Author Archives: BrittBenson

Register to win a pair of tickets to A Man Called Ove

Register for your chance to win two tickets to A Man Called Ove at Frontenac Theatre on October 14 by emailing us at swedishcouncilofstlouis@gmail.com with your name and mailing address to where you’d like your prize sent, should you be selected. This is a random drawing, and five winners will be chosen to receive a pair of […]

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Midsommar 2016 Video by Larry Nordlof

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Viking Workshop

VIKING WORKSHOP The workshop had an interesting meeting on April 26.  We learned a lot about stave churches.  Those churches were built after the Viking era but had many wood carvings that were typical Viking figures, including dragon heads at the gabled roof ends. About 1300 were built in Norway and smaller numbers were built […]

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Tune in to PBS for an upcoming Viking program

On channel 9, on Tuesday, April 12 there will be a two hour program titled “Nova: Vikings Unearthed” and subtitled “New clues about the Viking legendary expeditions and settlements”. This will be of interest to all Viking enthusiasts and most Scandinavian descendants.

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Viking Workshop update from Dave Peterson

On March 22 we had an interesting workshop. We were unable to have a recorded program so we had a discussion on the pre-viking era known as the Vendel period (named for a town in Sweden) and related topics. The discussions included the circa AD 600 ship burial at Sutton Hoo in SE England. It […]

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Spelmanslag video from Kirkwood Library

Our fellow member Larry Nordlof composed this lovely video of Scandinavian folk performers Rex and Nancy Couture and Paul Russell when they performed at the Kirkwood library. You can view the video by clicking the play button on the screen below. Enjoy!

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Swedish pure mineral cosmetics now for sale in the United States

IDUN Minerals, the Swedish pure mineral cosmetics line is now available for sale in the United States at idunminerals.com. IDUN Minerals is sold in all major Swedish apotekets, and is celebrating its 5th birthday in Sweden on March 8, International Women’s Day, and includes a full assortment of Lip, Nail, Face and Eye products. But […]

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St. Louis Spelmanslag at Kirkwood Public Library

Come to the Kirkwood Public Library on Sunday, January 24, 2016, 2 pm for: St. Louis Spelmanslag, an afternoon of Scandinavian folk music!

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CASTING CALL FOR SWEDES!

Sofia Eng, a casting director in Los Angeles is reaching out to Swedes in regard to her successful nominated TV show “ALLT FÖR SVERIGE” (The previous working title of the show was Great Swedish adventure). She is very happy to announce that the are now conducting a nationwide casting for season 6. Season 4 & […]

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LEARN SWEDISH…FREE ONLINE!

Welcome to Learning Swedish – a free language course Learning Swedish is an all-new free online language course for beginners. All you need to get started is a computer or tablet with internet connection, and you will immediately have a head start on Swedish language, culture and society. In the course you will meet some exchange students […]

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