Our aim is to provide events and activities for all members of our collective. We also advertise other Finland related events in the area, whether or not they are organised by us. You are most welcome to everything we organise, from picnics in the park (including a game of pesäpallo) to pub nights (for over 18's). If you would like to have a point of contact to feel more comfortable coming for the first time, give our social secretary a shout and they will make sure there is someone to take you under their wing. But we are all very welcoming and friendly, so just say " Finns are such great people" and you are sure to find friends. See below our social calendar and tag along!
26th April 2018
A Bristol based performance storytelling company has Nick Hennessey performing the Kalevala (in English) at the Cube Cinema.
You can get tickets online here.
28th April 2018 11:30 - Annual General Meeting
Open to all, including public. Please advise of any required agenda items.
28th April 2018 18:00 - Vappu Pub Crawl!
Oh that ever so Finnish celebration, Vappu! Another great reason to gather with other Finnish and Finnish-minded people and crawl from pub to pub! We have decided to make this into a tradition so we shall repeat last year's success. Ylioppilaslakki päähän ja serpentiiniä kaulaan! Put your best drinking clothes on and graduatin cap on you head, last person standing!
We will gather at the Flyer (96 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS7 8BN) at 6pm and make our way down Gloucester Road until either the road ends or our legs stop carrying us. See you there!
11th May 2018 19:30 - Pirkanpojat Boy’s Choir from Finland at St Mary Redcliffe Church, Bristol
Pirkanpojat Boy’s Choir from Finland (50 singers) along with Bristol Youth Choir and St Mary Redcliffe Boys Choir will make up a choir of 100 singers, singing separately and in combination in a 75 minute choral programme of sacred and secular music – a programme to suit all tastes.
Entry is £5 with children under 16 free.
12th May 2018 12:30 - Finnish Baseball, Blaise Castle
After the lesson, weather permitting, we will head for Blaise Castle just after noon for a picnic and Pesäpallo.
So, don't forget to bring your own food and drink and something to sit on. If you're not inclined to play Pesäpallo, just come along for the picnic and enjoy the Blaise Castle amenities and surroundings.
Hope to see you there.
Our Finnish Saturday school for children and adults of all levels is held every other Saturday 10am to noon as follows
- 16th September
- 30th September
- 14th October
- 28th October
- 11th November
- 25th November
- 9th December
- 6th January
- 20th January
- 3rd February
- 17th February
- 3rd March
- 17th March
- CANCELLED 31st March
- 14th April
- 28th April (The lessons will start 9.30 due to the AGM)
- 12th May
- ADDED 26th May