Since its foundation in 1987 Musikcafé After Eight has aimed to work for creativity and to establish a lively meeting-place. We would like to provide space for cultural diversity in the region through various activities and events.

Our activities include organisation of cultural events, workshops for young people, visiting youth work, education in the field of cultural events, café, lunch restaurant, hostel, as well as participation in different international projects. The association is drug-free and our desire is to permeate openness, consideration and to activate commitment.

We wish dreams and visions to come true and to be expressed through the different activities we provide. Welcome!

Musikcafé After Eight r.f.

Culture production

We want to produce a wide range of versatile cultural events that, among others, include concerts and exhibitions. The association regularly organizes events such as Culture Club, Café Social and Qvinno Café. Our bigger events include Christmas in Södermalm, Bazaar Södermalm and popular summer conserts in the courtyard.

Workshops for young people

The association provides the possibility of internships for young people 16-29 years old. Media Lab, Café, Kitchen and Verkstad workshops provide the opportunity to try different types of work. During the internship period we want to develop their skills and encourage them to continue their studies or work.

Visiting youth work

The visiting youth work is striving to reach and guide young people aged 15-29, who have discontinued their studies, have no job or are lacking motivation. The activity is in a collaboration with Kokkotyö Foundation/Retro and carries out through out the region of Jakobstad.

Multicultural meeting place

The association wants to be part of increasing the understanding of other cultures. With evening activities such as Café Social and Qvinnocafé we want to present different cultures and create an atmosphere where people from different parts of the world can meet.


The association provides education on a vacational level in co-operation with Yrkesskolan Optima. The education is a degree in youth- and leisure instruction, with the emphasis on culture. The education lasts for 3 years and a big part of the studies consists of practical work in the field of culture.

Café and lunch restaurant

The café is the heart of the association, a place where people meet in a vivid atmosphere! Everyday we serve tasty homemade lunch with a touch of luxury. A variety of bread and cakes from our bakery can be with enjoyed with lunch or a cup of good coffee. During summer the courtyard is transformed into a sunny oasis in the middle of the town.

Hostel lilja

In a stone’s throw from the square you can find our unique hostel with 20 beds divided into eight personally decorated rooms. The building is from the 1840s and it was carefully renovated to be opened as a hostel in 2002. Besides accomodation we can also provide conference facilities, sauna and bicycle rental.