To celebrate this week’s release of Hakan Nesser’s “Van Veeteren” films on DVD, we have a great Scandi-crime prize bundle to give away. We are offering one lucky winner the chance to win not just the “Van Veeteren” box set, but also a copy of Nesser’s acclaimed new novel “The Weeping Girl”.
Based on Nesser’s best-selling series of novels, Van Veeteren is an experienced Swedish detective who, now well into his sixties and approaching retirement, has a vast knowledge of policing and an intuitive skill for reading people and situations. Divorced, grumpy and more than a little cynical, the match stick toting Van Veeteren may be rough around the edges, but he has a heart of gold, enjoying nothing more at the end of a long day that a dark beer and a quiet game of chess. The first three Van Veeteren films are released as a DVD box set by Arrow Films.
“The Weeping Girl”, available from Pan Macmillan, features Van Veeteren’s protégé Ewa Moreno investigating her most perplexing case yet... A community is left reeling after a teacher – Arnold Maager – is convicted of murdering a female pupil. The girl was pregnant with Maager’s child.
Years later, on her eighteenth birthday, Maager’s daughter finally learns the terrible truth about her father. Desperate for answers, Mikaela travels to the institution where Maager has been held since his trial. But soon afterwards she inexplicably vanishes.
To win this fantastic Scandi prize, simply tell us which of the below is also a Swedish detective –
a) Martin Rohde
b) Kurt Wallander
c) Lennart Brix
Answer to email@example.com by Monday noon (20th May 2013). Winner will be picked at random from all correct entries. No cheating. No cash alternative. Usual competition rule apply.
Order the Van Veeteren DVD box set from Arrow Films here and order “The Weeping Girl” from Pan MacMillan here.
17th May is the most important day in the Norwegian calendar. The National Day, celebrating the Norwegian Contitution, is a massive event across the world for all Norwegians and ex-pat Norwegians.
In London, the celebrations take place mainly at Southwark Park (SE16). It starts at 9 am with the raising of the Norwegian flag and carries on all though out the day with parades, singing, food, rinks and general celebrations.
At ScandiKitchen, we celebrate with Norwegian food and fun all week.
We've filled our shelves with Norwegian foods and we may even find the old A-ha play list.
Through the week, we'll be selling Norwegian special open sandwiches and cakes.
We'll be serving Norwegian Hotdogs all Friday and Saturday - and all day Friday we'll be dishing up Waffles topped with brown cheese or whipped cream (which ever you prefer).
Get hold of all your Norwegian foods here - please order before Wednesday to guarantee delivery in time for the big day! If you miss the deadline, pop by the shop on Great Titchfield Street - we're open till 19:00 all weekdays and until 18:00 on Saturday and 16:00 on Sunday.
When you pop by and show us the special bun-voucher, you get a cinnamon bun (Swedish Kanelbulle) free with any coffee or hot drink purchase from 8-midday.
Why? Because we think the wonders of the humble cinnamon bun should be felt by all.
You'll need a voucher to claim your bun (one per day person only: we have to safeguard your waistline somehow). We're handing out vouchers all this week - but if you can't make it past the cafe, you can find a voucher to print just here Download KanelbulleVoucher
Ps Feel free to help us with bun-puns for our A-board outside. Such as "Buns and Roses", "Bun Jour", "We like big buns and we cannot lie" and "Cinnamon Bun Paradiso". You get the picture.
If there is one thing we know it is that Norwegians miss the hotdogs from home. Good old 'polser' sausages, wrapped in a Lompe potato lefse type pancake. Stuffed with cripsy onions, ketchup and mustard.
Best enjoyed with a Solo soft drink - or a cold beer.
Friday and Saturday this week (3rd and 4th May 2013) we're kick-starting our 'We Love Norway' month with special Norwegian hotdogs on sale.
Get both a cold Tuborg beer or Solo AND a hotdog for just £5. We're wondering if you can find the same offer cheaper in Oslo? Do let us know.
Swedish celebrity pianist and composer Robert Wells has
played to audiences in their tens of thousands in prestigious venues around the
world, and to millions on Chinese TV. This international star has filled the
Royal Albert Hall many times and constantly tours the globe with his
spectacular Rhapsody In Rock concert series, together with breathtaking
classical and jazz performances. As one of Sweden’s biggest musical stars, the
range and scope of his musicality is unsurpassed.
Now, visiting the UK to play just 4 gigs as part of his 2013
European Tour, don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the astonishing
Robert Wells Jazz Trio & stunning international guest artists The
Vocalettes, as he returns to Jazz Club Soho, by popular demand, for a series of
intimate concerts that are a guaranteed “must see” event.
Tickets on Sale Now:
Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, 10 Dean Street, London W1D 3RW
Dates: 21st – 24th May 2013
Book Now: 0845 6027
017 (Tickets: £25.00)
Win Robert Wells Tickets
& Foremost Entertainment Ltd is offering you the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to see
Swedish Star Robert Wells & The Robert Wells Trio at Jazz Club Soho, London
on Tuesday 21st May 2013, for an intimate evening of Jazz, Swing
& Boogie-Woogie. Doors 7.00pm. Show
To enter simply answer the following
As well as in Sweden, Robert Wells is a huge star around the
rest of the world. But how many Chinese fans have seen him perform on Chinese
state run TV?
Please email your
answer: A, B or C (including your full
name, and contact telephone number) to:
(please do not mail ScandiKitchen for this competition as it is run directly by the promoter)
Please Enter: “RW
Kitchen Comp” in the Subject Line
is midnight on 14th May 2013. Entrants must be over 16. Winner will
be chosen at random. No cash alternative offered. Multiple entries will be
deleted unread. By entering the draw you agree to receive details of future
Robert Wells UK appearances, competitions and news updates. Full Terms &
Conditions can be found at http://www.firstandforemostentertainment.com/scani-kitchen-comp-tc.php
No, it's not that decorating dude from Changing Rooms.