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!
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Finnish Saturday School turns 40! - 22.9.2018 from 11am at the Coniston Community Centre
To celebrate the fact that Finnish Saturday School has been running for 40 years this year, we are organising a Finnish Day of Fun which includes a Finnish market (sweets, goods, crafts on sell), a workshop and performance from a Finnish children's theatre group Soiva Sammakko plus other activities throughout the day for both adults and children. This is a great opportunity to stock up on Finnish sweets and food plus to get to know all the other Finnish people on the South West area as we have guests coming along from Cardiff and Frome Finnish schools. The Finnish Ambassador will also honour us with her presence. Everyone is welcome!
Finnish School turns 40! Pub night (including a pub quiz!) starting at 7pm - The Flyer, 96 Gloucester Road, BS7 8BN
After the official 40th Anniversary party at the Coniston Community Centre we head off to a pub in Bristol City Centre to celebrate the more grown-up social activity. All over 18s are welcome and we will hold a Finland/Bristol themed pub quiz to start of the evening. Blue&White theme so wear something according to that!
Christmas Bazaar 08.12.2018 at Coniston Community Centre 12-2pm
Our traditional end of autumn term - Christmas bazaar with a visit from Joulupukki, a raffle, bazaar and some glögi drinking.
Pikkujoulut 15.12.2018 from 7pm onwards
Mitä olisikaan joulu ilman pikkujouluja? Klassisella Suomi-meiningillä vietetään pikkujouluja pubi-illan merkeissä, tonttulakki päähän ja menoksi!
What is a Christmas without a proper Christmas party before hand? Or what we call "Little Christmas" in Finnish. Put on your Christmas hat and meet us at the pub! Details TBC closer to the time.
Our Finnish Saturday school for children and adults of all levels is held every other Saturday 10am to noon at the Coniston Community Centre. Please arrive in good time so that we can make a prompt start at 10. There is a cafe space for parents to socialize in while the children are on their lessons.
2018 Autumn term
08/12/2018 - Lessons will start at 9.30am due to Christmas Bazaar taking place straight after them
2019 Spring term
11/05/2019 - Lessons will start at 9.30am due to Annual General Meeting starting at 11.30am