Arctic Pride 2014, ”Express yourself!”
This year’s Arctic Pride theme is self-expression. According to article on Valtikka.fi, ability to express yourself is as important as breathing. It evokes people’s own strengths and makes people blossom. Being a human is based on being a social and as expressing their own thoughts, feelings and experiences people become visible to themselves and others.
This is what the producers of the Arctic Pride want to highlight. That’s why this year’s theme is “Express yourself!” The festival offers different kinds of arenas for self-expression, such as parade, where to celebrate the diversity, and workshops, where to put skills into practice.
The program also includes pleasant and warm campfire night, the seminar, and parties in both nights. As a new feature the program offers Pridekino movie night, group meetings, Rainbow Mass and much more.
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Artic Pride is a laid-back and heartfelt celebration of the LGBT community. It offers a possibility for the LGBT community to show what it is like to be different beyond the Arctic Pole. Above all it encourages everybody to be themselves and respect the uniqueness in others.
THE PROGRAM 2014
The Arctic Pride weekend starts with a laid back meeting at the feet of a campfire with the opportunity of barbecuing. You can also take a part to the Kicksled race and have fun at sledding hill! The evening will culminate in the amazing fireshow by Frank Nieuwenhuizenin at 6pm.
The campfire night is a great event to meet new people and catch up with the ones you already know. We offer hot drinks and sausage for the 50 first arriving guests!
YOLO - You Only Live Once
Dance theather Rimpparemmi
Wiljami | Urheilukatu 1
Dance theather Rimpparemmi’s YOLO deals with adolescents’ dare to fulfil their dreams and face their worst fears. Choreography Sampo Kerola.
YOLO at Wiljami: Fri 21.2 (premiere) | Wed 26.2 | Thu 13.3 | Fri 14.3 | Sat 15.3 | Wed 19. | All the shows starts at 7pm
Special price with Arctic Pride bracelet: Fri 21.2 and Wed 26.2 ticket 7€.
Pridekino presents: The Love Part of This
Värinä-gallery | Valtakatu 19, 2 floor
Documentary Film / Lya Guerra / USA 2012 / 82 min / G (All ages permitted)
Two women, both called Grace, have been together 40 years. In the 1970's, they left their respective husbands with their infant children in tow to be together. The Love Part of This explores their meeting, their ensuing love and their struggles being a couple. We also hear from an ex-husband, their two children, the town pastor and a family friend. During filming, the life of the two Graces also takes an unexpected turn. The story of these two women and their struggles creates a heartbreaking, funny and thought-provoking document of life and love in our times.
Club Express yourself!
Kauppayhtiö | Valtakatu 24
Tonight is full of sparkling self-expression. The stage is calling for all at the Open stage-event at Kauppayhtiö. Here anyone can enjoy the spotlight by doing anyting they wish and dare to. Grab a guitar and play your way into the hearts of the audience or give your inner stand up-comedian a try – you can really perform anything! After the Open Stage the seductresses of Midnight Sun Burlesque will knock your socks off. As the cherry on the top for the night there is Henrie – a northern pop band. The downstairs dancefloor is also available so come to party!
Midnight Sun Burlesque* Pridely Presents:
Performing: Honey Yummy | Isla de Obsessia | Linda Tossica! | Miss Magpie | and as a pick-up Boo-T! And their wonderful hostess Regiina Dieder
Welcome to enjoy the magic of revealing and concealing not to forget the holy trinity of comedy, dance and entertainment!
* Midnight Sun Burlesque is a burlesque and cabaret group from Rovaniemi.
Arctic ordinary – differencies and extremes - panel
At the city library of Rovaniemi
Lapponica-department | Jorma Eton tie 6
An ordinary northern person who knows how things are in Lapland and how they should be. He represents the most authentic northern identity and likes to express his view in things that concern Lapland. But what is that ordinary northern person really like? Is there an atypical northern person? To whom does Lapland belong to?
The ordinary northern people ponder about this issues together with the audience in the panel.
The speakers of the panel will be published later.
Parade & outdoor disco
Town square - Rovakatu - Koskikatu – Lordi’s square
Express yourself freely and don’t fail to show it! The Pride parade is a manifestation for equality and diversity among people. Everybody is warmly welcomed to join.
