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Culture

Helping promote Danish culture in the UK is one of the many different functions the Danish Embassy in London has. Here you can read a little about what we do and how we do it.

While Danish and British connections go back to King Cnut and beyond, recent years have seen a surge in the cultural collaborations between the two countries. From Susanne Bier directing BBC1 prime time drama and BIG Architects designing the Serpentine Pavilion to a British CEO in charge of Aarhus, European Capital of Europe 2017, the mutual inspirations and cultural exchanges across the North Sea are stronger than ever.

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The cast of Danish television series "1864" on stage during the Nordicana Festival in 2015.

The Danish Embassy in London works to promote Danish arts and culture all over the UK; from TV hit series The Killing and 1864 to exhibitions of classic and contemporary Danish art and events that bring together city planners from Denmark and the UK to exchange ideas about liveable cities in the 21st century. You can read more about how we collaborate with Danish and British organizations by clicking here.

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Exchanging ideas on cycling and city planning during the Liveable City event in Bristol.

From time to time there are events of Danish interest that have a longer life span than just a day or a week. In the menu on the left side of the screen you can find information on the bigger Danish cultural events - such as our Danish Embassy Art Prize or the anniversary of the great Danish composer Carl Nielsen in 2015 - which are taking place in the UK.

If you know about a cultural event in the UK that involves Denmark, please let us know if it is not already in our calendar.

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The IskelĂ© Ensemble performing on Carl Nielsen's 150th birthday in the Danish Church by Regent’s Park.