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Scandinavian Culture Calendar – Where to go, what to see? It’s all happening here! Horror (25-26 Jan) Swedish-born Jakop Ahlbom’s Horror will have you shuddering on the edge of your seat. The play is an homage to the horror genre with its gruesome, scary, but very funny, story. Part of the London International Mime Festival. Peacock Theatre, London, WC2A 2HT. www.sadlerswells.com
Electronic Superhighway (29 Jan-15 May) Electronic Superhighway is a landmark exhibition that brings together over 100 artworks to show the impact of computer and internet technologies on artists from the mid-1960s to the present day. The exhibition boasts new and rarely seen multimedia works alongside film, paintings, sculpture, photography and drawings by over 70 artists, including works by Swedish Ulla Wiggen and Jonas Lund. Tue-
Sun 11am-6pm, Thu 11am-9pm. The Whitechapel Gallery, London, E1 7QX. www.whitechapelgallery.org
Tove Styrke (1-5 Feb) Swedish singer-songwriter and former Swedish Idol contestant Tove Styrke, is touring the UK with her latest electro-pop album, Kiddo. www.facebook.com/tovestyrke
Svalbard at London International Mime Festival (3-6 Feb) Swedish Svalbard’s debut show, all genius all idiot, is about the conflict between our instincts and our intellect. They use extreme circus artistry to highlight human behaviour at its most animalistic, blending contemporary circus with theatre, physical comedy and live music.
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Jacksons Lane, London, N6 5AA. www.jacksonslane.org.uk
Nikolai Astrup: Painting Norway (5 Feb-15 May) This is the first London exhibition of paintings and prints by Nikolai Astrup (1880-1928), one of Norway’s finest 20th-century artists. Along with Edvard Munch, Astrup expanded the artistic possibilities of woodcuts to capture the lush, wild landscapes and traditional way of life of his home in western Norway, powerfully capturing the myths and folklore of the country. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, SE21 7AD. www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk
Osmo Vänskä and Lilli Paasikivi (10 Feb) In celebration of 150 years since the birth of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, Issue 84 | January 2016 | 113
Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with Ace Wilder.