Entries in Abba Museum (2)

Thursday
Jun122014

STOCKHOLM: A RE-IMAGINATION

As the days get longer and we approach midsummer, it really is an amazing opportunity to spend as much time outdoors as possible. In Stockholm, this is a brilliant time of year, as the sun just takes a short nap each day. With so much daylight and so much to do, Stockholm makes for the perfect activity-packed city-break. More clout for your Krona!

This month, we've decided to focus on some truly unique things about Stockholm. We’d love to take you on a journey to explore Stockholm’s past in a very contemporary way, in this series of ideas that “re-imagines” the city. We hope this inspires you to find out more…

GRETA GARBO AND THE WOODLAND CEMETERY 

The late legendary Hollywood movie star Greta Garbo’s niece spent several years searching for the proper burial place for her aunt. She found it at the Woodland Cemetery (Skogskyrkogården) in Stockholm.

If you are a true Greta Garbo fan, make sure you take this tour, and follow in the “footsteps of Garbo”.

The Woodland Cemetery is place of sublime beauty and poetry. Created over a period of a quarter century (1915-1940) on about 250 acres of pine-covered boulder ridge under the direction of the famous modernist architects Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz.

Considered one of the most important works of the modernists, it evokes a Nordic philosophy on nature, life, and death. There are also a number of beautiful chapels and a visitors center. The Woodland Cemetery is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994.

www.skogskyrkogarden.se

THE ABBA MUSEUM BOAT TOUR

Did you know it has been 40 camp years since ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo? 

The winner takes it all, so why not try a scenic boat tour from central Stockholm around beautiful Djurgården Island and listen to the story about the Swedish pop sensation ABBA.

The guiding onboard is in the same spirit and storytelling as at ABBA The Museum but in a sightseeing format.

Combine the tour with a visit to ABBA The Museum and you’ll have the ultimate ABBA experience in Stockholm!

To get more info and to buy tickets please visit: www.stromma.se/en/Stockholm/Sightseeing/Sightseeing-by-boat/Abba-Boat-Tour

 

SWEDISH FASHION 2000-2015

Around the turn of the millennium, the creativity of the Swedish fashion scene seemed to explode. The exhibition Swedish Fashion: 2000–2015 at Sven-Harry’s Art Museum in Stockholm explores the rapid aesthetic and conceptual transformation that took place during this eventful period.

What were the dominating silhouettes, colours, materials, techniques and garment cuts? Are there design elements from these years that could be regarded as specifically Swedish? And why does denim play such a prominent role in contemporary Swedish fashion?

The exhibition Swedish Fashion: 2000–2015 fills the entire exhibition space at Sven-Harry’s Art Museum. Visitors can enjoy a large number of unique key garments, sketches, photos and films by and with the fashion designers who changed the scene. Acne Studios, Cheap Monday, Ann-Sofie Back, Lovisa Burfitt, Rodebjer, Whyred, Carin Wester, Sandra Backlund, Helena Hörstedt, Patrik Söderstam, Martin Bergström, Bea Szenfeld, Ida Sjöstedt, Tiger of Sweden, V Ave Shoe Repair, Nakkna, Dagmar, AltewaiSaome and Ida Klamborn are a few of the labels represented in the exhibition.

Swedish Fashion: 2000-2015 charts the triumps, the phenomena and the tendencies that shaped the image of Swedish fashion in the first 15 years of the new millennium. The collection shown is unique and was made possible by the dedication of the Swedish fashion scene.

www.svensktmode20002015.se

HOME FROM HOME

The ultimate re-imagination of Swedish history is a beautiful private house and garden in the center of Stockholm that has been created for people looking for something more personal than the luxury hotel.

With twelve rooms, Ett Hem offers discerning guests comfortable interiors and bedrooms full of summery whiteness of light. Outdoors, the courtyard garden is a room as important as those inside. It’s a secret city wilderness that is the perfect place for summer breakfasts or winding down over a chilled bottle of wine. Staying at Ett Hem is like being a house guest in somebody’s private home. Guests are welcome to do as they please but will be taken care of down to every last detail. Ett Hem is there for you to use as if it were your own house.

www.etthem.se

-ENDS-

The above ideas are excerpts from the fabulous Gay and Lesbian Network blog, with the inside track on what’s hot in Stockholm for LGB people. To find out more, visit gaylesbian.visitstockholm.com or join the Facebook page at Facebook.com/gaylesbianstockholm

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, INTERVIEWS, PRESS TRIPS, IMAGES etc, please contact Uwern Jong, Boutique Marketing, 0203 286 3170 - uwern@outtheremagazine.com

Wednesday
Mar202013

UPGRADE TO STOCKHOLM | MEDIA BRIEF

MARCH 2013 | Banner photographs: JENS GRIP
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT UWERN JONG | +44 203 286 3170  uwern@boutiquemarketing.co.uk  


GET CONNECTED WITH STOCKHOLM
The ever welcoming city of Stockholm is proud to launch their brand new lesbian and gay portal and blog. This is where your readers and followers can connect with what the city has to offer for LGBT travellers.

Blog: gaylesbian.visitstockholm.com
Facebook page: facebook.com/gaylesbianstockholm

A GAY ICON IN ITS OWN RIGHT...
Stockholm has given the world gay icons for hundreds of years, from ”Queer” Queen Kristina in the 17th century to modern day icons like Abba, Greta Garbo, Lisbeth Salander, Robyn and TV’s True Blood’s vampire Viking, actor Alexander Skarsgård - we're pretty much a gay icon too. It's time to for the UK to upgrade its city break to a stylish, cultural and cosmopolitan destination just a mere 2.5 hours flight away.

These are some of the highlights for 2013...

 


“ABBA, THE MUSEUM” OPENS IN MAY

Don’t deny it, you’re a fan. From retro-Eurovision, to West-end revival, you can’t help but sing along to Sweden’s favourite foursome. 

ABBA, The Museum will become the home of ABBA’s collected works, set to be showcased in a contemporary, musical and interactive exhibition that allows the audience to get close to their favourite band. 

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THE SUMMER COLLECTION: “THE FASHION WORLD OF JEAN PAUL GAULTIER”

Calling all fashionistas - From June 15-September 22, Stockholm’s Arkitekturmuseet will present ‘THE FASHION WORLD OF JEAN PAUL GAULTIER: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk’, the first international exhibition devoted to the celebrated French couturier. 

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STOCKHOLM PRIDE, AUGUST 2013

Stockholm Pride is something unique. The largest Pride festival of the Nordic countries and growing in strength, this year sees its 16th anniversary. Previous supporters have included Margaret Cho, Eurovision winner Loreen, Jedward and a host of other fantastic international acts. Guaranteed fun times!

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 ELECTROPOP ARTIST LIZETTE PLAYS LONDON

The Stockholm Gay and Lesbian Network and Visit Sweden UK are proud to present Swedish electropop artist LIZETTE in London. She will be performing at ONE LOVE event at the Cafe de Paris on Thursday 28th May. 

Lizette, who is bisexual, will be flying the flag for Sweden and Stockholm and be giving away a 2 night holiday for two in Stockholm. Attendees can enter by "LIKING" Gay & Lesbian Stockholm facebook page on the night.