Story Café @ Runokuu

Story Sharing 2016

International Story Sharing Café

26.8. klo 18:00 Kansallisteatterin Lavaklubi,        Läntinen teatterikuja 1, Helsinki 

A social gathering where sharing your own everyday stories and listening to others is made easy and fun! All you need is an open mind and a hunger for stories and new people. Our special storytelling guests, skilled musicians and open story sharing mic make the evening a heart-warming and thoroughly enjoyable experience! The café is organized by the Story Sharing 2016 project which helps immigrants, asylum seekers and Finns to meet and share stories together.

Storytelling guest: Alireza Abdi Momtaz, Amjad Sher and Nena Stenius

Musicians: Christer Hackman & Friends

Hosts: Max Bremer & Markus Luukkonen

Please sign up beforehand at or at the Lavaklubi before the event begins.

Story Sharing Café @ Vuotalo & Stoa


International Story Sharing Café

17.3. 6 pm at Vuotalo, Mosaiikkitori 2, Vuosaari

21.3. 6 pm at Stoa, Turunlinnantie 1, Itäkeskus

Would you like to meet people who have come to Finland from near or afar and talk with them? Or meet the mysterious folk who call themselves Finns? Would you like to hear fascinating stories spiced up with melodies and rhythms from faraway countries? Story Sharing Café is a new type of social gathering where sharing your own everyday stories and listening to others is made easy and fun! All you need is an open mind, and a hunger for stories and new people!


– Story sharing café – meet people from near and far round the coffee tables

– Open mic – stand up, grab the microphone and share your story!

– Special storytelling guests:

17.3. VUOTALO: Christine Cooper, Antonio van Cleave and Åsa Nybo

21.3. STOA: Kishan Gaine, Wilson Kirwa and Houda Wahbi

The eminent musicians of the evening: Christer Hackman and Marouf Majid

Hosts: Max Bremer, Carla-Rose Häkkinen and Markus Luukkonen

Free entrance but voluntary donations are welcome!
As our seats are limited, please book yours in advance:
e-mail: / tel. 09-611003 (Mon-Fri 11 am – 3 pm)

The International Story Sharing Café is a part of the project ”Story Sharing 2016”, which aims to help people of different nationalities and cultures to meet each other by sharing stories from their lives. Production by Theatre House Universum, Under the Same Roof and Alba SuomiFinland ry in co-operation with Samova ry, Finnish Red Cross and Arbis and with the support of City of Helsinki Cultural Office, Finnish Cultural Foundation and Samuel Huber’s Art Foundation.