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Story Garden 5.11.2014 - 1.2.2015

lukutoukka © Anja Reponen

Pro lastenkirjallisuus – Pro barnlitteraturen ry organises an experiential child literature event in the Virka Gallery at the Helsinki City Hall from 5 November 2014 to 1 February 2015.

Dive into the world of stories and under the book trees! Almost 40 contemporary illustrators will take part in the event, which is the biggest ever exhibition of Finnish children´s literature.

From Horses to Hamsters – Animal Welfare Then and Now, 5–30 November 2014


Hevosia Kauppatorilla © MuseovirastoDo you know which public figure was the first in Finland to call attention to the way animals are treated, and what were the first animals rescued by the Helsinki Humane Society?

Exceptional opening hours


Closing Tue 4 Nov

exceptionally at 4 pm

Friday 7 November Virka celebrates its 6 years at City Hall


10.30 and 11.30 "Kustaa Vaasan kultainen noutaja"

Musical drama for children in Finnish, Tomi Pulkkinen and Riitta Leivo in the lead

12.00 Coffee, juice and pastry served (for the first 500)

17.00 Cantores Minores Choir B1 training group performs








Opening hours Mon-Fri 9-19, Sat-Sun 10-16, free entry

Information service (09) 310 11 111 Mon-Fri 9-15

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