 October, 2019.
The long wait is over and the Tampere outdoor swimming pool was opened on Wednesday, 1 August. On the morning of the opening day, Deputy Mayor Anna-Kaisa Heinämäki cut the ribbon and announced the pool as officially open to the public.
Drink Tap Water, this is what the championships organisers requested in Tampere. Young athletes responded to their request and have been frequently filling their bottles from water taps.
The Tampere Events App will be launched at the IAAF World U20 Championships. The app offers its users plenty of information about the event, routes and services. In the future, the app is hopefully used widely in all kinds of events in Tampere.
The official opening ceremony of the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 will take place at the Olympic Square in Ratina on Monday, 9 July 2018 at 18.30. The event is free and open to the public. The championships will be opened spectacularly when flag bearers carry 158 flags of the participating countries to the plaza.
In July, Tampere becomes the venue of an exceptionally international event when athletes from 174 different countries come together to participate in the IAAF World U20 Championships. When measured by the number of participating countries, the championships in Tampere are even more international than the Winter Olympics held in Pyeongchang in February earlier this year.
Tampere and Mänttä Vilppula together apply to become the European Capital of Culture 2026, which is the next time a Finnish city can become a Capital of Culture. With the help of the initiative, the cities want to become even more charismatic cities of experiences. Tampere is the main applicant city, Mänttä-Vilppula the main partner in cooperation.
Even though the summer is quietening down the city streets and changing the opening hours of services, Tampere will provide a multitude of services to its residents in the summer months as well. Using the summer calendar, you can check which social and health services centres will be open and look up the opening hours of libraries and indoor swimming pools. Tampere in summer is full of festivals and other events where you can make the greatest memories to look back on in the wintertime.
Tampere will host the IAAF World U20 Championships on 10-15 July 2018. It will be the first time a Scandinavian city has hosted a global age-group athletics championships and it looks set to be one of the biggest yet. World U20 Championships gathers over 170 nationalities to Tampere Stadium.
Just like last summer, this year you can follow up-to-date information on swimming water temperatures in Tampere from the mSwim service from 4 June to 17 August 2018. This map-based service also offers information on the blue-green algae situation on beaches. You can find the temperature and blue-green algae situation service from www.tampere.fi/en/beaches
Summer in Tampere is once again full of music and dance - the Park Concerts organised by Cultural Affairs spread around the city. The concerts continue throughout the summer, including nearly 200 free concerts and dance performances around Tampere. The artists of the Park Concerts are all local and, as usual, there is a wide range of events available. The musical selection ranges from classical to punk, and the dance performances include wheelchair dancing as well as Bollywood moves.
The renovation of the old library has been completed on schedule. The decoration and moving work have been completed, and the building will reopen as the renewed Culture House Laikku on Saturday, 28 April with a large opening ceremony carnival. In the event, Laikku will demonstrate its versatility and take charge of the cultural centre, the surrounding park and the recently renovated Laikunlava from 10 am to 6 pm with its colourful programme.
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Tesoma Wellbeing Centre in Tampere will be the new place for encounters for the residents of Tesoma. The centre houses city services from a library to a health centre, all under one roof. The new wellbeing centre and its services will open in connection with the Wester business centre (Tesomankatu 4 A) on Monday, 9 April 2018.
Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany is the first-ever recipient of the International Gender Equality Prize introduced by the Finnish Government and will be honoured in an award ceremony in Tampere Hall in Tampere on 6 March 2018. The cause, which was chosen by Federal Chancellor Merkel to receive a prize of EUR 150,000, will be announced during the event. It is a privilege for Finland and Tampere to present the very first International Gender Equality Prize. Finland has a significant special characteristic that makes it a world leader in gender equality: It was the first country to grant women full political rights in 1906. Tampere played a significant role in the realisation of women’s suffrage. As early as in 1905, a total of 40,000 people gathered in the central square of the City of Tampere to demand general suffrage and it was granted the following year.
Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, first-ever recipient of the International Gender Equality Prize introduced by the Finnish Government, is to be honoured at an award ceremony on 6 March in Tampere. An international expert panel on violence against women will be held in connection with the event, and the whole event will be webcast live.
This year Tampere Film Festival is in 7th –11th March and the main focus is on the International and National Competitions. The National Competition includes 37 films, the International 61 films.
The spring exhibition of the Sara Hildén Art Museum presents an overview of the moving works of the sculptor Berlinde De Bruyckere. In this, the centenary year of the Finnish Civil War, the exhibition offers an opportunity to confront human suffering and vulnerability.
The library will open its doors again on 9 April 2018 at the new wellbeing centre. Due to the closure, the return dates for items borrowed from Tesoma Library on 15 January or later will be postponed to the beginning of May.