<![CDATA[Tampere - Tampereen kaupunki - Tiedotteet]]> fi-fi https://www.tampere.fi/en/index.html Tue, 24 Sep 2019 17:03:59 +0300 Copyright City of Tampere webmaster@tampere.fi (Webmaster) City of Tampere https://www.tampere.fi/images/vaakuna.png 76 85 https://www.tampere.fi/en/index.html <![CDATA[Finland’s first European Council remembered in Tampere]]> https://www.tampere.fi/en/city-of-tampere/info/current-issues/2019/10/14102019_1.html 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.

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Mon, 14 Oct 2019 15:10:08 +0300
<![CDATA[Tampere Festival of Light illuminates the city for 156 days]]> https://www.tampere.fi/en/city-of-tampere/info/current-issues/2019/10/09102019_2.html 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.

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019 16:46:00 +0300
<![CDATA[The stars of Cheek, Popeda, Juice, Sibelius, Katri Helena, Kaija Saariaho and Epe Helenius shine on Walk of Fame Finland]]> https://www.tampere.fi/en/city-of-tampere/info/current-issues/2019/10/07102019_1.html 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.

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Mon, 7 Oct 2019 15:45:12 +0300
<![CDATA[PIKI mobile library and the e-book service OverDrive launched]]> https://www.tampere.fi/en/city-of-tampere/info/current-issues/2019/09/26092019_1.html 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.

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Thu, 26 Sep 2019 09:48:32 +0300
<![CDATA[Let’s celebrate the City of Tampere’s 240th anniversary together]]> https://www.tampere.fi/en/city-of-tampere/info/current-issues/2019/09/24092019_1.html 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.

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019 09:29:28 +0300
<![CDATA[Juhani Harri retrospective at Sara Hildén Art Museum]]> https://www.tampere.fi/en/city-of-tampere/info/current-issues/2019/09/12092019_1.html The large-scale retrospective exhibition of Finnish artist Juhani Harri (1939–2003) includes over 100 works from 1960 until 2002.

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Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:15:32 +0300
<![CDATA[Tampere gets over MEUR 3 of EU funding for improving urban and event security]]> https://www.tampere.fi/en/city-of-tampere/info/current-issues/2019/08/16082019_1.html 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.

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Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:55:21 +0300
<![CDATA[Down by the Lake 14 years of Tampere-Düsseldorf-Artist-in-Residence Programme is open at Haihara Art Center 10.8.-1.9.2019]]> https://www.tampere.fi/en/city-of-tampere/info/current-issues/2019/07/30072019_1.html 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.

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Tue, 30 Jul 2019 13:52:05 +0300
<![CDATA[Osamu Tezuka, the God of Manga, at the Tampere Art Museum]]> https://www.tampere.fi/en/city-of-tampere/info/current-issues/2019/07/02072019_1.html 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.

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Tue, 2 Jul 2019 13:51:52 +0300
<![CDATA[Two new exhibitions in Tampere Art Museum]]> https://www.tampere.fi/en/city-of-tampere/info/current-issues/2019/07/01072019_1.html 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.

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Mon, 1 Jul 2019 15:12:16 +0300
<![CDATA[Tampere is the main venue for the 2022 Ice Hockey World Championship]]> https://www.tampere.fi/en/city-of-tampere/info/current-issues/2019/06/20062019_1.html 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.

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Thu, 20 Jun 2019 10:21:03 +0300
<![CDATA[Summer opening hours and leisure time tips in the Summer Calendar]]> https://www.tampere.fi/en/city-of-tampere/info/current-issues/2019/06/19062019_1.html 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.

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:01:07 +0300
<![CDATA[Open Doors Day 7 June: Out of Office at Sara Hildén Art museum ]]> https://www.tampere.fi/en/city-of-tampere/info/current-issues/2019/05/31052019_2.html 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.

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Fri, 31 May 2019 14:45:19 +0300
<![CDATA[Info for the immigrants about summer events will be held on 24 May]]> https://www.tampere.fi/en/city-of-tampere/info/current-issues/2019/05/16052019_1.html 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.

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Thu, 16 May 2019 11:56:35 +0300
<![CDATA[An international ideas competition in a magnificent Finnish lakeside city]]> https://www.tampere.fi/en/city-of-tampere/info/current-issues/2019/05/15052019_1.html 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.

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Wed, 15 May 2019 14:13:54 +0300
<![CDATA[Finland’s first national and international Walk of Fame is opening next autumn in Tampere]]> https://www.tampere.fi/en/city-of-tampere/info/current-issues/2019/05/13052019_1.html 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.

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Mon, 13 May 2019 12:33:22 +0300
<![CDATA[Celebrate Europe Day on May 9 with international cultural experiences]]> https://www.tampere.fi/en/city-of-tampere/info/current-issues/2019/05/06052019_1.html 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.

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Mon, 6 May 2019 14:16:34 +0300
<![CDATA[Your best summer starts at Tampere’s outdoor swimming pool]]> https://www.tampere.fi/en/city-of-tampere/info/current-issues/2019/04/29042019_1.html 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.

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Mon, 29 Apr 2019 16:12:09 +0300
<![CDATA[Everybody is invited to the opening event of Tampere’s bid for the title of European Capital of Culture on 30 March at Hiedanranta]]> https://www.tampere.fi/en/city-of-tampere/info/current-issues/2019/03/22032019_1.html 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.

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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:50:58 +0200
<![CDATA[Tampere 240 – Art along the Tammerkoski Rapids<br />]]> https://www.tampere.fi/en/city-of-tampere/info/current-issues/2019/02/01022019_1.html 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.

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Fri, 1 Feb 2019 17:05:53 +0200
<![CDATA[Classics, film scores, theme concerts and great visitors adorn the spring of Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra]]> https://www.tampere.fi/en/city-of-tampere/info/current-issues/2019/01/18012019_1.html 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.

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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:28:50 +0200
<![CDATA[Changes to library penalty fees in 2019]]> https://www.tampere.fi/en/city-of-tampere/info/current-issues/2018/12/18122018_1.html 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.

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:35:02 +0200
<![CDATA[Sampola library return and service section to be renovated]]> https://www.tampere.fi/en/city-of-tampere/info/current-issues/2018/10/31102018_1.html 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.

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Wed, 31 Oct 2018 16:12:06 +0200
<![CDATA[Finnish Museum of Games receives an internationally esteemed award]]> https://www.tampere.fi/en/city-of-tampere/info/current-issues/2018/10/15102018_2.html 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.

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Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:44:59 +0300
<![CDATA[Tampere Day fills the city with events and activities]]> https://www.tampere.fi/en/city-of-tampere/info/current-issues/2018/09/26092018_1.html 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.

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Wed, 26 Sep 2018 15:18:32 +0300