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

Our Annual General Meeting will be held in Helsinki on 20-22 April 2018.

PROGRAMME

  • Friday 20 April, early evening – arrival and welcome.
  • Saturday 21, morning – guided tour (bus or walking) of Helsinki centre.
  • Saturday 21, afternoon – free time to re-visit any sites or just to relax.
  • Saturday 21evening – CoScan Dinner at a Finnish restaurant near the hotel.
  • Sunday 22, morning – CoScan AGM.
  • Sunday 22 April, afternoon – farewells and return home.


    For further information: wendy.howell@coscan.org.uk

 

Our members’ activities are listed below:

 

25 / 04 / 2018

Anglo-Finnish Society

Annual General Meeting at the Finnish Church. More details to follow.
26 / 04 / 2018

Anglo-Scandinavian Society of Newcastle Upon Tyne

AGM, Martin Luther Church, Shieldfield, Newcastle.
26 / 04 / 2018

The Danish Church in London

Bridge club. We meet at 12 pm for lunch and enjoy coffee and cake while we play. The club currently has 20 members and is hoping more will join in 2018.
30 / 04 / 2018

Anglo-Swedish Society

Valborg Dinner. Members and guests are invited to return to the Society’s favourite location: Charles Barry’s historic and exquisite library at the Travellers Club. We will welcome spring with singing and laughter and our current music scholar Amie Foon (mezzo-soprano) will give a performance.
03 / 05 / 2018

Manchester Swedish Group

Swedish-speaking meetup in the bar at the Premier Inn, Manchester.
08 / 05 / 2018

Anglo-Norse Society, Oslo

A Musical Evening. Mogens Thorsens Assembly Room, Neils Juelsgate 19 at 7pm. The artist/s and programme will be announced later.
08 / 05 / 2018

Film: Wild Strawberries/ Smultronstället

Nordic Voices Festival, Hexham. Ingmar Bergman’s film follows an ageing professor as he ponders the nature of existence whilst travelling through Sweden to receive an honorary award from his alma mater.
09 / 05 / 2018

Herts Anglo-Scandinavian Society

Recent Archaeology in Scandinavia. Brian Adams, archaeologist (formerly of Verulamium Museum).
09 / 05 / 2018

York Anglo Scandinavian Society

Bear Island. Dag Kjelldahl, an authority on Bjørnøya, with three books written on it, develops the fascinating talk he gave some years ago.
10 / 05 / 2018

Anglo-Norse Society, London

Curatorial tour of William Morris’ House. Followed by Afternoon Tea at the World’s Larder. Space limited to 15 people at a time.
10 / 05 / 2018

Concert Methera: Strange Lovers

Nordic Voices Festival, Hexham. Methera is a unique string quartet with roots firmly planted in English traditional music. STRANGE LOVERS is a glorious example of new folk music interwoven with stories of unexpected love stretching the boundaries of normality in the unification of two art forms.
11 / 05 / 2018

Northants Anglo-Scandinavian Society

Annual Dinner. The Boat Inn, Stoke Bruerne. More details to follow nearer the event.
12 / 05 / 2018

The Danish Church in London

Bazaar Saturday. An event arranged in collaboration with Danish Women in London inviting everyone with an interest in experiencing Danish culture, food and design. A variety of stalls offer Danish food and goods for sale.    
12 / 05 / 2018

Children’s Book Group

Nordic Voices Festival, Hexham. The Unpredictability of Being Human by Norwegian author Linni Ingemundsen.
15 / 05 / 2018

Manchester Swedish Group
Aimed at those that would like to practise conversational Swedish.

