Tagged: Skien

Grenades discovered in Skien garden

Residents had to stay away from their homes for several hours after a grenade discovery. It was just after 12 o’clock on Monday that a garden owner discovered something unusual and unwelcome on his...

Norwegian TV reveals details about Melodi Grand Prix

Today, Leif-Åge Reme, project manager for the Norwegian final of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest – the popular Melodi Grand Prix – confirmed to eurovision.tv that their national final will take place on February...

A portrait of Baroness Karen Blixen

On Tuesday, October 13 you can get a glimpse of Karen Blixen’s life as an author and of her personally struggles and joy in life at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in New York City....

Norwegian Ibsen Award goes to Christopher Nielsen

The winner of The Norwegian Ibsen Award 2009 is comics artist Christopher Nielsen. It was announced during the award ceremony at Ibsenhuset in Skien on Sept. 11. Christopher Nielsen was born in Olso in 1963. For 20...

Vesterheim Presents “Sacred Symbols, Ceremonial Cloth”

DECORAH, Iowa — Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum presents the exhibition “Sacred Symbols, Ceremonial Cloth,” curated by artist and respected art historian Mary Kelly of Hilton Head, South Carolina. The exhibition will be on view in...

Skien International Ibsen Conference 2009

Skien International Ibsen Conference 2009 will be held on Sept. 10 and 11, 2009 at Ibsenhuset, Skien, Norway. The theme of the conference is The Artist Post Mortem – Managing Artistic Heritage. The Conference will...

Strong sister city relationship between Minot and Skien

         Increased tourism and broadened horizons for residents on both continents are the major benefits of a sister city relationship formed 26 years ago between Minot, N.D., and Skien, Norway.  By Candi Helseth “Tourism...

International Ibsen Scholarships 2009

In 2009, the International Ibsen Scholarships will be awarded for the second time since they were inaugurated. The scholarships are meant to act as incentives for critical discourse in regards to existential and society-related...