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17th May 2017 in Stavanger

17th May parade in Stavanger, Norway This year marks 203 years of Norway’s constitution.

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Published on 18th May, 2017 at 12:22
by Michael Sandelson.

 

Norwegian and Iraqi artists collaborate in Britain +

Marble Head Opus 5 nr6 2015 The art exhibition is currently being showcased at the Kristin Hjellegjerde gallery in South West London.

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Published on 21st April, 2017 at 12:57
by Charlotte Bryan.

Three Norwegian books for a crime-filled Easter +

Cross-country skiing in Trysil Do you have your Easter thrillers for 2017 yet? Norwegians are preparing for their annual crime reading spree that will take place during their Easter break, Maundy Thursday to Easter Monday.

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Published on 11th April, 2017 at 23:58
by Christine Foster Meloni.

 

Norway band picked as Metallica support +

Kvelertak Western Norway’s Kvelertak is to warm up for Metallica on their upcoming concert travels in Europe.

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Published on 20th March, 2017 at 16:38
by Sarah Bostock.

London hosts Women of the World Festival +

View of the Southbank Centre The Nordic Matters arts festival is at the Southbank Centre. WOW celebrations also marked International Women’s Day across the globe, Wednesday.

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Published on 9th March, 2017 at 09:37
by Charlotte Bryan.

 

Who were the Vikings? +

'The Orkneyinga Saga' book cover BOOK REVIEW: When this question is asked, what usually comes to mind? Images of violent Norsemen, jumping into their well-crafted ships to go off to raid, plunder, and kill in other lands before…

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Published on 15th February, 2017 at 14:20
by Christine Foster Meloni.

Norway artists display in UK +

Front of the Turner Contemporary Gallery Southeast England’s Turner Contemporary Art Gallery in Margate, Kent County, shows the works of four Norwegian artists.

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Published on 27th January, 2017 at 10:09
by Charlotte Bryan.

 

Human anatomy displayed in mid-Norway +

The Chess Player, Body Worlds Vital Gunther von Hagen’s stark “Body Worlds Vital” work will show dead bodies at an exhibition in at the University of Trondheim’s Science Museum. It is the first time it has ever been put on in…

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Published on 21st November, 2016 at 19:04
by Charlotte Bryan.
Last Updated on 21st November 2016 at 19:15.

Oslo National Museum showcases Lawrence Weiner +

Lawrence Weiner at TYPO London 2011 As work building the Norwegian capital’s new National Museum continues, the US-born conceptual artist showcases some of his work in an untraditional setting.

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Published on 2nd November, 2016 at 20:49
by Charlotte Bryan.

 

Hard times, easy read +

Book cover: Nothing to Do but Stay BOOK REVIEW: Reading Carrie Young’s ‘Nothing to Do but Stay’ is a gift you give yourself.

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Published on 2nd November, 2016 at 12:47
by Linda Warren.

Fossum’s ‘Hell Fire’ combines past and present

Book cover: Hell Fire BOOK REVIEW: Norwegian Karin Fossum is one of the most interesting crime writers in the field today.

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Published on 22nd October, 2016 at 01:03
by Christine Foster Meloni.

 

Drake visits Oslo +

Drake at Cisco Ottowa Bluesfest (2010) The Canadian rapper and singer will perform in the Norwegian capital as part of his upcoming tour.

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Published on 11th October, 2016 at 11:36
by Sarah Bostock.

British winning contemporary theatre comes to Norway’s Ibsen Festival +

From 'The Notebook' A UK theatre company is staging a production of a new type of genre basis for them in Oslo in connection with having won the International Ibsen Award for 2016.

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Published on 20th September, 2016 at 15:02
by Michael Sandelson.
Last Updated on 20th September 2016 at 15:57.

 

Summer 2016 at The Foreigner

Taking a break Pictures will form the main part of July's coverage here at The Foreigner.

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Published on 3rd July, 2016 at 12:09
by Michael Sandelson.

Running weird in Oslo +

A running zombie Those in the Norwegian capital who are looking for a dead fun experience can meet at the Zombie Race this weekend.

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Published on 1st April, 2016 at 14:54
by Clara Reig Palau.

 

An exhibition of Lars Backer as a pioneer of Norwegian Modernism +

Skansen Restaurant, Lars Backer Oslo’s National Museum – Architecture offers a look at his role of introducing the international style into Norway’s landscape.

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Published on 31st March, 2016 at 13:14
by Clara Reig Palau.

Oslo hosts Metal festival +

Inferno's Runar Pettersen Metal Music festival Inferno is in the Norwegian capital to shake the souls of fans with a four-day event.

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Published on 21st March, 2016 at 14:34
by Clara Reig Palau.

 

Mushing in Norway +

A sled dog team at work Several organizations throughout Norway offer mushing if you’re looking for an activity with a difference.

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Published on 18th March, 2016 at 09:59
by Molly Jones.

European realities at Oslo’s Eurodok Film Festival +

Cinemateket in Oslo (2005) 23 European documentary films discussing the challenges of living in Europe are presented at this year’s event.

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Published on 8th March, 2016 at 16:56
by Clara Reig Palau.

 

Norwegian Conceptual Art revisited +

'Breathing Balloon' Oslo’s National Museum offers a unique exhibition that sheds some new light both on the genre’s history in Norway and its artists.

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Published on 26th February, 2016 at 14:36
by Clara Reig Palau.

Yayoi Kusama in Oslo: A retrospective +

Installation picture The Norwegian capital’s Henie Onstad Kunstsenter hosts an exhibition of works by the Japanese artist, termed as ‘almost a woman counterpart to Andy Warhol’.

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Published on 22nd February, 2016 at 13:46
by Michael Sandelson and Clara Reig.
Last Updated on 22nd February 2016 at 14:01.

 

Nesbø’s new book brings less blood +

'Midnight Sun' book cover BOOK REVIEW: Although Midnight Sun is a sequel to Blood on Snow, the connection is tenuous. Both protagonists are Fixers (i.e. hitmen) for powerful drug lords in Oslo, but they have very different…

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Published on 7th February, 2016 at 20:22
by Christine Foster Meloni.

Visiting wolves and churches in Northern Norway +

A view from inside Wolf Lodge Hotels may offer the all-inclusive breakfast and additional tours, but what you won’t find is the chance to live and sleep amongst wolves. Troms County also offers a listed church.

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Published on 25th January, 2016 at 22:36
by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson.

 

Photo of the week: Outside kindergarten

Parking in Norway As our readers know, The Foreigner also publishes updates on our social media page accounts. We will be picking readers’ most popular photo from one of these every week.

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Published on 16th October, 2015 at 20:36
by Michael Sandelson.

Noteworthy Norway brewery and distillery tours

Vinmonopolet beer selection You’re certain to learn something new about Norwegian drinking culture, microbreweries, or akevitt distilling—and all while having a good time!

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Published on 21st September, 2015 at 09:55
by Molly Jones.

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