Tove Festivals in Reykjavik and Tampere – tickets out now!
Fans of Tove Jansson will get two unique chances to indulge in a full-day audiovisual seminar focusing on the multitalented artist. The touring Tove Festival arrives in Reyjkavik, Iceland for the first time in September, and in Tampere – the home town of Moomin Museum in Finland, in December. Tickets are out now – first come…
Tove Festival celebrates the life and art of Tove Jansson – the visual artist, writer, poet, playwright and creator of comic series, through in-depth panel discussions and music performances, curated into an audiovisual experience for all senses. The festival gathers prominent writers, researchers, musicians, politicians and other artistic influencers, who share a love for Tove Jansson’s vivid artistic production. Interestingly enough, both in Iceland and in Finland, even the prime ministers of each country will attend!
Tove Festival in Harpa, Reykjavik, 10.9.2022
Together with the invited artists and academics, Gerður Kristný takes the audience on a dizzying visual experience. We can expect discussions about utopia, religion and the meaning of life, queer aspects of Jansson’s literature, the environment and climate crisis and the way Jansson was constantly pushing her art.
Guests include Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Margrét Tryggvadóttir, Hilmar Hildar Magnúsarson, Jón Yngvi Jóhannsson, Ragnar Kjartansson, Ármann Jakobsson, Sigríður Guðmarsdóttir, Nanna Hlín Halldórsdóttir, Natania Jansz, Boel Westin, Andri Snaer Magnason and Sophia Jansson. There will also be musical performances by Lauri Porra (Stratovarius) and Emma Klingenberg (Tove Jansson – the lyricist). Check out the whole programme here.
Tove Festival in Tampere-talo, Tampere, 2.12.2022
The first Tove Festival in Tampere takes the audience on a journey through Tove Jansson’s life and art, together with prime minister Sanna Marin, journalist Sean Ricks, Google’s Product Marketing Manager Yacine Samb and the activist Piki Rantanen, who both work with equality issues – and many more.
Prime minister Sanna Marin is a big Jansson and Moomin fan and participates in a discussion on inclusion, social sustainability and the courage needed for a woman to work in a demanding role. Also in Tampere, the audience will be able to enjoy musical performances by Lauri Porra (Stratovarius) and Emma Klingenberg (Tove Jansson – the lyricist). Here you can find the whole programme.