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!

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!

Lymy Café <3 Plants to Commons on September 7

We’ll host our second cutting/seedling/plant swap at the Lymy Café on the 7th of September at 12-4pm!

It’s simple: bring a cutting/seedling/plant and/or take a cutting/seedling/plant. And why not stay, have a coffee and hang out with your friends. You can of course also just come by for a coffee. ☕️ <3

cutting/seedling/plant for free, espresso bomb 3€, double espresso 2€, tea for 1.5€ (cash or mobilepay)

Seasons change 🍂 feelings change 🥀 friendship remains 🌱

xoxolymy

Episode 4 – Decolonial Efforts and Sámi Politics with Petra Laiti

Sámi activist Petra Laiti visited Lymy in February to talk about indigenous activism in Finland. The fourth episode of our podcast is a live recording of this talk. What is happening within the Sámi and indigenous politics in Finland? What do decolonial efforts look like today? What does an autonomous future for Sámi peoples look like? How can the struggles of today and the future be supported by non-indigenous people? Hear these  questions and many more answered in the presentation and the following Q&A.

Please also enjoy the feel of sitting in the room, when you hear sounds of beers being opened, chairs being moved, or some voices seeming farther away than others.

Recorded on 22.2.2019 at Lymy in Helsinki.
Editing and sound by Ina
Original photo by Jonne Sippola with editing by Niko Tii