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

 

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

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

A Symposium with 2017 American Nobel Laureates

November 14 at 1 pm in House of Sweden, Washington DC

The event will be live streamed and available at: YouTube.com/EmbassyofSweden

ASK your questions on Twitter with #SWEnobelUSA

Physics “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves” Kip S. Thorne (in attendance), Barry C. Barish, and Rainer Weiss (in attendance)

Chemistry “for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution” Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank (in attendance), and Richard Henderson

Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm” Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash (in attendance), and Michael W. Young (in attendance)

Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences “for his contributions to behavioral economics” Richard H. Thaler (in attendance)

Moderator: Dr. Alan I. Leshner

Members of the Swedish Parliament visiting Texas

Members of the Swedish Parliament’s Committee on Social Insurance visited Texas on September 7-8, 2017 to study immigration issues and the US benefits and pension programs.

During their day in Austin they met with Mayor Steve Adler and Sally Hernandez, Travis County Sheriff.  

Swedish parliament members with Sheriff Sally Hernandez in the middle.

They also met with officials at the Texas State Capitol, the Texas pension review board and Front Steps, a shelter in the central part of Austin. The group also had a day planned with interesting meetings in Houston but unfortunately this had to be cancelled due to the aftermath of the storm Harvey.

Swedish parliament members with Mayor Steve Adler in the middle.

 

 

A Man called Ove

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Don’t miss Sweden’s selection for Foreign Language Film to 2017 Oscar Nominations.

The film is based on the bestseller by Fredrik Backman

A MAN CALLED OVE

River Oaks Theatre, October 7 – 14, 2016

Screenings at 1.30pm, 4.15pm, 7.00pm and 9.40pm

https://www.landmarktheatres.com/houston/river-oaks-theatre/film-info/a-man-called-ove

River Oaks Shopping Center, 2009 West Grey, Houston, TX 77019

http://bit.ly/OveTheaters

Stepping from the pages of Frederik Backman’s international bestselling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it’s shared. 

One of Sweden’s biggest locally-produced box office hits ever, director Hannes Holm finds the beating heart of his source material and Swedish star Rolf Lassgård, whose performance won him the Best Actor award at the 2016 Seattle Int’l Film Festival, affectingly embodies the lovable curmudgeon Ove.

Swedish Artist at Inman Gallery

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Sigrid Sandström was born in 1970 in Stockholm, Sweden and currently Professor of Fine Arts at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. She studied at Cooper Union School of Art, Academie Minerva, Groningen, The Netherlands (BFA 1997), attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2000) and received an MFA in Painting from Yale University in 2001. She has exhibited widely since then, with solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Houston and her native Sweden. Sandström’s work was included in the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston’s 25th anniversary exhibition, Perspectives @ 25. Her first solo museum exhibition, Ginnungagap: Recent Works by Sigrid Sandstrom, was mounted in 2006 at the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA. Curated by Robin Held, it was accompanied by a full- color catalogue. Sandström’s video work was featured in the 2005 solo exhibition Her Black Flags:Video projections by Sigrid Sandström, at Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA.

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