The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a prolonged state of uncertainty for event organisers.
<p>World Village Festival to happen at Helsinki’s Allas Sea Pool, Market Square and Tiivistämö as well as online throughout Finland</p>
<p>The World Village Festival for sustainable development will focus on environmental and climate issues as well as refugees and peace this spring. This year’s theme is the Boundaries of Our Planet. The wellbeing of our planet is a concern for everybody. </p>
<p>Organised as a hybrid festival this year, the free event will happen on sites around Helsinki as well as online during the last week of May. The film programme will be screened at the Online Cinema and can be viewed free of charge throughout Finland during the festival week. The stancetaking and solutions-oriented talks and discussions on Saturday and Sunday will take place at the Tiivistämö event venue in the Suvilahti district of Helsinki and will also be streamed live on the World Village Festival website.</p>
<p>The main music event will be organised on Sunday at the open-air stage of Allas Sea Pool and feature a line-up of international and Finnish groups. There will also be concerts on Saturday night at Tiivistämö and on Sunday night at the Temppeliaukio Church. The Market of Possibilities will see exhibitors spread across Helsinki’s Market Square on Sunday.</p>
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