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Newsletters, 04/10/2012

Finland has long history of commitment to UN peace-keeping operations.

Finland a candidate to join the UN Security Council

Finland is a candidate for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council during 2013–2014. The Council is a main body of the UN and is responsible for maintaining international peace and security. Finland's advantages are its long-term commitment to the operations of the UN, independent foreign policy and an operating capacity which relies on competent administration of foreign affairs. Read more

Roy Hodgson, a wonderful ambassador to Finnish-British cultural relations. (photo by Tiina Heinilä)

Roy Hodgson awarded for his work as Finland manager

England football manager Roy Hodgson has been honoured with the Knight, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland. Mr Hodgson was the manager of the Finnish national team from January 2006 to November 2007. Under Hodgson, Finland reached its highest ever FIFA ranking to date and got one goal away from qualifying for a major tournament, for the first time in the history of Finnish football. Read more

"You have to make it your business to know who´s who, and who´s working on what", says Hyppönen of London film industry. (c) LEDY

Laura Hyppönen's East London film nominated best UK picture at Raindance

Finnish Director Laura Hyppönen’s gritty East London debut film Live East Die Young has received a nomination for best UK feature film at this year’s Raindance Film Festival. “It’s great that an edgy independent no-budget film like mine has been recognised among recent UK successes”, says Hyppönen, who has produced, written and directed the film. Read more

LCMDF is back with a new album titled ´Mental Health´. (c) LCMDF

Le Corps Mince de Francoise 'Mental Health' + London tour

The Finnish sisters return to the UK this month with four dates in London and a new, four-track EP titled 'Mental Health' to be released on October 28. 'Mental Health' is first part of a trilogy released on the girls own label FAN Recordings. Prompt by the late 90s to early 00s, 'Mental Health' has a strong millennium vibe over it. Read more

Hacking away: Hackathons were held to tackle challenges, create solutions and “make data fly and sing.” (photo by Juha Huuskonen)

Open Knowledge opens doors in Helsinki

You might not expect to find self-declared computer hackers and the Finnish Ministry of Justice attending the same event. However, an anything-is-possible atmosphere reigned at the first Open Knowledge Festival, held in Helsinki in September 2012 with participants from about 100 different countries. Read more

Forthcoming cultural events in October and November - for further details, please see our Events calendar:

12/09/2012 - 10/11/2012 Contemporary exhibition featuring Finnish and Japanese crafts, London

14/09/2012 - 10/11/2012 Pilvi Takala; Breaching Experiments, Sheffield

15/09/2012 - 25/11/2012 Markus Kåhre at Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool

18/09/2012 - 08/10/2012 Three Finnish Weeks (art and design), Lyme Regis

03/10/2012 - 05/10/2012 Film: Soundbreaker feat Kimmo Pohjonen, London

04/10/2012 Film: Live East Die Young, London

04/10/2012 - 10/10/2012 Le Corps Mince de Francoise tours in London

04/10/2012 - 25/10/2012 Reckless Love tours the UK

06/10/2012 - 07/10/2012 Scandinavia Show at Brompton Hall, Earl's Court, London

06/10/2012 - 07/10/2012 Tango del Norte, London

09/10/2012 - 13/10/2012 Performance by Serafiina Sainio in Turandot, Birmingham

10/10/2012 - 16/10/2012 Film: Africa at BFI London Film Festival, London

11/10/2012 - 13/10/2012 Film: All Hallows' Week (Hiljainen viikko) at BFI London Film Festival, London

14/10/2012 - 19/10/2012 Film: Canned Dreams at BFI London Film Festival, London

22/10/2012 - 23/10/2012 Pekka Kuusisto in Britten Sinfonia's 20th birthday concert, Cambridge and Norwich

27/10/2012 Pekka Kuusisto in Britten Sinfonia's 20th birthday concert, London

31/10/2012 Osmo Vänskä conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London

02/11/2012 Concert by Wimme Saari and Tapani Rinne, London

03/11/2012 Concert by RinneRadio, London

04/11/2012 - 07/11/2012 Nightwish tours the UK

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