What’s On in Sweden: January 8th – 14th

What’s on in Sweden: Borderless clowns in Stockholm, pampered pooches in Gothenburg and the English National Symphony Orchestra does ABBA in Malmö.

What's On in Sweden: January 8th - 14th



The Prince of Denmark in Swedish. Critically acclaimed production that will appeal to Shakespeare aficionados.

Price:100-260 kronor

Location: Stockholm’s Stadsteater

Date: Until 26th February

More information: Stockholms Stadsteater

Another Indie Disco Sound

Indie Disco that promises not to be too pret-en-tieux, dahling!

Price: Free

Location: Knast

Date: 8th January

Time: 8pm to 1am

More information: Another Indie Disco Sound

Human Superheroes

Artist Andreas Englund gives superheroes a human twist in the stylish surroundings of The Lydmar

Price: Free

Location:Lydmar Hotel

Date: Until 24th January

More information: Lydmar Hotel

Clowns Without Borders

Alex Hinchcliffe’s photos of Clowns Without Borders’ work in Eastern Europe.

Location: Marie Laveau

Date: until January 15th

More information: Marie Laveau

Rolando Saad

A whole evening of Spanish music, with focus on Andalusia. No Bull.

Price: 90-500 kronor

Location: Berwaldhallen

Date: 12th January

Time: 7.30pm

More information: Berwaldhallen


Enter Shikari

UK Post-Hardcore group on tour with their second album ‘Common Dreads’

Price: 200 kronor

Location: Brew House

Date: 10th January

Time: 7pm

More information: Brew House

My Dog

Down Boy! It’s the Nordic region’s biggest dog show.

Price: See website

Location: Svenska Mässan

Date: 7th -10th January

More information: My Dog

Disney On Ice

Join Mickey and Mini (or Musse och Mimmi) on their wonderful adventure… on ice

Location: Scandinavium

Date: 8th – 10th January

More information: Got Event

Dansbands Party

It doesn’t get more Swedish than this. An evening of live Dansband Musik including this year’s winner of Dansbandskampen

Price: 220 kronor

Location: Rondo, Liseberg

Date: 9th January

Time: 8pm

More information: Liseberg


The Rumble

The Rumble welcomes Roska and Cooly G, the King and Queen of UK FUNKY HOUSE

Price: 80 kronor

Location: Inkonst

Date: 9th January

Time: 11pm

More information: Inkonst


Stand Up comedy in English. Always in English, always a good time.

Price: Free

Location: Fagan’s

Date: 10th January

Time: 7.30pm

More information: Wisecrackers

ABBA – The Show

The Ultimate Tribute Show… ‘Waterloo’ (Yes, that’s the name of the cover band) and the English National Symphony Orchestra ‘do’ ABBA

Price: see website

Location: Malmö Arena

Date: 10th January

Time: 6pm

More information: Malmö Arena

Pete Doherty

The Babyshambles frontman tries to play Sweden again. Will he turn up this time?

Price: 350 kronor

Location: Kulturbolaget

Date: 10th January

More information: Kulturbolaget

Enter Shikari

UK Post-Hardcore group on tour with their second album ‘Common Dreads’

Price: 225 kronor

Location: Kulturbolaget

Date: 12th January

Time: 7pm

More information: Kulturbolaget

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Sweden: A land of hairdressers and writers

Sweden's capital Stockholm is full of hairdressers and writers, and sometimes even writers in hairdressers. And it can be a disturbing city when you're a bald Frenchman who happens to be a writer, observes Luis de Miranda.

Sweden: A land of hairdressers and writers

As a bald French writer exiled in Stockholm since last year, I have rapidly noticed that 50 percent of the Swedish population is either a hairdresser or a writer – or both.

In Stockholm, there is a frisör every fifty metres, where you usually find a lonely person getting a blond hair colour or a new cut, while reading the newspaper.

In the newspaper you will find many articles about people who engage in many different activities but who are also often designated as författare (writer): Sven Svensson, actor and författare; Camilla Johansson, yoga instructor and författare; Fredrik Reinfeldt, prime minister and författare.

It seems that any kind of printed material entitles you to be a författare, and some daily newspapers need to display book reviews in every edition in order to keep the pace and make all the författare happy.

Let’s be honest: I can understand that everybody agrees to call everybody else

a writer – that is an interesting form of collective vanity – but why so many

hairdressers? Some say it’s about money laundering. Or is it also about vanity?

People want to have nice blond hair and it is understandable. But as a bald French writer, I simply don’t exist here in Sweden: having little hair makes me invisible and

being a writer makes me very common.

I am considering wearing a wig and stopping my Swedish classes in order to remain relatively illiterate in the language of Swedenborg (no, this is not the name of my hairdresser). I shall refrain from writing even the slightest memoir on beard shaving.

But please don’t misunderstand me. I love Sweden and the Swedes. I respect any författare, any frisör, and I like fika, folkhem, filmjölk and feminism…

Sweden is just…fantastic.

Luis de Miranda is a French novelist, philosopher, editor and film director who has been in Stockholm for a year. He is also bald.