The Finnbrit Open House returns on 18 August!

Finnbrit Open House

The Finnbrit Open House will return on Thursday 18 August! Our doors will be open all day to celebrate the annual Night of the Arts. We will have a packed programme of activities to give you a good impression of who we are and to introduce you to our language services and social events.

The day will include music, theatre, English tests (unofficial), sample English lessons, study advice and more. All for free!


Afternoon session

13:00 – 16:00 Free IELTS General Training Practice Test (computer-based- listening, reading and writing) **fully booked**

14:00 – 16:00 Free Level Tests – reading and speaking (please note the result of the test is unofficial) **fully booked**

14:00 – 16:00 Boost your English! (free English lesson with our expert English Language trainers) **fully booked**

Featured topics:

  • How to Deliver a Killer Presentation – Ian Marson
  • The Preposition Secret – Ian Marson
  • Learning English Through YouTube – Pan Doxopoulos
  • How to Improve your Email Writing Skills – Henry Loveless

16:00 – 17:00 Cake and Conversation (an English conversation class with a difference!) **fully booked**

Evening session 

No booking is required for our evening session.

Refreshments will be available for evening guests, including traditional ginger beer from Lloyd’s Cafe and Bakery.

17:00 A live morris dancing performance from the Helsinki Morrisers

17:30 Live music from Ceol agus Craic

18:00 The Really Small Theatre Company with a piece from their upcoming comedy production of My Dog’s Got No Nose, by Ron Aldridge.

My Dog’s Got No Nose takes us on a journey through the events surrounding a stand-up comedian’s first-ever performance. Before picking up his microphone and venturing into the limelight, he regales stories and tales about his life and experiences.
More details can be found on their website, www.rstc.fi 

18:30 Live music with a difference from the DIY Singers featuring some uniquely crafted instruments!

18:45  A medley of poetry performed by Mira Berglund-Fitzpatrick

19:00 Live Irish folk music from the Helsinki Harps

19:30 More live music from Ceol agus Craic

20:00 A grand finale of live music from the DIY Singers

Schedule subject to change.