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What's on in Sweden: July 24 - 30

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What's on in Sweden: July 24 - 30
Fondazione di Sartirana/Ulrik Löfgren;One Love & Trinity; Stockholm Pride
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What's on in Sweden: Stockholm Pride & Opera al fresco in Stockholm; eccentric variety show in Gothenburg; Möllevången music, theatre & arts festival in Malmö

STOCKHOLM

Stockholm Pride 2009

Yes it is that time of year again - when the sober Stockholm streets are turned into a kaleidoscope of the rainbow in a celebration of the city's LGBT communities.

The festival was established in its current form in 1998 and its burgeoning succes means that Tantolunden on Södermalm will be its base for the last time.

This year's theme is "hetero" with a focus on how heteronormativity impacts on the daily lives of homosexuals, bisexuals and transgender people.

Music, debate, speeches, demonstrations, seminars and whole lotta partying are what's on offer.

Price: 700 kronor for the week

Time: Monday July 27th - Sunday August 2nd

Location: Pride Park, Tantolunden; Pride House, Kulturhuset & venues across the city

More information: Stockholm Pride 2009

Rålambshovsparken Summer Festival 2009

Dogge Dogelito, Nacion Poeta, Saft Stockholm, La Populär, Sayen and Jaime Sanchez are some of the names that represent the plethora of styles and influences that make up Stockholm's multicultural music scene.

Rålambshov park is one of the delights of inner-city Stockholm with a beach, lawns, harbour, skate park and adventure playground.

This weekend the park will be taken over by the above mentioned and hordes of music-loving big-city folk - will you be among them?

Price: Free of charge

Time: Friday July 24th - Sunday July 26th

Location: Rålambshovsparken, Kungsholmen

More information: Rålambshovs Summer Festival 2009

Notti italiane - 1950-1990 Fashion for the world's style icons

Hallwylska museum presents an exhibition of 60 original creations from leading Italian fashion designers - Armani, Versace, Capucci and Valentino are all represented.

The dresses on show have been worn by the like of Princess Diana, Jackie Kennedy, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista.

The exhibition is a collaboration between Hallwyska and the Italian cultural institute.

Price: 70 kronor

Time: Until August 30th 2009

Tickets: Museum entry

Location: Hallwylska Museum, Hamngatan 4

More information: Hallwyska Museum

Opera Gala

Continuing Hallwyska's Italian theme, you are cordially invited to an "Evening in the world of opera" with some of the most beautiful arias, duets and ensembles on offer from the works of Puccini, Verdi, Bellini, Rossini, Mozart et al.

The twice weekly evenings are organized by Stockholm's operetta ensemble and are led by Ann-Lie Kinnunen.

Price: 290 kronor

Time: Every Monday and Tuesday,7pm until August 17th

Tickets: Ticnet

Location: Hallwylska Museum gardens, Hamngatan 4

More information: Hallwyska Museum

GOTHENBURG

Reggae Festival - One Love & Trinity

African Child & the Prophet Unification, Albihno & the Fundamental Band, Dembo the Rootsman and Rough Lynx will be among those playing at Gothenburg's new music venue - Björngårdsvillan in Slottskogen.

Price: 70 kronor

Time: Friday July 25th, 6pm

Tickets: On the gate

Location: Björngårdsvillan in Slottskogen

More information: Festival Köket - Minifestival

Carl-Einar Häckner variety show at Liseberg

Variety is one of those art forms that transcend language and Gothenburg local Carl-Einar Häckner is one of Sweden's leading performers.

The eccentric entertainer is a regular feature in Liseberg's summer programme and this year he presents "The Little Things" (De små grejerna) together with acrobats Azzario Sisters and Marco Noury.

Price: 80 kronor

Time: Until August 2nd, 6pm & 8.30pm

Tickets: Park entry

Location: Stora Scen, Liseberg,

More information: Carl-Einar Häckner at Liseberg

Sofia Karlsson

Sofia Karlsson is a Swedish folk singer. She released her debut solo album, "Folk Songs", in 2002 and has been playing to full houses across Scandinavia ever since.

She is one of the foremost exponents of modern Swedish folk music and her new album "Söder om Kärleken" (lit: South of Love) was released on March 4th.

On Wednesday she will play at Kajskjul 8.

Price: 320 kronor

Time: Wednesday July 29th, 7pm

Location: Kajskjul 8, Packhusplatsen 1

More information: Sofia Karlsson at Kajskjul 8

MALMÖ

Möllevången Festival for the people

This year's Möllenvången festival in the heart of multi-cultural Malmö features a myriad of acts from across the musical spectrum.

The festival is arranged over a series of themed stages - acoustic, blues, chillout, hip-hop, jazz, carneval, queer, reggae, theatre and club. In additional there is the "green stage" and a slew of art exhibitions on offer.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Friday July 24th & Saturday July 25th

Location: Möllevångstorget

More information: Möllevången Festival

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba bring their moving Mali blues to Pildammsteatern.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Saturday July 25th, 7pm

Location: Pildammsteatern, Pildammsparken

More information: Sommarscen Malmö

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