Art

Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved.
You ever notice that trees do everything to get attention we do, except walk?

Alice Walker – The Color Purple

Teddy-bears, jellyfish, zombies, piercings, felt-tips – Malmö seriefest 2016

There was something for everyone at Malmö Seriefest, April 2-3 2016, in Malmö’s central library. Here’s the organising team, from left to right: Natalia Batista Olivia Skoglund Mattis Telin-Örnblom Eileen Laurie Sofia Hedman And this is what the Swedish press – Sydsvenska – had to say. Sofia and I hung out, and counted the number […]

Land art and Permaculture

I spent August 14th to 17th, 2014 at Friland ecovillage in Denmark, my first ever Nordic permaculture festival. The fabulous Bärfis gang from Malmö (they run two forest gardens where they work with schools) had a spare seat on the bus and took me along. The drive there gave us time to talk and throw ideas […]

L'exactitude n'est pas la vérité

Henri Matisse

If you go down to the woods today … or next week …

Lindägelund – a new park and recreational space in Malmö is celebrating with the general public – Forest Days on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th October and Harvest Thanksgiving on Sunday 11th October. Come along and check out the community garden. Smell the roses. You can find us here. Come along and explore!  

Comics, cosplay and child-catching – a weekend at Copenhagen Comics

Continuing my tour of Nordic comic festivals, I took the train from Malmö, over the always impressive Øresund Bridge (perhaps familiar to viewers of The Bridge) to attend Copenhagen Comics, a biennial comic fest. Their website and programmes are, bizarrely when so much else is translated into English in the Nordic countries, only available in […]

Jeder Mensch ein Künstler?

I visited Copenhagen with my friend Rebecca on Saturday. We did our usual mix of art, walking, chat and food, this time with the added fun of a canal boat tour (where a bunch of very rowdy Dutch guys confirmed that everyone can be a loud, annoying tourist, no matter where you are from). This […]