Fiddling Duo Emilia Lajunen & Suvi Oskala Perform This September


London boasts many activities for families and children to enjoy. However, when a family wants to encourage cultural heritage upon their children in a country other than their own, things can get a little difficult. Thankfully, through the Embassy of Finland in London and other Finnish-British community organisations, plenty of cultural activities are available to keep children rooted to their origins.

For those families with an artistic sense, ceramic exhibition by Pauliina Pöllänen can be a great way to spend a Saturday morning. The exhibition will allow attendees to learn about her craft, as well as about her future plans for her residency at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Children more inclined towards music are not left out, with music festivities arriving in London. Finnish fiddling duo Emilia Lajunen and Suvi Oskala will be performing their unique traditional Finnish tunes at Kings Place Foyer towards the end of September.

For a more educational experience, children can enroll in London’s Finnish Saturday School, which teaches children not only the Finnish language, but the culture as well. By celebrating Finnish traditions with annual festivals at Christmas and midsummer, children can experience a full immersion into the culture. Singing, arts and crafts and other activities bring the children together to create a stronger Finnish-British community.