Swedish meetup at 7:00pm in the bar at the Premier Inn, Manchester
16 / 05 / 2018

Crime Book Group

Nordic Voices Festival, Hexham. Nordic Noir by one of the queens of Nordic crime – Iceland’s Ysra Sigurdardottir – with a novel centred on disparate individuals who are all destined to become the victims of obsessive retribution.
16 / 05 / 2018

Concert: Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

Nordic Voices Festival, Hexham. A dynamic trio of musicians from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Isles. Their clever use of harmony, rhythm, riffs and bass lines creates a sound that leaves the listener enthralled but at the same time dumbfounded that the sound comes from only three fiddles.
17 / 05 / 2018

The Anglo-Danish Society

AGM and Reception in the Ambassador's Residence. 6 pm, Royal Danish Embassy, Sloane Square, London.
17 / 05 / 2018

Welsh Norwegian Society

Syttende Mai. A traditional Norwegian day parade takes place from the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay to the historic Norwegian Church. There the Norwegian national anthem will be sung and a short service held followed by coffee, Norwegian waffles and family games.
18 / 05 / 2018

Steffi Knowles-Dellner: Author Talk and Book Signing

Nordic Voices Festival, Hexham. Stockholm-born cookery writer Steffi Knowles-Dellner paints a picture of the food she grew up with in over 100 recipes, celebrating fresh and seasonal produce at their heart.
18 / 05 / 2018

Kottos, with Bjarke Mogensen

Nordic Voices Festival, Hexham. A quartet from Denmark with an unusual line-up – cello, recorder, accordion and bouzouki - brings a unique setting of works and arrangements by classical favourites such as Vivaldi, Grieg, Bartok and Piazzola.
19 / 05 / 2018

Storytelling with Dominic Kelly

Nordic Voices Festival, Hexham. The Invisibility Hat - join Dominic Kelly on a storytelling journey through mystery, suspense and a great deal of fun. On the way you’ll gain invaluable knowledge: what to do should you ever come face to face with a troll…
19 / 05 / 2018

The Apples of Immortality and Other Norse Tales

Nordic Voices Festival, Hexham. Dramatised by the Queen’s Hall Adult Drama Group and children from Wark CE School, with live music from the Hexham Village Band. Fun-filled storytelling for all the family.
19 / 05 / 2018

Storytelling workshop with Dominic Kelly

Nordic Voices Festival, Hexham. Join Dominic to learn a basic toolkit of techniques for getting to know and telling a story, through a series of fun, interactive games and activities.
19 / 05 / 2018

Nordic Food Night

Nordic Voices Festival, Hexham. 18-19 May. The Refectory at Hexham Abbey will serve up a 6 course tasting menu, moving through traditional favourites such as Gravad lax, Flæskesteg and meatballs, then onto cheese, and some wonderful desserts such as Kladdkaka, the quintessential Swedish chocolate cake.
19 / 05 / 2018

Concert: Tynedale Community Choir North Tyne Voices with Dominic Kelly and Kersti Ståbi

Nordic Voices Festival, Hexham. 
22 / 05 / 2018

Northants Anglo-Scandinavian Society

Annual General Meeting. The brief business meeting will be followed by a talk from Peter Conquest.
22 / 05 / 2018

Film: The Hunt/Jagten

Nordic Voices Festival, Hexham. Set in idyllic rural Denmark, Thomas Vinterberg’s film sees a local community turn against an innocent schoolteacher, after he is wrongly accused of sexually abusing a child in his kindergarten class.
24 / 05 / 2018

The Danish Church in London

Singalong. The organist is at the piano and the priest on the violin. We'll be singing from "højskolesangbogen" and the choir taking part. If the weather is nice we'll be outside in the church's garden.
26 / 05 / 2018

Anglo-Scandinavian Society of Newcastle Upon Tyne

Walk. Details to be confirmed.
05 / 06 / 2018

Anglo-Norse Society, Oslo

"Beste Vestkant": A guided tour around Embassies, Swiss style villas, old and new buildings in the Frogner area with the well known historian and editor of the Oslo City Encyclopedia, Knut Are Tvedt.
07 / 06 / 2018

