This month, two massive pop acts which are already well established in their respective Scandinavian homelands are being shipped to the UK. And two other artists, who’ve already been given the UK seal of approval, unleash their new wares!
There are so many wonderful things about Scandinavia: there’s Norway, with its fjords and mountains, Finland with lakes and wilderness, Sweden, with forests and archipelagos…. and then there’s Denmark, known primarily for its bacon.
Do you sleep with your mobile within reach? Do you read your e-mails in the bathroom and type sms messages and e-mails while walking the dog; in other words are you an accomplished multi-tasker? Then you might just suffer from a very modern disease called ‘busyness’.
There is probably no one who has not heard of the X factor and even though some of us may not admit to it, most are likely to have seen at least an episode or two of the popular talent show. But what all of us did not know is that the show has also brought fortune to two Danes whose invention has been just as exposed to fame’s searchlight as the aspiring stars.
Going to Copenhagen? If there is one thing you should not miss when visiting the charming capital of Denmark, it is a visit to The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek where you can stroll through Europe’s largest collections of Ancient Mediterranean art.
Besides, Glyptoteket, as it is commonly known, with its red bricks, spires and dome, is a perfect example of the beautiful architecture which adorns Copenhagen.
Inspiring leaders, ambitious teams, and trusting partnerships: that is what Quiver Management is all about. The ambitious new coaching firm has just a month on its back, but its two founders, Dane Jan Bowen-Nielsen and his British wife Karen, have years of experience in both coaching and senior management on the international stage.
Over 35 years have passed since the first Conference on the Environment was
held in Stockholm in 1972. For the first time, environmental issues were
put on the international agenda. At that time, Sweden had come to
realise the importance of environmental action, and it has been a top
priority for Sweden ever since.
Autumn is a vibrant, buzzing time for the art market in London; in the middle of October the leading and uber-trendy world contemporary art fair, Frieze took place. Scandinavian art held its own, with Danish, Swedish and Norwegian galleries all present at the fair representing artists such as Olafur Eliasson (who was responsible for the captivating Weather Project in Tate Modern’s turbine hall in 2004) and Mamma Andersson.
The Royal Danish Ballet has gained worldwide recognition for its defining combination of traditional and modern ballet. Its unique quality is distinctively presented in this winter’s programme, so if in Copenhagen, not visiting the Royal Danish Theatre is almost inexcusable.
When you visit Den Gamle By (the Old Town) in Aarhus in December, it is not only like walking into a capsule of Christmas magic you also walk hundreds of years back in time!