He is known as Scandinavia’s talk show king: Fredrik Skavlan has spent the last couple of months commuting between Scandinavia and London to record his popular talk show 'Skavlan'. The TV hit is broadcast every Friday night to three million viewers in Norway and Sweden.
Openness to trade spurs production, innovation and consumption. Over time, exports have a positive impact on economic growth. These statements can be seen as my points of departure in my daily work as Sweden’s Minister for Trade.
The Swedish rock phenomenon hailing from Fagersta known as The Hives prefer to be referred to as ‘the best rock band in the world’. After years of silence, they are finally back with a much-anticipated new album. Another continuous multi-year tour, having commenced this summer, brings the group to the UK this month. Scan Magazine caught a few moments with their frontman Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist.
She has been named Sweden’s Nigella Lawson and ended up in the British press last year as the reason behind the shortage of butter in Swedish supermarkets, due to her persistence in using proper ingredients. With Leila Lindholm’s fifth book Hello Cupcake available in the UK, Scan Magazine seeks out a piece of cupcake heaven.
Sweden is a country with high cultural intensity – and density! A country widely known for its natural beauty and vast landscape scenery, Sweden is also prominent in cutting-edge urban culture.
On July 6 the Swedish pavilion at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai welcomed its one-millionth visitor. The huge interest in our exhibition – with the theme innovation by Sweden – is just one example of the curiosity about Swedish ideas, solutions and culture that I have met here at home and around the world during the last years.
The unique and treasured Swedish singer Lisa Ekdahl recently visited London to perform songs from her new album “Give me that Slow Knowing Smile”, just released in the UK. Along with numerous other Scandinavian fans, we went to see the concert and talk to the artist.
For a relatively small country, Sweden offers big opportunities. The number of educational programs varies as much as the geography. Regardless of where your interest lies, be it in science, film, medicine or philosophy, Sweden can provide world-class programs in a number of fields.