Events Calendar



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 MüllerThe 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) The Annual Cheese and Wine Party. 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 are free, but we kindly ask you to bring along a gift for the raffle and of course buy raffle tickets by the bundle! Members only!                                    

OCTOBER 1st 7 pm (Tues) “MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS”. The UK is the largest Entrepreneurial country in the EU, whereas Norway is on the decline. So what is the secret behind British innovation policy? Nicolai Strøm-Olsen who lives in Oslo and Berlin will give a power point talk on the topic and on other interesting angles of his research and travels. Nicolai is an art historian, author and public speaker and co-founder of the leading Nordic “KUNSTforum” magazine. His books include a biography on the artist Hans Gude. “Start Up Europe”- “Bykamp“- “ Transforming Europe” – “Start Up Israel” – and will be available with a discount price. Don’t miss this enlightening and inspiring talk.

Bon Fire Night. A talk by Geir Uthaug, (Honorary member of the ANS) on the topic of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot on November 5th in 1605, a highly dramatic story which still poises questions. This is going to be a highly explosive evening brilliantly synchronized to be detonated on this historical night. Geir is an acclaimed translator of English Romantic poetry and has written books on Blake and Wergeland. He will be happy to sign his latest work “The Romantic Universe” at the meeting.

NOVEMBER – Remembrance Day is on Sunday 10th: Church Service at St. Edmund’s at 11.00 am. Wreath laying at Vestre Gravlund at 14.00 (meet by 13.45).

NOVEMBER – The Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree felling. The location and date will be posted on our website.

DECEMBER 3rd (Tues) at 7pm – meet by 18.45 at the Drammensveien entrance (a photo ID is requested). ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY. By kind invitation of His Excellency Richard Wood, the Anglo-Norse Society will be celebrating our Christmas Party at the British Embassy Residence. Our Guest of Honour is LADY CARNARVON, whose home, Highclere House is better known to most as “Downton Abbey”. Her Ladyship will give a short address. Of course we will have entertainment; Our entertainer this year is one of Norway’s well known celebrities PER HUSBY, composer, jazz pianist, orchestra leader and winner of the prestigious “Spellemann” prize. Per, who is an avid Anglophile has promised us a few rare stories from his long career as well as entertaining us with his brilliant piano playing.

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: / 415 10 840.