“The artist needs the audience to find the answer”

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Culture | No Comments
“The artist needs the audience to find the answer”

Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s director Michael Thouber was, in late 2016, deliberating over what Christmas message he wanted to send to his…

Celebrating a relationship that’s gone the distance

Posted by on Oct 14, 2017 in Culture | No Comments
Celebrating a relationship that’s gone the distance

A predisposition for clean, minimalist aesthetics, a love of folklore, even the presence of a Royal House – the threads of…

A dinner party with a difference

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Culture | No Comments
A dinner party with a difference

In the late 1960s, some dairy cows on the Birkemosegaard Farm in northwest Zealand wandered into an adjacent field and…

Food Fever Fest

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in Culture | No Comments
Food Fever Fest

Forget Tivoli Gardens. Never mind the Little Mermaid. If there’s one thing any visitor to Copenhagen should do these days,…

China Coming Back as “Kingdom of Bicycles”

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China Coming Back as “Kingdom of Bicycles”

China used to be known “kingdom of bicycles” prior to the 1990s. There were over one billion bicycles in China…

Bringing opera back to the people

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Bringing opera back to the people

It is a common misconception that a night at the opera is musty with the clichés of black tie dress…

When artists chase funding, they lose sight of their work

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in Culture | No Comments
When artists chase funding, they lose sight of their work

After more than 20 years working in Swedish and European cultural politics as an advocate of the arts – and…

Out of the frame, off the page

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Culture | No Comments
Out of the frame, off the page

We normally think of galleries and libraries as places that host physical objects – a stockpile of memorabilia that can…

Foreigners who guide foreigners

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in Features, News | No Comments
Foreigners who guide foreigners

“I’m from Østerbro – if you couldn’t see the colour of my skin, you wouldn’t know I am black when…

Tasty local food for weekend warriors

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Culture | No Comments
Tasty local food for weekend warriors

After the dark winter months, Danes are clearly eager to heed the call of the lengthening days and warmer sunlight….

“Occasionally I dream in Danish and wake up exhausted from the sheer effort”

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Culture | No Comments
“Occasionally I dream in Danish and wake up exhausted from the sheer effort”

Am I right in thinking you’ve got Danish heritage? My father came from Aalborg. He spoke perfect English with a…

I never believed in myself

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Culture | No Comments
I never believed in myself

In a spacious apartment, not far from the lakes in Copenhagen’s Nørrebro district, lives Rasmus Littauer, one of Denmark’s most…

Time for the ‘City of Smiles’ to shine

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Culture | No Comments
Time for the ‘City of Smiles’ to shine

When considering the cultural, architectural and gastronomic experiences that Denmark has to offer, it can be all too easy to…

Get Stuck In – VeVe Voom

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Culture | No Comments
Get Stuck In – VeVe Voom

When the Guardian assessed the options for vegetarian travellers three years ago, Denmark scored poorly. “Any bustling city with a…

The Italian takeover

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
The Italian takeover

The New Nordic kitchen isn’t dead yet, but it’s certainly taking a beating. “Thanks to the countless wannabes who have…

Cracking the code to making Danish friends

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in Culture | No Comments
Cracking the code to making Danish friends

Over a trendy pot of chia-porridge at Grød, the world’s first porridge-only restaurant, Brock Willis shares his experience of relocating…

Copenhagen says ‘yes’ to improv comedy

Posted by on Nov 20, 2016 in Culture | No Comments
Copenhagen says ‘yes’ to improv comedy

No culture has embraced and celebrated improv with such rapture as America. Over the past forty years, practically all comedy…

Get Stuck In – Bror

Posted by on Nov 19, 2016 in Culture | No Comments
Get Stuck In – Bror

“The penis took around two years to put on the menu,” says Samuel Nutter as he darts around the kitchen…

Bertel Haarder’s project to preserve Denmark’s spirit

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Features, News | No Comments
Bertel Haarder’s project to preserve Denmark’s  spirit

Bertel Haarder peels an apple with a pocketknife. He cuts out the core, separates the flesh into eight pieces and…

Wrestle mania on the streets of Copenhagen

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Culture | No Comments
Wrestle mania on the streets of Copenhagen

He arrived clad in the Danish flag Dannebrog – a modern day Holger Danske – and stepped up as Denmark’s…