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DESIGN 100% Norway 2009 Presenting the latest Norwegian furniture and interior products, 100% Norway looks once again set to make an impact on the London Design Festival. Building on the success of previous years, 100% Norway 2009 will showcase the best new works of both established and up-and-coming designers, and feature a number of the country’s leading manufacturers.  [ + ] Read 

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Music a-ha returns with new album a-ha, Norway’s multi-million selling purveyors of instant pop gems, return on 27 July with the brand new album 'Foot Of the Mountain' released on Universal Music. Bursting to life with soaring synths, a memorable chorus and Morten Harket’s instantly recognisable vocals, 'Foot Of the Mountain' is an a-Ha classic that sees a return to their early recording method...

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News Norway's Foreign Minister in Edinburgh and London Jonas Gahr Støre, the Norwegian Foreign Minister, will on 4 June meet with First Minister Alex Salmond, and give a public lecture in Edinburgh on the environment and resource management in the High North. This will be followed by a meeting in London on 5 June with Foreign Secretary David Milliband, and a lecture at LSE. [ + ] Read mo

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Performing Arts ‘Peer Gynt’ at Barbican A production of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece ‘Peer Gynt’ by the National Theatre of Scotland and Dundee Rep Ensemble, described as a theatrical roller-coaster ride, will now run at London’s Barbican. An exhilarating tale of a life lived on the edge; this production promises a mix of trolls, madmen, dancing girls and live music.  [ +..

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Music Ane Brun returns to the capital One of Norway’s most popular female musicians, Ane Brun, will perform at London’s Union Chapel on February 26th. The concert at Union Chapel will be her only gig in the UK this spring and the show will kick-start her European tour. Brun's latest album ‘Changing of the Seasons’ is out now.  [ + ] Read more Music NME & Ida Maria make sweet mus

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Architecture Snøhetta gives lecture at RCA Award winning architects Kjetil Thorsen and Craig Dykers, co-founders of Norwegian architectural practice Snøhetta and designers of Oslo’s acclaimed new National Opera & Ballet House, will deliver the 2009 Royal Academy of Arts Annual Architecture Lecture on Monday 13 July. [ + ] Read more Performing Arts The ghost of Ibsen has returned to L

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Music Norwegian bands escape to Brighton The Great Escape festival showcases more than 300 local and international new artists over three days in Brighton, and a total of eleven Norwegian artists and bands will be playing. Following 2008’s Norwegian extravaganza at the festival, this year’s edition will once again give both seasoned fans and new listeners the opportunity to experience Norway’s...

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Music Röyksopp is back! Norwegian electronica masters Röyksopp return with their much-anticipated third album 'Junior', which features collaborations with rising stars Robyn and Lykke-Li. 'Junior' follows the massive success of Röyksopp's debut album 'Melody AM' and the subsequent release 'The Understanding'. On their third album the band fuses elements of both their previous albums with a bl

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Norwegian Christmas in the UK Norwegian Christmas tree in London The 62nd Norwegian Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square will be lit on Thursday 4th December in the annual ceremony that attracts thousands of spectators to Central London. The first tree was brought over in 1947 as a token of Norwegian appreciation of British friendship during the Second World War. [ + ] Read more Music The

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