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What’s on in Sweden: July 31 – August 6

What's on in Sweden: Stockholm Pride & International rugby in Stockholm; U2 in Gothenburg; African beach party & Lucy Love (DK) music in Malmö.

What's on in Sweden: July 31 - August 6

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.

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 as the festival reaches its traditional climax with the Pride Parade on Saturday.

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

Stockholm Rugby Tens

The annual Stockholm Tens rugby tournament is on this weekend. Two full days of fast paced, international rugby are on offer with 56 teams participating.

Hosted by the Exiles RFC local teams include Attila, Hammarby and Enköping as well as visiting teams from England, Ireland, Wales, Norway, France, Germany and the United States.

Full catering, and as you would expect, a licensed bar, at the ground.

Price: 60 kronor (free for the under 20s)

Time: Friday July 24th – Sunday July 26th

Location: Årstafältet, Rugby Center, Östbergavägen.

More information: Stockholm Tens 2009

Emil Jensen

If there is one thing you do this week, go see Emil Jensen and his band play in the Pride Park.

Emil Jensen won the hearts of an adoring public last summer after touring last summer with Lars Winnerbäck and Miss Li. He is political, he is witty, he is engagingly talented.

A mix of spoken word, comedy, music and little of whatever takes his fancy.

Price: 300 kronor (full day entry to Pride Park)

Time: Saturday August 1st, 5pm

Tickets: Stockholm Pride

Location: Pride Park, Tantolunden

More information: Stockholm Pride program

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

Eritrean Festival

The Eritrean National Holidays Organizing Committee in Stockholm, or more commonly known as Awahahadit Shimagele Hagerawi Beealat, is proud to present the annual Eritrean Festival.

This year’s festival will feature Yohannes Tikabo (Wedi Tikabo), Idrisay Ismail, Yonas Menghistu and Teklemichael Ghebru (Wedi Ghebru).

Time: July 30th – August 2nd

Location: Eggeby Gård

More information: Eritrean Festival

GOTHENBURG

U2 (IE)

The four year wait is finally over – Bono and his legendary band U2 come to Gothenburg for two concerts at Ullevi this weekend.

Among those joining U2 on their 360° Tour will be Glasvegas, Elbow, Kaiser Chiefs, Snow Patrol och Black Eyed Peas.

Price: 70 kronor

Time: Friday July 31st & Saturday August 1st, 7pm

Tickets: U2 tickets

Location: Ullevi, Skånegatan

More information: U2 at Ullevi

Music on a summer’s eve

Spectacularly located Masthuggs church invites you to join them for “Music on a summer’s eve” every Thursday in the month of August.

To launch the concerts an international renowned organist and the UK most influential organ teacher will be in town to tune up your senses.

The panoramic view from Masthugget is worth the wander up the hill in itself.

Price: Free of charge

Time: August 6th, 7pm

Location: Masthuggs Church, Masthugget

More information: August program at Masthuggs Church

MALMÖ

Lucy Love + Snakes & Jet’s Amazing Bullit Band (DK)

Young Danish rap artist, Lucy Love, combines her sassy text with Snake & Jet’s brand of energetic and instrumental rock to Pildammsteatern as part of Malmö’s summer program of events.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Sunday August 2nd, 7pm

Location: Pildammsteatern

More information: Malmö summer program of events

African Way Café presents Beach party

The charming African Way Café on Östraförstadsgatan is organizing a “Surprise Beach Party down at Ribersborg on Saturday.

Now that it is no longer a surprise I can tell you that DJ Jah, DJ Josy and DJ Nestor will be bringing you the sounds of Africa in the shape of West African Voodoo, JuJu, Makosa, Dance hall, ragga and a whole lot more.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Saturday August 1st, 9pm

Location: Ribersborgs handikappbad

More information: African Way Café

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

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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