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WHAT’S ON: Events for English-speakers in Sweden in March

WHAT'S ON: Events for English-speakers in Sweden in March
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Step into spring with one of these events across Sweden for English-speakers, from a glimpse into the world of robotics to improvisational theater to a St Patrick's Parade. Do you have an addition to this list? Let us know.

LUND

Re-educate yourself into the IT sector

Where: Ekska Huset, Sankt Petri Kyrkogata 4, Lund

When: March 3rd, 1.30-2.30pm

Event by: International Citizen Hub Lund

Are you considering a career change to the IT industry? In this free talk, Claes Magnusson of Malmö Yrkeshögskola explains why the tech sector offers interesting opportunities for everyone. In addition to an overview of the university's offering, questions can be asked about the education and retraining for a career in the world of technology.

Beginner Excel Workshop

Where: Tycho Brahes väg 1, Lund

When: March 3rd, 4-5.30pm

Event by: LINC

Microsoft Excel is one of the most used programs for creating extended spreadsheets and very useful in all kinds of careers. During this course you will learn the basic commands, formulas and tricks that will help increase your productivity in Excel. The course is free, but only accessible to students at Lund University.

Motivational talk: Creative ways to integrate

Where: Ekska Huset, Sankt Petri Kyrkogata 4, Lund

When: March 11th, 10-11am

Event by: International Citizen Hub Lund

During this free event organized by the International Citizen Hub in Lund, Axel Wallin will explain how he made his own dreams come true. Wallin moved to Lund within five years ago, and since then he has built a large network and started a social movement. On March 11th he shares his experiences with creative ways to integrate into society.

Swedish Human Rights Film Festival 2020

Where: Biografen Kino i Lund, Kyrkogatan 3, 222 22 Lund

When: March 5th – 7th

Event by: International Citizen Hub Lund

The Swedish Human Rights Film Festival runs from March 5th to 7th in Lund. During the festival there is a different theme within the topic of human rights every day. Each film ends with a Q&A and a discussion with the audience, and all the films are either shown in English or have English subtitles.

MALMÖ

Inspiration day – Women working with Games

Where: Jungmansgatan 33 19, Hamnen

When: March 7th, 1-8pm

Event by: The Game Assembly

The game training The Game Assembly is organizing an inspiration day for female game developers on March 7th. The day is divided into two parts, and the first part includes Swedish-language workshops for those without industry experience. Participants with a career in the game industry then come together for presentations and the opportunity to network in the second part of the day.

Wednesday Night Hop & Beginners' Lindy Hop

Where: Moriska Paviljongen, Norra Parkgatan 2

When: March 11th

Event by: Cats' Corners

An evening full of dance with a social aspect can be found on March 11th in Malmö. The organization Cats' Corners organizes Wednesday Night Hop & Beginners' Lindy Hop, an American dance from the 1920s and 30s. The evening costs 70 kronor, and you don't have to bring a dance partner to participate.

Rumors by Neil Simon

Where: MAF Scen 3, Spångatan 20A

When: March 30th – April 4th, 7pm

Event by: Guanabana Productions 

A classic farce by the master of intelligent comedy – the great Neil Simon. Follow this New York social set as they go to great lengths to avoid scandal in a world where gossip can lead to downfall! We all have secrets to hide, do we not? First performed in September 1988, Rumors (amateur rights courtesy of Samuel French) enjoyed a long successful Broadway run. American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon is widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in the world.

UPPSALA

The art of spreading facts, conveying knowledge and busting media myths

Where: Room X Biskopsgatan 3, Uppsala

When: March 3rd, 6.30-8pm

Event by: Uppsala University

The Alumnus of the Year 2019 award is being presented to researcher, author, educator and science writer Emma Frans for her “tireless work to increase the resistance to misleading facts and fake news”.The award will be presented in conjunction with a lecture by Emma Frans at the University Main building in Uppsala. The event is free of charge but the number of seats is limited.

Sweden International Improv Festival

Where: Reginateatern

When: March 4th – 7th

Event by: Sweden International Improv Festival

Improv actors from around the world gather in Uppsala in early March for the Sweden International Improv Festival. During this event, no show is the same and improvisation on the stage is the name of the game. In addition to the performances, there are also various workshops taking place. A ticket costs 180 kronor including booking costs.

