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Eat&Read Swedish Brunch

What is fika, how much coffee is drunk in Sweden every year and can pancakes be baked? The Scandinavian House Brno together with the Partnership Foundation Open Garden invite you to a unique culinary and literary experience where we will … Read More


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Nordic Pub Quiz

Do you like the Scandinavian countries? How much do you know about Nordic nature or gastronomy? 10 topics, 50 questions. Scandinavian House and Café Therapy invite you to a quiz night focusing on the countries of the European North. Do … Read More


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Who’s afraid of Bears? Theatre evening with Rosa Liksom

The Scandinavian House in Brno in cooperation with the Divadelní svět Brno festival put on the stage the dramatization of short stories by Finnish writer Rosa Liksom Bear with a Chainsaw by Na Zábradlí Theatre as a part of the … Read More


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Nordic climate fiction: About the books written by Emmi Itäranta and Jens Liljestrand

The forests are burning, the planet is dying, man is fleeing, but he is still alive. But at what cost? Swedish translator Hana Švolbová and Finnish translator Michal Švec will present Nordic novels set in the not-so-friendly near and distant … Read More


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Nordic Literary Salon online: Oktoberbarn

In April’s Nordic Literary Salon Online, we will present the autobiographical novel Oktoberbarn by Swedish author Linda Boström Knausgård with translator Romana Švachová. The novel describes the drastic treatment of the author’s mental illness in a poignant narrative. The online … Read More


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Next station Finland: Finnish immigrant literature

How much sisu do you need to write in Finland?And what is a sisu anyway, and do only native Finns have one? And can a foreigner master Finnish enough to write a book in it? We invite you to the … Read More


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Who’s afraid of Ibsen? Theatre evening with Peer Gynt

The Scandinavian House in Brno in cooperation with Studio Marta put on the stage Henrik Ibsen’s play Peer Gynt as a part of the Nordic Theatre Evenings project. An introduction by theatrologist Karolína Stehlíková will take place before the play, … Read More


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Nordic Literary Salon online: I Shall Find the Key

In the Nordic Literary Salon online in March, we will once again visit Sweden. With translator Karolina Kloučková we will present the detective novel I Shall Find the Key by Alex Ahndoril. Under this pseudonym is the married couple Alexandra … Read More


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#ReadNordicFilm: Burn All My Letters

Triangle of love and sadness A compelling Swedish drama in three timelines about Karin Stolpe’s complicated marriage to her husband Sven and her love affair with journalist Olof Lagercrantz. Karin, a young translator, spends the summer in Sigtuna with her … Read More


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Next station Finland: Finnish immigrant literature

“Why move to Finland?” Presentation of the February issue of Plav magazine dedicated to Finnish immigrant literature. “How many different causes, paths, means of transport and crossroads of life can there be”, will be revealed by Jana Stárková and Tomáš … Read More


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Who’s afraid of Sjón? Theatre evening with Moonstone

The Scandinavian House in Prague in cooperation with Studio Hrdinů put on the stage contemporary Icelandic author Sjón’s novel Moonstone as a part of the Nordic Theatre Evenings project. A moderated debate will follow after the performance – both leading … Read More


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Nordic Literary Salon online: My Brother

In February we will have the Nordic Literary Salon online with Swedish literature. With translator Lucie Olešová, we will present the novel My Brother by Swedish author Karin Smirnoff (published by Kniha Zlín, 2024). This raw family drama full of … Read More


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#ReadNordicFilm: The Kiss

This year, the Scandi Festival invites you to the premiere of the Danish drama The Kiss (Kysset). The #ReadNordicFilm screening will be accompanied by a discussion with the film’s director Bille August and expert on Danish culture Robert Novotný. THE … Read More


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Nordic Literary Salon online: Soviet Milk

The Nordic Literary Salon will visit Latvia in January. We will talk to translator from Latvian and Lithuanian Anna Sedláčková about the most translated novel at the moment, Soviet Milk, by the leading Baltic author Nora Ikstena. The mother-daughter narrative … Read More


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Nordic Literary Salon online: The Moomins

The last Nordic Literary Salon online in 2023 will take us to the Nordic classics. We will talk to Swedish translator and editor Dagmar Hartlová about the new editions of the mummy books by Finnish-Swedish author Tove Jansson, which are … Read More


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Nordic fairy tales and folktales

What are the dangers of trolls and goblins? What does the castle of Soria Moria hide? How do the Inuit believe the sun was created? Come and get in the Christmas mood by talking about Nordic fairy tales and legends, … Read More


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Host in the North

The meeting over Scandinavian books by the publishing house Host, organized byScandinavian House, will offer tips for (not only) Christmas presents. Together withtranslators and editors Nikola Kochová, Pavla Nejedlá and Hana Švolbová, we will presentselected titles published during the past … Read More


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General Assembly of the Scandinavian House

Like every year, the time has come to convene a meeting of the General Assembly, a body of association made up of all lawful members. This will take place on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 7 pm at the Scandinavian House … Read More


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Nordic Days 2023

The 14th edition of our Nordic culture festival will centre around the theme of islands! The Nordic Days Festival is scheduled to commence on October 31st in Brno and shortly thereafter in Prague, running until November 22nd. This year’s thematic … Read More


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Nordic Literary Salon online: I Follow You

In October, the Nordic Literary Salon takes a look at Sweden and its history. Our guest speaker will be Ela Doležalová, a budding literary translator from Swedish, who has translated the book Půjdu s tebou (I Follow You) by Lina … Read More


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Who’s afraid of gorillas? Nordic theatre day for children with Frida Nilsson

No panic on the Titanic! The Scandinavian House and Brno’s Polárka Theatre organise an accompanying event to the perfomance Gorilla and Me as part of the festival Děti, čtete?!, namely a family quest game following the footsteps of Swedish writer … Read More


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European Day of Languages 2023

The representation of the European Commission in the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Library of Languages invites you to the sixth edition of the European Day of Languages, which will take place on 26 September 2023 at Kampus Hybernská. … Read More


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Nordic Literary Salon online: The Translucent Heart

In September, Martina Šímová, a translator from Finnish, will be a guest of the Nordic Literary Salon. Her translation of Finnish author Katja Kallio’s novel The Translucent Heart, which tells the story of forbidden love between a Finnish woman and … Read More


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In the Hall of Mirrors: comics evening about Liv Strömquist

Selfies, celebrity impersonation or sexuality as an object of consumerism… Swedish author Liv Strömquist, comics superstar and insightful glossator of the modern world, tackles these topics in her punk history of beauty called In the Hall of Mirrors. The Scandinavian … Read More


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#ReadNordicFilm: Ladies of Steel

Elderly ladies on the move Seventy-five-year-old Inkeri hit her husband with a frying pan and plans to bury him in the garden. But before she hands herself into the police, she decides to have some fun before facing up to … Read More


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Norwegian Evening: Kjersti A. Skomsvold and Maria Navarro Skaranger

What is the flip side of life in Norway? Why do we tend to judge others? Is loneliness inevitable? And have you already chosen a verse for your death notice? Two writers, Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold and Maria Navarro Skaranger, have … Read More


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From Ibsen to Brattberg: Norwegian Drama on Czech Stages

What Norwegian drama does or does not occur on Czech stages? What is the situation with the translation and performing Norwegian classics or the latest dramatic texts? And what do the audiences think? The Scandinavian House and the Authors’ Reading … Read More


