What’s @NordicanaUk all about?

You will have seen recently I’ve been mentioning Nordicana UK. So what’s it all about? Well for enthusiasts of Scandinavian crime thrillers like The Bridge, The Killing, Borgen, and more this is a must see weekend opportunity to view episodes and meet some the cast and sample Swedish hospitality.

Lovers of The Bridge and The Killing will recognise its leading ladies Sofia Helin and Sofie Gråbøl above, who will be there.

Go out in a blaze of glory and watch the final episodes of 1864 in style at the Troxy theatre during the ultimate Nordic experience at Nordicana UK 2015

Info shared is directly from the Nordicana Website which can be visited Here

Below is what you can expect if you visit over the weekend:

From 6th-7th June 2015, fans with a criminal curiosity for provocative Nordic crime dramas can flock to the Troxy theatre in London for Nordicana – Nordic Noir & Beyond Live. The event plays host to the brightest stars from the Scandinavian television shows and crime fiction that we in the UK have come to love, including The Bridge’s icy leading lady Sofia Helin and none other than Sofie Gråbøl, who played the iconic Sarah Lund in three seasons of The Killing. In addition to these shining lights of the genre will be stars of the hit Danish show The Legacy and the brand new BBC FOUR series 1864 – which will come to its dramatic conclusion with final episode screenings at the event with cast-member Q&A’s. Nordicana will premiere 4 brand new series with episode one exclusive screenings of ITV Encore’s Jordskott, More4’s new 6 part WWII drama The Saboteurs, episode one of season 2 of The Legacy and the new French Crime series from Channel 4 – Witnesses. The festival is designed to allow audiences the chance to explore the intoxicating realm of Nordic Noir and to get up close and personal, with an interactive collection of cultural activities to choose from. A tantalising range of food, drink, design and culture combines the excitement of a cultural expo with the flair of a film and literary festival. The evolution of the show continues in 2015 with a brand new team taking the concept into a fresh, revised format. All ticket holders will enjoy their own numbered seat for the day and can relax in-between talks and screenings. We will have a focused set of events on one main stage across the entire weekend and for more intimate and alternative events, there will be a secondary space whilst Book signings will be ongoing at the Nordicana bookstand. All scheduled events and appearances are subject to change as actors own schedules are open to last minute filming changes.



SATURDAY JUNE 6TH

Celebrate National Day of Sweden with us!

9.30am Doors Open

MAIN STAGE
10.15 am- Welcome introduction by Barry Forshaw

10.30am – An exclusive premiere of Episode One, Season Two of The Legacy – ahead of its transmission on Sky Arts on June 12th. Plus audience Q&A with cast members: Trine Dyrholm, Jesper Christensen & Marie Bach Hansen – moderated by Ian Haydn Smith
12.30pm – An audience with Sofia Helin – the star of The Bridge takes us inside the mind of Swedish cop Saga Norén in advance of Season Three of The Bridge on BBC Four – Moderated by Angie Errigo

13.30pm – UK Premiere of Episode One of Witnesses – a brand new 6 part French crime series– coming soon to Channel 4
3.00pm – An audience with Sofie Gråbøl – the woman behind the iconic Danish cop Sarah Lund of The Killing and now Fortitude – in conversation Plus audience Q&A – moderated by Emma Kennedy – author of The Killing Handbook
4.00pm – 1864 – Screening of the penultimate episode to coincide with its transmission on BBC Four plus Q&A with lead cast members Marie Tourell Søderberg, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Jakob Oftebro, Jens Sætter-Lassen & Søren Malling – moderated by the best-selling novelist Marian Keyes

6.00pm – UK premiere of Episode One of Jordskott, the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed Nordic mystery thriller, ahead of its ITV encore launch with Q&A from lead actress Moa Gammel plus creator / Co-Director Henrik Björn & Producer Filip Hammarström – moderated by Wendy Mitchell
THE WHITE ROOM

10.45am ‘The Origins of Nordic Noir’ – A panel talk chaired by crime fiction expert Barry Forshaw with special guests:
– Sarah Ward, author of In Bitter Chill, and a judge for the Petrona Prize Award for Scandinavian Crime Fiction
– Quentin Bates, author of Frozen Out
– Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen of UCL Scandinavia Studies, author of the forthcoming Scandinavian Crime Fiction

1.15pm ‘The Borgen Experience’ – Borgen Producer Camilla Hammerich on how she built Borgen into the worldwide phenomenon it now is upon the launch of her new book ‘The Borgen Experience’ exclusively available at Nordicana ahead of its UK release later this year. Moderated by Barry Forshaw
2.15pm ‘Honest Cooking: The Simple Art of Scandinavian Food’ – Signe ‘Scandilicious’ Johansen Talk on Scandinavian food with a panel of experts: Johanna Kindvall, Anna Brones and Bronte Aurell
3.30pm The Contract Killer – A live theatrical performance of the Danish play by Benny Andersen performed by the theatre group [Foreign Affairs] ‘Scandinavian crime as you’ve never seen it’ ‘


