Art Goes Kapakka festival to feature fashion this year
The annual ten-day Art Goes Kapakka festival, in which works of art are exhibited in a number of Helsinki bars and restaurants, will include the works of fashion designers, in addition to the traditional music, science, and art.
Four current major names in fashion will each have a festival restaurant to exhibit their work.
For instance, Antti Asplund, who is known for his romantic and dramatic works, will dominate the Kappeli restaurant on August 25th.
Art Goes Kapakka is part of the annual Helsinki Festival, which will be held from August 16th – 25th in a total of 33 restaurants around Helsinki. It will include more than 300 events that are free of charge to the public.
The festival will be kicked off by the traditional "round of the choirs", with a record 95 choirs with a total of 1,900 singers gathering on the steps of the Helsinki Cathedral, after which the groups will split up to perform in different restaurants.
One of the participants will be the Finnish Improvisation Choir, which was set up last year. Its works are performed spontaneously on the basis of proposals from the audience.
Experts in food and food ingredients are to be featured in the Maista food series, allowing visitors at participating restaurants to learn more about subjects such as sausage making, beer, different kinds of hops, smoking fish and meat, as well as the use of tar in cooking.
Science events will deal with the union of the positive and negative through attitudes, learning, mysticism, and language.
Musical offerings include the Tanzanian-Finnish Andrew Ashimba Band, which gets much of its inspiration from traditional East African music. There is also the indie band Phantom, which has something of an international following, as well as the Caroussel series of songs performed by the composer Heikki Sarmanto himself.
Previously in HS International Edition:
Art Goes Kapakka Festival´s big drawing cards this year come from abroad (9.8.2012)
Art Goes Kapakka