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What’s On and Where to go: March

With evenings getting longer and Spring on the way – embrace the city’s renewed optimism with YLC’s picks below of how to best enjoy March in Stockholm…

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Propp Show at Färgfabriken

Set in a slightly industrial feeling, in contrast to many other Stockholm neighbourhoods; Färgfabriken is an 1889 factory building which used to house a paint and soap production company.  Production here ceased in the 1970s and storage rooms have since been renovated to a high standard to create the contemporary, raw factory interiors of the modern Färgfabriken.  The contemporary art museum features, until March 31st, the Propp Show by Henrik Ekesiöö.  You can preview the artists work here and this show considers existentialism and identity searches.  The solo exhibition includes surreal sculpture, paintings and a video piece from Esikeöö, who was also featured in performance at Kulturhuset last year.  We also highly recommend the downstairs cafe here as a meeting place or for an excellent weekend brunch.

When:  Until march 31st

Where: Färgfabriken, Lövholmsbrinken 1.  T-bana – Liljeholmen

Cost:  Adults – 40 SEK, Students/Seniors – 30 SEK, Children under 18 or art and architecture students – free

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Le Corbusier at Moderna Museet

This exhibiton highlights work of Le Corbusier  - Swiss/French architect, designer, urbanist and writer  - and focuses on his relationship to Sweden, featuring details of plans he had to compete to transform part of Stockholm.  The pioneer of early 1900′s modern, high design was dedicated to improving living conditions for city’s residents through their design. Moderna Museet is also free of charge on Friday evenings between 18.00 and 20.00 and features a DJ in the museum bar.  The exhibition runs throughout March and shows 200 of Corbusier’s works.

When: throughout March

Where: Moderna Museet, Skepshollmen

Cost: Adults – 120 SEK, Students/seniors – 100 SEK, Children under 18 or SFI students – free

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Cinemafrica 2013

Featuring, amongst other venues, the charming Bio Rio and Bio Zita (with the excellent Babs kök behind it’s foyer), Cinemafrica Film Festival will play at cinemas around Stockholm from 13th-17th March.  The full calendar can be viewed here and the festival centres around premieres of African cinema in Sweden.  The week includes art films, shorts, documentaries and children’s animation movies with something for everyone in some picturesque venues, the full list of movies can be viewed here. Catch a slice of 39 films in 5 days plus events such as film breakfasts on Sunday and an opening party.

When: 13th-17th March

Where: Various locations, see schedule

Cost: Individual films – 75 SEK, Festival pass – 150 SEK, Festival pass Student/Senior – 100 SEK

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Noises Stockholm

At Kulturhuset’s 2nd floor you can view, until March 24th, the novel exhibition Noises Stockholm, focusing on sounds in the city.  Members of the public are invited to upload their own Stockholm sounds via this website and have them added to the audio chorus that forms the everyday sounds of your neighbourhoods.  Simple street sounds, bustling coffee shops, sirens or overheard conversations, whatever it may be that is your interpretation of sound in your Stockholm, as sound is quite personal to each of us and our lifestyles.  The result will be a sound map interested to determine if this creates choas or a strangely symphonic, rhythmic outlook.  The variety between pockets of the map will give us an audio impression of Stockholm and your own sound can be imprinted on your locale.  Upload your own impression or discover new perspectives.

When: until March 24th

Where:  Kulturhuset, 2nd floor, Sergel Square

Cost: free of charge

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People’s Home celebrity photo’s

The Nordic Museum, set on the edge of beautiful Djurgården, features a photo exhibiton of celebrities within the Folkhemmet scene around the mid 1900s.  Images range from 1930s to 1970s ad are taken from the Nordic Museum’s extensive photography collection.  A chance to see some faces from the spotlight of the movement from that time.

When: throughout March.  Museum closed March 25th/26th.

Where: Nordic Museum, Djurgårdsvägen 6-16

Cost: Adult, Student, Senior – 100 SEK, Children under 18 –  free.

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Vasa Museum – last call until May

A chance to see the Vasa Museum until March 18th before it closes for renovations until May 1st.  Come and see the museum as it is before closure and learn about the Vasa ship, which sank on it’s maiden voyage.  Experience impressions of life on board, salvaging and preserving the ship.

When: Until March 18th

Where: Vasa Museum, Galärvarvsvägen 14, Djurgården

Cost:  Adults – 130 SEK, Students – 100 SEK, Children under 18 – free

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Henri Cartier-Bresson at Fotografiska

David La Chapelle shall close March 3rd, giving way to the opening March 9th of Henri Cartier-Bresson for public viewing into the summer months.  In cooperation with Magnum photo’s, this huge retrospective includes around 250 photographs, some rare or never before exhibited and spans all periods of his career.  Henri Cartier-Bresson is highly regarded for his storytelling, Leica photographs.  His journalistic captures of street moments and avant-garde style portraits around the 1930s of figures such as Truman Capote have earned him international acclaim.  This French photographer is considered the father of modern photo-journalism and we recommend this keen retrospective.

When: throughout March

Where: Fotografiska, Stora Tulljuset Stadsgårdshamnen 22.  T-bana – Slussen

Cost:  Adults – 110 SEK, Students/Seniors – 80 SEK, Children under 12 – free

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Historiska Museet

Come and visit the National Historical Museum, close to Strandvägen, which is one of Sweden’s largest  museums.  The focus on national history includes a prehistoric exhibit, a textile exhibition, a Gothic hall featuring medieval church item exhibits and a gold room containing 52kg of gold and over 200kg of silver.  See jewellery, runes and gold-smithing.  The museum also contains the very pretty Rosengården cafe which will begin outdoor seating in summertime with it’s leafy setting.

When: throughout March

Where: Historiska Museet, Narvavägen 13-17.  T-bana – Östermalmstorg

Cost: Adult – 80 SEK, Student/Senior – 60 SEK, Children under 18 – free

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Secret Love at Östasiatiska

The first major contemporary art exhibition at this museum by Chinese artists expressing taboo love. Secret Love runs until March 31st at Östasiatiska on Skepshollmen island.  China’s perception of identity and sexuality is changing and examined through these young artists.

When: Until march 31st

Where: Östasiatiska, Tyghusplan, Skepsholmen

Cost:  Adult – 100 SEK, Children under 18 – free, see website for further details

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Villagers at Debaser Medis

Irish band Villagers, fronted by Conor O’Brien, play March 1st to kick off the month at the Medis venue of Debaser.  Following chart success in the UK, a Jools Holland show appearance and supporting Neil Young on European tour, Villagers come to Stockholm and are supported by the UK’s Luke Sital-Singh.  The hugely popular indie-folk band on Domino Records have been shortlisted for the Mercury Prize in the past and compared, by The New York Times, to Leonard Cohen.

When: March 1st, 19h-03h

Where: Debaser, Medis – Medborgarplatsen 8.  T-bana – Medborarplatsen

Cost:  120 SEK +fee, age over 20 years

Article: Emma Ladlow

Photo: Henrik Ekesiöö/Färgfabriken

 

Rebecca is the Managing Editor of YLC Stockholm and YLC Luxembourg. No stranger to media, she worked in news for several years before joining YLC. Now she writes about what she wants - because she can.

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