Scan Magazine, Issue 140, March 2022

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Scandinavian Culture Calendar – Where to go, what to see? It’s all happening here! By Hanna Heiskanen

Oslo International Church Music Festival (19-27 March and 3-11 September) The Oslo International Church Music Festival enters its 22nd year with a programme consisting of both traditional and contemporary elements. Examples of the latter include Tyler Futrell’s new Stabat Mater, and Together by Henrik Hellstenius, a professor of composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music and EDVARD Prize winner. The festival takes place in two segments this year, and the closing concert for the March segment is a new St. Matthew Passion from the Danish composer Bent Sørensen. Locations around Oslo oicmf.no

Sustainable Colour (until 27 March) You might already have some knowledge of the environmental impact of the fabric in your clothes, but what about the dyes

that were used in making them? The Design Museum in Helsinki explores the trends of dyeing and how natural dyes can be used to improve the sustainability of the fashion industry. Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki designmuseum.fi

Nordic Exposure season (5 March to 1 May) Even if you find yourself in London this spring, that doesn’t mean you’ll need to miss out on all the Scandi fun! The arts and culture venue Jacksons Lane is putting on a season of Nordic performances, from adaptations of fairytales to poetic circus and magical puppetry, with artists representing Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Check out the free photo exhibition on winter swimming while you are there. 269a Archway Road, London N6 5AA jacksonslane.org.uk

Omar Victor Diop (until 22 May)

Migration. Photo: Carl Ander

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Omar Victor Diop (b. 1980) is a Senegalese photographer whose works also explore fashion, fine art and design. The Turku Art Museum’s spring exhibition explores three key bodies inspired by Western portraiture, the struggle for Black freedom and the climate crisis on the African continent. In addition, you will have the chance to see Windrush, commissioned to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the arrival