Few creative industries in Sweden have managed to remain untouched by the no-bullshit attitude of creative adventurer Efva Attling. From number-one hits and sought-after Orrefors best-sellers, she has enough to be proud of before you even begin to talk jewellery. And then of course there is the jewellery – but, as the designer insists, you do not have to be gay to sport her Homo Sapiens necklace.
Danish singer and performer Tim Schou has gone solo after his many years with the band A Friend in London. The band won the Danish Eurovision qualifying competition, came 5th in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011, and Schou is now showing the world that he is more than a song contest winner.
Lars Mikkelsen was in a cantina when he had an epiphany that would lead to a long and successful acting career. At the time, the man who would go on to star in classic TV series like The Killing and Sherlock was studying biology at the University of Copenhagen but realised while on a lunch break that hitting the books was not for him.
Despite the challenges facing countries in the current global economic landscape, we have seen signs of positive developments in the British economy in 2013, and it gives me great pleasure to wish travellers between Scandinavia and the UK a prosperous New Year.
As the New Year sets in, Europe is still being weighed down by slow economic growth. The sluggish growth, and its impact on jobs, dominates the policy agenda, together with concerns over weaknesses in the banking sector.
February 2014 brings Nicolaj Cederholm’s theatre concert, Mozart Undone, to the Barbican Centre, London. Experience one of the most unconventional romps through one tonne of water and 30 Mozart hits, where music takes centre stage.
As Sir Richard Branson prepares to launch the world's first commercial spaceship, two Danish rocketeers test homemade spacecraft that could one day challenge Virgin Galactic.
Mai Manniche is a woman of many hats. She has studied economics and media science and worked as a communications consultant as well as internationally as a model – but there was never any doubt in her mind what her true passion was: designing jewellery.