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Four Stockholm events with an international twist

Four Stockholm events with an international twist
Stockholm Film Festival. Photo: Emmanuel Castro Skött
Brave the snow in Stockholm this weekend to watch international movies, plays and get to grips with Italian politics.

1. Watch a Swedish play in English

Non-profit theatre group The Stockholm Players is presenting 'Invasion', the 2006 debut play by award-winning writer Jonas Hassen Khemiri. Invasion is centred around one magical question – who is Abulkasem? – and throws you into a whirlwind of issues of belonging, race and identity.

When: November 11th and 12th, and November 18th and 19th

Where: Teater Tr3, Rosenlundsgatan 12, Stockholm

Tickets: 160 kronor (student concession: 130 kronor)

Jonas Hassen Khemiri. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

2. Talk about Italian politics

Ahead of Italy's referendum on constitutional reform on December 4th, a group of Italians in Sweden campaigning for the 'yes' side (Basta un sì Svezia) are holding a public debate in Stockholm. It's a great chance to learn more about a crucial vote that has so far found itself in the shadow of Brexit. Two Italian politicians have been invited to speak at the debate: Emanuele Fiano (Partito Democratico) representing the 'yes' side and Francesco Paolo Sisto (Forza Italia) for 'no'.

When: November 12th

Where: Hälsans Hus, Fjällgatan 23B, Stockholm

Tickets: Free

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Photo: Maurizio Brambatti/ANSA via AP

3. Watch a movie from (insert country here)

Tired of watching the same old movies? Try this annual international film festival, established in 1990, which runs this year until November 20th. Watch around 200 movies from more than 60 different countries, by first buying a membership card and then tickets to the films you want to see. Movie quizzes, parties and seminar are also some of the things on offer this month.

When: Until November 20th

Where: Various locations in Stockholm

Tickets: A membership card costs 260 kronor

4. Learn to use your voice, in English

Internationally acclaimed vocal coach Melissa Cross is organizing a vocal workshop in Stockholm this weekend. The New Yorker's speciality is vocal techniques such as growling or screaming found in heavy metal – but without getting hoarse or damaging your vocal chords. Find your inner voice at this seminar, called 'Mal Canto – When singing pretty isn't enough'.

When: November 13th

Where: Sup46, Regeringsgatan 65, Stockholm

Tickets: 275 kronor