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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Brexit townhall UPDATE meeting

NOV 16,  17:30

The AngloSwedish Society of Gothenburg and the Society for Intenrational Affairs  hosted the second Gothenburg Brexit Update Town Hall meeting 16 Nov 2017

The Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy Mr Aidan Liddle presented the latest information concerning the Brexit negotiations and the steps the British Government is taking to ensure a continued close relationship between the UK and Europe.  The discussion was moderated by Post Doc Fellow Olof Larson and there was plenty of opportunity for questions from the audience.


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Carols night at Restaurant Solrosen in Haga.

Wednesday 20th Dec. 2017 at 19.30
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The Anglo-Swedish Society is spreading Christmas cheer on the evening of 20th December with English and Swedish Christmas carols. So warm up your voices and help spread the joy of Christmas. A vegetarian Christmas buffet dinner will be served. Bring the family and start Christmas with the Anglo-Swedish.

We meet at Solrosen in Haga at about 19.30 following the St. Andrew’s Church carol service, Hvitfeldtsplatsen which starts at 18.00. The church choir are invited to Solrosen so we can’t start before they arrive.
The price is only 150 kr per member (non-members 200 kr) this includes wine, buffet, coffee and traditional British mince pies.
Book early as attendance is limited to a maximum 40 (we basically fill the restaurant that night).


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Every Brilliant Thing

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The Anglo-Swedish Society is thrilled to be able to participate in a special night at the Gothenburg English Studio Theatre (GEST).

Gary Whitaker will perform the hilarious and deeply moving International hit Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan MacMillan with Jonny Donahoe.

After the show there will be the opportunity to talk to Gary about the play and after that the Anglo-Swedish members are invited to a post-theatre gathering for cheese and wine.


Prices: 200:- adult, 170:- pensioners, 150:- students and unemployed
Plus 30:- for cheese and wine.
We have booked a block of 15 tickets.
To reserve a place write to   sharon@angloswedish.se
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ELB(A) English Language Book club

We meet in Haga  approximately once per month.

These are the 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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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

5 Jan.                12th Night – Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

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


Sunday January 28th at 14:00

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

Comic opera double-bill with complications.


Opera 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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Anglo-Swedish Society annual dinner 2017

Celebrating the Royal Wedding of the Millenniun – 1017-2017

Was held on Friday 27th Oct 2017  17.30  

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