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 […]
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 […]
May 15, 2015
5 new experiences in the parks of Helsinki premium
Spring is here! Such a perfect time to visit the various parks of Helsinki. Within the past few weeks all of the trees suddenly turned green, and it feels like the park areas have woken up after a long and lonely winter. You can now see people taking long and peaceful Sunday walks in the […]
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 […]
January 17, 2015
Unique sounds in We Jazz 2014 premium
The second annual international We Jazz event offered unique and fresh jazz sounds in December 2014. While waiting for this year’s happening there are several options to enjoy jazz music in Helsinki. I had the chance to enjoy We Jazz event’s inspiring program in several occasions in December 2014. We Jazz festival offers a wide […]
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 […]
October 30, 2014
Rock Tour introduces music fans to the Helsinki rock scene premium
You may have heard of such legendary Finnish rock icons as Eppu Normaali, Popeda, Yö, Pelle Miljoona and Dingo? No? How about Hanoi Rocks, 22-Pistepirkko or Waltari? Historically Finnish rock music dates back all the way to the 1950s, but the most legendary artists that paved way to the current popular artists in rock and […]
October 2, 2014
Welcome to Hellsinki – metal traveller’s guide to Helsinki premium
Amorphis. Children of Bodom. Nightwish. Insomnium. Stratovarius. Sonata Arctica. Apocalyptica. HIM. Wintersun. Ensiferum. The list of internationally-acclaimed metal bands coming out of Finland goes on and on. Our love for metal music and the success of Finnish metal has often been explained with references to the long, dark, cold winters and the melancholic nature of us […]
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 […]
August 8, 2014
The Mirjam Helin Singing Competition Experience premium
Every five years, skilled young classical singers gather in Helsinki for the Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition. Spanning over several days, the event offers a possibility to get acquainted with a fine form of art in a high-class international atmosphere. Music selection in Helsinki has considerably expanded during the last decades. In summer, live music […]
August 16, 2013
Helsinki Night Market August 22 & 23, 2013 premium
The first ever Helsinki Night Market takes place in Teurastamo (Abattoir). There will be a huge number of art performances, live music and market atmosphere during two evenings. Yard will be filled with tents serving delicious food, arts & crafts and design. You might even pump into jugglers, fire artists and flower deelers under the […]