Lymy Aperitivo 12: Töölön Pyörä (Feb 28)

Lymy continues its series of monthly Aperitivo nights. We gather once a month to meet each other and enjoy some drinks and interesting conversation. Start your weekend with us at Lymy! Cash is queen. ♥

In this winter’s round of Aperitivos we will be focusing on spaces. Our fourth Aperitivo in the series is on Friday February 28th with the worker owned co-op bikeshop Töölön Pyörä. The co-op celebrated it’s fourth birthday last fall and is only gaining momentum. The shop offers bike maintenance, a curated selection of bicycle components and custom bike builds – not to mention expert advice on all topics cycling related. It has been described as both the best and the friendliest bike shop in Helsinki.

The topics we will be touching on include the politics and practicalities of running a co-op and the experience of “working for yourself”. How is a bike shop a political space? Or is it – even one that is worker owned? We will also explore the question of “why cycling?” and what is the vision of cycling the members of Töölön Pyörä want to promote.

The evening will consist of a short introduction by us (starting at 19) followed by a discussion with our guests. The evening continues with hanging out in a more informal setting till around 21.

You are warmly welcome to the twelth Lymy Aperitivo to hear more from and about Töölön Pyörä and spend a wonderful evening together!

Rags to Commons — Clothing Swap

Welcome to this spring’s Rags to Commons clothing swaps, starting this Saturday (February 1) at 12-16! Next one on May 9 at 12-16.

Simple: bring clothes that no longer spark joy and/or take clothes that do. And why not stay and have a cup of coffee. ☕️

Clothes are commons, coffee drinks commodities: pumpkin spice latte 4€, es-presso bomb 3€, coffee & tonic 3€, iced almond latte 3€, cappuccino 3€, double espresso 2€, tea 1.50€ (cash or MobilePay).

Lymy Café spring dates: January 18; February 1 (Rags to Commons), 15 and 29; March 14 and 28; April 25; May 9 (Rags to Commons) and 23.

𝒪𝓃𝑒 𝒸𝑒𝒶𝓈𝑒𝓈 𝓉𝑜 𝒷𝑒 𝓅𝑜𝑜𝓇 𝒶𝓈 𝓈𝑜𝑜𝓃 𝒶𝓈 𝑜𝓃𝑒 𝒷𝑒𝑔𝒾𝓃𝓈 𝓉𝑜 𝑔𝑒𝓉 𝑜𝓇𝑔𝒶𝓃𝒾𝓏𝑒𝒹

Lymy Café — 𝒮𝓅𝓇𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓉𝑜 𝓁𝒾𝒻𝑒!

Welcome to this spring’s edition of Lymy Café! 🌱

Spring season kickoff next Saturday (January 18th) at 12-16!

Pumpkin spice latte 4€, es-presso bomb 3€, coffee & tonic 3€, iced almond latte 3€, double espresso 2€, tea 1.50€ (cash or MobilePay).

Spring dates: January 18; February 1, 15 and 29; March 14 and 28; April 25; May 9 and 23.

𝒮𝓅𝓇𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓉𝑜 𝓁𝒾𝒻𝑒!

Aperitivo 11 with Loukko on Jan 10

Lymy continues its series of monthly Aperitivo nights. We gather once a month to meet each other and enjoy some drinks and interesting conversation. Start your weekend with us at Lymy! Cash is queen. ♥

In this winter’s round of aperitivos we will be focusing on spaces. Our third aperitivo in the series is with the subcultural center Loukko. Loukko is a space on Castréninkatu 7 in Kallio, with diverse program and possibilities, it’s a gallery, stage, café, hangout space as well as a space for a wide array of workshops and events. Loukko provides a space for (sub)culture with a focus on safer space and accessibility. 

We have given them the following questions as suggestions for what we might be interested in thinking about together with them on Friday and beyond: What are the political implications of having a space? How does having a space affect the collective? What are some challenges with having and maintaining a space and how do you deal with them? What made you decide to get a space?

The evening will consist of a very short introduction by us (starting at 6:30), a presentation by our guests (between 20-50 min) and some discussion followed by hanging out in a more informal setting till 9.

You are warmly welcome to the tenth Lymy Aperitivo to hear more from and about Loukko and spend a wonderful evening together!

