The UKs first ever expo celebrating Scandinavian crime & thriller fiction & film is to be launched in London this June.
The Nordicana Show is a 2-day celebration of Scandinavian crime & thriller fiction and film, in association with Arrow Films’ Nordic Noir label the leading UK distributor of Nordic Noir on DVD and Blu-ray, and the global literary network English Pen.
Nordicana will play host to the stars of the hugely popular BBC Four TV series’ and best-selling authors with panel discussions, signings, exclusive screenings, talks, retail stands, books, DVD and Blu-ray, food and drink and much more.
The venue for this unique event will be the landmark Farmiloe Building in Clerkenwell, of the finest victorian architecture, was completed in 1868. The venue features an italianate palazzo-style frontage, executed in portland stone and polished aberdeen granite. Located in London, at the Smithfield end of St John street and a two-minute walk from Farringdon station.
Buy your tickets online, at nordicnoir.tv
Valborg, also known as Walpurgis Night (Walpurgisnacht) is a traditional Spring festival on 30 April or 1 May in Scandinavia, celebrated with dancing and bonfires. Originally to chase away the evil forces of Winter and to celebrate the beginning of Spring, these days to celebrate the changing season.
The mens choir Ulricae Drängar will entertain with a Swedish repertoire at the Band stand in Regent’s park on Saturday April 27th at 5pm. Bring a picnic and enjoy Walpurgis Night in a Scandinavian style in one of the most beautiful parks of London.
Nora offers Norwegian female professionals a place to meet, socialise and network in London. With monthly meetings with everything from guided tours in the city centre to interesting speeches the members always have something enjoyable to look forward to. The non profit organisation is open to new members, annual fee for 2013 being only £25. This covers light refreshments etc on the meetings. Additional fee may apply on certain events such a wine tasting and the Christmas dinner.
Nora creates an informal meeting place for Norwegian women abroad, where all are most welcome.
© Nora i London. From Nora’s April meeting, a London guided gaslight tour
© Nora i London. From Nora’s May 2012 meeting, a evening pre celebration of 17.mai
I’m of course a member of Nora. I find it really interesting, both to meet new and old friends but also the variety of events you normally would not attend on your own. It’s a great way to explore London together with other fellow Norwegian women. I highly recommend giving it a try. You can come along to one meeting to see if this is something for you.
The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 14th May 2013. Follow the Nora blog to find out more.