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A literary breakfast

The love of books brought a lot of interesting people together at a literary breakfast at the Swedish residence this morning. Editorial Intelligence was the organizer of the event and as always it was a pleasure to collaborate with the EI team.

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President Obama’s visit to Sweden

President Barack Obama’s visit to Sweden was historic in several ways. It was the first ever bilateral visit by a US President to our country. Furthermore, the visit took place at a very critical stage in the Syria crisis. The press conference with President Obama and the Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt covered many areas such as free trade and…

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Swedish Minister for Justice in London

Swedish Minister for Justice Beatrice Ask visited London this week and her programme included meetings with Home Secretary Theresa May and Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State of Justice Chris Grayling as well as the Minister of Security at the Home Office James Brokenshire.

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Coronation Festival Buckingham Palace

Today saw the opening of the Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace. The event showcased over 200 Royal Warrant Exhibitors with the best of food & drink as well as interesting design and technology. Everything was beautifully arranged and The Queen and several other members of the Royal Family took a great interest in the various exhibitors. This event will run for…

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House Festival

Great people, great music and great food at Marble Hill House. That sums up the House Festival in 2013. The festival was held in support of English Heritage and War Child. I simply had a wonderful time at the festival and enjoyed listening to numerous bands like Bastille, Primal Scream, Tom Odell and Kaiser Chiefs. I particularly enjoyed hearing Kaiser…

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Sir Nicholas Winton, 104

Sir Nicholas Winton, 104
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Gordon Brown receives Wallenberg award

No other Swede in modern times has made such a great contribution to humanity as Raoul Wallenberg. Raoul Wallenberg showed that one man can make a difference.

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Midsummer in Sweden

Midsummer is a traditional high point of the Swedish summer, especially if the weather is as beautiful as it was this year. Children often begin the day by picking a lot of flowers and making wreaths to put in their hair, but also to decorate the maypole.

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Sweden at Monocle Fayre

There are few things that are as popular a home made Swedish cinnamon buns. It is fun to watch the faces of British children who come across this Swedish speciality. After one taste they definitely want more.

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Trooping The Colour 2013

Every year the Diplomatic Corps is invited to attend The Trooping The Colour. This colorful event serves as a celebration of the Queen’s official birthday and is an event of great national and historical significance.

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Photo of Michael Pennington by Catherine Ashmore

Photo of Michael Pennington by Catherine Ashmore
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Strindberg’s Dance of Death

“The Dance of Death”, August Strindberg’s black drama of domestic strife, is now playing at The Gate Theatre in Notting Hill Gate until July 6. I very much enjoyed seeing the play the other evening and it was an astonishing performance.

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