• Sweden edition
 
What's on in Sweden: October 2 - 8
Fiona Tan & Frith Street Gallery; Quique López; Mika Takehara/ISCM World Music D

What's on in Sweden: October 2 - 8

Published: 01 Oct 2009 09:21 GMT+02:00
Updated: 01 Oct 2009 09:21 GMT+02:00

STOCKHOLM

Ordspråk 2009 - International Poetry Festival

Ordspråk is an international poetry festival taking place at Stockholm Stadsteater and the Regina theatre in Uppsala this weekend.

This year's focus is on the USA and brings two double National Poetry Slam Champs, Sonya Reness and Anis Mojgani to these climes.

Compatriot Steve Larkin will also be performing, as well as Andreattah Chuma from Botswana, and Sweden's own Daniel Boyacioglu and Soran Ismail.

Price: 230 kronor

Time: Friday October 2nd & Saturday October 3rd, 7.30pm

Tickets: International Poetry Festival Tickets

Location: Stockholmsstadsteatern, Sergels torg & Reginateatern, Trädgårdsg. 6, Uppsala

More information: International Poetry Festival Programme

Azhar Usman (US)

Azhar Usman was one of the founders of "Allah made me funny", a riproaringly successful stand up show at home in the USA and abroad.

Usman brings his brand of holy humour to Södra Teatern on Tuesday as the guest of the American Embassy in Stockholm and it won't cost you a dime.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Tuesday October 6th, 9.30pm

Tickets: Azhar Usman Tickets

Location: Södra Teatern, Mosebacke torg 1-3

More information: Azhar Usman at Södra Teatern

International American Football - Sweden vs Finland

Sweden's gridiron community gets its own "Finnkamp" when Sweden entertains Finland in an international American Football match in Östermalm on Saturday.

Matches will take place between both women's and men's teams.

Price: 150 kronor

Time: Saturday October 3rd, 11am & 1.15pm

Tickets: At the gate

Location: Östermalms IP, Fiskartorpsvägen 2

More information: International gridiron

Josh Tillman & Malcolm Middleton (US/UK)

US singer-songwriter Josh Tillman made his name as a member of the Seattle band The Fleet Foxes.

The release of his solo album, "Vacilando Territory Blues" in the early spring 2009 has establish him as a rising star in his own right and has won him praise worldwide.

Scot Malcolm Middleton, one half of the pop duo Arab Strap will support.

Price: 150 kronor

Time: Friday October 2, 7pm

Tickets: Josh Tillman Tickets

Location: Debaser Medis, Medborgaplatsen

More information: Josh Tillman at Debaser

GOTHENBURG

ISCM World New Music Days

ISCM World New Music Days is a large international festival with a focus on new contemporary music and sound art. Composers from around the globe have sent in works to the festival which unites musicians from all corners of the world in three locations across Sweden - Visby, Växjö and Gothenburg.

The festival hold its finale this weekend in central Gothenburg

Price: 100 kronor for the festival card plus concert entry

Time: Thursday October 1st - Sunday October 4th

Tickets: Listen to the World Tickets

Location: Locations across Gothenburg

More information: Listen to the World

Ane Brun (NO)

Norwegian singer-songwriter Ane Brun brings her myriad country and blues-inspired talents to Lorensbergteatern on Sunday.

Brun has scored a series of successes since moving to Stockholm nine years ago. Her latest album "Changing of the Seasons" further established her burgeoning reputation in Scandinavia and abroad.

Price: 300 kronor

Time: Sunday October 4th, 8pm

Tickets: Ane Brun Tickets

Location: Lorensbergsteatern, Berzelliigatan 4

More information: Ane Brun plays Gothenburg

inuti - Jeanette Langert

Gothenburg-based choreographer Jeanetta Langert returns with "inuti" - a dance performance drawing inspiration from the work of Elfride Jelinek (the 2004 winner of the Nobel prize for literature).

Langert has previously won praise for "Fröken", an interpretation of August Strindberg's "Miss Julie" and she is one of the most exciting young dance choreographers working Sweden today.

