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Upcoming Events

Real Toads Poetry Discussion Group

Begin: 01.11.2016, 19:00
End: 01.11.2016, 21:00
Location: Fredrikinkatu 20 A 9, 00120 Helsinki

In next week's Real Toads Poetry Discussion Group we will be discussing the poem Aubade by Philip Larkin.
Here's a link to the poem -
Everyone is welcome, even if you haven't been before but try to read the poem before you come.
Tuesday 1st November, 19.00.


For the second series of Real Toads Poetry Club meetings we will concentrate on just two poets, both British.


The first three sessions we will dedicate to poems by Philip Larkin and the final three to Ted Hughes.

The first poem we’ll look at will be Church Going by Larkin.

Here’s a link to Larkin himself reading the poem.


Everyone should try to read the poem before coming to the meeting. Newcomers are very welcome.

This second set of six meetings runs weekly on Tuesday nights at 19:00 from 18 October to 22 November.

The group is FREE FOR FINNBRIT MEMBERS and costs just 10€ for the six meetings for non-members.


Nursery Rhyme Time

Begin: 06.11.2016, 10:00
End: 06.11.2016, 11:30
Location: Fredrikinkatu 20 A 9, 00120 Helsinki

A weekend playgroup aimed at families that are either fully English speaking or have at least one native English-speaking parent. Nursery Rhyme Time is a place where kids can sing nursery rhymes and play, and adults can have a coffee and a chat.

Listen here to a few sample recordings.


Sun 16 Oct 2016
Sun 6 Nov 2016
Sun 20 Nov 2016
Sun 4 Dec 2016
Sun 18 Dec 2016

TIME: 10:00-11.30
LOCATION:FINNBRIT, Fredrikinkatu 20 A 9, Helsinki

For more information please contact Harriet Lindeberg-Saapunki,, 09 6877020.

To BOOK A PLACE for you and your child on the set of five remaining meetings between October and December, please click on BOOK NOW. The meetings are FREE FOR FINNBRIT members and their children, and cost just 20€ per adult for non-members and their children, for the five meetings in 2016.

Join Nursery Rhyme Time on Facebook.

Come along and join in the fun!

An Evening of Kings, Knights and Warriors

Begin: 11.11.2016, 18:00
End: 11.11.2016, 21:00
Location: Fredrikinkatu 20 A 9, 00120 Helsinki

Your presence is requested Friday 11 November from 18:00 to 21:00 at Finnbrit when we will look at a number of men on – or in pursuit of – the English throne. We will see how the legend of King Arthur has coloured events throughout British history, and how the quest for the Holy Grail sometimes turned into a battle for power. We may even find out if the Arthurian dream ever did come true.

A presentation will be given by Maria Salenius, docent and lecturer in British Literature (Department of Modern Languages) at the University of Helsinki.

After the presentation, you have a once in a life time opportunity to participate in a knight’s challenge. Come and find your inner knight by performing some thrilling tasks in groups. This activity requires bravery, gracefulness and artfulness. This lesson will be given by two enthusiastic teachers, Terhi Kontkanen and Sonja Taulavuori, who have prepared this lesson especially for us.


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