Marketta Lehtonen

May 16, 2016
Top 5 Tips, Helsinki Festival 2016 premium
Helsinki Festival comes to town again in August-September. The new programme was published in April, of which I gathered some oF the most interesting hints. The choice wasn’t easy to make, because loads of fascinating music, theatre and dance programme as well as partner festivals, such as Art goes Kapakka, Korjaamo Theatre’s Stage Festival and […]
March 10, 2016
Spring 2016 Top 5 Exhibitions premium
Spring is coming to town bringing along many interesting exhibitions to museums and galleries. I’ve gathered a list of my favourites, which includes something new and old, paintings, sculptures and also Finnish design. More information about events and exhibitions will be available at our webbsite     Helsinki Noir, Amos Anderson Art Museum, open […]
December 7, 2015
New Helsinki City Museum will be opened in 2016 premium
At the Senate Square there will be opened a brand new Helsinki City Museum  telling about Helsinki history in a totally brand new way. The museum will be a meeting place that has been planned together with Helsinki citizens meant for both locals and visitors. It’s focusing on the normal daily life and personal experiences […]
November 10, 2015
The Sibelius 150th Anniversary Ends to the National Museum Exhibition premium
The Sibelius 150th anniversary is about to end and the last exhibition will be held in the Finnish National Museum. Jean Sibelius (1965-1957) is the Finnish national composer and this year it has been his 150th anniversary celebrations all over Finland. The year started by the exhibition “Sibelius and the World of Art” at the […]
September 17, 2015
Top 5 Events of the Autumn Season premium
Autumn has arrived to Helsinki bringing along many wonderful cultural events. I love musicals and visual entertainment  that brings good mood and a smile on the face. These top 5 are suitable for international audience with no language barrier and also for the young audience. I was about to take the new Phantom of the […]
August 11, 2015
Top 5 Hints for the Night of the Arts Aug. 20, 2015 premium
The Night of the Arts is one of the major happenings in August in Helsinki. This year, in the programme there has been announced about 200 different events including music, theatre, dance, exhibitions, just name it! All the major museums, theatres, cultural centres and galleries have a special programme during the night. The main area […]
May 19, 2015
Top 5 Hints for Helsinki Festival 2015 premium
Helsinki Festival Aug. 14.-30, theme country China Helsinki Festival will be here again in August with its versatile programme. The focus is on China, that will bring colourful performers to town. In addition to the programme filled with music, dance, opera and circus there will be arranged a Kite Festival on Aug. 22nd in Kaivopuisto […]
April 15, 2015
Sweet Musical Memories in Helsinki City Museum premium
Music plays a very important role in people’s life all over the world. Everybody has some kind of a relationship to it – it makes you angry, sad, moody, happy, gay. ..  whatever! Also it associates important feelings to different happenings, like what kind of music you were listening with your friends when you were young […]
January 27, 2015
Top 5 Art Hints by Visit Helsinki premium
  Sculptures at Kamppi Metro Station Do you miss the sculpture Bad Bad Boy that was staying at the Market Square looking quite embarrassed while he was pissing in the water? The  8-metre-high statue was there  last summer during the Helsinki Festival and it was made by Finnish sculptor Tommi Toija. He had also an […]
November 18, 2014
Sibelius and the World of Art in Ateneum Art Museum 17.10.2014-22.3.2015 premium
Jean Sibelius is probably the most well-known Finnish composer and next year there will be celebrated 150th anniversary of his birth in Finland. I visited Ateneum Art Museum, in which there has been opened the jubileum exhibition of the art of his era in October. The exhibition is worth to visit, it offers a versatile […]
August 13, 2014
Tips for Helsinki Festival premium
Helsinki Festival presents enormous amount ofversatile programme, that gives experiences for people of all ages. Art goes Kapakka Aug. 14.-23 Art goes Kapakka  (kapakka=bar, pub) is celebrating its 20th anniverasary by offering free programme in  bars, pubs and restaurants in Helsinki. The festival starts traditionally by the tour of choirs at the Senate Square, which […]
July 4, 2014
Tove 100 yrs Jubilee Year Top 5 premium
1. Tove Jansson exhibition Work and Love at Ateneum Art Museum Tove was much more than only the creator of Moomin characters – first of all she was artist, illustrator, caricaturist and writer. The exhibition showcases all the aspects of her career. 2. Tove’s Helsinki Helsinki was Tove’s home town and she loved the view over the […]
May 21, 2014
Kiasma and Marimekko go together! premium
A new exhibition has been opened in Kiasma in May. 16 contemporary artists had the opportunity to use materials and factory of Marimekko in order to make contemporary art. They all have or had some kind of a relationship with Marimekko, as well as all Finns – Marimekko with its stripes and flowers is very […]
March 20, 2014
Tove Jansson Jubilee Exhibition at Ateneum – Work and Love premium
This year, it’s the 100th anniversary of the birth of  Tove Jansson (1914-2001). She’s known especially for the Moomin characters, but she had also a versatile career as a painter, illustrator and writer. Ateneum’s exhibition covers all the periods in Tove Jansson’s career which started at the 1930s and spanned five decades. The exhibition also […]