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. For more information write to info@angloswedish.se   We can also be found on facebook: AngloSwedish Gothenburg



Membership costs only 150:- per year – Please email membership@angloswedish.se with your name, email and postal address and details of your payment to the – Anglo-Swedish Society – , plusgiro 242700-3

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Opera lunch 18th March

 Passion and drama from Bizet to Britten

Liningö operaLidingö Opera Workshop under the direction of Jacqueline Delman would like to invite you to a really tasty smorgasbord of excerpts from operas, some of your favourites and others less well-known! This will be a fully-staged performance with music of amongst others Mozart, Puccini, Bizet, Verdi and Gilbert & Sullivan. The singers are Anna Elwin, Monica Remback and Lotta Zetterlund, sopranos; Christer Wikström and Per-Erik Lindskog, tenors; and Erlend Sander, baritone. Our one-man orchestra is Samuel Skönberg.

Jacqueline Delman will present the programme and act as your guide through the different scenes.

Date: Sunday March 18th. Doors open at 12:00 (NOT earlier due to the rehearsal) & lunch will be served at 12:45. The performance will begin at about 14:15 and ends at approximately 16:15.

Cost: SEK 300 including the opera performance, lunch, light beer or mineral water, salad, dessert, tea and coffee.

Location: GTS Konferens and Festvåning, Erik Dahlbergsgatan 9

Menu: Choice of:

  1. Almond-baked salmon with roast potatoes, pickled peppers and dill cream
  2. Chipotle fried chicken with mushrooms and parmesan risotto

Sign up: by March 13th preferably online at:


Otherwise mail or call Sharon Abrahamson, giving your meal choice and any food allergies – sharonslifeplus@gmail.com or 0706 43 05 97.

All guests are welcome but book early as numbers are limited!

N.B. Bookings are binding from March 16th!

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Swedish Chamber Choir


Sunday 11 March 2018   17:00

The Swedish Chamber Choir conducted by Simon Phipps will present: Rachmaninov’s Vigilia in Gothenburg cathedral (Domkyrkan)

– ett meditativt verk, “Spa för själen”, säger Simon Phipps!

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More details here:   https://svenskakammarkoren.se/rachmaninovs-vigilia/

Tickets via Nortic.se  or on the door.  Price on the door: Ordinary people 200:- / Non-ordinary people i.e. Students 100:-  (under 15 years free)


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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)

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  • 20 March: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • 17 April (two in one month): The Stranger by Albert Camus (NB – for Kindle edition, search for “The Outsider”) AND  The Fall by Albert Camus
  • 15 May: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • (All these books are available on Kindle.)

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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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.

Discounted seats for members.

All performances begin at 18.00

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

7 May               Hamlet – with Benedict Cumberbatch. From the Barbican in London

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

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4min25sec GEST 2018

GOTHENBURG ENGLISH STUDIO THEATRE – GEST – is delighted to present the Scandinavian premiere of the award-winning Four Minutes Twelve Seconds by James Fritz

10 April- 8 May 2018

A shockingly funny thriller in a time of selfies and sexting.

A morally terrifying drama which shines a light on growing up, parental/peer pressure and acceptance of responsibly in the #metoo age.

“He says they all do it. These kids, you know, they’ve got their phones. Film everything. Can’t say I blame them. I would at that age.”

Di and David, the parents  of 17-year old Jack, have devoted their whole lives to giving Jack every opportunity they never had. But when something private and personal goes viral it hreatens to ruin everything they’ve striven for. As events begin to accelerate, Di and David start to doubt Jack’s closest friends, Jack himself and ultimately themselves – who can they trust?


Four Minutes Twelve Seconds premiered at Hampstead theatre in 2014 and then transferred to the West End and won “Most Promising Playwright” prize at the Critics Circle Theatre Awards 2015 and was nominated for an Olivier Award.

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Come to Carmen with Sharon’s Culture group

Carmon 14 June 2018

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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.


UK nationals in the EU: what you need to know.

Advice-for-british-nationals-living-in-europe      Last updated: 8 December 2017

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