What does our city look like from an outsider’s perspective? A group of French and Belgian photographers visited Pori in August as a part of the Paris-North Cape Photo Adventure. Their photos have now been turned into an exhibition. The exhibition can be visited for free in Kaupunkiolohuone (“City Living Room”) in IsoKarhu shopping centre.
The fourth Pori Pride, a peaceful demonstration showing support for the LGBTQ+ community and equal human rights, is happening again this week. Different Pori Pride events will take over the city in various forms and locations. The main event will be celebrated this upcoming Saturday at Eetunaukio.
SuomiAreena, the largest societal discussion festival in Finland, brings together different people and important topics from social, economic and political issues. SuomiAreena’s leading thought is that everyone can participate in the discussions. Therefore all programme during the festival has free admission. SuomiAreena will be held in Pori from 11th to 15th July, and it will again act as an arena for democracy and freedom of speech. Here are our tips for the programme held in English.
Challenges caused by climate change and urban densification will demand more attention and measures in the future. Experts in the Baltic Sea region have developed a planning support solution to mitigate the pluvial flood risks of urban areas.
Regional State Administrative Agency Southwestern Finland (AVI) has made a new ruling on the 14th of January. It will continue to forbid any public events both indoors and outdoors. The new ruling does allow opening some venues used for individual sports. Restrictions in Satakunta and in Pori will continue until 28 January.
During the last week of the year, Finnish authorities have set new regulations in place regarding Covid-19. From the 1st of January, instructed hobby activities for under-18 year olds can commence. Covid-19 passport is also on hold from use in all of Pori’s venues.
Based on the most recent ruling by the Regional State Administrative Agency Southwestern Finland (AVI), more Covid-19 restrictions will commence in Pori from 24th December onwards. New restrictions will include cancelling all public events and closing down several city-operated premises. This decision is valid until the 31st December.
The City of Pori will have Covid-19 passports widely in use in its services and public events starting from 10th of December 2021. The passport will be required in indoor sporting and leisure venues, museums and public events organised by the city.
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The number of available vaccines offered by Pori’s Basic Social Security Administration has now increased significantly and, as a result, the system of making appointments will also change. From now on, a text message will be sent to the residents of the Pori basic security area when an appointment can be made for the coronavirus vaccine.

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