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What's on in Sweden: August 21 - 27

Published: 20 Aug 2009 12:03 GMT+02:00
Updated: 20 Aug 2009 12:03 GMT+02:00

What's on in Sweden: Cirkus Cirkör and "progg" poster exhibition in Stockholm; Midnight run and Stephen Lynch (US) in Gothenburg; Orquesta Faela and music festival in Malmö

STOCKHOLM

Cirkus Cirkör - Inside Out

Demand for tickets for the latest offering from one of Sweden's biggest ensembles, Cirkus Cirkör, has been phenomenal.

Eleven extra performances have been scheduled for the month of August for this show - Inside Out - which is about something as simple as life.

A circus drama at breakneck speed for the whole family. Featuring the rock band Irya's Playground.

Price: 330 kronor

Time: Until Saturday August 29th

Tickets: Cirkus Cirkör Tickets

Location: Dansens Hus, Norra Bantorget

More information: Cirkus Cirkör at Dansens Hus

Cullberg Ballet

The world famous Cullberg Ballet treat the Vitabergsparken audience to a performance of Johan Inger's "Position of Elsewhere."

The Cullberg Ballet has been a leading company on the front line of modern dance for five decades. The ensemble has performed in more than forty countries and is an important cultural ambassador for Sweden.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Saturday August 22nd & Sunday Agust 23rd,

Location: Parkteatern, Vitabergsparken

More information: Parkteatern

Progg posters at Nordiska Museet

The 1970s were a revolutionary time - or so the story goes.

Sweden, well Stockholm, hosted its own "Woodstock" on Gärdet in the hazy days of June 1970. The festival was free to all and is credited with being the birthplace of the Swedish music movement.

The music movement began organizing itself as a real alternative to the commercial music industry and was later renamed "progressive", and ultimately, more fondly, just "progg".

The Nordiska Museet's exhibition of posters from this time show that "progg" had a broader focus than simply music and, much like file-sharing today, reflected an attempt to create a radical "counter-culture".

"Progg" also embodied political and social mobilisation: the solidarity movements, class consciousness and the women's liberation movement.

Price: Free entry

Time: Until October 4th, 10pm - 5pm

Location: Nordiska Museet, Djurgården

More information: Progg Posters at Nordiska

Pick your own at Rosenhill Farm

Rosenhill is a traditional family farm using organic methods to produce vegetables, apples and apple juice. Located on the island of Ekerö, the laid back relaxed atmosphere is within easy reach of city dwellers looking to enjoy the Swedish countryside.

It is harvest time and Rosenhill lays on a series of events to encourage those more used to buying their produce at their local Ica or Konsum to make the trip and take the chance to pick your own.

Until September you can pick your own herbs, tomatoes, onions, currants, berries, plums and other fruits & vegetables.

This Saturday at 6pm Rosenhill will welcome the West Indian sounds of the Taxi Stand Steel Band.

Time: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am to 5pm

Location: Rosenhill, Ekerö - bus 309 or 311 from Brommaplan to Nyckelby

More information: Rosenhill Farm

GOTHENBURG

The Midnight Run

Long a Stockholm institution, Gothenburg last year caught the Midnattsloppet (Midnight Run) bug. So on Saturday the city's streets will once again be lined with festive spectators turning out to cheer on the masses of panting runners of all shapes, ages and sizes.

If you fancy joining in the fun, enrollments are taken up to moments before the race begins.

Price: 450 kronor

Time: Saturday August 22nd, 10pm

Tickets: Midnight Run Entry

Location: Gothenburg city centre

More information: The Midnight Run

The hub & Metro-Boulot-Dodo

The hub, one of the UK’s most innovative music organizations and cultural enterprises present the SEAS Club, a nightclub with house musicians and DJ’s on tour - performing and working together with local musicians in a series of workshops and performances.

The hub is part of the Black/North SEAS tour.

Metro-Boulot-Dodo is a sort of nightclub where a world traveller enters a bar (Pustervik's bar stage) meets a magician and thereby kicks off a strange, colourful evening. During which time the public is filmed and some hours later everyone gets to see the edited result.

Price: Free entry

Time: August 21st & August 22nd, 9pm - 3am

Location: Pustervik theatre, Järntorgsgatan 12

More information: Pustervik Theatre

Stephen Lynch - The 3 Balloons Tour (US)

US artist Stephen Lynch is, by his own admission, "a musician trapped in a comedians body". He made his debut on Broadway in 2006 in the leading role in "The Wedding Singer".

Lynch's music-based humour show has given him a growing and faithful audience across the globe.

Price: From 320 kronor

Time: Tuesday August 11th - Sunday August 16th

Tickets: Stephen Lynch at Lorensberg Theatre

Location: Lorensbergsteatern, Berzeliigatan 4

More information: Stephen Lynch

MALMÖ

Malmö Festival

Malmö Festival reaches its shattering crescendo on Friday with a whole host of festivities for all the family.

This year's festival has a focus on arts and design and the city - the festival arena - remains embellished with exclusive and exciting sculptures, installations, fashion shows and exhibitions.

True to the age-old adage that a festival marches on its stomach, the famed food court has focus on local and Fairtrade food.

The Malmö Festival is free and gives Sweden's most multicultural city a chance to display its myriad attractions.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Until Friday August 21st

Location: Malmö Festival Venues

More information: Malmö Festival

Orquesta Faela

These people are seriously funky and will play at Malmö's Inkonst next Thursday.

The evening will feature spectacular guest performances in the form of music and acrobatics.

Price: 50 kronor

Time: Thursday August 27th, 10pm

Location: Inkonst, Bergsgatan 29

More information: Inkonst

Do you know of any upcoming events our readers might like to attend? Drop us a line at whatson@thelocal.se

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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