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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
- Birth Certificate
- Marriage License of the parents
The Swedish Club Annual Christmas Traditions featuring Lucia and her Procession on Saturday December 2, 2017 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1311 Holman St, Houston (same venue as last year!) Read here for details.
Saturday, April 22nd at 7pm
All festival screenings will be held at The AMC Studio 30 on Dunvale
(2949 Dunvale St. Houston, Texas 770363) South of Westheimer at Dunvale.
Read the flyer!
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
River Oaks Shopping Center, 2009 West Grey, Houston, TX 77019
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.
Celebrate Sweden’s National Day on June 6th!