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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What’s On

Thanks to all who attended our AGM in London. Details of next year’s AGM will be posted here in due course.

 

Our members’ activities are listed below:

 

01 / 06 / 2017

Manchester Swedish Group

Swedish-speaking meetup in the bar at the Premier Inn, Manchester.
06 / 06 / 2017

Anglo-Swedish Society

Swedish gin and whisky at Aquavit. This is a special one-off sponsored event – a bespoke tutored Swedish gin and whisky tasting supper in the Stockholm Room of Aquavit London. An exquisite fish-based meal will be served alongside six rare spirits chosen for the tasting.
07 / 06 / 2017

Anglo-Finnish Society

Dr Tony Lurcock to speak on "Mannerheim and Britain". Lurcock will be known to most of you for his three anthologies of the writings of British travellers to Finland covering the period from 1760 to 1941 and for his witty and erudite commentaries placing the travels in their historical context.
08 / 06 / 2017

The Other Side of Hope

Culture pick from the Embassy of Finland. Edinburgh Filmhouse, 20 May-8 June. Aki Kaurismäki won Best Director at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival for this tragicomic masterpiece, the story of a Syrian asylum seeker whose life collides with that of a Finnish salesman fleeing a miserable marriage.
11 / 06 / 2017

Finnish food at Southbank Food Market

Culture pick from the Embassy of Finland. 9-11 June. Depending what the chef fancies, you may get anything from reindeer burgers to salmon soup! Food courtesy of Finnish Church in London.
11 / 06 / 2017

Afternoon Tea Finnish Style

Culture pick from the Embassy of Finland. 2pm at the Finnish Church in London. Book your place by calling 020 7237 4668. Price: £15 per person.
13 / 06 / 2017

Anglo-Norse Society, Oslo

An exclusive invitation for ANS members to attend a talk on the history of The Cunard Line. Followed by finger food and sparkling wine. "First come first served", limited to 40 people. Please contact Society directly.
13 / 06 / 2017

Anglo-Swedish Society

Foster + Partners. Former Swedish Society of Engineers (GB) scholar Henrik Malm PhD will illustrate world famous architects Foster + Partners’ working methods by presenting some current high-profile projects.
14 / 06 / 2017

Violinist Pekka Kuusisto

Culture pick from the Embassy of Finland. Cadogan Hall on 14 June, 7.30 pm. Vladimir Asskenazy conducts a programme of Elgar and Sibelius.
15 / 06 / 2017

Manchester Swedish Group

Swedish meetup in the bar, Premier Inn, Manchester,
17 / 06 / 2017

Grieg Society of Great Britain

Grieg's Birthday Concert, Norwegian Church, London. Their Patron, Internationally renowned cellist Raphael Wallfisch, accompanied by John York (piano) will play sonatas by Grieg, Brahms and Martinů. Please contact Society for tickets.
06 / 07 / 2017

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.
20 / 07 / 2017

Manchester Swedish Group

Meetup in the bar at The Premier Inn, Manchester
03 / 08 / 2017

Manchester Swedish Group

Swedish-speaking meetup in the bar at the Premier Inn, Manchester  
20 / 08 / 2017

Adventures in Moominland @ Southbank Centre

Embassy of Finland culture pick: Climb into and get lost inside the surprising world of Moominland! Please note that this is a guided tour which must be booked in advance.
05 / 09 / 2017

Anglo-Norse Society, Oslo

Cheese/Wine/Quiz/Raffle. Frogner Kirkestue at 7 pm. The immensely popular event opens the Autumn/Winter season. Donations to the raffle, large or small, new or old will be gratefully appreciated, as will the buying of lots of raffle tickets. The cheese and wine are free of charge.
05 / 10 / 2017

Anglo-Swedish Society

Carl Peter Thunberg. Pauline Chakmakjian will give a talk about one of Carl Linnaeus’s most important disciples, Carl Peter Thunberg (1743–1828). There will be time for questions. Pauline is an expert on Japan, which is where Thunberg carried out his most important work.
27 / 10 / 2017

