LIFE

Finns urged to use foreign tongues more freely

Finns urged to use foreign tongues more freely

Finns learn foreign languages as early as primary school. Although the language skills are present, many may prefer to be silent abroad for fear of grammatical errors. “The problem is that the accuracy of expectations and correct grammar do not really apply to the...
Development of active citizenship among young people

Development of active citizenship among young people

The population of Europe is increasingly multicultural, and more and more people moving to Europe are younger than 29. The challenges and possibilities offered by diversity are primarily evident in cities. As a result, local practices should be reconsidered and...
Helsinki is rich in nature

Helsinki is rich in nature

There is rich biodiversity in Helsinki nature, according to the City Biodiversity Index (CBI). The index is a self-assessment tool for cities to evaluate and monitor the progress of their biodiversity conservation efforts against their own individual baselines....

CULTURE

ART FAIR SUOMI ’15

ART FAIR SUOMI ’15

Art Fair Suomi celebrates its first decade this year! Art Fair Suomi is a contemporary art event that has now opened its doors for the first time to artist-led international galleries from all over the world. The Netherlands and the Nordic countries are particularly...
Rugby in Finland

Rugby in Finland

Rugby is the best sport in the world and is the 3rd most watched ball sport. Depsite this, Rugby in Finland is still relatively new. Originally Suomen Rugbyliitto was established in the late 1960’s. It was around for a brief moment under the guise of...
Exhibition of Wei Qingji: “Chinese Pegasus”

Exhibition of Wei Qingji: “Chinese Pegasus”

Wei Qingji is an internationally acknowledged Chinese contemporary artist. This is the first time his art is exhibited in the Nordics. The artist, born in 1971, makes use of his profound knowledge of traditional techniques and Chinese heritage. In his art Western...

CONCERTS

Apocalyptica in Helsinki on 21.11

Apocalyptica in Helsinki on 21.11

Apocalyptica is a Finnish metal band from Helsinki, Finland formed in 1993. The band is composed of classically trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, and Perttu Kivilaakso (all three of whom are graduates of the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki) and drummer...
An Evening With Machine Head 5.9.2015

An Evening With Machine Head 5.9.2015

Machine Head is an American heavy metal band from Oakland, California. Formed on October 12, 1991, the group was founded by vocalist and guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Adam Duce. The current lineup of the band comprises Flynn, drummer Dave McClain, guitarist Phil...