Almeida Questions: The Hunt
Why have we fallen for Scandinavian culture?
Free to those aged 25 and under (limited to 2 per person)
'It is wearing your pyjamas and watching Lord of the Rings the day before Christmas, it is sitting in your window watching the weather while sipping your favourite tea, and it is looking into the bonfire on summer solstice surrounded by your friends and family while your twistbread slowly bakes.’ - Meik Wiking, The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living
The taut, gritty crime drama? The compassionate welfare system and harmonious work-life balance? The knitwear? What is it about Scandinavian culture that has the British longing for the fjords? Is our fascination purely aesthetic or a desire to embrace the egalitarian values of the far North?
In response to The Hunt, this Almeida Questions panel discusses our Scandi obsession.
Mon 22 Jul
6 – 6.45pm
Free to those aged 25 and under. Enter the promo code AQ25 when booking (limited to 2 per person)
Charlotte Higgins is the chief culture writer of the Guardian. She is the author of Under Another Sky about Roman Britain, This New Noise about the BBC and Red Thread about labyrinths.
Charlotte Higgins (chair)