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IN PICTURES: The weekend wrap

The World Rally Championship has landed in Jyväskylä for the 69th time, bringing in 260 000 people to the lakeside city for a week of gut-wrenching speed in the narrow gravel roads of Central Finland.Credits: : Red Bull Content Pool

Finnish beverage companies are doing the rounds internationally and several intriguing music projects are underway from classical to death metal. Take a look at the past seven days in entertainment from a Finnish perspective.

Finland celebrated Sauna Day last week, with over 1 000 private and public saunas opening their doors to sauna enthusiasts. (Photo: Harri Tarvainen) Read YLE’s article

Tove Jansson created the magical world of Moomins and began to donate her works to the Tampere Art Museum in the 1980s, eventually enabling the establishment of the world's only Moomin Museum. (Photo: Per Olov Jansson)

Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto has earned his credentials as a masterful concert violinist, but he is perhaps more known for his habit of stepping outside the classical music formulae. (Photo: Facebook/KAMK) Read The Guardian’s interview

Helsinki-based restaurant Nolla takes sustainability seriously and strives for a zero-waste restaurant. (Photo: Facebook/Nolla) Read Fast Company’s article

The Angry Birds are back with a sequel to their hit film. (Photo: Rovio) Read Hollywood Reporter’s article

Sons of Chipotle is set to bring together Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen and former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones. (Photo: Pascal Dusapin) Read Louder Sound’s article

The Long Drink Company is taking the Finnish national drink to US markets – and spreading the good word of Finland while at it. (Photo: Facebook/The Finnish Long Drink) Read Forbes’ article

Death metal band Insomnium are set to release a new album and tour the US in 2020. (Photo: Insomnium)

Big Ear Games is a music learning application and the latest venture of Peter Vesterbacka. The game has begun a soft launch in app stores and will aim to gamify music education. (Photo: Big Ear Games) Read The Hindu Business Line’s article

Evelyn Mora, the founder of Helsinki Fashion Week, picks out her list of five sustainable designers doing the right thing. (Photo: Helsinki Fashion Week) Read Dezeen’s article

Finnish spirits from the likes of Kyrö Distillery cleared the prize table at the International Wine & Spirit Competition. (Photo: Kimmo Syväri) Read our article

By: Samuli Ojala