• The results of the media coverage of Lux Helsinki 2013 are spectacular!

    All in all, the event spawned up to 1450 articles in print and online media, stories on TV or radio, posts on blogs, tweets, Facebook posts or other coverage on social media. 66 articles were published in Finnish print media. The active audience of the event wrote 151 blog posts in total. In international media, at least 76 stories were published. Thank you!

  • Pink Caravan tomorrow 8th January at the Bank of Finland

    Tomorrow, on Tuesday 8 January, Pink Caravan colours pink the head office of the Bank of Finland at Snellmaninaukio from 4pm to 10pm. The last chance to experience the caravan.

  • Guided walking tours of Lux Helsinki

    Lux Helsinki can also be enjoyed as part of a guided walking tour. Each tour covers a distance of around 3 kilometres and lasts for approximately two hours.
    The guided walking tours depart from the pink Lux infocontainer at Senate Square and offered throughout the event from 4 to 8 January at the following times:

    5:30pm and 6:30pm: Finnish
    6:30pm: Swedish
    6:30pm: English
    6:30pm: Russian

    The tours are free of charge but require picking up a ticket from Tourist Information in advance (Pohjoisesplanadi 19, open mon-fri 9am-6pm, sat-sun 10am-4pm). No reservations. Last minute tickets might be available after the Tourist Informations closing time at the pink Lux Helsinki infocontainer at Senate Square.

    The minimum size of each tour is two persons and the maximum size 20 persons. Participants are advised to wear warm clothing and appropriate footwear.

  • Special Lux Helsinki events in the Tori Quarter

    A special light installation entitled “Emergence” has been commissioned especially for Lux Helsinki. The 10-minute video projection will transform Helsinki Cathedral. The installation is the work of the artist collective Casa Magica and was inspired by the proximity of Helsinki Cathedral to the sea and its position high above the people, “where the clouds and sea merge with each other”.

    The Tori Quarter between Helsinki Cathedral in Senate Square and the Market Square is also worth exploring during Lux Helsinki. The restaurants Sunn and Nuevo in the Tori Quarter are participating in the event with special menus.

    The Restaurant Sunn is situated right beside Senate Square, so its windows afford a splendid view of Helsinki Cathedral and “Emergence”. The views from the second floor can be enjoyed with a glass of wine or a complete Lux menu that has been inspired by the light installation “Emergence”. The Lux menu [link] is available from 3pm onwards from 4 to 8 January 2013.

    During the event, the Aleksi dining hall at the Restaurant Sunn will be transformed into the Lux Living Room, where visitors can enjoy the festival from the best seats in the city. Here you can sip hot drinks or sparkling wines while soaking up the festival atmosphere.

    The Restaurant Neuvo on Sofiankatu is also participating in the event with a special menu entitled Lux Helsinki [link]. The restaurant’s cuisine is inspired by the gastronomic regions of Spain.

    Inside the courtyard on Katariinankatu visitors will also find the Govinius winter terrace with food and drinks served by Pure Bistro.

    At the Kiseleff House, the popup shop of London-based illustrator and designer Klaus Haapaniemi will be open until the end of January.

  • Partners make the event possible

    The Official Partners of Lux Helsinki 2013 are Helsingin Energia, Red Green Blue RGB Oy and GrooveFM. Helsingin Energia is one of the founding members of Lux Helsinki and has enabled the realization of the event for the last three years. RGB is responsible of the video technical production of the installation Emergence (at the Senate Square) and the installation Reveal (at Baana). GrooveFM is the media partner of Lux Helsinki.

    Lux Helsinki is also made possible with the support of Helsinki City Transport, Goethe-Institut Finnland and Institut Français, as well as Helsinki Cathedral Parish, the University of Helsinki, Kiasma, Sanomatalo, the Olympic Stadium Foundation, the Finnish National Opera, the Finnish National Theatre, the Bank of Finland and Finnish Railways VR.