FINNBRIT Open House 22 August 2013

Finnbrit Open HouseWe want to welcome all of you who are either already involved or interested in the activities and services of FINNBRIT to come and join us on our fun English day.

We are glad to announce that our doors will be open for everyone all day on 22 August on The Night of The Arts. We have a full programme designed to give you all a good impression of who we are and how we can help you or your company with your language needs. Please note that there are a limited number of seats for the level testing and the English lessons, so pre-booking is essential! Otherwise just pop in.

FINNBRIT Open House Programme 12:00-21:00

FREE LEVEL TESTING (Scottish Room, History Room)
12.00-18.00 Come and find out what your current level of English is! We will offer free level testing from noon until evening. You can sign up for your level test in advance by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling the office 09-687 7020.

Want to enjoy a quick, half hour English lesson? You can do so by attending one (or all) of our three English lessons. You can sign up for the lessons in advance by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling the office 09-687 7020.

15:00-15:30 Grammar in Context. Tomas ÓToghdha will take you on a quick tour of English grammar.

15:45-16:15 Succeed in Business Communication. Ian Marson will give you pointers on creating a successful sales pitch.

16:30-17:00 Sounds Good. Penelope Roux will guide you on English pronunciation.

ENTERTAINMENT (Club Room / Big Room)
Our entertainment package will include:

17:00-17:20 Morris dancing by The Helsinki Morrisers

17:30 Sketches by the Finn-Brit Players (

17:45-18:30 Live music by The Secret Hunter (

18:30-19:00 More Finn-Brit Players' sketches (

19:00 Live music by The Fashion Criminals

Beverages will be served throughout the day.


Fredrikinkatu 20 A9, 00120 Helsinki 09-687 7020


Doubt: A Parable

A Really Small Theatre Company production.
Guest performance at Q-Teatteri
Puoli-Q, Tunturikatu 16, Helsinki

28, 29 and 30 May at 19:00.
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 June at 19:00.

Tickets 12€. Joint ticket with Les Liaisons Dangereuses 20€.

The play is set in the Bronx in 1964. Sister Aloysius, a disciplinarian nun and principle of St Nicholas Catholic school, suspects the new parish priest of sexually abusing one of the children - the first black student ever admitted to the school. She decides to confront Father Flynn, relying on the support of Sister James, a younger and more progressive nun.

But will her unproven allegations destroy his reputation or derail her career?

Written by: John Patrick Shanley
Directed by: Yannick Pellet

Joan Nordlund as Sister Aloysius
Yannick Pellet as Father Flynn
Amanda Thurman as Sister James
Fay Eskin as Mrs Muller

The Really Small Theatre Company puts on plays with small casts and with minimal fuss. Formed in 2005, RSTC's first production was John Misto’s ‘The Shoe-horn Sonata’ - a powerful piece about life in a women’s prisoner-of-war camp.

Yasmina Reza's ‘Art’, produced in 2007, was designed to travel: they performed in various venues in Helsinki and Porvoo. The following year, RSTC made two contributions to FELTIF: Alan Ayckbourne’s ‘Between Mouthfuls’ and N F Simpson’s ‘The Form’.

Sunday: FINNBRIT Red Nose Day OlympiX (2007)

this Sunday, we're helping our friends at FINNBRIT organize some fun charity shenanigans for Nenäpäivä (the Finnish equivalent of Red Nose Day, brought to you by Ylen Hyvä). Nenäpäivä itself is later (the 26th), but the FINNBRIT Red Nose Day OlympiX, which is basically shorthand for all sorts of all-family fun, takes place this Sunday and will be filmed and televised on the day itself.

time: Sunday Oct 7 1pm-3pm
place: Narinkkatori, the square in front of the Kamppi center
bring: self, family, kids, other assorted hooligans

read more about it at FINNBRIT's site:

see you there!

Short movie workshop (act fast!) (2006)

16.-17.12.2006 klo 14-18
Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki

A short film workshop organized by screenwriter, director and script consultant, Kelly Davis (brief bio below) in collaboration with HIAP artist-in-residence programme.

10 people (maximum) will participate for this two-day workshop, which aims to help writers develop a fictional short film script, from first concept to first draft. The course is open to anyone who has a passion for storytelling and films, whether you are a total beginner or have experience working in film already.

This is a script development course intended to provide feedback to you and hands on, practical help and guidance in writing. You will start from scratch. No need to come along with ideas. You will be helped to create and develop a new idea with assistance from Kelly Davis and feedback from the other 10 participants during this weekend course.

By the end of the course, you will be on the road to writing an original short film (under 10 minutes in length). Participants are encouraged to keep in touch after the course and offer each other constructive feedback.

If you would like to participate in the course please send an email to the below email address with the following information:
• your name
• age
• current occupation
• briefly note any experience in film or TV (none is also ok)
• the genre of the fictional short film you would like to create (e.g.
drama, comedy, romance, thriller, etc – note: no documentaries please.
• contact information (mobile tel and email)

Please send to: thescreendreamer(at)
Or call Kelly Davis for more information +358 509 290 216

There is no selection process. Participants will be chosen on a first come, first serve basis. The cost for the workshop is 25 Euro. The course will be conducted in English. Workshop Location: Cable Factory, Entrance C, HIAP Project Room

Kelly Davis:
Born 1974, Texas. Kelly began with writing and directing advertisements in Tokyo for 7 years. He has worked as a script consultant for Fox Japan. And has written, directed and worked as a
script consultant on numerous short and feature films, stage plays and radio plays. He is currently working on two feature films and a sitcom for the BBC.