We meet at 12.30pm at city library. The parade starts at 13 pm and goes through Rovakatu and Koskikatu to Lordi square where the whole family can celebrate at the outdoor disco until 15 pm (unless it is colder than -15°C).
A failure can be a gift!
- the improvising workshop of failing bravely
Lentävän Poron Teatteri, Length: 90 min, max 15 ppl
Bull Bar & Grill | Pekankatu 9
We go through the methods of improvisation theatre. We’ll give you tools to take down performance anxiety and work creatively. You’ll learn to throw yourself shamelessly towards the unknown and to cope with moments of failure. You’ll gain confidence to different situations. In improvisation every failure can be a gift that creates something new and wondrous. We want to teach you to see failure as a positive thing!
There will be more information later about the location!
KulttuuriKaara Lys-Ange LeBlanc,
Length: 180 min, 20 ppl
Värinä-gallery | Valtakatu 19, 2 floor
The bubble is a big and safe space made from clear plastic that floats where the wind blows it to. It is used as a stage for different performances. Lysse has years of experience of instructing the Bubble workshops in Canada and in Finland. For example, Lys-Ange has used the Bubble for teaching languages to youngsters. The space is created together with the participants. Languages used in the workshop: English, French and Finnish.
Express yourself by movement
Jenny Rautio, Nia Green Belt instructor
Length 90 min, max 20 ppl
Monde | Pohjolankatu 6
In the Arctic Pride’s Express yourself by movement workshop we combine movement and expression into dancing. We make some exercises where we use free dance and emotion to activate more movement and sounding.
Nia is a dancing exercise and a mixture of nine kinds of movements. The dance arts encourage to have fun and express oneself. The eastern martial arts bring strength and focus and body maintenance teach body awareness. Choreography and free dance are united in Nia. All moves are based on the bodys way of moving and everyone will find there own way of moving and express movements.
A background in dancing is not necessary, everybody can move! Pack a water bottle and comfy clothes in your backpack. We’ll dance barefooted. This workshop doesn’t lack fun and laughter!
There will be more information later about the location!
Cafe Kauppayhtiö | Valtakatu 24
We meet at Cafe Kauppayhtiö for a cup of tea or coffee to talk and play board games! Not-so-strict age limit is 25 years of age. Welcome to meet new people!
Restaurant Hemingway | Koskikatu 11
Have free time during Pride Saturday? Arctic Pride's women's group meets in restaurant Hemingway in the afternoon, after the workshops! All participants regardless of age are welcome to join for a cup of tea or other refreshments, so come and chat with us about interesting topics! And bring a friend too!
Zoomit+ | Korkalonkatu 29
Media has created a certain kind of image of gay men, but what kind of a person is the arctic gayman? What does it mean to men to be a part of a sexual minority? Welcome to get to know people and discuss! The discussion is lead by Juha-Pekka Hippi.
Rovaniemen Seta's office | Valtakatu 19, 3. krs
If you haven't visited a trans* group before, this is the perfect opportunity to come and see what we are up to! We promise you relaxed atmosphere, tea, cookies, and of course friendly people! You are warmly welcome to join us, and it's worth even a longer drive ! (This group is for trans* people only!)
Arctic Design Show 2014
Arktikum and Pilke square | Pohjoisranta 4
University of Lapland and Arctic Design Week
Arctic Design Show is one of the highlights of the Arctic Design Week. In a ice- and snow world, you can see fashion and arctic design at the same time.
Tickets: 31.1.-21.2. Arktikum (Pohjoisranta 4) & Hih-hi! (Kauppayhtiö, Valtakatu 24)
Sat 22.2 tickets from to door until 6pm.
Organized by University of Lapland and Arctic Design Week
Pre-party & Lentävä Poro's comedy show
Bull Bar & Grill | Pekankatu 9
Comedy show from 21.30
Come to the pre-party with us to set up the mood for the rest of the night! You can grab a bite and watch the hilarious comedy show while enjoying the cheerful Pride atmosphere, so you'll be sure to last the whole night dancing until the morning!
