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Five egg-cellent events in Sweden over Easter
A gardener at Gothenburg's Botanical Garden where flowers are blooming this week. Photo: Adam Ihse/TT

Five egg-cellent events in Sweden over Easter

The Local · 24 Mar 2016, 07:44

Published: 23 Mar 2016 15:30 GMT+01:00
Updated: 24 Mar 2016 07:44 GMT+01:00

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1. Go art hunting in southern Sweden
Forget scavenging for Easter eggs, how about searching out some incredible art work? In Sweden's southernmost region, Skåne, artists are opening their galleries, studios and workshops for a ten-day extravaganza starting on March 25th. The annual spring event typically attracts around 10,000 people. Click here for a summary of some of the biggest events, in English. 

Art lovers exploring Malmö in southern Sweden. Photo: Miriam Preis/Image Bank Sweden
2. Seek out a date in the capital's oldest club
Fed up of trawling bars or apps to score a date? The Matchmakers, the people behind this weekend's Singles Easter Party are promising new ways to break the ice, from dating games to a free welcome drink. The event takes place inside the impressive nineteenth century building Berns in Stockholm's exclusive Östermalm district. Tickets cost 299 kronor on Billetto.

Berns nightclub in Stockholm. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT
3. Walk into wild spring in Gothenburg
Spring bulbs are blossoming in west Sweden's largest botanical garden, with over 200,000 flowers set to spring into action by April, both outside and in the complex of greenhouses on site. Over Easter weekend, children are invited to get a taste for gardening, by attending workshops for just 20 kronor. For general information in English click here.

The botanical gardens in Gothenburg. Photo: Nicho Södling/TT
4. Chase light in a Stockholm gallery
Award-winning Nigerian-American travel photographer Lola Akinmade Åkerström, based in Stockholm, is currently hosting her first solo exhibition in the Swedish capital. Having visited more than 60 destinations, Åkerström says that Chasing Light brings together her favourite "quiet light moments, the in-betweens. Not the flashy display of nature’s light but those subtle glances she throws every now and then that forces you to stop and truly appreciate her natural light". The exhibition is hosted in collaboration with Galleri Duerr and Scandinavian Photo in Hötorget, central Stockholm.

One of Lola Akinmade Åkerström's photos of the Northern Lights. Photo: Lola Akinmade Åkerström/Image Bank Sweden
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5. Tap up some dance classes in the suburbs
The Stockholm Tap Festival takes place in the chilled out suburb of Bagarmossen this week, offering everything from workshops for beginners to master classes geared toward tap dancing addicts, some of whom are flying in from around the world. Thursday night's Tap Jam looks set to be a highlight, while on Friday there's a free taster class followed by improvisation with a live band. Or, sit back and watch the experts in action at the Professional Showcase Gala on Easter Sunday. Prices vary, click here for the full schedule.

A tap dancer. Photo: Domenico Stinellis/TT

Check out the interactive table below for other fun events across the country this week

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