Karen Blixen Lecture and Documentary

Karen Blixen Lec­ture and Doc­u­men­tary
Blixen Movie PosterThe Scan­di­na­vian writer is pre­sented by Mads Bunch, acclaimed lec­turer in Dan­ish and Scan­di­na­vian Stud­ies at UBC. The pro­gram will include the multi-award win­ning doc­u­men­tary Out of This World, the “story of the incred­i­ble life of Karen Blixen/ Isak Dine­sen − a story just as dra­matic as her own fan­tas­tic tales”. Fol­low the movie name link, and also see this descrip­tion from Meryl Streep’s web­site. This film includes an intro­duc­tion by Meryl Streep. Mads will then give a 30-minute talk about the work and life of Karen Blixen, fol­lowed by a 15–20 minute Q/A session.

Date: Sat­ur­day, March 26, 2011
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: $10, includes cof­fee and good­ies
Con­tact: Car­olyn Thauberger cthauber@interchange.ubc.ca

Karen Blixen is the insight­ful Scan­di­na­vian writer whose work resulted in the out­stand­ing movie, ‘Out of Africa’. She is the sub­ject of Mads’s doc­toral work. This will be our last oppor­tu­nity to hear from Mads, who over the tenure of his stay at UBC, has con­sis­tently con­tributed his insight to our cul­tural events at the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre. His pro­gram is end­ing and he will return to work in Den­mark this April.

Norwegian Early Immigrants to BC Photo Exhibit

Nordic Spirit Her­itage Images Series: Nor­we­gian Early Immi­grants to BC (200 early pho­tos). Open­ing Recep­tion 11:30 Sat­ur­day March 26.

Date: March 26/27, 2011
Time: 11am — 4pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Con­tact: RSVP to Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 604 294‑2777 or info@scandinaviancentre.org; ques­tions about the pho­tos: Con­tact sonjabusch@hotmail.com 604 522‑4567

Early Nor­we­gians made many valu­able con­tri­bu­tions to the fab­ric of British Colum­bia. They worked in forestry and fish­ing; built some of the first old folks’ homes, schools and churches; influ­enced our social sys­tems; set up busi­nesses; entered pol­i­tics; and more.

We will fea­ture early Nor­we­gians at work and at play … inter­est­ing, enter­tain­ing, his­tor­i­cal … peo­ple and places to show life as it was for these early emi­grants to B.C.

The Exhibit is spon­sored by Nor­we­gian House Soci­ety, the Scan­di­na­vian Cul­tural Soci­ety and the Dan­ish Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. The 100 framed photo pan­els will then be avail­able for loan to muse­ums through­out Canada and U.S.A.

Nordic Art and Photography Show and Sale

Painting by Auslaug Boulier

Paint­ing by Aus­laug Boulier

Date: Sat­ur­day and Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 26/27, 2011
Time: 11 am to 4 pm, Open­ing Recep­tion 11.30 Sat­ur­day
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Con­tact: For infor­ma­tion con­tact Car­olyn Thauberger cthauber@interchange.ubc.ca
Also, infor­ma­tion and recep­tion RSVP:
info@scandinaviancentre.org
This show is spon­sored by The Scan­di­na­vian Cul­tural Soci­ety with sup­port from BC Gam­ing Com­mis­sion and the Dan­ish Cana­dian Com­mu­nity Association.

Click this poster to see the full-sized pdf ver­sion:

Creative Arts in the Viking Age

Illus­trated pre­sen­ta­tions fea­tur­ing Norse his­to­ri­ans from Reik Félag
Musi­cal inter­ludes with lyre and voice by Sheila Wright

Date: Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 26
Time: 7pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Cof­fee and Admis­sion $10
Con­tact: Car­olyn Thauberger cthauber@interchange.ubc.ca or 778–329-6964.

Fea­tured talks

Doug Erik­son: Norse Artis­tic Styles

Doug Erik­son dis­cusses how, Norse art, orna­men­tal and abstract, is con­sid­ered out­stand­ing in achieve­ment and in its expres­sion of the dis­tinc­tive qual­i­ties of the Nordic peoples.

Terry Karlsen: Norse Ship Build­ing Innovation

Using exam­ples from Norse lit­er­ary mythol­ogy, Jeremy Smith will tell how Norse nar­ra­tive tra­di­tions fol­lowed sim­i­lar artis­tic style, tend­ing toward orna­men­ta­tion with a strong emo­tional strand, and how con­cepts and tra­di­tions from that mythol­ogy reach into cur­rent culture.

Jeremy Smith: Norse Mythol­ogy and Its Influence

Terry Karlsen, wood ship­wright, will describe inno­va­tions in Norse ship build­ing tech­niques (still used in the 20th cen­tury) that enabled Viking explo­ration and trade through four continents.

Linda Wood­cock: Viking Age Tex­tiles and Sail Construction

Linda Wood­cock, her­self a weaver and cre­ator of dec­o­ra­tive tex­tiles, will talk of Norse tex­tile cre­ation and design and show tech­niques of sail con­struc­tion that gave Viking crafts speed and distance.

Sheila Wright built her own lyres fol­low­ing designs from arche­o­log­i­cal finds. She will set the evening’s ambiance with music based on scales, har­monies and vocal tra­di­tions that were used dur­ing the Viking period.

This pro­gram is sup­ported by the BC Gam­ing Com­mis­sion and the Dan­ish Cana­dian Com­mu­nity Centre

Lecture: RCMP Schooner St. Roch — Workhorse of the North

The Scan­di­na­vian Cul­tural Soci­ety presents a lec­ture by Daniel Lemieux. A 40-minute Pow­er­Point pre­sen­ta­tion about the ship spe­cially designed to sup­port norther RCMP police detachments.

Among other things, the lec­ture describes how police offi­cers con­ducted patrols with Inuit guides, the hard­ships of liv­ing in the North and the dan­gers and dif­fi­cul­ties of mak­ing exten­sive patrols by dog sled.

Date: Sun­day Octo­ber 3, 2010
Time: 14:00 (2pm)
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Admis­sion by donation

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