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What’s on in Sweden: March 27 – April 2

What's on in Sweden: English pop quiz and Soha in Stockholm; Jazz festival in Gothenburg; Bob Dylan & Jenny Wilson in Malmö.

What's on in Sweden: March 27 - April 2

STOCKHOLM

Postcard from Scotland – The Pop Quiz

Postcard from Scotland this month will begin with the premiere of Postcard……The Pop Quiz. With fantastic prizes, giveaways, fun and games this is one night not to be missed. Starting at 8pm sharp at Södermalm’s Bonden bar.

This month we are also honoured with the presence of James Alexander Graham, lead singer of Glasgow based group The Twilight Sad, for a DJ set. Graham is fresh from a European tour backing post rock legends Mogwai.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Saturday March 28th, 7pm – 1am

Location: Bonden Bar, Bondegatan 1c

More information: Bonden Bar

Nola Rae (UK) – Stockholm mime festival

Nola Rae MBE is one of the UK’s most innovative and important artists. She is educated at the Royal Ballet School and by Marcel Marceau and is in Stockholm to take part in a four day mime festival (Homage to Marcel Marceau II) that comes to a climax this weekend.

Rae’s performance, “Mozart Preposteroso”, is a mix of clowning, mime, dance, puppet show and controlled craziness.

Price: 180 kronor

Time: Friday March 27th, 8pm

Tickets: Nola Rae Tickets

Location: Boulevardteatern, Götgatan 73

More information: Boulevard Teatern

Soha (France)

Imagine a mix of Erykah Badu, Buena Vista Social Club, Sade and Billie Holiday. And of a musical style that seamlessly blends together classic French chanson, Cuban, African, disco, Jamaican dub, tango, bossa nova, pop and rich soul.

Soha is undoubtedly destined for be one of the most talked-about artists in 2009.

Price: 240 kronor

Time: Saturday March 28th, 8pm

Tickets: Soha Tickets

Location: Södra Teatern, Mosebacke torg 1-3

More information: Soha Live

The Pre-Raphaelites at National Museum

A rare opportunity to see an extensive survey of the Pre-Raphaelites, a 19th century secretive brotherhood of romantic artists, presents itself at the National Museum.

The brotherhood which was formed in London in 1848 as a revolt against the prevailing art ideals has long since shed its controversial roots and has come to influence popular culture, fashion, advertising and legions of of contemporary artists.

Price: 100 kronor (80 kronor concessions)

Time: Until May 24th, 11am – 5pm/8pm

Tickets: Museum entry only

Location: National Museum, Södra Blasieholmshamnen

More information: Art Exhibitions you musn’t miss

GOTHENBURG

Swedish Jazz Celebration

Swedish Jazz Celebration continues in Gothenburg this weekend. The festival’s definition of jazz is typically broad – anything from traditional jazz to new club music and other improvisational music verging on art music.

Anyone who is anyone in Sweden’s jazz scene will be there over the four day festival at several venues across Gothenburg.

Price: 150/260 kronor per day

Time: Wednesday March 25th – Saturday March 28th

Tickets: Swedish Jazz Celebration Tickets

Location: Trädgår’n, Stenhammarsalen, Nefertiti, Röhsska Museet, Vara Folkhögskola and Vara Konserthus

More information: Swedish Jazz Celebration

Division of Laura Lee

Since their stage debut in 1997 Division of Laura Lee have held their audience in a poisonous spell of violence, energy, darkness and uncompromising lyrics. A case of “once bitten, never shy” for many of their devoted following.

The band present material from their new album “Violence is Timeless” at legendary Gothenburg rock club Sticky Fingers.

Price: 80 kronor

Time: Saturday March 28th, 9pm

Tickets: Sticky Fingers Tickets

Location: Sticky Fingers, Kaserntorget 7

More information: Sticky Fingers

MALMÖ/LUND

Bob Dylan (US)

Legendary US crooner Bob Dylan completes his three date Sweden tour with a performance at Malmö Arena on Saturday.

One of those select group of artists that needs no introduction wherever in the world he plays.

Price: 435-630 kronor

Time: Saturday March 28th.

Tickets: Ticnet

Location: Malmö Arena, Hyllie

More Information: Malmö Arena

Jenny Wilson

Jenny Wilsson is a Swedish artist whose curious blend of artistic creativity and style place her head and shoulders above many of her peers.

Wilson’s debut album “Love and Youth” won praise from all corners and an international tour followed.

Her second album “Hardships” is more soul and raw r’n’b but no less promising for that. International mega-success awaits this enigmatic performer.

Jenny Wilson will also perform at Gothenburg’s Nefertiti on April 2nd.

Price: 180 kronor

Time: Wednesday April 1st, 9pm

Tickets: Jenny Wilson Tickets

Location: Babel, Spångatan 38

More Information: Babel

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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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