Events Article

Pam Ann Interview: Finnish Humour is “Filth”

Pam Ann is a story of openness. She is going to be in Helsinki for her stand up comedy show named “Plane Filthy” on 23 October 2014 at 19:00 at Savoy Theatre in Helsinki. With enough chutzpah and insider knowledge to rival a Qantas CEO, no one serves a better airline satire quite like Pam […]

Eurovision’s Bearded Lady to Visit Finland for the First Time

(FINNBAY) – Espoo, 5 June 2014. 2014 Eurovision song contest winner, Austrian Conchita Wurst, will visit Finland for the first time as part of her appearance at the Serena Pop & Rock Festival in Espoo on 29 August 2014. The Serena Pop & Rock Festival will also be held for the first him from 29 to 30 […]

Metallica Pulls More Than 28,000 Rock Fans to Sonisphere Festival in Helsinki

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 3 June 2014. The Sonisphere touring rock music festival started on Wednesday 28 May at Hietaniemi beach in Helsinki. The one-day rock festival featured special guests from the heavy and trash metal world such as Slayer, Danzig, Mastodon, Ghost, and Gojir  – all opened for Metallica. Despite the rain and cold weather, Sonisphere Festival gathered more than 28,000 rock fans thanks to the […]

Miley Wrecks the Minds of Finns in Helsinki

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 2 June 2014. Last night could be the first in the history for the Finnish society to experience a splash art show mixed with some sort of cartoon surreality and sexual frustration. It turns out Finns love it. One of the world’s most sensational pop stars, Miley Cyrus, arrived to Finland as a part […]

New Show Coming from Two New Yorkers to Finland

(FINNBAY) – Tampere, 11 May 2014. Two natives of Syracuse, New York will be presenting a new puppet show in Finland’s annual International Puppet Theatre Festival. The puppet masters of Open Hand Theatre in New York have been invited to perform at Mukamas 2014 festival. Geoffrey Navias and Leslie Archer will be performing “The Old […]

Seventh Edition of Loikka Festival Screened About 60 Dance Films

The Loikka dance film festival 2014 ended last Sunday on 6 April in Helsinki. The event started as a small dance film festival in Finland and then it grew through the years to emerge as an interesting medium-sized festival that created its own niche in the Finnish film and dance scene. The seventh edition of the festival featured […]

World NGO Day – International Celebration and Recognition

Last week on 27th of February, nearly sixty-three years after the definition of International Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) was first introduced by the United Nations, hundreds of NGOs and international leaders gathered in Helsinki, Finland for the World NGO Day 2014 Forum in order to celebrate and mark the World NGO Day 2014 under theme “Your […]

Ulrich Retzlaff Returns to Public Interest Registry’s (.ORG) Experience

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 3 March 2014. The Director Channel Management of Public Interest Registry, Mr Ulrich Retzlaff, had an exclusive interview with FINNBAY’s journalist Hamza Amarouche last Friday on 28 February. FINNBAY was officially accredited to the World NGO Day 2014 event in Helsinki. Retzlaff spoke about Public Interest Registry (PIR) – an active Non-Governmental […]

Review: SUBS – The First Finnish Pub Theater Play in Finland

For those who crave more than a single dose of tedium onstage, rejoice: The theatre gods have given you a new inscrutably postmodern play this season in Finland, called SUBS. SUBS is the first pub-theatre play in English ever to be played in Finland. The play centres around talented journalists’ work-life in a men’s magazine […]

Let’s Do It! World Gets Ahead with 9 million Volunteers in 110 Countries

Let’s Do It! World (LDIW) gets ahead with 9 million volunteers in 110 countries. Up until now preparations are still going on to host representatives from at least 40 countries for the Let’s Do It! Clean World Conference, which will take place 6-9 February 2014 in Pristina, Kosovo. According to Kadi Kenk, Head of Regional […]

Joana Amendoeira Pre-Concert Interview: Magical night of Fado

Joana Amendoeira is an honoured Fado singer. She has already released seven albums and sings classical Fado from Lisbon and she is going to perform at Kulturens hus in Luleå, Sweden on 6 December 2013 at 19:00. Prior to the concert, we have been lucky to have an interview with her. During the concert we will […]

Helsinki’s Former Icons Come Back through Faces of Power

The Mayor of Helsinki City Jussi Pajunen opened an exhibition of portraits from collections of Helsinki City on Tuesday 19 November. The exhibition “Faces of Power” creates an opportunity to find out about influential people throughout the history of Helsinki City. In Pajunen’s opening speech, the Mayor reminded the audience of important roles made by […]

Finland French Institute Opens Up Debate on Islamic Art and Its Influence

The French Institute in Finland together with the French cultural agency ICLEA has organised a conference about Islamic arts and its influence on the Western civilization in the 19th century on Tuesday 12 November. The conference was organized in partnership with the Moroccan and Tunisian embassies. “The East in West’s dream” was the theme of […]

Boknäs Furniture Store Hosts Finnish Writers over a Delightful Conversation in Helsinki

Literature enthusiasts were gathered at an exclusive event at Boknäs Furniture Store in Helsinki to meet top Finnish writers last Thursday, 24 October.  The event was moderated by journalist and critic Jukka Petäjä. “The event was the result of an efficient cooperation between two publishing houses Otava and Like. The idea came up after talking […]

Margaret Cho Interview: “I am Giving Birth, Not literally, But in My Comedy”

Margaret Cho is a story of determination. She is going to be in Helsinki for her stand up comedy show named “Mother” on 19 December 2013 at 20:00 at Savoy Theatre in Helsinki. Her new standup show, offers an untraditional look at motherhood and how we look at maternal figures and strong women in queer […]