The Pirates of Gothenburg

Dear Friends

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It is that time once again when we gather and celebrate an Anglo-Swedish Anniversary.

This year the Annual Dinner (aka NQAC) – will be celebrating the 300th anniversary of the Golden Age of Gothenburg as the hub of a Pirate empire. In 1719 the Swedish and British Governments started to work together to solve the pirate problem and end the great Northern War. Also in 1719 Robinson Crusoe was published. Crusoe is an Anglo-Swedish character who is not sufficiently celebrated here in Sweden. Other characters in the play will be Daniel DeFoe, Lord Carteret (the first British Ambassador) and of course it would not be a pirate story without Long John Silver himself (although we have a Gothenburg version), women pirates like the cutthroat Mary Read and our own Yorkshire born Gothenburg pirate captain Thomas Chapman who will compete for who can talk most like a pirate.

This Strange Story of how the British Ambassador met the Pyrates of Gothenburg and defeated the Danes’ will be performed for one night only on 15th Nov.

The cost is 200:- for members, 300:- for guests (pieces of silver will be acceptable)

Tickets are going fast so if you want to be in on the grog and the booty put your x on a parchment and send it by bottle (that is to say write an email) to events@angloswedish.se

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