Ingmar Bergman screenings in Austin

Austin Film Society is continuing the Ingmar Bergman Celebration

with the following Screenings.

 

For tickets see austinfilm.org

Sunday September 9, 2018 at 3.15 pm THE MAGICIAN

Sunday September 16, 2018 at 2.00 pm SUMMER WITH MONIKA

Sunday September 23, 2018 at 2.00 pm THE SILENCE

Sunday September 30, 2018 at 1.30 pm PERSONA

Tuesday October 2, 2018 at 7.00 pm PERSONA

Another Swedish film, Silvana, will be screened at aGLIFF Film Festival on Saturday September 8, 2018  at 1.45 pm 

For tickets visit aGLIFF

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.

SXSW I Austin March 9 – 18, 2018

This year Scandinavian Airlines provided charter flights between Stockholm and Austin, Texas.

They also rented a restaurant across the street from the main entrance to the Convention Center.

During SXSW it was called SCANDINAVIAN HOUSE. It was a great meeting place for all Scandinavians and events were held there hosted by each Scandinavian country.

 

This year the Scandinavian House and SXSW was visited by Crown Prince Harald of Norway.

 

Among many Swedish groups we met wilt “Emma Elisabeth”.

We also met with a Saudi women’s rights activist Manal al-Sharif

 

Book Review of “The Sandman” at Murder by the Bookstore  

http://www.murderbooks.com/event/lars-kepler

Swedish author Lars Kepler will sign and discuss The Sandman (Knopf; $27.95)

Lars Kepler is the pseudonym of the critically acclaimed husband and wife team Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril and Alexander Ahndoril. Their internationally best-selling Joona Linna series has sold more than ten million copies in forty languages. The Ahndorils were both established writers before they adopted the pen name Lars Kepler, and have each published several acclaimed novels. They live in Stockholm, Sweden. Translated by Neil Smith.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – 6:30pm

At: Murder by the Book Store 

2342 Bissonnet St.

Houston, TX 77005

Mobile Passport Station

The Swedish Embassy in Washington, DC offers a special consular service by using a mobile photo station that enables Swedish citizens to apply for regular passports at a number of Swedish Consulates in the U.S.

 

The mobile passport station will be in Houston on March 20 – 22, 2018.  To request an appointment please email houston@consulateofsweden.org  or you can call (713) 953-1417.

You need to provide the following information for your reservation: 

  • Full name of all applicants
  • Personal Number (personnummer) or coordination number
  • Resident status in the U.S.
  • Swedish passport expiration date
  • Daytime phone number and email address
  • Preferred time and date
  • Deposit of $ 50 per applicant by check or credit card payment. This will be deducted from the total charge.

Bring the following to your appointment:

  • Your old Swedish Passport
  • Other ID such as US Driver’s license
  • Visa or Green Card
  • Certificate of Naturalization if you are a US citizen
  • Remaining payment of $ 125 by credit card, check or cash. Total charge is $ 175 including fedex fee.

For Children please bring:

  • Guardian Certificate signed by both parents

http://www.swedenabroad.com/SelectImageX/118344/Guardian_Certificate.pdf

  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage License of the parents