This week we focus on human rights and the right to love whoever you want to love. The festival was officially opened yesterday, a beautiful and warm evening. Please support the LGBTQ movement!
Demonstration in central Jönköping Saturday 12 April, 1 000 people marching.
Happy to be a part of this important march the past weekend.
An amazing BBC documentary from 2007 by Phil Heyes on Swedish television! You can find more on YouTube!
A week ago I was at an amazing concert with Emil Svanängen, aka Loney Dear. Together with him on stage was Malin Ståhlberg, Junekvintetten, John Bauers Brass and Mats Olsson. The concert hall was packed with an enthusiastic crowd.
This concert was a part of a tour within Jönköping County called “Svanängen on Tour”.
I was in such a hurry for the concert that I forgot to bring my “big” DSLR camera. Kind of funny, but thank God, my small camera was in my pocket!
On this video they are playing a new tune, filmed with small camera.
At the moment there is a lovely art exhibition of Swedish contemporary art, The Gannevik Collection, at The County museum.
At the end of August I went some 100 km south of Jönköping, to attend a a concert at Lekaryd Church, outside Alvesta. Linda Pettersson, an amazing jazz singer and artist, together with fantastic guitarist Krister Jonsson were performing. This was one of the better concerts I ever been to!
I wish more people would discover this brilliant music! Please check out the amazing album Remembering (at Spotify).
This summer season I have been walking quite a lot! A couple of times I visited the lovely island Visingsö. I love the landscape on this island!
A couple of weeks ago I walked the Stråken trail, around the lake Stråken, in the Mullsjö area. At half distance I sat on a stone by the lake shore, having greek salad, some bread and later coffee. An interesting mix of Greek food culture and the lovely Swedish nature at it’s best!