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Kolibri Festival 2022

Friday 23.9. at 2pm-6pm

A unique multicultural, multilingual, free and open art festival for children and their families.

Program in Sello Library 23.9.

Singing with Corocó

Friday, 23.9 - Stage – 10:00-11:00

Would you like to get to know La Gallina Turuleca, El Gallo Corocó or The Green Horse? And would you like to know what happened to Papá's car? You will meet all these characters and hear their stories in this lovely children's concert in Spanish. This performance will surely surprise you! Come and bring your family, we will be waiting for you!

Artists: Leandro Roco and Laura Havu

We speak: Spanish and Finnish

Target ages: 3 to 6-year-olds

 Duration: 45 minutes

Serenity Corner

Friday, 23.9 - Soittohuonne – 14:00-16:00

Kolibrí 2022 will offer to all participants, from audience members to artists and volunteers, the "Serenity Corner”. This will be a safe and calm space for those needing a comfortable spot for a sensory break. Besides comfortable furniture and a sensory-neutral atmosphere, the space will contain toys and activities to help regulate those with overwhelmed sensory systems. The "Serenity Corner” may prove very valuable to autistic people or those with ADHD, but can also be used by anyone who needs a quiet space, like breastfeeding mothers for instance.  

Target ages: All ages

Kolibrí Pins

Friday, 23.9 - Lobby, Infopiste – 14:00-17:00

Come and make your 2022 pin! Keep your Kolibrí next to your heart

Target ages: All ages

Kolibrí T-Shirts - Nonstop workshop

Friday, 23.9 - Paja – 14:00-17:00

Give wings and color to your imagination! Bring your own cotton T-shirt and we will stamp Kolibrí's image on it!

Target ages: All ages

Word play/Игра слов/Sanapeli: Playing with the Russian alphabet

Friday, 23.9 - Paja – 14:00-16:00

Can you feel a letter with your hands? Can you sew a sound? At this nonstop workshop, we will discover the Russian alphabet! First, we will walk about the room to see what letters we can find in the environment. We will then draw, paint, create shadow installations and dance in the light. We will use textiles and learn techniques that are safe for children of all ages to play and explore. Come and join us!

Artists: Anastasia Artemeva

We speak: Russian, English and Finnish

Target ages: 3-month-olds to 6-year-olds

Duration: Nonstop

Lukupesä in Spanish and Portuguese for babies

Friday, 23.9 - Lastenosasto (play area) – 14:00-15:00

Surprise and amazement at oneself invite babes and their caregivers to think of perplexity as a way of seeing the world and as a tool to explore it.

Artists: Verónica Miranda and Patricia Ribeiro

We speak: Spanish and Portuguese

Target ages: 3 to 12-month-olds

Duration: 20 minutes

Oho! Music Workshop for Babies

Friday, 23.9 - Jaminurka – 14:00-16:00

Babies and adults will move, play and make sounds to the rhythms of Latin American folk melodies and songs written especially for children in a calm but happy atmosphere. Songs are mostly in Spanish but we use also Finnish and English, or no language. Join us!

Artists: Grisell Macdonel and Annika Helasvuo

We speak: Spanish, English and Finnish

Target ages: 3 to 12-month-olds

Duration: 30 minutes

Lukupesä in Spanish and Portuguese

Friday, 23.9 - Lastenosasto (play area) – 15:00-16:00

Reading, singing, playing and sharing in our language is a wonderful opportunity!
Bring your favorite book, song, poem or rhyme that reminds you of your childhood, and enjoy it with your kids. We will be waiting for you with a lot of surprises!

Artists: Verónica Miranda and Patricia Ribeiro

We speak: Spanish and Portuguese

Target ages: 3-year-olds and older

Duration: 45 minutes

Alebrijes - Mexican folk art

Friday, 23.9 - Axeli salli – 15:00-16:00

Ana Paula Ojeda and Juan Palomino, our guest artists for Kolibrí 2022, will tell us all about Mexican folk art, its colours and shapes. We will paint a giant Alebrije together. Don't miss it!

Artists: Juan Palomino and Ana Paula Ojeda

We speak: Spanish and English

Target ages: 5-year-olds and older

Duration: 45 minutes

Corporal expression and dance: an alternative language

Friday, 23.9 - Jaminurka – 16:00-17:00

This workshop is about the exploration of the body-space dimension, laterality, musicality and the emerging of sensations, emotions and ideas through corporal expression and movement exercises. Surprise and awe at one's own body invite kids and their  careers to think about bewilderment as a way to see the world and a tool to investigate it.

Artists: Claudia Herrera

We speak: Spanish and English

Target ages: 4-year-olds and older

Duration: 45 minutes

Animal stories – workshop on Mesoamerican animal myths

Friday, 23.9 - Axeli salli – 16:00-17:00

In this workshop, Kolibrí's invited artists for 2022, Ana Paula Ojeda and Juan Palomino, will present the Mesoamerican animal myths featured in their famous book series, soon to be available in the HelMet libraries. Let's create our own myths about our favorite animal and design a colorful mask! What will it look like?

Artists: Juan Palomino and Ana Paula Ojeda

We speak: Spanish and English

Target ages: 5-year-olds and older

Duration: 45 minutes

Awaken Through Improvisation

Friday, 23.9 - Stage – 17:00-18:00

Come and join us in an interactive performance based on musical improvisation! Violist Tal Riva Theodorou and guitarist Yunjia Liu will create a dialog with the audience using free improvisation as the language. Participants will delve into a world of introspection, curiosity and active listening through sound, colors and movement. This performance will be a journey of bewilderment and awakening for both performers and audience! Come and have fun!

Artists: Yunjia Liu and Tal Riva Theodorou

We speak: Spanish, English, Mandarin, Hebrew and German

Target ages: All ages

Duration: 45 minutes

Sello Library

9/23/2022 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Last updated 8/24/2022