The Week of Swedish culture in Belarus is in full swing, it will reach its culmination at Minsk Upper Town, 1 June.
W e won’t keep you in suspense and tell you that this year’s program is intense, with Loreen, the Swedish winner of Eurovision-2012, being the headliner. You don’t want to miss it!
What else and for how long?
Be ready to party at the main stage from 1 pm to 6 pm and from 8.30 pm to 11 pm in the evening.
1 pm – 1.35 pm A welcome speech by Christine Johanneson, the Ambassador of Sweden. Joint performance of Swedish choir Svart på Vitt and Belarusian ensemble of soloists Vytoky.
1.40 pm – 1.55 pm Summing up of the results of the video contest #Swedenisnear on Instagram.
2 pm – 2.15 pm An interactive quiz Multifaceted Sweden
2.15 pm – 2.30 pm Performance by hospital clowns (Stockholm-Minsk)
2.30 pm – 5 pm A welcome speech of the head of the ru.sweden.se official site about Sweden in Russian, the presentation of the film Flight over Stockholm.
Stories of TUT.BY journalists about their work on the Swedish Chronicles; Swedish cuisine tastings, contests and Jens Lexon concert.
5 pm – 5.50 pm A concert of the Peter Klyuev cover band.
8.30 pm – 9.30 pm A concert of the J: Mors band.
10 pm- 11 pm A concert of Loreen, the Eurovision-2012 Song Contest winner.
The map of the holiday
There will be an information point where one can play in the quest (2 pm-5 pm) and solve IQ tasks in the tent of the Swedish IT company DGTCH7 (12 am-8 pm).
A master class on Nordic walking (12 am-6 pm), floorball (12 am-2pm), the open table hockey championship (12 am-2 and from 2 pm-6 pm), and table tennis at the sports field.
Look for a lawnmower robot, an exhibition of machinery and tools for the garden, a photo zone with motorcycles at the industrial site of Husqvarna.
An exhibition of trucks and cars will reside at Scania and Volvo car site. A virtual reality platform will be available from 12 am to 8 pm. Foodcourt will work from 11 am to 11 pm.
Kids will be entertained too, the playground of the Polesye factory will work from 11 am to 11 pm, IKEA’s playground will open at 12.30 pm and operate till 8 pm.
What to expect? Hospital clowns, a soap bubbles show, dramatized readings of books and many more. The eco-room with thematic discussions and lectures will work from 12.30 pm to 6.30 pm.
One can delve in the problems of nitrates in food water, microplastic particles, and zero waste life. The eco-market of organic products and pastry will also work here.
The eco-theatre will present a lot of plays for kids and other surprises. Chefs from Belarus and Russia will hold cooking classes from 12 pm to 9.30 pm at the gastronomic theater.