Helsinki celebrates Pride this weekend. With Pride events happening all over the world at different times this year, the One Quart editorial came up with their own tips for having a great Pride at home and abroad.
Those great people at Creat along with the Finnish Institute in London and Bearty from Estonia (phew) have put on an exhibition which is a collaboration between visual artist Charlie Hunter and sound designer and filmmaker Mike Wyeld. In Creat Space’s own words: “this gallery exhibition brings to life the heroic stories of everyday members of the LGBT community, some call themselves bears, some refuse to define themselves. The installation is an exploration of (sexual) identity.” This takes place at Creat Space, Albertinkatu 12, Helsinki and is open every day from 12-6 PM. More details from the Facebook page.
Juuso Kekkonen’ award winning stand up show Queer Homo is happening today (1st July) at Helsinki’s Valtimonteatteri. From the Helsinki Pride Website: “Juuso Kekkonen’s beloved & award-winning stand-up show is a definite must-see! Juuso tells his unusual real-life love story with startling honesty, razor-sharp wit & warmhearted humor. Show of the Year 2014 (QX Gay Gala)” The show will be in English, tickets a reasonable 10€ with the three hour event starting at 7pm.
Berlin Pride, called “Christopher Street Day” (CSD) in German, consists of two parts: a demonstration march (CSD Demo) and a big final rally (CSD Finale). Christopher Street Day gay Pride is one of the biggest in Europe, with an estimated 700,000 people expected to participate. The parade takes place at Kurfürstendamm, Berlin, leading to the finale which offers this: “The final rally takes part in front of the iconic Brandenburg Gate. The huge Pride Village stretches out for half a mile along Straße des 17. Juni and will be open from 2 pm until midnight. The actual stage programme starts at 4:30 pm, offering a combination of politics, music and entertainment” Due to the Euro’s Football tournament, both the Demo and Finale take part on Saturday, July 23, 2016.
…stay at home and watch Stephen Frears’ My Beautiful Laundrette. Perhaps suggesting a post-Brexit Britain already existed, watch a young Daniel Day-Lewis smoulder with Gordon Warnecke in the soap suds…we’re getting a little hot under the collar just thinking about it!
Thanks to: Pinja Niemi, Jenni Väre, Fiacha Harrington & Nick Triani