Program 2016

The program is free and open to the public, excluding the film “Land of Mine.” 

Friday 5.8.

12.00-14.00 National Costumes Picnic, organised by Lovisa Medborgarinstitut Kappelinpuisto
18.00-19.00 Opening Ceremony and Chicho’s Poster Exhibition Almintalo, Brandensteininkatu 3
19.00-20.00 Premiere of Jorden (The Land) Oratorio performed by Loviisa Oratorium Choir and Orchestra. Jorden is an oratorio about justice and nature conservation. Composer: Roland Forsberg, writer: Ragnwei Axellie. There is an art exhibition inspired by the oratorio, available for viewing throughout the weekend. Loviisa Lutheran Church, Brandensteininkatu 2

Hiroshima Day, Saturday 6.8.

09.00-12.00 Market of Possibilities. Enjoy music and a latino dance performance by Horizontelatino, taste Afghani food at the pop-up restaurant, learn about local and international organizations that are working for global justice, and find the best way to contribute to a better world! For more information, please contact Kristian Melander: Loviisa Market Square
12.00-13.00 We Have a Dream Parade, from the market to Kappelinpuisto where we’ll have a picnic. Performers include singer and songwriter Minna Stenberg and latino dancers Horizontelatino. Feel free to contact Roberta for more information, especially if you’d like to perform a dance or a musical piece as a part of the parade: Departure from Loviisa market square, finish at Kappelinpuisto
13.00-14.30 Seminar 1: Where is the Refugee Crisis and How do We Solve It? Speakers include Senior Adviser Mahdi Abdile from Finn Church Aid and Senior Adviser Minna Saarnivaara from Felm. Ambassador Emeritus Ilari Rantakari will moderate the discussion. Other speakers will be announced later. Host: Finnish Christian Peace Association. Almintalo
13.00-14.30 Seminar 2: Finland ’99 and the Arctic Region. Hosts: Paasikivi Society and The Edge of Ice Project. Speakers will be announced as soon as possible. Almintalo
14.30-16.00 Seminar 3: The Problem of Nuclear Weapons. Speakers include Member of Parliament and former Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja, and Peace Researcher and Politician Tarja Cronberg. Honorary Chairman of the Finnish Peace Union, Kalevi Suomela, will moderate. Host: The Peace Union of Finland and The Committee of 100 in Finland. Almintalo
14.30-16.00 Seminar 4: Nationalism and Global Citizenship. Speakers include Professor and Unite the Armies co-founder Eero Paloheimo and the Chairmen of The Finnish Humanist Association, Irma Peiponen and Eino Huotari. Host: The Humanist Association of Finland. Almintalo
16.30-18.10 Film: Land of Mine (2015). Tickets: 10 eur. Free tickets available at 16.15 for the first ten spectators at the box office. Language: Danish, subtitles in Finnish and Swedish Kino Marilyn, Kuningattarenkatu 17
18.00-19.00 Kuninkaantien seurat (religious service) Loviisa Lutheran Church
20.30-21.00 Modern Dance: Tanja Andreeva Laivasilta, Laivasilta 1
21.00-21.50 Concert: traditional Arabic music by Bghdad Band Laivasilta
21.50-22.00 Hiroshima Day Candle Speech Laivasilta
22.00-22.30 Candle Procession to the waterfront to see Japanese composer Shinji Kanki’s art work dedicated to the memory of Hiroshima. Departure from Laivasilta

Sunday 7.8.

11.00-13.00 Peace Mass, followed by coffee and snacks. Performing: Dance Group Xaris Finland and soprano Katharina Frogner Kockum Loviisa Lutheran Church
13.30-15.30 Loviisa Song Festival: Bghdad Band, Gloriat et Uno, Mirella Pendolin-Katz, AV-kören, Alavuden projektikuoro ja Blokomblaanda Restaurant Loviisan Kappeli, Kuningattarenk. 19

Chicho’s Poster Exhibition is at Almintalo from 2nd until 14th August. Opening hours: 12.00-17.00 (Tue-Sun). Free admission.

The pop-up restaurant, run by refugees from Ruotsinpyhtää Refugee Centre, is open on the following days and hours:
Fri 5.8, 18-20, Almintalo
Sat 6.8, 8-12, Loviisa Market Square
Sun 7.8, 13-18, Almintalo 

A map of Loviisa, showing the venues and places of the Peace Forum: Ohjelma ja kartta 

For more information, please contact:

Timo Virtala
General Secretary of the Loviisa Peace Forum
045 784 05574

Kristian Melander
Market of Possibilities Coordinator
050 346 8836