Danish Christmas Church Service — Monday 17th December

This is a reminder of our upcoming Danish Christmas Church service Monday 17th December starting at 7 pm at the Lutheran Church, Aberdeen Street in Northbridge.

There will be tea and coffee and something sweet to enjoy afterwards and we will be selling Danish lollies and other sought after products as usual.

Looking forward to seeing many of you there seizing the opportunity to spend a few hours together before the end of the year.

Our first Christmas event for the season — gløgg and brune kager making on 24 November

From the Committee …

I hope you are all well and looking forward to the build up to Christmas.

We have many events planned for you and hope you want to participate.

Our first Christmas event is happening on Saturday 24th November at Nordic House.

The focus is on speaking Scandinavian while baking ginger bread cookies (pepperkaker/peberkager).

It is during our normal Nordic House opening on Saturday 24th November from 2-5 pm. It is $10 per person to participate.

Please book with Aasne 0499 666 020.

Hope to see you there.


Kind regards

On behalf of the Committee
Merete Gorry

AGM to be held Saturday 8 September 2018

It has been another year in the Scandinavian Association of WA and that means it is AGM time.

This year our AGM is being held on Saturday 8th September 2018, at 3pm in Nordic House.

Tea/Coffee and cake will be available.

From the links below, you can download last years minutes of meeting, this years agenda, proxy vote and final version of our new constitution which we will be voting to adopt.

It is also time to renew your membership as only financial members can vote at the AGM. You can download a membership renewal from the link below.

The committee would be very happy to receive proxy votes from members unable to attend AGM, it only takes a short minute to fill out the proxy form attached. Either scan and email to any committee member or post to Nordic House, 25 Melvin Avenue, Thornlie, WA 6108.

Thank you for your efforts in the year gone and the committee is looking forward to another entertaining year for the Scandinavian Association of WA.


Strong Program for 2018 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival

Celebrating the best in Nordic cinema exclusively at Cinema Paradiso, the Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival will offer a strong program this year curated from across Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland. The host of Australian premieres represents the high calibre and original cinema from the Nordic region, including award-winners recognised both at home and abroad.

2018 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival highlights include:

Winner of Best Screenplay and Best Actress at the Danish Academy Awards, A HORRIBLE WOMAN is a dark comedy which cleverly explores a dysfunctional relationship from the man’s point of view, from the writer/director of Parents (Scandi FF 2016) Christian Tafdrup.

Norwegian supernatural drama, THELMA follows a student who moves to Oslo where she discovers that she has terrifying powers. Directed by Joachim Trier, the film was selected as Norway’s foreign-language Oscar entry.

Winner of the Audience Award at the 2018 Göteborg Film Festival, WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY is a compelling coming-of-age drama in which a Norwegian teen fights against the traditional values and expectations of her Pakistani emigrant parents.

Multi-award winning drama including winner of Best Film at the 2018 Danish Academy Awards, WINTER BROTHERS filmed across Denmark and Iceland, follows two brothers whose routines, habits, and rituals are ruptured by a violent feud with a neighbouring family.

And the vibrant comedy AMATEURS, which won the 2018 Göteborg Film Festival award for Best Nordic Film acts as a commentary on the changing face of Sweden. Using mobiles and selfie sticks, two high school girls document their declining provincial town.

The full program will be announced in June.  

The festival will take place exclusively at Cinema Paradiso, Northbridge from 19 July to 1 August.

For updates and more information, visit scandinavianfilmfestival.com and join the mailing list.

Thursday 17 May 2018 – Norwegian National Day

Thursday 17th May is Norwegian National Day and The Norwegian Association of Students Abroad (ANSA) are celebrating this at The Aviary, Level 1, 140 William Street in Perth.

Starting at 11 am until late. No booking is necessary — just turn up on the day to celebrate 17th May.

First parade through the city, then celebrations at The Aviary where there will be a hot dog stand, soft serve ice creams and tasty waffles with all the trimming.

Social BBQ at Nordic House 5pm Saturday 17 March

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It is time to get together at Nordic House to our Social BBQ Saturday 17th March, from 5 pm.

There will be 3 different kinds of meat, sides and abundance of salads to munch your way through. This is followed by tea, coffee and cake.

Please contact Marianne Attfield to book your seat via email Attfield@iinet.net.au. The price is $25 for members and $35 for non-members.

See you there

The Committee

Fastelavn Celebration Sunday 11 February

You are invited to come along and celebrate Fastelavn at Nordic House Sunday 11th February at 3pm. $5 per child and normal tea and coffee charge ($3) for adults.

Come dressed up or as you are – it is up to you. We will hit the barrel, crown the king and queen, eat candy, play games and have some fun.

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