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Social Programme


Historical documentary film The Misses Autti at the Window (Auttin neidit ikkunalla)
Wednesday 3 June at 19:00 – 20:00
The film will be shown at the conference venue in lecture hall LS2 and it will be introduced by Mervi Löfgren, the writer/director.

Script and Director Mervi Autti; Editor Jani Johansén; Sound Designer Vesa Tuisku; Photo editor Jukka Suvilehto; Production HDP Films Oy / Jani Johansén (length 30 minutes, English subtitles)

Feminist scholar Dr Mervi Löfgren (former Autti) will introduce her film The Misses Autti at the Window to the Sex & Capital audience after the opening ceremony of the conference. The film tells about Lyyli (1988-1950) and Hanna (1901-1996) Autti who worked together as photographers in the beginning of the 1900s in Rovaniemi. The Misses Autti were so called new women, leading an independent life in the aftermath of the civil war in Finland. Through their profession they were able to position themselves "in the creative margins". But their lives were not always easy because as independent women they could be treated as spoiled or bad women who had forgotten their basic role as mothers.

Price: Included in the registration fee for conference participants and accompanying persons. No advance registration required.


Get-together
Wednesday 3 June at 20:00 – 21:00
This casual gathering will be arranged at the conference venue, in the university main lobby. Come and meet old friends and make new ones. Includes something to eat and drink.

Price: Included in the registration fee for conference participants and accompanying persons. Advance registration is required.


Rovaniemi City Reception and Conference dinner at Arktikum
Friday 5 June at 18:30 -
This evening will start with the possibility to visit the Arktikum exhibitions (www.arktikum.fi). After the exhibition area is closed, the City of Rovaniemi will host the welcoming drink. The Conference Dinner will include a buffet dinner with drinks.

18:30 - 20:00 Visit to the Arktikum Exhibitions
20:00 – 20:30 Rovaniemi City Reception (welcoming drinks)
20:30 - Conference Dinner

Price: Included in the registration fee for conference participants. Separate participation fee for accompanying persons 50 € / person. Advance registration is required.


Optional Tours on Thursday 4 June


Cruise on the River Ferry Kemijoen Helmi CANCELLED
Kemijoki, the longest river in Finland (over 500 km), has been an important waterway both in summer and winter. Its average width between Rovaniemi and Kemi is about 600 m. Rovaniemi is located at the confluence of the Kemijoki River and its tributary, the Ounasjoki River. The first settlements in the area date back to the Stone Age. View the lovely landscape of Rovaniemi from a different perspective. Kemijoen Helmi (Pearl of the River Kemijoki) is a river ferry with a homeport right at the city centre. The ferry is completely covered and has a fully licensed restaurant. For all cruises the Pearl sells snacks, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks.

Time and duration: Thursday 4 June, at 20:00 – 21:30 (1.5 hours)
Group size: min. 30, max 99 persons
Price: 20 €
NB. In case of high flood the cruise will have to be cancelled (full refunds). Advance registration required.


The Secret of the Antler
Reindeer antler has always been a raw material for Lappish utility and decorative articles. Reindeer antler is an ecological material as reindeer shed antlers every year. Come and visit the workshop of Decorative & Artistic handicrafts A. Kangasniemi. You will learn about how reindeer antler is used as a raw material and you can also make yourself a souvenir from reindeer antler (e.g. necklace, bracelet, ear rings, key chain). You will also visit a Lappish log-built home and enjoy coffee/tea or mulled wine and salty snacks.

Time and duration: Thursday 4 June, at 19:30 – 22:30 (3 hours)
Group size: min. 8, max. 25 persons
Price: 65 € including bus transfer from/to city centre (about 14 km). Advance registration required.


Sauna Evening at Joulukka
Sauna is the core of the Finnish lifestyle and spirit. When you throw water on the hot stones, stones release steam, the spirits of the stones. And warm steam has been said to be one of the foundation that will give magical powers called SISU. And with Sisu a Finn will succeed in almost everything. Joulukka lays in the middle of the forest next to the beautiful Lake Sieri, though only a 20-minute bus drive away from the centre of Rovaniemi. Location and the beautiful lake scenery will give you a visit that you will certainly remember. Check the full tour description.

Time and duration: Thursday 4 June, at 19:30 – 22:30 (3 hours)
Group size: min. 10, max. 50 persons
Price: 49 € including bus transfer from/to city centre. Advance registration required.


Guided Rovaniemi City Sightseeing Tour
Join a guided bus tour around Rovaniemi. During the tour you will see the most important sights in Rovaniemi town area, learn about the history of Rovaniemi and get to know the town of today. You will also have a chance to experience the unique nightless night on top of the Ounasvaara hill. The tour will start/end at Scandic Hotel Rovaniemi.

Time and duration: Thursday 4 June, at 20.00 - 21:30 (1.5 hours)
Group size: min.15, max. 45 persons
Price: 20 €. Advance registration required.


Walk & Talk - Outdoors Happening  Fully booked!
Enjoy a nice walk and fantastic company outdoors by the beautiful riverside. We will start our walk from the university and after admiring blooming flowers on our way we will enjoy snacks by a campfire on the banks of River Kemijoki. The walk is approximately 1.5 kilometers long and the campfire is located near to the city centre. Please wear comfortable shoes.

Time and duration: Thursday 4 June, at 18:45 – 20:45 (2 hours)
Group size: max. 50 persons
Price: Free of charge for conference participants and accompanying persons. Advance registration required.


Optional Tours on Saturday 6 June


Guided Visit to the Santa Claus Village
In the Santa Claus Village you will have a chance to meet Santa Claus himself. In the Santa’s official post office you can send cards home for Christmas or order a Santa’s letter for your children/grandchildren. The village also includes a wide variety of shops so you will have a chance to do some shopping. The tour will start in front of the university main entrance and end at the city centre.

Time and duration: Saturday 6 June, at 15:30 – 18:30 (3 hours)
Group size: min. 15, max. 45 persons
Price: 25 €. Advance registration required.

Guided Culture Walk
Join a guided walking tour in the city centre and learn about places and buildings which have cultural and historical importance in Rovaniemi. You will also see local handicrafts shops and learn about design in Rovaniemi. The tour will start/end at the Lordi square (in front of the Rovaniemi Tourist and Marketing office).

Time and duration: Saturday 6 June, at 16:00 – 17:30 (1.5 hours)
Group size: min. 6, max. 15 persons
Price: 15 €. Advance registration required.