LIFE

Pilots of medical helicopters concerned about camera drones

Pilots of medical helicopters concerned about camera drones

Pilots of helicopters used in medical evacuations are concerned about potential dangerous situations from the increasing use of camera drones. Finnhems, which operates medical helicopters say that pilots are increasingly seeing airborne light camera drones in their work and note that in unskilled hands, the drones could cause an accident. The most recent near collision came in Pirkkala near Tampere on Sunday when a medical copter unexpectedly encountered a drone at an altitude of more than 400 metres. The drone came within about 50 metres of the...
Summer Waterfront agile event-organizing concept expands

Summer Waterfront agile event-organizing concept expands

Helsinki and Espoo are encouraging their citizens to organize events on the city waterfronts during the summer of 2017, in accordance with the Rantakesä – Summer Waterfront – concept, which was launched in Helsinki in the summer of 2015. The concept is joined by Espoo this year. What’s exceptional about Summer Waterfront in terms of event organizing is that events only need to be reported on a digital map and that the organizers commit themselves only to adhering to the event etiquette. These measures replace the normal permit process. Coordinating the programme of events is Yhteismaa ry, which is known for other happenings such as the Cleaning Day recycling festival, outdoor dining events and the Nifty Neighbour neighbourhood social media. This summer, 19 sites have been reserved on Helsinki and Espoo waterfronts for events. Information on the sites and events as well as instructions to organizers and attendants can be found on Rantakesa.fi. The events are also reported on this website. The events must be free for all and free of charge. Disorderly or commercial events are not...
City bikes will be back on the streets of Helsinki from 2 May

City bikes will be back on the streets of Helsinki from 2 May

During the 2017 city bike season, starting in May, bikes will be available to even more people.  There will be 1,400 bikes and 140 bike stations in Helsinki, within an area extending from the heart of the city to Munkkiniemi, Pasila and Kumpula. Espoo residents will be able to try out the city bike service in Matinkylä and Olari, with 10 city bike stations and 100 bikes. Read...

CULTURE

Kaivopuisto Air Show

Kaivopuisto Air Show

Friday June 9th from 5pm till 9 pm but the Kaivopuisto Event Area is open from 10am! The Finnish Aviation Museum and its partners arranges the Kaivopuisto Air Show 9.6.2017, in Helsinki. The Show will present a unique cavalcade of flying aircraft to the skies over Helsinki, and unite the shoreline into one large outdoor venue. The Kaivopuisto Air Show is a huge, aviation-themed event, organized by the Finnish Aviation Museum. The Show will be held on Friday Night, June 9th 2017. Various aircraft types representing the past, present and future of Finnish Aviation will take part in the Show. The Show will take place in the air, land and sea. The Kaivopuisto Air Show is the main event of the Finland Flies! -campaign. The campaign is part of the official Finland 100 -program. The Air Show is an open event, no entrance fee required. Our aim is to organize one of the biggest public events of the Centenary Year – do join us in celebrating the History of Aviation at Kaivopuisto! Performers and latest...
Vast collection of photographs opened to the public

Vast collection of photographs opened to the public

Helsinkiphotos.fi is an image service that provides a user-friendly way to access the Helsinki City Museum’s vast collection of photographs. At Helsinkiphotos.fi, anyone can browse, search and download detailed, high resolution photographs suitable for print materials or lower resolution images more suitable for web and social media use. The photographs in the service are published under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license. In brief, CC BY means that you may use and edit the photographs for any purpose as long as you credit the source of the photograph, in this case Helsinki City Museum and the photographer. The photographs may be used commercially, with certain restrictions. For instance, a person’s right to decide on the commercial use of their name, photograph or other identifiable part of their identity, privacy protection rights and moral rights may limit the use of the material. The Helsinkiphotos.fi service also allows users to conduct Finnish-language searches, browse curated photo albums or create their own albums by logging into the service. Helsinkiphotos.fi also has an integrated web store, where users can customize and order printed photographic products, such as posters and postcards. Currently, the service has approximately 45,000 digitized photographs. More images are being digitized and added to the system constantly. If you need a digital image that is not currently found in the Helsinkiphotos.fi service, please contact the museum’s Picture Browsery. The photographs of the Helsinki City Museum collection are still available in the national Finna service at hkm.finna.fi. In addition to photographs, you can also browse other material related to Helsinki in Finna, everything from plastic bags to hairdryers and bus tickets to works...
Helsinki Festival offers art manifestos and rediscovered classics

