Arts & Culture

When Sauli met Spike

What do you do if you're the President of Finland and you meet a famous Hollywood celebrity on a flight to New York? You take a picture and post it on Instagram, of course! That's what happened on Sunday evening as Sauli...

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 new exhibit at the Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA could be the perfect autumn...

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...

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Restaurant restrictions tighten, as Covid-19 cases surge

The government is putting in place new restrictions on restaurants and bars from Saturday, as it warns there's a surge in the number of...

Espresso House offers new ‘Netflix’-style unlimited drinks option

One of the biggest coffee shop chains in Finland, Espresso House, is launching the Nordic region's first an all-you-can-drink option for customers - which...

Environmental group criticises Fortum’s new carbon neutral target

Finnish state-owned energy company Fortum says it plans to make all its operations carbon neutral by 2050. The new goal is outlined in the company's...

Vaccine roll-out plans: “Next year we can get to a more normal situation”

Finland is likely to receive an initial batch of 3.6 million doses of a new Covid-19 vaccine, enough to inoculate 1.8 million people say...

Police investigate Oulu councilor’s video broadcast

Police in Oulu say they’re investigating a suspected incident of threatening language and defamation by city councilor Junes Lokka. The alleged incident took place during the time of...

Morning headlines: Thursday 3rd December 2020

More vaccine strategy details expected  The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, and THL, are expected to give more details this morning about the roll-out...

Finland to slash Afghanistan troop deployment

The Finnish Defence Forces says its cutting the number of troops deployed to Afghanistan, with two-thirds set to come home. There are currently 60 Finnish...

Poll: Finns – mostly young people – have doubts about coronavirus vaccine

A new survey by MTV News finds a large number of Finns have doubts about getting a coronavirus vaccine, with just over a third...