Arts & Culture

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...

President’s Official Pixel Picture Unveiled

The official portrait of Finland's 12th president has been unveiled, and it's a departure from tradition. The new work of art is made up of one hundred mosaics, each designed by a different young Finnish artists. The contributing artists are...

Iron Sky Movie Hit by Delays, Funding Shortage And Complaints

A flagship Finnish film project has been hit by delays and investor complaints. Iron Sky: The Coming Race was due for release in 2017 but still hasn't landed in cinemas. A promoted February 2018 premiere date has also come and...

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Q&A – New immigration registration process for Brits in Finland

A new system for British nationals is coming into effect in Finland from 1st October, after President Sauli Niinistö signed the final legal paperwork...

Morning headlines: Friday 18th September 2020

Ministers head to Naantali after Neste refinery closure Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is leading a delegation of ministers to Naantali today, to meet with management...

Government ‘forgot’ about restaurant and tourism industry in budget

The Finnish Hospitality Association MaRa says the government 'forgot' about the restaurant and tourism industry in the 2021 budget, which was unveiled on Wednesday. MaRa has...

Barack Obama’s new book to be published in Finnish

The new book by former US President Barack Obama will be published in November in 25 languages, including Finnish. Obama's memoir, 'A Promised Land' -...

Finnair cuts domestic flights as government guarantees regional connections

Finnair says it will continue some flight services through the winter to five regional airports, but then stop those connections at the end of...

Human rights court rules against Finland in mass shooting case

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has ruled against Finland in the case of a 2008 mass shooting incident, saying that authorities...

Autumn storm Aila causes minor damage as it moves from west to east

Autumn storm Aila is continuing to cause minor damage and power outages as it moves from west to east. Overnight around 60,000 people were left...

Morning headlines: Thursday 17th September 2020

Hurricane-speed winds as autumn storm Aila causes damage Autumn storm Aila hit Åland and the west coast of Finland overnight with gusts of wind up...