Program 2021

Raising rainbow flags

22.9.2021 at 10, Joensuu marketplace

We will gather at Joensuu marketplace and raise rainbow flags to celebrate Pride-week.

Rainbow mass

22.9.2021 at 18, Joensuu Lutheran Church

Pride café

23.9.2021 at 17-20, meeting space Helmi (Rantakatu 23 A, basement floor)

LGBTQ+-friendly chilling, coffee, tea.

Rainbow karaoke

23.9.2021 at 20-23, Bar Kolumbus (Niinivaarantie 50)

Come and release your inner Cher, Britney and Christina!

Global Friday goes Pride!

24.9.2021 at 17–20, Joensuun Setlementti (Niskakatu 4)

Global Friday is a multicultural meeting place open for all. You are welcome to join alone, with family or friends.

Pride-movie: Funeral Parade of Roses

24.9.2021 at 21.30, movie theater Tapio (Kauppakatu 27)

Bara no sôretsu, Japani 1969, Director: Toshio Matsumoto, 105 min, R16
Subtitled in English

With co-operation with North Karelia Movie Association we present fully restored cult classic Funeral Parade of Roses. Japanese drama film directed and written by Toshio Matsumoto, loosely adapted from Oedipus Rex and set in the underground gay culture of 1960s Tokyo.

Film stars Peter as the protagonist, a young transgender woman. A product of the Japanese New Wave, the film combines elements of arthouse, documentary and experimental cinema, and is thought to have influenced Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ novel A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Tickets 8 €, for North Karelia Seta members. 4 €. Discount is only valid from the box office at Tapio.


25.9.2021 at 14, Joensuu city center

We will meet up at Sininen virta by following safety instructions. Parade ends at Ilosaari, Kerubi.

Pride band night

25.9.2021 at 18, Kerubi (Siltakatu 1)

Pride fest with amazing local bands at Kerubi! Admission free. Lineup: Metchilde, Sekava (@sekavaband) ja Böbökkä (@bobokkaband).

Pride-disco right after the band night at Kerubi’s basement from 22 onwards! Admission free with North Karelia Seta’s membership card.

Forest Pride

26.9.2021 at 12–15, Kalmonkatiska (Kuhasalo)

Snacks provided. Outdoor and art workshop by Miia Jääskeläinen, suitable for whole family.

Additional program on Pride week

24.9. at 19–21: Banner workshop

Joensuu Social Democratic Youth, Joensuu area Left Youth and Joensuu Green Youth bring you an amazing banner workshop and an event as part of the North-Karelia Pride-week! Welcome to Joensuu Työväentalo to paint and draw a Pride banner of your dreams! Let your inner artist take control, we will provide the paints, markers and the canvas. The finished banner will be a part of the Pride march on Saturday 25th. On top of the banner workshop, we also have tasty food and snacks as well as a wide variety of board games to play and hang out with us!

We follow North Karelia Seta’s safer space guidelines.
Participants are encouraged to follow current safety guidelines.