THE READING LAMPS ARE STILL ON – An evening of wartime ambiance

Event date
Thu 20.2.2020
19:00 to 20:00
The National Library
The Cupola Hall
Unioninkatu 36
Organizing party
The National Library

Songs and drama will take us to the uncertain atmosphere of late winter in Finland in 1944. A soldier is sitting in the researcher´s reading room, working on his master’s thesis without knowing whether he will ever return home after being sent back to the front. A young female student has spent her whole day packing up the Library’s collections so they can be safely evacuated. A librarian is wondering what will happen to Helsinki, or Finland and its cultural treasures. The music composed by Anna-Mari Kähärä flows with the lyrics, comforting and uplifting people in the Library.

Performers: Reetta Ristimäki, Linda Hämäläinen, Joel Mäkinen
Script: Anna Kortelainen
Music selection: Reetta Ristimäki, Anna Kortelainen

The program is in Finnish.