Arts & Culture

Finnish conductor received threats over controversial BBC performance

Finnish conductor Dalia Stasevska says she and her family have received abuse and even threats, after a newspaper article implied she played some role in the BBC's decision to include only orchestral versions of two patriotic songs in a performance this...

Finland’s first newspaper for children hits the newsstands

A new weekly newspaper, the first in Finland aimed specifically at children, launches in Finland on Wednesday. The 24-page Lasten Uutiset is produced by Helsingin Sanomat, and is an extension of their popular children's news brand which has offered a...

Get into hiking: Tips for exploring Nuuksio and Sipoonkorpi – even if you’re a beginner!

This weekend is set to be another warm one, with temperatures hitting +22°C - possibly for the last time this summer. If you're in the Helsinki metropolitan region having two national parks right on the doorstep of Helsinki, Vantaa and...

Food camps teaching lessons about nutrition and sustainability

Children at food food camps around the country have been learning lessons about nutrition and sustainability that organisers hope will help them develop healthy cooking and eating habits. The August camps, run by the 4H organisation, took place just before...

Flags are flying – with one small mishap – for Moomin creator Tove Jansson

Flags are flying in Finland today to celebrate a beloved figure of the Finnish literary world, a writer and artist who created the enchanted world of the Moomins when darkness threatened to overwhelm her country. Artist Tove Jansson is one...

LISTEN: Summer Podkäst episode 4 out now

The new episode of our summer Podkäst is available now wherever you listen to your podcast content. On this week’s show Centre Party leader Katri Kulmuni talks about her summer 'listening tour' where she's been meeting hundreds of voters across the country - she also talks...

Tampere’s Blockfest canceled, despite improved virus situation

Organisers of the annual Blockfest music festival in Tampere have decided to cancel this year's event despite the improved coronavirus situation in Pirkanmaa region, and permission for large scale events to go ahead. Blockfest was due take place over the...

Senate Square terrace expanding with space for hundreds more customers

The popular summer terrace that's taken over Senate Square this year - already the largest in the country - just got bigger. From Wednesday there is seating for 830 people at the venue, up from 480 when it first opened...

Museums hope for post-lockdown July visitor boom

After months of lockdown and coronavirus restrictions, Finland's museums are hoping for for a visitor boom in July. There's already been a rise in the number of people visiting museums using the popular Museum Card, with the number of visits...

Flags are flying for poet Eino Leino

Flags are flying in Finland today to celebrate summer, and for revered Finnish poet Eino Leino. The young poet, born towards the end of the 19th century in Kainuu, wrote his first work age 12, and by age 18 had already...

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GALLERY: Discovering Finland’s urban wildlife residents

How well do you know your neighbours? No, not your human neighbours, but the other animals that share our cities, towns and villages with...

Morning headlines: Friday 15th January 2020

Cold snap continues across the country  A cold front with some extremely chilly temperatures continues across most of central, southern and eastern Finland on Friday...

Morning headlines: Thursday 14th January 2021

Coronavirus update: No new restrictions expected today Public health officials, and Minister Krista Kiuru (SDP) will give a coronavirus update on Thursday morning but are not...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 13th January 2021

Southern snow storm continues, as temperatures drop A snowstorm that swept through southern Finland in the last 36 hours continues on Wednesday, although snow will...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 12th January 2021

Snow storm brings dangerous driving conditions, power outages A snowstorm sweeping across western and southern Finland on Tuesday brings dangerous driving conditions to roads and...

Morning headlines: Monday 11th January 2021

Exceptionally heavy snowfall on the way from Monday night Meteorologists are warning of "exceptional" levels of snowfall with up to 30-40cm of accumulated snow forecast...

Morning headlines: Friday 8th January 2021

Minister calls for faster vaccine delivery from EU Minister of Family and Basic Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) has written to the EU's Health Commissioner calling for...

Morning headlines: Thursday 7th January 2021

Finnish leaders react to American political violence  Finnish leaders have reacted to a night of political violence in America, when armed supporters of US President...