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Newsletters, 13/09/2011

An exciting programme of music, performance and discussion takes place in London in the form of REDDRESS. (c) Bernhard Ludewig

Bespoke-designed performance space REDDRESS debuts in London

Following the success of HEL YES! last year, The Finnish Institute in London is delighted to unveil its next project for London Design Festival: REDDRESS. Designed by Aamu Song, REDDRESS is an interactive installation and performance space in the form of a colossal, red dress. REDDRESS binds all involved together with something more than just emotion; it is a physical exploration that further strengthens the connection between them. Read more

Jyrki Katainen, Prime Minister of Finland. (c) Prime Minister´s Office

PM Jyrki Katainen: Finland's success highly dependent on that of European Union

"Finland cannot turn its back on Europe, nor does the answer to Finland and Europe’s challenges lie in returning to the past", outlines Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen his views on the future of the European Union. According to Prime Minister, the answer to current challenges lies in improving Europe's ability to function, rather than in 'less Europe'. Read more  

These bearcubs became famous overnight after appearing in the British tabloid Daily Mail. (c) Jules Cox

English wildlife photographer turned Finnish bear cubs into celebrities

Photographer Jules Cox caught the media's attention in the UK in August with his images of playful bear cubs taken this year in Finland. Cox's marvelous photos reveal the rarely seen cuddly and playful side of bear cubs and their mother. The summer light of the midnight sun in Finland made it possible to photograph the bears throughout the night when they are most active. Read more

LCMDF are a sound Notion magazine aptly described as ´explosive and maximilist´. (c) LCMDF

JA JA JA - A Nordic Affair is back with an incredible line-up

After its annual summer hiatus, the UK’s no. 1 Nordic night is back. JA JA JA returns to Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London with a line-up consisting of Sykur (ICE), LCMDF (FIN) and Sondre Lerche (NOR). The Finnish sister duo LCMDF are all Technicolour energy, stabbing synths, tropical vibes and pure, unapologetic alt-pop; a sound Notion magazine aptly described as “explosive and maximilist”. Read more

Upcoming culture events in September - for further details, please visit our Events calendar: 

02/09/2011 - 29/09/2011 Exhibition Video Works by Tuomo Rainio, London

03/09/2011 - 25/09/2011 Exhibition Feminist Joybox, London

16/09/2011 - 25/09/2011 Exhibition Unwrapped; photography by Jani Kaila, London 

22/09/2011 - 28/09/2011 Exhibition Latimeria @Origin, London

22/09/2011 - 25/09/2011 REDDRESS, London

25/09/2011 Concert by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Monika Groop, Jukka Rasilainen, London

29/09/2011 Concert JA JA JA feat. LCMDF, London

01/10/2011 Concert by von Hertzen Brothers, London

07/10/2011 - 10/12/2011 Exhibition by Jaakko Mattila, Farnham

08/10/2011 - 09/10/2011 Concert by Signmark @Sencity, London

08/10/2011 - 09/10/2011 Scandinavia Show, London

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