Category Archives: Culture

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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The Cisterns: That Dream Of Peace

The Cisterns in Søndermarken have done it again. This unique exhibition space has found a worthy successor to follow last years wonderful Cronhammer’s installation, H. The Danish artist, Eva Koch has composed a poetic installation, That Dream Of Peace utilizing the dark and damp of the catacombs of The Cisterns. Eva’s work brings into play the symbols […]
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CAFX 2016: Copenhagen Parading Its Architecture

The Copenhagen Festival – CAFX, opened this Thursday and was promptly greeted by the Spring’s first hint of something better to come. There is nothing better than witnessing Copenhagen’s classical buildings and waterfront bathed and draped in luscious sunlight. The festival founders, Josephine Michau, Peter Møller Rasmussen and Mads Farsø have extended the program this year embracing […]
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Dostoevsky In The Cemetery

A crisp and raw evening in February and I find myself on the second row in the Chapel in Assistens Cemetery in Copenhagen. The Chapel, now home to The Culture Center Assistens and I’m being drawn into the dark and intense universe of Dostoevsky and one of his final classics, A Gentle Spirit. The compact scene is […]
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Copenhagen: The KADK Library

Tom Waits once growled, “It’s colder than a grave-digger’s ass”, he could have been describing Copenhagen this weekend. The city has gone into freeze mode and thoughts of hibernation linger. The seasonal freeze has seen Copenhagen’s libraries providing warmth and solace for the city’s homeless and refugees seeking some kind of respite from an unforgiving […]
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