Showcasing some of the best photographs published on the Helsinki Street blog as well as a number of works that have never before been seen, Helsinki Street – More towards nothing is on display at Laboratory – Art Space for Now until 30 September.

Turning their gaze to uncover some of the exotic parts of the capital city, the exhibition seeks to bring the focus of local photography back to the streets. Walking towards nothing is the key to this discovery, with aimlessly wandering the streets inevitably unlocking a vivid collection of experiences.

BEST known for his high profile collaborations with Nick Cave in The Birthday Party and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Australian multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Mick Harvey is performing a couple of concerts in Finland in September.

Growing up in rural Victoria in South Eastern Australia had a lasting effect on Harvey, with the sparse natural landscapes reflected in his often-cinematic approach to constructing an aural canvas.

FOCUSING on specific conflicts and choices, the theme of this year’s LARU 12 is “Resist”. Organised for the seventh occasion, the art exhibition is once again being held at Särkiniemi, in Helsinki’s Lauttasaari, and features multi-disciplinary artists and authors from countries such as China, Cuba, Finland, Germany, India, Italy, Scotland, Sweden, Tatarstan and Russia.

Treading the boards across a variety of cultures.

For centuries theatre has been creating worlds and stories to entertain and charm audiences all over the world. A diverse art form with many varied techniques, and a powerful political and social tool; it’s no wonder that it remains an attractive profession and, more accurately, a way of life for some.

SixDegrees met the highly commendable performer and tri-national mother of one, Cécile Orblin to talk about her multicultural life, her 12-year long career in the dramatic world and what it’s like to be an actress.

Creating artistic accessibility for all.

As a cultural diversity advisor for the Community Relations and Development Department KEHYS of the Finnish National Gallery, Ahmed Al-Nawas has been increasingly busy of late. Initially seeking to make the gallery more accessible to a culturally diversifying audience, the role of KEHY’s Culture for All Service has grown to include a wider variety of arts and culture on a national level. Offering information and support to cultural operators regarding issues related to accessibility and diversity, the service provides for both art and cultural institutions and different audience groups.