June 2009

Last updated: 03/09/2009 //

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.
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Contemporary Art

Nico Widerberg exhibition moves on to Newcastle

After they inaugurated the Kings Place Gallery in London last year, sculptures by one of Norway's most distinguished artists, Nico Widerberg, will now be on display in Newcastle. The exhibition 'Nico Widerberg: Sculpture' at Northumbira University Gallery, in association with Kings Place Gallery, will showcase some of the artist's large and small scale sculptures in granite and glass. [+] Read more
Painting

Major Munch exhibition in Glasgow

The Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, part of the University of Glasgow, will show some of Edvard Munch's finest prints from 12 June. The exhibition will show a total of 40 of Edvard Munch's finest prints, and is the most substantial collection of Munch prints to be shown in the UK since 1973. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue and an exciting events programme. [+] Read more
News

The King's Guard of Norway to London

On two successive evenings each year in June a magnificent pageant of military music, precision drill and colour takes place on Horse Guards Parade in the heart of London when either the Massed Bands of the Household Division or The Massed Bands of the Royal Marines carry out the Ceremony of Beating Retreat. This year, HM The King’s Guard’s of Norway will also take part. [+] Read more
Culture

Norway’s Holland at National Portrait Gallery!

Norwegian contemporary artist Natalie Holland’s work ‘Agnes’ has been selected to be part of the BP Portrait Award exhibition which runs from June until September. The Portrait Award, now in its thirtieth year at the National Portrait Gallery and twentieth year of sponsorship by BP, is the most prestigious portrait competition in the world, highlighting the very best in contemporary portrait painting. [+] Read more
Contemporary Art

Small town mentality in the capital

Norwegian photographer Monica Takvam will display her projects ‘Janteloven – Small Town Mentality’ and ‘See You, See Me’ at Menier Gallery in Southwark between 2 and 6 June. The concept behind the series of photographs is based on a well-known Scandinavian word often used to describe the negative side of small-town mentality and people's ability to suppress others. [+] Read more
Film

Quirky film now showing in Edinburgh

The quirky Norwegian film ‘O’Horten’, by award-winning director Bent Hamer, is now showing at the Filmhouse in Edinburgh. The 67-year-old engineer Odd Horten has driven the same train route every day for so long that the rest of his life has become a routine of comfortable rituals, so how will he celebrate his retirement? 
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Contemporary Art

Norwegian artist exhibits in Camden

Tore Hogstvedt, whose paintings have been compared to those of several French impressionists, will exhibit five works at the Camden Art Gallery in London this June.  His work has often been compared to the French impressionists Monèt, Sisley and Pisarro, and is dedicated to capturing nature as he sees it. With humbleness Hogstvedt portrays the beauty that he sees manifested in nature. [+] Read more
Music

Jan Garbarek at St Paul’s Cathedral

Renowned Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek once again joins forces with one of the world’s finest vocal groups, the British all-male quartet the Hilliard Ensemble, for a concert in St Paul’s Cathedral as part of the City of London Festival. Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble will present an exciting programme of new European music, including the Scottish composer James MacMillan and Estonian Arvo Pärt. [+] Read more
Culture

Norwegian 60° North concert at 51° North (aka London)

Cellist Truls Mørk will be joined by pianist, and fellow Norwegian, Håvard Gimse as they perform on Monday 22 June during the City of London Festival. The theme of the concert is 60° North and will include pieces by Grieg, Sibeluis, Nordheim and Shostakovich. Mørk has been awarded several awards, and Gimse has released more than 30 recordings throughout his distinguished career. [+] Read more
Culture

The sound of Norwegian nature in the City

One of Europe’s most accomplished and innovative percussionists, Norwegian Terje Isungset, will perform at Apothecaries’ Hall on Wednesday 24 June. The concert is part of the City of London festival which runs from 19 June to 9 July. Isungset has toured extensively throughout Europe and is regarded as one of Norwegian music’s central figures during the last 20 years.  [+] Read more
Music

Awesome performance by Awsa

Norwegian singer-songwriter Awsa and her band will be performing at the Half Moon in Putney on Thursday, 4 June. From starting out as a singing pig on Norwegian youth hit TV program ”Midt i Smørøyet” she moved to London and went on to sing as a soloist with the London Community Gospel Choir and as a backing vocalist for the likes of Elton John, Elbow and Madonna. [+] Read more
Contemporary Art

Frans Widerberg exhibition in London

One of Norway’s most celebrated artists, Frans Widerberg, will now exhibit paintings made between 1988 and 2008 at London’s Kings Place Gallery. Widerberg is one of those artistic visionaries who creates an alternative world, and in his paintings events take place in an empty landscape. 
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Music

Experience the music of Norway's premier composer

Katarina Karnéus will be giving a recital in Middle Temple Hall with Julius Drake on Monday 15 June. The programme will include songs by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, as well as Jan Sibelius and Gösta Nystroem.
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