Coffee & Cookies (Nov 19)

This Saturday (Nov 19) at 12.00โ€“16.00 Lymy turns into a cozy pop-up cafรฉ where we informally celebrate pumpkin spice life in common. Come by yourself to enjoy a cookie and browse some magazines or bring a friend to hang out with!

MobilePay or exact change preferred.

Summer Clothing Swap โ€” From Rags to Commons (Aug 27)

Welcome to our summer clothing swap on Saturday August 27 at 12-16. The idea is simple: bring nice clothes to share and/or take cool clothes to wear. Bโ€“)You’re also welcome to sit down for a coffee (exact change or MobilePay preferred) while you wait for new arrivals.

Left-over clothes will be saved for the next clothing swap or donated away. You may also take your pieces back at the end of the clothing swap.

๐’ช๐“ƒ๐‘’ ๐’ธ๐‘’๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ท๐‘’ ๐“…๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐“ˆ๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐‘’ ๐’ท๐‘’๐‘”๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐‘”๐‘’๐“‰ ๐‘œ๐“‡๐‘”๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’พ๐“๐‘’๐’น

Lymy Aperitivo #13 with Alakaupunki (May 13)

Finally, after a long break, Lymy Aperitivo evenings are back! Here you have a great chance to start the weekend with some drinks, vegan food and interesting conversations at Lymy. This event is part of the Alakaupunki festival for the grassroots level art & cultural spaces in Helsinki (https://alakaupunki.com/).

There will be a short presentation about the festival by its organisers starting at around 7 PM. The evening continues with hanging out and enjoying food and drinks in a more informal setting till around 22. Check the event later this week for more info on the food we serve.ย You are warmly welcome to Lymy to enjoy a wonderful evening!

Spring Patio x Alakaupunki (May 14)

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Pommit tippuu. Spring to life with our signature ES-presso bomb on Saturday May 14 on our Spring Patio at Lymy (Pengerkatu 6, Helsinki) from noon to 4pm. Seating indoors and outdoors, with option to takeaway. MobilePay or exact change preferred.

This event is part of the first Alakaupunki Festival. Alakaupunki celebrates participatory and visionary urban culture by bringing independent culture and art spaces from around Helsinki together on the same festival map. Read more and get to know the other spaces and other program of the festival weekend:ย www.alakaupunki.com

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Pommit tippuu. Ponnista maasta uuteen kasvukauteen paikallisen erikoisuutemme ES-presso pommin voimalla lauantaina 14. toukokuuta klo 12-16 Lymyn (Pengerkatu 6) Kevรคtpatiolla. Istumapaikkoja sisรคllรค ja ulkona ja takeaway-mahdollisuus. Varauduthan MobilePaylla tai tasarahalla.

Tapahtuma on osa ensimmรคistรค kertaa jรคrjestettรคvรครค Alakaupunki-festivaalia. Alakaupunki kokoaa ympรคri Helsinkiรค sijaitsevat itsenรคiset kulttuuri- ja taidetilat yhteiselle festivaalikartalle juhlistaakseen osallistavaa ja nรคkemyksellistรค kaupunkikulttuuria. Lue lisรครค ja tutustu muihin tiloihin sekรค viikonlopun muuhun ohjelmaan:ย www.alakaupunki.com

My Story of Activism in Ukraine, War and Evacuation โ€” a talk by Bozehna Makovska (Apr 30)

A talk by Ukrainian feminist about activism, war and evacuation.ย 
+ Catering: sweet and savoury snacks, coffee and tea.ย 

Spend the Mayday eve with us in Lymy and show solidarity with Ukraine!

Bozhena Makovska is an activist and founder of the independent media “Feminists of Kyiv”. After Russia invaded Ukraine, Bozhena got stuck in Kyiv Oblast, between Borodianka and Bucha. She managed to escape, moved to the west, and then relocated to Helsinki. On this Saturday Bozhena would present “Feminists of Kyiv” project, tell about her activism, and the local community. She would also share her story of evacuating from a war zone. 

All the profits of the event will be donated to an anti-authoritarian volunteer group Operation Solidarity (https://operation-solidarity.org). You could also support Bozhena and other members of Feminists of Kyiv team, who stayed in Ukraine, via PayPal (bomakovska@gmail.com).

Come to Lymy, have a coffee and bun, support Ukrainian activists!

Language of the event will be English. Translation ENG-FIN is available.

๐Ÿ“ธ: Dmytro Chaika

Spring Clothing Swap โ€” Rags to Commons (April 9)

Welcome to our spring clothing swap on Saturday April 9 at 12-16. The idea is simple: bring nice clothes to share and/or take cool clothes to wear. Bโ€“)

You’re also welcome to sit down for a coffee (exact change or MobilePay preferred) while you wait for new arrivals.

