Tag Archives: Denmark

Nordic Days 2019 PRAGUE

The journey and the many meanings of the word as the theme of this year’s Nordic Days.  The annual festival of Scandinavian culture will be commenced with a debate: the Tracks of Scandinavian and Czech diplomacy with the current ambassador of Norway … Read More


The Nordic Shorts

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with the Evald cinema cordially invites you to the third year of the short film festival The Nordic Shorts. During this festival you will have the opportunity to see about thirty contemporary short films from Denmark, Finland, … Read More


Theatre evening with Theatre World Brno festival

The Scandinavian House in Prague and International festival Theatre World Brno are preparing four introductions and one debate for the Scandinavian plays within the festival. For the first time ever in Brno, Ibsen will be played in Norwegian! Visjoner teater … Read More


Nordic Literature Evening

Welcome to traditional literary evening with Nordic writers organised by The Scandinavian House in Prague and the Book World Prague! Four authors have accepted our invitation: From 7 PM, we will have a discussion with Finnish author Rosa Liksom and Danish author Ida … Read More


Picnic with Nordic games: Let’s celebrate the Norwegian National Day!

Come and celebrate with us the “syttende mai” – Norwegian National Day! Celebration will be connected with favourite picnic full of Nordic games. You can look forward to traditional Nordic games – for example Swedish kubb, Finnish mölkky, Norwegian sekkeløp … Read More


Nightingales, mermaids and aching teeth: discussing H. C. Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales have found their indisputable place on the bookshelves of Czech homes as well as in the hearts of generations of young readers. But… Who are the tales actually written for? Who was in fact this … Read More


Nordic Film Thursdays: EXCUSE ME

Black comedy with a father, a dog and a murder Excuse Me’ is a love fable of the young beautiful but confused, Helene, who according to her domineering mother has come into the world as a ‘technical hitch’. Helene’s search … Read More


Nightingales, mermaids and aching teeth: launch party

Why are Andersen’s fairy tales so disturbing? As Andersen wrote down a month before his death: “No sculptor knows me, nor has ever seen me read. He does not know that I do not write with kids on my lap … Read More


Festival Nordic Days 2018 in Prague

The main focus of the 9th year of the festival will be taboo. Everywhere in the world, there are topics that are not discussed in public. And although the Scandinavian countries are now considered to be liberal and modern, it … Read More


European Day of Languages 2018: SPEAK-Dating

European Day of Languages celebration in Prague again! On 26 September 2018, come to Gallery Lucerna and try one or more of almost 30 languages during the traditional Speak Dating which offers short 5 min sessions with professional language teachers … Read More


What can you look forward to in autumn?

Even though we are all taking a break and heading north during the summer, preparations for cultural events in autumn have already begun. What can you look forward to? Keep reading. The Nordic Days festival is always the highlight of … Read More


Nordic Literature Evening

Welcome to traditional literary evening with Nordic writers organised by The Scandinavian House in Prague and the Book World Prague. Four authors have accepted our invitation: From 7 PM, there will be a discussion with Finnish writer Sofi Oksanen, author of … Read More


Ponrepo for Children: Paw (The Boy of Two Worlds)

An extraordinary Danish children’s film called Paw, also known as the Boy of Two Worlds, is going to be screened as part of the Ponrepo for Children cycle, followed by a half-an-hour long workshop about Danish children’s books. PAW – … Read More


Danish Literary Salon

The Brno branch of the Scandinavian House in cooperation with the Moravian Library starts already the 3rd season of the Nordic Literary Salon. This year’s first meeting will focus on Denmark. You will not only find out about the main … Read More


Copenhagen-based Luboš Soukup Quartet on their autumn tour

The modern jazz project Luboš Soukup Quartet, that came into existence in 2012 in Copenhagen, is visiting the Czech Republic once again. The band is playing six concerts in five cities. Musicians will feature both — compositions from their latest studio … Read More


Festival Nordic Days 2017 in Prague

The Nordic Weird is coming! The 8th season of the multi-genre Nordic Days festival will present the art genres, such as fantasy, sci-fi, dystopia, magic realism or horror, in a typically Nordic way. In addition to Prague, a few festival … Read More


