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Oodi Helsinki: the library is open

They say that reading is fundamental, and with a third of Oodi's space dedicated to books, there's something here for every bibliophile. From the outside,...

VIDEO: Drag me to HEL

Drag performers have never been more visible. From sold-out review shows at Finlandia Hall, to the hit musical Kinky Boots on stage in Helsinki; to...

VIDEO: Urban art splashes Helsinki’s concrete walls with colour

A project to brighten up some of Helsinki's most boring concrete neighbourhoods is splashing colourful murals onto some pretty big canvases. Inspired by street art...

WEEKEND: Vibrant new exhibit ties EMMA in knots

If you're thinking about how to brighten up the increasingly gloomy days when the rain comes (and the rain will definitely come!) then a...

Colour, Fashion, Art & Urban Culture: Helsinki Design Week Begins

Helsinki Design week starts today, bringing more than 200 events to the capital city. It's the largest design festival in the Nordic region, and has...

Gallery: Night Of The Arts 30th Anniversary

Helsinki's streets came alive on Thursday as thousands of spectators and performers celebrated the 30th annual Night of the Arts. "Helsinki has changed a lot...

Pirita Näkkäläjärvi Column: Saana Illumination Is Grotesque & Reeks Of Colonialism

The Saana fell in Kilpisjärvi, in the 'Arm of Finland' is illuminated on Monday and Tuesday as part of the official programme celebrating Finland's 100 years of Independence. Saana lies in the heartland of the Sámiland - a thoroughly colonized area, which has...

WEEKEND: Pekka Strang On Stage & Screen

The headlines this year have all been about the Tom of Finland movie. So bring us up to date, what are you working on...