01 Dec 2012

Stereosonic

No Comments Melbourne

Time to dance like we never danced before. Stereosonic here we come!!

 

23 Jul 2012

Melbourne International Film Festival

No Comments Melbourne, Typically Swedish

In August it’s time for the annual Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). The festival was established in 1952 and is the most significant screen event in Australia. MIFF showcases the best in current cinema from around the world as well as retrospectives, tributes and Talking Pictures discussion programs.

This year the festival is facing north and the Swedish Film Institute and The Melbourne International Film Festival will co-present a special programming strand of Swedish cinema. Facing North: Swedish Cinema in Focus presents an exciting array of new Swedish films and filmmakers, as well as recent unseen and under-seen works from our Nordic neighbours.

As part of Facing North: Swedish Cinema in Focus, we are presenting Criminal Record: Swedish Crime Cinema: From The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to the recent re-imaginings of Wallander, Sweden has become the leading light and dark heart of modern crime stories. Criminal Record examines five Swedish crime classics – A Woman’s Face, While the City Sleeps, The Man on the Roof, Il Capitano and Easy Money – from different eras that have taken the crime scene to the screen.

20 Jul 2012

Hanging out with Pippi

No Comments Blekinge

Ella Bella Boll

Today I’ve had a really nice day visiting the Baltic Sea Festival with Pippi Longstocking and her family. ;) I’ve still heard nothing more from Simon besides the “I made it.” text I received yesterday. Typical guy text by the way, not very informative when it comes to details. :) I hope he’ll get an Aussie number soon so I can get an update. I want to know what’s going on, what our apartment is like, what it feels like to be home, if he has moved in to our place yet and all that other stuff

02 Jun 2012

One down, one to go

No Comments Göteborg

Was a great day at Summerburst yesterday, now we need to recharge and reload for day two. Hopefully it will be a bit warmer today, it felt more like Winterburst yesterday. :)

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Calvin Harris

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Silent disco!

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Deadmau5

10 May 2012

Summerburst Festival

1 Comment Göteborg

Last night we booked tickets for the Summerburst Festival in Göteborg in June.  Summerburst is a new electronic music festival first held in Stockholm last year. This year it’s back and expanding to Göteborg as well. Deadmouse, Axwell, Avicii and Calvin Harris are among the DJs confirmed to play at the festival. Red Bull will also have a Silent Disco at the festival, the first one ever held in Sweden. Sounds pretty cool to me! To make it even better we also have two friends coming down from Stockholm for the weekend to join us. In other words, something to really look forward to.  :)

27 Mar 2012

Beer festival

6 Comments Prague

As it turns out there is a beer festival going on right when we’re in Prague, the Český pivní festival. We had no idea about this when we booked our trip so we just got lucky. :)

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16 Apr 2011

Dirt & Dust Festival

No Comments Queensland (QLD), Typically Aussie

This year’s Dirt & Dust Festival takes place in Julia Creek in the Australian Outback this weekend. It’s a festival about bulls, bikes and butts apparently.

It all started back in 1994 when a couple of locals tried to come up with ideas on how to put Julia Creek on the map. And in one of Queensland’s hottest and harshest climates the idea was born to run a triathlon!

The triathlon continues to grow both in numbers and esteem. It’s not easy – but then nothing is in this part of Australia, that’s the challenge! There is however something for everyone else that doesn’t run, ride or swim. The festival has also over the years offered magicians, country music talent quests, amateur boxing, dance groups, cultural performers, fireworks displays, tobacco rolling contests, local iron man/woman contests, sanctioned Bull rides and the list goes on. Read more

30 Mar 2011

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

No Comments Melbourne, Typically Aussie

The annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) started today. It’s the third largest international comedy festival in the world (alongside Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival) and the biggest ticketed cultural event in Australia. It is generally regarded as the least commercial and most relaxed of the three major comedy festivals.

MICF was established in 1987 and this year it’s celebrating its 25th anniversary. Each autumn the festival takes over Melbourne with an enormous program of stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, film, television, radio and visual arts. The Melbourne Town Hall has served as the festival hub since the early 1990s, but performances are held in venues throughout the city. Read more