Social calendar

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!

Lasten vappujuhlat & Bazaar 27.04.2019

Coniston Community Centre, Coniston Rd. BS34 5LP starting from 11.30am (approxim. finish time 1.30pm)
Welcome all! We will have a bazaar with children's May Day celebration at the Finnish Saturday School. The event is open to all, children and adults and will have a lot of games and other fun activities to take part in throughout the afternoon. We will have Finnish sweets, rye bread, arts and crafts to sell, a book donation table, raffle and all sorts of things to come and spend your money on. If the weather is nice, we might open the patio doors to the courtyard and who knows, maybe play a game of mölkky?

If you would like to come and sell something or would otherwise like to volunteer to help (all help is welcome!), email and she will definitely find you something to do.

See you there!

Vappu Pub Crawl 04.05.2019!

Our traditional Vappu Pub Crawl will take place on the Saturday 4th May! Exact location & time TBC but the date is set (since the actual Vappu happens to be in the middle of the week) and it also happens to be a Bank Holiday weekend so you have no excuse to not to come along!

Annual General Meeting 11.05.2019 starting at 11.30am

At the Coniston Community Centre, Coniston Rd. BS34 5LP in the Link Centre (ground floor, to the right of the stairs, past the lift, door on the right)

This is the time to get your voice heard and to hear what we have been up to over the year. And to hear what we are planning for next year as well! If you would like to take part in the decision making of Finland in Bristol, you definitely should come along. We need more people with opinions to make sure that we do things that people really want. Also if you are in any way interested in being a member of the committee, please step forward, we need enthusiastic people to take the initiative.
If you have any items you would like to put forward to the agenda of the meeting, please email with a brief summary of what the item relates to.

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School calendar

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.

2019 Spring term

27/04/2019 - After the lesson we will have children's Vappu juhlat ja markkinat!
11/05/2019 - Lessons will start at 9.30am due to Annual General Meeting starting at 11.30am