Tom of Finland Experience

Tom of Finland Experience
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$52.94
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Tom of Finland Experience takes you to the streets of Helsinki once walked by Touko Laaksonen, man behind this now world famous artist name. The homoerotic art of Tom of Finland has became a symbol for freedom and acceptance for generations since 1950s and year 2017 brought also a movie about his life to theaters. Touko lived majority of his life in Helsinki and now there is unique opportunity to follow his steps through the years and also understand how Finland has changed to be one of the most liberal countries of the world when we now 2017 celebrate of 100 years of independence.  He was also a talented pianists and he studied at Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. We bring his talent alive and start the tour with an audiovisual experience combining his art, interviews and favorite music. A maximum of 15 people per booking.
Produced  by Happy Guide Helsinki and Stopover.fi. The tour is licensed by Tom of Finland Foundation that receives 10 % donation of every ticket sold.  

Tour starts at Hotel Klaus K, address Bulevardi 2 at 5.30pm on Fridays.  Duration 2.5 hours includes introduction and short film to get insight to the artist Touko Laaksonen a.k.a Tom of Finland and we enjoy a class of Moet Chandon to get to the right mood.  Further our professional guide takes you by foot to places of interest and areas around the city center.  The tour is both entertaining and educational and includes stops on sites to see how Tom of Finland erotic art has become part of design and is visible in daily life in Helsinki.  The guest will receive a selected small gift, but also get to taste Art Roast coffee created to honor Tom of Finland.
We recommend our guests to wear comfortable shoes for walking, clothing suited to weather and season. 
Tour ends in the heart of the city by 8pm.  Tour is suitable for all +18 years of age.

Tom of Finland Experience takes you to the streets of Helsinki once walked by Touko Laaksonen, man behind this now world famous artist name. The homoerotic art of Tom of Finland has became a symbol for freedom and acceptance for generations since 1950s and year 2017 brought also a movie about his life to theaters. Touko lived majority of his life in Helsinki and now there is unique opportunity to follow his steps through the years and also understand how Finland has changed to be one of the most liberal countries of the world when we now 2017 celebrate of 100 years of independence.  He was also a talented pianists and he studied at Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. We bring his talent alive and start the tour with an audiovisual experience combining his art, interviews and favorite music. A maximum of 15 people per booking.
Produced  by Happy Guide Helsinki and Stopover.fi. The tour is licensed by Tom of Finland Foundation that receives 10 % donation of every ticket sold.