Nordicana – London 2015

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  • 18th May 2015
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    Ok, it’s here…….Nordicana – London 2015. Any Nordophile with an interest in Nordic TV and dramas, Nordic food, drinks and culture or who just enjoys the buzz of being amongst fellow Nordophiles and Nordic greats, should read on for more details about one of the top events hitting London this year. Nordicana 2015 6th–7th JUNE […]




    Ok, it’s here…….Nordicana – London 2015.

    Any Nordophile with an interest in Nordic TV and dramas, Nordic food, drinks and culture or who just enjoys the buzz of being amongst fellow Nordophiles and Nordic greats, should read on for more details about one of the top events hitting London this year.

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    Nordicana 2015

    6th–7th JUNE 2015 CONFIRMED FOR THE 3rd NORDICANA FESTIVAL – THE INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON OF NORDIC NOIR TV – AT THE TROXY

    SOFIE GRÅBØL (THE KILLING), SOFIA HELIN (THE BRIDGE) CONFIRMED TO ATTEND

    UK PREMIERE OF EPISODE ONE OF JORDSKOTT, THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED AND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NORDIC MYSTERY THRILLER, AHEAD OF ITS ITV ENCORE LAUNCH

    Wednesday 6th May – From 6th-7th June 2015, fans with a criminal curiosity for provocative Nordic crime dramas, will be flocking to London for the return of the Nordicana festival, which is now in its third year. Sponsored by Kolson Export, this year’s event also boasts an exciting new venue – the Troxy, moments from Limehouse Station.

    This year’s smorgasbord of Nordic delights includes the attendance of two of the most high-profile faces of Nordic TV; Danish actress Sofie Gråbøl, best known for playing the iconic jumper-wearing Sarah Lund in The Killing, and Swedish actress Sofia Helin, unforgettable as the leather-clad Saga Noren in the Danish/Swedish co-produced TV series The Bridge. Both actresses will participate in Q&As and ticketed signings.

    “I can’t wait to attend this year’s Nordicana”, says Sofie Grabol, “it’s such a great opportunity to discuss the best international television series from all over Scandinavia”.

    ”I am so happy about the success for The Bridge in the UK and I am so much looking forward to attend the Nordicana for the second time” continues Sofia Helin, “I had great time in London last year and I am really looking forward to meeting the devoted fans of the series once again”.

    Nordicana 2015 is also excited to present the UK premiere of the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed Nordic contemporary thriller, Jordskott on Saturday 6th June, ahead of its broadcast launch on ITV Encore in June. A smash hit success in its native Sweden, Nordicana will welcome JORDSKOTT star Moa Gammell (widely tipped to join Gråbøl and Helin as the third internationally recognized female Nordic detective) and series creator Henrik Bjorn. Each Jordskott episode will be available on iTunes the day after it TXs on ITV Encore, the full series releases on DVD in August.

    “When I started creating the universe of Jordskott I could only dream that the series would have the attention and praise it is now receiving”, says Bjorn, “We are all very proud to be invited to Nordicana and I look forward to meeting the audience together with fellow Scandi hits shows like The Bridge and The Killing”.

    Tickets are available to buy now from nordicnoir.tv. Lots more names, activities and events taking place at Nordicana 2015 will be announced in the coming weeks.

    The festival is designed to allow audiences the chance to explore the intoxicating realm of Nordic Noir and to get up close and personal, with an interactive collection of cultural activities to choose from. A tantalising range of food, drink, design and culture from partners such as House of Sverre, Grasilver and Totally Swedish will be available, combining the excitement of a cultural expo with the flair of a film and literary festival.

    The evolution of the show continues in 2015 with a brand new team taking the concept into a fresh, revised format. All ticket holders will enjoy their own numbered seat for the day and can relax in-between talks and screenings.

    Check the website regularly for details of the stars in attendance, screenings, Q&A’s and other information – NordicNoir.tv/nordicana.

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    Nordic Noir Tours

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  • 13th May 2015
  • A view of Borgen Square

    If you’ve been following some of the best Nordic dramas which have hit our TV screens the last few years you will of no doubt become fans of The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge. Fancy following in Sarah Lund’s footsteps? Marvel at the backdrop in which Birgitte Nyborg ran Denmark or intrigued by the locations […]




    If you’ve been following some of the best Nordic dramas which have hit our TV screens the last few years you will of no doubt become fans of The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge.

    Fancy following in Sarah Lund’s footsteps? Marvel at the backdrop in which Birgitte Nyborg ran Denmark or intrigued by the locations which saw Saga Noren shooting around in her vintage car. But just don’t know where you would start?

    A Nordic Tour

    Don’t worry, because there is a tour which will do all the guiding for you!

    Nordic Noir Tours offers tours themed around the popular Danish television series The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge. We want to blur the line between fiction and reality by showing the film locations of these series as well as telling guests the stories behind the productions and how they were inspired by real events.

    The business started about a year ago and is run by Dieuwertje (Dee), from The Netherlands. Dee moved to Denmark at the beginning of 2013 after she had written her dissertation on film tourism in Denmark. She has a fascination for crime fiction, thrillers and horror films and also guides many of the tours herself.

    Nordic Noir Tours offers open tours on Saturdays and private tours throughout the week. Prices start from 100 dkk per person.

    On the Borgen tour guests will, among other places, visit the exteriors of Christiansborg palace. Here are many recognisable locations that were used for scenes with Birgitte Nyborg and her spin doctor, or shady politicians plotting their plans. The fun part about this tour is that you will also hear about the connection between fiction and reality and, for example, how politics and media inspired the story of Borgen.

    On The Killing/The Bridge tour you get to see a completely different side of Copenhagen, the edgy side of the city. Participants will see lots of film locations from the two series, like the police headquarters. You will also hear about Danish design, Scandinavian stereotypes and, of course, the lovely and quirky Sarah Lund and Saga Noren.

    http://nordicnoirtours.com/

    photo credit ‘Nordic Noir Tours’

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