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SEPTEMBER 2017
    

29-09-2017 - Annual Seminar 2017

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An Invitation to the annual Autumn Seminar:

“A Hidden Longing”

on Friday 29 September 2017
at 12.00 – 4.15pm


THE FEDERATION OF FINNISH-BRITISH SOCIETIES

in collaboration with

THE BRITISH EMBASSY

invites you to the annual Autumn Seminar
at the British Embassy, Itäinen Puistotie 17, 00140 Helsinki.

Reserve your seat at the seminar through the Finnish-British Society’s website
www.finnbrit.fi/social-activities

The cost is €30 and includes lunch and coffee and tea.
Deadline for bookings and payments is 18 September 2017.

The attendees will need to bring a photographic ID to show to the security
guards at the Embassy.

 

Seminar Programme

“A Hidden Longing”

Autumn Seminar at the British Embassy

Friday 29 September 2017
at 12.00 – 4.15pm

12.00

Lunch in the conference room of the Embassy Residence

13.10

Opening words by the Ambassador Sarah Price, British Embassy in Helsinki

13.20

The Oral Tradition, Nick Hennessey

14.00

“A Hidden Longing”, Nick Hennessey and Timo Väänänen perform songs
and stories from the Fenno-Ugrian past.

 

About the performers:
Dr Timo Väänänen is a folk musician from Sibelius Academy with a PhD in music and the ability to play the Finnish kantele like a wizard.
Nick Hennessey is a storyteller from the Lake District who has toured Finland over the years and enchanted his audience with his magical stories.

14.45

Coffee break

15.15

 “A Hidden Longing” continues

16.00

Closing remarks by Marjut Salminen, Chair of the Federation of Finnish-British Societies