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Lobby Club

Tampere Hall´s open-stage Lobby Club offers a venue, technology and spotlight to local speakers, as well as to exponents of art and culture who have yet to perform at Tampere Hall. The Lobby Club takes place three evenings a week – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – before our main concerts.

Entrance free!

The Lobby Club is not a concert. You can eat, drink, talk, move around and enjoy the evening!

Time and Place: 17:30 in the Main Lobby.

Production: Tampere Hall


SEPTEMBER

4.9. Tampereen naisvoimistelijat ry presents: Ikivireät dance group
Tampere’s women’s gymnastics association’s own dance group perform in the Lobby.

6.9. In concert: Tampere Music Academy
Young violin virtuosos from Tampere Conservatoire perform iconic pieces of classical music.

11.9. Finnish Red Cross: The Chain of Help
The Chain of Help is a conversation event focussing on humanitarian aid led by the Tampere branch of the Finnish Red Cross. Red Cross delegate Keijo Mäkelä talks about experiences he has had in the field.

13.9. Arto Kumanto
Jazz pianist Arto Kumanto performs a diverse and diverting range of lounge music.

19.9. Duo MILA
Duo Mila come from Tampere. Their own heartfelt compositions take in jazz and soul, with a sprinkling of delightful pop hooks.

20.9. Valkeakoski Music School in concert
Students at Valkeakoski Music School perform classic chamber music.

25.9. Lobby Club science forum – Tapio Ojala: With pain
The Lobby Club science forum is a space for science and nonfiction books and their authors. The Club is hosted by a different author/researcher/scientist on the last Tuesday of each month, with topics ranging over all aspects of life, society, politics and culture. September’s guest is Tapio Ojala (Doctor of Health Sciences), author of Kivun kanssa (With Pain), a book about chronic pain and how to cope with it in everyday life. The Lobby Club science forum is supported by Vastapaino Publishers.

27.9. Mirka Kaarina
Mirka Kaarina is a Tampers-based singer-songwriter. Her music draws on pop and rock, with powerful (Finnish) lyrics that explore big questions about society and humanity, and the turbulent life of one small individual in today’s world.

OCTOBER

2.10. Finnish Red Cross: First-Aid and Health
The Tampere branch of the Finnish Red Cross leads a conversation event about the theory and practice of first-aid and health.

3.10. In concert: Pirkanmaa Music Institute
Performances by students at Pirkanmaa Music Institute.

11.10. In concert: Tampere Music Academy
Performances by students at Tampere Music Academy.

17.10. Children’s music: Kirkkomusikantit
Kirkkomusikantit is a music school for small children, where the tots learn the basics of music by playing. The event is intended for children and families to enjoy music together.

18.10. Minä & Nieminen duo
Minä & Nieminen is a colourful pop group from Tampere. Their music is often described as a mixture of folk, Afrobeat, blues, funk and electronic dance music.

24.10. Dance Off Tampere
Dance Off Tampere is a dance display showing the many forms and styles of modern dance and street dance.

25.10. V. A. Virtanen
V. A. Virtanen is a singer-songwriter from Tampere. At the Lobby Club he will perform his own compositions, which he describes as Finnish rock music with a dash of folk and Leonard Cohen thrown in.

30.10. Lobby Club science forum – David Arter
The Lobby Club science forum is a space for science and nonfiction books and their authors. The Club is hosted by a different author/researcher/scientist on the last Tuesday of each month, with topics ranging over all aspects of life, society, politics and culture. October’s guest is politics researcher David Arter author of the book on Finnish politics Terve-Suomesta Moi-Suomeen. The Lobby Club science forum is supported by Vastapaino Publishers.

31.10. Mihrimah
The Mihrimah dance group brings a display of the music, costumes and dance choreographies of the Orient to the Lobby Club.

NOVEMBER

1.11. Piano concert
November kicks off with a piano concert composed of skilled performances by local piano students.

6.11. Finnish Red Cross: What to do when your relative goes missing
The Tampere branch of the Finnish Red Cross leads a conversation event about the theory and practice of situations in which a relative or loved one goes missing, and about how to search for and find them.

7.11. Children’s music: Kirkkomusikantit
Kirkkomusikantit is a music school for small children, where the tots learn the basics of music by playing. The event is intended for children and families to enjoy music together.

8.11. Billie Joelina
Billie Joelina are a jazzy swing-duo from Tampere, who describe their music as funny and adventurous, but always elegant.

14.11. Anda Chen
Young piano virtuoso from Tampere Anda Chen gives an hour’s concert of his own compositions.

15.11. In concert: Tampere Music Academy
Performances by students at Tampere Music Academy.

20.11. The Beer Event
The Lobby Club’s Beer Event is all about studying and tasting the world’s different beers and beer cultures. The annual Beer Event is hosted by local beer-society activists Lari Junkkari and Jari Mäenpää.

21.11. Salsa group Azucar
Azucar is a salsa dance group from Tampere. They promise that all their performances are high-energy and filled with good vibes.

22.11. Artist guest: Piritta Lumous (Manzana, Abba musical)
Piritta Lumous is a music-industry multitasker. She is known as the lead singer and songwriter of Finnish metal band Manzana, and as a musical star. At the Lobby Club she will talk about the DIY attitude to making a career in music, and about rock tours in China and Europe.

27.11. Lobby Club science forum – Veli Matti Värri
The Lobby Club science forum is a space for science and nonfiction books and their authors. The Club is hosted by a different author/researcher/scientist on the last Tuesday of each month, with topics ranging over all aspects of life, society, politics and culture. November’s guest is Veli Matti Värri and his subject is parenting in the midst of an ecological crisis. The Lobby Club science forum is supported by Vastapaino Publishers.

29.11. Anna Hei!
Anna Hei! is a pop-rock singer-songwriter from Tampere and beyond. She performs a set of her own compositions at this special Lobby Club event.

DECEMBER

4.12. Finnish Red Cross: Tampere in 1918
The Tampere branch of the Finnish Red Cross leads a conversation event about living in the middle of the Finnish Civil War. What was life in Tampere like in 1918? What role did the Finnish Red Cross play? Come and listen to the presentations and join in the discussions about this fascinating topic.

11.12. Favourite Christmas Songs
The Lobby Club is the place to be for everyone who likes classic Christmas songs. Just listen and enjoy, or join the crowd for a singalong.

12.12. Children’s music: Kirkkomusikantit
Kirkkomusikantit is a music school for small children, where the tots learn the basics of music by playing. The event is intended for children and families to enjoy music together.

13.12. In concert: Pirkanmaa Music Institute
Performances by students at Pirkanmaa Music Institute.

18.12. Lobby Club science forum – Corruption
The Lobby Club science forum is a space for science and nonfiction books and their authors. The Club is hosted by a different author/researcher/scientist on the last Tuesday of each month, with topics ranging over all aspects of life, society, politics and culture. December’s guests are Professor Hannu Laurila and researcher Matti Ylönen, their subject being corruption – our society’s number one enemy. The Lobby Club science forum is supported by the Vastapaino Publishers.

19.12. In concert: Tampere Music Academy
Performances by students at Tampere Music Academy.

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