Nihiloxica at Balloon 360 at Flow Festival 2022 on Friday 12.08.2022 Photo: Konstantin Kondrukhov

The Flow Festival 2022 took place in Suvilahti, Helsinki on the 12th-14th of August. Here are some of the best moments captured on camera from the music and culture-filled weekend.

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This year, the Flow Festival took place in Suvilahti, Helsinki on the 12th-14th of August. Attendance numbers set a new record high for the festival, after being cancelled two years in a row due to the pandemic.

Between the ten different venues, you could discover everything from world-famous artists to local DJs. In addition to music, the festival featured art, talks, food and junior activities.

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India Day is a one-day annual celebration, showcasing and promoting the many cultural aspects of India. This event has been celebrated in Finland specifically since 2016, organized by the Embassy of India – In Finland.

Upon initiation, this celebration began in the Cable Factory for its first two years, in 2016 and 2017, with an impressive turnout of over 3000 people.

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The Museum of Finnish Architecture's new studio exhibition An Exhibition Called Animal Architecture (01 Sep 2022–30 Oct 2022) revisits one of the museum's most beloved exhibitions of all time almost 30 years later. What does Professor Juhani Pallasmaa now think about animal architecture?

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Photo: Antero Hein

Ice Hot Helsinki brings 200 Nordic dance professionals and almost 300 theater and festival directors from around the world to the capital of Finland. The main venue for the event is the brand new Dance House Helsinki.

Ice Hot Nordic Dance Helsinki is a professional platform presenting a large number of performances and artists at the turn of June-July 2022.

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Katarina Reuter, Paintings from a Room No. 1, 2020. Oil on canvas, 20x35cm. © Aukusti Heinonen

The Fine Arts Academy of Finland Prize is an award established in 2013 for Finnish artists. This marks the fifth occasion it is awarded. The 2022 winner, Katarina Reuter, will receive a cash prize of 25 000 euros, an exhibition at EMMA and an accompanying catalogue.

Artist Katarina Reuter (b. 1964) graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 1988.

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Tourists and other people on the Market Square in Helsinki on 1st of June 2022.

The City of Helsinki wants to offer residents and performers the opportunity to meet each other after the pandemic and enliven the city centre with summer programme. Helsingin elävät kadut (Helsinki Living Streets) offers cultural programme in five different places in the city centre. The streets will be taken over by music, dance, circus and other performing arts as well as participatory workshops from 16 June to 25 August.

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Dynamic and colorful traditional “Lenggang Nyai” Dance from Betawi (Jakarta) performed at the Indonesia-Finland Festival 2022, 4-5 June 2022 in Helsinki, Finland.

Celebrating the beginning of summer, hundreds of Indonesians, Finns, and visitors from various other countries gathered to experience Indonesia for two days in the center of Helsinki. While enjoying Indonesian culinary dishes, visitors were entertained by traditional dance performances such as Tor-tor, Lenggang Nyai, Gaba- Gaba, angklung music, to various modern songs and music performances that invite the audience to dance along.

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Shingai performing at BBC Arts Hour Tour in London.

BBC World Service radio arts and entertainment show, The Arts Hour on Tour, comes to Helsinki in June 2022 to celebrate the vibrant Finnish art scene and learn how it continues to respond to the changing social and political landscape in Finland. In Helsinki’s Apollo Live Club, host Nikki Bedi and guests will explore how the Finns are responding to increasing tensions with Russia following the invasion of Ukraine; attitudes to immigration; and how Finland can carve its own space in the global art sphere.

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Yuka Masumoto competed in the women's senior category. She performed together with Clark Eselgroth. Photo: Roosa Oksaharju

The ninth Helsinki International Ballet Competition held at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet has come to an end on Monday night 6 June 2022. The top prize of the high-level competition, the Jane Erkko Grand Prix, was awarded to Yuka Masumoto, a competitor of the women's senior category. The Doris Laine prize, awarded for the first time, was awarded to Giulio Diligente, a competitor of the boys' junior category. Over 200 performances by young talented dancers were performed in the first, second and final rounds of the competition from 31 May to 5 June 2022.

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