Price: 150/110 kronor

Time: Thursday October 8th, 11am (open rehearsal); Friday October 16th, 7pm (première); Saturday October 17th, 7pm & Wednesday October 21st, 1.30pm & 7pm

Tickets: inuti Tickets

Location: Pustervik Teater, Järntorgsgatan 12

More information: Pustervik Theatre

Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art

The fifth Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art continues this week at venues across the city.

This year’s theme is "What a Wonderful World," and is curated by Celia Prado and Johan Pousette, and presents works by 17 artists from different parts of the world.

Price: Gothenburg Art Biennial hours & admission

Time: Saturday September 5th - Sunday November 15th

Tickets: Venue entry

Location: Art Biennial Venues

More information: Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art

MALMÖ/LUND

Kings of Convenience (NO)

Norway's equivalent to Simon & Garfunkel, the Kings of Convenience are back with a new album entitled "Declaration of Dependence" and come to Lund on the second date of their Scandinavian tour.

The duo broke through in 200 with their self-titled album, followed up with "Quiet is the New Loud" and "Riot on an Empty Street" in 2004, and have worked with the likes of Feist.

Price: 250 kronor

Time: Sunday October 4th, 7pm

Tickets: Kings of Convenience Tickets

Location: Mejeriet, Stora Södergatan 64

More information: Kings of Convenience play Mejeriet

Lisa Ekdahl

Jazz queen Lisa Ekdahl brings her dulcet tones to Malmö's Babel on Saturday.

Ekdahl is one of the most well known Swedish performers and has produced memorable music in both Swedish and English.

This tour promises something of the "Best of Lisa" and is promoting her latest album "Give Me That Slow Knowing Smile".

Price: 275 kronor

Time: Saturday October 3rd, 7pm

Tickets: Lisa Ekdahl Tickets

Location: Babel, Spångatan 38

More information: Lisa Ekdahl at Babel

NORRKÖPING/LINKÖPING

Bern Kerlsey (UK) - Sweden's only Swinglish comic

Sweden based Anglo comic and The Local blogger Ben Kersley brings his brand of quintessentially Swinglish humour to the twin cities of Norrköping and Linköping next week.

Ben will also be performing at the Playhouse Theatre in Stockholm on Sunday October 11th.

Time: Sunday October 4th, 7.30pm & Wednesday October 7th, 7.30pm

Tickets: On the door

Location: Kultukammaren, Norrköping & Lillascenen, Linköping

More information: Ben Kersley - 110% Lagom

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)

Your comments about this article

Today's headlines
Science
Swedes discover rare Antarctic fossils

Swedes discover rare Antarctic fossils

Researchers from Sweden have been speaking about a rare discovery of mammal fossils in the Antarctic. READ  

Ukraine conflict
Sweden Democrats reject EU-Ukraine pact
The Sweden Democrats have two MEPs, seen here with the party's leader Jimmie Åkesson. Photo: TT

Sweden Democrats reject EU-Ukraine pact

BREAKING: The European Parliament has backed an 'historic' agreement to allow closer trade between the EU and Ukraine, but the nationalist Sweden Democrats were among those trying to block the deal on Tuesday. READ  

Elections 2014
Löfven to get no help from Sweden's Liberals
Liberal party leader Jan Björklund. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

Löfven to get no help from Sweden's Liberals

UPDATED: Liberal Party leader Jan Björklund says he has no plans to join a government with the election-winning Social Democrats, as Sweden's political future remains uncertain. READ  

Analysis
'Evolution' for Sweden's crowd-funding scene
Photo: Victor1558/Flickr

'Evolution' for Sweden's crowd-funding scene

The Local checks out crowd-funding in Sweden as US giant Kickstarter announces plans to launch in Scandinavia. READ  

Opinion
Scandinavia and Scotland: closer links?
Brit Kester Gibson (left) thinks Scotland should split from the UK but Swede Mimi Coglianos disagrees. Photos: private

Scandinavia and Scotland: closer links?

