*SWEDISH NOTES & EVENTS, MAR 2005

 
2005 – The Year of Swedish Design

2005 is officially declared The Year of Swedish Design by the Swedish Government. It is a collaboration with Sweden's cultural institutions to promote awareness of Sweden's design culture. More than 100 different authorities have been mandated to implement design related projects in various areas. The aim of the Swedish Year of Design is for as many people as possible to develop their use of, interest in and knowledge about, design in the long term and to draw attention to its great potential with regards to social development. In the UK, the 2005 Year of Swedish Design will be present in several cities with no fewer than 8 new Swedish design exhibitions! On the Swedish Embassy's homepage you will find a full list of projects.

And, there is not only design on offer this spring – there are many other cultural events and, of course, various From Sweden concerts and the many Strindberg events which are already in full swing!

Johanna Garpe
Counsellor for Cultural Affairs

Charlotte de Silva
Editor


Swedish Events March
Until 6 March
August Strindberg's Miss Julie at Greenwich Playhouse, London
With Davies Grey, Antony Jardine and Abigail Hubbert. Directed by Franko Figueiredo and Natacha Metherell.
Greenwich Playhouse, Tues-Sat 7.45pm and Sun 4pm
Greenwich Station Forecourt
189 Greenwich High Road
London SE10
Box Office: 020 8858 9256




Until 29 March
A Dream Play by August Strindberg at National Theatre.
Strindberg's groundbreaking experiment in surrealism is performed at the National in a new version by Caryl Churchill. Directed by Katie Mitchell who has recently directed Becket at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. Cast includes: Sean Jackson, Charlotte Roach, Dominic Rowan, Justin Salinger, Susie Trayling and Angus Wright. A collaboration between the National Theatre and Tate Modern.
Cottesloe Theatre
National Theatre
Southbank
London SE1
Box Office: 020 7452 3000
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk



Until 24 April
Beauty and the Beast: New Swedish Design which brings together 25 designers working in furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, silver and textiles. Previously exhibited at Crafts Council and has now moved on to Manchester.
The Whitworth Art Gallery
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road, Manchester
Tel: 0161 275 7450
www.craftscouncil.org.uk



 
Until 15 May
August Strindberg: Painter, Photographer, Writer Exhibition at Tate Modern
'August Strindberg (1849-1912) is known as a prolific writer of novels and plays but he was also an extremely radical painter for his time. This is the first major UK exhibition to explore largely unseen paintings and photographs by this extraordinarily gifted man'. Curated by Olle Granath.
Tate Modern
Bankside
London SE1
Box Office: 020 7887 8000
www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/strindberg/




Until 13 August 2005
Swedish artist Måns Wrange is exhibiting in a touring exhibition called Citizens which is part of Art Circuit Touring Exhibitions. Some of the other artists are: Jeff Wall, Ludovic Michaux, Matthieu Laurette, Anna Bella Geiger, Claudia Andujar.
The venues are:
20 Jan – 4 April: Pitshanger Manor Museum, London
23 April – 28 May: City Gallery Leicester
30 June – 13 Aug: Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
Dates to be confirmed for Tramway, Glasgow
Tel: 020 7610 4865
www.art-circuit.org.uk



2 March
Swedish clarinet player Martin Fröst in concert with BBC Concert Orchestra. Colin Currie (percussion) and Barry Wordsworth conducting. The programme is Richard Wagner's Overture, Die Meistersinger, Giachino Rossini's Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet, Aram Ilyich Khachaturian's von Nurnberg ballet music, inc Sabre dance and John Williams' film music.
Royal Festival Hall, 2pm
Belvedere Road
London SE1
Box Office: 0870 401 8181
www.rfh.org.uk



2 March
The Soundtrack of Our Lives Live at The Electric Ballroom.
Electric Ballroom
184 Camden High Street
London NW1
www.electric-ballroom.co.uk




4 March
Marcus Verhagen on August Strindberg. Art historian and critic Marcus Verhagen talks about Tate Modern's major exhibition of paintings and photography by the Swedish polymath August Strindberg.
Tate Modern, 6.30pm
Bankside
London SE1
Box Office: 020 7887 8000
www.tate.org.uk




6 March
Family Concert at The Swedish Church in London celebrates Mothering Sunday and International Women's Day with a programme inspired, composed and performed by women. Music by Alma Mahler, Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Poldowski, Viardot-Garcia, Chaminade, Munktell, Lehmann, Le Gendre, Popesco amongst others. Performed by: Elisabeth Ljunggren (harp/voice), Jacqueline Miura (voice) and Marie Lee Gustavsson (piano).
The Swedish Church, 4.30pm
6 Harcourt Street
London W1
Tickets on the door £5 adults, children under 18 free
www.swedish-church.org