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Books from the Country of Fjords and Mountains: Norwegian Literature (not only) in the Czech Translations

Is it true that everybody in Norway writes crime novels? What are the main topics in this literature right now? Is the Norwegian literature popular in the Czech Republic? Not only these questions will be answered during a discussion about … Read More


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Are Kalvø: stand-up Hiking to Hell

Norwegian stand-up comedian Are Kalvø grew up right in the middle of the postcard-perfect landscape of northwest Norway, on a farm under the mountains that people travel halfway across the planet to see. Yet he’s never been drawn to the … Read More


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#ReadNordicFilm: Ninjababy

To be or not to be a mother When twenty-three-year-old artist Rakel discovers she is six months pregnant, her world is turned upside down. Her love life is in chaos and Rakel is nowhere near ready to become a mother. … Read More


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Nordic literature evening 2023

The Scandinavian House and the Book World fair are organising a traditional literary evening with Nordic writers. Four Nordic authors have accepted the invitation to take part in the event: From 7 pm we will lead a discussion with Norwegian … Read More


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BALT: Baltic literary weeks

April in Brno will belong to the Baltics, as just after Easter festival BALT – Baltic literary weeks will take place. Brno will welcome translators from the Baltic languages Věra Kociánová (Lithuanian) and Michal Škrabal (Latvian), who will take part … Read More


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Idyll or Horror? An Evening with Norwegian Weird

The Norwegian rural idyll may not be so idyllic after all… This witty and original novel combines realistic storytelling with supernatural elements, mythological references and a slightly unnerving atmosphere. The Scandinavian House in cooperation with the HYB4 Čítárna (Reading Room) … Read More


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Nordic literary salon online: Exterminate All the Brutes

Our guest in March will be Petra Hesová – a Czech translator from Swedish. Together, we will discuss Sven Lindqvist’s book originally published in 1992: Exterminate All the Brutes. The recent publication of a translation (2022) further reinforces the text’s … Read More


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Green Earth: a playful activities for children about nature and ecology

What does our planet look like and who are its inhabitants? How much do you know about animals and plants? Do you know how to sort waste? And why should we protect nature, after all? As a part of Argo … Read More


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Who’s afraid of Bears? Theatre evening with Rosa Liksom

The Scandinavian House in Prague in cooperation with Na zábradlí Theatre put on the stage the dramatization of short stories by Finnish writer Rosa Liksom Bear with a Chainsaw as a part of the Nordic Theatre Evenings project. A moderated … Read More


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Nordic literary salon online: The Copenhagen Trilogy

In February we shall take our literary salon to Denmark’s capital – Copenhagen. Together with Lada Halounová, a translator from Danish, we will discuss the world’s rediscovery of Tove Ditlevsen’s Copenhagen Trilogy. The Czech translation was published by Host in … Read More


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#ReadNordicFilm: Summerlight… and Then Comes the Night

An adaptation of the novel Summerlight… and Then Comes the Night by the popular Icelandic writer Jón Kalman Stefánsson is coming to Czech cinemas. The premiere at the Scandi festival will be accompanied by a discussion with the nordist Marta … Read More


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Nordic literary salon online: The Century of the New Child

We will start the year 2023 with a literary salon dedicated to texts that are more than a hundred years old, yet still relevant. With the translator from Swedish, Viola Somogyi, we will talk about the newly translated selection from … Read More


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Argo in the North

We would like to invite you to a literary evening with the translators Jana Chmura-Svatošová, Linda Kaprová, Věra Kociánová and Michal Švec. They will introduce their new “Nordic” translations recently published by the Argo publishing house: We Know You Remember … Read More


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Library opening hours during Christmas 2022

The last day to visit the Library of the Scandinavian House in 2022 is Monday, December 19. After that the library stays closed until January 1, 2023. All loans will be prolonged automatically. We look forward to seeing you on … Read More


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Not a Finn, nor a Swede…? Evening with Finland-Swedish Literature

The event will focus on Finland-Swedish literature – books written by Finland-Swedes, a Swedish speaking minority that has for many centuries lived especially on the southwest coast of Finland. You will learn more about history and the present situation of … Read More


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Nordic literary salon online: Night Express

The last salon before Christmas will introduce the book Night Express (Nattexpressen) by Karin Erlandsson, the Finland’s Swedish author. Translated by Jan Marek Šík, it is a perfect book for the time of long, freezing nights. The Czech translation was … Read More


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General Assembly of the Scandinavian House

Like every year, the time has come to convene a meeting of the General Assembly, a body of association made up of all lawful members. This will take place on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 6 pm at the Scandinavian House Office, … Read More


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Nordic literary salon online: Forgive Me

November’s edition of our literary salon will host the translator from Norwegian, Veronika Česká. She’ll talk to us about her first-ever literary translation, the book Forgive Me by Ida Hegazi Høyer, the Norwegian writer with Danish-Egyptian roots. The book has … Read More


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Evening of Nordic Languages

Scandinavian countries are fascinating not only with their nature, culture and lifestyle but also when it comes to the number of languages that can be found there. Some of them, such as Danish, Norwegian or Swedish are North Germanic, and … Read More


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Nordic Days 2022

Nordic Days 2022: the Nordics and the world. The thirteenth year of our annual festival is coming! The festival will start on the 2nd of November with a discussion with the Swedish author Matilda Voss Gustavsson, who has recently had … Read More


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Nordic literary salon online: Don’t Fall, Don’t Drown, Don’t Die

This time, we will welcome the translator from Danish, Markéta Kliková and her translation of the book Don’t Fall, Don’t Drown, Don’t Die by Lise Villadsen. The Czech translation was been issued by the publishing house Fragment in 2021. The … Read More


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Stolen: an evening with Sámi literature

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with the HYB4 Reading Room organises a literary evening dedicated to the novel Stolen (Czech 2022 under the title Odcizení, Kniha Zlín, translated by Petra Hesová) by the Swedish-Sámi author Ann-Helén Laestadius. The host, Jitka … Read More


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Eat&Read picnic or What are the Moomins snacking on?

Would you like to read about the adventures of the Moomins in the Moomin valley? And have a small Scandinavian snack?  Municipal library Břeclav – Poštorná branch and the Scandinavian house in Prague are hereby inviting you to a culinary-literary … Read More


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Who’s afraid of God? Theatre evening with Adam’s Apples

The Scandinavian House in Prague in cooperation with Švanda Theatre put on the stage Anders Thomas Jensen’s movie Adam’s Apples from 2005 as a part of the Nordic Theatre Evenings project. A moderated debate will follow after the performance – … Read More


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Who’s afraid of Trier? Theatre evening with The Boss of It All

The Scandinavian House in Prague in cooperation with Šumperk Theatre put on the stage Lars von Trier’s movie The Boss of It All from 2006 as a part of the Nordic Theatre Evenings project. Michal Švec will shortly introduce the … Read More


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#ReadNordicFilm: Out stealing horses

The memory of one fateful summer November 1999. Trond, aged sixty-seven, lives alone on a remote farm and intends to celebrate the coming Christmas by himself. But then he finds out that his neighbour is someone that he had already … Read More


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Nordic literary salon online: The Fires. A Novel

We are back after the summer break! Now let’s visit Iceland. Martina Kašparová, a translator from Icelandic, will tell us more about her newest translation: The Fires: A Novel by Sigríður Hagalín Björnsdóttir. Published in Czech in 2022 by the … Read More


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Eat&Read picnic or What are the Moomins snacking on?

