WEEKEND SUGGESTIONS Week 33 Oslo Chamber of Commerce HI EVERYBODY!

Oslo Chamber of Commerce
Week 33
Experience the Jazz Festival in Oslo
Oslo Jazz Festival was held for the first time in 1986. The festival always has
an emphasis on quality and history, and you will find practically every genre
represented, from ragtime to rap via main styles swing, bop and modern electric
and acoustic forms.
The one-week festival will consist of about 80 events, including 3 concerts
especially for children. The event, which will last until August 16, has built a strong
reputation among performers, their agencies and audiences alike for being a warm
and professionally executed festival.
Click here for more information and here for tickets,
send an email to [email protected] or call 22 42 91 20.
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Useful App
HelseRespons is a patient dialogue system for GPs in Norway. The system enables
patients to book appointments with their doctor directly from their smartphone, as
well as order prescriptions and securely send messages to their practice.
The app is currently only in Norwegian, but it is very simple to use and has an
intuitive interface, so give it a go!
August 20: DCPS Lunch - Norwegian Parenting and its Cultural Importance
August 23: Hike in the forest of Nordmarka with DNT
August 31: Family Event at Ekeberg Farm
September 5 – 7: Weekend in Geilo
Remember to check out our calendar for upcoming INNEvents
September 11: International Forum presents Deloitte
John Legend to Oslo in October
The man behind the megahit “All of Me” and nine times Grammy Award winner,
John Legend, will visit Oslo Spektrum October 19.
The American neo-soul singer has previously collaborated with among others Alicia
Keys, Mary J. Blige, Kanye West and Janet Jackson. In 2004, Legend started his
solo career with the release of the album “Get Lifted”. The album gave him a total
of eight nominations and three Grammy’s. In 2007 he received the Starlight Award
by the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Click here for tickets or call 815 33 133.
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Oslo Chamber Music Festival, August 16 - 23
Oslo Chamber Music Festival presents music from medieval times to the present day.
Concerts with Norwegian and international top artists at Oslo’s best concert venues, including
the Royal Palace, The Opera House, Akershus Fortress, Oscarshall and Oslo Concert Hall.
Click here for more information,
send an email to [email protected] or call 23 10 07 30.
The Mela Festival, Rådhusplassen, August 15 - 17
Annual multicultural festival at the City Hall Square.
Oslo Mela is one of the largest events of its kind outside the Asian subcontinent.
Mela means “meeting point”, and has roots thousands of years back in South Asia. In its modern
form Mela is a festival based on artistic and cultural expressions, food and stalls with information
and goods of all kinds. The festival is popular with all age groups.
This year’s Mela Festival’s headliner is Wyclef Jean.
Wyclef Jean’s solo career has been tremendously successful and topped the lists worldwide
with songs like 911 with Mary J. Blige, Perfect Gentleman, Gone til November and Party to
Damascus. Wyclef has performed with Carlos Santana and Avicii on the new World Cup song.
This event is free of charge.
Click here for more information, send an email to [email protected] or call 22 20 96 90.
Address: Rådhusplassen
How to get there: Tram 12 to Aker Brygge/Rådhusplassen
HageLarm Culture and Music Festival, Etterstad Kolonihager,
August 16 from 13.00 – 22.00
HageLarm is a cozy, one-day festival at Etterstad Kolonihager. Enjoy various exhibitions,
concerts and activities for children.
Click here for more information (in Norwegian) or send an email to [email protected]
Address: Etterstadgata 18 C
How to get there: Metro lines 1/2/3/4 to Ensjø; Bus 37 to Etterstadgata
Kaleidofon, Musikkplakaten, August 14 at 17.00
Free concert with Kaleidofon at Musikkplakaten, in connection with Oslo Jazz
Kaleidofon is a band consisting of nine musicians, where everyone writes music and
is involved in the arranging process.
Click here for more information, send an email to [email protected]
or call 22 42 91 20.
Address: Karl Johans gate 43
How to get there: All public transportation to National Theatre
Photo: oslojazz.no
SACM Jazz Combo, Musikkplakaten, August 14 at 18.00
Free concert with SACM Jazz Combo at Musikkplakaten, in connection with the Oslo
Jazz Festival. SACM Jazz Combo from South Africa consists of pianist Blake Hellaby,
Robin Kock (trumpet and flugelhorn), Kurt Bowers (drums and percussion) and
Sarah Blake (acoustic, electric bass and vocals).
Click here for more information, send an email to [email protected]
or call 22 42 91 20.
Address: Karl Johans gate 43
How to get there: All public transportation to National Theatre
Action Bronson, Dattera til Hagen, August 14 at 20.00
Action Bronson is described as one of the funniest and best writers of hip-hop, and
is one of the most popular rappers in New York. The 30-year-old from Queens has
collaborated with, among others, Mac Miller, Joey Badass and A$ap Rocky.
Click here for more information (in Norwegian) and here for tickets, send an email
to [email protected] or call 22 17 18 61.
