The City of Helsinki Cultural Office has asked Katolinen.net to spread information about their Kulttuurikaverit or culture companion programme. The Cultural Office hopes to reach immigrants in particular, but they assure us that all comers are welcome, so do use this service! Information is available in Finnish on the Cultural Office's own Kulttuurikaverit page, but we give the gist of the matter below, so keep reading.
A culture companion will provide the company you need, book the tickets and - if need be - even give you a hand to find your way to the event. A culture mate also gives you a chance to improve your Finnish language skills at the same time!
Events eligible for a culture companion are arranged at:
Here's what to do:
- Call the number (09) 310 58237 (Mon, Thu at 12–14 or Tue at 10–14) and tell the person at the other end which cultural event you'd like to attend of ask for assistance in picking a event.
- The Cultural Office finds a Culture companion for you.
- The culture companion books the ticket and calls you. The two of you set up a meeting.
- Enjoy your cultural activity!