Kolibrí – the Ibero-American children’s cultural festival is a way to experience multiculturalism and multilingualism in Finland through children’s eyes. Kolibrí offers an artistic, recreational and educational program in a multicultural setting for all families, irrespective of nationality or language. The events and workshops organized are open to all, free of charge and carried out in several languages. From the website you find information also in Spanish and in Portuguese.
The festival is produced by Ninho Multikuulturikeskus ry, (www.ninho.ry) a grassroots association working for a more multicultural and plural Finland. Besides the festival the association also organises a biannual seminar on children and bilingualism, promotes Ibero-American children’s literature and illustration projects in Finland and support several exchange programs between Finnish and Ibero-American artists working around children’s arts and culture, with a special emphasis in literature and illustration.
Most of the events of Kolibri take place in Espoo and Helsinki.