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Royal Norwegian Embassy, 25 Belgrave Square. NB 6.00pm for 6.45
In connection with the launch by Norvik Press of the translation of the novel Et hus i Norge | A House in Norway (translated by Charlotte Barslund) the acclaimed Norwegian writer Vigdis Hjorth will be at the Embassy to talk about her novel with the translator
Royal Norwegian Embassy 25 Belgrve Square, 6.15 for 7.00 pm
A military man in the 1890s, Angell was an admirer of Montenegro, a small country that against the odds won its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1878. Angell visited the country several times, introduced it to crosss-country skiiing and wrote a book about it. In Norway he was a skiing pioneer, one of the most famous sportsmen of his day and the first Norwegian delegate to the Internatonal Olympic Committee. Radmila Perovc is the leader and editor of the Montenegrin International Press Institute and editor of publications on Angell in Montenegrin and Engllsh.
Recently in the news because of its ruling that Parliament had to be consulted on Brexit the vist to the Supreme Court could not come at a better moment. There will be a tour which takes in the beautiful courtrooms and the magnificent Justices' Library and there will be an introduction to the Court's role in the UK justice system. After the hour long tour, a magnificent afternoon tea will be served in the Cafe situated at the heart of the Court building.
Price £23 per person. Max number 25. Venue:The Supreme Court, Parliament Square, LondonSW1P 3BD
Underground Westminster, Exit 6
In December 2014 a hoard of over 5,00 silver pennies was discovered near Lenborough in Buckinghamshire. The hoard was buried towards the end of the reign of Cnut the Great, King of England 1016-1035. Cnut is historically imortant because he is the only king ever to rule over Denmark, Norway and England at the same time. Gareth Williams of the British Museum and curator of the exhibition will explore the contents of the hoard and what it tells us about Cnut's new North Sea empire.
Members holding a Norwegian passport, interested in visiting Ascot, should contact the Secretary by email, phone or by completing the Booking Slip. She will forward full details as soon as these become available.
Note change of venue and time:
The Norwegian Church Rotherhithe, 17.30, Film start 18.15
This film, directed by Dag johan Haugerud concerns the existentail dilemmas faced by nine people at work. They are dilemmas that anyone can experience in daily life if they act with integrity and with their feelings and are thus seen as troublesome in a society where the ideal is to behave rationally. The result is a witty and tender, hurtful and quietly confrontational film that has picked up a host of awards.
There will be pre-concert drinks from 6,00-6.15, followed by a musical entertainment lasting till 9.00pm
Please use the booking slip attached to the Newsletter and enclose a cheque for £17.00 and a stamped self- addressed envelope if you cannot receive confimration by e-mail. Bookings to be received by 10 October. Tickets will be posted to you.
Unused tickets cannot be refunded.