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Weekly Tips: What to do in June

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In June, we’ll be enjoying steamy sauna, tickling our taste buds with yummy gourmet food and celebrating Finnish Midsummer. The Weekly Tips series provides monthly activity tips for design enthusiasts.

BoA’17 Bachelors of Arts Exhibition

A collection of the diploma works of 24 designers graduating from Aalto University. Works include interior textiles, chat stickers and a study about 3D design opportunities in ceramics. These groundbreaking open-minded designs forecast that new kind of thinking and original solutions are entering the field.

BoA’17
From 1 to 21 June 2017
Harald Herlin Centre in Otaniemi, Espoo
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Finnish Sauna Festival

You can’t find anything more Finnish than this in Helsinki. In addition to bathing in a traditional sauna, this event features traditional Finnish music, design and gourmet experiences. In addition to Helsinki, the event will be organized in Turku and Jyväskylä during the summer.

Finnish Sauna Festival
From 8 to 11 June 2017
Mäntymäki field, Helsinki
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Sideways

The Sideways festival offers top musical performers as well as renewed sideshows. You’ll see installations, performances, virtual reality games, yoga, skateboarding and more.

Sideways
From 9 to 10 June 2017
Teurastamo, Helsinki
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Margrethe Odgaard

In fear of a rainy day? No worries. It’ll be a perfect day to visit Margrethe Odgaard’s art exhibition in the Design Museum. Last year this Danish designer received the largest design award in the world, the Torsten and Vanja Söderberg Prize. Odgaard is specialized in textile design. The awarded exhibition presents her works that focus on studying colours, the sense of touch and patterns.

Margrethe Odgaard
From 9 June to 27 August 2017
Design Museum, Helsinki
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Jukka Rintala – Fashion Artist

The Didrichsen Art Museum will feature a retrospective exhibition to celebrate Jukka Rintala’s 40 years’ career in fashion. The exhibition consists of dresses, sketches, textiles, photos and jewellery picked out among Rintala’s works. It strives to present fashion in a new context, pondering its interfaces to art and museums and generating a dialogue between them.

Jukka Rintala
From 9 June to 27 August 2017
Didrichsen Art Museum
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Taste of Helsinki

This gourmet festival is bound to tickle your taste buds as the best restaurants and chefs in Helsinki gather to cook in the very centre of Helsinki. Create a menu of your dreams from the selection of top restaurants for an affordable price. 

Taste of Helsinki
From 15 to 18 June 2017
Kansalaistorin puisto, Helsinki
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Helsinki Day

This city festival offers plenty of programme all around Helsinki. During Helsinki Day, you can admire seal sculptures by Stefan Lindfors at the HejHylje! event on the Senate Square. Artists have created unique items to remind us of the Baltic Sea protection programme. Or, why not participate 24-hour Design Orienteering and follow clues to find yourself some design treasures. To celebrate the Finland 100 anniversary, Helsinki Day actually consists of two days this year.

Helsinki Day
From 11 to 12 June 2017
All around Helsinki
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Midsummer

Cottage, sausage, sweats – it’s the holy combo when doing Midsummer in the Finnish way. If you’re about to stay in the city, you’ll find plenty to do in Helsinki. Check out Stadin Juhannus, for example, to enjoy a maritime atmosphere and listen to music by Finnish artists on the island of Lonna from 22 to 24 June. Another opportunity is the Hernesaari beach where you can have Midsummer sauna, watch the bonfire and fry sausages on open fire while listening to Irina, Roope Salminen & Koirat and Menneisyyden vangit.

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