“It’s hard to sell the Alps without the glaciers”

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in News | No Comments
“It’s hard to sell the Alps without the glaciers”

Determined to be anything but another elusive bureaucrat, the new Swiss ambassador to Denmark talks bicycles, liberal philosophy and Switzerland’s anti-immigration referendum

The road to Sweden was just the start

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in News | No Comments
The road to Sweden was just the start

Sami and Mouhammed left Syria as it spiralled out of control and are now embarking on new lives in Sweden. While their journeys north
were filled with danger, they are aware of the new challenges they face as they start over in a foreign country

“Our ability to live on the planet is at risk”

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Culture | No Comments
“Our ability to live on the planet is at risk”

Modern agriculture is unsustainable, but what are the other options? On November 12, The Murmur will team up with the restaurant MadMad Madbodega to host a panel discussion about the problems facing food production, and what realistic solutions are on the table. Restaurant owner Heather Thomas explains why it such an important issue to address.

John Kørner’s Gym Bar

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Culture | No Comments
John Kørner’s Gym Bar

The acclaimed artist made a bar for tall people at the Chart Art Fair – REALLY tall people

Eritrean lives risked in civil service scandal

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in News | No Comments
Eritrean lives risked in civil service scandal

This article was published in the January 2015 issue of The Murmur. This week it was revealed that the British…

Climate leaders have cold feet

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in News | No Comments
Climate leaders have cold feet

The June election was won and lost on immigration and the economy. But an important divergence between parties on the left and right was hardly even discussed – the climate and environment

The radical and illegal refugee convoy

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in News | No Comments
The radical and illegal refugee convoy

Despite the risk of being charged with human smuggling, many Danes yesterday transported refugees in the final leg of their journey to family and friends, and the hope of a new life

A dreamy dinner experience

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in Culture | No Comments
A dreamy dinner experience

“The Dreamers” at 1.TH is a theatre dinner on a high plane – intimate, immersive and mouthwateringly excellent.

The art of sharing

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Culture | No Comments
The art of sharing

It often seems like artists inhabit a parallel world, with their own language and culture. Their work isn’t always beautiful…

Keeping Denmark Danish means making Denmark look bad

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in News | No Comments
Keeping Denmark Danish means making Denmark look bad

In international newspapers, immigration minister Inger Støjberg wants to run an information campaign to warn off asylum seekers from seeking protection in Denmark. But while the move satisfies her parliamentary partners in the populist Dansk Folkeparti, dissenting voices within her own party Venstre argue it is a petty and counterproductive strategy

Leader: The government is wrong on asylum

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in News | No Comments
Leader: The government is wrong on asylum

The government wants fewer asylum seekers to come to Denmark. They want Denmark to both appear to be, and actually…

Storytelling that cuts a little deeper

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in Culture | No Comments
Storytelling that cuts a little deeper

In her popular podcast Strangers, Lea Thau finds meaning in the lives of others. But along the way, the Danish radio documentarist explores her own feelings and place in the world, between the dynamic but heartless American society, and her roots in the compassionate but dull Danish welfare state

VIDEO : Dream City at Roskilde Festival

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in Culture | No Comments
VIDEO : Dream City at Roskilde Festival

In the Dream City area of the Roskilde Festival camping site, organisers let the participants build whatever their imagination permits (almost). Last week we went to take a look. The Post Office at 1:30 was particularly awesome.

The jazz takeover!

Posted by on Jul 5, 2015 in Culture | No Comments
The jazz takeover!

Jazzhouse Niels Hemmingsens Gade 10, 1153 KBH The city was a poorer place when Jazzhouse had to close its doors…

ELECTION 2015 : Liberals and populists unite against the left

Posted by on Jun 28, 2015 in News | No Comments
ELECTION 2015 : Liberals and populists unite against the left

The new minority government faces four years of balancing the needs of four parties. As it stands now, its legacy will be tighter immigration and lower benefits and taxes

VIDEO: Kødbyen’s Mad og Marked

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Culture | No Comments
VIDEO: Kødbyen’s Mad og Marked

This summer has witnessed an explosion of street food markets across the city. In this episode we visit Kødbyen’s Mad…

ELECTION 2015 : When the losers were winners

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 in News | No Comments
ELECTION 2015 : When the losers were winners

An alliance of populism, liberalism and ultraliberalism will attempt to form a new right-wing government. But the left wing are consoled with having Denmark’s largest party, and a rising – but untested – green ‘alternative’

Born this way

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in News | No Comments
Born this way

Local politician Kristian Hegaard was excluded from decisions about tough budget cuts because he had a conflict
of interest : he is disabled. While he has always pursued his dreams, he believes society needs to ensure that everyone is given
the opportunity to succeed, regardless of their burdens

The Murmur’s election guide for dummies

Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 in News | No Comments
The Murmur’s election guide for dummies

A week today Denmark will have a new Prime Minister. It will be a tight election as the polls have…