What's on in Sweden: October 23 - 29
Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 22 Oct 2009, 13:25
Published: 22 Oct 2009 11:51 GMT+02:00
Updated: 22 Oct 2009 13:25 GMT+02:00
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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