Jubilee programme

Reichstein kal 2

May 15th
Opening of the exhibition- ”Topelius sagoland”. Among the artist Alexander Reichstein’s full-size models inspired by the stories of Zacharias Topelius, children can play around and explore. Open until November 30th.

The childhood home of Zacharias Topelius, Kuddnäs, re-opens for the season after its restoration. Open daily until August 31st and according to agreement. 15.5–31.5 at 10–16, 1.6–31.7 at 10–18, 1.8–31.8 at 12-17. For more information: nykarleby.fi/kultur-and-fritid/kuddnas/

Skarmavbild 2018 05 08 kl. 10.31.29

June 25th
Re-opening of Kuddnäs with coffee in the garden at 14-17. Ribbon cut at 14:00. Open rehearsal of the play “Den eviga sommaren”.

Skarmavbild 2018 05 08 kl. 10.29.08

July 1st
Premier of the play ”Den eviga sommaren”. Summer theatre at Kuddnäs at 19:00. Manuscript by Anci Holm and Lars Huldén, songs by Topelius. Director: Erik-André Hvidsten. Playing the role of Topelius: Simon Häger. Tickets available as of May 2nd from netticket.fi or 0600 399 499. Until July 29th.

July 6th
Song evening at Majniemi. Possibility for those travelling by boat to participate in the programme from one’s own boats. Free entrance.

July 20th
The birthday of Valter is celebrated at the Town Library.

August 10th
The Society of Swedish Litera-ture in Finland organizes a seminar about Topelius. Also the release of two new editions of Topelius’ writings: ”Dagböcker 1832–1840, 1842” and ”Föräldrakorrespondensen”. At Juthbacka. Open for everyone, prior notification. Free of charge. Information: sls.fi.

August 10th
Jubilee dinner in the spirit of Topelius at Juthbacka herrgård at 19:00. A menu inspired by Nykarleby, programme, and dance. Prior notification. Information
+358 6 7220677, juthbacka.fi.

August 11th
”A walk in the world of Topelius”. Main celebrations of the jubilee year. Interactive programme. Walking party in the town centre and at Kuddnäs at 14–18.
These celebrations kick-off this year’s Nykarlebyveckan, which is traditionally ending with Juthbacka-marknaden, the largest flea market in the Nordic countries on August 17th–18th.

August 13th
Evening with the author Nalle Valtiala, releasing the book ”Fiskarkrönika 2” about the fisherman Topelius. At the Town Library at 19. Free entrance.

September 15th
Juthbacka Teater performing ”Doktorns pojk”; poetry, songs, and sketches built on the life and production of Topelius. At Scala at 19. Also on September 16th, at 16.

November 15th
Book release: ”Borgarliv I Österbotten del III” at 16 at the Town Library. Free entrance.

December 1st
”Topelius jul”, winter and Christmas songs by Topelius performed at Munsala Church. Choirs and orchestras from Nykarlebynejdens sång- och musikförbund and Jakobstads Sinfonietta. Conductor: Anna-Maria Helsing.

December 11th
“Joulua odotellessa”: sing-along in Finnish at Kuddnäs.