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Being Darude: On the road to Eurovision

When Finland's Eurovision duo takes to the stage in Tel Aviv on 14th May, the performance will be the culmination of a journey for...

Oodi Central Library welcomes one millionth visitor

The new Oodi Central Library in Helsinki hasn't even been open for four months, but has already welcomed its one millionth visitors through the...

Alko announces big sales drop – but not as much as...

Finland's state alcohol monopoly Alko has announced some big falls in sales of beer and long drink. In their new annual report, released today, Alko...

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...

Crystal Bear film award for Finnish director

Finnish director Selma Vilhunen has won a Crystal Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival for her film 'Stupid Young Heart' (Nuori Hölmö Sydän). The film...

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,...

VIDEO: Drag me to HEL

Drag performers have never been more visible. From sold-out review shows at Finlandia Hall, to the hit musical Kinky Boots on stage in Helsinki; to...

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...