City Beat: Kulturnatta

2011-10-12. Published in Life in Gothenburg
by Sarah

Kulturnatta (Culture Night) is one of the highlights every autumn and takes place on October 14th. Gothenburg’s cultural institutions such as museums, art galleries, associations, educational centres, theatres etc. will be opened the whole evening until late. The evening is full of activities, music, performances and fun. You will be surprised. There is a lot going on around town, so that is why we try to give you some guide through this exciting event. Please note that some of the theatre performances and concerts will require the “Kulturnatta Card”, that means it costs 150 SEK and you can get in to ALL events at Kulturnatta. In our guide we focus, however, on the events which are free of charge. We also picked events which are in the city center.

Let us start with the Opening ceremony at Stora Teatern (at Kungsportsplatsen) from 7pm until 7.20pm. You will get a good impression what the Kulturnatta stands for and you will see all kinds of cultural and artistic expressions.

Göteborgs Remsfabrik (Industrial museum), Åvägen 15
This museum will take you on a journey back in time. You can see the old and authentic weaving machines – but not only that: there will be jazz music from 7pm onwards. If you wonder how to get there, why not take the nostalgic bus which leaves behind Hotel Eggers (very close to the central station).

City Museum
You can try out traditional folk dances from the 17th century and improve your knowledge about Gothenburg. For example, join the guided city tour which brings you back to Gothenburg as it was in 1861.
Guided tour: 6pm until 7pm
Dance workshop: 6.30 until 8pm

Get active – get creative!
Studiefrämjandet, Linnégatan 21A
Re-designa din garderob (Re-design your wardrobe)
Tired of your clothes? Get a new look during Kulturnatta. There will be material available as well as advice from professionals. How could you miss that chance to create your own autumn collection?
7pm – 10pm

Pick-n-Paint, Olivedalsgatan 25
Here you can paint some cultural stuff or simply your new, very personal coffee cup. You can also choose to paint a little ceramic pig but keep in mind that you have to pay around 60 SEK for material costs.
6pm – midnight

Röhsska Museum
Fashion Workshop
At Röhsska Museum you can also redesign your clothes. There will be plenty of material and help from fashion students from Borås University.
7pm – 10.30pm

Ståltrådsstolar in miniatyr Workshop
Don’t want to work with clothes? Why not challenge your creativity and build a chair out of wire.
7pm – 11pm

Hagabion, Linnegatan 21
At 11pm Hagabion will show a sneak preview for some movie which will hit the cinemas soon. It is free of charge but better be there in good time in advance.

Do you feel in the mood for some classical choir concerts? Then this is your place from 8pm until 11pm

Mitt Andra Hem, Andra Långgatan 31
There will be live concerts from 7.30pm onwards. First it is some soul classics, then a coverband will present some all-time classics to you and finally you can dance all night to hits of the 70s, 80s and 90s.

Opera House
After the dance performance Leinonen/Franzén/Zappala the Opera House will turn into a dance floor! Dance at the “After Dance Party” from 9.30 pm until late.

There are two more activities at the City Library that we warmly recommend. It is the chocolate tasting at 7.30pm as well as the Language Café (Chinese, Italian, Spanish and Persian) at the City Library from 7.30pm until 9.30pm.


Read the complete programme in English

Are there any other events or activities under Kulturnatta which we should not miss? Please share them with us by commenting on this article or on our facebook page.


/Sarah and the Team, 2011