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NoNoNo at Ja Ja Ja Festival

On 8 and 9 November the two-day Ja Ja Ja festival brought music, film and food from the countries of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway to London’s Roundhouse in Chalk Farm in North London. We were really pleased to see the Swedish bands NoNoNo, Shout Out Louds as well as Postiljonen perform during the festival.

The Danish rock bands…

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Source & Copyright: CERN, Photograph: Claudia Marcelloni
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Explosive Collider at Science Museum

I can highly recommend the exhibition about the Large Hadron Collider at the Science Museum. Yesterday I attended the official opening of the exhibition and was quite impressed. It was a breath-taking feeling to step inside the world’s greatest experiment and learn about atom-smashing. The Collider takes us on a trip through the 27 km underground tunnel – the Large…

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Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel with Mrs Ulla Nilsson, Managing Director of The Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel with Mrs Ulla Nilsson, Managing Director of The Swedish Chamber of Commerce
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Industrial Forum

We were delighted to have Börje Ekholm, CEO of Investor as keynote speaker at the latest Industrial Forum. It was an honour to have Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel as well as the Swedish Minister of Trade Ewa Björling present during this very special evening. I think we all came away from Mr Ekholm’s presentation with…

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LONDON 7/11/2013 London visit by Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel & Swedish Minister for Trade Ewa Björling. Picture shows: A visit to Google Campus, pictures shows chatting to start ups. Photo: Mark Earthy/Swedish Embassy
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LONDON 7/11/2013 POOL PICTURE London visit by Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel & Swedish Minister for Trade Ewa Björling. Picture shows from left: Prince Daniel, Crown Princess Victoria, Boris Johnson, Ewa Björling. Photo: Mark Earthy
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LONDON 7/11/2013 London visit by Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel & Swedish Minister for Trade Ewa Björling. Picture shows: A visit to Hackney Community College Photo: Mark Earthy/Swedish Embassy
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LONDON 7/11/2013 London visit by Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel & Swedish Minister for Trade Ewa Björling. Picture shows: A visit to Level 39/Canary Wharf Photo: Mark Earthy/Swedish Embassy
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Swedish Royal Visit to the UK – Tech City, City Hall and Cambridge

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria and His Royal Highness Prince Daniel visited the United Kingdom on 7 – 8 November. Their Royal Highnesses were accompanied by the Swedish Minister of Trade Ewa Björling.

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Trends in the Swedish Art Market

Current trends in the Swedish art market was the main theme when Henrik Åberg and Pedro Westerdahl, two leading experts at Bukowskis, gave a talk at the Swedish residence in London. Åberg gave an excellent presentation on Swedish Furniture and Decorative arts from the 1770s through the 1900s, focusing on the two classical eras; the Gustavian style of 1770/80′s and…

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Women at the heart of global growth

The 9th World Islamic Economic Forum took place in London this week. It was the first time that the Forum was held outside the Muslim world. It was very interesting to attend and hear the speeches from various leaders across the Muslim world.

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Photo:  Jannica Honey

Photo: Jannica Honey
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Anglo-Swedish Society

The Anglo-Swedish Society brings out the best of British and Swedish traditions. At a dinner at Mansion House on Friday the Society celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Anglo-Swedish Society alliance between Sweden and Great Britain. It was a great event with close to 300 guests attending. The food was delicious and the music lovely. It was wonderful to have…

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Women, Peace and Security

This week the Swedish Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) held a two day workshop at the Swedish Embassy in London. The workshop focused on the fulfilment of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security. The overarching goal is to support women’s active participation in areas of peace and security. Through training, policy support, research and cooperation…

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London Frieze Art Fair

It might have been the 11th edition of Frieze Art fair, but it was my third visit to the fair. There are so many impressions and so much talent at this fair. This year there so many brilliant artists that it is hard to pick just one. It is the combination of all the art that makes it so enjoyable….

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Photo:  Monika Agorelius http://www.closeup-pr.com

Photo: Monika Agorelius http://www.closeup-pr.com
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Honorary Consuls and Social Media

There is no doubt that new communications technologies have forever changed diplomacy. In the future our Honorary Consuls will also be able to form part of the Foreign Ministry’s social media strategy.

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