CANCELLED: COMICS TRIPS. Exploring Helsinki in comics form

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Notice! The trips have been cancelled due to new COVID19-districtions in Helsinki.

Would you like to get to know Helsinki and express your ideas while drawing comics? Then this is the right workshop for you!

In this two-hour series of six workshops, you will be introduced to Helsinki’s interesting environmental and cultural sites by drawing cartoons and brainstorming scripts. You will also be able to explore Helsinki and express your ideas using the power of comics drawings!

In the case of bad weather, the trips will be organised indoors. Notices of changes will be published on the Comics Center website or sent directly by e-mail to registered participants.

Participants will receive the necessary drawing materials from the teacher at every trip. A small snack is included. You will need warm and weather-appropriate clothing and, if you wish, some snacks and your own water bottle.


Age group: 13 to 17 year olds and their families

Dates: 4 Nov –15 Dec 2020 every Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm

Course fee: Free of charge

Language: English
Vanhankaupunginlahti and Mustikkamaa trips are in English and Finnish

Group size: 10

Teachers:  Luis Bellido Sarjakuvakeskus
Ina Rosberg Luonto-Liitto Uusimaa district (2 trips)

Enrolment: you can just come to the meeting place, where the instructor collects contact information (name and email) according to the safety instructions related to the coronavirus. The contact information will be kept for two weeks and will not be used for other purposes. If you want to secure your place on the trip, please register  here.


4 Nov 2020 4pm to 6pm Oodi library. (Meeting place: Oodi`s Pop-up area.)

11 Nov 2020 4pm to 6pm Vanhankaupunginlahti. (Meeting place: pedestrian bridge, Matinkaaren silta, connecting Arabianranta and Viikki. Closest street address is Hämeentie 159.)

18 Nov 2020 4pm to 6pm Mustikkamaa. (Meeting place: entry of Isoisä`s bridge, on the side of Kalasatama.Closest street address Capellan Puistotie 16.)

25 Nov 2020 4pm to 6pm Oodi and nearby outside area (Meeting place: Oodi’s first floor Pop-up area.)

2 Dec 2020 4pm to 6pm Oodi and nearby outside area (Meeting place: Oodi’s first floor Pop-up area.)

9 Dec 2020 4pm to 6pm Oranssi ry and Suvilahti graffiti wall. (Meeting place: in front of Kattilahalli Sörnäisten rantatie 22.)

During the trips, we follow the safety instructions related to coronavirus. We take care of safety distance, good hand hygiene and the mask recommendation for those over 15 years of age indoors.

Coronavirus information 

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Recommendations and restrictions listed by city of Helsinki:

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