Talk: The Dystopian World of Margaret Atwood’s Gilead

Where: Svartbäcksgatan 19, 753 32 Uppsala 

When: March 8th

Event by: Uppsala English Bookshop

The Uppsala English Bookshop regularly organizes events around books in the store. On Sunday March 8th, dystopia expert Daniel Ogden will talk about Margaret Atwood's award-winning books The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments. Tickets cost 70 kronor including tea and cake.

STOCKHOLM

Afrobeat music, StandUp Comedy and Karaoke

Where: Golden Hits, Kungsgatan 29

When: March 5th, 6pm (doors open). Afrobeat DJ, mingle and drinks: 6-7pm. English comedy: 7-8pm. Swedish comedy: 8.15-9pm. Karaoke: 9pm-3am.

Event by: Lowkey Comedy Club

Description: Join us for an English StandUp comedy night at Golden Hits Studio with Afrobeat music, drinks and mingle before the show and you’re welcome to stay for Karaoke after the show. Get your ticket here.

Annual St Patrick's Parade

Where: Kungsträdgården

When: March 14th, from 11am

Event by: The Swedish-Irish Society

At the annual St. Patrick's Parade in Stockholm you'll find face-painting, Irish dancing and music, food and drink and more. The parade will go through the streets of central Stockholm, led by St Patrick and the Irish Ambassador.

UMEÅ

England vs Scotland beer tasting

Where: Skolgatan 59, 903 29 Umeå

When: March 4th, 6.30pm

Event by: Umeå Beer Club

The Umeå Beer Club has organized a beer tasting evening where different beers from England and Scotland are tasted and compared, as well as a talk about Scottish beers. Tickets for the evening cost 370 kronor.

GOTHENBURG

Open Seminar: Gender Research under Threat

Where: Skanstorget 18, 411 23 

When: March 3rd, 6-8pm

Event by: Institutionen För Sociologi Och Arbetsvetenskap

The organization 'Gender And Development In Practice' is organizing an open seminar on March 3rd on scientific research into gender. Lena Martinsson, professor of Gender Studies at the University of Gothenburg, will give a presentation on the topic along with other experts.

Nordhemsloppisen

Where: Nordhemsskolan

When: March 22nd, 10am-2.30pm

Event by: Nordhemsloppisen

The 'Nordhemsloppisen' is organized every year and is among the largest in Gothenburg. The market is largely organized by parents, and part of the proceeds go to school trips and music lessons. 

HELSINGBORG

Breakfast and Ideas: Robots in business

Where: Mindpark, Bredgatan 11, 252 25

When: March 4th, 8.30-10am

Event by: VentureLab and Mindpark

Welcome to the world of robots! During this early morning event, Elena Sjödin of RobotMinds will speak about her goal to make robots more accessible and user-friendly. Participation is free and breakfast is included, but registration is required.

Little HIC: Parent & Baby Meet Up

Where: Dunkers Kulturhus, Kungsgatan 11, 252 21 

When: March 12th, 10am

Event by: Helsingborg International Connections

Helsingborg International Connections regularly organizes events for English-speaking people in the city. At this meetup, parents and their children are invited to Dunkers Kulturhus to play and drink coffee in a family-friendly environment. No registration is required.

International Coffee Morning

Where: Stadsbibliotek, Bollbrogatan 1, 252 25

Date and time: March 17th, 9-10.30am

Event by: Helsingborg International Connections and International School of Helsingborg PTA

The monthly coffee morning co-hosted by Helsingborg International Connections and the International School of Helsingborg PTA is an opportunity to meet new friends, find out more about Helsingborg and unwind in good company.

Volunteering in Helsingborg

Where: Drottninggatan 7A, 252 21 

Date and time: March 26th, 5.30pm

Event by: Helsingborg International Connections

Volunteering is a fulfilling way to integrate into society, make new friends and improve your Swedish. At this event, speakers from different organisations in Helsingborg will share insights into their work and let attendees know how to contribute time and skills.

Weekly drop-in sessions for international residents

Where: Drottninggatan 7A, 252 21/ Open Space Mindpark

Date and time: Tuesday mornings during term-time, 9am-12pm

Event by: Helsingborg International Connections

HIC Drop-in for Internationals is a weekly open session where you can come and ask any questions you may have about living, working and studying in Helsingborg.


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