Lentävä Poro's comedy show is an impro show, which is sure to make you laugh until you can't breathe anymore! It offers some improvised scenes, where You as an audience can give your input and the most courageous can even come up to stage to help our amazing actors! The actors are going from one mishap to another without a script and the only help they have is each other! With this show every performance is unique, as the seasoned impro actors throw themselves into the most unbelievable scenes completely without preparations!
The main Party
Arctic Pride main Party
Cafe Tivoli | Valtakatu 19
Bracelets and pre sale of tickets from Cafe Bar 21 | Rovakatu 21
The Pride weekend culminates on Saturday night at the legendary Café Tivoli where we are about to witness a Party so wild that nothing like that has never before been seen at these heights! Let the beat fill you up and make You show your best moves on the dance floor!
Sheila Greatest Hits
Greater floor | Showtime 23.30
We have a sparkling drag show in store for you! The glamorous Sheila will introduce us to her Greatest Hits, where ladies like Lady Gaga, Cher, Loreen and Tina Turner along with their finnish colleagues like Chisu, Anita Hirvonen,Kikka, Katri Helena, Paula Koivuniemi and Jenni Vartiainen will be there to dazzle us all!
Swedish Dyke Vibes
Greater floor | Showtime 24.00-3.30
Fresh from Stockholm we are proud to present to you this brilliant DJ duo Swedish Dyke Vibes! SDV has been making the crowds go crazy all around the globe from Berlin to New York, and of course in their hometown Stockholm, where they are the hosts of a famous club called KG. Katja Gustafsson and Gunn Lundemo combine music from different genres from electronic ug to tribal house and famous radio hits.
Swedish Dyke Vibes Soundcloudissa
Sirkus | 22-3.30
Nat Turner aka DJ BASS will be making your dancing feet electric for the whole night in Cafe Tivoli's smaller floor! This Cameroonian plays diverse music, and after five years of living in Finland he's dreaming of spinning the discs for a living! For those of us who were at the Arctic Pride preparty in November, you remember how BASS' beats kept us up past signal! Come and dance your night away with DJ BASS!
Arctic Pride wish concert
Ritari's Rock-Bar | 22-
Arctic Pride's wish concert will be there to play your favorite tunes! We start gathering wishes at Arctic Pride's Facebook page a week before the event. Leave your wish there during the campaign, and your favorite songs might end up at Arctic Pride 2014 soundtrack!
Rainbow mass is an ecumenic event, to where everyone regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation are welcome! The event includes a priest's speech, music, coffee and relaxed mingling. The mass is held at Lähteentien pirtti (Lähteentie 1).
Pines & Waves
What more do you need for a relaxed sunday than two guitars and one amazing voice? "Pines and Waves" give you the perfect sound against hangover. The genre moves between reggae, folk and r'n'b and makes you smile.
The two guys from Canada and France found each other while their exchange year in Rovaniemi. Meanwhile they had already some gigs in diverse pubs. Now they will become the final "icing on the cake" of Arctic Pride weekend. That shouldn't be missed!
Värinä gallery | Valtakatu 19, 2nd floor
Sittings 13 and 15 o'clock
Ensure a seat by reserving a place!
Pride weekend is beginning to see its' end. Are you feeling shaky? Or did you skip the breakfast for other reasons? In any case, head yourself to Kulttuuriyhdistys Valsa ry's gallery Värinä to enjoy warming soup, listen to "Pines & Waves" music and hang out with likeminded people! Ensure a spot next to the soup kettle by reserving in advance, so that our chefs know how much to cook!
Vegan and gluten-free
Sweet potato soup
Lemon water and juice
The Seasons Tchaikovsky
Paavo-stage | Maakuntakatu 3-5
Katri Säkö-Arias & Lapin Balettiopisto
The pianist Katri Säkö-Arias and dancers of the Lapland Ballet Academy interpret Pyotr Tchaikovskys The Season on Saturday 22.2 at 6pm and on Sunday 23.2 at 3pm.
Tickets 15€/10€ (and with a Arctic Pride bracelet 12 / 8 €)
Organized by Lapin Balettiopisto