Espoo cultural and business partners are joining forces to open doors onto international stages. The Tapiola Sinfonietta, the city of Espoo orchestra, will be performing in Seoul, South Korea, on 22 - 24 January 2015. The partners travelling with the orchestra aim to build networks with representatives of South Korean companies and the city of Seoul.
With delicate brush strokes, Espoo-based painter Kimmo Lahtinen has captured the nature of the archipelago. The paintings exude an atmosphere of peace and quiet in a magnificent natural setting.


  • The City Planning Department of Espoo has published a city model of Leppävaara in Espoo. The virtual model helps picturing the area’s planning and construction projects as well as their preliminary ideas. The programme is a browser-based 3D tool that helps co-operation and enables the utilisation of citizens’ place knowledge and ideas in city planning.
  • Telephone Health Service at 09 10023 is available until 30 December at 10 am. After that you get health advice at your health centre, neuvola and dental clinic. On weekends and evenings you get counselling about seeking help at the emergency duty service on tel. 09 87 10023.


  • Soili Perkiö’s new Moomin songs are enchanting listeners around Finland. The “Muumiperheen lauluretki” (Singing Trip of the Moomin Family) album came out in winter 2014 and quickly became a sales success.
  • A woman and her guitar conjure an electric and yet relaxed and gentle Latin American atmosphere. Soulful young artist Milla Mäkinen plays guitar and sings pieces by Tom Jobim and Chico Buarque, among others.