Ängelholm is a quaint but lively town with a seven-kilometre long sandy beach, plenty of cultural and community events, and a proud heritage starting with a charter dated 16 October 1516. Now the town is gearing up for its 500-year celebrations and an activity-packed year-long party, with the clay whistle ocarina orchestra that saw the light of day during the 450th anniversary at the ready. “In the early 20th century, a lot of people here earned a living as clay artisans, selling their crafts in the town square,” says Lisbeth Holmåker, manager at Ängelholm Tourism Office.