Scandimania Comes To South London

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 20 months ago
Scandimania Comes To South London

Launching with an impressive fire garden is not sufficient for Dulwich Picture Gallery's current exhibition Nikolai Astrup: Painting Norway — it's bringing an eight day Scandimania festival to London to mark its closure.

Scandimania takes over the gallery from 7 May with outdoor cinema, live Norwegian folk music and instrument workshops. There's even a chance to take part in a Nordic Crochet-a-thon and get involved in making a collaborative piece of crochet work inspired by the Astrup exhibition.

Little Londoners can get involved too, with a family-friendly workshop on weaving in the traditional Norwegian style.

Films coming to the gallery's pop-up outdoor cinema include 2010 film Trollhunter, about a group of students who investigate a series of bear killings (does it get any more Scandinavian than that?) and Headhunters. Scandinavian food will be available to buy at the screenings, and the films will be preceded by live Scandinavian music.

For uber-keen Scandi drama fans, there's a Nordic Cinema Marathon Day on the final day of the festival, 15 May.

Scandimania takes place at Dulwich Picture Gallery 7-15 May. Event prices vary, see website for full details.

Last Updated 16 April 2016