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Scan Magazine | Culture | Culture Calendar

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

Brita Granström, The Night Swimmer

Brita Granström: The Night Swimmer (19 Sept - 31 Oct) In the exhibition, Brita Granström draws upon her Swedish roots to blur the boundary between observation and imagination, reality and dream. Her paintings allow us to make up our own Midsummer night’s dream, however serene or haunting. Mon-Thu 10am-5pm, FriSat 10am-4pm. Admission free. University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1.

Peter in an exclusive and intimate concert as he performs his personal favourite songs from across his musical range. St James Theatre, London. Anders Petersen (Until 16 Nov) Swedish photographer Anders Petersen's pictures are about that which makes us human. It’s about encounters and about being present. This exhibition features images spanning from Café Lehmitz in 1967 to new works. Sun-Wed 9am-9pm, Thu-Sat 9am-11pm. Fotografiska, Stadsgårdshamnen 22, Stockholm. Santeri Happonen (Until 30 Nov) Finnish photographer Santeri Happonen explores our daily routines by putting them on display as photographic loops. Tue-Sun 11am6pm, Wed 11am-8pm. The Finnish Museum of Photography, Tallberginkatu 1 C, Helsinki.

Poets of the Fall (24 Oct) Finnish rockers Poets of the Fall will be playing songs from their latest album Jealous Gods at the Underworld, London, N1.

Mirel Wagner (Oct/Nov) Finnish singer-songwriter Mirel Wagner is touring Europe with her new album When the cellar children see the light of the day.

Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra (24 Oct) An evening of music by Strauss, Grieg, Sibelius and Stravinsky conducted by Finnish Sakari Oramo and featuring Spanish virtuoso Javier Perianes on the piano. Barbican Hall, London, EC2Y. An evening with Peter Jöback (3-5 November) As one of Scandinavia's most celebrated artists, with album sales over 1 million, Peter Jöback takes centre stage in a dazzling new show covering his entire career. Having recently played the prestigious title role in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and the West End (as one of only four actors to play the role in both places), it seems the Swedish superstar's popularity is nothing short of limitless. Experience

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Cullberg Ballet - Plateau Effect (13 & 14 Nov) Since its inception in 1967 by the Swedish choreographer Brigit Cullberg, Cullberg Ballet has performed across the world and worked with a wide variety of performing artists and choreographers. In the Plateau Effect, Dutch/ Swedish Jefta van Dinther seeks to challenge audiences with a layering of choreography, light, sound and set. Sadler's Wells, London, EC1R. Lykke Li (Nov) Swedish indie pop singer-songwriter Lykke Li is touring Europe with her third studio album I never learn. The Raveonettes (Nov/Dec) Danish indie rock duo the Raveonettes are back with the new album Pe'ahi and will be playing at various venues across Europe this winter. Frans Widerberg: the art of re-enchantment (Until 19 Dec) Norwegian painter and graphical artist Frans Widerberg’s international debut at the Venice Biennale of 1978 caused quite a stir. At the time the dominant idiom was abstraction but Widerberg unleashed upon an unsuspecting world images bathed in blazing light. Open 9am-8pm daily. Admission free. Kings Place Gallery, London, N1. Olafur Eliasson: Turner colour experiments (Until 25 Jan) In this series of new works, Danish/Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has explored a selection of seven paintings by J. M. W. Turner, investigating the artist's use of light and colour by abstracting the hues of the paintings into dynamic colour studies. Open 10am-6pm daily. Tate Britain, London, SW1P.

Peter Jöback. Photo: Karin Törnblom

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Scan Magazine | Issue 69 | October 2014  

Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with actress Signe Egholm Olsen.

Scan Magazine | Issue 69 | October 2014  

Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with actress Signe Egholm Olsen.