Mummolaakso - A Moominvalley for older lesbians and bisexual women
Mummolaakso (Granny valley) is a non-profit association that works to promote solidarity, social interaction and well-being especially among older lesbians and bisexual women in Finland. The name Mummolaakso is inspired by Muumilaakso (Moominvalley), the home of fantastical yet very human Moomin creatures invented by the Finnish author and lesbian icon Tove Jansson.
The organization is based in Helsinki but offers support to local initiatives nationwide. We cooperate with the Turku-based association Turun Seudun Mummolaakso and the Mummolaakso peer group operating in Tampere. Mummolaakso is a member of the national LGBTI rights organization SETA and the Feminist Association Unioni.
Meeting like-minded lezzies, staying active, and ageing with pride
Since its foundation in 1994 Mummolaakso has sought to make life more enjoyable for lesbians and bisexual women in all periods of life, including old age. We arrange regular dances, visits to cultural events, outdoor recreation, weekend trips, discussions, reading circles and other events. Although Mummolaakso caters to the tastes of middle-aged and older women, many of the activities are equally of interest to younger dykes and queers. All activities are run on a volunteer basis. Mummolaakso cooperates with SETA's work involving lgbtiq seniors.
We encourage visitors, new-Finns, foreign residents and others interested in the Helsinki lesbian scene to check out coming events on our calendar. Listed below are those where knowledge of Finnish language is not important, more things to do on the Finnish pages.
Porridge Pop-in at Villa Salin Dec 2nd, 5-11 pm
Villa Salin, Tiirasaarentie 2, 00200 Helsinki
An informal evening in Lauttasaari for all gnome girls who savour Christmas time.
An big pot of rice porridge and hot mulled wine (non-alcoholic) are waiting for you. Feel free to bring additional ingredients to spike your mulled wine and something to the potluck buffet. A warm recommendation for woollen socks or slippers, and as a seasonal accessory, a santa hat.
Come early to join the sing-along of favorite Christmas carols with Miia Mansikka. Meet & make friends with the Granny Valley ladies on a free schedule between 5pm and 11pm.
Villa Salin's atmospheric villa is located next to Lauttasaari's Casino Beach. Take bus 22 from Fredrikintori to Bulevard and via Hietalahdentori to the Kuikkarinne stop. Bus 21 from Kamppi runs around Vattuniemi to the Hevosenkenkäpuisto stop. Or walk 1 km from Lauttasaari metro station.
Members pay a reduced price in Mummolaakso events and get 4 times a year a Finnish-language newsletter by email or post, with the latest news and updates on activities. Annual membership fee is 30€ / 20€ (low income)/ 100€ (supporting membership).
You can become a member by paying the membership fee either to our bank account Ålandsbanken IBAN FI1666010001185982, BIC AABAFI22, or in cash or card payment at Mummolaakso events. Membership is approved by the board. If you use bank transfer, include your name, email and address to get the membership card and bulletins posted to you.
Who we are
Chair: Minna Hirvonen
Vice chair: Virva Hepolampi
Board members & vice members: Anitta, Anneli, Liisa, Miia, Minna, Nina, Sanna, Teija, Tiina, and Ursula.