Entertainment Programme

A visit to The Scandinavia Show is a visit to a world of invigorating shows, enlightening presentations, delicious food demonstrations and adorable playmates for children.

Visitors will see one of London’s greatest Scandi chefs showing off her skills, be roused by the catchy tunes of our various musicians, and encounter some of Scandinavia’s greatest travel destinations.

There is something for all tastes, energy levels and ages; even the family’s youngest will be right in their element in the huge play area. The only problem is how to fit it all in!

See the Timed Programme Here


Entertainment Highlights

Scandinavian Health and Beauty

It is no secret that Scandinavians are keen believers in fitness and keeping to a healthy lifestyle. The fondness of nature and outdoor exercising all year around is a well-known characteristic – as is the famed Scandinavian diet, firmly rooted in a healthy combination of rustic cooking and the best of fresh produce. Add to this the renowned Scandinavian looks (yes, we went there), and there should be no question why the theme of this year's Scandinavia Show is health and beauty. Welcome!

This includes:
- Kell Skött Haircare
- Harry Kurvinen Massage
- Swedish ex-Olympian athlete Linda Hedenstrom


Entertainment for children

Make sure to bring the young ones; The Scandinavia Show has plenty of relevant entertainment and fun things for them to experience:
- Viking Camp
- Reindeer
- Lego and IKEA Play Area
- Huskies
- Face Painting
- Moomins


Reindeer

Real Reindeer Ltd  are the 'herd leaders' in the UK for reindeer hire and exhibiting reindeer at events, from small private parties to large public gatherings. Husband and wife team Martin and Angie Flint run Real Reindeer with their children from their farm in rural England. Their close association with a Sami family (the traditional Scandinavian reindeer herders) in the Arctic Circle has enabled them to acquire the knowledge and expertise for successful reindeer keeping.


Nordicana

It started with Millennium, Wallander and Borgen… but will the world’s fascination with Scandinavian dark fiction ever come to an end? We think not. Nordicana – hosted by the Arrow Films’ Nordic Noir label, the leading UK distributor of TV Nordic Noir on DVD and Blu-ray – is the UK’s first ever expo celebrating Scandinavian crime, thriller, fiction and film. Its inaugural festival in June showcased the best in Nordic entertainment, food, drink and design, and is set to return in 2014. If you’re not already hooked – we say “Velkommen” to the noir side and the Scandinavia Show!

Sunday 13:30


Viking Fight: Coming of the Danish Vikings – fun at the Scandinavia Show!

It's a 1000 years since Danish Viking Forkbeard became King of England – the beginning of our shared heritage! Ever wondered how a true Viking lived or what they did for fun? Would you like to hear the tales of the legendary Beowulf? The show programme invites everyone, both young and old, to try out traditional Viking activities like ‘pulling ropes’ or making your own bead necklace – perhaps getting your very first Viking tattoo? Find out more about Denmark Viking self-drive holiday offers from DFDS Seaways, Taber Holidays, Best Served Scandinavia and Viking Invest.

Do you have what it takes to survive the world of the Vikings? Come and have some fun - fight a Viking at the Scandinavia Show!

Saturday 13:00, 15:00 and 16:30,
Sunday 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00


Timed Programme

Saturday 12 October 2013:

MAIN STAGE
11:45 Linda Hedenstrom: Get in on the action with Scandinavian Fitness!
12:30 Discover The World: The Northern Lights
13:00 Meet Madame Katastroff
13:45 VisitDenmark: The legends of magnificent Denmark
14:30 Hurtigruten: How to spot the Northern Lights
15:15 Linda Hedenstrom: Get in on the action with Scandinavian Fitness!
16:00 Troll Aktiv: Adventurous holidays
16:45 Guild Travel: Experience the four seasons of Finland!

ATRIUM STAGE
10:30 The Swedish School in London: Swedish musical traditions!
11:15 Friskis&Svettis: Sweat and Smile, Swedish Style
12:00 Swedish Choir: Join in on a proud part of Swedish music tradition!
13:00 Viking fight: Coming of the Danish Vikings – fun at the Scandinavia Show!
14:00 Finnish Choir: Join in with the resounding voices of the sea!
15:00 Viking fight: Coming of the Danish Vikings – fun at the Scandinavia Show!
15:30 Friskis&Svettis: Sweat and Smile, Swedish Style
16:30 Viking fight: Coming of the Danish Vikings – fun at the Scandinavia Show!

OUTDOOR
All Day: The return of the fabulous and very popular Huskies
Afternoon: Get up close with the beautiful Reindeer

Sunday 13 October 2013:

MAIN STAGE
10:45 Iain Ballentine: Rollerskiing Lessons
11:15 Iain Ballentine: Rollerskiing Lessons
11:45 Iain Ballentine: Rollerskiing Lessons
12:45 Visit Iceland: Spectacular Holidays
13:30 Flynonstop: Norway Direct
15:00 Linda Hedenstrom: Get in on the action with Scandinavian Fitness!
15:45 Nordic Experience: Arctic adventures for the whole family!

