Sibelius Festival

Composer Jean Sibelius's (1865-1957) position of Finland's national composer is probably indisputable. Sibelius is also our most famous composer in the world, his music admirers can always be found from Stockholm to Tokyo. Organized annually for Sibelius Festival Lahti Symphony Orchestra wants to gather all these Sibelius friends together and provide them with an adventurous weekend on the music of Sibelius.


European Heritage Congress

Plácido Domingo presents EU Prize for Cultural Heritage in Turku on May 15th

European Heritage Congress, the biggest annual event of cultural heritage, is arranged in Turku in St Michaels Church on May 11–15 2017, as a tribute to the centenary of Finnish independence.

Prizes in the European Heritage Award Ceremony are presented by Plácido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra, together with EU Commissioner Tibor Navracsics.

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Behind the Scenes: Tom of Finland Movie exhibition

Behind the Scenes: Tom of Finland Movie exhibition allows visitors to take a glimpse behind the scenes of a film shoot and opens the door to the fascinating world of filmmaking.

Dome Karukoski’s international biopic tells the inspiring story of Touko Laaksonen, aka Tom of Finland (1920‒1991), whose art changed the world. The exhibition features film props, costumes and set designs as well as making-of still photographs and video interviews of the cast and crew.

It is suitable for all ages and accessible for visitors with restricted mobility.

The SHIFT Business Festival

Collaborate, learn, share.

Unique outdoor business festival and network event for scale up companies, investors and business influencers.

The SHIFT aims to turn the traditional conference on its head. In a great conference, the collaboration and the conversation is the content. That’s why, at The SHIFT, there will be no normal panels, no boring keynotes and no distractions from the real task at hand – engaging in meaningful conversation and building deeper relationships with other participants.


The 79th meeting of the UBC Executive Board will be held in Berlin on 15 June 2017 in conjunction with the 8th Annual Forum of the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, Berlin, 13–14 June 2017.