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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 goes to Stirling 26 – 28 April for social events  – and the Annual General Meeting. Members of the Scottish Norwegian Society (Glasgow) are kindly organising the weekend.

Friday 26th April

We will be staying at the Stirling Highland Hotel which is a 15 minute walk from Stirling Railway Station up the hill towards the Castle.

We start with a welcoming Drinks Reception at the hotel at 6.00 pm

The hotel offers an optional 3-course dinner at £20 and 2 courses at £17 for residents – otherwise there are several pubs and restaurants nearby for an evening meal.

Saturday 27th April

After breakfast we will visit Stirling Castle for a conducted tour at 11.00.  Inside there are guides in the various rooms and buildings of the Castle.  The visit is expected to take a couple of hours.

Stirling is an interesting old town to explore, all within walking distance of the hotel and the Castle.  In the afternoon we will do just that, including a conducted group tour of the Old Town Jail.

In the evening we will have our 3-course CoScan Dinner at Hermann’s Restaurant just around the corner from our hotel.

Sunday 28th April

10.30 CoScan AGM in the hotel.

12.00 Check-out and farewell.

Please contact Ragne Hopkins, ragnehopkins@yahoo.co.uk, if you want further details or if you wish to take part for either the whole week-end, or joining us at any of the daytime / evening events on a first come, first served basis.  There are still a very few places available.

Our members’ activities are listed below:

21 / 03 / 2019

York Anglo Scandinavian Society

Youngsters from Thorpe Bay (Essex) visiting Östra Ämtervik in Sweden. Talk by Jonathan Collis - recent recipient of a CoScan travel award.
22 / 03 / 2019

Finnish Church in London

Spring Fair (22 - 24 March).
24 / 03 / 2019

Danish YWCA, London

Day trip to Oxford and Bicester.
24 / 03 / 2019

Danish – Scottish Society

Hike & Hygge: Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh & Hemma.
27 / 03 / 2019

Anglo-Danish Society

London Cru Winery Tour and Tasting.
27 / 03 / 2019

Anglo-Finnish Society

Annual General Meeting at Europe House.
02 / 04 / 2019

Norwegian Scottish Association

Three Nordic Summits - a Ski Mountaineering Adventure. Perthshire-based David Walker. AGM.
04 / 04 / 2019

Manchester Swedish Group

Swedish-speaking meetup in the bar at the Premier Inn, Manchester.
06 / 04 / 2019

Danish – Scottish Society

Easter Lunch
09 / 04 / 2019

Anglo-Danish Society

Danish Easter Lunch.
09 / 04 / 2019

Anglo-Norse Society in Oslo

Professor Axel Bernd Mueller: The Cultural History of Mermaids.
09 / 04 / 2019

Northants Anglo-Scandinavian Society

Medical Detection Dogs. Talk by Birgitta Keenan.
10 / 04 / 2019

York Anglo Scandinavian Society

Evening of Scandinavian entertainment and AGM.
10 / 04 / 2019

Hertfordshire Anglo-Scandinavian Society

AGM - followed by an Anglo-Scandinavian quiz.
16 / 04 / 2019

Manchester Swedish Group

Meetup in the bar at The Premier Inn, Manchester
24 / 04 / 2019

Welsh-Norwegian Society

1st special event of the 150th anniversary of the Norwegian Church Arts Centre.
25 / 04 / 2019

Anglo-Scandinavian Society of Newcastle

AGM.
27 / 04 / 2019

Scottish Norwegian Society (Glasgow)

SNS Ventures Forth & host the CoScan weekend (26-28 April) in Stirling.
30 / 04 / 2019

Anglo-Swedish Society

Valborg celebration 2019.
01 / 05 / 2019

Scottish Norwegian Society (Glasgow)

AGM.
02 / 05 / 2019

Manchester Swedish Group

Swedish-speaking meetup at 7:00pm in the bar at The Premier Inn, Manchester -aimed at those who want to practice their Swedish.
02 / 05 / 2019

Anglo-Swedish Society

Munch Graphic Works 'Love, Loss and Loneliness'.
05 / 05 / 2019

Danish – Scottish Society

Hike & Hygge: Pollok Country Park & The Boyd Roderick
06 / 05 / 2019

Anglo-Norse Society in Oslo

A guided tour of the Frogner Church by Minister Margunn Sandal.
08 / 05 / 2019

Hertfordshire Anglo-Scandinavian Society

Sweden: a Culture and Heritage Tour. Rae Walter, chairman.
10 / 05 / 2019

Northants Anglo-Scandinavian Society

Annual Dinner.
16 / 05 / 2019

York Anglo Scandinavian Society

Danish film.
17 / 05 / 2019

Welsh-Norwegian Society

17th May, Norwegian Constitutional Day Celebration,
17 / 05 / 2019

Norwegian Scottish Association

Norway Day - 17. Mai Dinner.
17 / 05 / 2019

Scottish Norwegian Society (Glasgow)

