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Newsletters, 15/11/2010

According to Alexander Stubb, the EU now needs a dignified foreign policy based on listening, dialogue and mutual respect. (photo by Tiina Heinilä)

Alexander Stubb: EU needs a new approach in its foreign policy

European Union needs a new approach in its foreign policy, Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb declared in his speech delivered in London School of Economics on 11 November. “The EU must react to changes in the playing field of foreign policy. In the end it is a question of whether the EU will in future have a significant role to play in a multipolar world order”, Stubb stated. Read more

Maybe they really are vampires with superpowers - how else you can explain Circue Dracula´s contortions (appearing in Turku in summer 2011). Photo by Timo Jakonen

Top 11 for Turku 2011                     

Add 50 million euros to 120 art projects that will draw two million visitors and what do you get? Answer: Turku in 2011, the European Capital of Culture. To help you find your way as the yearlong art festival pumps out culture, we've compiled (in no specific order) a Top 11 list for this city gone wild. Read more

Finnish Christmas goods at last year´s fair. (photo by Finnish Church in London)

Christmas comes early to the Finnish Church in London

The traditional Christmas Fair of the Finnish Church in London will be held at the end of November. You can enjoy the Christmas spirit at the biggest annual Finnish event in the UK from 19th till 21st and from 24th till 27th of November. Read more

Moomins and the Comet Chase was well received at the London Children´s Film Festival. (c) Filmkompaniet/Moomin Characters Ltd

Moomin fever in London and Bury

The 65th anniversary of Moomins has shown that the hippopotamus-looking white creatures are as timely as ever in Britain. In addition to several new publications in 2010, the Moomins have now captivated the country by a movie and an art exhibition. The animated film Moomins and the Comet Chase was shown to a full audience in the opening screening of the London Children’s Film Festival. Elsewhere, the Magical Moominvalley exhibition is shown in Bury Art Gallery till the mid-January. Read more

World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 approaches design from a wide perspective.

World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 invites proposals 

Proposals for programme items are now accepted by World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 and can be submitted through February 11, 2011. Proposals can be made by anybody – an individual, team, corporation or other organization – and they can be for locally or internationally organized projects. Proposals should be submitted online using the form found on the WCD2012 website.

The application period for MY Camp 2011 ends on 15 December.

The application period for the 2011 Millennium Youth Camp continues until 15 December 2010

The global challenges we face demand an ever-increasing number of technological innovations, and corresponding expertise in the natural sciences, mathematics and technology. Young people have the key role in resolving these challenges in the future. Read more

Apparently, Moominpappa is a fan of Agatha Christie novels. (c) SelfMadeHero and Moomin Characters Ltd

Bake a cardamom cake - the Moomin way

To celebrate the launch of Moomins Cook book by SelfMadeHero, the Embassy of Finland reveals the secrets to the tasty dishes prepared by the wonderful Moominmamma by publishing a Recipe of the Month – until the end of 2010. According to the Moomin philosophy, everything fun is good for the stomach - and aren't the darkening evenings of November just perfect for baking? Read more


Upcoming culture events in November - for further information, please see our Events calendar:

18/09/2010 - 28/11/2010 Exhibition Touched feat. Antti Laitinen, Liverpool

18/09/2010 - 28/11/2010 Exhibition City States feat. Johanna Lecklin, Liverpool

18/09/2010 - 27/11/2010 Exhibition by Kaarina Kaikkonen and Jani Ruscica, Liverpool

23/10/2010 - 15/01/2011 Magical Moominvalley exhibition, Bury

27/10/2010 - 21/11/2010 Nordic Brights -exhibition, Walton-on-Thames

04/11/2010 - 23/12/2010 Exhibition by Elina Brotherus, London

08/11/2010 - 28/11/2010 Ex- Hanoi Rocks frontman Michael Monroe on tour, various

13/11/2010 Film screening: Rare Exports; A Christmas Tale, Bath

16/11/2010 Film screening: Freetime Machos, Bath

16/11/2010 John Storgårds conducts the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Edinburgh

17/11/2010 - 19/11/2010 Film screening: Viikko ennen vappua (Over the Fence), Bristol

18/11/2010 - 20/11/2010 Film screening: Lumikko (Little Snow Animal), Bristol

18/11/2010 - 28/11/2010 20/20 Vision - art exhibition, London

19/11/2010 Concert by pianist Olli Mustonen, London

19/11/2010 - 20/11/2010 Film screening: Veriset Kädet (Bloody Hands), Bristol

19/11/2010 - 27/11/2010 Christmas Fair at the Finnish Church in London
20/11/2010 - 02/01/2011 Other 'Airs Above Ground' by Salla Tykkä  London

20/11/2010 Film screening: Niko and the Flight before Christmas (Niko, lentäjän poika), Bristol

20/11/2010 John Storgårds conducts the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Edinburgh

23/11/2010 Concert by pianist Janne Mertanen, London

01/12/2010 Concert by Black Magic Six + others, London

02/12/2010 - 07/12/2010 Photography exhibition feat. Ida Söderlund, Chatham

03/12/2010 - 03/01/2011 Film screenings: A Christmas Tale, various

04/12/2010 Film screening: Unna & Nuuk, Liverpool

11/12/2010 Christmas Carol concert, London


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