HELSINKI PRIDE 25.6.-1.7.2018
Finland’s greatest rainbow-colored culture and human rights event, Helsinki Pride, is renewing, growing and evolving!
This year’s Helsinki Pride week 25.6.-1.7. welcomes all, and the theme of the week is ‘voice’. The theme brings up the diversity of our community and makes room for voices often left unheard. The rights and the voices of LGBTIQ people, as well as other marginalized groups, are often easy to disregard. Voice is also the theme of this operational year for Heseta Ry.
In addition to the regular programme sections, Heseta is now introducing the internationally known concept of Pride House to Helsinki. The Pride House will be operating as an event center throughout the entire Pride week and is located in Helsinki city center at Keskuskatu 1. (Stockmann’s Nespresso Boutique, basement floor. Free Entrance/ Accessible)
In the Pride House, current topics are discussed in panel discussions as well as in workshops. The topics will be transgender legislation, the youth, working life, and health and well-being. Also you can find our festival Info&Shop from Pride House. Get your party tickets, Pride merch and festival programme from Info&Shop (mon-fri 10-20, sat 11-13 & sun closed)!
We are also proud to introduce two amazing new concepts, Pride Lab and Pride Talks, both of which help us bring up voices often silenced in our society. With experts and our wonderful hosts, as well as possible musical guests, we are cutting into some difficult topics.
Following the tradition, Helsinki Pride 2018 will culminate on Saturday 30th of June with Helsinki Pride Parade. The Parade starts from the Senate Square and ends in Kaivopuisto. At the popular park celebration, we will be enjoying amazing sounds and interesting conversations. The night ends fabulously to Party with Pride! The event is still under production, but we already know that the great music and the amazing company in Party with Pride won’t disappoint you!