Ambassador Jaakko Laajava's farewell to Britain
After five years of service as the Ambassador of Finland in the UK, Jaakko Laajava returns to Helsinki - but not without answering five questions first, reflecting his experiences and thoughts as he prepares to leave London. Read more
Eija-Liisa Ahtila at Parasol Unit 26 Feb – 25 April
Renowned Finnish film-maker, photographer and video artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila is back in London with a major solo exhibition at London’s prestigious Parasol Unit. The exhibition includes three important video installations never before seen in England. Read more
JA JA JA Special Event Thursday 11th March
A special edition of the Nordic Ja Ja Ja club night will take place at the Tabernacle, Notting Hill on Thursday 11th March. This time Ja Ja Ja will feature four bands, including the Finnish up-and-coming indie group Husky Rescue, that together offer the London audience yet another taste of today’s massively buzzing Nordic scene. Read more
Finnish talent behind the scenes at London Fashion Week
The garments that graced the catwalk in the Jasper Conran show at London Fashion Week did not carry her name, but many of the outfits were the handiwork of Andrea Thurlow (née Östman), a Finn striving to make a name for herself on the London fashion scene. Read more
The 19th Foreign Correspondents' Programme in Finland in August 2010
Are you interested in the work of a correspondent in a foreign country? Would you like to spend the month of August in Finland learning more about the country, its society and the Finnish way of life? Read more
Fun Finland: The Kalevala
Perfect for insomniacs as they are about the only people who will be able to stay awake. This is the Finnish national epic which even most Finns haven't read and fewer still understand. If you really must have a go then give yourself a break and start with the version for children.
Text and picture from Ian Bowie's book Fun Finland (Island Media 2007).
Please note - the Embassy will be closed on Thursday, 11 March due to staff training.
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