Finnish treats at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018
Every August the annual Fringe Festival and Edinburgh International Festival turn the capital of Scotland into a world of arts and culture for three weeks. This autumn, as previous years, you can find some Finnish plays and stage productions at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Introducing Chris Rostron, Honorary Consul of Finland in Manchester
Fourth up in our article series introducing the Honorary Consuls of Finland in the United Kingdom is Chris Rostron. He was appointed as the Honorary Consul of Finland for Manchester on 2003. His area covers the city of Manchester and the surrounding areas.
Team Finland UK’s newsletter 1/2018
We have just sent out our first ever Team Finland newsletter. We are planning to send one about four times per year. We will also publish the newsletters here on our website. If you’d like us to cover certain topics or events, please feel free to get in touch. All comments and feedback are most welcome!
Finnish Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö visiting London
Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö visits London this week. Minister Niinistö attends the event to mark the reaching of full operating capability of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF), led by Great Britain, and to sign a common memorandum of understanding (CMOU).
Finnish photographer excels at depicting metal music
Perhaps it’s no surprise that Tina Korhonen, a photographer known for her portrayals of metal and rock culture (see slideshow), comes from Finland, a hub for metal music. She is nominated for Best Photographer in the 2018 Heavy Music Awards* (voting open until June 27).
President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins delivered the Sixth Annual Harri Holkeri Lecture
The sixth annual Harri Holkeri Lecture, organised by the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, and co-sponsored by the Finnish Government, took place on 29th of May at the Queens University in Belfast. Lecture series is organised to mark the contribution to building peace in Ireland of the late Finnish Prime Minister, Harri Holkeri.
Espoo named as one of the top seven cities in the Intelligent Communities Awards 2018
Espoo has been named as one of the top seven cities in the international Intelligent Communities Awards 2018. Other finalists include cities from Canada, Australia and Taiwan. The winner city will be announced at the ICF Global Summit on 4-6 June in London.
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