Partners

Together with our associated groups and partners, we aim to make the Helsinki area a better place by offering opportunities in English for educational and professional development and by promoting diverse cultural relations.

We cooperate with partners, associated groups, and interest groups such as the British Council, the British Embassy, the Federation of Finnish-British Societies, the Finn-Brit Players, the Really Small Theatre Company (RSTC), NEaT (Nordic Editors and Translators), and IESAF (International English Speakers Association of Finland).

The British Embassy, Helsinki+

British Embassy Helsinki

The British Embassy in Helsinki maintains and develops relations between the UK and Finland.

Finnbrit collaborates with the British Embassy with a focus on cultural and educational activities, e.g. the Study in the UK campaign.

 

You can find more information here.

 

The British Council+

British Council FinlandThe British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. They are a registered charity that operates on six continents and over 100 countries, bringing international opportunities to life, every day. Finnbrit collaborates with the British Council on language testing and cultural activities.

You can find more information here.

Cambridge Assessment+

Cambridge Assessment is an international exams group that designs and delivers assessments to over 8 million learners in over 170 countries.

Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing helps educational institutions, governments, and employers provide fair access to opportunities for study and work

Federation of Finnish-British Societies+

 

Federation of Finnish-British SocietiesThe Federation operates in Finland, is a registered not-for-profit association, and acts as an umbrella organisation for all Finnish-British Societies in Finland. The Finnish-British Society in Tampere was set up just after the war in the 1940s, and the other Societies around Finland – in Oulu, Turku, and Kuopio – were set up in the 1970s. The Federation was set up in 1979 to coordinate the work of the Societies.

 

Today, the Federation organises activities and seminars. The main topics circle around the English language, culture, literature, presentation skills, and many international issues. The Federation organises a national English Language essay competition annually, together with Finnbrit, and a national debating competition for high school students. The Federation also publishes the Finn-Brits Magazine, to which Finnbrits in the Helsinki area contribute regularly.

 

You can find more information here.

Finn-Brit Players r.y.+

Finn-Brit Players r.y.The Finn-Brit Players is a Helsinki-based amateur dramatic society whose origins date back to the early 1950s.

The Players produce several fully staged productions per year, in addition to organising smaller events such as play readings, rehearsed readings, performance poetry, spoken word events, theatre workshops, karaoke evenings, and a variety of other social happenings.

In 2020, the Players started running the NoName Theatre in downtown Helsinki, just around the corner from Finnbrit.

Over the years, the collaboration has changed and evolved. Typically, we at Finnbrit publicise the Finn-Brit Players events on our newsletter and website, arrange for groups to go and see their plays, and if needed, offer Finn-Brit Players a central location for practicing plays and readings. The Group often performs at our events.

You can find more information here.

International English Speakers’ Association of Finland (IESAF)+

International English Speakers’ Association of Finland (IESAF)IESAF is an established part of the community and prides itself on being open and available to everyone. It is a volunteer organisation of international people living in and around Finland who communicate in English.

Finnbrit arranges a great place for meeting and chatting at the Knitting Club, together with the IESAF.

You can find more information here.

NEaT: Nordic Editors and Translators+

NEaT: Nordic Editors and TranslatorsEstablished in 2014, Nordic Editors and Translators (NEaT) is a registered association providing education, professional development, and networking for editors and translators working in the English language in Finland and the Nordic countries. 

Finnbrit collaborates with the NEaT in e.g. arranging an annual “English Today” seminar.

You can find more information here.

 

The Really Small Theatre Company+

The Really Small Theatre Company

The Really Small Theatre Company was formed in Helsinki in 2005 with to stage small-scale, high-quality independent productions in a variety of venues.

Memorable productions include: Greater Tuna (2014), The God of Carnage (2016), The Lover (2018), The Chess Player in collaboration with the Finnish National Theatre, and Apologia (2019).

The RStC provides variety to the Helsinki cultural scene and performances in English. Over the years, the collaboration has changed and evolved. However, typically, we at Finnbrit publicise the RStC plays via our newsletter and website, arrange for groups to go and see their plays, and offer members of the RStC a central location for practicing plays and readings. The Group often performs at our events.

You can find more about the RStC here.

 

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