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IN PICTURES: The weekend wrap

Frigg is up for some lasting recognition: Finland is applying for a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage listing for their Kaustinen fiddle-playing style.Tero Ahonen

A Cannes of compliments, an award for indigenous music and some good old fiddling. Take a look at the past seven days in entertainment from a Finnish perspective.

We had a chat with all-around great guy and aspiring voice-over actor, Simo Kekäläinen. (Photo: University of Oulu) Read our feature

British designer Jasper Morrison will curate a new art and design biennale in the idyllic Fiskars village. (Photo: Julia Kivelä/Visit Finland) Read Wallpaper’s article

Solju’s new LP was recognised as the best indigenous album of 2019. (Photo: Facebook/Solju) Read Music Finland’s article

Finns are sharing their expertise in ice hockey coaching and rink-building with the Chinese. (Photo: Tero Ahonen) Read the Helsinki Business Hub’s article

Mikko Myllylahti’s The Woodcutter Story excited critics at Cannes. (Photo: Screenshot/Vimeo) Read Variety’s article

The Moomins’ creative director Sophia Jansson was profiled by Independent magazine. (Photo: See image) Read Independent’s article

The rockstars of the Nordic fiddle scene, Frigg, are spreading the good word of Finnish fiddle playing in South England. (Photo: Tero Ahonen) Read the Mid Sussex Times’ article

Petteri Saario’s new film, which continues his examination of the relationship between man and nature, will be screened in the Czech Republic. (Photo: Antti Saario) Read more on the festival’s site

The world’s first Monty Python-inspired medieval unicycle adventure, Balancelot, is seeing the light of day thanks to Jestercraft. (Photo: Balancelot) Read more on TweakTown

Battle Beast has announced more dates for its European tour. (Photo: Battle Beast) Read the Metal Underground’s article

By: Samuli Ojala