The Anglo-Swedish Society of Gothenburg was founded in 1920. Its object is to promote and further good relations and understanding between English- and Swedish-speaking communities.

We can also be found on facebook: AngloSwedish Gothenburg  and on Twitter:  @angloswedish


If you know of a cultural event that would interest our members (in English or Swedish) in Gothenburg – let us know and we can advertise it to our members on this webste. Write to events@angloswedish.se


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Not Quite a Ceilidh – SAVE THE DATE 27th October

The Royal Wedding of the millenium – Queen Emma and King Canute.  Emma timeline illustrated for webpage

Book your place via our GoogleDocs EVENTS PAGE  (http://tinyurl.com/ASwS-events) or contact John at events@angloswedish.se


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ELB(A) English Language Book club


We meet in Haga  approximately once per month.

These are the 8 books chosen for the fifth season (Sept 2017 – May 2018)

If you want to join the book club please go to our MeetUp page http://www.meetup.com/ELBexA/. Despite a large number of members on MeetUp we are usally about 8 to 10 people at any one meeting. We usually discuss the book for about one hour and then ‘fika’.


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Not Quite a Ceilidh 2017 Celebrating the Royal Wedding of the Millenniun – 1017

The marriage of King Canute to Queen Emma was the most significant (and most forgotten) event of English history. 

A Danish King and a Norman Queen created Britain as a one nation state and led to the union of England, Denmark and Norway. A sort of alternative European Union which we will refer to as the DNA union – the union of the Danish(D), Norman(N) and Anglo-Saxon(A) peoples.  If you call yourself British – what’s your DNA?

Friday 27th Oct 2017  17.30


The most well known story of King Canute and Queen Emma refers to the incident with the waves.

The NQaC evening starts with a dramatic reading of The Royal Wedding of 1017, our own play celebrating the 1000th anniversary of the marriage of King Canute and Queen Emma (1017-2017).

This year we will be using the approved Anglo-Swedish DNA testing system to identify the DNA of eight towns in England – just how Viking is England really?

Venue: Haga Östergata 30B, Göteborg
Date: 27th October 17:30
Price: 200:- for members of the Anglo-Swedish or British Clubs. 250:- for non-members.

The wedding list: you may bring presents – Emma asks that you restrict the cost to less than 50 kronor – eg a bar of chocolate nicely wrapped would be appropriate. (The presents will be distributed to the winers of the DNA game. )
To book: Places can be reserved by writting to jJohn at Royalwedding@angloswedish.se  or via our GoogleDocs EVENTS PAGE (http://tinyurl.com/ASwS-events)

Please join us for the recreation of the Royal Wedding of the Millennium and the DNA testing of England on the 27th October.


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Group visits to English theatre at Bio Roy – make the most of Mondays

nt-live-hero-image-templateGroup visits to theatre events at Bio Roy –  we are usually a group of about 12 people. All performances begin at 18.00

Coming performances

20 Nov.            Follies – Stephen Sondheims legendary musical

11 Dec.             Young Marx – Comedy about Karl Marx and his wild youth in London

19 Feb              Yerma – Billie Pipper as a young women driven to do the unthinkable

26 March         Julius Caesar – murder and mayhem. Dir. Nicholas Hytner

Memebers sign up via our GoogleDocs EVENTS PAGE  (http://tinyurl.com/ASwS-events) or contact John at events@angloswedish.se

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Sharon’s Culture Group

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Thursday November 2nd at 19:00 and Wednesday December 27th at 18:00

Musical: The Phantom of the Opera at GöteborgsOperan

Performed in English with Swedish text

​Price ​760:- (up to 20 years: 380:-, students & 21-28 years: 570:-).                                        

​B​ook & pay by August 31st for November 2nd and October 24th for December 27th.

OBS! Betalning MÅSTE ske inom 2 veckor från när du boka biljetterna, men senast den ​ 31 augusti eller 2 november! 


Thursday November 30th at 19:00

Play with music: Karl Gerhard at Stadsteatern

A fantasy about a king of cabaret! With music, singing, dance and a big ensemble!

In the role of the legendary revue boy, we see Tomas von Brömssen. His beloved friend Göthe is played by Eric Ericson and, as Zarah Leander, we see Carina M Johansson.

It is late 1940. Nazi Germany has occupied Norway and Denmark and marches into France. Karl Gerhard repeats his cabaret Gold rain in which he attacks the Swedish government’s flat attitude towards Nazism and Germany. Kupletten The infamous horse from Troja becomes a matter for the department of foreign affairs and the government.

Price 360:- (up to 25: 160:-, pensioners and students 310:-, group over 10:  300:-).                                                                                     

Book & pay by October 27th.

OBS! Betalning MÅSTE ske inom 2 veckor från när du boka biljetterna, men senast den 27​oktober!      


Sunday January 28th at 14:00

Comic opera:  “For love, please hold”    at GöteborgsOperan

Comic opera double-bill with complications.


Opera buffa in 2 acts by Giovanni B Pergolesi (1710-1736). Libretto Gennaro A Federico, based on a play by J A Nelli. Performed in Swedish.

Here we meet the quick-witted serving girl Serpina who wants to move up in the world, preferably by snaring her surly master as a husband.


Comic opera in 1 act by Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007). Libretto by the composer.
Performed in Swedish.

In the vivid The Telephone, technology constitutes an obstacle when Ben attempts to woo his Lucy. He is constantly interrupted by her telephone, but ultimately finds a way of reaching her.

Price 250:- (up to 20 years: 125:-, students & 21-28 years: 188:-).                                        

Book & pay by​ November 26th.

​​ OBS! Betalning MÅSTE ske inom 2 veckor från när du boka biljetterna, men senast den​ ​26 november!

I’m looking forward to hearing from you and receiving your bookings.

Best wishes / Mvh


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A Summer Get-together in the park

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On 1st July the ANGLO-SWEDISH SOCIETY, the BRITISH CLUB and the INTERNATIONAL WOMENS’ CLUB had a “Summer Get-together” at Villa Belparc, Slottsskogen.


Fifty people joined us to eat at Villa Belparc. Well done to all 18 teams who competed in the Treasure Hunt. We had 4 teams with all 13 answers correct, who had to answer a tie-breaker question. Five teams came second with 12 answers correct and everyone else came third.


The competition is closed but you can DOWNLOAD THE 2017 QUESTIONS HERE (PDF)

After you have done the treasure hunt you can DOWNLOAD THE ANSWERS HERE (PDF)

2017 treasure hunt prizes

We are very grateful to Paul at the English Shop in Linné   for supplying the wonderful prizes.

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