On the Trails of the Great Bear 2014

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Access this URL (http://www.runolaulu.fi/attachments/article/112/OhjelmaProgramme2014.pdf)Programme

Cultural festival with powerful northern stories in Kuhmo November 14th-16th

Friday 14 November

Kuhmo Arts Center, Lounge
4.15 pm The Opening: ”The Bear Ritual”
Ludmila Aleksejeva Sakha Republic, RUS: Evenki Bear Ritual from Sakha
Folklore group Kataja Vuokkiniemi, Viena Karelia
Free entry, duration: 45 min.
The opening of the exhibition: Northern Peoples on pictures

Kuhmo Arts Center, Pajakka Hall
5 pm Lecture: Mads Fægteborg DK: "The savages of the Arctic - How Europeans in the past conveyed the Arctic”
Lecture in English
Free entry, duration: 90 min.

Kuhmo Arts Center, Lentua Hall
7 pm Concert: Sattuma, Petroskoi, RUS
Tickets: 16€/10€ www.lipputoimisto.fi or Kuhmo Arts Center

Saturday 15 November

1 pm Lecture: Nikke Kaartinen: About the history and brewing of beer and sahti
Lecture in Finnish
Free entry

Kuhmo Arts Center, Pajakka Hall
3 pm Lecture: Heikki Salo: Lyric poetry, stories and writing songs
Lecture in Finnish, duration: 2 h
Free entry

Kuhmo Arts Center, Lentua Hall
pm Theatre performance: Theatre Telakka – Theatre Old Juko – Rakvere Theatre, Petroskoi
Tickets: 20€ / 15€ / 12€ www.lipputoimisto.fi or Kuhmo Arts Center

Kuhmo Arts Center, Juttua Café
8 pm Concert: Heikki Salo Live!
Tickets: 12€ www.lipputoimisto.fi or Kuhmo Arts Center

Sunday 16 November

Nature and documentary films in Cinema Pajakkakino Rajakatu 56, Kuhmo

2 pm The Tale of a Forest Metsän tarina, Finland, 2012
Tickets: 5€ from the cinema

4pm Aatsinki – The Story of the Arctic Cowboys pre-premiere Finland, 2013
Tickets: 5€ from the cinema

On The Trails of The Great Bear is a cultural festival, that brings light into the dark November of Kainuu and takes place for the second time this year. During the weekend November 14th-16th in Kuhmo the audience will be able to find strong cultural experiences, all connected with the big theme: the stories of the northern peoples. The Great Bear and the Big Dipper have always been the most important celestial bodies for the people of the north, and many mythological meanings and stories are based on those. On the other hand The Great Bear might have many different kinds of meanings. In Kuhmo the stories of the peoples are in the center of attention.

Teatteri Telakka

This year’s festival programme is again a rich mixture from different fields of art: theatre, music and film are represented as well as are the specialist lectures and an exhibition concerning the northern peoples.

The main venue of the festival is the great Kuhmo Arts Center: www.kuhmotalo.fi

The organizers: Juminkeko Foundation | Runosong Academy | Culture tourism in Kainuu -project

More info: Runosong Academy, Nikke Kaartinen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , +358 44 7001441