Anglo-Finnish Society

Centenary Conference on Finnish-British Political and Trading Links. A high-level conference organised by the Society and the Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce. More info to follow closer to the date.
11 / 11 / 2017

Anglo-Swedish Society

The 2017 Punsch Ball will be held in William Gladstone’s magnificent library in the Royal Horseguards Hotel. Drinks and a 3-course dinner will be accompanied by music by the Society’s scholars. Guests will sing snaps and punsch songs and dance into the night. Black tie.
08 / 12 / 2017

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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Finn-Guild

Friday 26 May is the last day to book 'Finnish Intensive Study Day' (3 June 2017)

This intensive study day is ideal for adult Finnish learners who wish to learn lots of practical Finnish with an emphasis on the communication skills needed in real-life situations. The course is also great for Finnish evening course students who wish to deepen their knowledge and skills. These are suitable for all people who want to get a well-rounded grasp of the Finnish grammar and its unique structure. The focus will be on words, phrases and situations in the Finnish summer time!

Bookings:
Register by sending an email to mail@finn-guild.org by Friday 26 May, stating which level you wish to sign up for. Please also tell us if you have previous knowledge of Finnish and what you wish to gain from his course.

How much does it cost?
The course fee is £65 per person for Finn-Guild members and £85 for non-members. Becoming a member is very easy and beneficial, just fill in a membership form online and we will get back to you shortly.

What’s included in the price?
There are no hidden extras! All in-class materials are included in the course fee.

Five hours of Finnish tuition with hand-outs and plenty of help and advice in tackling the Finnish grammar and speaking exercises will be provided in class. Tea, coffee and lunch are provided too, so all you’ll need to bring along is yourself.

To ensure that everyone gets individual attention we have three tutors providing tuition to small groups of max. 10 people. Please contact us for suitability and more information.

Who can sign up?
The course is suitable for all people aged 18 and over. We offer three different study levels and our tutors are experienced professionals in teaching, who are able to take everyone’s needs into consideration. These intensive study days are ideal for adult Finnish learners who prefer weekend studies, and who wish to learn practical Finnish with an emphasis on the communication skills needed in real-life situations. To give you an idea, below are the levels we take registrations for:

Absolute beginners: You should have an interest in the Finnish language and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required. (Topics: pronunciation, greetings, useful phrases, simple questions, time expressions)
Intermediate: For those who want to enjoy the holiday in Finland and make the most of it, in Finnish. This is the Finnish language survival kit for this year's summer holiday, the short version. (Topics: how to order food in the restaurant, how to get on the right bus, Finnish small talk)
Advanced: This is a conversational course for advanced speakers with grammar exercises thrown in.
What if I’m not sure about my level?
If you have any doubt at all, then get in touch by emailing mail@finn-guild.org or call on 020 7387 3508! Our professional staff and teachers are happy to help you assess your skills and to find you the most suitable study group.

Where and when is it organised?
This intensive study day will be organised on Saturday 3 June 2017 and it starts at 10.30am and finishes by 5pm. The course will be held at the premises of the Finnish Institute in London, Unit 1, 3 York Way, London N1C 4AE.

How do I book a place on this course?
Simply send an email to mail@finn-guild.org by Friday 26 May, stating which level you wish to sign up for. Please also tell us if you have previous knowledge of Finnish and what you wish to gain from his course.

To join Finn-Guild, fill in your details in a membership form and we will be in touch very shortly with payment instructions, normally via BACS or cheque.
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Anglo-Norse Society in Oslo

Tuesday 23 May
Talk by Eirik Brazier on his book Gale Britiske Generaler/Mad British Generals.
Eirik Brazier is a Norwegian/ English historian, author and public speaker and also advisor to The Norwegian Ministry of Defence.
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Tuesday 23 May

Annual General Meeting
followed by a talk by Jens Buus on his visit to the Himalayan birthplace of the Dalai Lama; the ancient Zhang Zhung Kingdom of Tibet, annexed by China in 1950.
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