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What’s on in Sweden: September 12 – 18

What’s on in Sweden: September 12th - 18th. Johnny Logan and American Football in Stockholm; Ukulele orchestra and psychobilly legends in Gothenburg; Cinema Bizarre and dance fusion in Malmö.

What’s on in Sweden: September 12 - 18

STOCKHOLM

Johnny Logan

Irish Eurovision Song Contest legend Johnny Logan comes to Stockholm on Sunday. Logan, made famous with hits such as “What’s Another Year” and “Hold Me Now”, won the Eurovision song contest for his country on a record three occasions (once as a songwriter).

Logan will be joined at the historic China Theatre venue by “friends” – these are not reported to include Dustin the Turkey.

Price: 370 kronor

Location: China Theatre, Berzelli Park

Time: Sunday September 14th, 8pm

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More information: www.chinateatern.se

Sugarplum Fairy

This Swedish pop-rock band are the pride of Borlänge. They took their name from a version of the Beatles’ song “A Day in the Life” where John Lennon counts the song in by saying “sugar-plum-fairy, sugar-plum-fairy.”

Sugarplum Fairy have established themselves as a promising voice in Swedish pop after releasing a debut album entitled “Young & Armed” in 2004. Their third album “The Wild One” will be on advance sale at Debaser.

Price: 160 kronor

Location: Debaser, Slussen

Time: Tuesday, September 16th

Tickets:www.tickster.com

More Information: www.debaser.se

Charlotte Engelkes – Forellen and Me

Singer, dancer, actor and scene personality Charlotte Engelkes returns with her debut work at Stockholm’s contemporary dance centre Dansens Hus.

“Forellen and Me” is a humorous saga about a singer wandering in a changing landscape featuring a gluten-allergic flourmaid, a fishing nun, a swelling crow, winter, fields and a happy wanderer who is not quite on the same wavelength as everyone else.

Price: 200 kronor, 100 kronor for those under-26

Location: Dansens Hus, Barnhusgatan 12-14

Time: Wednesday September 17th, 7pm

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More information: www.dansenshus.se

American Football

Swedish Championship semi-finals – American Football Super Series. This Saturday, the Stockholm Mean Machine will meet Limhamn Griffins in one of the semi-finals in the Swedish national American football series.

Location: Zinkensdamn IP.

Time: Saturday September 13th, 1.30pm

The second semi-final will also be played on Saturday between the Arlanda Jets and the Carlstad Crusaders.

Location: Midgårdsvallen.

Time: Saturday September 13th, 5pm

More information:www.amerikanskfotboll.com

GOTHENBURG

East India Ship -Götheborg

The East India Ship Götheborg has returned home to Sweden’s second city after its summer tour. The vintage vessel has visited 15 cities around the Baltic Sea and interest has been massive wherever the ship has docked.

This weekend gives those in Gothenburg the chance to get onboard and feel the atmosphere of the high seas, silk route travel to China and an insight into the history of the East India Company. Watch out for the press gang…

Price: 100 kronor, 50 kronor for 7-16 year-old and free for under 7s

Location: Eriksberg Pir 4, Gothenburg

Time: Saturday September 13th – Sunday September 21st, 11am-4pm

More information: www.soic.se

The Meteors

The Meteors a.k.a “The Kings of psychobilly” are coming to Storan and 7 Sins on Friday.

So dust off the flat top and take a trip back to the early eighties and into the rockabilly genre that the UK’s Meteors did much to initiate. They are supported by Joe Hellraiser & the Graverobbin’ Bastards.

Price: 195 kronor

Location: Storan, Kunsparken 1

Time: Friday September 12th, 10pm

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More Information: www.storan.nu

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

“Plucking brilliant!” wrote the UK Sunday Times to describe this ensemble’s eclectic brand of performing art.

The orchestra serves up a broad selection of music from Tchaikovsky to Nirvana and everything in between with the help of voice and the ukulele alone.

Location: Lorensbergsteatern, Berzelligatan 4

Time: Tuesday September 16th

Tickets: www.ticnet.se

More information: www.lorensbergsteatern.se

MALMÖ

Cinema Bizarre (GER)

German band Cinema Bizarre met on the internet and their presence in cyberspace is formidable with fan sites singing their praises in all corners of the virtual world. Among their fans are rumoured to be Malcolm McClaren and Depeche Mode, no less.

