Nobel Prize in Physics 2018

 

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics” with one half to Donna Strickland and Gérard Mourou “for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses” and the other half jointly to Arthur Ashkin “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems”.

 

Election to the Swedish parliament in September 2018

General Election to the Parliament, City and County ( Riksdag, Kommun and Landsting) will take place in Sweden on September 9, 2018

Swedish citizens living abroad can vote in the Election to The Parliament (Riksdag)

Voting location:

The Consulate General of Sweden 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 805 Houston, TX 77098

Opening hours:

August 16 – August 27, 2018 during regular opening hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9.00 am – 2.00 pm

Monday, August 20, 2018 open 9.00 am – 7.00 pm Saturday, August 25, 2018 open 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

To vote you need the following:

– Be a Swedish Citizen, at least 18 years old and have lived in Sweden.

  • –  If you have lived abroad for less than 10 years (or have extended your
    right to vote within the last 10 years) you will receive a “röstkort” (voting card)
  • –  You will automatically be in the system if you voted in the previous election.
  • –  You will be able to vote even if you have not received your voting card “Röstkort”

Please bring valid Swedish ID (passport or körkort) along with your voting card. (If you don’t have your voting card we can print one out for you.)

As a Swedish citizen living abroad you will need to extend your right to vote every 10 years to not fall out of the electoral register (röstlängden).
This can be done via Skatteverket (anmälan för ny adress/röstlängd för utvandrad) and is needed if you want to vote by mail.

Ingmar Bergman 100 years

See the movie poster here!

The Swedish institute and the Swedish Film institute will celebrate the
Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman who in 2018 was born 100 years ago.

Austin Film Society is showing the Darkness series: Films by Ingmar Bergman shown at Austin Film Society

MFAH in Houston is screening following Ingmar Bergman movies: Bergman at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Rice Cinema is screening 4 movies: Films by Ingmar Bergman shown at Rice Cinema.

 

 

 

 

 

Sweden’s National Day Celebration

Sunday, June 3rd 2018 from 3.00-6.00 pm

At Southside Place Clubhouse, 3743 Garnet St, Houston, TX 77005

We serve: Meatballs, herring, knäckebröd (crisp bread), potatoes, lemonade, wine and beer. Strawberry cake and coffee.

Program: Swedish songs, quiz, fiskdamm (candy) for the children

Price: $25 for adults, children 16 and below free.

If space availible, limited number of tickets sold at the door for $30.

R.S.V.P. and tickets here before May 30th!

Parking: Curbside parking available throughout the neighborhood Questions: houston@consulateofsweden.org or phone: 713-953-1417

Sponsored by:

 

Royal Swedish Ballet

Visit the Dance Salad Festival to see the Royal Swedish Ballet from Stockholm with a pas de deux from a highly acclaimed Mats Ek’s Juliet and Romeo set to music score by P.Tchaikovsky.

WHEN: Thursday, Friday and Saturday- March 29, 30 and 31, 2018, 7:30 pm.

WHERE: The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
Zilkha Hall, 800 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002

Total price of tickets: $25-$59. To buy tickets and find more details go to: www.dancesalad.org

 

Lingon & Dill are winners!

Lingon & Dill, won the Desert category at the Houston Rodeo BBQ cookoff.

Lingon & Dill is a Swedish team competing in BBQ contests in Europe. This year they were invited to the Houston Rodeo BBQ contest.

 

Other competing International teams were from Australia, Ireland and Japan.

The Swedish team won the Desert category with their famous Chocolate and

Banana desert — made in a Dutch oven.

 

This was the first win by an international team in the entire 44 year history of Houston BBQ cook off.

The team was lead by chef Morgan Lundin, from Skärbacka, Sweden.  If you ever drive by, please try their lunch restaurant.  www.lingondill.se