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Adventure in the Scilly Isles

It all started with an article in the travel section of the Swedish newspaper Göteborgs-Posten. The paper had discovered the beautiful Isles of Scilly southwest of Cornwall and ran a great feature. We then decided that the Scilly Isles would be the perfect choice for an extended weekend. The Scillonian – that traffics Penzance – St Mary’s – brought us and…

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Sustainability by Sweden

Addressing energy efficiency measures and innovations in Sweden and the United Kingdom was the main focus of a seminar held at Mansion House on Friday October 4. The event was opened by The Lord Mayor Roger Gifford and had brought together people from the Swedish and British business sector as well as government officials. The Swedish companies Ericsson, Skanska and…

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Bergman – Scenes From a Marriage

Sir Trevor Nunn’s revival of Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes From a Marriage at St James Theatre is well worth seeing. The actors give an outstanding performance in portraying Johan, professor and Marianne, lawyer and their disintegrating marriage.

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#DiploHack – a platform for new ideas

A hackathon that serves as a laboratory for promoting creative ideas and solutions on freedom of speech and sustainability is the latest attempt by the Swedish Embassy in London to develop new tools for public diplomacy with a digital angle.

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Brighton – The Labour Party Conference and ABBA

It is now almost 40 years ago that ABBA won Eurovision in Brighton. However, that was not the reason why I spent time in this beautiful town last week. Instead I was there to attend the Labour Party Conference.

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Umeå – European Capital of Culture

The Swedish Minister of Trade Ewa Björling visited London last week to attend the Umeå – European Capital of Culture 2014 – event by the Thames. Umeå is the most northerly town ever to become European Capital of Culture. It was a fun evening where Umeå presented everything from delicious food such as rain deer to exotic music. The event…

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Liberal Democrats Conference in Glasgow

This week I attended the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow. It is always interesting to attend party conferences and hear the latest on policy development. It is also a great opportunity to see friends within the Liberal Democrat camp as well as colleagues. The Liberal Democrat leader attended the international reception and gave an interesting speech that touched on both…

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Young Swedish Design at Southbank

I was delighted to see Swedish Design as part of the London Design Festival for the 4th year in a row and Ung Svensk Form/Young Swedish Design at Designersblock for the 2nd time.

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Sweden at London Fashion Week

This week Londoners had the opportunity to see the latest within the Swedish fashion industry at the London Fashion Week.

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Swedish naval vessels on the Thames

It is not every day that you see two Swedish mine countermeasures vessels (MCMV) sailing up the Thames. These naval vessels took part in the world’s leading security and defence exhibition DSEI and were docked right outside the exhibition hall.

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