The Turku 2011 Program also offers a variety of events and experiences for anyone professionally involved in education. It is our aim to make children, parents and grandparents as well as everyone else participate in having fun together.
The Turku Education Department takes the chief responsibility in three projects during the European Capital of Culture Year 2011,
In addition to these, schools and day-care centers have several other projects featuring both local and international talent.
|Sam Body Plays|
Sam Body Plays supports and enhances the students’ learning in new ways. It encourages students towards dance and story-telling, brings colour to music and circus. It’s partly imagination, partly drama and play. It’s image and movie brought together. Main Event: Festival of International Creative Action, at Turku Finnish Workers’ Institute, May 16 through 27, 2011.
Daily life in three European cities as photographed by young people. The every-day photos focus on important things in young people’s lives. Young people spend their lives in environments that are international and networked, but do these photos actually tell a story about the differences between nations and cultures? Main Exhibition: August 18 through September 30, 2011 at Turku City Main Library. St. Petersburg and Cologne also have their own exhibitions.
|Åbo vid vatten|
The mythical Turku Creature is being lured into daylight from the depths of the River Aura to spice up school yards. What is the Å-djuret? How old might it be? Has anyone actually seen it, or is it just another urban legend? Main Event: The Naming Party of Å-djuret, Turku City Concert Hall, June 6, 2011. The Å-duret Exhibition at Ullakkogalleria, October, 2011.