Pauliina Ståhlberg, Director of The Finnish Institute in London said,”this Christmas tree project has been a wonderful start to our collaboration with Brighton Fringe. We are looking forward to presenting a varied Finnish Showcase at the festival in the spring!”

Julian Caddy, Managing Director of Brighton Fringe said, “Finland, just like Brighton Fringe, has a reputation for doing things from a refreshingly different perspective, there is more to things than meets the eye.  This tree, whilst inspiring festive joy, also has an important message too and we would like to thank Ilona Valkonen, the Finnish Institute and all our other partners for this project for their time to put this all together.  This project heralds the start of our partnership with Finland for 2018 and we just can’t wait.”

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