We wish to cordially invite you to our Christmas Ball on SATURDAY 30th of NOVEMBER at TENAILLE VON FERSEN in Sveaborg.
Last sign up date for this amount is 15th of November after which late sign ups will cost 50 Euros for all, regardless of membership. Save and sign up now!
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12 — 13 Guided visit at the Ehrensvärd Museum— SIGNED UP REENACTORS ONLY.
13 — 17 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - NO SIGN UP— It is our pleasure to invite you to our traditional Yule event to see what a Sveaborg was like in the 18th century. FREE ADMITTANCE.
7 LES TROUBADOURS — 18th century troubadours entertain participants with violin and lute.
LE MARCHÉ — Latest imports from our 18th century capital Stockholm! Porcelaine, cutlery and all kinds of accoutrements you can't even dream about on sale.
LE BOUDOIR — See how 18th century mademoiselles prepare for the evening ball. Hair, make up and nose powdering accompanied with giggles and excitement!
LES MOUSQUETAIRES— The King's recruitment office is open. Experience what it is like to be a musketeer in His Majesty's 18th century army. Get acquainted with uniforms, arms and accoutrements. Join our ranks and see the world!
13 — 14 LA MUSIQUE — Lantern preforms old music.
LE DUEL — 18th century fencing taught by Johan af Svedstubbe to children and adults. Perfect for any who wish to defend their partners honor.
LA BALANCE — 18th century dances taught by our dance master with the accompaniment of Amore Barocco. Try it! You may surprise yourself how easy and compelling it can be.
JEU DE HASARDS — Mademoiselle Sand runs the gambling table with scandalous 18th century games.
17.00 PUBLIC EVENT ENDS
17 — 18 LE CONCERT — Baroque ensemble starts the ball and Mon Plasier Dance Company performs. Risto Kytö leads the ensemble.
18 — 20 LE DÎNER — Dinner is served
20 — 24 PERFORMANCES ET AL. PROGRAMME— Performances and other program LE BAL— The dances JEUX ET PLAISIR ET TABLE DE JEU— Games, cards, etc.
As the annals of history tell us: "Sweaborg in the 18th century was not only a military fortress, but also a city that had more inhabitants than Helsinki. The officers families spent their with picnics, dances and masquerades. They read books and listened and played music. Sweaborg also had many amateur theatres and talented military musicians."
ATTN! Bring your own drinks, no alcohol served!
To prevent Cindrella-effects event will end at midnight.
This is a private event. Sign up for persons of significance can be found here. Attendance is limited! Sign up early!
"In the 18th century Sveaborg was not only a fortress, it was also a city with more inhabitants than Helsinki. Officers families life included picnics, dances and masquerades. They read, listened and played music. Sveaborg had amateur theatre and talented military musicians."
Elias Martin: Guests dancing at a celebration in Sveablorg 1764.
"On the fourth Christmas day of 1763 the entire military band came to the party. Toasts were raised and songs were sung to the accompaniment of the band. Dancing began in the evening with Minuets ending with a potpourri of contra dances, favorites of the period. Guests sat at card tables. The envening was topped of with cocoa."
Carta — How to get there
On the map: 1. Pirunkirkko, 4. Tenalji von Fersen, 5. Myllysali, 7. Ruutikellari, 8. Restaurant Suomenlinnan Panimo, 9. Suomenlinna kiosk, 10. Store, 11. Restaurant Yläkerho, 12. Cafe Vanille, 17. Restaurant Chapman, 18. Cafe Piper.
Traversier — Sveaborg Ferry
Ferry to Sveaborg leaves from Kauppatori at 11.20 and 12.00 am.
Third last ferry to the continent at 00:20
Second last ferry to the continent at 01:00
Last ferry to the continent at 02:00. You do NOT want to miss this one.
Complete ferry timetables are here.
Sign up latest on 22nd November here.
The last sign up and payment day is 16th of November, after which date late sign ups cost 50 euros to all members or non-members.
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