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Biathlon World Cup in Holmenkollen

Biathlon World Cup in Holmenkollen March 17, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
And what is biathlon, you ask? Technically, it could be a combination of any two sports. However usually, it refers to the particular combination of cross country skiing and shooting. As if Oslo hasn’t already been chock full of skiing events this month, the Biathlon World Cup began today and continues...

Woody Allen in Oslo

Woody Allen in Oslo March 17, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, What's New | Read More
Woody Allen isn’t just a famous film director. He is also a passionate jazz musician and plays in New York almost every Monday. Not this coming Monday though. On 21 March, he’ll perform with his New Orleans Jazz Band at Oslo konserthus. Photo by sausyn/flickr’s Creative Commons When: Monday...

Nordic Skiing – Children’s Ski World Championships

Nordic Skiing – Children’s Ski World Championships March 10, 2011 | Events, Kid Friendly | Read More
If you’re in Oslo this weekend with your kids and they love the outdoors (of course they do), the weather looks set to be perfect for the Children’s World Championships on Sunday 13 March. Oslo just finished the very successful FIS Nordic World Ski Championships last weekend and this Sunday,...

Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo

Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo February 21, 2011 | Events | Read More
This week marks the beginning of Oslo’s biggest sporting event in years. From 23 February to 6 March, Oslo will host the Nordic World Ski Championships. At least 650 athletes from more than 60 countries will compete. 300 000 spectators are expected – and hundreds of millions of TV viewers. The...

by:Larm Music Festival 2011 – Nordic Music Awards

by:Larm Music Festival 2011 – Nordic Music Awards February 14, 2011 | Events | Read More
As part of the by:Larm 2011 Festival (17 – 19 February), the first ever Nordic Music Prize awards takes place this Friday at Kulturkirken Jakob (JAKOB Church of Culture). The nominees are here. After the awards ceremony, there will be a concert by three fabulous Nordic artists: Icelandic Ólöf...

Free Oslo: Darwin Day 2011

Free Oslo: Darwin Day 2011 February 11, 2011 | Events, free | Read More
If you’re in Oslo today – and you’re not all that much into ski jumping, why not take the metro up to the University to celebrate Darwin Day 2011. The programme features presentations by international researches, including James Mallet (University College, London, UK), Walter Salzburger...

The world’s largest ski jump and FIS Ski Flying World Cup

The world’s largest ski jump and FIS Ski Flying World Cup February 9, 2011 | Events | Read More
In Norway, this February is all about ski jumping and ski flying. Not only is the Nordic Skiing World Championship coming up at the end of the month (more on that in a later post), but Vikersund ski jump opened officially today, and will host the Trial World Championships 11 – 13 February. Vikersund...

Oslo’s twin cities. And Christmas trees.

Oslo’s twin cities. And Christmas trees. December 11, 2010 | Events, free | Read More
About this time of year, the city of Oslo ships off Norwegian Christmas trees to some of its friends, specifically Washington DC, New York, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Reykjavik and London. This is a long-standing custom and especially the London tree is a dear, old tradition, upheld since 1947, to thank Britain...

Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony – and concert

Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony – and concert December 10, 2010 | Events | Read More
Here in Oslo, this week has been all about the Nobel Peace Prize. And China. All week, the city (and country) has focussed on Chinese history, politics and food. Liu Xiaobo was not able to attend today’s ceremony in Oslo’s City Hall. The leader of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Thorbjørn...

Christmas Market at BLÅ

Christmas Market at BLÅ November 24, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
Beginning this Saturday, the jazz/hard rock/heavy metal venue BLÅ (meaning Blue) is hosting its popular, annual Christmas Market, open Saturdays and Sundays throughout the advent period. Designers and artists sell their goods, including knits, bags, jewellery, pictures, ceramics, vintage clothing, shoes,...
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