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Farshaxanka art project’s open art workshops in Meri-Toppila

Posted 28/1/2020


POP UP! Farshaxanka art project’s open workshops continue in Meri-Toppila! You can come along to a workshop as it fits your schedule. Plans include creative drawing, fun exercises – everyone can...

Art workshops on Mondays, 16:00 – 20:00 (Roundhouse's art workshop at Paalikatu 3). Next workshop: 17.2.

Workshops are suitable for school-aged children and youths, we also extend a warm welcome to all parents who wish to participate in creating art! Smaller children can come if accompanied by a parent.

Free admission. Pop-up: you can stay for a while or the whole evening. We will provide light refreshments, bringing your snacks is allowed!

Tutor visual artist Anna Koivukangas
For more information
or phone 0400 292 681

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Residents' house Alvari is serving free of charge vegan Christmas porridge

Posted 17/12/2019

Residents' house Alvari is serving free of charge vegan Christmas porridge.

Thursday, 19.12.2019, 11:00 - 13:00.

Additionally, vegan Christmas tart (joulutorttu) as desert.


                Everyone is welcome!

                Residents' house Alvari address: Kuorimokatu 1, Meri-Toppila

                Porridge and tarts available as long as supplies last.

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Creative writing course for young people

Posted 19/11/2019


Wednesday 16:30 – 18:30 from 4.12.2019 onwards
at Culture Power Station Roundhouse’s art workshop, address Paalikatu 3, 90520 Oulu

At the creative writing course, we will create and develop a character, draft a mind map using different creative methods, as well as feed the imagination through use of various materials.

Course is suited for young people ages 13 – 17 who are interested in writing.

Maximum number of participants is ca. 15, so advance registration is advisable.

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Silo-channel has launched.

Posted 19/11/2019



Silo-channel, maintained by Culture Power Station, has launched. On the channel you can find programs, both video and audio recordings. Channel will be constantly providing more content and releasing it actively. Silo-channel can be found at

Silo-channel is a medium which aims at making Your voice be heard. The channel revolves around dealing with issues in a proper manner. We want to highlight issues which are not seen in mainstream media or handled appropriately in social media. We wish to deal with issues in a fact-based manner.

Our hope is that as many as possible will partake in making our programs. You can come to us with program ideas or completed projects. We want to fulfill ideas together with You or your group.

Silo-channel provides an opportunity to receive support in carrying out an idea, equipment, studio time or putting together a program. Programs are released through Silo-channel’s broadcasting platforms and they can be distributed online in accordance with the Copyright Act.

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MADE IN TUIRA –art exhibition in residents’ house Alvari 12.11. – 20.12.2019

Posted 11/11/2019

As our time in Tuira approaches its end – we put together the Made in Tuira –art exhibition, held in residents’ house Alvari, to celebrate not only our past autumn in Tuira but also our impending return to Meri-Toppila.

Exhibition features an assembly of works from the artists who worked in Tuira during this autumn – children, young people and adults, laypersons and professionals. Along with the paintings done by children, young people and adults in the workshops of the Farshaxanka –art project, works done during the Creative drawing –course are included, as well as works from artists who have worked independently in Tuira during our stay.

Exhibition can be visited during the residents’ house Alvari’s opening hours, Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 15:00.

OPEN DOORS AND EXHIBITION OPENING 11.11. 16:00 – 20:00. Program includes spending time together, drinks and snacks, as well as doing arts. Welcome.

Farshaxanka –art project supported by City of Oulu / funding for preventative activities. Open Doors supported by City of Oulu / municipal influence and communal activities. Thank you!

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Toppila Bustle – in the spirit of Halloween 31.10.2019, 17:00 – 19:00.

Posted 28/10/2019


Autum’s Toppila Bustle is upon us again and Culture Power Station is also there! The event offers yet again a whole host of activities in the spirit of autumn and Halloween.

Event program:
- Tulikukka – LED light show
- Masquerade – wear your own Halloween costume!
- Obstacle course
- Haunted room
- Face painting
- iBox Photo Booth
- Sausages and beverage (juice)
- Hobby crafts
- Buffet

Helping to organize the event: MLL FamilyNest Toppila, Toppilan Tornadot, Culture Power Station, Toppila Youth Centre, Metukka – parental committee and Merikoski School

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Stop Motion animation workshop for young people, 12.11. – 3.12.2019

Posted 28/10/2019
















In the animation workshop, you get to carry out animations using various different techniques which can be, for example, traditional stop motion –animation or 2D animations done on a computer.

You do not need any previous know-how of animation to take part in the course.

Animation workshop meets
November-December 12.11 – 3.12.2019
Tuesdays 17:00 – 19:30
address Tuirantie 1, 90500 Oulu

For more information, contact course tutor
phone/txt msg/WhatsApp 0401842111 / Sami


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Everyone is welcome to the trip to Pilpasuo, Monday, 4.11.2019.

Posted 15/10/2019

At Pilpasuo one gets to spend time surrounded by beautiful nature, far from the rush of everyday life. Schedule includes wandering around the nature trails and roasting sausages. You should also bring your own packed lunch with you on the trip.
Free of charge bus transportation to Pilpasuo leaves from the Culture Power Station’s Roundhouse at Paalikatu 3 in Meri-Toppila, 4.11., at 10:00, return to the Roundhouse at around 15:00.

Information about Pilpasuo
In Finnish
In English
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or via email:
Registration ends 1.11.2019.

Activity supported by: City of Oulu / municipal influence and communal activities.

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Art exhibition -project in Tuira, 7.10 – 11.11.2019

Posted 3/10/2019


Art workshops for children and youths continue at the Culture Power Station’s temporary facilities in Tuira! Parents are also still more than welcome to come along and make art together with the children.

In October-November, there will be painting to be done on Mondays from 7.10.2019 onwards, 16:00 – 18:00 & 18:00 – 20:00 (not during autumn holiday on week 43). Due to high demand, we are organising two groups. In between sessions, we will let the paint layers dry up and the works are then continued during the following meetings. Remember to wear clothes which you don’t mind seeing covered in paint! Not all paints come out when washing.

Project culminates in the MADE IN TUIRA –exhibition in November-December.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION is desirable due to the project’s nature, limited materials and space available. Maximum number of participants is approx. 20 artists.

Registration and inquiries:
Anna Koivukangas
phone 0400 292 681 – text message or whatsapp are just fine

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Art & Energy –seminar on the island of Muhu in Estonia, 5.–6.10.2019

Posted 1/10/2019


Culture Power Station coordinates the Elements of Ecological Community –project, part of which is the Art & Energy –seminar held on the island of Muhu in Estonia, 5. – 6.10.2019, organized by the Muhu InSEA NGO.


For more information:
Kari Lunnas

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