Norwegian Constitution Day - 17 mai. Parade and Dinner.
18 / 05 / 2019

Anglo-Scandinavian Society of Newcastle

Walk.
21 / 05 / 2019

Northants Anglo-Scandinavian Society

AGM.
23 / 05 / 2019

Anglo-Danish Society

AGM and Ambassador's Reception.
11 / 06 / 2019

Anglo-Danish Society

Fulham Palace Tour and Cream Tea.
14 / 06 / 2019

Munch and his World at The British Museum, 14th June 2019

Dear CoScan, I would like to draw your members’ attention to a symposium the British Museum will be hosting on Friday 14 June 2019, to coincide with the exhibition Edvard Munch: love and angst. We will announce registration details and our list of speakers soon, so for now we only ask that anyone interested saves the date. I’ve attached a flyer with more information, and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. With best wishes, Grant Grant Lewis British Museum - Getty Paper Project Fellow Department of Prints and Drawings Tel. (UK +44) 020 7323 8408 E-mail: GRLewis@britishmuseum.org The British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG britishmuseum.org  
18 / 06 / 2019

Anglo-Norse Society in Oslo

Kongsgården at Bygdøy. A guided tour through the new gardens and green houses.
19 / 06 / 2019

Anglo-Swedish Society

Royal Ascot.
22 / 06 / 2019

York Anglo-Scandinavian Society

Sankt Hans celebration.
22 / 06 / 2019

Scottish Norwegian Society (Glasgow)

Sankthans.
22 / 06 / 2019

Anglo-Scandinavian Society of Newcastle

Midsummer Party.
22 / 06 / 2019

Danish – Scottish Society

Sankt Hans.
07 / 07 / 2019

Danish – Scottish Society

Hike & Hygge: Stirling Castle & No 2 Baker Street.
08 / 09 / 2019

Danish – Scottish Society

AGM.
30 / 11 / 2019

Danish – Scottish Society

Christmas Party.
06 / 12 / 2019

Manchester Swedish Group
Sankta Lucia Festival in York Minster

York Anglo Scandinavian Society have kindly invited us all. Further details coming soon.  

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GROWING GATESHEAD

The Opportunity -To develop a site in Saltwell Park which otherwise would not happen. To create a unique garden to promote Saltwell Park as an international, green destination.

Why? -To invest in Gateshead’s future. A way of investors putting their stamp on Gateshead and being recognised for their contribution. A real chance to make a lasting difference.

Why a Swedish Garden? Because it is different and new -the first of its kind. It will build on the already strong cultural and trade links. And it has been designed as a reciprocal gesture following the NGS designing an English garden in west Sweden.

Who will benefit?

Gateshead – it will continue the history of ambitious projects for which Gateshead has become famous and admired. It will make a statement about Gateshead and its business community’s commitment to its people and determination to rise above current austerity.

Investors/Sponsors – will get permanent recognition, publicity and a reputation for supporting local people, good causes and driving growth in a new and innovative way.

People- Saltwell Park is a free resource for local people. It is extremely well used by those living in one of the poorest areas of the UK. Always an important local leisure facility, It is becoming more so as people have less money to spend.

Health –benefits of outdoor activity are well documented, including benefits to mental health.

Environment – the development will encourage biodiversity and provide a focus for education

Economy – Saltwell Park attracts over 400,000 visitors yearly to its events. Garden tourism is huge, with companies specialising in organised garden visits and the National Garden Scheme alone tracking nearly 700,000 visits. The multiplier effect – money spent and jobs created is obviously beneficial.

Who will deliver?

Gateshead Council will provide the site and hold funds. The Leader of the Council is fully supportive and involved in the project.

National Garden Scheme Northumberland/Tyne and Wear will drive the project. County Organiser Maureen Kesteven and Organiser Liz Reid have long experience in Gateshead Council, each with around 30 years experience in the fields of legal, economic development and major project management (including construction projects such as Baltic Business Quarter and town centre redevelopment)

The National Garden Scheme (NGS) is a long established (1927) prestigious charity that raises around £3m every year for caring and nursing charities. It is the biggest annual single donor to Macmillan, Marie Curie and Hospice UK and makes significant donations to smaller charities. Prince Charles is the Patron, Mary Berry the President, Investec has been the main sponsor for over 20 years. Run overwhelmingly by volunteers, over 80% of the money raised, by people opening their private gardens, goes to beneficiaries. The scheme includes the large gardens of the aristocracy and estate owners, a number of which have been in the scheme since it began, and also more modest gardens – so it has huge appeal to garden enthusiasts as well as to people wanting a good day out.

This project will help the NGS to raise its profile in the North East – attract more people to open gardens and more visitors, thereby increasing the funds for the vital work of its beneficiarie
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Sunday 17 March

Johanne Nørtoft Thomsen will be ordained by Biskop Peter Skov Jakobsen and instated as pastor at the Danish churches in London, Hull and Newcastle and as pastor for Danish students in London.
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Sunday 17 March

Johanne Nørtoft Thomsen will be ordained by Biskop Peter Skov Jakobsen and instated as pastor at the Danish churches in London, Hull and Newcastle and as pastor for Danish students in London.

Anglo-Scandinavian Society of Newcastle

Saturday 16 March

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