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Newsletters, 15/09/2010

The hunters and gatherers of Hel Yes! from left to right: Harri Koskinen, Johanna Eliisa Laitanen, Klaus Haapaniemi, Mia Wallenius, Heikki Salonen, Linda Bergroth and Antto Melasniemi.

HEL YES! - Food and Design from Helsinki

Can furniture be made from trees thinned out from the forest? Can a new dinner set be created from donated plates? Can a restaurant gather ingredients straight from the forest? Can something new come out of foraging the old? HEL YES!, a temporary restaurant and exhibition in London's Design Week is imagined and realised by a creative team of Finnish designers and food visionaries. Read more

Foreign Secretary William Hague visited Finland in August 2010. (photo by British Embassy in Helsinki/FCO)

William Hague and Alexander Stubb comment on Turkey

British foreign secretary William Hague and the Finnish foreign minister Alexander Stubb call for their European Union counterparts to recognise Turkey’s increasing role and influence on the world stage. "The EU will be stronger with Turkey as a member", the ministers comment in the Financial Times. Read more

The September metal event will feature three bands guaranteed to bring the roof down.

JA JA JA is back with a metal hammer special!

JA JA JA, the monthly music night showcasing the best emerging talent from the Nordic countries is back!Taking place in the Lexington in London on September 16, the event will feature three bands guaranteed to bring the roof down. Speed metal outfit Thunderstone will be representing Finland. Read more

The Turku Capital of Culture programme is all about culture in the broadest meaning of the word. (photo: Visit Finland)

Darkness - a positive resource for 2011 Capital of Culture Turku

The Turku Capital of Culture programme examines the familiar Nordic periods of darkness from a positive perspective. The programme has identified 876 shades of darkness, challenging the participators to face both culture and darkness with an open mind. Darkness is not serious and gloomy; it is a source of strength, inspiration and warmth. We want to show how people live and laugh amidst the darkness from late autumn to early spring. Read more

Kati Tuurala with her daughters Freja, 6, and Iiris, 4. (photo by Elina Bicsak)

Family-friendly Finland

Finns pay high taxes but get a lot in return for their money. Families with children are especially well taken care of by society, and their lives are made easier by the many types of support and benefits available. Read more

The culinary skills of Tove Jansson´s much-loved Moomins are revealed in the Moomins Cook book. (c) Moomin Characters Ltd

A Moomin recipe for the best meatballs in the world revealed!

To celebrate the launch of Moomins Cook book by SelfMadeHero, the Embassy of Finland reveals the secrets to the tasty dishes prepared by the wonderful Moominmamma by publishing a monthly recipe until the end of 2010. In September, why not try Sniff's meatballs - the best meatballs in the whole world! Read more


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

15/09/2010 - 03/10/2010 HEL YES! Design and Food from Helsinki, London

15/09/2010 Concert by Islaja, London

16/09/2010 JA JA JA - Nordic Metal Night, London

16/09/2010 - 17/09/2010 Concert by Kimmo Pohjonen, Dorset

18/09/2010 - 28/11/2010 Exhibition Touched feat Antti Laitinen, Liverpool

18/09/2010 - 28/11/2010 Exhibition City States feat Johanna Lecklin, Liverpool

18/09/2010 - 27/11/2010 Exhibition by Kaarina Kaikkonen and Jani Ruscica,  Liverpool

21/09/2010 Concert by Kimmo Pohjonen and Pekka Kuusisto, London

26/09/2010 Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra, London

30/09/2010 Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra, London

10/10/2010 Leif Segerstam conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra, London

10/10/2010 - 26/10/2010 KIUAS and CELESTY on UK tour, Wrexham, Sheffield, Glasgow, Nottingham and London

11/10/2010 Concert by Soile Isokoski and Marita Viitasalo, London

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