September 2 M. M. : Mona Levin on Jewish immigration to Norway, narrated through the history of one family
September 21 Ambassadors-for-Peace Marathon
September 24 S.E.: Visit to Villa Stenersen
January 7 M. M. : Sigrid Bratlie on on Genome Editing
January 17 Art : Håkon Bleken: “Do not go gentle”
January 24 S.E. : The Norwegian Red Cross
February 4 M. M. : Torbjørn Færøvik On China
February 12 The 40th Anniversary Celebration
March 4 M.M. : H.E. Anna Maria Sikó, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary, talked about Hungary, its history and today´s socio-economic challenges.
April 25 Art: Visit to the Henie Onstad Centre: The Moon
May 6 M.M. : H.E. Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, Ambassador of the Philippines on topic: A glimpse of Philippine Costumes and Textiles.
May 9 S.E. Visit to the Norwegian Academy of Music – Norges Musikkhøgskole
May 23 Art: Studio 26 – The studio of Shian Yuan Yachi and Dag Hol
May 28 Forum Singers Spring Concert, Vestre Aker Menighetshus
June 3 AGM
January 8 Monthly Meeting : The Norwegian Election System – Marit Nybakk
January 11 Art : Marina Ibramovic at Henie-Onstad
January 25 S.E. : Visit to the Salvation Army
February 5 Monthly Meeting : Illiteracy in Cuba – H. E. Oscar de Los Reyes Ramos
February 22 S. E. : Tour of the Oslo Public Library
February 27 Art : With Eyes Closed / Gauguin and Munch
March 6 Monthly Meeting : Obstetric Fistula – Sidsel Høihjelle Michelsen
March 16 Art : The Great Graphic Boom
March 21 S.E. : Norway Designs
April 4 Art : Irma Salo Jæger
April 17 S.E. : A visit to the Norwegian College of Sports Sciences
April 26 Art : Nesodden Kunst- og Næringsparken
May 7 Monthly Meeting : Norwegian Defence – Admiral Steinar Paulsen
May 24 Art : Architectural Walk to the Barcode
May 30 Forum Singers 20th Jubilee Concert
June 5 Visit to the Royal Park
June 11 Annual General Meeting
June 13 S.E. : Visit to Sister Churches, Hadeland
September 3 Monthly Meeting : Development of the English Language – Kristin Bech
October 1 Monthly Meeting : The work of the Nobel Committee – Sigrid Langebrekke
November 5 Monthly Meeting : The Gokstad Viking Ships – Geir Gokstad
December 3 Christmas Meeting : A Christmas Carol – a performance by Angela Halvorsen Bogo and Jan-Egil Egnes
We are delighted to welcome H. E. Riffat Masood, Ambassador to Norway from Pakistan, as guest speaker at the Monthly Meeting on Monday, November 7. The topic of her speech will be “Challenges and Opportunities in south Asia and their impact on Women”. This promises to be a very interesting and informative talk.
On Thursday, November 10 there will be a visit to the National Museum – Architecture to see the Oslo Architecture Triennial: After belonging. In Residence. The Art Committee feels that this exhibition is particularly appropriate for International Forum members because of our diverse experience in living in many different part of the world.
Autumn is almost over and at the end of the month, on Tuesday, November 29 there will be an early Christmas Lunch at Asker Museum, arranged by the Special Events Committee. Known as the Valstad Collections, the museum is located in the Valley of Artists and offers a wide variety of attractions and a unique access to a bygone era. On arrival traditional Gløgg (mulled wine) will be served. After the guided tour the Christmas lunch, a speciality of the museum, may be partaken of.
At the meeting on Monday, 3 October, Ambassador Truls Hanevold will give a talk entitled Bhutan, the last Shangri-La?.
The Art Committee has planned a guided tour of the Exhibition: Japanomania in the North 1875 – 1918, which is on show at the National Gallery and at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design. This will take place on Thursday, 6 October 6.
Later in the month on Thursday, 20 October, the Special Events Committee invite members to a guided tour of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation – NRK. This will be one of the last chances available to visit Marienlyst and see the iconic buildings, since NRK is planning to move the new and modern studios elsewhere.
Do sign up for the first Monthly Meeting of the season on Monday September 5, to hear an interesting talk about the Vikings in Britain. Our speaker will be Iori Roberts, who has long had a keen interest this topic. Originally from Wales, he is physicist by profession and has taught in the Caribbean and Uganda, before settling in Norway.
Please remember that you are welcome to bring guests, if there is space available. All details are given in the August Newsletter.
On Thursday September 8, the Art Committee invites members to a guided tour of the exhibition: Nikolai Astrup – Norwegian Landscapes at the Henie Onstad Art Centre. This prolific artist, painter and printmaker was from the west coast of Norway.
This fascinating exhibition, recently shown at the charming Dulwich Picture Gallery, just outside London, has now opened at Høvikodden, in a more comprehensive version.
Later in the month, on Tuesday September 20, there will be an opportunity to visit Freia, a historic chocolate factory established in 1898 by Johan Throne Holst. A guided tour, including the history on the factory, the original Munch paintings as well as a visit to the beautiful park, has been arranged by the Special Events Committee. There will also be a journey into the world of chocolate – both the production and even a taste.
NB: The deadline for signing up is September 2, so do not delay. Guests are welcome if there is space available. For more details, please contact the International Forum Office.
Some activities are already under way, but many will be starting up again in September. A full list is available under Menu in the top right-hand corner of the screen.