Finlandia: The Piano Music Of Jean Sibelius

On independence day this year there will be a celebration of Finnish culture through the music of the great composer, Jean Sibelius.

Performed by Jon Morrison, a Melbourne based multi-instrumentalist and composer, the free virtual concert will be held on the 6th of December. More information will be available closer to the date on his website: www.jonmorrison.net and arts.whittlesea.vic.gov.au

Book your virtual seat through TryBooking below. You will receive a live stream link to attend. https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=655095

This Concert is made possible by the City of Whittlesea Creative Communities Fund.

Finnish Christmas Bazaar

The annual Finnish Christmas Bazaar is here again! The Finnish Hall on 30th of November from 10am to 1pm is THE place to get a little piece of Finland to take home and make your Christmas complete. From delicious foods and baked goods to crafts and other gift ideas there is something for everyone.

Items sell out quickly, so you may want to come in early to get your share of traditional Finnish treats – such as Karelian pasties, rye bread, cinnamon buns, casseroles, coffee, chocolate and sweets – or pop in a bit later to enjoy a less hectic cup of Christmas spirit, meeting friends and good coffee.

If we are nice, Santa Claus will pay a special visit so please bring a small present with your child’s name on it for Santa’s gift sack.

If you’d like a table to sell your goods, please contact the Finnish Hall caretaker, Kimmo Sandstrom, on (03) 9398 4143.

AGM and Membership

The Annual General Meeting of the Finnish Society of Melbourne is fast approaching! Coming on the 22nd of September at 1:00pm, the meeting will be held at the Finnish Hall in Altona.

Come along, have some coffee, help the society on important matters, and/or nominate someone (or yourself) for a position on the committee.

If you cannot make it, you can authorise another member to vote on your behalf by filling out the proxy form, download below, and hand it to a member that will be attending the meeting. These will be collected at the start of the AGM.

Please remember that only members who have paid their fees for the current financial year are eligible to vote. You can pay your membership at the Finnish Hall or Online by EFT. More details about membership

Coffee will be available from the start of the meeting.  Hope to see you there!

Taste of Finland market

The Finnish Society will be participating in the the Taste of Finland market at Cherry Lake, Altona. It’s organised by the Lion’s Club as a part of their new cultural sessions. They have dedicated this upcoming market to Finland and the Finnish Culture.

When: Sunday, 1st September, from 8:30am to 1:30pm
Where: Cherry Lake, access via Millers road, Altona.

There will be performances by our Folk dancers and Choir, Finnish goods, and more!

If you would like to have a stall/table. Contact our secretary, Tara, for details. Email: secretary@fsmelbourne.com.au