Festival Nordic Days 2017 in Brno

The Nordic Weird is coming! This year marks the second appearance of the multi-genre Nordic Days festival in Brno! Between the 20th and 30th October, the festival will present the art genres, such as fantasy, sci-fi, dystopia, magic realism or … Read More


Nordic Film Thursdays: THE SUBSTITUTE

The Scandinavian House in cooperation Evald Cinema and CinemArt  would like to invite you to the screening of the Danish horror comedy THE SUBSTITUTE (Vikaren, Denmark, 2007, 93 min) Director: Ole Bornedal Music: Marco Beltrami Starring: Paprika Steen, Ulrich Thomsen, Jonas Wandschneider, Jakob Fals … Read More


Who is afraid of Andersen? Theatre Evening with the play AnderSen

As part of the Theatre Evenings project, the Scandinavian House in cooperation with the Na Zábradlí Theatre present an accompanying event which will follow the staging of AnderSen or Fantasy Will Drive Me Mad by Jan Mikulášek. After the performance, at about … Read More


Nordic literature at the Book World Prague 2017

As a guest of honour at the last year’s Book World fair, the Nordic countries and their literature were represented by the #ReadNordic campaign which proved to be a major success. Albeit having a lower profile this year, the Nordic … Read More


Nordic Film Thursdays: SILENT HEART

Esther and her husband, Poul, gather their family for a weekend together. The occasion is not a happy one; Esther suffers from an incurable disease and has made a momentous decision to prevent the ailment from worsening by taking her … Read More


Nordic Literature Evening

Join us for a traditional literary evening organised by The Scandinavian house and the Book World Prague and featuring 6 Nordic authors. In the first part of the evening, from 7 PM, Finnish humorist Tuomas Kyrö will be joined in … Read More


Workshop for beginner translators of Nordic languages

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with The Union of Interpreters and Translators (Czech acronym JTP) is organizing a workshop intended for beginner translators of literary texts in Nordic languages. The workshop will be divided into two main parts – the … Read More


Nordic Literary Salon 2017

As the last year’s Nordic Literary Salon in Brno turned out to be a successful meeting of readers of the Nordic literature, the Scandinavian House Brno Branch would like to invite you to join its next session that will take … Read More


Danish Christmas Service

A rough translating of a Danish saying is that “Christmas is the season of hearts”. It means that it’s the time of year where we come together, enjoy ourselves and “hygger”. The Danish Embassy in Prague will therefore host a … Read More


Nordic Days 2016 Brno

The Scandinavian House is holding the seventh season of a succesful yearly multi-genre festival Nordic Days in cooperation with the Moravian Library, University Cinema Scala, Nordic sports s.r.o.  and as a part of the literary campaign #ReadNordic. This year the Nordic Days are not held only … Read More


Festival of Nordic films NORDFEST

A festival of Nordic Films NORDFEST will take place in the Evald Cinema (Národní 28, Praha 1) November 17–22. This traditional festival will present a selection of contemporary Nordic cinema. The event is held in cooperation with the Scandinavian House … Read More


Nordic Days 2016 Prague

The Scandinavian House is holding the seventh season of a succesful yearly multi-genre festival Nordic Days in cooperation with Cinema Evald, Literary Café Řetězová, Café Potrvá and Café Liberál and as a part of the literary campaign #ReadNordic. Nordic Days 2016 will take place from the 23rd … Read More


Nordic Film Thursdays: FEAR ME NOT

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Evald Cinema within the Nordic Film Thursdays project presents the Danish drama FEAR ME NOT (Den du frygter, Denmark, 2008, 95 min) Director: Kristian Levring Screenwriter: Anders Thomas Jensen Starring: Ulrich Thomsen, Paprika Steen, Emma Sehested Høeg, … Read More


Echoes of the Expeditions of Northerners Festival

The Northerners have always been famous for their desire to explore places nobody has ever been to, try to conquer both the North and South Pole, sail across the oceans and make fearless expeditions which were by many people unjustly seen as failure … Read More


Expeditions of Northerners

The Northerners have always been famous for their desire to explore places nobody has ever been to, try to conquer both the North and South Pole, sail across the oceans and make fearless expeditions which were by many people unjustly seen as failure … Read More


