Linking and supporting Scandinavian societies
Since 1950
Linking and supporting Scandinavian societies
Since 1950
Linking and supporting Scandinavian societies
Since 1950
Linking and supporting Scandinavian societies
Since 1950
Linking and supporting Scandinavian societies
Since 1950
Linking and supporting Scandinavian societies
Since 1950
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CoScan acts as a coordinating body for societies which work for cultural exchange between UK and Ireland on the one hand and the five Scandinavian countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway, on the other.

CoScan was founded in 1950 and is an autonomous non-profit making organisation funded by subscriptions from its affiliated member societies and individual members, by voluntary contributions and fund-raising activities.

CoScan comprises about 30 member societies, representing over 30,000 individuals, bringing together those with an interest or family roots in any of the five Nordic countries.

Our member societies cover a wide range of cultural and social topics, providing a network of advice, support and social contact.

CoScan is run by an Executive Committee elected by affiliated societies at the Annual General Meeting. The AGM is held alternately in the UK, and in a Nordic country (the biennial CoScan ‘Conference’). The Honorary President is not elected.

Executive Committee

Mark Elliott, CMG
President
Peter Wright, OBE, JP, B.Sc, FRSA
Vice President
Dr Eva Robards
Chairman
Manja Ronne
Treasurer and Membership Secretary
Lise Hodgson
Secretary
Helena M S Schmidt
Youth and International
Norman Pike, FCA
Anna Sophie Strandli

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Norwegian Church, London

Containers of Light

In this exhibition, Norwegian artist Eigil Nordstrøm displays a series of works dealing with light as a substance. Light reveals textures, it activates colours and illuminates structures, but equally it is the surface of these structures that allows the light to be seen, to take on a tangible shape. The works span the last three years of his practice, and include oil painting, watercolour and drawing.

Opening night 17:00 - 20:00 Wednesday 26th of April, refreshments served!

The exhibition can be viewed during church opening hours, until the 20th of May.
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How to make a "gækkebrev"
Danish spring tradition: Valentines letter, 'gækkebrev'

This is a paper cutting with a little poem, signed with dots - as many dots as there are letters in the sender's name. The receiver now has to guess who sent the letter but owes the sender an Easter egg is not getting it right.

Along with the letter, you would send a spring flower - usually a snowdrop.

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A short presentation of the Danish easter tradition, "gækkebrev".