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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...

Helsinki Day festivities serve virtual events and rhubarb pie

The Finnish capital city is celebrating its 470th anniversary, but this year's Helsinki Day festivities are going online due to social distancing concerns during...

Popcorn summer: Finnkino announces cinema re-openings

Finland's biggest cinema chain Finnkino says it will start re-opening its cinemas, which have been closed during the coronavirus crisis. Screens at Helsinki's Tennispalatsi and...

Karita Mattila: Opera diva, interrupted

Overture. Opera singer Karita Mattila is as energetic on the telephone as you would imagine from scrolling through her up-beat Twitter feed. "Oh no! I've called...

Netflix shines a global spotlight on Turku’s food and design scene

Netflix is shining a global spotlight on Turku's food and design scene, as the new season of a restaurant makeover show lands on the...

WATCH: Thousand-strong virtual choir commemorates Veteran’s Day anniversary

Flags are flying in Finland to mark Veteran's Day - which this year also commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of the Lapland...

Lahti orchestra embraces technology for online Sibelius celebration

More than 60 Finnish classical musicians have joined together online - but remotely - to record a coronavirus-inspired version of the Sibelius classic Finlandia. Sinfonia...

Helsinki Biennial arts event postponed – perhaps until 2021

The Helsinki Biennial, an international arts festival scheduled to bring 40 artists and art collectives from around the world to the capital this summer, is...

Anti-Racism Week highlights the work of allies

The National Anti-Racism Week, organised by the Finnish Red Cross is hoping to influence attitudes about race relations, and highlight the work of allies...

WATCH: Espoo brewery sends ‘thirst aid’ to Australia

An Espoo brewery is sending some 'thirst aid' to Australia, by donating proceeds from a special beer to bushfire relief efforts. Fat Lizard Brewing in...