The Scandinavian house Brno in cooperation with the Open Gardens invites you to a culinary and literary experience, this time intended especially for young children and their parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles. In the Open Garden (Otevřená zahrada) grounds the … Read More


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#ReadNordicFilm: Sami Blood

Historical drama from the life of the Swedish Sami A reindeer-breeding Sámi girl called Elle Marja is exposed to the racism of the 1930s at her boarding school and starts dreaming of a different life. But to achieve it, she … Read More


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Evening with the PLAV magazine: presentation of the Finland Swedish issue

This year’s sixth issue of the PLAV magazine is centred around the literature of Finland Swedes, the minority of Swedish-speaking people that have now for centuries lived in the South-West of Finland. You can read an essay about the local … Read More


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Icebergs and Penguins: Andri Snær Magnason and Þórdís Helgadóttir

The Moravian-Slovak festival Authors’ Reading Month will introduce around thirty authors from Iceland. Three of them will also visit Prague. Hallgrímur Helgason visited (A)void Floating Gallery on the 4th of July. Andri Snær Magnason and Þórdís Helgadóttir are coming of … Read More


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Books from the Country of Geysers and Volcanoes: Icelandic Literature (not only) in the Czech Translations

Is it true that almost every Icelander has published a book? What have been the main topics in the Icelandic literature since the WWII and what the Icelanders write about right now? Is Icelandic literature popular in the Czech Republic? … Read More


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Discussion with an Icelandic author: Hallgrímur Helgason and Woman at 1000 degrees

Hallgrímur Helgason is one of the guests of this years Authors’ Reading Month, which takes place in Moravia and Slovakia and will be focused on Icelandic literature. But before he participates in this event, you will have a chance to … Read More


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SH Library closed in July and August

Our library will be closed in both July and August, due to some repainting and refurbishing that we are planning to do in these two months. The opening hours of June will remain the same as the previous months (MONDAY … Read More


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Elk’s Trail: Family quest game

This year we are part of the Open Gardens Weekend in Brno! Join us on the Elk’s Trail in the footsteps of Nordic books on both wild and tamed nature. The quest game is intended not only for children, but … Read More


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Nordic Literature Evening

The Scandinavian House and Book World Prague are once again organising the traditional Nordic literary evening! Four Scandinavian authors will be present: From 19:00, the Norwegian author Nina F. Grünfeld and Finnish author Petra Rautianen will discuss their books (newly translated into Czech!) with us. … Read More


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Nordic literature at Book World Prague 2022

The biggest book fair in the Czech Republic will be taking place in June this year. And as has become a tradition, Nordic literature will be present! Since the exhibition grounds are undergoing a reconstruction this year, we will see … Read More


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Literature of the Vikings?! Old North (not only) in the Czech Translations

What is the old Norse literature and what genres does it include? What kind of books were created in Scandinavia – and mainly on Iceland – one thousand years ago? Did the „literature of the Vikings“ only deal with bloody … Read More


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Nordic literary salon online: Animals and Their Feelings

In June, the guest of the Nordic literary salon online will talk to us from Northern Sweden! The translator from Swedish, Klára Fafejtová, will introduce the book Animals and Their Feelings written by Swedish ethologist Per Jensen. The event will … Read More


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Leena Krohn’s Dystopian Night in Brno

On the occasion of the Czech publication of the novel Dreamdeath (Unelmakuolema), the Scandinavian House is organising a literary night dedicated to the great Finnish writer Leena Krohn. The translator of the book, Ema C. Stašová, together with the host … Read More


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Nordfest 2022

Nordfest, the festival of Scandinavian feature and short films, follows up the Nordic Film Thursdays project. On seven evenings, the visitors will have an opportunity to see movies of all genres – from a comedy and a historical movie to … Read More


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Nordic literary salon online: The Truth About Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

The time has come for some Scandinavian classics! Julie Minaříková and Martin Mokrý will tell us about the unique reportage about the Baltic countries of the 1930s-1940s, The Truth About Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, written by nobody else than one … Read More


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Leena Krohn’s Dystopian Night

On the occasion of the Czech publication of the novel Dreamdeath (Unelmakuolema), the Scandinavian House and the HYB4 Reading Room are organising a literary night dedicated to the great Finnish writer Leena Krohn. Read More


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#ReadNordicFilm: Hour of the Wolf

On the last Sunday of April, we will stream the psychological horror movie Hour of the Wolf as a part of a small festival dedicated to Ingmar Bergman. The screening will be followed by a short debate with Zbyněk Černík, … Read More


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Nordic literary salon online: Life with Iceland

In April, the Nordic literary salon will take the audience to Iceland. The main focus will be the memoirs Life with Iceland, written by Helena Kadečková and edited and published by Daniela Iwashita, who will be the guest of the salon. The event will … Read More


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Who’s afraid of Astrid? Theatre afternoon with Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter

The Scandinavian House in Prague in cooperation with Studio DAMÚZA put on the stage Astrid Lindgren’s famous story Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter on 3 April 2022 from 15:00. The length of the play is two hours. An educational trail about … Read More


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An evening with the Scandinavian languages

Scandinavian countries are fascinating not only with their nature, culture and lifestyle but also when it comes to the number of languages that can be found there. Some of them, such as Danish, Norwegian or Swedish are North Germanic, and … Read More


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#ReadNordicFilm: The Pact

The pact of a young poet and the aging famous writer Karen Blixen. Aged 63 Karen Blixen is at the pinnacle of her fame and next in line to win the Nobel Prize for literature. It has been 17 years … Read More


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Nordic literary salon online: Agnes and the Garden of Dreams

Long time, no see, Finland! In March, the Nordic literary salon will take us to the land of thousand lakes – and the land of children’s literature. Our guest is the translator from Finnish, Alžběta Štollová, the topic her newest … Read More


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Nordic literary salon online: The Iron Wolf

February issue of the Nordic literary salon online will lead us to the world of fantasy. Jitka Jindřišková, the translator of Siri Petterssen’s latest book The Iron Wolf, will tell us more about the work of this acclaimed Norwegian author. … Read More


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Movie and discussion: TOVE

The Finnish movie TOVE about the famous Swedish-speaking Finnish writer and painter Tove Jansson is finally approaching Czech cinemas. The Scandinavian House and Scandi festival present a screening of this movie followed by a discussion about Tove Jansson, her life … Read More


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Nordic literary salon online: The Ice Palace

The salon first guest in 2022 is not a translator, but an illustrator: Martina Špinková, who is the author of a graphic novel adaptation of Tarjei Vesaas’s The Ice Palace. The event will be streamed on Thursday, January 13, on … Read More


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General Assembly of the Scandinavian House

Like every year, it is time to convene a meeting of the General Assembly, a body of association made up of all lawful members. This will take place on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 5.30 pm at the Scandinavian House … Read More


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Nordic literary salon online: Folk-tales and fairy tales from the Faroe Islands

The Christmas edition of our Nordic literary salon will be focused on folk-talas and fairy tales from a very special place: the Faroe Islands! For the first time, an anthology of tales from the Faroe Islands has been published in … Read More


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Through the Baltic Countries: Travelling and Literature