6 March
August Strindberg play Playing with Fire can be listened to on Radio 3 on Sunday 6 March at 8pm. Translated by Eivor Martinus. Performed by Fiona Shaw, Jonathan Coy and Nicholas Boulton. August Strindberg's The Pelican will also be performed.
Radio 3, 8pm




7 and 15 March
Two short programmes of readings from Strindberg's Chamber Plays, his short pieces catalogued by opus numbers as a homage to Beethoven. The plays, which Strindberg wrote for the Intimate Theatre in Stockholm, demonstrate his fascination with a 'world of delusions, guilt, suffering and death'. Translated by Eivor Martinus.
Olivier Theatre, 6pm
National Theatre
Southbank
London SE1
Box Office: 020 7452 3000




7 March
A From Sweden Concert at the Barbican with Swedish soprano Ingela Bohlin, baritone Anders Larsson and violin player/conductor Tobias Ringborg together with Tallis Chamber Choir and English Chamber Orchestra. Works by: Johann Helmich Roman, Drottningholmsmusik excerpts and Violin Concerto in D minor, Georg Fredrik Handel, Arias and Lars-Erik Larsson, Förklädd Gud (Disguised God).
Barbican Hall, 7.30pm
Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London EC2
Box Office: 020 7638 8891
www.barbican.org.uk 
www.from-sweden.com




From 17 March
The Oxford State Company presents the August Strindberg play Easter and will be touring the UK. It is a new translation by Gregory Motton. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole. The cast includes: Sally Edwards, Edward Peel, Bo Poraj, Nicholas Shaw, Frances Thorburn and Katherine Tozer.
17-19 March:
Nuffield Theatre, Southampton
Box Office: 023 8067 1771
www.nuffieldtheatre.co.uk 
22-26 March:
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
Box Office: 01323 412000
www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk
31 March-23 April:
Riverside Studios, London
Box Office: 020 8237 1111
www.riversidestudions.co.uk
3-7 May:
Lichfield Garrick
Box Office: 01543 412121
www.lichfieldgarrick.com
The Oxford Stage Company:
www.oxfordstage.co.uk




19 March
A From Sweden Concert with Christian Lindberg (trombone), London Philharmonic Orchestra with Marin Alsop conducting. The programme is: Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings, Mark-Anthony Turnage's Yet Another Set To (London premiere) and Johannes Brahm's Symphony No 2 in D.
Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm
Belvedere Road
London SE1
Box Office: 0870 401 8181
www.rfh.org.uk
www.from-sweden.com




20 March
Swedish pianist Roland Pöntinen in concert with London Philharmonic Orchestra in Eastbourne. Marin Alsop conducting. The programme includes works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Brahms.
Congress Theatre, 7.30pm
Carlisle Road
Eastbourne
East Sussex
Box Office: 01323 412000


 
20 March
A From Sweden Chamber Music Concert with Jakob Lindberg (lute), Anna Emilsson (voice) and Dan Laurin (recorder). They will be performing music by Dowland, Roman, Bellman, Handel and Pepusch.
Wigmore Hall, 5pm
36 Wigmore Street
London W1
Box Office: 020 7935 2141
www.wigmore-hall.org.uk
www.from-sweden.com




24 March
Jan Stigmer (violin) and Bengt Forsberg (piano) in Concert at Wigmore Hall. The programme is: Grieg's Violin Sonata No. 2 in G, Op. 13, R. Martinsson's To the Point (UK première), Janáček's Violin Sonata and Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 9 in A, Op.47 'Kreutzer'.
Wigmore Hall, 7.30pm
36 Wigmore Street
London W1
Box Office: 020 7935 2141
www.wigmore-hall.org.uk


 
More News & Events on the website of the Embassy of Sweden


Not Only Strindberg –
Swedish authors published
in March

Bodil Malmsten
THE PRICE OF WATER IN FINISTÈRE
translated by Frank Perry
[HARVILL PRESS] ISBN 1843431645
www.harvill.com

Swedish authors in bookstores now

Karin Alvtegen
MISSING
translated by Anna Paterson
[CANONGATE BOOKS LTD] ISBN 184195408X

Malin Andrews
WHIRLWIND OF LIFE
THE STORY OF EMILIA FOGELKLOU
[QUAKER BOOKS]
ISBN 085245354X
www.quakerbooks.org

R R Angerstein
R R ANGERSTEIN'S ILLUSTRATED TRAVEL DIARY, 1753-1755
INDUSTRY IN ENGLAND AND WALES FROM A SWEDISH PERSPECTIVE
[SCIENCE MUSEUM]
ISBN 1900747243
www.sciencemuseum.
org.uk