ATRIUM STAGE
11:00 Viking fight: Coming of the Danish Vikings – fun at the Scandinavia Show!
11:45 Icelandic Choir: Icelandic harmonies at the Scandinavia Show!
12:30 Dania School: Join in with the harmonies of the Dania School!
13:00 Viking fight: Coming of the Danish Vikings – fun at the Scandinavia Show!
15:00 Viking fight: Coming of the Danish Vikings – fun at the Scandinavia Show!
14:00 Icelandic Choir: Icelandic harmonies at the Scandinavia Show!

NORDICANA
13:30 Nordic Noir Film experience by Arrow Films

OUTDOOR
All Day: The return of the fabulous and very popular Huskies
Afternoon: Get up close with the beautiful Reindeer


Main Stage

Linda Hedenstrom: Get in on the action with Scandinavian Fitness!

Scandinavians are known for being outdoorsy and keen on fitness, always complementing workouts with solid, rustic food. Want in? Well then make sure not to miss Scandinavian Fitness and former Olympic Athlete Linda Hedenstrom’s talk on how you can achieve your personal fitness goals through regular exercise and nutrition with a Scandinavian twist. From our stage she will enlighten you on the latest workouts you can perform at home, and give insightful tips on healthy eating to accompany your training programme. Her promise? No fads, just real results. Don’t miss this chance to receive personal advice from the Scandinavian Fitness professionals – and make sure to enter the prize draw to win a free personal training session!

Saturday 11:45 and 15:15, Sunday 15:00


Discover The World: The Northern Lights

In our 30 years’ experience of arranging holidays to Scandinavia we’ve discovered the best places to view this incredible phenomenon. With this winter’s increased levels of solar activity, we’re predicting another incredible season! Join Cathy Harlow as she shares her experiences of searching for the aurora, and gives tips on how to increase your chances of viewing this spectacular occurrence.
Our speaker: Cathy Harlow has worked as a professional travel guide for over two decades and is also an accomplished travel writer and photographer.

Saturday 12:30


Madame Katastoff: Meet Madame Katastroff!

Ever wonder how to play the recorder without using your mouth? We know you have, and the Scandinavia Show is just the place to find out. This year Madame Katastroff – internationally recognized drag queen with quite a few tricks up her bejeweled sleeves – is celebrating her 15th anniversary of making people around the world chuckle with laughter through a clever combo of stand-up and visual comedy. Her show “Madame Katastroff’s Evening of Curiosities” has already enjoyed massive success since the August premiere at Royal Vauxhall Tavern, and now the glee, glitz and glam is taking to the Scandinavia Show stage. Enjoy!

Saturday 13:00 and Sunday walking around


Visit Denmark: The legends of magnificent Denmark

The year is 1013 and Danish Viking King Forkbeard is crowned the King of England. This year, a millennium later, we celebrate a remarkable anniversary of shared English-Danish heritage.
Come and hear VisitDenmark and VisitEastDenmark present a range of inspirational ideas on holidaying in Denmark – complete with stories about the legendary Danish Vikings.
Psst! We will even lay some of the myths to rest…

Saturday 13:45


Hurtigruten: How to spot the Northern Lights
with Hurtigruten!

The Northern Lights are as fabled as they are famous – attracting thousands of visitors to travel with Hurtigruten each year. Join us for an intriguing talk on the science behind the lights, how to spot them and how to successfully capture them for your photo album.

Saturday 14:30


TrollAktiv: Adventurous holidays with TrollAktiv!

Using our knowledge of over 20 years of adventure tourism in the south of Norway we will present the scenic hotspots of the south – guiding you through how to get here, what to do and the “must see” sights in the local area. TrollAktiv’s two decades of experience in planning great year-round trips includes an array of activity trips, so of course we will show some of our best activities at our center based in Evje.Why not try our specialty, rafting, or some of the unique new activities for 2014?

Saturday 16:00


Guild Travel: Experience the four seasons
of Finland!

Energetic skiing trip with a few buddies or summer break to Moomin Valley with the family’s youngest? Whatever your desire, Finland boasts the diversity to match it.

Let Guild Travel inspire you with their presentation on Finland’s dynamic four seasons and the destinations to go with them!

Saturday 16:45


Iain Ballentine: Rollerskiing Lessons

Sign up for a new kind of skiing adventure with Iain Ballentine at the Scandinavia Show!
Did you think Scandinavians only ski when there is snow on the ground? Think again. Rollerskiing, cross-country skiing using elongated inlines, offers an effective and low-impact workout that caters to multiple muscle groups – not to mention your balance. A popular form of exercise in the Nordic countries, we feel it’s about time that the UK embraces this alternative form of skiing; accessible enough to be done year round on all locations with good tarmac.
So why not attempt a go at the Scandinavia Show? Come meet Iain Ballentine, private instructor at The Rollerski Co, and learn more about your next skiing adventure. It’s closer than you think!

