Various seminars of relevance to our members have been arranged or are planned. Please see the Events Page for the latest position and details of how to reserve a place.
The Swedish Church will be visiting Edinburgh from 7 to 8 March. There will be a church service followed by lunch on the 7th, and then a Fika during the afternoon of the 8th.
For details see the Events page.
Thanks a lot IKEA for sponsoring the Scottish Swedish Society’s Lucia 2018 with saffron buns, gingerbread, coffee and hotdogs.
We hope this is the beginning to further collaboration with IKEA. IKEA also invited the Swedish School in Scotland for a guided tour of IKEA Edinburgh earlier this autumn. The children had a great time.
Thank you IKEA!
The Society has hosted Lucia celebrations in Edinburgh for many years. This year we are trialling a new way to decide who will be Lucia. There are only two guidelines. They must be aged 15 to 18, (ie born 2000 – 2003) and they or their family must be members of the Society. Naturally, they must also be willing to sing the Lucia song and other Swedish Christmas songs (nothing solo, so no pressure there). The Lucia procession, followed by a service led by Kristina Andreasson, a minister from the Swedish Church in London, will be at 3pm on Sunday 2 December with a rehearsal beforehand at 2pm.
If you would like someone to be put forward please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before 15 November. Please include the name and contact details of the young person who would like to be Lucia. The Committee will then draw lots and announce who the lucky one will be.
If the person concerned is neither part of a family membership, nor an individual member, of the Society, they should join in order that their nomination can be considered. This is simple to do through this website. Go to the Member Services tab and follow the links.
Back in June we posted about a Scottish Swedish joint production of a musical on climate change that was performed as part of the Fringe. It was very well received. You will find the details if you scroll back to the post of 16 June.
We have now heard that the show is going to tour around Scotland between now and 3 November. They are going to so many places that one must be near your home!
All the details are on their website: Profilteatern
Well worth a look.
Claire Craig has written to tell us about a visit to Helensburgh by a choir from Sweden. Here is what she wrote. It sounds most interesting, and well worth a trip down the water.
The Scottish Norwegian Society has sent us a copy of their winter programme of events, most of which take place in Glasgow. Several of them may well be of interest to our members.
Details are here:
We have had the following details about the Swedish Church visit to Edinburgh in early October:
Svenska kyrkan kommer till Edinburgh
4 oktober klockan 12.30 Gudstjänst, Greenside Parish Church, 1B , EH7 5AB
4 oktober klockan 13.00 Lunch på Joseph Pearce’s bar, 23 Elm Row, EH7 4AA
4 oktober klockan 19.00, Swedish Student Networking event. Träff för svenska studenter i Edinburgh på Hemma, Tunbuilding, 73 Holyrood EH8 8AU. Ingen föranmälning behövs, men finns som event på Facebook om du will läsa mer.
5 oktober klockan 15.00 Fika på Hemma. Vi bjuder på fika med lekhörna för barnen; Tunbuilding, 73 Holyrood EH8 8AU
Anmäl dej gärna en vecka i förväg så att vi hinner boka platser på Joseph Pearce bar. Kontakta präst Kristina Andreasson, Chaplain@swedishchurch.com. Har du frågor, varmt välkommen att kontakta Kristina Andreasson.
It has now been announced that there will be a Polling Station in Edinburgh for the Swedish Election.
It will be at the Novotel Edinburgh Centre, 80 Lauriston Place. It will be open on Saturday 1 September and Sunday 2 September from 10:00 to 15:00. (Note the date is ahead of the election day in Sweden.)
Fuller details are available on the Embassy website: Swedish Embassy guidance
Scotland’s Dogstar theatre company has teamed up with Sweden’s Profilteatern to present a musical comedy about the all too serious subject of climate change. It will be performed at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe from 10 to 26 August at the Pleasance Courtyard.
The full details are here: