Upcoming events

Annual General Meeting

Mar 13, 2024

Annual General Meeting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 March 2024 followed by a light buffet dinner.

Notice sent to current subscribing Members of the Society who are requested to notify the Hon. Secretary no later than 5th March 2024 of their intention to attend the AGM or tender their apologies to him, preferably by email to secretary@anglofinnishsociety.org.uk.

Emmi Maaria Ensemble performing at the Finnish Church in London

Apr 20, 2024

Emmi Maaria Ensemble performing at the Finnish Church in London, 33 Albion Street London SE16 7HZ, from 6.30 p.m. on Saturday, 20 April 2024 (The venue is a 10 min walk from Canada Water and a 3 min walk from Rotherhithe overground station.)

Join us for a musical evening through Finnish landscapes and poetry!

Emmi Maaria, a London-based Finnish songwriter and composer, seamlessly combines pop and folk sensibilities with classical arrangements to create something both engaging and accessible.

Her music is inspired by Finnish nature and literature with stirring authenticity and timely relevance throughout.


Emmi Maaria will be presenting her songs together with her ensemble:

Sanni Talvitie, violin

Freya Hicks, viola

Kirke Gross, cello

Aris Solomon, alto-saxophone and percussions

Tickets £11.50 for members of the Anglo-Finnish Society, the Anglo-Swedish Society, the Anglo-Danish Society and the Anglo-Norse Society.

£17 for non-members

Price includes a light supper (a savoury vegetarian tart and salad) with a glass of wine.

Please book to attend on Eventbrite: Emmi Maaria Ensemble Tickets, Sat 20 Apr 2024 at 18:30 | Eventbrite

Please see also: Home | Emmi Maaria

Guided Walk in the Inns of Court

Jun 13, 2024

Guided Walk in the Inns of Court on Thursday, 13 June 2024 from 11 a.m.

Barrister Peter Hofford will take a group of up to 15 for a guided walk in the Inns of Court, including the Temple and Chancery Lane and possibly other places nearby. The walk will last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

Further details to be confirmed nearer the time.

Pre-War Rolls-Royce Motor Cars with a Finnish Connection

Oct 10, 2024

Pre-War Rolls-Royce Motor Cars with a Finnish Connection – A Talk by Sir John Stuttard, KStJ, JP, FCA, Lord Mayor of the City of London from 2006 to 2007.

3 p.m. at the Allen Room at St Anne’s Church, Soho, 55 Dean Street, London, W1D 6AF.

Sir John has written a book Pre-War Rolls-Royce Motor Cars with a Finnish connection (available online).

In the 1920s as trade between Finland and the UK flourished, Finnish businessmen acquired Rolls-Royce motor cars.

The most famous Finn using a Rolls-Royce was Marshal Baron Mannerheim who used a 1915 Rolls-Royce as his staff car, which had been delivered to the Imperial Russian Army and came to be in Finland after Independence in 1917. It was used in 1924 after the Paris Olympics, conveying Paavo Nurmi (nine times Olympic gold medallist and three silver medals) as part of the welcoming party in Esplanadi, Helsinki.

More details to follow nearer the time.

Sir John’s book is available via Amazon. Net proceeds of sale will go to the Rolls-Royce charity (The Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation) which exists to provide prizes to auto-engineering apprentices, education about the history of Rolls-Royce cars and, most important, maintaining old records: Pre-War Rolls-Royce Motor Cars with a Finnish connection : Stuttard, John: Amazon.co.uk: Books