Arts & Culture

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 been held since 2005. This year the festival continues to evolve and innovate with a special...

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 of the past decades, but we believe people still want to get together and see...

Fashion Victims? Dressed To Impress At Flow Festival

While music is top of the agenda this weekend at Flow Festival in Helsinki, the stylish crowd can set new clothing trends, or become fashion victims with their wardrobe choices. Some people might want to make a statement; some people...

Flow: Paving the Way for Carbon Neutral Festivals

Helsinki's Flow Festival is known for its alternative approach to organising a music festival. Not only does Flow promote lesser-known artists, it is also setting an ambitious benchmark to be carbon neutral, and has been off-setting its carbon footprint since...

Hustle And Flow: Meet The Finnish Acts You Shouldn’t Miss During Flow Festival Weekend

It's that time of year again, when Helsinki's Flow Festival comes to town: three days of big international music acts catering to a wide variety of tastes, art, discussions, food and drinks in the eastern Suvilahti neighbourhood. While many Finnish...

Pride And Prejudice In Finland

Pride week starts today in cities across Finland, with the biggest celebrations taking place in the nation's capital. "The theme this year is 'Voice'" explains Senni Moilanen, Helsinki Pride's Event and Fundraising Manager. "It means that we try to give a voice...

WEEKEND: The Lahti Musicians Playing A Different Tune For Climate Change

Musicians in Lahti are blowing a lot of hot air, and thinking about its environmental impact. The Lahti Symphony Orchestra aims to be Finland's first carbon neutral orchestra. Although the concept is just now getting fully underway, it's already won an...

Saara Aalto Ready To Slay Finland’s Eurovision Monsters

Finnish singer Saara Aalto is already having the biggest week of her professional career, with her brand new international album Wild Wild Wonderland landing at number one in the Finnish charts. Britain's Metro newspaper calls it "one of the best pop albums...

Listen Live: Finland’s Nature Sounds Online

Anyone hoping to hear the calming sounds of Finnish nature during summer, can now listen from anywhere in the world. The WWF and Metsähallitus have installed microphones at Vallisaari, a small island off the coast of Helsinki, and streaming the...

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Jan Vapaavuori: ‘We’re working to fix covid testing problems’

The Mayor of Helsinki says his administration is working with Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District HUS to fix some major problems with coronavirus testing...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Li Andersson: 'Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring' Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw...

Li Andersson interview: ‘Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring’

Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw classes suspended during the worst of the coronavirus epidemic...

Turku knife attack hero in court over compensation fraud 

A British man hailed as a hero during the Turku terror attack was in court Tuesday facing charges of fraud. Hassan Zubier, who lives in...

Finland’s top diplomat in Beirut: ‘Lebanese people seem to be tired of rising from the ashes’

The Muslim call to prayer echoed from mosques across Lebanon on Tuesday evening, as church bells tolled at exactly 18:09, a week after a...

Minister of Justice caught out by announcement of strict quarantine rules

Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson (RKP) was apparently caught out by a Monday night announcement from Minister of Family and Basic Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) that...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 11th August 2020

New testing regime, and fines or prison time for travelers who don't self-isolate Finland will introduce fines or even a possible three month prison sentence...

Minister: Fines or prison time for travelers who don’t self-isolate

Finland will introduce fines or even a possible three month prison sentence for people who refuse to go into self-isolation when they arrive from...