Radio Sweden's coverage of the arts in Sweden.
- Sweden's government is telling local municipalities to start housing newly arrived immigrants... Or else.
- Song contest.
Next year's line-up has been announced for Melodifestivalen, Sweden's domestic competition to select a song for the Eurovision Song Contest. Several former winners are back, including Loreen.
- Arson attack.
Gävle's Christmas Goat (Gävlebocken), the giant straw goat erected at the beginning of Advent every year, didn't last long on its 50th anniversary, despite high security. The local council is now looking into whether the goat can be rebuilt.
- Giant wooden sculpture partly burned.
After a fire destroyed late Thursday part of a seaside sculpture by Swedish artist Lars Vilks, Culture and Democracy Minister Alice Bah Kuhnke called the suspected arson an attack on democracy.
- Many "proud", others say is heavy responsibilty.
Migrant children in Sweden often become interpreters for their parents in places such as hospitals, reports Swedish Radio News.
- Santas for charity.
Charity fundraising challenges and events are popular in countries like the UK, but the phenomenon has not yet become quite as big in Sweden. Former London resident Kiana Moberg is hoping to change this with the Stockholm Santa Run.
- The Stockholm Players.
A dark comedy with a political edge, the play "Invasion!" by Swedish author Jonas Hassen Khemiri, hits the stage this weekend with the added twist of being performed in English.