Flight to Finland starts with a narrator’s doctoral defense session and his/her lectio when he/she addresses custos, the opponent, and audiences, and ends with concluding remarks of custos, and in between, the narrator moves back and forth to recount his/her narratives of living, studying, and working in Finland.

A Nigerian mechanical designer student called Ty from Aalto University (name changed here) saved our family from a snow blizzard with his Uber ride. Ty is looking for a job and is pondering whether to stay in Finland or move to Norway. I asked how about the startup companies (building new business with strong tech focus and high growth potential), has he checked that out. He said he tried it and it was disappointing; all the hard work and no salary in the end.

Rock legend Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul De Smedt (Mathias Schoenaerts) when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry Hawks (Ralph Fiennes) unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope (Dakota Johnson) and interrupts their holiday bringing with him an A-bomb blast of nostalgia from which there can be no rescue. "A Bigger Splash" is a sensuous portrait of desire, jealousy and rock and roll, under the Mediterranean sun.

FAROESE SINGER-SONGWRITER BENJAMIN will play his first ever show in Finland on February 11 as part of the artActica Festival (February 11 – 13). Time to find out a bit more about the musician that already sparked the interest of e.g. the German Rolling Stone magazine.

DESPITE THE WINTERY season it’s not an arctic breeze that is sweeping over Helsinki from February 11 – 13 but art in the form of the very first artArctica Festival. During the festival, three Helsinki based artists - singer and singing pedagogy student Alicia Burns, violinist and political science student Katarina Sjöblom and musician and wilderness guide Laonikos Psimikakis-Chalkokondylis - will bring movies, exhibitions, photography, discussions, music, dance, and poetry by artists from every corner of the Arctic to Helsinki’s Sörnäinen district. The aim of this international event that spans almost the entire Arctic from Greenland to Finnish Lapland, from Iceland to Canada is to show the many sides of the Arctic.