What's on in Sweden: August 21 - 27
Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 20 Aug 2009, 12:03
Published: 20 Aug 2009 12:03 GMT+02:00
Cirkus Cirkör - Inside Out
Demand for tickets for the latest offering from one of Sweden's biggest ensembles, Cirkus Cirkör, has been phenomenal.
Eleven extra performances have been scheduled for the month of August for this show - Inside Out - which is about something as simple as life.
A circus drama at breakneck speed for the whole family. Featuring the rock band Irya's Playground.
Price: 330 kronor
Time: Until Saturday August 29th
Tickets: Cirkus Cirkör Tickets
Location: Dansens Hus, Norra Bantorget
More information: Cirkus Cirkör at Dansens Hus
The world famous Cullberg Ballet treat the Vitabergsparken audience to a performance of Johan Inger's "Position of Elsewhere."
The Cullberg Ballet has been a leading company on the front line of modern dance for five decades. The ensemble has performed in more than forty countries and is an important cultural ambassador for Sweden.
Price: Free of charge
Time: Saturday August 22nd & Sunday Agust 23rd,
Location: Parkteatern, Vitabergsparken
More information: Parkteatern
Progg posters at Nordiska Museet
The 1970s were a revolutionary time - or so the story goes.
Sweden, well Stockholm, hosted its own "Woodstock" on Gärdet in the hazy days of June 1970. The festival was free to all and is credited with being the birthplace of the Swedish music movement.
The music movement began organizing itself as a real alternative to the commercial music industry and was later renamed "progressive", and ultimately, more fondly, just "progg".
The Nordiska Museet's exhibition of posters from this time show that "progg" had a broader focus than simply music and, much like file-sharing today, reflected an attempt to create a radical "counter-culture".
"Progg" also embodied political and social mobilisation: the solidarity movements, class consciousness and the women's liberation movement.
Price: Free entry
Time: Until October 4th, 10pm - 5pm
Location: Nordiska Museet, Djurgården
More information: Progg Posters at Nordiska
Pick your own at Rosenhill Farm
Rosenhill is a traditional family farm using organic methods to produce vegetables, apples and apple juice. Located on the island of Ekerö, the laid back relaxed atmosphere is within easy reach of city dwellers looking to enjoy the Swedish countryside.
It is harvest time and Rosenhill lays on a series of events to encourage those more used to buying their produce at their local Ica or Konsum to make the trip and take the chance to pick your own.
Until September you can pick your own herbs, tomatoes, onions, currants, berries, plums and other fruits & vegetables.
This Saturday at 6pm Rosenhill will welcome the West Indian sounds of the Taxi Stand Steel Band.
Time: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am to 5pm
Location: Rosenhill, Ekerö - bus 309 or 311 from Brommaplan to Nyckelby
More information: Rosenhill Farm
The Midnight Run
Long a Stockholm institution, Gothenburg last year caught the Midnattsloppet (Midnight Run) bug. So on Saturday the city's streets will once again be lined with festive spectators turning out to cheer on the masses of panting runners of all shapes, ages and sizes.
If you fancy joining in the fun, enrollments are taken up to moments before the race begins.
Price: 450 kronor
Time: Saturday August 22nd, 10pm
Tickets: Midnight Run Entry
Location: Gothenburg city centre
More information: The Midnight Run
The hub & Metro-Boulot-Dodo
The hub, one of the UK’s most innovative music organizations and cultural enterprises present the SEAS Club, a nightclub with house musicians and DJ’s on tour - performing and working together with local musicians in a series of workshops and performances.
The hub is part of the Black/North SEAS tour.
Metro-Boulot-Dodo is a sort of nightclub where a world traveller enters a bar (Pustervik's bar stage) meets a magician and thereby kicks off a strange, colourful evening. During which time the public is filmed and some hours later everyone gets to see the edited result.
Price: Free entry
Time: August 21st & August 22nd, 9pm - 3am
Location: Pustervik theatre, Järntorgsgatan 12
More information: Pustervik Theatre
Stephen Lynch - The 3 Balloons Tour (US)
US artist Stephen Lynch is, by his own admission, "a musician trapped in a comedians body". He made his debut on Broadway in 2006 in the leading role in "The Wedding Singer".
Lynch's music-based humour show has given him a growing and faithful audience across the globe.
Price: From 320 kronor
Time: Tuesday August 11th - Sunday August 16th
Tickets: Stephen Lynch at Lorensberg Theatre
Location: Lorensbergsteatern, Berzeliigatan 4
More information: Stephen Lynch
Malmö Festival reaches its shattering crescendo on Friday with a whole host of festivities for all the family.
This year's festival has a focus on arts and design and the city - the festival arena - remains embellished with exclusive and exciting sculptures, installations, fashion shows and exhibitions.
True to the age-old adage that a festival marches on its stomach, the famed food court has focus on local and Fairtrade food.
The Malmö Festival is free and gives Sweden's most multicultural city a chance to display its myriad attractions.
Price: Free of charge
Time: Until Friday August 21st
Location: Malmö Festival Venues
More information: Malmö Festival
These people are seriously funky and will play at Malmö's Inkonst next Thursday.
The evening will feature spectacular guest performances in the form of music and acrobatics.
Price: 50 kronor
Time: Thursday August 27th, 10pm
Location: Inkonst, Bergsgatan 29
More information: Inkonst
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