Find vikings and pastries at Brisbane’s first Scandinavian Festival
ACNE clothing, Cheap Monday jeans, sophisticated furniture, cheap furniture (see: IKEA), Sydney Opera House architect Jørn Utzon and ABBA – a lot of cool things have come out of Scandinavian terrain. This weekend, celebrate this talented culture at Brisbane’s inaugural Scandinavian Festival.
Held in Newstead, this free event is the latest addition to the cultural festival line-up that our city revels in throughout the year. Bringing together the local Clubs of Sweden, Denmark and Norway, the Scandinavian Festival will also mark the 140th anniversary of the Danish Club in Brisbane. Expect Vikings in their horn-topped hats, folk dancers and a children’s choir on stage, with a LEGO play area, face painting and storytelling for the kids.
A smorgasbord of food and wine will let Brisbane dwellers taste the Scandinavian culture, with the licensed Danish Club house open for a cool drink and historic tale or two. Amongst the surfeit of delectable foodstuffs will be Danish ice cream, rye bread by Britt’s Organics, coffee from Shucked Coffee House, Swedish pastries, Norwegian waffles and traditional savoury treats. Head along to Austin Street in Newstead this Sunday September 23 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.