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Newsletters, 13/06/2011

According to Monocle, Helsinki stands out for its fundamental courage to rethink its urban ambitions, and for possessing the talent, ideas and guts to pull it off. (photo by Visit Finland)

Monocle: Helsinki world's most liveable city

Temperatures reaching 30 Celsius, a clear blue sky and half the city stretched out on the grass of the Esplanade park to enjoy the sunshine – what better time for Helsinki to hear the news that it has claimed top spot in Monocle magazine’s 2011 Quality of Life Survey. Read more

Cricket is raising its profile in Finland - despite its quaint image. (photo by Kristian Vakkuri/HMCC)

Finnish cricket plays a straight bat

Cricket, for all its strange rules, equipment and uniforms, forms a growing sport in Finland. Finnish fans of bat and ball rejoice when the snow melts and the season starts. Competitive cricket in Finland is played in three main leagues and the cricket season runs from May until early September. Read more

Functionality of society, close relationship to nature and world-class education system are things Finns can be proud of. (photo by Emmi Harju)

Jorma Ollila: Country brand should be exploited and evolved - since it already exists 

”All countries are interested in the perception of their countries”, says Jorma Ollila, chair of the Finnish Country Brand Committee. According to him, a country brand is equivalent to the perception people have of a certain country. The functionality of Finnish society, close relationship to nature and a world-class education system are things that Finland can be proud of - and, if used properly, can also be efficient tools to promoting Finland. Read more

Bark Boat (c) Antti Laitinen

Antti Laitinen's exhibition Bark Boat on display in London

Finnish artist Antti Laitinen's second UK solo show featuring his latest performance entitled Bark Boat, documented through a series of photographs, a video and a boat, is on display at Nettie Horn gallery till 19 June. The concept of this lone adventurer transiting physically from one land to another on a handmade raft in an epic journey across the sea is an extension to previous projects by Laitinen, reunited under the title The Island Trilogy. Read more

Finland in our Hearts brings together expatriate Finns and their descendants from all over the world.

Festival 'Finland in our Hearts' brings expatriate Finns to Turku

The Institute of Migration is arranging a Festival Finland in our Hearts for expatriate Finns in July in Turku. The purpose of the festival is to bring together expatriate Finns and their descendants from all over the world. Deadline for the registration for the event is 17 June. Read more

Upcoming culture events in June - for further details, please have a look at our Events calendar:

06/05/2011 - 19/06/2011 Exhibition Bark Boat by Antti Laitinen, London

28/05/2011 - 04/09/2011 The Charter of the Forest by Simo Alitalo, Lincoln

07/06/2011 - 17/07/2011 Performance by Juha Uusitalo in Tosca, London

11/06/2011 Concert by Pekka Kuusisto and Iiro Rantala, Aldeburgh

17/06/2011 Concert by Pekka Kuusisto with Britten-Pears Orchestra, Aldeburgh

18/06/2011 Charity concert with soprano Serafina Sainio, London

23/06/2011 Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra, London

25/06/2011 Concert by Sväng, London

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Updated 13/06/2011

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