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What’s on in Sweden: August 21 – 27

What's on in Sweden: Cirkus Cirkör and "progg" poster exhibition in Stockholm; Midnight run and Stephen Lynch (US) in Gothenburg; Orquesta Faela and music festival in Malmö

STOCKHOLM

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

Cullberg Ballet

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

GOTHENBURG

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

Malmö Festival

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

Orquesta Faela

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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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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