It’s possible to get to know a foreign country with one’s own eyes, but also through books, and not only tourist guides. Real existing places are also present in fiction, and writers possess the gift of seeing them with sensitive … Read More


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Nordic Days 2021

The topic of already the twelfth year of the festival of Nordic culture is facts versus fiction. Nordic Days 2021 will begin with a (first-ever in the Czech Republic in cinemas!) screening of the Swedish documentary Stieg Larsson: The Man … Read More


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Who’s afraid of vampires? Theatre evening with Let the Right One In

The Scandinavian House in Prague in cooperation with Švanda Theatre put on the stage John Ajvide Lindqvist’s novel Let the Right One In as a part of the Nordic Theatre Evenings project. A moderated debate will follow after the performance … Read More


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Nordic literary salon online: Sovietistan

Our guest for November is the translator from Norwegian, Daniela Mrázová. She is going to introduce Erika Fatland’s Sovietistan, a reportage book from the former Soviet republics Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. The event is streamed live on our … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: ONE LAST DEAL

Elderly art dealer Olavi (Heikki Nousiainen) has always put business and art before everything – even his family – and on the brink of retirement, cannot imagine life without work. When an old painting at auction catches his attention, Olavi … Read More


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Who’s afraid of Astrid? Theatre afternoon with Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter

The Scandinavian House in Prague in cooperation with Studio DAMÚZA put on the stage Astrid Lindgren’s famous story Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter on 17 October 2021 from 15:00. The length of the play is two hours. An educational trail about … Read More


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Katariina Lillqvist’s short movies

In cooperation with the International Short Film Festival BRNO16 that takes place in kino Art in Brno, the Scandinavian house will show a series of short puppet films by the Finnish director Katariina Lillqvist. The evening comprises a short retrospective … Read More


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Nordic Literary Salon Online: Insta-Brain

This October, the translator from Swedish, Helena Stiessová, is the guest of the Nordic literary salon. The discussion will be about Insta-Brain,the book written by Swedish psychiatrist Anders Hansen. The event will be streamed on our Facebook page on Monday, October 11, … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: Best of Nordic Shorts

In June 2019, the Scandinavian House organised the third year of the popular short film festival The Nordic Shorts. Now we have for the second time chosen the best of, one movie from each Nordic country, that shall be screened … Read More


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Nordic Literature Evening

The Scandinavian house and the Book World Prague are hosting the traditional Nordic literature evening with Nordic authors. There will be three guests this year: Mikko-Pekka Heikkinen (Finland), Gunstein Bakke (Norway) and Anne Catherine Bomann (Denmark). Heikkinen’s The Reindeer Mafia … Read More


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Nordic literature at the fair Book World Prague 2021

After several postponements, Book World Prague 2021 will finally take place in September 2021. Like many times before, Scandinavian literature will be represented. The Nordic stall (S117), as a joined project of the Scandinavian embassies and the honorary consulate of … Read More


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Are Kalvø: Hyttebok frå Helvete (Cabin Book from Hell) – online stand up comedy

You are cordially invited to a stand-up comedy by the Norwegian comedian and satirist Are Kalvø, prepared especially for the Czech audience! He will present his book Hyttebok frå Helvete (Cabin Book from Hell), which is making fun out of the Norwegian … Read More


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Finnish Literature Weeks

The festival will be focused on the many faces of Finnish literature. The programme includes discussions with both Finnish and Czech guests, presentations of newly translated books, several film screenings and, last but not least, a pub quiz. Some of … Read More


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Green Earth: let’s play and learn about ecology in Scandinavian style

Can you hit the king with a log? How would you pass our nature test? Do you know how to sort your trash? And do you know which female writer fought for animal rights? We would like to invite you … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: ASTRID

Pippi Longstocking, Emil of Lönneberga, Karlsson-on-the-Roof. Astrid Lindgren’s books have sold 150 million copies and she is one of the world’s ten most read authors. But who was she and where did her stories come from? Using unique archive materials, … Read More


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Green Earth: a playful event for children about nature and ecology

Are there any fluorescent critters? Can you name a tree by looking at its leaves or needles? Do you know which animal and plant species are endangered? What exactly is climate change? Do you know how to sort your trash? … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: SIBLINGS ARE FOREVER

A poetic and warm documentary about the siblings Magnar and Oddny, which in their 70’ies are still running their family farm like it’s been done in generations before them. See from the outside, it’s almost like time has stood still, … Read More


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Nordic Literary Salon Online: The Secret Life of Farts & Who Will Comfort Toffle?

In June, the topic of the Nordic Literary Salon is going to be Finland’s Swedish children’s literature. The guest is the translator from Swedish Martin Severýn, and he is going to present his translation of the book The Secret Life … Read More


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To Buy Oneself an Itch or To Eat One’s Women – Arctic literature in Czech language

An online lecture by Zdeněk Lyčka, a translator and polar explorer. Do you know which Arctic books have recently been published in their Czech translations? And what books will be published in the short future? Do you want to know … Read More


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Nordic Literary Salon Online: The Reddest Rose

Marie Voslářová, a translator from Swedish, will be the (online) guest of the April Nordic Literary Salon. Her task will be to introduce The Reddest Rose, the new Czech translation of a comic book written and drawn by Liv Strömquist. … Read More


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Nordic Literary Salon Online: Ruth Maier’s diary

In March, the salon is going to introduce Kateřina Krištůfková, the translator from Norwegian. The topic of the debate is going to be the book Ruth Maier’s Diary: A Young Girl’s Life Under Nazism, which has been put together (from … Read More


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Nordic Literary Salon Online: The Window to the South

The February’s guest of the Nordic Literary Salon is going to be Marta Bartošková, a translator from Icelandic. The topic of the discussion is going to be the book The Window to the South (Suðurglugginn, not translated into English) by … Read More


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Today, It’s My Turn in Reading! Nordic literary salon, family edition (online)

What to do during the long winter evenings? We would like to invite you to our special Nordic literary salon: aimed at children, their parents and everyone else, who is interested in Children’s literature. This time, it will be the young … Read More


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Nordic Literary Salon Online: In the Shadow of Wolves

The first Nordic literary salon (online) in 2021 is going to welcome the Czech translator from Lithuanian, Věra Kociánová. The topic is an extraordinary, crude book In the Shadow of Wolves (original title Mano Vardas – Marytė), written by Alvydas … Read More


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Nordic literary salon online: The Snow Sister

In December is the Nordic literary salon going to have a Christmas-themed debate. The guest is the translator from Norwegian, Karolína Stehlíková, with her translation of the book The Snow Sister written by Maja Lunde and illustrated by Lisa Aisato. … Read More


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Online debate: Bergman, without Bergman, to Bergman

The Scandinavian House presents an online debate about Ingmar Bergman, one of the most important personalities of Swedish film and theatre. We will talk with Zbyněk Černík, a translator from Swedish who has translated numerous Bergman’s films and books to … Read More


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Let’s discuss Christmas! Online debate with Nordic ambassadors

Christmas is coming! And this year we are looking forward to it more than ever! Do you know where you can get presents from the Xmas goat julbocken and where from joulupukki (the real Santa Claus)? Do you know which … Read More


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Nordic literary salon online: Temporary

The first guest of the new series of debates with translators, Nordic literary salon, is the translator from Finnish Vladimír Piskoř. The topic is Rosa Liksom’s book Temporary (Väliaikainen, 2014). Moderated by Michal Švec. The debate is going to be … Read More