Helsinki Festival offers art manifestos and rediscovered classics

Helsinki Festival once again fills the city with culture from 17 August to 3 September 2017. The Festival offers dozens of concerts ranging from classical music to balmy nights in the Huvila Festival Tent, performing arts from Chekhov to mother myths and art expressions from video installations to virtual reality. At the same time, we will celebrate Finland’s centennial year with rediscovered classics, good deeds and musical greetings from neighbouring lands. The largest multi-artistic festival in the Nordic countries features the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra performing with top soprano Renée Fleming and the rediscovered interludes of the opera The Nose, conducted by Susanna Mälkki. The Festival also showcases Peeping Tom’s virtuoso dance theatre as well as Julian Rosefeldt’s famous Manifesto, with star actress Cate Blanchett bringing the art manifestos to life. More information on the Helsingin kaupunki web-site Festival´s...

CONCERTS

Tall Ships Music Festival Turku

Tall Ships Music Festival Turku

The Tall Ships Races Music Festival is an event organised in connection with the Tall Ships Races on 21 and 22 July in Linnapuisto in Turku. Nn addition to the beauties of the sea, the public gets to enjoy the stars of the music world. Finnish top artists will grace the stage of the festival, and the programme will also include international artists including Brit synth duos Pet Shop Boys and Hurts. The festival is intended for adults, even though the programme will be eclectic. There will be a special focus on the VIP area and services in keeping with the spirit of the event. Ticket sales for the Music Festival started Monday, 6 February. The first acts confirmed to perform at the Music Festival are as follows: The Comedians – Rokkaavat kärkikoomikot (Sami Hedberg, Niko Kivelä, Mika Eirtovaara, Jacke Björklund), Anna Puu, Erin, Lauri Tähkä, Irina, Jorma Kääriäinen & Yhden Tähden Orkesteri, Tuure Kilpeläinen & Kaihon Karavaani, as well as the Kings of Finnhits (Danny, Frederik and Tapani Kansa). Of the performers, Anna Puu, Erin and Lauri Tähkä have appeared on the Vain Elämää viewer favourite television show, and this year, one of the stars will be Irina. This star-studded list of performers is completed by Tuure Kilpeläinen & Kaihon Karavaani, who are sure to raise the roof, as well as Finnish favourites Danny, Frederik and Tapani Kansa. Head over to lippu.fi where a one day ticket starts at 69€ and a 2 day tickets goes for...
Scorpions at Hartwall Arena 27th November 2017

Scorpions at Hartwall Arena 27th November 2017

Scorpions are a German rock band founded in 1965 in Hannover . They are one of the most famous and longest existing rock bands in the world. The group are known for their heavy metal tunes, as well as powerful rock ballads. The lineup from 1978–1992 was the most successful incarnation of the group, and included Rudolf Schenker (rhythm guitar), Klaus Meine (vocals), Matthias Jabs (lead guitar), Francis Buchholz (bass) and Herman Rarebell (drums). Rolling Stone magazine describes them as “the heroes of heavy metal”, while MTV called them “Ambassadors of Rock”. The band was ranked number 46 on VH1’s Greatest Artists of Hard Rock programme. “Rock You Like a Hurricane” is also number 18 on VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs. “Still Loving You” landed in 22nd place among the greatest ballads. They have received many prestigious awards, such as three World Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Rock wall, and a presence in the permanent exhibition of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2015, the group celebrated its 50th anniversary. Hartwall Arena, Helsinki Monday 27th November 2017 Tickets 59,50 € / 69,50 € / 79,50 € from Ticketmaster and Menolipu. Check out Livenation.fi for more...
Kiss to Hartwall Arena 4th May 2017

Kiss to Hartwall Arena 4th May 2017

Still going strong after more than 40 years, the US rock band KISS is coming to Helsinki’s Hartwall Arena on Thursday, May 4. The band has established a reputation as one of the world’s best live bands, turning their stage performances into dazzling spectacles, including stunning costumes, make-up, and pyrotechnics – including flame-throwing guitars. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.fi starting at €73.50, up to €99.50. Doors open on May 4 at half past six in the evening. The warm-up band, RavenEye, starts at about 8 PM, and the headliner, KISS, hits the stage at about 9...