Pekka Kuusisto & Norwegian Chamber Orchestra: DSCH - Photo: (photo: Magnus Skrede)
Pekka Kuusisto & Norwegian Chamber Orchestra: DSCH are coming to the Southbank Centre on 29-30 June (photo: Magnus Skrede)

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

During Sheffield Doc Fest, Norwegian docs Life is Beautiful and The Remarkable Life of Ibelin are being screened.

Irina Melsom and Hans Askheim
are showing work in the exhibition Duos: The Art of Collaboration at Charleston in Lewes. Until 8 September.

12-14 June, London, Birmingham & Powys

Silent Form is a collaboration with the Norwegian improvisation collective Kitchen Orchestra with music prepared by Mike Fletcher in response to his research into the early Atlantic recordings of Ornette Coleman. The ensemble made its debut in Stavanger, Norway in November 2022. Silent Form Quartet are touring with three dates in the UK.

14 June, Donnington Park

Metalcore sensation STORM is playing Download Festival.

15-16 June, London

Rising stars from New English Ballet Theatre and Norwegian National Ballet 2 present a mixed programme of modern ballet classics and new works created for the Next Generation Festival at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House.

20 June, Isle of Wight

As the summer music festival season begins, Dagny is performing at Isle of Wight festival.

22 June, London

From director Mohamed Jabaly, Life is Beautiful is being screened at the ICA in London as part of SAFAR film festival. During the festival the film is also being screened in Manchester, Plymouth and Cardiff.

23 June, London

Toshimaru Nakamura and Kjell Bjørgeengen, who have each pioneered distinctive methods in music and video making, are performing at Cafe OTO.

26-30 June, London, Newcastle upon Tyne, Manchester, Boughton Aluph

Founded and led by Norwegian violinist Bjarte Eike in 2005, Barokksolistene is now recognised as one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting groups working in the field of historically informed performance, fusing virtuoso musicianship with flawless ensemble playing. Barokksolistene are on tour in the UK in late June, before coming to the Edinburgh International Festival this August.

29-30 June, London

Pekka Kuusisto & Norwegian Chamber Orchestra: DSCH has two performances at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre.

5-7 July, London

Slomosa and Kanaan are on the lineup for Stoomfest rock festival at The Garage, London.

9-12 July, Exeter, Guildford, Portsmouth, Cheltenham

Sløtface are on tour with 4 dates in the UK.

12 July, Cheltenham

Blood Command are playing 2000trees festival at Upcote Farm, as well as Radar Festival at O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester from 26-28 July.

25-28 July, Charlton Park, Malmesbury

A five-piece from Oslo who fuse their homeland’s folk heritage with that renowned Scandinavian love for various shades of metal, Gangar are playing WOMAD festival.

28 July, Cambridge

During Cambridge Folk Festival, Alexander Aga Røynstrad, Erlend Viken Trio, Julie Alapnes & Ævestaden are playing Stage 3 in a special Norway focus.

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