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Nordic Days 2020

The topic of this year’s Nordic Days Festival is the media. And even though we looked forward to meeting everyone in person, it seems somewhat fitting that the festival will take place either completely or nearly-completely online (streamed via the … Read More


20681

Who’s afraid of the Kalevala? Theatre evening with S.A.M.P.O

The Scandinavian House in Brno in cooperation with Chamber Opera, Faculty of Music JAMU and Na Orlí Theatre put on stage the original opera S.A.M.P.O. which will have its world premiere during the festival Janáček Brno (28. 9. – 16. … Read More


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Nordic Literature Evening online

Which Nordic books have penetrated the Czech market in the last year? And why are they worth reading? Along with nine translators, we will make a trip to Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland. Will you join us? The recorded … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: THE KING’S CHOICE

On 9 April 1940, the German war machine arrives in the city of Oslo. The Norwegian king faces a choice that will change his country forever – whether to submit to the German invasion and install a puppet government answering … Read More


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

Summer is in full swing, but the Scandinavian House Brno has prepared a postponed celebration on 17 May for you. This day is one of the most important Norwegian holidays in Norway, the so-called Grunnlovsdagen or Constitution Day. Since we … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: PALME

The life and death of the legendary Swedish politician On a Friday night in February 1986, Olof Palme was shot dead on the streets of Stockholm, changing Sweden forever overnight. Palme is the film about his life and times as … Read More


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Kor-wegian evening with PLAV magazine

Rubbish, poverty, violence. Such is the future foreshadowed by Norwegian authors, and the present, as Korean female authors already see it. The evening introduces two national-themed issues of PLAV magazine, heading both to the harsh North (4/2020) and South (2/2020). … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: THE OPTIMISTS

Both funny and touching documentary movie about an extraordinary volleyball team There is no shortage of enthusiasm and humour in the volleyball team of retired women. Optimistene, a volleyball team for grandmothers, consists of 66 to 98 -year-old-women and exists … Read More


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Nordic Film Evening: THE VILLAGE SHOEMAKERS

The Village Shoemakers (Nummisuutarit) 1957, 93 minutes Directed by: Valentin Vaala Starring: Martti Kuningas, Lauri Leino, Alice Lyly, Ernest Ervasti, Jalmari Rinne Finnish audio, Swedish or English subtitlesThe film is available here. The film was directed in 1957 by Valentin … Read More


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Who’s afraid of Ibsen? Theatre evening with An Enemy of the People (online)

The Scandinavian House in Prague, in cooperation with Vinohrady Theatre, will put Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People on the stage as a part of the Nordic Theatre Evenings project. Karolina Stehlíková, a Nordic culture specialist, will beforehand shortly introduce the drama and its … Read More


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Swedish Literature Weeks

This spring brings an event centred on Swedish culture and literature. Karin Bojs, a Swedish journalist (My European Family: The First 54,000 Years), will pay Prague a visit, and so will Niklas Natt och Dag (1793), an author of historical crime … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: WHITE NIGHT

A psychological drama about Ulrich, a workaholic whose life takes a drastic turn when he is involved in a fatal accident. As his guilt grows, his life slowly crumbles around him. Next, an unpleasant event from his past rears its … Read More


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Travel Evening 2020

Do you miss a proper winter with loads of snow? Come to hear travel stories of the freezing North! The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Travellers’ Club (Klub cestovalů Praha) cordially invites you to its ninth year of intriguing travel lectures … Read More


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Harri Ahonen: Travel&Eat

Finnish adventurer Harri Ahonen is going to visit Brno already for the third time! This time he will guide us on the most beautiful hikes in Southern Norway and share with us the best paths, national parks and his most … Read More


18679

Argo in the North

Argo publishing house, the Scandinavian house in Prague and Liberál Café are hereby inviting you to the literary evening which will, along with their translators (Marta Bartošková, Jana Holá, Zdeněk Lyčka and Anežka Melounová), introduce four “northern” books recently published … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: Best of Nordic Shorts

In June 2019, the Scandinavian House organised the third year of the popular short film festival The Nordic Shorts. Now we have chosen the best of, one movie from each Nordic country, that shall be screened within Nordic Film Thursdays. … Read More


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CANCELLED: Who’s afraid of Brattberg? Theatre evening with The Returning

THE PERFORMANCE IS CANCELLED DUE TO TECHNICAL ISSUES The Scandinavian House in Prague in cooperation with Masopust Theatre put on the stage Fredrik Brattberg’s The Returning as a part of the Nordic Theatre Evenings project. Karolina Stehlíková, a Nordic culture … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: A ONE-WAY TO ANTIBES

Dark Swedish comedy on inheritance and growing old   We invite you to the very last Nordic Fim Thursday this year. Richard Hobert’s A One-way to Antibes is a dark and dramatic comedy about a widower called George who unexpectedly gets … Read More


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Journey to 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


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Nordic Days 2019 BRNO

The road in its various meanings is the theme of this year’s Nordic Days – annual festival of Nordic culture. The main guest of the festival in Brno will be the Icelandic author Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir (awarded 2018 Nordic Council … Read More


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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


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Who’s afraid of Ibsen? Theatre evening with Ghosts

The Scandinavian House in Prague in cooperation with Dejvice Theatre put on the stage Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts as a part of the Nordic Theatre Evenings project. Karolina Stehlíková, a Nordic culture specialist, will shortly introduce the drama beforehand, and a … Read More


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Hitchhiker and xenolinguist Yens Wahlgren in Prague

At the beginning of October, Swedish author, journalist and expert on artificial languages, Yens Wahlgren, will visit Prague. He has already introduced himself to the Czech audience with his book, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy of Languages, which has … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: KATARIINA LILLQVIST – THE MAGIC OF FINNISH PUPPET ANIMATION

Katariina Lillqvist is a Finnish director and screenwriter, who has for a long time been living and working in the Czech Republic. The local animation has enchanted her to the point that she decided to study and, in the end, … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: PARENTS

Black-and-white Icelandic attempt to describe complicated relations between parents and their children Óskar, a popular dentist, is almost perfectly happy, the only thing that is missing is his own offspring. Despite trying, he and his wife are not succeeding and … Read More


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End of School Year with the Little Reindeer

Lions, giraffes, zebras and antelopes… You might be familiar with them, but do you know what the life of wild reindeers within the Arctic Circle looks like? Come to learn more about them and join us at the Čertova Rokle … Read More


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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


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Finnish tenacity as a key to a better life (?)

