Monday, April 27, 2015

A foggy day

The fog got very thick yesterday in Helsinki. After a sunny Friday and Saturday the weekend ended grey and rainy. Some decribed the view as everything looking like Lonkero.

foggy Sunday weatherin Helsinki

The next days might stay grey. But have a nice start into the week anyway!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The sunny time of the year

This week has brought lots of sunshine and warm temperatures. And it seems like it's going to stay nice.

early morning sun

Have a nice and relaxed Sunday!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Citizens' flashback

How would an exhibition look that is organized purely by the citizens of a city? No idea? Well, then have a look at the #flashback exhibition at Helsingin Kaupunki Museum.

All the photos displayed here have been selected by a group of Helsinki citizens. The group has also decided on the themes and the way it should be organized.

The entrance to #flashback is free and the exhibition can still be visited until the end of April.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Beer from the Ferry Island

Did you know that many of Helsinki's neighboorhoods have their own beer? Stadin Panimo from Helsinki is producing different brews for different areas.

Larun Lager

One of them is Larun Lager from Lauttasaari. And it's not just all about the taste here - which is pretty decent - but also about the local connection. The watertower, Lauttassari's main landmark as well as the bridge are printed on the label.

So give Larun Lager a try. Or check out your neighboorhood's beer. And have a nice weekend!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Animatricks Animation Festival 2015

You like animated films? Then you have a fun weekend ahead. Tomorrow the Animatricks Animation Festival starts. The festival presents the funniest, oddest, wittiest and loveliest animated films from around the globe. This year the festival has two themes: Sound and Crowdfunding.

The festival is held at the Bio Rex Theater in Lasipalatsi. Single tickets for movies are 7 €. You can also buy a 4-ticket festival pass for 20 €. All tickets can be bought online or from the Bio Rex ticket office. To get a first idea of what is shown their have a look at the trailors posted on their website.

Have fun!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Recycle your phone

Don't you also still have some old phones laying around somewhere at home? Those ones you that you don't use anymore? 

phone recycle container

Instead of having them laying around or throwing them into the trash you should get them recycled. One place to put them is Citycenter Kauppakeskus right next to the Samsung store. Just throw your phone into the big blue container. Especially the metal built in there can still be used for new electronic products.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Espoo Jazz 2015

Hei jazz fans. If you don't have anything planned yet for the upcoming days then be prepared to fill up your calendar. Today the yearly Espoo Jazz Festival starts again.

A program filled with finest jazz is awaiting you. Finnish and international jazz musicians will play in different locations around Espoo. You can buy your tickets online from the official website. And some events are even for free. The festival goes on until Sunday.

You get to Espoo easily by bus from Kamppi. Have a look at the program and enjoy the music!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Kamppi Chapel of Silence in April

The weather in April has not changed much from March. But what has made Kamppi look very different during the last couple of weeks is the election campaign.

Kamppi in April

To see all the monthly pictures from Kamppi click here.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Election Day

Today is the big day of the parliamentary elections in Finland. Over the last weeks politicians have been very present everywhere around town. Tonight we will find out about the results of their efforts.

party advertisements in the city center

But what exactly happens at those elections, how is the voting process and what will happen after the elections? ThisisFINLAND has looked at some of the most important questions during and after the elections and put the most important points together.

You can follow the election live tonight starting from 19:30 on Yle 1.

Have a nice election Sunday!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Films from all around Europe

The European Film Week began. During the next days 23 movies from around Europe will be shown at the Eurooppasali at Kampintori.

Screening at Eurooppasali

The movies cover themes such as immigration, education, the situation of women and girls as well as peace and security. These films bring their stories from different parts of the world close to the viewer by means of drama, documentary, music and humour.

All screenings are for free. You can collect your ticket one hour before it starts. The Eurooppasali can fit up to 100 people. So to make sure to still get in try to be there early enough.

The European Film Week still continues until April 29. You can find more information and the program on the website of the European Commission.

Have fun at the movies!