The glam, new wave, electro and rock, rockers can be seen in actual reality at Kulturbolaget on Sunday.

Price: 220 kronor

Location: Kulturbolaget (KB), Bergsgatan 18

Time: Sunday September 14th, 8pm

Tickets:www.ticnet.se

More Information: www.kulturbolaget.se

Three Style Fusion

Three dancers and three musicians challenge and inspire each other in this pacy and moving performance. Featuring Damon Frost, Jannie Bergren and Andreas Berchtold.

The rhythms of street are mixed with flamenco and folk dance and combine percussion, guitar and string in a playful and spontaneous, while intense, mix.

Price: 150 kronor

Location: Båghallarna, Västra Hamnen

Time: Friday September 12th, 7.30 pm

More Information: www.skanedansteater.se

The Aggrolites (US)

The Aggrolites are a five-man band from LA who mix old school reggae, rock, soul and funk into a genre dubbed “dirty reggae” which is the name of the band’s first album, released in 2003.

They love their LA and they love their reggae and they will be playing at the legendary Malmö venue, Kulturbolaget, on Thursday.

Price: 175 kronor

Location: Kulturbolaget (KB), Bergsgatan 18

Time: Thursday September 18th, 9pm

Tickets:www.ticnet.se

More Information: www.kulturbolaget.se

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WHAT’S ON: Events for English-speakers in Sweden in February

It's a good idea to go out and socialize during the dark Scandinavian winter. But where to go? Here's an overview of events taking place for English speakers in Sweden for February 2020.

WHAT'S ON: Events for English-speakers in Sweden in February
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STOCKHOLM

English Debate Club

Where: Cafe Dox, Stora Nygatan 31, Gamla Stan, 111 27

When: February 4th, 6pm – 8pm

Event by: The English Debate Club

The English Debate Club in Stockholm is a place where people can improve their English language and debating skills. Native English speakers who would like to brush up on their debating skills are also welcome. The event is free to attend.

Spanish tapas gastronomic workshop

Where: Ekhagsvägen 44, Östermalm

When: February 4th, 10am – 1:30pm

Event by: Anna Fernandez

Are you looking for some sunlight in the dark Swedish winter? Dive into the Mediterranean cuisine during this cooking workshop where you'll get started with Spanish tapas. Among other things, Spanish artichokes, tortilla and prawns are on the menu, and tickets are 950 kronor. 

Architecture, Food trends and Microgreens seminar 

Where:   Gärdesgatan 14, Stockholm 
 

When: February 6th, 5pm – 9pm

Event by: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Stoccolma

The Italian Trade Agency is organizing a seminar about sustainability, social engagement and the new shape of local production in the food industry. The event is part of the Stockholm Design Week, running from February 3rd to 9th. Anyone interested in developments in sustainable food production is welcome at the Italian Cultural Institute.

Workshop: What You Need to Thrive As a Freelancer and Entrepreneur

Where: Frey's Hotel Lilla Radmannen, Rådmansgatan 67

When: February 13th, 3.30pm – 5pm

Event by: Supreneur

For many people, the freedom of working as a freelancer is a dream. But what do you need to make your start as a freelancer or entrepreneur a success? This workshop promises to give you the necessary knowledge and tools to create a flying start with your projects. The events costs 120 kronor plus VAT per person.

How To Fall In Love, an improvised romantic comedy

Where: Pygméteatern, Vegagatan 17, 113 29 

When: February 14th and 15th

Event by: Half the Group

The show 'How to Fall in Love' is billed as “a romantic comedy that has never been seen before”. The performance is improvised and based on suggestions from the audience. Enjoy a Valentine's celebration with a difference at the Pygméteatern. Tickets are 200 kronor.

Old School Recreational Dodgeball

Where: Location available after registration

When: February 15th, 2pm – 4pm

Event by: Sport Friends Stockholm

Sport is a good way to meet new people in Sweden, and dodgeball may be familiar to you from school. It's a ball game where players from two different teams try to throw balls at each other while preventing them from being hit themselves. If you get hit, you're out. Attendance costs 50 kronor to cover the cost of venue hire.