According to The United Nations, Finland is the third happiest country in the world. But… How come? The lifestyle of Nordic countries is getting more and more attention worldwide, yet unlike Danish hygge and Swedish lagom, Finnish sisu is not … Read More


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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


16372

Reportage against terrorism: a discussion with Gellert Tamas and Ivana Svobodová

Journey to the soil where xenophobia and fear have their roots The Scandinavian House in Prague in cooperation with Absynt publishing house and DOX Centre for Contemporary Art are inviting you to a discussion with the Swedish author Gellert Tamas … Read More


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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


16328

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


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Nordic Film Thursdays: KORSO

Markus dreams of becoming a street ball star in New York, but spends his days in his home suburb Korso, in Finland, playing ball with his friends in an old warehouse – and drinking. When Markus’s little sister brings a … Read More


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The fragrance of (not only) Nordic crime literature: Mons Kallentoft and Michal Sýkora

How do you spice up a crime story? Swedish writer Mons Kallentoft will introduce the tenth volume of the Devils Scent saga that has just been translated into Czech. With Michal Sýkora, the author of the stories of Marie Výrová, … Read More


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Who is afraid of the contemporary Finnish opera? Theatre evening with L’amour de loin

In the frame of a project titled Nordic Theatre Evenings The Scandinavian House and the National Theatre Brno present an accompanying event for the opera L’amour de loin (Love from Afar) by Kaija Saariaho. Before the performance, there will be … Read More


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Norwegian Literature Weeks

The spring of this year will revolve around Norwegian literature. Prague will host the Norwegian humorist Roger Pihl (Mannen som ikke ville hjem; The Man that Didn‘t Want To Go Back Home) and comic book writer Marta Breen (Kvinner i … Read More


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Travel Evening 2019

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Travellers​’ ​Club Praha cordially invites you to ​its eighth year of intriguing travel lectures. Can you hear the waves on the northern seashore echoing in your ears? Can you see the ​pointed mountain tops … Read More


15135

Harri Ahonen: Hikes in Northern Norway

The travel lecture Hikes in Northern Norway will present the most beautiful one-day treks you can experience in this part of Scandinavia. We will see the fjords, Norrlandʹs costline, archipelagos Lofoten and Vesterålen or Sjunkhatten National Park, and get to … Read More


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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


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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


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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


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Discussion: The spy that was too late – the Czechoslovak secret service in Norway

Norwegian journalist and writer Terje B. Englund is a specialist about Eastern and Central Europe: especially about the Czech Republic, where he has been living and studying Czech for the past 25 years. His last publication has been mapping the … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: EVERLASTING MOMENTS

Historical drama based on a true story A celebrated movie directed by Jan Troell tells the story of a seemingly ordinary (and definitely a poor) woman. Marie Larsson has seven kids and works from dawn to dust, while her husband … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: GNARR

Politics is fun The Icelandic actor and comedian Jón Gnarr had often contemplated whether it was possible to make fun of everything. Is for example appropriate nowadays to joke about such a topic as politics? He came to a conclusion … Read More


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Who is afraid of Strindberg? Theatre evening with Miss Julie

In the frame of a project titled Nordic Theatre Evenings The Scandinavian House and the U stolu Theatre present a supporting event for the play Miss Julie, the most famous drama by August Strindberg (Fröken Julie, 1888). Before the performance, … Read More


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The celebration of 100 years of Iceland’s self-government

On the 1st of December 1918, Iceland was proclaimed independent, even though still in a loose union with Denmark. This jubilee will be commemorated by a small celebration with rich programme: Iceland in the old photographs (Slideshow) Lucie Korecká: How … Read More


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If the sadness could smoulder… The occupation of Czechoslovakia as seen by the Finnish poet Eva-Liise Manner

Anxiety, hopelessness, the arrival of barbarians, the smell of gun smoke. The Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968 shocked the whole world and was recalled even in foreign literature. Eva-Liise Manner, a famous Finnish modernist poet, has expressed her … Read More


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Festival Nordic Days 2018 in Brno

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


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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


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Bergman’s Theatre Week

“They’ll have to carry me feet-first from the theatre!” Ingmar Bergman Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in cooperation with Kolowrat-Krakowský family, the Embassy of Sweden, the Czech Radio, the Scandinavian House and Film Europe Media Company are … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: OPEN UP TO ME

Open Up to Me (Finnish: Kerron sinulle kaiken) is a Finnish film directed and written by Simo Halinen. It tells a story of Maarit (Leea Klemola), a woman who has just gone through a sex reassignment surgery. She wants to … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: SIBLINGS ARE FOREVER

A poetic and warm documentary about the siblings Magnar and Oddny, which in their 70’ies are still running their family farm like it’s been done in generations before them. See from the outside, it’s almost like time has stood still, … Read More


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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


13652

Celebration of Swedish Midsommar in Brno

Come and celebrate the Swedish Midsommar with us! We will meet in Lužánky Park to dance traditional dances, decorate the maypole, make head wreaths, eat and drink well, listen to the songs performed by Chamber choir SIST or enjoy playing … Read More


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Unknown Ingmar Bergman

Every real movie fan knows Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. The famous director’s name was a synonym for Swedish cinematography for several decades of the 20th century. But even though he was well known as a capable director in moviemaking, Bergman … Read More


13057

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


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Nordic Film Thursdays: A PATRIOTIC MAN

Every nation gets the heroes it deserves. A Patriotric Man is the story of Toivo, whose blood is exceptionally powerful. When the Finnish ski team hears about Toivo, they understand they have found a highly prized secret weapon. His blood … Read More


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Swedish choir in Prague

Maria Kyrkokör, a mixed choir from the city of Halmstad on Sweden’s west coast, is coming to Prague to perform three times during the last weekend of April, at the time of the Swedish and Czech Walpurgis Night celebrations. The … Read More


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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


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Nordic Film Thursdays: The Storm in My Heart

Unconventional love story with marine poetics Jernanger is a tale about Eivind, a quick-tempered man who isn’t scared of anything – except for love. Eivind spends his life aboard a boat in a Norwegian town called Stavanger. The boat lies … Read More


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Nordic quiz: How much do you know about the Nordic countries?

Ten diverse topics, fifty questions. The Brno branch of the Scandinavian House invites you to join our Nordic quiz night. Do you want to test your knowledge of the Scandinavian countries? To find out if your strong side is the … Read More


12611

Harri Ahonen: Hiking Trails of Central Scandinavia

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Klub cestovatelů cordially invites you to meet Harri Ahonen, a Finnish adventurer and photographer, who will share his passion for hiking in the beautiful Scandinavian nature. This time, Harri Ahonen will focus on Central … Read More


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Harri Ahonen: Hiking Trails of Northern Scandinavia

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Moravská zemská knihovna cordially invites you to meet Harri Ahonen, a Finnish adventurer and photographer, who will share his  passion for hiking in the beautiful Scandinavian nature. This time, Harri Ahonen will focus on Northern … Read More


12645

General Assembly of the Scandinavian House

Like every year, it is time to convene a meeting of the General Assembly, a body of association made up of all lawful members. This will take place on Friday 2 March 2018 at 18:00 at Goethe Institut in Prague, … Read More


12651

Nordic Film Thursday: A SUMMER TALE

Swedish black & romantic comedy about one summer spent at undertaker‘s Summer 1958. Two orphaned children Mårten and Annika are getting ready for their summer holiday. Their summer foster-father is a rather bad-tempered bachelor that makes his living as undertaker. … Read More


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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


12459

Danish Literature Week

Contemporary Danish literature will be the highlight of February 2018. Peter Høeg, a well-known Danish writer, is coming to Prague, joined by poet Knud Steffen Nielsen. Two film adaptations will be screened in the Evald Cinema. To experience Danish culture … Read More


12260

Towards the North Pole

Reading excerpts from Fridtjof Nansenʼs diaries, written during his 1893–1896 polar expedition on the Fram ship, in the authentic settings of (A)void Floating Gallery. We set sail on 6 February 2018 at 7:30 PM. In 1893, the Norwegian explorer of … Read More


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Travel Evening 2018

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Travellers​’ ​Club Praha cordially invites you to ​its seventh year of intriguing travel lectures. Does the Czech winter bore you? Do​ the days seem insufficiently frosty​? Or perhaps you ​simply want to feast your … Read More


12159

Nordic Film Thursdays: THE OPTIMISTS

Both funny and touching documentary movie about an extraordinary volleyball team There is no shortage of enthusiasm and humour in the volleyball team of retired women. Optimistene, a volleyball team for grandmothers, consists of 66 to 98 -year-old-women and exists … Read More


12000

Tarjei Vesaas: The Unknown Genius

A minifestival to honour Tarjei Vesaas and his work Tarjei Vesaas (1897–1970) was a Norwegian poet and novelist born in Vinje in Telemark. He first started publishing in 1920s, but his best known masterpieces are about twenty years younger, dating … Read More


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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


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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


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Guided tours – exhibition The Invisible Bridge. Milada Blekastad 1917–2003.

