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Love & Anarchy Festival begins with gender parity pledge

Lights, cameras, action! The 32nd annual Helsinki International Film Festival HIFF Love & Anarchy gets underway on Thursday and this year it's making a new...

Helsinki’s Oodi wins world’s best new library award

Helsinki's Oodi Central Library has won the title of world's best new public library. It was chosen at the World Library and Information Congress which...

Convicted American rapper A$AP Rocky set to play in Tampere

Controversial American rapper A$AP Rocky, convicted this week in Sweden of assault, is set to play Tampere's Blockfest hip hop music festival on Friday...

Flow Festival feasts to the rhythm of sustainable food

While festival attract the crowds with headline music acts, they also have some other tricks up their sleeve to pull in the punters. Flow Festival,...

Flow Festival flexes its muscles with drag, opera and art

If you haven't been to Flow Festival recently, things have changed. The event, at a disused power station in Helsinki's Suvilahti neighbourhood, used to be...

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...