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What's on in Sweden: October 2 - 8

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 1 Oct 2009, 09:21

Published: 01 Oct 2009 09:21 GMT+02:00

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Ordspråk 2009 - International Poetry Festival

Ordspråk is an international poetry festival taking place at Stockholm Stadsteater and the Regina theatre in Uppsala this weekend.

This year's focus is on the USA and brings two double National Poetry Slam Champs, Sonya Reness and Anis Mojgani to these climes.

Compatriot Steve Larkin will also be performing, as well as Andreattah Chuma from Botswana, and Sweden's own Daniel Boyacioglu and Soran Ismail.

Price: 230 kronor

Time: Friday October 2nd & Saturday October 3rd, 7.30pm

Tickets: International Poetry Festival Tickets

Location: Stockholmsstadsteatern, Sergels torg & Reginateatern, Trädgårdsg. 6, Uppsala

More information: International Poetry Festival Programme

Azhar Usman (US)

Azhar Usman was one of the founders of "Allah made me funny", a riproaringly successful stand up show at home in the USA and abroad.

Usman brings his brand of holy humour to Södra Teatern on Tuesday as the guest of the American Embassy in Stockholm and it won't cost you a dime.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Tuesday October 6th, 9.30pm

Tickets: Azhar Usman Tickets

Location: Södra Teatern, Mosebacke torg 1-3

More information: Azhar Usman at Södra Teatern

International American Football - Sweden vs Finland

Sweden's gridiron community gets its own "Finnkamp" when Sweden entertains Finland in an international American Football match in Östermalm on Saturday.

Matches will take place between both women's and men's teams.

Price: 150 kronor

Time: Saturday October 3rd, 11am & 1.15pm

Tickets: At the gate

Location: Östermalms IP, Fiskartorpsvägen 2

More information: International gridiron

Josh Tillman & Malcolm Middleton (US/UK)

US singer-songwriter Josh Tillman made his name as a member of the Seattle band The Fleet Foxes.

The release of his solo album, "Vacilando Territory Blues" in the early spring 2009 has establish him as a rising star in his own right and has won him praise worldwide.

Scot Malcolm Middleton, one half of the pop duo Arab Strap will support.

Price: 150 kronor

Time: Friday October 2, 7pm

Tickets: Josh Tillman Tickets

Location: Debaser Medis, Medborgaplatsen

More information: Josh Tillman at Debaser


ISCM World New Music Days

ISCM World New Music Days is a large international festival with a focus on new contemporary music and sound art. Composers from around the globe have sent in works to the festival which unites musicians from all corners of the world in three locations across Sweden - Visby, Växjö and Gothenburg.

The festival hold its finale this weekend in central Gothenburg

Price: 100 kronor for the festival card plus concert entry

Time: Thursday October 1st - Sunday October 4th

Tickets: Listen to the World Tickets

Location: Locations across Gothenburg

More information: Listen to the World

Ane Brun (NO)

Norwegian singer-songwriter Ane Brun brings her myriad country and blues-inspired talents to Lorensbergteatern on Sunday.

Brun has scored a series of successes since moving to Stockholm nine years ago. Her latest album "Changing of the Seasons" further established her burgeoning reputation in Scandinavia and abroad.

Price: 300 kronor

Time: Sunday October 4th, 8pm

Tickets: Ane Brun Tickets

Location: Lorensbergsteatern, Berzelliigatan 4

More information: Ane Brun plays Gothenburg

inuti - Jeanette Langert

Gothenburg-based choreographer Jeanetta Langert returns with "inuti" - a dance performance drawing inspiration from the work of Elfride Jelinek (the 2004 winner of the Nobel prize for literature).

Langert has previously won praise for "Fröken", an interpretation of August Strindberg's "Miss Julie" and she is one of the most exciting young dance choreographers working Sweden today.

Price: 150/110 kronor

Time: Thursday October 8th, 11am (open rehearsal); Friday October 16th, 7pm (première); Saturday October 17th, 7pm & Wednesday October 21st, 1.30pm & 7pm

Tickets: inuti Tickets

Location: Pustervik Teater, Järntorgsgatan 12

More information: Pustervik Theatre

Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art

The fifth Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art continues this week at venues across the city.

This year’s theme is "What a Wonderful World," and is curated by Celia Prado and Johan Pousette, and presents works by 17 artists from different parts of the world.

Price: Gothenburg Art Biennial hours & admission

Time: Saturday September 5th - Sunday November 15th

Tickets: Venue entry

Location: Art Biennial Venues

More information: Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art


Kings of Convenience (NO)

Norway's equivalent to Simon & Garfunkel, the Kings of Convenience are back with a new album entitled "Declaration of Dependence" and come to Lund on the second date of their Scandinavian tour.

The duo broke through in 200 with their self-titled album, followed up with "Quiet is the New Loud" and "Riot on an Empty Street" in 2004, and have worked with the likes of Feist.

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Price: 250 kronor

Time: Sunday October 4th, 7pm

Tickets: Kings of Convenience Tickets

Location: Mejeriet, Stora Södergatan 64

More information: Kings of Convenience play Mejeriet

Lisa Ekdahl

Jazz queen Lisa Ekdahl brings her dulcet tones to Malmö's Babel on Saturday.

Ekdahl is one of the most well known Swedish performers and has produced memorable music in both Swedish and English.

This tour promises something of the "Best of Lisa" and is promoting her latest album "Give Me That Slow Knowing Smile".

Price: 275 kronor

Time: Saturday October 3rd, 7pm

Tickets: Lisa Ekdahl Tickets

Location: Babel, Spångatan 38

More information: Lisa Ekdahl at Babel


Bern Kerlsey (UK) - Sweden's only Swinglish comic

Sweden based Anglo comic and The Local blogger Ben Kersley brings his brand of quintessentially Swinglish humour to the twin cities of Norrköping and Linköping next week.

Ben will also be performing at the Playhouse Theatre in Stockholm on Sunday October 11th.

Time: Sunday October 4th, 7.30pm & Wednesday October 7th, 7.30pm

Tickets: On the door

Location: Kultukammaren, Norrköping & Lillascenen, Linköping

More information: Ben Kersley - 110% Lagom

Do you know of any upcoming events our readers might like to attend? Drop us a line at whatson@thelocal.se

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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