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Newsletters, 12/01/2010

A ship makes its way across the Baltic Sea, through algal blooms caused by the water´s phosphorous content in combination with warm weather (photo: Lehtikuva).

Working together to save the Baltic Sea

The Baltic Sea Action Summit, scheduled for February 2010 in Helsinki, focuses on a single issue: If we wish to save the Baltic Sea from an ecological disaster, then there is no time to lose. The event brings together top politicians, business figures, scientists and civil society representatives. Read more

Colonel Esa Salminen (photo: Tiina Heinilä)

Soldier, runner and mandolinist – London’s new Defence Attaché Esa Salminen

In August last year, Colonel Esa Salminen, former Commander of Signal Regiment in Riihimäki, became the new Defence Attaché in London. We interviewed the Colonel to learn more about his colourful background and the mysterious job of a Defence Attaché. Read more

The interior of Helsinki10 forms a cabaret of designs, cultures, ideas and sounds (photo: Anssi Heiskanen).

Experience as fashion, times ten

A shop doesn’t have to look like a shop, and Helsinki10 doesn’t. It stocks designer-label clothing and even designer chewing gum in a unique environment where shopping is about experience and discovery. Read more

Molly Tawney (photo: Patrick Tawney)

Molly’s poem on inspirational Lapland wins national competition

Last year Molly Tawney, 12, and her family travelled to Lapland for Christmas. An exhilarating and fun experience of deep snow, sledging, skiing and reindeer inspired Molly to write a poem for the John Betjeman poetry competition – which she won, out of some 2,000 entries. Read more

Winter golf

Fun Finland: Winter Golf

Yes, we know you can play golf in the winter, but that is normally in warm countries, but have you ever played on a snow-covered course with an orange ball? Welcome to Finland!

Text and picture from Ian Bowie's book Fun Finland (Island Media 2007)

Tuore Kustannus


Upcoming culture events

3.12.-31.1. Earth: Art of a changing world, photographer Antti Laitinen: Read more

9.-24.1. A Building is not a Building by Ola Kolehmainen: Read more

14.-23.1. If You Could Collaborate: Read more

20.1. Husky Rescue: Read more

27.1. Osmo Vänskä conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra: Read more

30.1. Susanna Mälkki conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra: Read more

30.1. Conductor Osmo Vänskä and soprano Helena Juntunen: Read more


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