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What’s on in Sweden: October 2 – 8

What's on in Sweden: International poetry festival & American football in Stockholm; International art biennial & World music festival in Gothenburg; Kings of Convenience (NO) in Malmö/Lund

What's on in Sweden: October 2 - 8
Fiona Tan & Frith Street Gallery; Quique López; Mika Takehara/ISCM World Music D

STOCKHOLM

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

GOTHENBURG

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

MALMÖ/LUND

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.

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

NORRKÖPING/LINKÖPING

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

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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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