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Visit to Ekeberg Sculpture Park
Welcome back to the Art Committee’s activities! Because of the Corona pandemic, we have chosen an outdoor event in September.
The Art Committee invites you to walk through Ekebergparken to see some of the new sculptures and installation. We hope to be able to see “The Mist”, which is activated for times a day until mid-October, starting at 12:30. Hopefully, we shall have some fun and make a video of ourselves at Marina Abramocich’s “Scream” frame.
VIRTUAL MARATHON 2020
There are good news and bad news. The bad news is that the Oslo 2020 Marathon has been cancelled, understandably, due to the pandemic. The good news is that a ‘virtual’ marathon will take place on September 19.
You can choose the time, pace, distance and the place to run between 00:00 and 23:59 on the day of the event (worldwide). You can run alone or with friends so long as you maintain your social distance. On completing the run, you can get your medal. What happens if you cheat? The organisers reply: ‘You can try. We promise you: it will not be pretty!’
Since it is a virtual race this year, there will be no Ambassadors for Peace team registered. You must therefore sign up individually. Registration costs NOK 150.-. Your family and friends in other parts of the world may register and run in their location.
Oslo Marathon cooperates with the charities Aktiv mot kreft (‘Active for the cancer cause’) and Right to play. When you register to participate, you have the option to support one of these organisations with a donation.
For more details, please click one of the links below:
If you have any questions, please do get in touch.
Postponed til February 2021 A life in photography
Due to the ongoing bus strike, there is added pressure on the T-bane.
In view of the circumstances, the Monthly Meeting on October 5 has been cancelled. The speaker Sidsel Jakhelln Semb, has kindly agreed to address our meeting in February instead.
Payments received from attendees who had signed up for the October meeting, will be kept for the February meeting. If you cannot attend in February, please inform Laila Hægh, and your money will be returned.
The inconvenience is regretted.
We hope you will agree this was the sensible thing to do in this fluid situation.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPEAKER FOR FEBRUARY 2021 :
Forum member and photographer Sidsel Jakheln Semb was born in Bodø, where her fascination for looking at the world through a camera lens was born.
After Examen Artium [A levels], she moved first to Oslo, and then in 1961 to Paris, where she spent one year, attending the Académie Julian, studying croquis-drawing techniques. Afterwards, she studied two years in Munich, where she was enrolled at the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt für Photographie.
Back in Oslo, she worked for four years in a fashion/advertising studio. In 1968, she established her own one-woman business.
Sidsel has travelled the world with her camera, photographing the High and Mighty, as well as everyday life.
In 2014, she handed over her vast personal archive to the National Library in Oslo. Many of the photographs have appeared in books and other types of publications. The transfer took several months to complete.
Sidsel is still very active and much in demand as a photographer.
DATE/TIME: Monday, February 1 2021 at 18:45 (for 19:00)