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Eurovision 2015 Winner

The Eurovision 2015 winner Måns Zelmerlöw is now touring European capitals and yesterday he gave a great concert in London. We were very pleased that he managed to pass by the Swedish residence to join a reception in his honour. It was really nice to hear Zelmerlöw share his experience of winning the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. It was…

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© The Nobel Foundation, Photo: Ken Opprann

© The Nobel Foundation, Photo: Ken Opprann
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He Named Me Malala

“I tell my story, not because it is unique, but because it is not. It is the story of many girls” – Malala Yousafzai

Last week I was at a private pre-screening of the documentary “He Named Me Malala”. This is a very important and moving documentary made by the American film director Davis Guggenheim. If you have an opportunity…

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Nordic Drama Now

Free Word is an international centre for literature, literacy and free expression. Together with the Free Word the Nordic Embassies in London recently organised a showcase of contemporary new Nordic drama. The event “Nordic Drama Now” proved really popular and quickly sold out.

The event offered a great opportunity for professionals working within this field to meet and exchange different…

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Swedish Minister for Housing and Urban Development visits London

Last week Mehmet Kaplan, Swedish Minister for Housing and Urban Planning visited London. During his visit he had a bilateral with his counterpart Minister of State for Housing and Planning Brandon Lewis as well as with Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Business. Kaplan visited the Future Cities Catapult and the East Village Stratford…

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Defence and Security Exhibition in London

This week I had the opportunity to visit the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). At the exhibition at the ExCeL arena 1,500 exhibitors representing over 50 countries engaged with 32,000 visitors from around the world. DSEI is the world-leading integrated event for the display of aerospace, land, maritime and security capabilities and provides a unique global business development platform…

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SPE Off Shore Europe Conference and Exhibition
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Nicola Clase with Swedish Club students at the University of Aberdeen
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Aberdeen University and SPE Off Shore Europe

It is always nice to be back in Scotland. Yesterday I spent a most productive day in Aberdeen where I had the opportunity to visit Aberdeen University as well as the SPE Off Shore Conference and Exhibition Europe 2015.

The visit started off at Aberdeen University where we had an excellent lunch with Professor Jeremy Kilburn, Vice-Principal and Professor Neva Haites,…

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Isabella Rossellini and Jeremy Irons perform during an Ingrid Bergman Tribute at Southbank Centre on September 6, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Robin Little/Getty Images)
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Ingrid Bergman Tribute

Last evening Isabella Rossellini and Jeremy Irons performed a magnificent theatrical tribute to Ingrid Bergman – one of the most celebrated actresses of the 20th century. Marking the centennial of Ingrid Bergman’s birth on August 29 1915, Rossellini and Irons uncovered the woman and artist behind the screen legend. It was a very moving tribute that incorporated Rossellini’s own memories…

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The Swedish ship Götheborg in Great Yarmouth

It was quite a treat to have the Swedish ship Götheborg present at the 2015 Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival. Götheborg is the largest wooden ship in the world and is a 100 % replica of the original ship that sank in the harbour inlet to Gothenburg in 1745. The ship attracted a lot of attention at the festival and the…

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Swedish Summer at Heal’s

The Swedish Summer at Heal’s has been a great success and has now been extended until 1st September. It brings together new designers and more established brands from Sweden, with products ranging from furniture to lighting, textiles and accessories and included a Volvo car. In addition there have been many interesting workshops ranging from flower headband making to Swedish cross-stitching techniques and knitting styles.

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Prospect Awards 2015 - Ambassador Clase accepts the EU Social Policy Award, presented by German Ambassador Dr Peter Ammon, on behalf of SNS
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Prospect Think Tank Awards 2015

The Prospect Magazine Think Tank Awards 2015 was a great event and an excellent opportunity to learn more about important and influential work carried out by European and American think tanks. It was also a special pleasure to be there as the Swedish think tank SNS won in the category of best work on EU social policy.

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