Happy New Year – Gott Nytt År 2019 – Oh So Swedish Arts & Crafts

Oh So Swedish wish you all a Happy New Year 2019.

It’s been a creative & busy year in my Oh So Swedish seafront studio.  Most of all it has been a true joy to meet  all the lovely people  from all over the world who have popped in to buy some Swedish crafts, salty liquorice or just for a chat.

 I have a small VisitBrighton  tourist information point (VIP) where I help visitors with advice what to do, where to go,  providing Brighton maps  & leaflets.

I have a Stasher Luggage Point – where visitors to the seafront can store their bags for s few hours when enjoying  a walk along the beach, a swim or shopping.


Here is some Oh So Swedish Highlights of events, projects and encounters 2018:

February: Semmeldagen – Lent Bun day in February with home baked  Swedish Semlor. 

March : Swedish Waffles with Cloudberry Jam made and served with help from my friend Ann.

April: Easter celebrations with Swedish special traditional  crafts

May:  Together with the events team organising the 4th Cats of Hanover Portrait Exhibition during May in the Dover Castle pub in Hanover . Also taking part in Cat Painting workshops with Dorothy Norkett the cat art tutor.Festival month with lots of events near seafront.

Painting  a huge wooden Dolphin Sign  for the Brighton Dolphin Discovery Center (my neighbour World Cetacean Alliance)

April- June : promoting and raising money for the Save the Madeira Terraces  Campaign by selling Midsummer Raffle tickets in my shop.

June: Swedish National Day:  Oh So Swedish market and celebration in the Dover Castle Pub  serving traditional Swedish food and flags.

July: World Cup Football with Brighton Big Screen showing all matches including highlights Swedish vs England. Sweden vs England match also shown in the Dover Castle Pub decorated with the blue & yellow flags. I was interviewed by Meridian TV on the beach re Sweden vs England match.

September – November : Snailspace Brighton – providing Snail Trail Maps for the 50 giant Snails  decorated by local artists to be found around  Brighton and Hove, in aid of St Martlets Hospice.

December : Oh So Swedish Christmas market (the 7th) on the beach with mulled wine, gingerbread and sweets.

External Swedish Christmas market, Dover castle Pub  (the 15th) Swedish handmade crafts, cards and Swedish wild lingon & cloudberry jams plus home baked Swedish ginger snaps.









Eva Hellqvist

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