Scotland votes on whether to become independent this week and the Scottish National Party has suggested closer ties with Scandinavia if the 'yes' camp wins. The Local asked two readers if they agreed with Scotland splitting from the UK. READ  

Sport
Malmö gear up for Champions League
Sweden's biggest club Malmö face Juventus on Tuesday. Photo:TT

Malmö gear up for Champions League

Malmö are the first Swedish club in the Champion's League for more than a decade but they face a tough debut fixture against Italian champions Juventus in their Group A opener. READ  

Sweden earthquake 'was strongest in 100 years'
The town of Mora, near where the earthquake hit. Photo: Shutterstock

Sweden earthquake 'was strongest in 100 years'

An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale shook parts of central Sweden on Monday and experts have revealed it was the strongest in a century. READ  

Elections 2014
Löfven rules out making government with the Left
Left Party leader Jonas Sjöstedt. Photo: TT

Löfven rules out making government with the Left

Election winner Stefan Löfven announced on Monday that he would not form a government with the Left Party, a move that party's leader called a "huge mistake". READ  

Elections 2014
Six big headaches for Stefan Löfven
Stefan Löfven: a man with a lot on his plate. Photo: Sören Andersson/TT

Six big headaches for Stefan Löfven

Stefan Löfven has started talks to form a new government, but the former welder faces huge challenges in bringing together an administration that will work. The Local explains why. READ  

Business
Microsoft to buy Swedish Minecraft makers

Microsoft to buy Swedish Minecraft makers

UPDATED: Microsoft announced on Monday that it was buying Swedish company Mojang, which was behind the hit game Minecraft, for $2.5 billion (17.9 billion kronor). READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Sponsored Article
How to start a business in Stockholm
Society
How I became a surf blogger when I moved to Sweden
Gallery
People-watching: September 13th
Society
Why is Stockholm's Södermalm so cool?
Gallery
People-watching: September 11th
Blog updates

15 September

Liten, litet, små & lilla (The Swedish Teacher) »

"Hej igen! Have you ever been confused about when to use “liten”, “litet”, “små” and “lilla”? Today I’m going to sort out how use the adjective “liten” (small) and the different forms of it. Liten or litet? “Liten” is the form we will use when referring to a noun with the gender “en”. For example: Min pappa har en..." READ »

 

12 September

EU sanctions: necessary, effective and timely (The Diplomatic Dispatch) »

"Regular readers of this blog know I’ve written about the Russia-Ukraine crisis here. Today I’ve chosen to share an article by the UK Minister for Europe, David Lidington, with my readers: This week the European Union imposed further sanctions on Russia. This decision followed months of destabilisation of Ukraine by Russia, and months of political..." READ »

 
 
 
Gallery
People-watching: September 13th
Politics
Five possible election outcomes
Politics
Sweden elections: How do they work?
Politics
Sweden elections: Who's who?
Lifestyle
What's on in Sweden
Gallery
Property of the week - Hornstull, Stockholm
Analysis
Five differences between the UK and Sweden
Welshman Jonny Luck is now a chef in Sweden
Society
How I opened my own restaurant in Sweden's Malmö
Sponsored Article
Stockholm tech fest: relive the magic
Gallery
People-watching September 8th
Photo: TT
Politics
Feminists fight for first seats
Politics
Immigration cut push from Sweden Democrats
Sheryl Sandberg says women have "low expectations"
Tech
Facebook exec talks women's limits in Swedish business
Politics
Left Party calls for justice and equality
Politics
Green Party wants 'better world' for kids
Lifestyle
The five best Swedish songs of the month
Sponsored Article
Introducing… Insurance in Stockholm
National
Huge clear up underway after Skåne floods
Politics
Sweden's Alliance reveals full manifesto
Tech
Sweden's highest peak to lose title next year
Politics
How immigration became a key election issue
Sponsored Article
Graduates: Insure your income in Sweden with AEA
Sponsored Article
Introducing...Your finances in Stockholm
Sponsored Article
Introducing...Housing in Stockholm
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

868
jobs available
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions is an innovative business company which provides valuable assistance with the Swedish Authorities, Swedish language practice and general communications. Call 073-100 47 81 or visit:
www.swedishdowntown.com
PSD Media
PSD Media is marketing company that offers innovative solutions for online retailers. We provide modern solutions that help increase traffic and raise conversion. Visit our site at:
http://psdmedia.se
If you want to drink, that’s your business.
If you want to stop, we can help.

Learn more about English-language Alcoholics Anonymous in Sweden. No dues. No fees. Confidentiality assured.
AA-EUROPE.ORG/SWEDEN