Pertti's Choice Popup in London
to Aug 10

Pertti's Choice Popup in London

Pertti’s Choice Popup is the London branch of Pertin Valinta, Finland’s first social enterprise owned by people with learning disabilities. Pertti’s Choice takes over Protein Studios in Shoreditch between 7–10 August with outsider art, music performances, vegan café and a shop.

Both in Finland and in the UK, art organisations are exploring models to make it possible for artists with disabilities to build careers. What can artists and organisations in the two countries learn from each other?

Artists: Kalevi Helvetti, Tanya Raabe-Webber, Enni Id, Veijo Rönkkönen, Markku Tolvanen, Riina Noro, Hanna Keynäs, Eeva Lusenius, Kalle Salonen, Rudolf Väliaho, Sam Heat, Miika Turunen, Maija Mattila, Zombie Crash, Pekka Elomaa, Kalle Pajamaa, Niila Suoranta

Date and time: 7 to 10 August

Address: Protein Studios, 31 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY

In Collaboration with Lyhty, IPI Kulmakuppila, Donkey Hotel, The Finnish Institute in London, Arts Council, Kyrö Distillery, Iittala, Kaffecentralen, Embassy of Finland, London, Finnish EU presidency, Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, Autism Foundation and Finnish Musicians Union

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to Jul 31


Starting on 1 July 2019, Finland's Precidency of the Council of the European Union will attract a lot of media attention to Helsinki. Assembly visitors coming to town may experience the sustainable everyday solutions Helsinki has to offer. Visitors are also invited to enjoy the experiences around Töölö bay area. Together with local operators Helsinki has indeed invested in the interesting provision of experiences.

Helsinki invites assembly visitors, travellers and locals to enjoy Töölö bay's oasis of experience, that combines the pulse of an urban city and the serenity of nature.

Pertti's Choice is taking part in Töölö bay's event at Oodi Central library 9 July 2019 from 16 pm to 18 pm. Event will be held at Oodi's group room 3 on the second floor. Pertti's Choice will present the new Taiteen Matkaopaspalvelu (Travel Guide Service for Art) and the virtual art work Inside Outside Finland. There will be open guiding at 16–18 pm and guiding for EU guests at 18–20 pm.

Inside Outside Finland leads EU guests onto a virtual journey through Finland's outsider art environments: Parikkala Sculpture Park, Enni Idi's artist home in Padasjoki and Autism Association Finland's art studio and the live performance of Kalevi Helvetti. Journey will be guided by art travel guide Sami Helle.

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Watch the new film Travel Agent of Art by Klaus Welp here: 

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