Elg Publishing, The Czech Academy of Sciences and Scandinavian House cordially invite you to guided tours for public around the exhibition The Invisible Bridge. Milada Blekastad 1917-2003. The exhibition is located at Gallery of Science and Art at Národní 3 … Read More


11583

Who is afraid of Hamsun? Theatre Evening with the play Hunger

As part of the Theatre Evenings project, the Scandinavian House in cooperation with Masopust present an accompanying event which will follow the staging of Hunger directed by Jan Mikulášek. Before the play itself, a brief lector’s introduction speech will take place. And after the play, there will … Read More


11574

Lecture by professor Laura Kolbe: Finland 100

This year Finland is celebrating its 100th anniversary of independence proclaimed on 6th December 1917. As a part of these celebrations a lecture “Finland100 – Myths and Reality in the Building of a Nation 1917-2017” will be delivered by professor … Read More


11412

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


11106

Travels in the North – Norway

What kind of impression did Norway leave on the Czech travellers to the North at the beginning and in the first part of the 20th century? What places did they visit and what did they think about the natives and … Read More


11019

Film Festival Suomi100

This December, Finland will celebrate 100 years of independence. As part of the celebrations, there are various cultural events going on around the world. The Scandinavian House will also take part by organizing a film festival Suomi100, accompanied by several … Read More


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Eat&Read Finland, A Century of Finnish Film – Suomi100 in Brno

The Scandinavian House Brno joins the celebration of independent Finland’s 100th anniversary by two special events: EAT&READ FINLAND Tuesday, October 3, 5.30 p.m. Otevřená zahrada (Údolní 33, Brno) A special culinary and literary event Eat&Read Finland that gives you an … Read More


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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


10683

Nordic Film Thursdays: VOLCANO

The Scandinavian House in cooperation Evald Cinema and CinemArt  would like to invite you to the screening of the Icelandic drama VOLCANO (Eldfjall, Iceland, 2011, 95 min) Directed and screenplay by: Rúnar Rúnarsson Starring: Theodór Júlíusson, Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Benedikt Erlingsson, Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir,  Katla Margrét Þorgeirsdóttir, Ágúst … Read More


10507

Kubb afternoon at the Summer Film School

Since the focus of this years is Swedish cinematography, 43. Summer Film School in Uherské Hradiště  and The Scandinavian House are organizing an afternoon with playing kubb on Saturday 29/7. Kubb is a lawn game of Viking origin (Gotland) where … Read More


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SURSTRÖMMINGSFEST- Taste sour herring at Přístav!

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Přístav 18600 invite you to a unique Swedish sour herring eating competition and tasting. Some people say that surströmming (sour herring) tastes better than it smells. Truth be told, you should know that it … Read More


10323

Nordic Game Day

The Brno branch of the Scandinavian House warmly invites you to attend the Nordic Game Day in Björnsonův sad in Brno. Do you want to play a real Viking game? Then you can look forward to a Swedish game called … Read More


10339

Astrid Lindgren Week in Prague

Pippi Longstocking, a girl with freckles and extraordinarily large shoes. The Six Bullerby Children, restless and playful. Karlsson on the Roof, a mischievous fellow with his head in the clouds. Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter, whose adventures would always take our … Read More


10341

Astrid Lindgren Week in Brno

Pippi Longstocking, a girl with freckles and extraordinarily large shoes. The Six Bullerby Children, restless and playful. Karlsson on the Roof, a mischievous fellow with his head in the clouds. Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter, whose adventures would always take our … Read More


9726

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


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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


9752

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


8995

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


9463

Workshop of animation for children with Astrid Lindgren

Studio Scala together with the Scandinavian House invite you to join a workshop of animation for children that takes place to commemorate the 110th birth anniversary of Astrid Lindgren. During the event, you will have the opportunity to get to … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: FALLING SKY

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Evald Cinema and the production company Motlys within the Nordic Film Thursdays project presents the Norwegian black comedy FALLING SKY (Himmelfall, Norway, 2002, 83 min) Director: Gunnar Vikene Screen writers: Torun Lian, Gunnar Vikene Starring: … Read More


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Who is afraid of Ibsen? Theatre Evening with The Lady from the Sea

In the frame of a project titled Theatre Evenings or Who is afraid of…? The Scandinavian House and National Theatre Brno present a supporting event for the play The Lady from the Sea. The participants will be introduced to the … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: DOG NAIL CLIPPER

The Scandinavian House in cooperation Evald Cinema and CinemArt  would like to invite you to the screening of the Finnish drama DOG NAIL CLIPPER (Koirankynnen leikkaaja, Finland, 2004, 105 min) Director: Markku Pölönen Starring: Peter Franzén, Korpisaran Tuuli, Taisto Reimaluoto, Ahti Kuoppala, Ville Virtanen, … Read More


8163

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


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Journey to the North – Iceland

Reading from old Czech travel books about Iceland. How was Iceland seen by Czech travellers decades and centuries ago? What notes on Icelanders and their life style and habits left us Daniel Strejc Vetter, who visited the island in the … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: FEROX

The Scandinavian House in cooperation Evald Cinema and CinemArt  would like to invite you to the screening of the Icelandic drama FEROX (Falskur fugl, Iceland, 2013, 76 min) Director: Þórómar Jónsson Starring: Styr Júlíusson, Rakel Björk Björnsdóttir, Kristján Hafþórsson, Ísak Hinriksson, Davíð … Read More


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Travel Evening

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Klub cestovatelů, travel agency CK Periscope and outdoor store Fjällräven invites you to Travel Evening, which will take place on the 21st January 2017 in Klub cestovatelů. Do you miss the Nordic nature? For … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: MY SO-CALLED FATHER

The Scandinavian House in cooperation Evald Cinema and CinemArt  would like to invite you to a screening of a Swedish  film MY SO-CALLED FATHER (SWE, 2014, 122 min) Directors: Ulf Malmros Cast: Michael Nyqvist, Sverrir Gudnason, Vera Vitali, Henrik Dorsin, Tova Magnusson-Norling IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2923652/ Pregnant … Read More


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Jostein Gaarder on Screen

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Evald Cinema presents Jostein Gaarder on Screen – a film festival featuring movies based on a few books by the world-famous Norwegian author. Jostein Gaarder is beyond doubt one of the most-read contemporary Norwegian writers – … Read More


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Conference: Czech-Nordic relations in literature

The Scandinavian House, the Scandinavian Section and the Finnish Section at the Department of Germanic Studies of the Faculty of Arts at the Charles University are holding a conference on the Czech-Nordic relations in literature within the #ReadNordic campaign. The lectures focus … Read More


