Wesseltoft & Schwarz - Photo:Photo by Martin Bambusek
Photo by Martin Bambusek

Cultural Listings: Upcoming Norwegian Music, Art, Drama & More Cultural Events

Dates for your diary: our round-up of what to look out for including art, music, theatre, literature and more. This page is continuously updated.

Happening Now:

Hannah Ryggen is one of the artists included in the exhibition Unravel: The Power and Politics of Textiles in Art at the Barbican. On view until 26 May.

Ragnarok: A collision of ancient myth and modern spectacle in an enthralling and haunting theatrical world, is touring theatres in Scotland. A Tortoise in a Nutshell and Figurteatret i Nordland co-production, in association with Macrobert Arts Centre. Until 28 March.

Matt Smith is starring in An Enemy of the People, Thomas Ostermeier’s bold reimagining of the classic play by Henrik Ibsen, at the Duke of York Theatre in London. Until 6 April.

Britain's Got Talent winner Viggo Venn is on an extensive tour across the UK until the summer. See all the venues and dates here. You can also catch his Royal Variety Performance at Royal Albert Hall on ITV.

21-24 February, London, Cambridge, Liverpool & Manchester:

West Norwegian country rock band Bad Brooks are touring.

22 February, London:

Mind-expanding electronic jazz from two musical visionaries at the Jazz Cafe: acclaimed jazz composer and keyboardist Bugge Wesseltoft, and electronics maestro and producer Henrik Schwarz.

26 February, London:

AURORA has one date in the UK at Lafayette as part of BRITs Week for War Child.

1 & 2 March, Nottingham & Leeds:

Progressive metal band Leprous are touring their new album Aphelion, with two dates in the UK.

16 March, London:

The short film laying fire from Oslo-based director and screenwriter Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor is showing in the Shorts: Pleasure Me strand at BFI Flare London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival. Using real interviews of queer Black Norwegian femmes, notions of the erotic and sexuality are at once expanded and interrogated. This year's festival also includes a number of Norwegian co-productions.

3 April, London:

Norwegian pop sensation Dagny is coming to the O2 Academy Islington.

10-13 April, London:

See Jenny Hval: I want to be a Machine in The Pit theatre at the Barbican. A multifaceted new show featuring music from innovative composer and musician Jenny Hval performed alongside Håvard Volden, Jenny Berger Myhre and Linn Nystadnes. I want to be a machine weaves music from Hval’s next solo record into an open-ended mediation on the purpose of art. It’s a theatrical extension of her playful, provocative and intensely personal creative journey; inventive, daring and full of technical surprises.

20 & 21 April, Manchester & London:

Guitarist, songwriter and artist Jarle Bernhoft is playing the Deaf Institute in Manchester and Jazz Cafe in London.

23 April, London:

Deeply rooted in an indie/soul expression with a singer-songwriter lyrical style, Beharie conveys a rawness that dares to be both vulnerable and assertive. Beharie is performing at the Social in London during his European tour.

21-26 April, Scotland, London & Luton:

Formed under the midnight sun in Lofoten in 2005, the Engegård Quartet has rapidly become one of Norway’s most sought after ensembles. Their bold, fresh interpretations of the classical repertoire combined with a deep attachment to their Scandinavian roots has attracted international acclaim, and inspired some innovative partnerships and programming. The ensemble are touring with six dates in the UK, including a BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert on 26 April.

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