In the last year, when it comes to immigration, Finland has made international headlines for all the wrong reasons – from idiotic, right-wing vigilantes prancing around the streets to racist greetings made to families fleeing the horrors of the Syrian civil war. Happily, that all changed this weekend when more than 20,000 people marched in […]
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About Joel Willans
Joel Willans is the Editor of Ink Tank and Co-Founder of Ink Tank Media. Author of the short story collection, SPELLBOUND: Stories of Women’s Magic over Men, his prize-winning fiction has been broadcast on BBC radio and published in dozens of magazines and anthologies worldwide.
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Finnish summer is a thing of wonder. It often arrives late and regularly leaves early, yet in a nation with some of the most extreme temperature differences on the planet everyone tries to enjoy it to the max. However, that’s sometimes easier said than done. To understand why, check out these images, which celebrate the […]
Were you a Leave voter? Are you sore about Brexit being put off for months, maybe years, possibly forever? Do not fear. Inspired by a similarly helpful list created for Remainers, we’ve put together 11 top self-comforting strategies to help Quitters deal with their ongoing torment. 1. Call every person who voted Remain a “whiner” […]
As the slow-motion car crash that is Brexit Britain continues to get worse by the day, more and more Britons are using comedy to help them deal with the bleak realities of a country in chaos. One new form currently showcasing the idiocy and ineptness of Brexit politicians is the Brexit movie spoof poster. With […]
Nigel Farage has resigned as leader of UKIP… again. Last time it was when he got trounced in the 2015 general election, failing to win a seat in parliament for a record 7th time. This year it’s after his huge mouth, and even larger lies, helped contribute to the greatest example of collective self-harm in […]
Whoever would’ve believed that petty internal Conservative Party politics would lead to a moment like this. Thanks to David Cameron’s reckless gamble going spectacularly wrong, the UK has voted to leave the EU. Predictably, the speed at which the Leave campaign backpedaled on their promises was only matched by the speed at which everything went […]
With Britain voting on whether to stay or leave the EU, Brits in Finland have recently been fielding their fair share of questions about the debate. Answering questions about the UK from Finns is, of course, nothing new. When you move to a new country it’s natural that the natives are curious to find out […]
The pioneering town planner, Patrick Geddes once said, “A city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time”. If this is indeed the case, then what better way to get to know a city than to follow the stories of its inhabitants? It’s this idea that’s behind a beautiful new […]
We all love bubbles, and the bigger they are, the better. So, when Sam Wilson, the famous Soap Bubble Man, starts his magic in Helsinki’s Meripuisto, it’s no surprise that children run towards him, arms raised skywards. Dozens of children cavort in the evening sunshine, laughing and screaming with delight as Wilson amazes them with flurries […]
Finland is very well known for its wintery delights. But what’s it like during the summertime? To give you a clearer picture, we’ve come up with 17 reasons why you should never, ever visit during this snow-free, sun-kissed time of the year. The beaches are always so crowded. “There are people who are always in […]
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