Radio Sweden's coverage of the arts in Sweden.
- Hollywood actor to Fårö.
Film buffs and culture lovers have descended on the small isle of Fårö this week to take part in a festival celebrating the world-renowned Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman.
- A travel holiday.
It's Midsummer, an important holiday in Swedish culture where people celebrate the start of summer. And just how do they do that?
- 8 weeks every summer.
Another Swedish summer institution got underway on Tuesday as the guest list was revealed for the annual televised singalong program Allsång på Skansen.
- Professor Dag Blanck: Want to examine the ways in which Sweden and the US have interacted(7:14 min)From contemporary politics to cookbooks.
Swedish-American ties span centuries and a group of academics from both countries are gathering at Uppsala University to examine the many links between both countries.
- Shows Saturday and Sunday.
One of the biggest musical stars in Sweden, Håkan Hellström, who's often compared to the famous "Born in the USA" rocker from New Jersey, will play in his hometown stadium Ullevi this weekend. Train tickets from Stockholm to Gothenburg are virtually sold out.
- 1 av 4Sister Beata will be in Rome for the canonization of Elisabeth Hesselblad, who founded this Bridgittine convent in Djursholm. Photo: Brett Ascarelli / Radio Sweden.2 av 4Elisabeth Hesselblad.
Elisabeth Hesselblad, a Swedish nun who died almost fifty years ago, will be canonized in a ceremony at the Vatican, presided by Pope Francis. But how do you become a saint?
- Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
On Monday, the American-born author, Meg Rosoff will be at the Stockholm Concert Hall to receive the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, billed as the world's largest children's literature award.