A lot depends on how you look at things – can you see that the tubes in this close-up are actually colour pens?
Limitless by design
The Design Factory cranks out ideas, projects and products, as its name implies – but it's nothing like an assembly line. This is the innovative new creativity hub where Finnish researchers, students and businesses are producing and testing new ideas. It is a space that encourages the collaborative teams to free their imagination and focus on user needs and sustainability.
Online registration for Helsinki Chemicals Forum is now open.
Helsinki Chemicals Forum 27th - 29th May 2009
New approaches are needed to overcome challenges facing the environment worldwide. The field of chemistry plays a significant role in finding and contributing to sustainable solutions for environmental problems and consumer concerns. This is why the Helsinki Chemicals Forum is inviting academic researchers, politicians, non-governmental bodies, human interest groups and industry to join an open dialogue with true impact.
In Finland there are about 21,000 cubic metres of renewable water resources per inhabitant.
Water turning into "oil":
The story of the movie is very loyal to Tove Jansson's original book.
The Moomins and the Midsummer Madness at the Barbican
The Moomins and the Midsummer Madness was an audience favourite at the 2008 London Children's Film Festival. The classic Finnish animated family are back and ready to embark on some magical adventures at the Barbican on 25th of April. There will also be a special workshop before the film. Read more
Finnish colours at the Great Escape festival 14th - 16th May 2009
As Europe's most noteworthy annual music festival and industry conference, Brighton's Great Escape makes a point of showcasing the cream of the music scene from both the UK and abroad. Representing Finland will be electro-pop duo TV OFF and folk-punk band Jaakko and Jay.
Finnish Easter treat: Mämmi
Fun Finland: Mämmi
Mämmi has been eaten in Finland since the 13th century and was a traditional dish eaten for Lent. It remains a popular Easter dish but can now often de found in supermarkets year round. A mixture of water, rye flour and powdered rye malt, seasoned with dark molasses, salt and dried, powdered Seville orange peel, mämmi looks strange but served with cream and sugar is a treat for anyone looking for a unique food experience.
Text from Ian Bowie's book Fun Finland (Island Media 2007)
The Embassy is closed 10.-13.4.2009
The Embassy of Finland is closed for Easter Holidays from Friday 10 April 2009 to Monday 13 April 2009.
The Embassy's staff wishes happy Easter to everyone!
6.-11.4. The Rasmus on tour in Britain: Read more
15. & 16.4. Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra, Bedford and London: Read more
20.-24.4. Alternative Fashion Week featuring Finnish designer Teija Vartiainen, London: Read more
25.4. Family Concert with Mikko Alatalo, Finnish Church in London: Read more
For more events and further information see the Embassy's Culture calendar.
Feel free to tip off the editor about interesting events or other topics at emilia.erkinheimo[at]formin.fi.