Scandinavian Culture Calendar: January 2023
By Hanna Heiskanen
Where to go, what to see? It’s all happening here!
An Evening with Bruce Dickinson (19 January)
Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden fame is also a spoken-word artist. His one-man show, which touches on stand up, is inspired by his memoir What Does This Button Do? In the second part of the evening, Dickinson will answer questions from the audience.
Kulttuuritalo, Sturenkatu 4, Helsinki
Helsinki Beatles Weekend 2023: Band Competition (21 January)
Fans of the Fab Four must not miss the Helsinki Beatles Weekend Band Competition. Three tribute bands are competing for the chance to perform at the famed Kulttuuritalo, which has hosted Jimi Hendrix among others, in May, at the largest Beatles event in the Nordics. Audience members will also get to vote for their favourite.
Ala-Malmin tori 1, Helsinki
Red Nose Company: Mindless (26 January to 4 February)
Red Nose Company combines theatre and clownery to tell stories from the moving to the hilarious. Their new show, titled Mindless, is about the journey of two characters, a tired mother and a meditating psychotherapist, towards enlightenment and a better life. Recommended for audiences aged 14 and above.
Kanneltalo, Klaneettitie 5, Helsinki
Conditioned Movement (until 29 January)
There is still time in January to catch Modeerna Museet Malmö’s 2022 collection exhibition Conditioned Movement, which creates new dialogues between artworks from the past 100-plus years. It’s a collaboration between curator Andreas Nilsson and the duo Gideonsson/ Londré, the latter having also contributed a new piece for the exhibition.
Ola Billgrens plats 2–4, Malmö
Copenhagen Fashion Week (31 January to 3 February)
Scandi folk are famous for their great sense of style, and Copenhagen Fashion Week, or CPHFW among the initiated, is an excellent opportunity to observe some of the most sartorially talented people in action.
Venues around Copenhagen
Copenhagen Light Festival (4 to 27 February)
The fifth edition of the Copenhagen Light Festival is a great opportunity to explore the city whilst checking out the large variety of light installations. There will also be an opportunity to join a guided tour by foot. Or, why not try by Segway or canal boat?
Venues around Copenhagen
Light over Sea and Land: The Önningeby Colony on Åland (until 26 March)
The Åland Islands, located in the Batic Sea between Finland and Sweden, celebrated 100 years of autonomy in 2022. The Waldemarsudde Art Museum in Stockholm has put up an exhibition showcasing works by a 19th-century group of artists living on the islands. The paintings feature landscapes depicting rural life, as well as portraits.
Prins Eugensväg 6, Stockholm
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