Culture from home? Hell yeah!

By now, everybody knows how massively the coronavirus epidemic is impacting all of our lives – both individually and on a community level. The cultural sector is also facing its own challenges, especially as venues are being closed down, concerts, festivals, theatre productions, exhibitions and language courses are being canceled one after the other. This situation will likely not change during the coming weeks and that’s why we have prepared some great alternatives for those of you missing culture from their lives.

1. Take a virtual tour and check out these amazing exhibitons online

Experience the best museums from London to Seoul in the comfort of your own home!

Finland’s famous Amos Rex presents video artworks from the Generation 2020 exhibition online.

AV-arkki gathers a versatile selection of media art, experimental film, short films, documentaries and hybrids available online.

2. Watch ballet, opera or theatre from the comfort of your couch

Digitaltheatre’s aim is to offer a vibrant, relevant and inspiring theatre arts experience that enriches, entertains and educates teachers and students all over the world.

MarqueeTV offers performing arts on demand, specializing on dance, opera and theatre.

Tune in to the plays of Turku Theatre every Friday live on Facebook.

3. Learn a new skill or study something you always wanted from home

Every course on Coursera is taught by top instructors from world-class universities and companies, so you can learn something new anytime, anywhere.

By connecting students all over the world to the best instructors, Udemy is helping individuals reach their goals and pursue their dreams.

4. Check out these traditional Finnish recipes and surprise your family with something new

So who’s up for trying out the famous makaroonilaatikko?

How about some tasty salmon soup for lunch?

Someone said blueberry pie for dessert?

5. Brush up your Finnish skills with these awesome online language courses

Welcome to the Helsinki University’s basic Finnish course with 10 chapters.

One year to be proficient in Finnish. Is it possible? Dave Cad is up for the challenge. Are you? He also has lots of funny and informative videos about living in Finland, make sure to check them out as well!

Venla also has some great resources for those who would like to study Finnish.


So here it is. Feel free to comment and add your own ideas to the mix, we would love to hear from you!