How To Stay Lit — Lymy 4 Years

Four years of learning how to kindle a fire and—more importantly—keep it going. Of tending to the fickle flames that at times were reduced to little more than waning embers. And at others warmed our weary bones by bringing friends—old and new alike—together around the modest hearth of our ill-equipped kitchen. Four years of fanning the flames and feeding the fire by blowing kisses, hissing hexes, whistling comforting tunes. Learning how to care. How to neither burn out nor fade away. 𝐻𝑜𝓌 𝓉𝑜 𝓈𝓉𝒶𝓎 𝓁𝒾𝓉.

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You are warmly welcome to join us on Friday the 13th of December (13.12.) at 18.00 in celebrating four years of Lymy and to attend the release party for our collectively written text based on discussions concerning the topics of reproduction, tactics and struggles of day-to-day life that have unfolded over the past 4 years in Lymy. The event starts with a discussion about the text and is followed by a four years party.

Schedule:

18.00 doors open
18.30 talk
19.30 party
22.00 doors close

𝐿𝓎𝓂𝓎 𝟦 𝒶 𝓁𝒾𝒻𝑒 𝒾𝓃 𝒸𝑜𝓂𝓂𝑜𝓃
𝐿𝓎𝓂𝓎 𝟦 𝓎𝑒𝒶𝓇𝓈
𝐿𝓎𝓂𝓎 𝟦𝑒𝓋𝑒𝓇

𝒶𝓁𝓁 𝒸𝑜𝓂𝓂𝓊𝓃𝑒𝓈 𝒶𝓇𝑒 𝒷𝑒𝒶𝓊𝓉𝒾𝒻𝓊𝓁

Lymy Aperitivo 10: Mustan Kanin Kolo 10 Years

TL;DR: Come hang out and listen to a short presentation and discussion with Mustan kanin kolo over drinks next Friday at 6-9pm (main program starts already at 6:30).

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Lymy continues its series of monthly Aperitivo nights. We gather once a month to meet each other and enjoy some drinks and interesting conversation. Start your weekend with us at Lymy! Cash is queen. ♥

In this winter’s round of aperitivos we will be focusing on spaces. Our second aperitivo in the series is with the collective behind Mustan kanin kolo (‘the black rabbit’s burrow’). Kolo is an antiquarian book store and infoshop located on the next block over from Lymy at Hämeentie 26. The store has been around for 10 years this fall so it’s only fitting that we have them over for our 10th aperitivo!

We have given them the following questions as suggestions for what we might be interested in thinking about together with them on Friday and beyond: What are the political implications of having a space? How does having a space affect the collective? What are some challenges with having and maintaining a space and how do you deal with them? What made you decide to get a space?

The evening will consist of a very short introduction by us (starting at 6:30), a presentation by our guests (between 20-50 min) and some discussion followed by hanging out in a more informal setting till 9.

You are warmly welcome to the tenth Lymy Aperitivo to hear more from and about Mustan kanin kolo and spend a wonderful evening together!

Lymy Aperitivo 9: Querq

Image behind text: Tuisku Lehto

TL;DR: Come hang out and listen to a short presentation and discussion with Querq over drinks this Friday (October 11) at 6-9pm (main program starts already at 6:30).

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Lymy continues its series of monthly Aperitivo nights. We gather once a month to meet each other and enjoy some drinks and interesting conversation. Start your weekend with us at Lymy! Cash is queen. ♥

In our fall aperitivos we will be focusing on spaces. Our first aperitivo is with the collective behind Querq: “a quirky cultural space at Nilsiänkatu 10, Helsinki … [that] focuses on exploring intimacy, along with artistic expression, sex positivity and personal development.” “With radical kindness at [their] core, [they] aim to unravel taboos and stigmas with feminist, queer, spiritual and critical approaches.”

We have given them the following questions as suggestions for what we might be interested in thinking about together with them on Friday and beyond: What are the political implications of having a space? How does having a space affect the collective? What are some challenges with having and maintaining a space and how do you deal with them? What made you decide to get a space?

The evening will consist of a very short introduction by us (starting at 6:30), a presentation by our guests (between 20-50 min) and some discussion followed by hanging out in a more informal setting till 9.

You are warmly welcome to the ninth Lymy Aperitivo to hear more from and about Querq and spend a wonderful evening together!

Kuinka tuli sytytetään

Julkaisimme vuonna 2016 käännöksen englanninkielisestä How to Start a Fire -tekstistä, ensin pienenä painoksena omilla saatesanoillamme (PDF-tiedostossa) ja sitten hieman suurempana, risopainettuna painoksena vuonna 2017. Toista painosta on vielä saatavilla Lymystä 4 eurolla. Alla tekstimuodossa kaikista uusin, sähköistä julkaisua varten uudelleen oikoluettu versio.

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