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Scavenger Hunt with PAX

Scandinavian House Brno Branch has prepared a playful afternoon for children in cooperation with Jiří Mahen Library and Host Publishing House. Jiří Mahen Library in Kobližná street will open its 3rd floor for children. They can join a game based … Read More


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The Most Beautiful Scandinavian Hiking Trails

The Scandinavian House invites you to meet Harri Ahonen, a Finnish adventurer and photographer, who will present the hiking culture in Northern Scandinavia. Thousands of kilometres through the northern wilderness, old forests, steep hillsides, large swamps and beautiful mountains… You … Read More


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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Travels in the North V – Sweden

The Scandinavian House and the Municipal Library in Prague invite you to a reading from old Czech travelogues – Travels in the North V: Sweden. What kind of impression did Sweden leave on the Czech travellers to the North in the … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: SONS

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Evald Cinema and the production company Tordenfilm within the Nordic Film Thursdays project presents the Norwegian film SONS (Sønner, Norway, 2006, 103 min) Director: Erik Richter Strand Screenwriters: Erik Richter Strand, Thomas Seeberg Torjussen Starring: … Read More


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Exhibition Isaac och paniken

A hero is not always endowed with the supernatural powers. Sometimes (s)he is just not strong enough. Isaac struggles with his dark shadow self which is draining him of his will to live. Is there any chance to win over … Read More


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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


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Nordic Film Thursdays: BLACK ICE

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Evald Cinema and CinemArt within the Nordic Film Thursdays project presents the Finnish film BLACK ICE (Musta jää, Finland/ Germany, 2007, 110 min) Director: Petri Kotwica Starring: Outi Mäenpää, Martti Suosalo, Ria Kataja, Ville Virtanen, Sara Paavolainen … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: KING’S ROAD

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Evald Cinema and CinemArt within the Nordic Film Thursdays project presents the Icelandic movie KING’S ROAD (Kóngavegur, Iceland, 2010, 93 min) Director: Valdís Óskarsdóttir Starring: Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Daniel Brühl,  Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Hanna María Karlsdóttir, Ingvar Eggert … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: THE DEPOSIT

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Evald Cinema and CinemArt within the Nordic Film Thursdays project presents the Swedish film THE DEPOSIT (Det vita folket, Sweden, 2015, 82 min) Director: Lisa Aschan Starring: Vera Vitali, Pernilla August, Anna Bjelkerud, Aliette Opheim, Ville Virtanen, … Read More


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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


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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


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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


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Meeting with the Icelandic author Jón Kalman Stefánsson

Enjoy the last May evening with Nordic literature! The Scandinavian House and the publishing house dybbuk cordially invite you to a discussion with the famous Icelandic writer Jón Kalman Stefánsson, author of several collections of poetry and many novels, in … Read More


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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


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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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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


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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


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Nordic Film Thursdays: Kissed by Winter

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Evald Cinema and CinemArt within the Nordic Film Thursdays project presents the Norwegian film KISSED BY WINTER (Vinterkyss, Norway, 2005, 84 min) Director and screenwriter: Sara Johnsenová Starring: Kristoffer Joner, Annika Hallinová, Linn Skåberová, Göran … Read More


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Meeting Minna Lindgren – discussion and book signing

In the end of April, the popular Finnish author Minna Lindgren, author of funny detective stories from an old people´s home called Twilight Grove is going to visit Prague. The events are held in frame of the campaign #ReadNordic. There … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: A Charming Mass Suicide

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with the Evald Cinema, the distribution company CinemArt, and the Embassy of Finland in Prague presents within the project Nordic Film Thursdays and the campaign #ReadNordic the Finnish comedy A CHARMING MASS SUICIDE (Finland, 2000, … Read More


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#Twitterpoetry

Literary campaign #ReadNordic, Embassy of Sweden, Café Potrvá and Scandinavian House cordially invite you to a poetry evening #Twitterpoetry. Swedish poet Elis Burrau will be in Prague to participate in the campaign #ReadNordic at the end of March where he … 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


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Nordic Film Thursdays: JUHA – The Past and Present of Finnish Silent Film

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with the Evald Cinema and the distribution company CinemArt presents within the project Nordic Film Thursdays the cult Finnish film JUHA (Finland, 1999, 78 min) Director: Aki Kaurismäki Writer: Juhani Aho Stars: Sakari Kuosmanen, Kati … Read More


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Erlend Loe at the Nordic Film Winter festival

The literary campaign #ReadNordic and the Nordic Film Club invite you to the Nordic Film Winter festival which this year focuses on film adaptations of literary works. The festival will present several films related to the popular Norwegian author and … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: PALME

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Evald Cinema and CinemArt within the Nordic Film Thursdays project presents the Swedish documentary PALME (Sweden, 2012, 103 min) Director: Kristina Lindström, Maud Nycander Starring: Olof Palme, Lisbet Palme, Ingmar Bergman, Fidel Castro, Shirley … Read More


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Travel Evening

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Klub cestovatelů and CK Periscope invites you to Travel Evening, which will take place on the 16th January 2016 in Klub cestovatelů. For those who love mountains, wilderness of the North, cold wintertime as … Read More


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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


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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


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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


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Nordic Film Thursdays: RARE EXPORTS

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Evald Cinema and CinemArt within the Nordic Film Thursdays project presents the Finnish Christmas action comedy RARE EXPORTS (Finland, 84 min) Director: Jalmari Helander Cast: Onni Tommila, Jorma Tommila, Tommi Korpela, Rauno Juvonen, Per … Read More


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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


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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


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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


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Red fog over Prague and Brno

By the late 1960s, Western Europe was swallowed by a red fog – radical leftist thinking inspired by Ho Chi Minh, Fidel Castro, and above all by Mao Zedong. In some countries, protest movements gradually evolved from leftist democratic thinking … Read More


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Lecture: Gods and Heroes of the Kalevala

The Brno branch of the Scandinavian House and the Moravian Library in Brno invite you to the lecture Gods and Heroes of the Kalevala. How do we see the ancient world of Finnish mythology today? Why is the heroic epic, … Read More


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Nordic Film Thursdays: HOTEL

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Evald Cinema and CinemArt within the Nordic Film Thursdays project presents the Swedish film HOTEL (Hotell, Sweden, 2013, 97 min.) Director: Lisa Langseth Cast: Alicia Vikander, David Dencik, Anna Bjelkerud, Henrik Norlén, Simon J. Berger, … Read More


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Hans Christian Andersen Week

The Scandinavian House, Municipal Library of Prague, Czech Centre Prague, Bio Ponrepo, Grada Publishing House and Danish Embassy in Prague will at the end of September 2015 commemorate the double anniversary of the world famous Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen … Read More


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#ReadNordic campaign launch event

The Nordic embassies in Prague together with the Scandinavian House cordially welcome you to the launch party of the year. The literature campaign #ReadNordic is about to start on September 10 at Vila Štvanice, Prague. #ReadNordic project is a two … Read More


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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


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Guided tour on exhibition Nansen Aid

The Scandinavian House Brno Branch cordially invites to the guided tour on exhibition Nansen Aid. The author of the exhibition Nansen Aid – an unexpected rescue from the North Eva Dohnálková will comment the exhibition about Norwegian humanitarian organization that … Read More