What's on in Sweden

What’s on in Sweden: March 19th-26th

What's on in Sweden: March 19th-26th
Liquorice is on the menu in Stockholm this week. Photo: Lakritsfestivalen
Your sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied this weekend in Stockholm with two yummy festivals under one roof. Comedy is on the menu in Norrköping on Saturday night and sky watchers across the country are also in for a treat.

Calling all liquorice lovers! This weekend liquorice enthusiasts from all corners of the world will gather at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm to indulge their love of the tasty black treat at The Annual Swedish Liquorice Festival or 'Lakritsfestivalen' 'in Swedish. 

This year, visitors will have the chance to sample a variety of liquorice and chocolate combinations, cook liquorice inspired dishes with chefs, enjoy a three course menu with liquorice and even get a liquorice massage at the festival's spa. There will even be tasting workshops inspired by the erotic best seller 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.

If the thought of liquorice makes you turn up your nose, have no fear. A highly anticipated Ice Cream Festival runs parallel to the Liquorice Festival in the same venue, with entry to both events costing 135 kronor.

The festival runs throughout Saturday and Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the venue or to avoid queues, you can book online.

In the mood for a good laugh? Stand up comedy in English is heading to Norrköping.

On Saturday NKPG HA HA! presents British comedian Ben Kersley at Café Dynamo at 7.30pm.

Also appearing is Pelle Helgesson, winner of Comedy Central’s 'Sverige’s Roligaste Ansikte' (Sweden’s funniest face).

A previous partial solar eclipse. Photo: TT

Our final must-see this week is the solar eclipse. Only a small part of the world will be able to catch a glimpse and those of you living in north-western Sweden are set to have a front row seat. 

For more things to see and do across Sweden click on the interactive calendar below.


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