The largest arts festival in Finland and all of the Nordic countries, the Helsinki Festival brings big international names from all fields of art to Helsinki in August and September. This year’s programme includes concerts by i.a. world-renowned Japanese-American conductor Kent Nagano, one of the world’s most brilliant virtuosos Viktoria Mullova and the Venezuelan dynamo Gustavo Dudamel.
The exhibition Treasures of the Palace that opened on the 12th of April at the Ateneum Art Museum is presenting the art collection and certain artefacts from the Presidential Palace, which is currently undergoing renovation. Besides paintings and sculptures, the exhibition includes also furniture, chandeliers, tableware and a replica of the presidential office. The art [...]
Dreams and visions become reality as the newly graduates from Aalto University present their thesis projects at the Masters of Aalto 2013 year show. The exhibition is held in Sörnäinen, Helsinki May 8th-26th. Masters of Aalto offers the visitor a lively presentation of studies at Aalto University and introduces the societal role the university has. [...]
Café Köket’s pop up café has reached the Esplanade Park again. The café that already last year delighted the Espa stage and along with that the whole Esplanade Park has got a welcome continuation! This time the pop up café stays on the stage until the 9th of May! See Espa stage’s summer program here. [...]
Where’s your favorite spot in Helsinki? Want to share your best shots with others? Helsinki City Tourist & Convention Bureau has launched the Helsinki Photo Competition for the second time at Flickr.com. Helsinki is unique among Northern European cities. Helsinki’s identity has been formed by cultural influences from both the East and West. We are [...]
Food Sightseeing Helsinki’s new walking tour “Culinary Quarters” is an excellent way of familiarizing oneself with the local food culture
Some time ago I tried Food Sightseeing Helsinki’s new food tour called “Culinary Quarters” (€55). This three-hour-long compact walking tour introduces the traditional, but also modern, food culture of three districts in Helsinki: Punavuori, Eira and Ullanlinna. The tour offers a unique chance to try seven different local food treats and meet the food producers [...]
In late summer, Finland’s largest arts festival will be treating audiences to an exciting line up of world premiers and mega productions as well as the chance to see a number of artists on their debut visit to Finland. This year’s programme includes i.a. a unique art-rock experience by Yoko Ono and Thurston Moore, an intimate piano evening with the most prominent figure of minimalism Philip Glass and a surrealistic performance by the contemporary circus star James Thiérrée.
The Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre is full of life and action on the last weekend of April with six different events spreading across the exhibition halls. Together the Child Fair, PetExpo, OutletExpo, Arts & Crafts Fair, ModelExpo, and the new Local & Organic Food Fair make a perfect mix of fun and games, hobbies and activities, and delicious food.
After a one-mong-long renovation in January design hotel Klaus K has offered Helsinki a completely new concept. Born through a co-creation project during summer 2012, the new LIVINGROOM is now opened to the public. Klaus K’s LIVINGROOM is not a new restaurant or bar – it’s an environment where hotel guests, not merely hotel customers, [...]
Located in the hustle and bustle of the central pedestrian street Iso Roobertinkatu, there’s a small design shop run by eleven local, young designers who form Ovvn Independent Design Collective. The shop first started out years ago as Hundpark located a few blocks from its current location near a popular dog park (in Swedish hundpark). [...]