Newsletter December 2019

2019 is coming to an end and we look back on a busy, exciting year with many Norway-China related events in Shanghai. As always in December, there are several other social, cultural and Christmas-related events for you to attend. We wish to extend our appreciation to Klubb Norge for hosting a great Christmas party last Saturday and to the more than 70 people who attended. With that, the Consulate General wishes everyone a joyous holiday and a happy new year!

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2nd-3rd of December: Marintec 2019

Launched over 40 years ago, Marintec China has become one of Shanghai’s largest B2B platforms for the maritime industry. This year, the State Secretary of Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Geir-Inge Sivertsen, as well as 50 Norwegian companies are attending the expo.

State Secretary Geir-Inge Sivertsen from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Fisheries visiting the Team Norway Marintec reception December 2.


6th of December: Klubb Norge’s Fredagspils

Klubb Norge’s final “Fredagspils” this year will be held on 6th of December. As usual, we meet at Cotton’s. Welcome to both new and old, Norwegians and other nationalities!

Address: 132 Anting Road.
Time: 7pm


7th and 8th of December: Nordic Music/Life Festival in Shanghai

Norwegian jazz trio Karl Seglem, Danish band Mambe, and Finnish duo Emmilia Lajunen & Suvi Oskala will visit Shanghai to participate at the Nordic Music/Life Festival in Shanghai. Children and parents can also enjoy Norwegian short films for kids at the festival. The event is supported by the Norwegian Embassy in Beijing and the Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai. More info:

Place: Nine Tree Future Art Centre/九棵树未来艺术中心


12th of December: Exhibition: Wandering back – discovering the arctic

From December 12th to January 5th the exhibition "Wandering Back – Discovering the Arctic" will be launched at People's Square subway station. The main art installation is a circular "ocean" with a diameter of 5 meters made out of single-use plastic bottles with real garbage “floating in the ocean”. The social impact is to raise awareness of microplastics- and maritime waste and to encourage the public to implement garbage sorting and recycling.

The opening ceremony of the exhibition is scheduled on December 12th at the People's Square subway station.

Time: 2pm – 3 pm

13th of December: Nordic Night Out

Nordic Centre is hosting a Nordic Night Out at Shanghai Brewery. Come and join a social evening! Shanghai Brewery serves mulled wine to get you in that jolly Christmas mood.

Sign up by scanning the QR-code before 9th of December for a 50% discount on mulled wine from 6-7pm.



15th of December: “Julehygge” with ANSA Shanghai

This is ANSA Shanghai’s last event for the semester, inviting Norwegian students to gather for an afternoon of Norwegian Christmas activities.

Sign up before December 8th:

ANSA-members: free

Non ANSA-members: 50 NOK


Movie suggestion: Frozen 2

Frozen is back again! Directly inspired by the Northern- and Western parts of Norway, Norwegian nature and culture are also displayed in Frozen 2. In the sequel, Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven embark on a new journey beyond their homeland of Arendelle and into the unknown...

Join our #Arctic Cool Season# and follow our Weibo to win the film tickets!


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Instagram: norwayinshanghai (English)
Weibo: 挪威驻上海总领事馆 (Chinese)
LinkedIn: Kristin Iglum (Profile of the Norwegian Consul General in Shanghai)