SUNDAY JUNE 7TH

9.30am Doors Open
10.15 am- Welcome introduction by Barry Forshaw

10.30am A panel talk and audience Q&A session with cast members of The Legacy – Trine Dyrholm, Jesper Christensen & Marie Bach Hansen – moderated by Barry Forshaw

11.30am An audience with Sofia Helin – the star of The Bridge takes us inside the mind of Swedish cop Saga Norén in advance of Season Three ofThe Bridge on BBC Four – moderated by Wendy Mitchell
12.30pm 1864 – screening of the final episode to coincide with its transmission on BBC Four plus Q&A with lead cast members Marie Tourell Søderberg, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Jakob Oftebro & Jens Sætter-Lassen moderated by Wendy Mitchell
2.30pm An audience with Sofie Gråbøl – the woman behind the iconic Danish cop Sarah Lund of The Killing and now Fortitude – in conversation Plus audience Q&A – moderated by Angie Errigo
3.45pm An audience with Trine Dyrholm– Star of The Legacy, Festen, In A Better World & Love Is All You Need in conversation with Dave Calhoun

5.00pm UK premiere of Episode One of The Saboteurs – a brand new 6 part Norwegian military history series – aka The Heavy Water War – the story behind Hitler’s plan of Germany getting the Atomic Bomb during WW2, and the Heavy Water sabotages in Rjukan, Norway – coming soon to More4 and starring Anna Friel

6.15pm UK premiere of Episode One of Jordskott, the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed Nordic mystery thriller, ahead of its ITV encore launch with Q&A from lead actress Moa Gammel plus creator / Co-Director Henrik Björn & Producer Filip Hammarström, moderated by Damon Wise

 THE WHITE ROOM

11.30am The Contract Killer A live theatrical performance of the Danish play by Benny Andersen performed by the theatre group [Foreign Affairs] ‘Scandinavian crime as you’ve never seen it’
1.15pm UCL – Department of Scandinavian Studies – The Bridge Briefing: The Culture, Language and Architecture behind the hit BBC FOUR series

2.15pm Honest Cooking: The Simple Art of Scandinavian Food – Signe ‘Scandilicious’ Johansen Talk on Scandinavian food with a panel of experts:
– Johanna Kindvall
– Anna Brones
– Bronte Aurell

3.45pm UCL – Department of Scandinavian Studies: Remembering 1864: Danish and German perspectives – A talk explaining the war between Denmark, Prussia and Austria of 1864 – the theme of the hit BBC FOUR series

THE NORDICANA SIGNING ROOM

SATURDAY JUNE 6TH


12.45pm Trine Dyrholm, Jesper Christensen & Marie Bach Hansen from The Legacy
(SIGNING ticket entitles you to a FREE DVD or Blu-ray of The Legacy Season One)

2.15pm Sofia Helin from The Bridge

(SIGNING ticket entitles you to a FREE DVD or Blu-ray of The Bridge Season One or Two)

4.00pm Sofie Gråbøl from The Killing / Fortitude

(SIGNING ticket entitles you to a FREE DVD of The Accused, Aftermath or The Hour of the Lynx)

5.15pm Moa Gammel from Jordskott / Tommy

(FREE entry signing – first come, first served basis)
6.30pm Marie Tourell Søderberg, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Jakob Oftebro, Jens Sætter-Lassen & Søren Malling from 1864
(SIGNING ticket entitles you to a FREE DVD or Blu-ray of 1864)


THE NORDICANA SIGNING ROOM


SUNDAY JUNE 7TH

10.30am Sofia Helin from The Bridge

(SIGNING ticket entitles you to a FREE DVD or Blu-ray of The Bridge Season One or Two)
11.30am Marie Tourell Søderberg, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Jakob Oftebro, and Jens Sætter-Lassen from 1864

(SIGNING ticket entitles you to a FREE DVD or Blu-ray of 1864)

12.45pm Sofie Gråbøl from The Killing / Fortitude

(SIGNING ticket entitles you to a FREE DVD of The Accused, Aftermath or The Hour of the Lynx)
2.00pm Trine Dyrholm, Jesper Christensen & Marie Bach Hansen from The Legacy
(SIGNING ticket entitles you to a FREE DVD or Blu-ray of The Legacy Season One)

5.00pm Moa Gammel from Jordskott / Tommy

(FREE entry signing – first come, first served basis)


BOOK SIGNINGS

Barry Forshaw: Nordic Noir, Euro Noir, Death in a Cold Climate: A Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction, The Man Who Left Too Soon – the Life and Works of Stieg Larsson
Emma Kennedy: The Killing handbook

Signe Johansen: Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking…Scandilicious, Scandilicious Baking

Anna Brones / Johanna Kindvall: Fika The Art Of the Swedish Coffee Break

Jon Stenhugg: The Second Child

Sarah Ward: In Bitter Chill

Camilla Hammerich: The Borgen Experience

Being into theatre and Scandinavian crime thrillers I’m going to be in my element and I will be tweeting and writing another article post the experience.
All of the above can be read on the Nordicana UK website and of course book tickets click on the link here

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