Finnish Culture Festival in Petrozavodsk Nov. 2-12

The program includes the restaurant day, folk dancing, an exhibition of Karel and Finnish fabric-making, and a movie festival.

Dates: Nov. 2 to 12

Address: ul. Pervomayskaya 2, . No entrance fee.

See the Agriculture Club VK and Facebook page. The Agriculture Club defines itself as a “hotbed of culture” and after a cursory examination of its VK and Facebook pages I was impressed with the scope and intensity of its activities. Definitely on my “to visit” list if I end up in Petrozavodsk for a few hours.

Sun City – Craftsmen City Festival August 19-21

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The 15th festival of this sort is taking place on the White Sea coast between Kandalaksha and Luvenga – watch for the sign. Craft fair, singing and dancing performances, and music workshops will be part of the event. Those wishing to participate actively need to apply through festival’s VK group before August 15.

“Stories by beauty Kanda” August 29 2016

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The fourth City festival of folk art “Stories by Beauty Kanda” is happening on August 29 in Kandalaksha. The festival will include a beauty contest, will feature singing and dancing groups, and most of the city and area craftsmen will be present too. Last year it was a lively event worth visiting.

If you want to be an active participant – and there were a few from abroad last year – e-mail mo.sodeistvie@yandex.ru or phone 8 (81533)9-40-46 before August 19.

Teriberka festival August 12-14

teriberka-2I wrote about it before, and here I’d like to confirm that it is indeed happening in two weeks.

And Alexandra personally spoke with local border guards who confirmed that there are no restrictions to foreigner access to Teriberka.

Murmansk art in Moscow

murmansk-artIn the Central House of Artist in Moscow (Krymsky Val 10/14) soon opens a big exposition featuring 65 works, mostly from the collection of the Murmansk Regional Art Museum, by classic Murmansk artists, starting May 27 and closing on June 19.

An invitation from the Purple Robes workshop

bagryanitsaPosting this on Irina Semyonova’s request:

Hi everyone

Our shop is considered as a local attraction. We often hold tours for tourists, showing them our shop and work we do. Up to now the vast majority of our visitors have been Russian speakers. For the last little while however I have been practicing doing this presentation in English. So I invite English speaking travelers to visit our shop and see the work we do. This is totally free. Write tomast.ruk@yandex.ru or call +7 911 3050721 / +7 911 3013979 to arrange for your visit.

С уважением, Ирина Семёнова.
МРОО “Ассоциация мастеров ручного труда”
Мурмнаская обл., г.Кандалакша
ул.Фрунзе, д.9
тел: +7 911 3013979
       +7 911 3050721
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Chupa calls July 2016

rybakov-n-alexThe Third International Scientific and Practical Conference “Natural and Cultural Inheritance of the White Sea” is to be held in Chupa, Karelia on July 15, 16, and 17 2016.

The event is organized by the Basin Council of the North Karelian Coast, and Charitable Fund for the Preservation of Seas and Oceans “Lighthouse Foundation“.

Those wishing to attend or participate should contact Контакты: Julia Suprunenko at yulka-tm@yandex.ru or suprunenkoyuliya@mail.ru.

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Recent Reindeer Herder’s Day in Lovozero

The Celebration of the North and Reindeer Herder’s Day are held in Lovozero every year in the 20s of March. The event includes reindeer and dog sled races, ski races, and winter football. A artisans fair is held and Saami national cooking offered. Here are a few photos from the most recent event that took place March 19-20 by Oleg Filonok.

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Why are their tongues stuck out? The reindeer has nearly no sweat glands, so when it runs it sticks it tongue out to stay cool, the way dogs do. more >>

“Stone Flower” expo in Apatity Feb. 10-14 for serious souvenir shoppers

“Kamenny Tsvetok” (“Stone Flower”) is one of the best known large-scale events, with over 100 participants, in the Murmansk region. This year it is held in Apatity from Feb. 10 to Feb. 14 in the “Palace of Culture”, ul. Lenina 24, open from 11am to 7:30pm.

There you will find rare minerals and articles made of stone, bone, glass and amber as well as jewelry and books on the history of Kola north.

Here are our photo report on last year’s Stone Flower.

“Snow ‘n’ Ice” festival at the Snow Village in Kirovsk

crazy-chainsaw-2015-1Starts on Jan. 18 and lasts for a week the 5th festival of snow and ice sculpture “Snegoled” (“snow ‘n’ ice”). During this week participants from the Murmansk region and six other Russian regions, Scandinavia, and Latvia will be making sculptures.

The festival will end with a competition to create ice sculptures within 90 minutes, entitled “Beshenaya pila” (“Crazy chainsaw”) on Jan. 23.

To see the “Crazy Chainsaw” finale of the festival in motion click on the image above