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Six works by Munch missing

Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet recently revealed that almost 50 paintings, sketches and graphic prints - six of them done by artist Edvard Munch (1963-1944) -...

2018: The year of Bergman

Arts Editor Johanne Elster Hanson explores the multifaceted and highly influential work of filmmaker Ingmar Bergman in the year celebrating his centenary. 2018 marked the...
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Russian State Ballet of Siberia comes to Norwich

The classical ballet company Russian State Ballet of Siberia returns to Norwich Theatre Royal in January with three different ballets from their repertoire. The...
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Norway needs your knitting needles!

Norway is by and large viewed as one of the most progressive countries in the world, but I’m ashamed to say we’ve been faltering...

Book review: The Sixteen Trees of the Somme by Lars Mytting

It is uncommon for a book not originally written in English to become popular in the UK, but Norwegian journalist and author Lars Mytting...

Henry Marsh at the 2018 Autumn Literary Festival

“His handshake was firm, and I glanced surreptitiously at his hands, which were sturdy, with broad fingers, like the hands of a craftsman.” This is...