Four international events in Sweden this week

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Four international events in Sweden this week
Anyone for Argentine tango? Photo: AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko

From Sweden to the other side of the world and back again, this week's cultural picks span the globe. For more inspiration check out our regular interactive gallery of all the best events in Sweden.


1. Swedish classics with English subtitles

Ever wondered what the Swedes in those movies your Swedish friends always make you watch are actually saying? This event is for you. Swedish director Bo Widerberg's 1967 classic 'Elvira Madigan' kicks of a new monthly series of 'Made in Sweden' screenings with English subtitles at the Cinemateket theatre in Stockholm.

When: October 17th, 4pm

Tickets: 70 kronor (free for under-15s)

Where: Filmhuset, Borgvägen 1, Stockholm

Picture from the shooting of 'Elvira Madigan'. Photo: Lars Åström/SCANPIX

2. Indian Dandiya Night

Navrati, a major Indian festival dedicated to the worship of Hindu deity Durga, is under way across the globe. And, as it happens, in the small town of Älmhult in southern Sweden where an Indian community working at Ikea's headquarters is organizing an evening of traditional Dandiya dances and performances.

When: October 17th, 8pm

Tickets: 50 kronor for adults

Where: Urania BF, Skyttegatan 9, Diö (north of Älmhult)

3. A Syrian Love Story

Award-winning documentary 'A Syrian Love Story' by Sean McAllister is being screened in the Swedish capital this weekend. The unique movie tells the story of Amer and Raghda, who met in a Syrian prison cell 15 years ago and now have four sons, as the Arab Spring sweeps the region in 2009. McAllister received the Grand Jury prize at the Sheffield Documentary Festival earlier this year for his "Bergmanesque portrait of a relationship and love". 

When: October 19th, 6pm

Tickets: 80 kronor

Where: LAIKA, Hornhuset, Långholmsgatan 15B, Stockholm

4. Argentine tango

Feeling the groove? Why not hit the dance floor in Malmö in southern Sweden for a round of Argentine tango. Camarin is a 25-year-old non-profit arts and culture society in Malmö that works to promote South American dancing, music, poetry and theatre. Every Friday, it organizes tango evenings for beginners and professionals to come and practise their moves.

When: October 16th, 8.30pm

Tickets: Camarin members 50 kronor, non-members 60 kronor

Where: Ungdomens Hus, Torpgatan 21, Malmö

Don't worry, this is just a picture from the World Tango Championships to illustrate. These moves are not required. Photo: AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko

Looking for more things to do in Sweden? Check out our interactive guide below.





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