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Nordic Matters

Did you know that Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Finland have all been voted the world's best countries in which to be a woman? Or that the United Nations rates Denmark the happiest place on the planet?

The Nordic countries have long been at the forefront of social change. Their fresh approach to parenting and education puts young people’s rights on the agenda. Their investment in sustainable energy sets inspiring benchmarks. Women in the Nordic countries are achieving a better quality of life by changing the structures of society.

Over one year, Southbank Centre invites you to look more closely at what’s happening in Nordic art and culture. Find out more about sustainable food and communal singing, hygge and saunas, paternity leave and the struggle for gender equality.

There’s music, dance, theatre, literature, spoken word, visual art, design, fashion and food from the Nordic countries to explore throughout our festivals in 2017. You can also join us for talks and debates about what the Nordic countries are doing right, and the challenges they still face.

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Painting, Falling Shawls by Outi Pieski

Free

Art
13 Jan - 31 Dec
View this installation of traditional Sami shawl-making with Nordic Matters at Southbank Centre.
Art
Literature
16 Dec - 23 Apr
Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland this winter

23 Jan

Painting, Falling Shawls by Outi Pieski

Free

Art
13 Jan - 31 Dec
View this installation of traditional Sami shawl-making with Nordic Matters at Southbank Centre.
Art
Literature
16 Dec - 23 Apr
Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland this winter

24 Jan

Painting, Falling Shawls by Outi Pieski

Free

Art
13 Jan - 31 Dec
View this installation of traditional Sami shawl-making with Nordic Matters at Southbank Centre.
Art
Literature
16 Dec - 23 Apr
Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland this winter
Contemporary Classical
Gigs
24 Jan
Hear Swedish singer-songwriter José González perform with maverick orchestra The String Theory

25 Jan

Painting, Falling Shawls by Outi Pieski

Free

Art
13 Jan - 31 Dec
View this installation of traditional Sami shawl-making with Nordic Matters at Southbank Centre.
Art
Literature
16 Dec - 23 Apr
Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland this winter

26 Jan

Painting, Falling Shawls by Outi Pieski

Free

Art
13 Jan - 31 Dec
View this installation of traditional Sami shawl-making with Nordic Matters at Southbank Centre.

stories

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Are the Nordic countries the best places to bring up healthy, happy children?
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