Nordic weeks in St. Petersburg 2012


From 22 September to 23 October 2012, the Nordic Weeks will be traditionally taking place in St Petersburg. For the third year running the city will be filled with the spirit of northern Europe, when the city’s inhabitants will be able to become closer to their northern neighbours while discovering new and exciting things about them. The programme includes over 30 events in architecture, literature, history, innovations, environment and surely Nordic culture.


The start of the Nordic Weeks coincides with Europe Days in St Petersburg on 22 September when an international festival during which a bike ride through the city centre will be held, as well as a common European venue for exhibitions, language lessons, art competitions, and a European gastro-festival. Nordic Jazz concert with musicians from four countries will be unique event on 26 September. Phenomenon of the Nordic detective literature and its world-wide popularity will be focus of the book fair on 27 September when authors from Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark meet their Russian colleagues as well as students and general public. Nordic film days will be part of St. Petersburg international film festival on 22-23 September. 


Norway presents the exhibition about Snøhetta - famous architectural bureau, which is on display at “Erarta” museum until 30 September. Days of Kotka and concerts at St. Mary church Finland are main events of the Finnish programme. Denmark organises exhibition of decoupages & costumes by H.M. the Queen of Denmark produced for the “Wild Swans” fairy tale to be open for public from 9 October at the Hermitage. Sweden invites famous historian Bengt Jangfeldt to speak at the seminar about Raul Wallenberg. Exclusive concert of Árstíðir – group from Reykjavik is the Icelandic event of the Nordic Weeks. The Nordic Council of Ministers is organising several events within the Knowledge Building and Networking Programme including launch of three cooperation projects: on creative industries, prevention of trafficking in human beings and health economics. 


The Nordic Weeks is a joint initiative of the Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in St Petersburg, the Consulates General of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland in St Petersburg, the Embassy of Iceland in Russia, the Danish Cultural Institute and the Institute of Finland in St Petersburg.


The official website of the Nordic Weeks: (in Russian)


Additional information:

Andrey Anisimov, Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in St Petersburg,          Tel: +7 (812) 336-75-80, mob. +7-921-917-06-43

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