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What's on in Sweden: June 6 - 13

The Local · 5 Jun 2008, 17:39

Published: 05 Jun 2008 17:39 GMT+02:00

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National Day

Skansen open air park and zoo is the place to be to celebrate Sweden's national day. There are activities all day, with the Royal Family putting in an appearance in the early evening.

Location: Skansen

Time: June 6th, 11am - 8pm

More information: Skansen

A taste of Stockholm

Some of Stockholm's best restaurants gather one place to sell some tasty morsels, often at a knock-down price.

Location: Kungsträdgården

Time: Thursday, Friday 11am - 11.30pm, Saturday 11am - 10pm

More information: A taste of Stockholm

Euro 2008

Follow Sweden's fortunes at Euro 2008 at a club named after battling midfielder Tobias Linderoth. First up, Sweden v Greece on Tuesday.

Location: Street, Hornstulls strand 4

Time: Tuesday, 6.30pm

More information: Klubb Linderoth


Happy Gothenburg

The Happy Gothenburg society brings together some 4,000 musicians, singers, dancers and gymnasts for a long weekend of festivities.

Location: All over the city. Check out the website below.

Time: All weekend

More information: Happy Gothenburg

Tomorrow always belongs to us

A new exhibition featuring some of the most exciting young painters in the Nordic region.

Location: Göteborgs Konsthall, Götaplatsen

Date: June 5th - September 28th

More information: Göteborgs Konsthall

Euro 2008

Dig out your yellow jersey and watch Sweden take on holders Greece at Euro 2008.

Location: Kajskjul 8, Packhuskajen

Time: Tuesday, Doors open 6pm

More information: Kajskjul 8


Amanda Jenssen

She came second in Swedish Idol and she's just released her first album. And here she is, performing free at Folkets Park.

Location: Folkets Park

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Time: June 6th, 5pm - 5.45pm

More information: Folkets Park

Gary Louris

If football's not your thing, Gary Louris from the Jayhawks might be just the thing on Tuesday evening. It's a free concert too.

Location: Friisgatan 26

Time: Tuesday, On stage at 9pm

More information: Kulturbolaget

Euro 2008

Big screen football for free at Folkets park. And not just Sweden's games either.

Location: Folkets Park

Time: June 7th - 12th, 5pm - 11pm

More information: Folkets Park

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Today's headlines
Swedish photographer shot near Mosul
Hansen was being operated on in the Iraqi city of Erbil on Sunday. Photo: Nora Lorek/ TT

Paul Hansen, a photographer working for Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter, has sustained light injuries after being hit by what appears to be a sniper while covering the battle for the Isis-held city of Mosul in Iraq.

Trollhättan remembers school attack victims
'It was an attack on all of Sweden,' Education Minister Gustav Fridolin said. Photo: Thomas Johansson/ TT

Hundreds of people on Saturday turned out for a torchlight procession in the small town of Trollhättan in southwestern Sweden to honour the victims of last year’s deadly school attack there.

Sweden wants emission-free cars in EU by 2030
Photo: Jessica Gow/ TT

Sweden's environment minister on Saturday urged the European Union to ban petrol and diesel-powered vehicles from 2030.

Hundreds protest Swedish asylum laws
Around 1,000 people protested in Stockholm. Photo: Fredrik Persson/ TT

Hundreds of people on Saturday demonstrated in Stockholm and in many other parts of the country to protest Sweden’s tough new laws on asylum-seekers.

Dylan removes Nobel-mention from website
The American musician has more or less responded to the news with silence. Photo: Per Wahlberg

American singer-song writer Bob Dylan has removed any mention of him being named one of this year’s Nobel Prize laureates on his official website.

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Asylum requests in Sweden down by 70 percent
Sweden's migration minister Morgan Johansson. Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

Sweden received 70 percent fewer requests for asylum in the period between January and September 2016 than it did during the same time last year, the country’s justice and migration minister Morgan Johansson has revealed.

The unique story of Stockholm's floating libraries
The Stockholm archipelago book boat. Photo: Roger Hill.

Writer Roger Hill details his journeys on the boats that carry books over Stockholm's waterways and to its most remote places.

Refugee crisis
Second Stockholm asylum centre fire in a week
The new incident follows a similar fire in Fagersjö last week (pictured). Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Police suspect arson in the blaze, as well as a similar incident which occurred last Sunday.

More misery for Ericsson as losses pile up
Ericsson interim CEO Jan Frykhammar presenting its third quarter results. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT

The bad news just keeps coming from the Swedish telecoms giant.

Facebook 'sorry' for removing Swedish cancer video
A computer displaying Facebook's landing page. Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

The social media giant had censored a video explaining how women should check for suspicious lumps in their breasts.

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