Dance of Death runs at The Coronet Theatre in London from 16-31 March
Dance of Death runs at The Coronet Theatre in London from 16-31 March

Norwegian Cultural Events in the UK

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:

The National Theatre of Norway are at The Coronet Theatre with Dance of Death by August Strindberg, performed in Norwegian with English surtitles. Marit Moum Aune (The Lady From the Sea) directs acclaimed Norwegian actors Pia Tjelta, Jon Øigarden and Thorbjørn Harr in a fiery new version of Strindberg’s classic, which delves into the primitive instincts that lie beneath human behaviour.

I Am Hydra (2021), a short experimental film by artist Thale Blix Fastvold, is showing as part of the festival Shimmering Together at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge (until 2 April).

Heidi Morstang: Field Observations is on view at the Levinsky Gallery, University of Plymouth (until 8 April).

Audun Alvestad: As If You Had a Choice in the Matter is on view at Kristin Hjellegjerde's London Bridge Gallery (until 15 April).

Work by Mercedes Mühleisen is included in the specially curated exhibition Earth Spells: Witches of the Anthropocene exploring otherworldy connections to nature at RAMM in Exeter (until 7 May).

Frida Orupabo is one of the four international artists in the
Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2023 exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery until 11 June, with the winner of the prize being announced on 11 May.



27 March:

Marius Neset, a powerful voice in the current European jazz scene, will be performing at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club with his newly formed quintet. 

30 March - 2 April:

The 38th Edition of the London Original Print Fair features works by Norwegian artists Hanne Borchgrevink, Lars Lerin, Tore Hansen, Sidsel Westbø and Patrick Huse

31 March - 2 April:

You can catch Skaar as a warm-up act on Tori Amos' tour at Liverpool Philharmonic hall, Cambridge Corn Exchange, and Royal Albert Hall

2 April:

War Sailor launches on Netflix. When WWII erupts, two sailors on a Norwegian merchant ship face brutal conditions as they fight to survive a conflict they were never asked to join. Directed by Gunnar Vikene and starring Kristoffer Joner, Ine Marie Wilmann, and Pål Sverre Hagen.

3 April:

Norwegian indie pop sensation Girl in Red is bringing her tour to Eventim Apollo

13 April:

Norwegian rapper Ivan Ave, who has been successful on the international underground hip hop scene, is making his debut at The Jazz Café.


Another up and coming Norwegian rap sensation, Ash Olsen, is performing at The Old Blue Last

14 April:

Norwegian death metal band Haunted by Silhouettes is co-headlining with Vigil of War at The Black Heart

15 April:

Ole Kirkeng is performing at the Ramblin Roots Revue festival. 

16 - 21 April:

Yawn, an experimential metal band whose shows feature virtuosic sound design and machine-like rhythmic precision, synchronized by custom-made software is performing at The Black Heart, The Brunswick, The Peer Hat and Vortex.

20 April:

Watts/Edwards/Østvang, an improvised music trio led by the Norwegian drummer Tollef Østvang, is performing at the Hexagon Theatre in Birmingham.

20 - 30 April:

The exhibition Weathering The Storm at A.P.T. Gallery will present seven key contemporary Norwegian painters across three generations who explore themes of isolation, connectedness and our relationship to nature. The featured artists are Gunvor Nervold Antonsen, Sverre Bjertnes, Håkon Bleken, Christer Glein, Anna Marie Sigmond Gudmundsdottir, Håvard Homstvedt and Eigil Nordstrøm.

21 April:

'Unromantic comedy' Sick of Myself by director Kristoffer Borgli is released in the UK by Modern Films. 

27 April:

Beharie, the Norwegian-Grammy-winning Indie-Soul artist, is performing at Laylow in London.

2 - 13 May:

Silent Landscapes, a phototography exhibition by Thomas Widerberg whose work focuses on the positive and self-chosen aspects of being alone, is on at the Bermondsey Project Space

7 - 11 May: 

Iconic duo Karpe is touring with their newest album Omar Sheriff. They are performing at O2 Academy Bristol, Saint Luke's Glasgow, O2 Ritz Manchester and O2 Forum Kentish Town London

10 - 13 May: 

The Great Escape festival in Brighton will feature several Norwegian artists including Skaar, Ash Olsen, SkarWorX and Combos.

Looking ahead:

Tickets are on sale for Cheltenham Jazz Festival, which runs 26 April-1 May. This year's Norwegian focus includes jazz artists Stian Westerhus, Paal Nilssen Love's Circus, Espen Eriksen Trio with Andy Sheppard, and Angrusori

This listings page is maintained by the Embassy's culture section. If you have an event you would like to be included here you can contact us by email.
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