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WATCH: 10-metre tall plastic pile signals environment concerns

A 10-metre tall pile of plastic waste has grown overnight in Helsinki. Situated between Parliament and Oodi Central Library in Kansalaistori, 'Plastic Mama' is an...

Savonlinna hits the high notes as Opera Festival begins

Music lovers are in for a month-long treat as the annual Savonlinna Opera Festival gets underway, set against the dramatic backdrop of an imposing...

Summer reading: 6 Pride Week stories you might have missed

This week Helsinki comes alive with Pride Week, the largest celebration of LGBTQI+ culture and rights in Finland. There's more than 100 events taking place...

Whips and chains: Edgy Finnish film gets Cannes Festival debut

An edgy Finnish film about a man who hires the services of a dominatrix had its premier at the Cannes Film Festival in France...

Saara Aalto to headline Finnish version of Queen musical

Singer Saara Aalto is to headline a Finnish-language version of the hugely popular musical We Will Rock You, based on the songs of legendary rock group...

Renowned artist and designer Oiva Toikka dies

Renowned Finnish artist and designer Oiva Toikka has died age 87. The designer, who worked extensively in ceramics and glass, passed away at a nursing...

First Lady leads celebrations for 175th anniversary of Minna Canth’s birth

Finland is marking a day of equality, and the 175th birthday of author and social influencer Minna Canth today. She is the first Finnish woman...

Write about your weekend, inspired by a Finnish classic

Do you have a story to tell? The Finnish Literature Society SKS is encouraging people to write about their day, in a once-in-a-decade event...

Lux Festival lights up the winter darkness

The annual Lux Festival us underway in Helsinki, bringing art installations to light up some of the city's best known buildings. The five day event,...

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,...