Milo Edwards: Pindos

Where: Bacchi´s Pub och Restaurang, 5 Järntorgsgatan, 111 29 Södermalm

When: February 10th, 8pm – 10pm

Event by: Milo Edwards

Comedian Milo Edwards is taking his award-winning comedy show 'Pindos' to the Swedish capital. The show is about his experiences with living in Russia, where he “became a Russian TV star, got arrested in deepest Russia and discovered what happens when a country is run by a shirtless man on a horse”. Buy tickets via the Eventbrite site.

MALMÖ

Joe Eagan presents: Malmö English Comedy Night

Where: Scandic Triangeln, Triangeln 2, 211 43

When: February 7th, 8pm – 10pm

Event by: English Comedy Malmö

This event marks the start of a new season of English Comedy Night at Scandic Triangeln. This show welcomes acts Stephen Carlin (Scotland) and Rahul Kohli (UK). Tickets cost 175 kronor for early bird tickets and 195 kronor for regular tickets.

LUND

Start your own business

Where: Ekska Huset, Sankt Petri Kyrkogata 4, Lund

When: February 6th, 1pm – 5pm

Event by: International Citizens Hub Lund

During this event Åsa Ohlsson from Coompanion Skåne and Helén Forssander from Lund Nyföretagarcentrum tell you all the ins and outs around starting your own business. What do you need to start your own company? And how to achieve success and build a network? You can join the event for free, but registration is compulsory.

Visit to Lund Cathedral

Where: Lund Cathedral, Kyrkogatan 4, Lund

When: February 21th, 10am – 11am

Event by: International Citizens Hub Lund

Did you know the cathedral in Lund is the most visited church in Sweden? The medieval building attracts over 700,000 visitors per year. The International Citizens Hub Lund is organizing a guided tour to this historic site. The event is free of charge, but you do have to register to attend.

UPPSALA

Philosophy reading group: Essays in Love – Alain de Botton

Where: Svartbäcksgatan 19, 753 32 Uppsala

When: February 12th, 7pm – 8.30pm

Event by: Uppsala English Bookshop

The English Bookshop in Uppsala hosts several themed book clubs. This time the philosophy reading group is reading 'Essays in Love' by Alain de Botton. It costs 60 kronor for tea and cake, plus an extra 165 kronor if you want to buy the book. The event starts at 7pm, signing up for the event is possible by either dropping by the shop or contacting them via Facebook.

HELSINGBORG

International Coffee Morning

Where: Cafe Birger – Bollbrogatan 1, 252 25 Helsingborg

When: February 11th, 9am – 10.30pm

Event by: Helsingborg International Connections

The International Coffee Morning in Helsingborg is a place to meet new friends and learn more about Helsingborg. The event is hosted every month at the library cafe near Stadsparken. Helsingborg International Connections organizes English-speaking events for the local international community more often and is available for anyone with questions about living, working and studying in Helsingborg.

LINKÖPING

Bear With Me comedy show

Where: Ågatan 39, 582 22 

When: February 13th, 8pm – 10pm

Event by: New York Legends

Three international comedians from Israel, Croatia and Russia join their forces at New York Legends in Linköping. The very well-reviewed show is about relationships, politics and the mysterious “Russian soul”. Tickets are 120 kronor online or 150 kronor (cash) at the door.

UMEÅ

Thursday meetup and afterwork at a pub

Where: O'Learys – Skolgatan 64D

When: Thursday February 13th, 6pm – 8pm

Event by: Umeå Language & Culture Exchange

A meetup at a pub is always a good idea. The group 'Language & Culture Exchange' brings together native and non-native speakers of many different languages in the northern town of Umeå. Students, immigrants, expats or travellers are all welcome to join at the pub O'Learys at Skolgatan.

GOTHENBURG

Yin Yoga in English

Where: Karl Johansgatan 84, 41455

When: Tuesday February 11th, 6.45pm – 7.30pm

Event by: Mindful Yoga

For those who need to become completely zen, you can go to Yin Yoga in Gothenburg. The lessons are taught in English. During the 75 min class, the focus will be on gaining flexibility and mobility and developing a habit of listening to your body.

Friday afterwork at Yaki Da

Where: Yaki-Da – Storgatan 47

When: Friday February 21th, 7pm – 1.30pm

Event by: Göteborg Expat Group

The Gothenburg Expats group organizes weekly events for internationals in the Swedish port city. The Friday afterwork is organized in the 'Yaki Da' pub. There is free pizza and drinks are half price 10pm.

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