May Art Exhibition in Oh So Swedish – Sarah Edmonds “Sketchbook and Scandinavian Patterns”

Sarah Edmonds - Sketchbook & Scandinavian patterns, maps and motifs on display in Oh So Swedish Arts & Craft Studio. Sarah Edmonds is an illustrator and designer who has recently moved to Brighton from Wales. Her work is populated by unusual human and animal characters set against wild and urban backgrounds and takes inspiration from wordplay, myths,...

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Trottoarpratare (* Side walk speaker) – Funny Swedish Words

Trottoarpratare/Gatupratare (* Pavement speaker/Street  speaker)- An A-Board on the side walk to direct passers-by to pop into the shop. Also called "The Ambassador of the shop". Hopefully the Oh So Swedish's *Trottoarpratare on The Brighton Riviera will attract visitors into the Seafront studio. Sven-Arne , The Swedish Moose on the A-board (WeezaGraphics) will be a great Ambassador for...

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Swedish Summer & Rain-Laden Clouds – Time to read a Nordic “Deckare” *

If the much-longed- for Summer & Sunny Skies are shattered by rain-laden clouds, why not read a thrilling "Nordic Deckare, * Nordic Detective Books written by female writers or with female heroines.                     My favourite writers are Inger Frimansson  (photo above) and Karin Alvtegen  (Photo: Casia Bromberg) with  books such as  Skuld (* Guilt), Skam (*Shame) and Svek ( * Betrayal). Listen...

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Swedish Midsummer – A Swedish Tradition in a mixed mood of joy & melancholy

Post Swedish Midsummer Eve reflections; Hope everyone had a great Midsummer Eve in Sweden. An outdoor tradition in Sweden around Summer Solstice with lots of joyful celebrations; Picking leaves & flowers to dress and rise the Maypole with following "Little Frogs Dancing",  Midsummer Smörgåsbord al Fresco  &  *Schnapps songs with the  little *Nubbens i.e  Aquavits. Along with the...

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