What's on in Sweden: October 23 - 29

Peter Vinthagen Simpson
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What's on in Sweden: October 23 - 29

What's on in Sweden: African film festival & lullabies for the environment in Stockholm; Hammarkullen carnival fun & exile film festival in Gothenburg; Steve Earle (US) in Malmö/Lund.



UBUNTU African film festival

The UBUNTU! film festival continues until Sunday at Bio Rio and Klarabiografen and features 14 films covering relations between Europe and Africa.

The festival welcomes Guinean-French director Kal Touré whose film "Victims of Our Riches" addresses complex migration issues. Furthermore Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu will bring her "From a Whisper" about the blowing up of the USA embassy in Nairobi in 1998.

Time: UBUNTU festival schedule

Tickets: UBUNTU Tickets

Location: Bio Rio, Hornstullstrand & Klarabiografen, Kulturhuset

More information: Cinema Africa

Laughs at The Liffey - All English comedy

The latest to jump on the English lingo comedy trend is Irish bar The Liffey located in what is rapidly starting to resemble little Dublin on Stora Nygatan in the Old Town.

Laughs at The Liffey runs on Thursdays with doors opening at 8pm.

Price: 40 kronor

Time: Thursdays, 8pm

Tickets: On the door from 8pm

Location: The Liffey Irish Bar, Stora Nygatan 42, Gamla Stan.

More information: Laughs at The Liffey

No More Lullabies

No More Lullabies is the name given to one of thousands of global climate actions Saturday.

Norwegian artist Ane Brun has united a long list of Sweden's artist elite including to Robyn, Benny (ABBA) Andersson, Bob Hanson and Louise Hoffsten to sing for action to arrest climate change.

Price: 300 kronor

Time: Saturday October 24th, 5pm

Tickets: No More Lullabies Tickets

Location: Södra Teatern, Mosebacke torg

More information: No More Lullabies at Södra Teatern

Perfect Performance - Stockholm International Theatre Festival

This year's Perfect Performance festival has theatre as its theme.

12 international theatre companies including Nature Theatre of Oklahoman, Eva-Meyer Keller and Gob Squad will be among those taking the stage at the House of Dance, Stadsteatern, Kulturhuset, Teaterhögskolan and Clarion Hotel.

Price: 150 kronor for festival pass which grants 50 percent discount on performances

Time: Thursday October 23rd - Saturday October 31st

Tickets: Perfect Performance Festival Tickets

Location: Bio Rio, Hornstulls Strand 3 & Kulturhuset, Sergels Torg 3

More information: Perfect Performance Festival 2009

Shirin Neshat – Women Without Men

Shirin Neshat has since the beginning of the 1990s won a great deal of attention for her politically charged video works and photographs.

Her art is characterized by powerful visual symbolism, centred on female identity and sexuality, oppression, power and despair – topical issues in light of recent events in her home country Iran.

This exhibition is a four-part video work Women without Men (2004–2008) and is based on the novel of the same title by the Iranian author Shahrnush Parsipur, written in 1974 but not published until 1989 after the author was banned by the Islamic regime for her provocative allegory of life in contemporary Iran.

Price: Free of charge

Time: Saturday October 10th - January 31st 2010

Location: Kulturhuset, Sergels torg

More information: Shirin Neshat at Kulturhuset


International Exile Film Festival

Pustervik theatre is hosting an Exile Film Festival this weekend featuring film and theatre, and including a play by a German/Iranian company.

The festival features films such as Persepolis, Tolerantia and Neighbours, and will also hold several discussions and debates covering the state of democracy in Iran.

Time: Friday October 23rd - Thursday October 29th

Tickets: Exile Film Festival Tickets

Location: Pustervik theatre, Järntorgsgatan 12

More information: International Exile Film Festival

Hammarkullen Festival Exhibition

The Hammarkullen Festival is one of the more colourful events of the Gothenburg festival calender.

This weekend an exhibition covering the festival and its importance to the multicultural suburb of Hammarkullen will open at Röhsska Design Museum.

For the kids there will be a series of carnival workshops during the half-term break where all can join in the fun and make costumes, masks and learn to dance.

Price: 40 kronor

Time: Saturday October 24th - Sunday November 22nd

Tickets: Museum entry

Location: Röhsska Museum, Vasagatan 37-39

More information: Hammarkullen Festival Exhibition


Porcupine Tree (UK)

Porcupine Tree is a UK rock band formed by Steven Wilson in England in 1987. Their music moves between psychedelic and progressive rock with influence from trance, ambient and krautrock.

They will be playing at Lund's Olympen on Saturday supported by Katatonia.

Price: 330 kronor

Time: Saturday October 24th, 8.30pm

Tickets: Porcupine Tree Tickets

Location: Olympen, Lund

More information: Porcupine Tree

Steve Earl (US)

Grammy-winning US folk artist Steve Earle comes to Malmö's Palladium on Wednesday.

Price: 400 kronor

Time: Wednesday October 28th, 7.30pm

Tickets: Steve Earle Tickets

Location: Palladium, Malmö

More information: Steve Earle

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