100th ANNIVERSARY IN 2018
This year sees the 100th Anniversary of Anglo Norse Society which will be marked by a lunch at the Oxford and Cambridge Club on 1 February and with the main event on 15th November – a Champagne Reception at The Norwegian Club in London which is part of The Naval and Military Club to which our Royal Patrons have been invited and both Buckingham Palace and Slottet have confirmed that they will be represented.
As of February 2019 our new venue will be The Assembly Room at Mogens Thorsens Trust, (MT) Niels Juels gate 19 on the corner of N.J. gate and Bygdøy Allé. Easily accessible by bus 31/32 & tram 12/13. Please note the change. More news about the new venue will be sent out in January 2019.
FEBRUARY 5th (Tues) 7pm at (MT). Iori Roberts “Wales and the Vikings”. We had the great pleasure of a guided tour of “Gamlebyen” in 2017 by Oslo Guide &master story teller Iori Roberts. “More of Iori!” was the unanimous request from our members, so luckily for us he has agreed to open the 2019 season by giving his pictorial talk on the fascinating subject of Wales and the Vikings.
MARCH 5th (Tues) 7pm at(MT). The ANS-AGM followed by Tore Gautneb “The History of the Harding Fiddle“. For all lovers of the Harding Fiddle we are delighted to be able to welcome Tore Gautneb to demonstrate his skills as a master fiddler and to enlighten us on the history of this special instrument whose origin can be traced back to Hardanger as early as 1651. Tore has performed together with Anne Marit Jacobsen and Toralf Maurstad during the Ibsen Festival.
APRIL 9th 7pm (Tues ) at (MT). Professor Axel Bernd Müller “The Cultural History of Mermaids”. A fascinating title for a fascinating subject which actually started out as a joint research project between the Natural History Museums of London and Oslo. Our speaker is a professor in Geology at UiO, and a Scientific Associate of the NHM in the UK. His passion and knowledge of these aquatic creatures is formidable. Their history goes back to Assyrian times and even Christopher Colombus was convinced of their existence and made an official report in 1493 declaring he had seen three of them!
MAY 8th 6pm (Wed) at Frogner Church. A guided tour of the church will be given by Minister Margunn Sandal. The church was renovated in 2017 and and a new organ was installed (built by the same organ makers who made the magnificent organ in Westminster Abbey). As an extra treat for our members we will be given a special organ recital. Please note the date and time!
JUNE 18th 5 pm (Tuesday) Kongsgården at Bygdøy. A guided tour through the new gardens and green houses. The traditional strawberries and wine will be served in these lovely surroundings. Cover charge kr50,-. Meet outside Kongsgården by 4.45 pm. Bus 30.
SEPTEMBER 3rd 7 pm (Tues) at MT. Cheese and Wine . The start of the Autumn/Winter Season is always heralded by this very popular event, where we serve Cheese & Wine, share our Chairman’s wickedly difficult quiz and round off with a bumper raffle. The food and wine is free, but we kindly ask you to bring along a gift for the raffle and of course buy raffle tickets by the bundle!
OCTOBER 1st 7 pm (Tuesday). Details to follow.
NOVEMBER 5th 7pm (Tuesday). Details to follow.
NOVEMBER – Remembrance Day. Notice of this will not appear before Autumn 2019.
NOVEMBER – The Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree felling. As always the location and date of this event will not be disclosed by the Oslo Municipal Council until approximately one week in advance. Notice will be given.
DECEMBER 3rd 7pm – meet by 18.45 (Tuesday). ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY
NB! The venue dates for October & November are already booked, so please note them in your diary. We will inform you of the events later.
Any changes in our events will be announced here on the website. For those who are not online we will be sending information via post.
Guests are always welcome to our events. The cover charge is kr 50,-. Please contact ANS Secretary Sybil Richardson if you wish to bring guests. E-mail address and telephone number: firstname.lastname@example.org / 415 10 840.
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