Posts by Alexander Brett

Bringing Finland to Bristol via The Nordic Café

With Nordic culture becoming an increasing source of inspiration for people across the world, there a new shortage of new Nordic inspired shops, buildings and restaurants willing to cater to

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Interview: Jon Stenhugg on Growing Up in Paradise (Literally) and Sweden Calling

Jon Stenhugg has been hailed a pillar author of modern Swedish literature. He’s sold thousands of copies of his two novels – The Second Child (2005) and The Magdalena File

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Interview: Linda Dahl Discusses the Swedish Tradition of ‘Fika’

Fika has taken off in the UK recently. The Swedish tradition of taking time out to sit down with a cup of coffee and something sweet is well-established in Nordic

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In Conversation: Moa Herngren, Creator of ‘Bonus Family’

Following the fall-out of two divorces, and the subsequent merging of families, Bonus Family (Bonusfamiljen) is the closest Sweden has come to a soap opera. It ran for three series and

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Film Review: Midsommar – Horror in Broad Daylight

The horror of Midsommar is at the expense of the Swedish tourist board. Not only was the film shot in Hungary, but its reimagining of Sweden’s summer festivities left gullible Americans concerned

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Film Review: ‘Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love’ – Cohen and His Norwegian Muse

Tall, deep-voiced and irresistibly handsome: the enigma of Leonard Cohen has faded little since his death in 2016. He was the poet turned singer that made depression sexy. Walking in

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Top Five Scandinavian Comedy Series Available in the UK

It might be just ‘Nordic noir’ that’s made it to international audiences so far, but Nordic comedy is beginning to emerge too. Let’s round up some of the best series

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Introducing the Reykjavik International Film Festival

The Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) takes place in Reykjavík this September, bringing together talent from across the globe. Over eleven days visitors and locals are treated to films that rival those

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How to Celebrate Swedish Midsummer

Now a celebration of holidays, Midsummer celebrations were traditionally held to welcome a season of fertility.  Today, Midsummer is a festival so large it rivals Christmas. The streets of Stockholm

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Top Five Swedish Fashion Brands Available in the UK

With the H&M empire expanding and new brands starting up, Swedish fashion has never been easier to find in the UK. Let’s round up the top five largest fashion houses on

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