Left-over clothes will be saved for the next clothing swap or donated away. You may also take your pieces back at the end of the clothing swap.

๐’ช๐“ƒ๐‘’ ๐’ธ๐‘’๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ท๐‘’ ๐“…๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐“ˆ๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐‘’ ๐’ท๐‘’๐‘”๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐‘”๐‘’๐“‰ ๐‘œ๐“‡๐‘”๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’พ๐“๐‘’๐’น

Friends’ Day Waffles on Feb 14

On Monday February 14โ€”ystรคvรคnpรคivรค (Friends’ Day)โ€”we invite you to Lymy at 4-6 pm to join us in casual celebration of friendship, camaraderie and love. Let’s get together to relieve the double isolation that we face: the one we have chosen to slow the spread of the pandemic and the one that has been imposed on us by the many greater forces that are driving us apart.

We will sell vegan coffee drinks and waffles (MobilePay preferred). You are welcome to either eat in (note: limited seating both inside and outside!) or take out. If you are in quarantine and not too far away from Lymy, contact us (on Instagram, Facebook or at lymypaikka@gmail.com) and we’ll try to arrange free contactless delivery! โค๏ธ

โ€œLove and friendship tell us about the value of quality over quantity: the collective body composed of other bodies does not increase its potencia according to the mere quantity of its individual components, but in relation to the intensity of the tie that unites them.โ€ โ€” Colectivo Situaciones

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We recommend wearing a face mask when moving about in the space and ask that you not attend if you feel ill.

We also ask everyone who comes to the event to not assume consent for anything from anyone, including being photographed.

When entering Lymy through the front door, there are five steps leading downwards into the space. The front door is 79 cm wide. There are three steps up to the bathroom. The door to the bathroom is 64 cm wide. When passing the kitchen door there is a single 3 cm high step.

Summer Terrace (July 3)

Satisfy your lust for life in common with an iced latte and a slice of banana cake on Saturday July 3 at Lymy (Pengerkatu 6, Helsinki) from noon to 4pm. Takeaway and limited seating outside (with possibility to use restroom inside). MobilePay preferred.

Solidarity evening with Azat Miftakhov (June 16)

Azat Miftakhov is a Tatar-Russian anarchist, talented mathematician and a PhD student in Moscow State University. He is sentenced for 6 years in prison for the breaking of an office window of “United Russia” – the ruling party.

The persecution of Azat Miftakhov is part of politically motivated repressions against anarchists and all Russian opposition. His case sparked outrage both in Russia and abroad. An international mathematical community has announced 16.6 “The Azat Miftakhov Day”.

We will hold our solidarity evening in Lymy at 16.00 – 18.00
Pengerkatu 6, Helsinki.

During the event there is a possibility to sign post cards for political prisoners and learn more about the repressions in Russia.

We will have food and hot drinks for sale, cash only. Collected money will go to support Azat and other political prisoners in Russia.

About Azat Miftakhov’s case:

Miftakhov is a well-known anarchist in Moscow and he never hid his political views. Before the arrest he received threats from several telegram pages believed to be connected with Russian security forces. Those publications included a photo of his passport, insults and advises to “not blow up”. Shortly after, Azat has been arrested under suspicion of manufacturing an explosive device. He was tortured at the police station with a drill to testify against himself. He had to cut his wrists in a suicide attempt to put an end to the tortures and get medical assistance. After three days Azat was released since the court found no evidence to justify his detention. He was immediately arrested again in the backyard of the police station and accused for breaking an office window of the United Russia political party.

That incident happened a year earlier on January 31.2018 when an unknown group broke the window and threw a smoke bomb into one of the offices of Putin’s ruling party. It was filmed and the video went viral on social media, especially in anarchists groups.

The evidence of Miftakhov involvement was based on testimonies of 2 secret witnesses. One of them goes in the case by the nickname “Petrov”. He claimed that during the night’s attack on the office Miftakhov wore a mask, but he recognized him by his “distinctive eyebrows”. Unfortunately “Petrov” died 15 January 2020, from “trauma” of the heart, but this only became known during the court hearings in autumn of 2020. The court issued the testimonies valid.

During the “investigation process” of both criminal cases about the explosives and broken window, more than dozen activists were arrested, several young people were tortured, and at least 3 had to flee Russia to avoid unjust prosecution.

On 18 January 2021, the court found Miftakhov guilty of hooliganism under motives of hate and sentenced him to six years in a penal colony, as the prosecution had proposed, while handing the two other defendants, Elena Gorban to four years of probation and Andrey Eykin to two years of probation, with four years and three years of suspended sentences. Azat pleaded not guilty, but never condemned the action itself.

Azat Miftakhov has been detained since February 2019. Despite that he continued to work on his mathematical research and published several scientific articles.

More information:
https://caseazatmiftakhov.org

Organized by Toveriverkosto