Picnic with Nordic Games

The Scandinavian House Brno Branch cordially invites you to the last event in this half of the year. It is time to come out of the library! Conclude Nordic literary salon with us and come to share your literary experiences … Read More


The Nordic Shorts

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with the Evald cinema cordially invites you to the second year of the short film festival The Nordic Shorts. During this festival you will have the opportunity to see up to forty contemporary short films … Read More


Nordic Film Thursdays: THE EARLY YEARS OF ERIK NIETZSCHE

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Evald Cinema and CinemArt within the Nordic Film Thursdays project presents the Danish film THE EARLY DAYS OF ERIK NIETZSCHE (De unge år, Denmark/Italy/Sweden/Austria, 2007, 91 min) Director: Jacob Thuesen Screenwriter: Lars von Trier Starring: Jonatan Spang, … Read More


Book World – Guest of Honour: Nordic countries

Among Czechs there has long been a high level of interest in Nordic literature. Our grandparents were eager to get their hands on the books of Knut Hamsun, Sigrid Undset and Selma Lagerlöf; they also went to the theatre to … Read More


Literature Night in Brno

Jiří Mahen Library and the Scandinavian House Brno Branch are organizing Literature Night in Brno with special focus on Nordic countries. In frame of the campaign #ReadNordic four Nordic authors – Antti Tuomainen, Majgull Axelsson, Kim Leine and Jørn Lier … Read More


Nordic Literature Evening

On the occasion of the fair Book World in Prague, the Scandinavian House in cooperation with #ReadNordic campaign and Student Club Celetná, organizes a traditional literary evening with Nordic authors as guests. This year’s guests are Norwegian best-selling writer Jostein … Read More


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Playful afternoon for children: Dream or Andersen

The Scandinavian House Brno branch together with Jiří Mahen Library (branch Lesná, Haškova 4) is holding a playful afternoon for children with the fairy tales written by the Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. Together with children, we will explore the … Read More


Nordic Literary Salon

The Scandinavian House Brno branch in cooperation with Moravian library and Brno publishing house Host has prepared a series of literary meetings for spring 2016. These sessions are intended for general public and will present the literatures of the individual … Read More


On the Viking Wave

Meeting writers: Tore Kvæven and Martin Jensen PRAGUE:   14/1 7 pm Student Club Celetná (Celetná 20, Prague) PILSEN:     15/1 6 pm European House Gallery (nám. Republiky 12, Pilsen) Do you like historical novels, adventurous tales, gripping thrillers, or detective plots? … Read More


Nordic Film Thursdays: A FAMILY

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Evald Cinema and CinemArt within the Nordic Film Thursdays project presents the Danish drama A FAMILY (En Familie, Denmark, 2010, 102 min) Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen Starring: Jesper Christensen, Lene Maria Christensen, Pilou Asbæk, … Read More


Adventure in the library

The Norwegian Embassy, the Scandinavian House and the Municipal Library in Prague in cordially invite you to a scavanger hunt for children and their parents which will take place as a part of the literary campaign #ReadNordic. A precious Norwegian … Read More


Playful morning for children: Dream or Andersen

The Scandinavian House Brno branch is holding a playful morning for children on the occasion of 210th anniversary of the Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen‘s birthday. Together with children, we will explore the Andersenian world which is, as proclaimed by  … Read More


Nordic Days 2015

The Scandinavian House is holding the sixth season of a succesful festival Nordic Days in cooperation with Cinema Evald, Student club Celetná, Studio Paměť and Kosmas Bookshop. Nordic Days 2015 will take place from the 18th to 27th November and … Read More


Travels in the North – Denmark

How did Czech travellers see Denmark in the beginning of the 20th century? Which places did enchant them and what did they think of the Danish citizens?  Come and set out in the footsteps of Karel Čapek, Arnošt Kraus, Václav … Read More


Nordic Cult Films Festival

In September, Scandinavian House in cooperation with the Evald Cinema presents a mini festival of Nordic Cult Films, that is pictures that most northerners know and love, but which are new to many Czech viewers. Read More