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What’s on in Sweden: January 23 – 29

What's on in Sweden: January 23 - 29
Slumdog Millionaire at the Gothenburg Film Festival
What's on in Sweden: Oasis and Chris Brown in Stockholm; International Film Festival in Gothenburg; Tribute to "The Boss" in Malmö.


Oasis (UK)

Don’t look back in anger you heard me say – surly Britpop legends Oasis are coming to Stockholm and Globen on Wednesday.

The band released their seventh studio album, “Dig Out Your Soul” in the autumn and the Manchester lads have been kind enough to drop in and give you a taste.

Price: 345 – 495 kronor

Time: Wednesday January 28th, 7.30pm

Tickets: Oasis Tickets

Location: Globen, Globentorget 2

More information: Globen Arenas

Still Flyin (US)

The San Francisco Collective has just been signed by Moshi Moshi and celebrate by playing Stockholm and Debaser on Friday.

Dance music for a big audience.

Price: 100 kronor

Time: Friday January 23rd, 7.30pm

Tickets: On the door

Location: Debaser, Medborgarplatsen

More information: Still Flyin

Chris Brown (US)

Stockholm’s Hovet arena plays host to Grammy-nominated American r&b singer Chris Brown this weekend.

Brown made his debut in 2005 at the tender age of 16 and by 2007 the lad had already released his second album. He is now well on his way to becoming a global household name within his genre and has drawn comparisons to artists such as Michael Jackson and Usher.

Price: 425 kronor

Time: Friday January 23rd, 7.30pm

Tickets: Chris Brown Tickets

Location: Hovet, Globentorget 2

More information: Globe Arenas

Bits of Bob’s Life – Phillippe Blanchard (Fr) & Gemma Higginbotham (UK)

A new creation by Anglo-French choreographers Gemma Higginbotham & Philippe Blanchard – Bits of Bob’s life is the second part in the Adekwhat trilogy on identity.

With humour and a frenetic stage presence the five multinational actors explore the “place called home” and its importance in “today’s cosmopolitan and transient society where ephemeral dwellings become commonplace and the ease of access to information and travel sparks curiosity.”

“This evokes confusion and questions and most importantly the search for a fine balance between past, present and future.”

And who, or what, is Bob?

Price: 220 kronor (half price for those under 26)

Time: Wednesday January 28th – Friday January 30th, 7pm

Tickets: Blanchard/Higginbotham Tickets

Location: Dansens Hus, Barnhusgatan 14

More information: Dansens Hus


Gothenburg International Film Festival

The largest film festival in Scandinavia, one of the largest public film festivals worldwide…The 32nd edition of the film festival is well worth the trip out west, or out of the house if you already live there.

450 films from 70 countries and I’m told the cinnamon buns are to die for. The Gala programme will include Slumdog Millionaire (pictured), Danny Boyle’s Golden Globe-winning film set in Mumbai.

What’s more Milk by Gus Vant Sant and starring Sean Penn will get its Swedish première at this year’s festival.

Time: Friday January 23rd – Monday February 2nd

Tickets: Film Festival Tickets

Location: Cinema theatres across the city

More information: Gothenburg International Film Festival

Dryden Goodwin (UK):Cast

The Hasselblad Foundation opens its exhibition year with work by British photographer Dryden Goodwin.

In this exhibition entitled Cast, Dryden Goodwin presents five ambitious new series of works – Cradle, Shapeshifter, Casting, Caul and Rock.

Each series features portraits of strangers captured by the artist as he has travelled through London.

The title Cast suggests a plurality of meanings, all of which have resonances with the work, from casting a line to casting a shadow, from casting a film role to casting a sculpture, from casting suspicion to casting a spell.

Price: 40 kronor (free for those under 25)

Time: Friday January 24th – Sunday March 8th

Location: Hasseblad Center, Gothenbirg Museum of Art, Götaplatsen

More Information: Hasselblad Center


An evening with Bruce Springsteen

While “The Boss” won’t actually be there his rich body of music will be.

Simon Ohlsson from Silverbullit, Annika Norling and Eagle-Eye Cherry will be among the artists that will be paying tribute to one of the USA’s favourite sons in this very USA kinda week.

Price: 135 kronor

Time: Wednesday January 28th, 7pm

Location: Debaser, Norra Parkgatan 2

Tickets: Bruce Springsteen Tribute Tickets

More Information: Debaser Malmö

Theatre Buffet

Eleven graduating students from the Malmö Theatre Academy will be presenting their work at Bryggeriteatern in Malmö over the coming two weeks.

All the plays are in Swedish but for those keen to test their linguistic skills the plays provide an insight into the themes and faces that are up and coming within theatre in the region.

Plays include Burned Put Paradise, Finanskris Krasch Boom Bang!, The Gay Footballer, Slaughter House 5 and several more.

Price: From 30 kronor

Time: Until January 30th

Location: Bryggeriteatern, Bergsgatan 31,

Tickets: Theatre Buffet Tickets

More Information: Theatre Buffet