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The annual IHME Contemporary Art Festival produces a commissioned work of art in public space. Multifaceted Festival Programme delivers exciting new dimensions to the IHME Project. IHME also offers an art education programme, IHME School, with various activities.

The Festival is open to the public and free of charge.

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Our contact and billing information can be found here. You can reach us also by email at info@ihmefestival.fi.

The IHME Festival partners are Kone Foundation, Aalto University Degree Programme in Art Education and Helsinki City Youth Department.

IHME Project 2017: The Black Charismatic

by Theaster Gates and The Black Monks of Mississippi

Wednesday, April 5 at 18:00
Finnkino Cinema Tennispalatsi, screen 2, Salomonkatu 15, Helsinki (on Google Maps)
World premiere of the film The Black Charismatic, the film’s only screening at the Festival

Reservations open on February 20, 2017

Tennispalatsi is in Helsinki’s Kamppi, right next to the Kamppi Centre (the bus stations for regional and long-distance buses). Helsinki Central Railway Station and the Elielinaukio Square bus station are 700 metres away (trains, regional and local buses). The closest tram stops are route 2 (Kamppi) and route 9 (Kampintori), and routes 4, 7A, 7B and 10 (Lasipalatsi).

The nearest indoor car park is EuroParkki’s P-Kamppi (Olavinkatu 1/Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 4, ramp on the left of Sokos Hotel Presidentti).

From Thursday, April 6 till April 29th, at 10:00–18:00 (Mon-Sat, closed on Sundays)
Finnish Salvation Army Temple, Uudenmaankatu 40, Helsinki (on Google Maps). The Black Charismatic installation
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Free admission

The Finnish Salvation Army Temple is best reached by the No. 3 tram (stop: Iso Roobertinkatu) and the 6 or 6T tram (stop: Alexander Theatre). Train and long-distance, local and regional bus terminuses are about a kilometre away, at Helsinki Central Railway Station and Elielinaukio Square/Kamppi Centre.

The nearest indoor car park is Q-Parkki’s Pikku Erottaja (Yrjönkatu 8–10).

Thursday, April 6 at 19:00
Rock Church, Lutherinkatu 3, Helsinki (on Google Maps)
The Black Charismatic concert
Reservations open on February 20, 2017

The Rock Church is best reached by tram No. 2 (stop: Sammonkatu). Train and long-distance, local and regional bus terminuses are about a kilometre away at Helsinki Central Railway Station and Elielinaukio Square/Kamppi Centre.

The nearest indoor car park is Q-Parkki’s Pikku Erottaja (Yrjönkatu 8–10).

Festival’s Talks and Film Programme

Gloria Cultural Arena, Pieni Roobertinkatu 12, Helsinki (on Google Maps)

April 7–8, 2017

Friday 12:00–24:00

Saturday 12:00–24:00

The Gloria Cultural Arena is best reached by tram No. 10 (stop: Kolmikulma) and trams No. 6 or 6T (stop: Erottaja). Train and long-distance, local and regional bus terminuses are about a kilometre away at Helsinki Central Railway Station and Elielinaukio Square/Kamppi Centre.

The nearest indoor car park is Q-Parkki’s Pikku Erottaja.

Accessibility

Gloria Cultural Arena

Gloria’s main entrance has a stair lift. There is a 15 cm-high step in front of the entrance, with a ramp that can be moved if necessary. The door of the main entrance does not open automatically. If you need obstacle-free access, please contact Gloria’s superintendent (+358 9 310 45 812) in advance.

Bigger groups requiring obstacle-free access are recommended to use the door to the right of the main entrance, from where there is direct access by a ramp to the event hall. If you need to use this entrance, please contact Gloria’s superintendent (+358 9 310 45 812) in advance.

Gloria has an obstacle-free WC on the ground floor at the end of the WC corridor. There is one obstacle-free parking space close to the main entrance. Gloria’s ground floor is obstacle-free, and the event hall is all on one level. Gloria does not have a lift. The event hall does not have a fixed induction loop. Assistance dogs are welcome.

The first floor and its balcony are not obstacle-free.

Further information about accessibility at Gloria is available from +358 (0)9 310 45 812 (superintendent).

Finnkino Cinema Tennispalatsi, screen 2

Tennispalatsi screen 2 is on the 1st floor. There are lifts and two wheelchair places. There is an obstacle-free WC on the same floor.

Close to the entrance on Eteläinen Rautatiekatu is an accessible parking place. Tennispalatsi does not have a fixed induction loop. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Bigger groups requiring obstacle-free access are recommended to contact the event producer Noora Kuronen (+358 40 689 9079) in advance.

Finnish Salvation Army Temple

The Finnish Salvation Army Temple has obstacle-free access by a ramp to the right of the main entrance. There is accessible parking in front of the main entrance.

There is an accessible WC in the lobby of the church hall. The hall has also a fixed induction loop. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Bigger groups requiring obstacle-free access are recommended to contact Pekka Ahonen (+358 9 6812 3013) in advance.

Rock Church

There is accessible parking is near to the entrance (about 5 metres away), from which there is unimpeded access to the entrance. The access route to the entrance is level, wide enough, and well lit.

The main entrance is clearly recognizable and illuminated. The entrance is covered and the entrance doors are clearly recognizable. Outside the door there is adequate free space to move around, e.g. with a wheelchair. The door is heavy or otherwise hard to open.

The entrance and the church hall are on the same floor. The hall has a fixed induction loop. There are more than 20 obstacle-free spaces suitable for wheelchairs on either side of the hall. Access to the obstacle-free spaces is easy. Separate seats are available as well as fixed pews. The church-hall furniture and fittings are darker than the floor and easily visible.

There is an obstacle-free WC leading off the church hall.