What’s On in Sweden: April 16th – 22nd

What’s on in Sweden: New Young Pony Club (pictured) in Stockholm, Muslim comedy in Gothenburg and African poverty in Malmö.

What's On in Sweden: April 16th - 22nd


The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

“Plucking Brilliant!” Don’t miss this musical treat while they are in Stockholm.

Price: 400 kronor

Location: Scalateatern

Date: 16th-18th April

Time: See website

More information: Scalateatern

New Young Pony Club

The Mercury award nominated UK band hit Debaser following their world tour in support of Lilly Allen.

Price: 100 kronor

Location: Debaser

Date: 16th April

Time: 11pm

More information: Debaser

Jethro Tull

The giants of Prog Rock are still going and still blowing.

Price: 495 kronor

Location: Annexet

Date: 18th April

Time: 7.30pm

More information: Annexet


Internationally renowned choreographer, Phillippe Blanchard, presents his latest work ‘How about you?’ in collaboration with Adekwhat

Price: 220 kronor

Location: Dansens Hus

Date: 20th – 24th April

Time: 7pm

More information: Dansens Hus

Noah and The Whale

British Indie Folk band strum away at one of Stockholm’s best live venues

Price: 190 kronor

Location: Kägelbanan

Date: 21st April

Time: 7.30pm

More information: Södratatern


Allah Made Me Funny!

Three Muslim American Comedians bring Islamic laughs to Gothenburg

Price: 240/180 kronor

Location: Artisten

Date: 16th April

Time: 6.45pm

More information: Gö

Model and Hobby

Expo for the hobby enthusiast. If it’s radio controlled or a scale model, you’ll find it here.

Location: Aeroseum

Date: 17th and 18th April

Time: See website

More information: Aeroseum

Band Of Horses

The secret’s out – Band of Horses (US) are playing Gothenburg.

Price: 380 kronor


Date: 17th April

Time: 7pm

More information: Trädgår’n

Jethro Tull

The giants of Prog Rock are still going and still blowing.

Price: 530 kronor

Location: Liseberg

Date: 17th April

Time: 7.30pm

More information: Liseberg


Diamonds and Loving Arms

Retro disco night goes Italian

Price: Free

Location: Retro

Date: 16th April

Time: 10pm

More information: Diamonds and Loving Arms

Enjoy Poverty

A film which explores the concept that Africa’s greatest export is the image of poverty. Who owns that image?

Price: 60 kronor

Location: Inkonst

Date: 19th April

Time: 7pm

More information: Inkonst

Noah and the Whale

The British Indie Folk band do Babel

Price: 160 kronor

Location: Babel

Date: 20th April

Time: 8pm

More information: Babel

The Umbilical Brothers

Anarchic Australian comedians take the Malmö stage by the scruff of the neck

Price: 215 kronor

Location: Palladium

Date: 21st April

Time: 7.30pm

More information: Palladium

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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.