Event and cultural centres

EVENT AND CULTURAL SERVICES

There are several event and cultural centres in Espoo: the Espoo Cultural Centre in Tapiola which is our main venue for performing arts and culture, the music centre Sello Hall with its high-quality acoustics in Leppävaara, the versatile culture, arts, recreational and event centre Karatalo in Karakallio, the equally versatile Kannusali at the heart of Espoon keskus, and Children’s Cultural Centre Aurora that happily welcomes all children and adults alike in Järvenperä. The City Events Espoo unit organises art and cultural events outside the cultural centres. And last but not the least, the Exhibition Centre WeeGee in Tapiola includes several museums and hosts numerous of exhibitions and events every year.

The Event and Cultural Services unit is in charge of the operations, equipment and high-quality programming of the cultural centres and facilities in Espoo. We are also responsible for the key events shaping urban culture in Espoo.

Personnel:
Lea Rintala
Manager of Event and Cultural Services, head of the service area
tel. 046 8771952

(our email addresses are firstname.lastname@espoo.fi unless otherwise stated)

CITY EVENTS ESPOO (www.espoo.fi/kaupunkitapahtumat)
Ihmisiä katsomassa ulkoilmaesitystä.


Elina Harlas
Event Coordinator (acting)
tel. 040 552 8634

Laura Läntinen
Network Planning Officer
tel. 043 824 6337

Karri Soilamo
Event Specialist
tel. 040 550 6494
 


EXHIBITION CENTRE WEEGEE (www.weegee.fi)
Kaksi ihmistä näyttelykuvaa katsomassa

Exhibition Centre WeeGee
customer service, tel. 09 816 31818

Minna Kaarmila
Production Manager
tel. 050 355 7105

Raija Kuisma
Production Assistant
tel. 043 827 2400
(on study leave from 1 December 2019 to 29 February 2020)

Mari Viita-Aho
Production Assistant (acting, from 1 December 2019 to 29 February 2020)
tel. 043 826 8725

Antti Schroderus
Technical Supervisor
tel. 043 826 8411

Tanja Kneckt
Reception Services Supervisor
tel. 046 877 2031

Maria Järvinen
Customer Service Adviser
tel. 09 816 31818



ESPOO CULTURAL CENTRE (www.espoo.fi/culturalcentre)
Ihmisiä kulttuurikeskuksen edessä
Krista Ruusunen
Production Manager (acting)
tel. 040 198 1622


Jaakko Teittinen
Cultural Producer
tel. 040 191 3115

Maija Hietala
Cultural Producer
tel. 040 509 5168

Sakari Hallikainen
Graphic Designer Trainee
tel. 046 877 3721

Ari Virtanen
Operations Manager
tel. 050 572 6372

Sami Baldauf
Technical Producer
tel. 050 355 7126

Ville Halkonen 
Lighting/Audio Master
tel. 043 827 1412

Jaakko Hyvärinen
Sound Designer
tel. 043 826 6045

Ville Kujala
Sound Designer
tel. 043 825 8902

Jysky Kähkönen
Production Organiser
tel. 050 428 9494

Anne Leivo
Lighting Designer
tel. 050 371 6437

Jarkko Lievonen
Lighting Designer
tel. 046 877 2688

Markku Palmio
Stage Manager
tel. 050 428 9496

Esa Valkeajärvi
Technical Supervisor
tel. 050 565 0232

Miika Ärväs
Technical Supervisor
tel. 050 514 3643

Johanna Kari
Entrance Hall Services Manager
tel. 040 650 3670

Arja Mäntylä
Entrance Hall Manager
tel. 046 877 1859

Jorma Muhonen
Entrance Hall Manager
tel. 040 669 3737

Juha Tikkanen
Entrance Hall Manager
tel. 09 816 57200


SELLO HALL (www.sellosali.fi)
Ihmisiä konsertissa.

Tero Kaakkunen
Production Manager
tel. 050 494 6788

Salomon Österlund
Operations Manager
tel. 050 566 6473

Jasmin Louhivuori
Marketing Chief
tel. 050 340 2266

Teemu Hokkanen
Cultural Producer
tel. 046 877 2307

Laura Nordlund
Cultural Producer
tel. 044 210 6872

Tuomas Ånäs
Stage Manager
tel. 043 824 5351

Rami Helin
Lighting and Sound Designer
tel. 043 827 2852

Nina Sivén
Lighting Designer
tel. 050 428 9495

Tarmo Pesonen
Sound Designer
tel. 050 465 6742

Janne Helenius
Entrance Hall Services Manager
tel. 050 494 6833

Mari Karjanoja
Marketing Planner
tel. 050 520 4572


KARATALO(www.karatalo.fi)
Kitaransoittaja ja laulaja esiintymislavalla yleisön edessä.

Johanna Vepsä
Production Manager
tel. 046 877 3251

Henri Saarela
Operations Master
tel. 050 566 6485

Sarita Kinnunen
Cultural Producer (acting)
tel. 043 827 2319

Annu Kankaanranta
Communications Coordinator
tel. 043 827 2318


CHILDREN’S CULTURAL CENTRE AURORA(www.lastenkulttuurikeskusaurora.fi)
Lapsia maalamassa paperille lattialla.

Johanna Vepsä
Production Manager
tel. 046 877 3251

Johanna Kallioaho
Executive Producer
tel. 043 824 5199

Miia Salminen
Production Assistant
tel. 050 385 1624
                                                                                                                            
Mari Rissanen
Cultural Producer
tel. 040 352 7920

Mette Almay
Cultural Producer
tel. 050 343 6772

Tuija Lustig
Customer Service Adviser
tel. 040 509 7090

Marianne Marttila
Regional Coordinator of the Art Testers Campaign
tel. 043 825 6722

Henri Saarela
Operations Master
tel. 050 566 6485


KANNUSALI (www.kannusali.fi)
Ihmisiä katsomossa

Simppu Silaste
Operations Manager and Executive Producer
tel. 050 594 2755

Auli Jaatinen
Cultural Producer
tel. 050 535 6119

Mette Almay
Cultural Producer
tel. 050 343 6772

Sanna Uuksulainen
Communications Specialist: Kannusali communications and the contact person for Event and Cultural Services’ communications
tel. 043 826 5267

Hamza Amarouche
Project Producer
tel. 043 825 9307

Jari Puhakka
Production Organiser
tel. 043 826 6117

Eemeli Lehessalo
Production Organiser
tel. 040 357 9980