Manchester Swedish Group

Swedish-speaking Meetup
12 / 06 / 2018

Anglo-Swedish Society

The Crystal Tour. In collaboration with the Society of Swedish Engineers in Great Britain, the Society has organised a guided tour of the Crystal Building, one of the world's most sustainable buildings and events venues as well as home to the world's largest exhibition on the future of cities.
19 / 06 / 2018

Manchester Swedish Group

Meetup in the bar at The Premier Inn, Manchester
23 / 06 / 2018

Anglo-Scandinavian Society of Newcastle Upon Tyne

Midsummer Party. Details to follow.
23 / 06 / 2018

York Anglo Scandinavian Society

Celebration of Sankt Hans (Midsummer). YASS’s traditional Sankt Hans Aften with bonfire and party. Venue and details to be announced.

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A warm welcome to Nordic Voices - a new CoScan member!

Nordic Voices is presenting

A new international multi-arts festival in Hexham

8 - 22 May 2018

PROGRAMME
Tuesday 8 May / 19.45 / Forum Cinema
Film: Wild Strawberries/ Smultronstället (Swe, 1957) 93 mins
One of Ingmar Bergman’s warmest films, Wild Strawberries follows an ageing professor as he ponders the nature of existence whilst travelling through Sweden to receive an honorary award from his alma mater. With illuminating introduction.
Tickets £5.75 available from Forum Cinema

Thursday 10 May / 19.30 / Queen’s Hall, Hexham
Concert Methera: Strange Lovers
Methera is a unique ensemble: a string quartet with roots firmly planted in English traditional music. Mats Rehnman is an internationally acclaimed
storyteller, a fond face on the British storytelling scene and a pioneer of the renaissance of the art form in his home country Sweden. STRANGE LOVERS is a glorious example of new folk music interwoven with stories of unexpected love stretching the boundaries of normality in the unification of two art forms.
Ticket £10 (£8).

Saturday 12 May / 16.30 (Age 12+) / Cogito Books
Children’s Book Group
The Unpredictability of Being Human by Norwegian author Linni Ingemundsen
Free event and books available to buy from Cogito Books – 01434 602555

Wednesday 16 May / 19.30 / Cogito Books
Crime Book Group
Nordic Noir by one of the queens of Nordic crime – Iceland’s Ysra Sigurdardottir - with a novel centred on disparate individuals who are all destined to become the victims of obsessive retribution.
Free event and books available to purchase from Cogito Books – 01434 602555

Wednesday 16 May / 20.00 / Hexham Abbey
Concert: Nordic Fiddlers Bloc
Nordic Fiddlers Bloc is a dynamic trio of musicians from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Isles. With a firm focus on the rich traditional fiddle music, their clever use of harmony, rhythm, riffs and bass lines creates a sound that leaves the listener enthralled but at the same time dumbfounded that the sound comes from only three fiddles.
Tickets £10 (£8)

Tickets for films available from Forum Cinema Hexham 01434 601144 or forumhexham.com, all other events from Queen’s Hall Box Office 01434 652477 or www.queenshall.co.uk

Friday 18 May / 18.00 / Hexham Library, Queen’s Hall
Steffi Knowles-Dellner - Author Talk and Book Signing
Lagom- The Swedish art of living harmoniously. A simple and elegant representation of true Swedish cooking. Stockholm-born cookery writer Steffi Knowles-Dellner paints a picture of the food she grew up with in over 100 recipes, celebrating fresh and seasonal produce at their heart.
Tickets £6

Friday 18 May / 18.00 – 21.00 / Hexham Abbey Refectory Café
Nordic Food Night
Enjoy the delights of Scandinavian cuisine with a special Nordic Voices pop-up restaurant. For two nights only, the Refectory at Hexham Abbey will serve up a Smorgasbord of delights. Diners can enjoy a 6 course tasting menu, moving through traditional favourites such as Gravad lax, Flæskesteg and meatballs, then onto cheese, and some wonderful desserts such as Kladdkaka, the quintessential Swedish chocolate cake.

Concessions: 60+ years, under 25, unwaged. Except for storytelling workshop all events free to under 13 years

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