Norway North East

Norway North East

Norwegian Summer Gathering

Come along with family and friends to a family day on the big field by Bolam Lake Country Park in Northumberland. Here we can all eat, drink and socialise while the children can play. It will be a great way to meet other Scandinavians living in the area.

Please bring your own food and drinks as well as a barbecue if you want to. We also recommend bringing your own picnic blanket, camping chairs etc. and some toys for the children. 

The best place to park is at the Boathouse Wood Car park by the visitor centre or West Wood Car Park, which is pay and display parking. The paths are pram/wheelchair friendly.

The Bolam Lake Country Park lies 9 miles west of Morpeth and is signposted off the A696 from Belsay. Address: Bolam Lake Country Park, Belsay, Northumberland, NE20 0HE

This is a free event for both adults and children, but we do ask you to please let us know if you are planning to come and how many you are.

The event is weather dependant. We hope for sunshine but if we are unlucky and it is raining it will be cancelled. 

Norwegian National Day Celebration

Norwegian National Day Celebration/ 17mai at St. Aidan's Community Centre in Brunton Park just outside of Gosforth. The celebration this year will be held on Sunday 22nd May.

The price per family is £15 (2 adults + children under 16) and the price per adult is £5. Included in the price is food, cakes, waffles, coffee, tea and soft drinks. We will also have some games for the children and entertainment for the adults. If you would like to have an alcohol-based drink you are welcome to bring your own. We also recommend to bring some coins for the raffle.

Please meet at 13.45 outside the community centre (Princes Road, Brunton Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5TT). The parade will start at 14.00 and we will go for a 10 min walk around the nearby streets. Before the parade is taking place you can buy the '17 Mai sløyfe' (bow ribbon) for £1. Dress smart, bring your Norwegian flags and come along and shout 'Hipp Hipp Hurra'! Remember to dress for the weather.

Programme of the day will be added at a later stage.

Please sign up by 1st April. 

We welcome you to celebrate '17 mai' together with us.

Many thanks,

17 mai komiteen,

Norwegian National Day Celebration

Frans Widerberg: The Art of Re-Enchantment

6 February - 2 April 2015

"Born in Oslo in 1934, Frans Widerberg is widely acknowledged as one of Norway’s most distinguished figurative painters since Edvard Munch. He has exhibited internationally and his work is represented in many major public and private collections in Norway and Great Britain. Exhibitions of Widerberg’s watercolours and paintings have travelled to the Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; The Barbican, London; Brighton University Gallery and the University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne as well as many other venues since the mid-1980s."

Find out more here

Frans Widerberg: The Art of Re-Enchantment