Events Calendar



As of February 2019 our new venue is 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. 

 Tuesday 4th February 7 pm at MT. Iori Roberts was born in North Wales and studied physics at Bangor University, a subject which he has taught in six different countries all over the world. He became the new President of the “Cymru a’r Byd”, an International Welsh Organization in 2018. We are delighted to welcome him back again to give another one of his many colourful talks on the topic SCANDINAVIAN SCIENTISTSand how they contributed so much to the world. We’re in for a surprise or two and look forward to learning more about unknown facts during Iori’s pictorial talk which will be in English.

Tuesday 3rd March 7 pm at MT. The Anglo-Norse A.G.M will be followed by a pictorial talk on the life of the legendary ERIK BYE, a man of many talents which included his pioneer work in creating and developing entertainment programmes for NRK. He also worked as an author, journalist and singer and produced many popular books between 1962-1997. ERIK BYE became a household name in his time and was affectionately known as “Hele Norges Erik Bye” by thousands of his fans. The popular speaker, journalist, book Illustrator and artist Ellen Wilhelmsen, who worked in NRK for many years and knew Erik Bye personally will present her talk in Norwegian.

Tuesday 21st April 7 pm at MT. The Norwegian actress and well known theatre historian Sidsel Marie Nilsen will be presenting her talk on “PEER GYNT” which she describes as an anti-romantic work. Sidsel has given many talks on a variety of theatre related subjects, including one about her famous father, the actor and theatre director Hans Jacob Nilsen. Don’t miss this interesting talk on a new angle on Henrik Ibsen’s monumental work. The talk will be in Norwegian.

Tuesday 12th May 6 pm. FISH & CHIPS night out! Fish and Chips appeared in England in the 1860s and at its peak there were more than 35.000 shops around the country. There is even an official Fish & Chip Day on June 2nd (minus the newspaper wrapping which is now banned). In recent years the dish has also become very popular in Norway, yet again bonding a link. Having tested several restaurants we can highly recommend “Amundsen’s Bryggeri & Spiseri” as the best, not only for the price at kr.190,- and the very British atmosphere, but for the delicious food and even the malt vinegar. The restaurant has a secluded section in the back which can seat 15 +. This will be a sign up event as we will need to know in advance as how many will be attending. The menu includes other dishes such as Scotch Eggs and Bangers & Mash.Vegetarian food, etc. Please let Sybil know by May 4th if you are planning to come 41510840- richardson.sybil@gmail.come : “Amundsen’s Bryggeri & Spiseri”. Stortingsgaten 20 (3 mins. from The National Theatre) turn right in Stortingsgaten towards the Town Hall.


The Vigeland Museum building housed both Vigeland’s home and studio, where he lived and worked from 1924 until his death in 1943. The building was constructed with the future museum in mind, which opened in 1947. The last event of the Spring/Summer season will be a guided tour around the museum. No sign up is necessary, but a small cover charge fee will be requested, payable in cash at the entrance (we will inform you of the amount later). The traditional Strawberries and Wine (free of charge), will be served in the Nordic Skibsrederforening directly across the street from the museum. Meet outside the museum at 4.45 pm.

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.