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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Early Shakespeare (very early!)

Shakespeare på stenåldern Falköping

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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, Norwegian and Anglo-Saxon peoples.  If you call yourself British – what’s your DNA?

Friday 27th Oct 2017  18.00


The most well known story of King Canute and Queen Emma refers to the incident with the waves. Here is Marriott Edgar’s take on the story http://www.seiyaku.com/lit/monologues/008.html

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).

At the end of the evening we will test your DNA.

Venue: Haga Östergata 30B, Göteborg
Date: TBA but probably in October
Price: TBA  but probably 150:- for members of the Anglo-Swedish or British Clubs. 250:- for non-members.
To book: write to John Chaplin events@angloswedish.se


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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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Angels in America


Parts 1 & 2  are being shown at Bio Roy in August. We’ve got tickets!!

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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

21/8 – Angels in America – Part I: Millennium Approaches (National Theatre)
28/8 – Angels in America – Part II: Perestroika (National Theatre)

11/9 – Hamlet from Teater Galeasen in Stockholm (in Swedish)

17/9  –  Peter Pan  (National Theatre)

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

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Sharons Culture Group


See Sharon’s events page for more details.

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