Season Inauguration

Gijrra

Wednesday

Apr 30 15:00

30 April at 15:00–16:00 the Sami season Gijrra, True Spring, is inaugurated at Rådhustorget in Umeå. The show gets a head start at 14:00 with the collective performance act Convoy. The opening ceremony also … Read more about Gijrra

Time: Wednesday Apr 30 15:00 - 16:00
Place: Town Hall Square
Organizer: Umeå2014
Gijrra

Passion from Norrland

Saturday

From May 3

Three young dramatists with roots in Norrland have each written a drama piece. The resulting project, called Norrländsk passion (Norrland Passion), is made up of three separate plays. The project … Read more about Passion from Norrland

Time: Sat May 3 - Tue May 6
Place: Nolia
Organizer: Västerbottensteatern, Norrbottensteatern, Teater Barda från Estrad Norr – Jämtlands läns musik och teater, Scenkonstbolaget – Teater Västernorrland samt Giron Sámi Teáhter
More information: http://vasterbottensteatern.se
Passion from Norrland
Årstidskonsert 3 & MADE

Shape in Shambles – A musical discordance for Refused and orchestra

Thursday

From May 8

The hardcore band Refused from Umeå had the world at their feet for most part of the 1990s. They were reunited in 2012 for a limited number of appearances around … Read more about Shape in Shambles – A musical discordance for Refused and orchestra

Time: Thu May 8 - Fri May 9
Place: NorrlandsOperan
Organizer: Norrlandsoperan
More information: http://www.madefestival.se
Shape in Shambles – A musical discordance for Refused and orchestra
Documentary Photography

Meetings with people

Sunday

From May 18

Daina´s Life Photographs by Inta Ruka, the internationally famous Latvian photographer, are being shown at Västerbotten Museum. Since the 1980s she has taken captivating portraits of people in sparsely populated areas … Read more about Meetings with people

Time: Sun May 18 - Sun Aug 17
Place: Västerbotten museum
Organizer: Museum of Västerbotten
Meetings with people
Storytelling

Fairytales!

Tuesday

From Feb 4

The Culture pedagogues of the Culture Centre for children and youths will invite all kids to a party in the magic fairy tale world. Enjoy interactive storytelling programmes with all … Read more about Fairytales!

Time: Tue Feb 4 - Thu Apr 24
Organizer: Kulturcentrum Barn och Unga
Fairytales!
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Performing arts

Festival Normal

Tuesday

From Jun 3

A performing arts festival that challenges our view on what is “normal”. The festival is part of the three-year project by Ögonblicksteatern, aiming to create professional ways to performing arts for … Read more about Festival Normal

Time: Tue Jun 3 - Thu Jun 5
Place: NorrlandsOperan
Organizer: Ögonblicksteatern
Festival Normal
Exhibitions

Eight Sami artists

During the capital of culture year Bildmuseet will showcase eight artists with Sami roots in eight different exhibitions – one for every season. The artists are based in Sweden, Finland … Read more about Eight Sami artists

Organizer: Bildmuseet
Eight Sami artists
Opera

Elektra

NorrlandsOperan will create history when it presents a unique version of Richard Strauss’s Elektra. The opera is being performed for the first time ever in a full-format outdoor performance involving … Read more about Elektra

Organizer: Norrlandsoperan
Elektra
Literature & music

A Karin Boye evening

Wednesday

Apr 23 18:30

Author Pia-Kristina Garde talks about Karin Boye's life and Jan Hammarlund plays and sings compositions of her poems. Author Pia-Kristina Garde has been looking in the archives, gone through collections … Read more about A Karin Boye evening

Time: Wednesday Apr 23 18:30 - 20:00
Place: Umeå city library
Organizer: Umeå stadsbibliotek and Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan
A Karin Boye evening
News
Published 4 April

Siena meets Umeå

Fri

4 April 11:54

Sound and images from Italy meets Umeå when the Capital of Culture candidate Siena pays a visit to the Glass House. Representatives from the Capital of Culture candidate Siena in the … Read more about Siena meets Umeå

Siena meets Umeå
Västerbotten

River Stories

One of the most characteristic elements of the Västerbotten landscape is the rivers running down from the mountains in the west to the sea in the east. River Stories is … Read more about River Stories

Organizer: Norrlandsoperan
River Stories
Country

Halm

Thursday

Apr 24 12:10

Attention: Book release as well! (read more here) The National Public Art Council of Sweden (Statens konstråd), Akademiska hus and Umeå University have co-produced a new printed art brochure and … Read more about Halm

Time: Thursday Apr 24 12:10 - 12:50
Place: Umeå university, ljusgården i Lärarutbildningshuset
Organizer: Culture on campus
More information: http://www.umu.se/english/about-umu/news-events/campus-culture?languageId=1
Halm
Book talk

Mats-Eric Nilsson

Thursday

Apr 24 18:30

In Swedish. Listen when Mats-Eric Nilsson talks about his bestseller "Saltad nota" where he investigates the restaurant industry. Admission SEK 60. Tickets are available at the library reception desk. Photo: … Read more about Mats-Eric Nilsson

Time: Thursday Apr 24 18:30 - 20:00
Place: Umeå city library
Organizer: Umeå City Library and ABF
Mats-Eric Nilsson
Fighting games

Umeå Fight Capital 2014

Friday

From Apr 25

Umeå Fighting Games Association holds a big event for fighting games with tournaments including Street Fighter and Tekken, the most popular fighting games. Photo: Santiago Domínguez Noriega. Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike … Read more about Umeå Fight Capital 2014

Time: Fri Apr 25 - Sun Apr 27
Place: Hamnmagasinet
Organizer: UGD - Umeå Fightingspelsförening
Umeå Fight Capital 2014
Music competition

Musikschlaget

Saturday

Apr 26 17:00

The Umeå leg of the national music competition "Musikschlaget", initiated by the study association Bilda. The competition is like a Eurovision Song Contest for musicians with disabilities. Participants compete as … Read more about Musikschlaget

Time: Saturday Apr 26 17:00 - 21:00
Place: Nolia
Organizer: Bilda and Umeå Municipality
Musikschlaget

Vaasa Choirs sing in Umeå

Saturday

Apr 26 18:00

Three choirs from Vasa Arbis comes to Umeå on a singing trip. In cooperation with Wasa Line, the journey becomes a musical cruise with mini concerts and sing-along on the … Read more about Vaasa Choirs sing in Umeå

Time: Saturday Apr 26 18:00 - 20:00
Place: Teg Church
Organizer: The Vasa Arbis choirs QuinnTon, Gerby Choir and SilverQuinns
Vaasa Choirs sing in Umeå
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