Address: Grønland 10
How to get there: All metro lines to Grønland
Franz Ferdinand, Rockefeller, August 15 at 20.00
The Scottish band Franz Ferdinand experienced chart success with their super hit
“Take Me Out” from their debut album “Franz Ferdinand” in 2004. The following
year they released “You Could Have It So Much Better ”. Now, Alex Kapranos & Co
are ready with a fourth album “Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action”, and the
album has received critical acclaim. They have previously sold out Rockefeller, John
Dee and Sentrum Scene. Now they’re ready for Rockefeller again!
Click here for more information (in Norwegian) and here for tickets, send an email
to [email protected] or call 22 20 32 32.
Address: Torggata 16
How to get there: Buses 30/31/34/54, trams 11/13/17 to Brugata
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Dance performance: Hedvig from The Wild Duck, Den Norske Opera &
Ballett, August 14 – 15 at 19.30, Aug 16 at 18.30
When Norwegian choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen was challenged to
create a dance from Henrik Ibsen’s The Wild Duck in Hong Kong, she used the
perspective of the child Hedvig. Together with the dancers of Hong Kong’s leading
contemporary dance company, City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC), she
created an Ibsen-like twist for the 21st century that challenges the boundaries
between truth, fiction and illusion, powerfully expressed through dance.
Hedvig from the Wild Duck is presented by Ibsen International and the Norwegian
National Ballet.
Click here for more information and tickets, send an email to [email protected] or
call 21 42 21 00.
Address: Kirsten Flagstads plass 1
How to get there: All public transportation to Oslo S/Jernbanetorget
Outdoor Cinema: Lost Highway, Ekebergrestauranten, August 15 at 21.30
Free outdoor cinema at the Ekeberg restaurant’s terrace, with the city as a backdrop.
This Friday, Lost Highway by David Lynch will be shown. The movie is in English,
with subtitles in Norwegian.
This event is free of charge.
Click here for more information (in Norwegian),
send an email to [email protected]n.com or call 23 24 23 00.
Address: Kongsveien 15
How to get there: Tram 19 to Sjømannsskolen
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Open theatre, Oslo Nye Teater, August 16 at 11.00
Oslo Nye Teater welcomes the public to see the theatre from the inside. You can
see actors rehearsing for new plays, there will be guided tours of the building,
children’s activities, costume sales, and more.
The event is part of the 2014 Open Stages, where cultural institutions across
Norway invite the audience behind the scenes.
This event is free of charge. Guiding/ instruction in Norwegian.
Click here for more information (in Norwegian),
send an email to [email protected] or call 22 34 86 00.
Address: Rosenkrantz gate 10
How to get there: All metro lines to Stortinget
Tjalvelekene, Bislett Stadion, August 15 - 17
Annual athletics meeting at Bislett Stadium for youth ages 10-19.
Click here for more information, send an email to [email protected] or call 22 60 43 40.
Address: Bislettgata 1
How to get there: Bus 21 to Bislett
Onger er Rare, Nasjonal Jazzscene Victoria, August 16 at 14.00
Storytelling and music for children (in Norwegian). By occasion of Alf Prøysen’s 100th
birth anniversary, Nasjonal Jazzscene Victoria invites you to the family concert Onger
er Rare by Maj Britt Andersen. Maj Britt Andersen is one of the most prominent
children’s singers in Norway with a career of over 30 years. In 2006 she released the
album “Onger er rare”, a children’s record with some of the most famous songs by Alf
Prøysen. The album had a very good reception from the public, great reviews and it
was nominated for the Norwegian Music Awards.
Click here for more information (in Norwegian),
send an email to [email protected] or call 22 00 56 60.
Address: Karl Johans gate 35
How to get there: All public transportation to National Theatre.
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Still Life (UK)
Still life tells the story of John May, a quiet, optimistic and selfless council case
worker who looks for the relatives of those found dead and alone. With Eddie
Marsan, Joanne Froggatt, Karen Drury and Andrew Buchan.
Step Up: All In (US)
All-stars from the previous Step Up come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling
for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers. With Briana Evigan,
Ryan Guzman, Alyson Stoner, Adam G. Sevani and Izabella Miko.
Singham Returns (IND)
Film in Hindi language and English text.
Honest and fearless Bajirao Singham returns to Mumbai as a DCP Mumbai Police.
The story jumps into action when a police officer from Singham’s squad is found
dead, having scampered away holding an enormous sum of money and is charged
with being corrupt. As the story unravels, Singham begins a quest to track a
black marketer with tremendous influence within the political system. With Ajay
Devgan, Kareena Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Amol Gupte, Dayanand Shetty and Sameer
Guided Tour at Rød Herregård, until September 28, Sundays from 12.00 –
Rød Manor is one of the finest and best preserved manors in Norway, with carefully
restored buildings, a baroque garden and an English landscaped park. The interior
is furnished in its original style with furniture dating back to the 18th century.
Click here for more information, send an email to [email protected] or call
69 11 56 50.
Address: Herregårdsveien 10, 1771 Halden
We wish you all a lovely weekend!
Best regards,
The INN Team
INN® - International Network of Norway
P.O.Box 2874 Solli
0230 Oslo, Norway
Phone:+47 22 12 94 17
Fax:+47 22 12 94 01
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