Stig Björkman (Editor)
TRIER ON VON TRIER
translated by Neil Smith
[Faber and Faber Ltd]
ISBN 0571207073
www.faber.co.uk

Maud Deckmar
LIVING WITH FRED
translated by Ewa Wulkan
[JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS]
ISBN 1843103125
www.jkp.com

Polly Lawson (Editor), John Bauer (Illustrator), Holger Lundburgh (Translator)
SWEDISH FOLK TALES
[Floris Books]
ISBN 0863154573
www.florisbooks.co.uk

Eva-Marie Liffner
IMAGO
[Harvill Press]
www.harvill.com

Astrid Lindgren
PIPPI LONGSTOCKING: 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
[OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS] ISBN 0192753371
www.oup.co.uk

Astrid Lindgren
THE BEST OF PIPPI LONGSTOCKING: THREE BOOKS IN ONE
illustrated by Tony Ross
[OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS] ISBN 0192753371
www.oup.co.uk

Torgny Lindgren
HASH
translated by Tom Geddes
[GERALD DUCKWORTH & CO LTD]
ISBN 0715632647
www.duckw.co.uk

Henning Mankell
BEFORE THE FROST (LINDA WALLANDER MYSTERY S.)
translated by Ebba Segerberg
[The Harvill Press]
ISBN 1843431130
www.harvill.com

Ellen Mattson
SNOW
translated by Sarah Death
[Jonathan Cape]
ISBN 0224072668
www.randomhouse.co.uk

Bradley Quinn
DESIGNED IN SWEDEN
[Arvinius Förlag]
ISBN 9185213160
www.arvinius.se

August Strindberg
THE CHAMBER PLAYS
translated by Eivor Martinus
[Amber Lane Press]
ISBN 1872868371
www.amberlanepress.
co.uk
 


Not Only Abba –
March releases

E.S.T
Viaticum
[ACT]
www.actmusic.com

ANNE SOFIE VON OTTER
Music for a While (Baroque Melodies)
[ARCHIV]
www.hmv.co.uk

In the record stores now:

ALCAZAR
This Is The World We Live In
[RCA RECORDS]
www.rcarecords.com

BACKYARD BABIES
Total 13
[MVG RECORDS]
www.mnw.se

CANDLEMASS
Essential Doom: 2cd: Includes DVD
[CARGO RECORDS]
www.cargo-records.de

CARDIGANS
Long Gone Before Daylight Bonus Tracks Includes DVD
[KOCH RECORDS]
www.kochrecords.com

CARDIGANS (DVD)
Live in London
[MERCURY RECORDS]
www.new.umusic.com

DIAMOND DOGS
Black River Road
[FEEDBACK BOOGIE RECORDS]
www.hmv.co.uk

HAMMERFALL – (single)
Blood Bound
[NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS]
www.nuclearblast.de

HELLACOPTERS
Strikes Like Lightning
[SWEETNOTHING]
www.hmv.co.uk

THE HIVES
Maximum
[CHROMEDREAMS]
www.chromedreams.
co.uk

THE HIVES
Two-timing Touch & Broken Bones
[POLYDOR]
www.polydor.co.uk

THE HIVES
Tyrannosaurus Hives
[POLYDOR]
www.polydor.co.uk

INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONSPIRACY
Armed Love
[PINNACLE]
www.hmv.co.uk

INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONSPIRACY
Black Mask
[BURNINGHEART RECORDS]
www.burningheart.com

JAY, JAY JOHANSON
Best of Early Years
[BMG]
www.bmg.se

LARS JANSSON, BOHUSLÄN BIG BAND
Temenos Featuring Paolo Fresu
[IMPORT]
www.hmv.co.uk

JENS LEKMAN
You are The Light
[SECRETLY CANADIAN]
www.secretlycanadian.
com

REFUSED
Shape of Punk To Come
[BURNINGHEART RECORDS]
www.burningheart.com

ROXETTE
Crash Boom Bang
[EMI MUSIC SWEDEN]
www.emi.se

SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES
Origin 1
[WARNERS]
www.wbr.com

STONEBRIDGE
Can't Get Enough
[HED KANDI]
www.hedkandi.com

ANDREAS TILLIANDER
World Industries
[SOUTHERN RECORDS]
www.southern.com

ANNE SOFIE VON OTTER
Baroque Arias
Handel, Monteverdi, Telemann, Roman
[PROPRIUS RECORDS]
www.proprius.com

PER HENRIK WALLIN TRIO
Where Is Spring 1986 87
[DRAGON RECORDS]
www.dragonrecords.se

SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES – (single)
Breakdown
[WEA UK]
www.wea.co.uk

WHYTE SEEDS
Lost My Love
[SINGLESDISCOUNT]
www.hmv.co.uk
 
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