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What’s on in Sweden: January 23 – 29

What's on in Sweden: Oasis and Chris Brown in Stockholm; International Film Festival in Gothenburg; Tribute to "The Boss" in Malmö.

What's on in Sweden: January 23 - 29
Slumdog Millionaire at the Gothenburg Film Festival


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

For members


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
Looking for a fun activity to brighten up February? Priscilla du Preez / Unsplash


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.