Category Archives: Culture

KU.BE: Culture And Movement In Playful Interlude

Entering KU.BE, I was immediately met by a shriek of laughter as a young mother landed in front of her slightly bemused child from the spiral metal slide in the play zone. It became quickly apparent this was no ordinary culture and performance center, as my journey through the 4.000m² dispersed on the 4 floors […]
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Röda Sten Konsthall: Purring Under Älvesborg Bridge

Scandinavia’s second cities are no longer flying under the radar. Aarhus, is currently wooing international visitors as the host as European Capital of Culture 2017, with an impressive array of cultural experiences on parade. On the other side of the Kattegat, Sweden’s perennial number 2, Gothenburg, has its own and very distinctive, Röda Sten Konsthall. This former […]
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In The Hall At The Royal Danish Playhouse

Since 2008, The Royal Danish Playhouse has been attracting audiences to an array of classical and modern works on its 3 stages. The theatre’s success is not only what is happening on the stage, but its presence on Copenhagen’s skyline and its eye-catching location in the city’s historic districts and of course, the harbor.  The […]
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Kvæsthus Pier: A Space For All Seasons

As the summer finally made a brief, but glorious entrée in Copenhagen, there is probably no better harbor space than Kvæsthus Pier, Kvæsthusmole, to welcome the summer’s arrival. This vast urban space, designed by the Danish architect studio, Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects, has been a popular meeting point for locals and visitors since its opening in 2016. […]
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Copenhagen’s Frost Festival: Braving The Wave

The impressive light and acoustic installation, The Wave has arrived. Beached on Copenhagen’s most impressive pier, Ofelia Plads, surrounded by the city’s spectacular cultural icons such as The Royal Danish Playhouse. And on a bleak February late afternoon, with a bitterly cold wind ripping across this vast open space, this magical 80m long and 4m […]
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Copenhagen Contemporary: 88 Zebra Finches Take A Bow

As a teenager growing up in Nottingham in the bleak 1970’s, I often found solace in my mother’s small aviary filled with curious and chirping Orange Cheeked Waxbills and Zebra Finches poking their beaks into my pockets. These colorful, fragile birds had a knack of weaning a smile. And so it was again, albeit in another […]
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Ib Antoni, A Master Not Forgotten

It must be the smallest gallery in Copenhagen. A handful of Italian young tourists are standing shoulder to shoulder, eyes roaming followed by respectful nods. The gallery owner, Mikael Hauberg gives them an informal description of the man behind the works they are absorbing, the graphic designer and illustrator, Ib Antoni. During the late 1950’s […]
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Smiling All The Way To Aarhus

I just knew this would be something special when I noticed the crew of the Nordic Seaplane flight to Aarhus, clad in shorts and flip-flops sat outside Løgimose capturing a rare ray of sunshine, enjoying dollops of ice-cream. My virgin seaplane flight from Copenhagen to Aarhus did not disappoint. As the 16 seater Havilland DHC6 Twin […]
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Copenhagen: Between The Rampants

Maundy Thursday and a silence descends on Copenhagen as the city goes into Easter holiday mode. For a nation that is probably the most secular in the western hemisphere, the Danes do have a sacred devotion to their religious holidays. As the city’s residents head for warmer destinations, the streets and neighborhoods are free to […]
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Refshaleøen, Flying Under Copenhagen’s Radar

There are those neighborhoods that have the knack of flying under the radar, quite happy basking in the shadows of their neighboring districts. San Francisco’s Dogpatch comes into mind. On first appearances this earlier industrial outpost appears devoid of personality, but behind those facades is a beehive of hip creativity. The same can be said […]
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