In the beginning of October we had the pleasure of having Morten Skovgaard Hansen, the Deputy Head of Mission at the Danish Embassy, for a visit in our office. We discussed fututre plans and potential collaborations and hopefully we can look forward to working together on some projects in 2016.
Morten also brought with him several books that the Danish embassy wanted to donate to our library, and as always, we were very happy to receive them. Among the titles are Den iranske gartner by Bjarne Reuter and Den lukkede bog by Jette A. Kaarsbøl.
Danish culture in Belgrade
The Danish Embassy recently organized a jazz and book event as part of the Belgrade Book Fair in October. At the event, visitors had the chance to hear the Danish Jazz trio Firebirds (who also performed at the Belgrade Jazz festival) and meet three Danish writers; Henrik Juul Jensen, Jan Sonnergård, and Line-Maria Lång.
Scandinavian Corner had the chance to meet Jan Sonnergård ourselves as we helped to organize a lecture with him for the Danish students in UK Parobrod. We took the opportunity to show him our Reading corner and after hearing about what we do, he was kind enough to donate two of his books to us, Poslednja nedelja u oktobru and Om atomkrigens betydning for Vilhelm Funks ungdom.
Trailer for Open Hearts
The following weeks you will be able to enjoy some great Danish culture in our corner. On Tuesday 17.11 we are showing the critically acclaimed film Open Hearts (Elsker dig for evigt) by director Susanne Bier, famous for movies like After the wedding and In a Better World.
Later on, in the beginning of December, we have a great treat for all of you interested in Danish language and culture – a Danish Language Crash Course. During the week-long program you will have a chance to get better acquainted with the language and get a feeling of what it sounds like and how hard it is to learn.
Interested in joining the course? Then keep an eye on our Facebook page and newsletter for more information as well as news about Danish cultural events taking place in Belgrade.
If you want to borrow some of our books in Danish, you are welcome to stop by our office during our opening hours.