Seurasaari island, appraised for its cultural historical value and home of the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum makes a magnificent milieu for the traditional Finnish Midsummer festival. The light summer night welcomes both the locals and the tourists to sing, dance and play together and admire the traditional bonfires on Midsummer’s Eve 21 June 2013 at 6pm-1am.
Helsinki Day 12 June is full of events all around the city! Here are some tips for the day. Choose the ones you like and find more events at: helsinkiviikko.fi Helsinki Day at Helsinki City Hall From 9am to 8pm, City Hall and Virka Gallery, Pohjoisesplanadi 11–13 and Sofiankatu 1. Helsinki’s birthday will be celebrated [...]
Some time ago I familiarized myself with one of Hotel Helka’s Helsinki theme evenings. This evening was one of many theme nights that the hotel hosts, approximately four times a year. In order to stay tuned for more information about the upcoming theme evenings, one should keep an eye on Hotel Helka’s website. The hotel [...]
Marja Kanervo is a pioneer of Finnish installation art renowned for her site-specific pieces that last only for the duration of the exhibition. The Kiasma exhibition approaches Kanervo’s career from the 1980s to the present day and it is the artist’s most extensive solo showing in twenty years. The previous exhibition of this kind was [...]
Finnish fashion designers and professionals from various fields of fashion have launched a brand new fashion event Pre Helsinki this spring! Pre Helsinki is about discussing, exploring and discovering the new possibilities and boundaries of fashion. The event will be organized May 22nd–25th 2013 for the first time and the programme consists of fashion shows and presentations, seminars and talks, [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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.