Sunday 1st lesson 10:45, 2nd lesson 11:15, 3rd lesson 11:45


Visit Iceland: Spectacular holidays with
Visit Iceland!

Home to Europe’s largest glacier, northernmost capital and numerous geysers, it’s not difficult to see why Iceland offers some of the most spectacular travel experiences known to man. Come by Visit Iceland’s presentation to discover the beautiful diversity of this Nordic country!

Sunday 12:45


Flynonstop: Norway Direct

Experience the breath-taking Norwegian nature with Flynonstop!
It has hardly escaped anyone that Norway is renowned for its enthralling landscapes – ranging from beautiful fjords to serene plateaus. Flynonstop takes you directly to these magical sceneries, offering a personal approach to premium service all the way there. Stop by the Flynonstop talk to learn more!

Sunday 13:30


Nordic Experience: Arctic adventures
for the whole family!

Stop by Nordic Experience, one of the UK’s leading Scandinavian Tour Operators, who along with two of their key Norwegian partners – the Kirkenes Snow Hotel and Lyngsfjord Adventure in Tromsø – will tell you all about exciting Arctic adventures and unusual places to stay in Scandinavia!

Sunday 15:45


Atrium stage

The Swedish School in London: Swedish musical traditions!

The Swedish School in London takes great pride in its talented students. Every December the entire school takes part in a traditional Lucia choral concert. Another annual highlight is the summer term musical, which culminates in every class and student performing over two nights of singing, dancing and acting.
Visit the Scandinavia Show to hear these brilliant students perform a selection of traditional Swedish songs and contemporary choices from across the school calendar!
Don’t forget to drop by stand 52, where you will have the opportunity to learn about the school, its sixth form and the Swedish school system. Should you wish to pay the school a visit, please feel free to contact the administration for an appointment.

Saturday 10:30


Friskis&Svettis: Sweat and Smile, Swedish Style

Sweat and smile, Swedish style: this is the slogan when the Swedish fitness revolution Friskis&Svettis takes to the stage to get you moving with their invigorating and innovative fitness routines. Friskis&Svettis is a non-profit organisation aiming to make high-quality, fun and enjoyable exercise available to everyone. More than half a million people have already been seduced by their revolutionary approach to exercise and now you can find out why – all you have to do is join in!

Saturday 11:15 and 15:30


Swedish Choir: Join in on a proud part of Swedish music tradition!

It is estimated that more than half a million people in Sweden sing in choirs – so what would the Scandinavia Show be without its share in this delightful tradition? Coming to our stage is the Swedish choir from Ulrika Eleonora Church in Marylebone, an ensemble of fifty cheerful singers who know just the right melodies to have you humming all day long. Spanning everything from Middle Age folk song to contemporary tunes, it would be an understatement to call their repertoire versatile. We say “välkomna” to the Scandinavia Show!

Saturday 12:00


Viking fight: Coming of the Danish Vikings – fun at the Scandinavia Show!

It's a 1,000 years since Danish Viking Forkbeard became King of England – the beginning of our shared heritage! Ever wondered how a true Viking lived or what they did for fun? Would you like to hear the tales of the legendary Beowulf? The show programme invites everyone, both young and old, to try out traditional Viking activities such as ‘pulling ropes’ or making your own bead necklace – perhaps getting your very first Viking tattoo? Find out more about Denmark Viking self-drive holiday offers from DFDS Seaways, Taber Holidays, Best Served Scandinavia and Viking Invest.
Do you have what it takes to survive the world of the Vikings? Come and have some fun – fight a Viking at the Scandinavia Show!

Saturday 13:00, 15:00 and 16:30, Sunday 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00


Finnish Choir: Join in with the resounding voices of the sea!

Back for the second year in a row is the all-female choir from Finland bearing the alluring name Merenkurkut – Finnish for ‘Voices of the Sea’. The ensemble serves the Finnish community in and around the London area, and sings everything from spiritual and traditional folk music to brand new pop tunes. Whether singing a cappella or melodies accompanied by various instruments, this ensemble boasts a wide musical skillset. Join in with the harmonies of this captivating choir!

Saturday 14:00


Icelandic Choir: Icelandic harmonies at the Scandinavia Show!

Representing the proud and longstanding Nordic tradition of choral singing, the Icelandic Choir in London is set to grace our stage with their array of enthralling voices. This amateur group consists of around 20 men and women, Icelandic and non-Icelandic – all with great musical talent and appreciation for the language and singing traditions of this Nordic country. This appreciation inspires the repertoire: traditional Icelandic folk songs sung with unquestionable energy and passion. Lead by distinguished conductor Helgi Ingvarsson, this choir is sure to leave you in awe. Welcome to our stage!

Sunday 11:45 and 14:00


Dania School: Join in with the harmonies of the Dania School!

Catering mainly to bilingual English/Danish children, the Dania School in London offers a unique and dynamic learning environment. From English to Danish to music – there is nothing these children cannot master! Don’t miss the school’s interactive sing-along at the Scandinavia Show stage, where you can take part in some traditional Danish singing games!

Sunday 12:30


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