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What’s On: 22-26 October
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What’s On: 22-26 October

The Autumn leaves are disappearing and daylight savings ends this Sunday. The days are getting shorter – but there is no lack of things to do in this great city. Exhibitions, Halloween fun, live music, workshops, theatre, dance and much more…


Guy: exhibition by Erik Lundback

Last chance to see this exhibition by photographer Erik Lundback showing the man’s body in a new way. With his photo projects Guy wants to show that a naked man’s body can be just as sensual, soft and beautiful as a woman.

When: until Thursday, 23 October
: Galleri Draken, Österlånggatan 25



Get ready – Scandinavia’s largest Halloween Parade and Events start this week!  23rd October to 2nd November.

Herr Storrpumpa

Simply put… the world’s largest pumpkin!

Shockholm: Park

Three days of fun, workshops (costume, mask, puppet & music) and activities in Kungsträdgården (Oct 30, 31 and Nov 1).

Shockholm Bites!

Themed food initiative was a big success last year, and, we have some very exciting news coming up on that soon.

Shockholm: Exhibition

Will run for ten days, Oct 23 – Nov 2, and will now be at the legendary Hallwyllska Museum just a few blocks from Kungsträdgården. The theme for this year  is about Aghky, the monster which would steal your dreams, and how you de-feed that monster with your own Hero. What an incredible job from returning Shockholm artist Jessica Boswell.

Shockholm Halloween Parade

The jewel in the crown. Kicking off around 15:30 at Kungsträdgården on Saturday November 1 with the best ever set of prizes for our Best Costume Awards (see below), you will not want to miss a minute of the great fun.


Stockholm Literature

The 2014 Festival will feature 60 events over two and a half days. For two days, literature, art and science are brought together in discussions, readings and performances at Moderna Museet.

When: Friday 24th to Sunday 26th October 2014
Where: Modern Museet, Skeppsholmen
Cost: 199 SEK Festival ticket


The Stable

The stable is a folk / pop duo that was formed in January 2014 and consists of Björn Holmgren and Kerstin Ljungstrom. They met at music school Rytmus in Stockholm where they study at Singer / Songwriter-line together. With two guitars and unique voices captivates the audience with simple and beautiful songs of great quality. They are currently at work in the studio with his upcoming debut EP and their first single Let Her Fall released on October 10 this year.

When: Thursday, 23rd October at 19:00
Where:  Fotografiska
Cost:  normal entry fee


Workshop:  3D printing

A playful and educational workshop for you and your buddies. In three hours, you will learn to build a 3D model and create your own first printing!

When:  Thursday, 23rd October at 17:00  and Saturday 25th October at 13:00  – Creating for Halloween!
Where:  Makerspark, Kornhamnstorg 49   (Gamla Stan)
Cost:  395 SEK


Graffiti Course

History, sketching techniques, different styles, building up a painting in large format, 2×3 m.  Course materials are included. Bring comfortable clothing. We will be outside and inside.

When:  Friday, 24th October, 18:00 to 20:15   and  Sat-Sun 25-26th October, 10:00 to 16:00
Where: Konstskolan Basis, Stockholm
Cost: 1100,00 SEK


Drömställe (Dream Place)

Three clowns from three continents travel to Syrian refugee camp Za-atari in Jordan. This is their travelogue.

When: Tuesday 21st to Saturday 25th October
Where: Orionteatern, Katarina Bangata 77, 116 42 Stockholm
Cost:  120 – 375 SEK


All Style Rookie Battle

Streetstar invites all Swedish dance schools to big dance competition at the House of Dance: Street Star Dance School Challenge. Friday October 24 organized “All Style Rookie Game” at the Dance Museum – a freestyle competition for all young dancers who want to develop their battle techniques.This competition is divided into two categories: 8-14 years and 15-20 years. It specializes 2 against 2, and select which / what styles you want to compete. It is directed only at dance school students where they represent their dance school, but everyone is welcome to watch the competition.

When:  Friday 24th October, 20:00 to 22:00 (doors open at 19:00)
Where:  Dansmuseet, Drottninggatan 17
Cost:  100 SEK


Joyce Tenneson: Light Warriors

Searching for her self. Through self-portraits and portraits of others. American photographer Joyce Tenneson’s work is characterised by her search for her true self and an exploration of human archetypes. In the beginning of her career she focused on the self-portrait, but from the early 1980s she concentrated on photographing others. Beautiful and enigmatic, her work is never ingratiating or banal. Fotografiska presents a retrospective exhibition of one of the most intriguing and influential photographers in the United States.

When:  until 23 November, 2014
Where: Fotografiska
Cost:  Adults 120 SEK, Students & Seniors 90 SEK


Anders Petersen

Anders Petersen photographs what he feels. His pictures are not about the rich and the poor, but about something much more profound. They are about that which makes us human. Fotografiska presents one of our most important photographers in a solo exhibition spanning his first images at Café Lehmitz in 1967 to new works. There is no chronology, but there is a continuous theme. It is about encounters. And about being present.

When:  until 16 November, 2014
Where:  Fotografiska
Cost:  Adults 120 SEK, Students & Seniors 90 SEK


Fall Break Course in photography

Using fun exercises will guide you through Kamilla Kraczkowski digital shooting grounds. You get three days filled with fun and valuable knowledge that will help you develop as a photographer – you learn everything from dealing with different camera settings, basic lighting setups with studio lighting, to working with image composition. Are you between 14 and 18, interested in photography and feel that you want to learn how to take better pictures? Book you then at Fotografiska three-day course that gives you a really good introduction to photography.

When: Monday 27th to Wednesday 29th October
here:  Fotografiska
Cost:  2850 SEK



Laughing Stock

It’s time for Laughing Stock #3, Stockholm’s newest all English stand up comedy night  – this time with Bec Hill and Henrik Elmer.


Mo Bros and Mo Sistas sign up to grow or support the moustache for the 30 days of Movember, raising funds and awareness for men’s health along the way.



Did you know that there are 85 museums in Stockholm?  And most of their websites have an English version.  Here are five more for you to visit:

1. Forum För Levande Historia / Living History Forum
2. Fotografiska   Swedish Museum of Photograph
3. Färgfabriken
4. Gripsholms Slott  / Gripsholm Castle
5. Gustavsbergs Porslinsmuseum  /  Gustavsberg Porcelain Museum

Have a super weekend!

If you have any suggestions of upcoming events, exhibitions, workshops or festival please contact us.
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