Coffee and Cakes with Welsh Norwegian Society
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Coffee and Cakes with Welsh Norwegian Society

Informal family friendly gathering of the Welsh Norwegian Society. Come and enjoy some coffee and authentic Norwegian cake. This is an opportunity for old and new members to gather and share their common interest in Norway and perhaps try out their Norwegian language skills. Children are very welcome of all ages and there are activities to interest them. The society extends a warm welcome to anyone who is interested in joining us.

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Coffee and Cakes with Welsh Norwegian Society
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Coffee and Cakes with Welsh Norwegian Society

Informal family friendly gathering of the Welsh Norwegian Society. Come and enjoy some coffee and authentic Norwegian cake. This is an opportunity for old and new members to gather and share their common interest in Norway and perhaps try out their Norwegian language skills. Children are very welcome of all ages and there are activities to interest them. The society extends a warm welcome to anyone who is interested in joining us.

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Coffee and Cakes with Welsh Norwegian Society
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Coffee and Cakes with Welsh Norwegian Society

Informal family friendly gathering of the Welsh Norwegian Society. Come and enjoy some coffee and authentic Norwegian cake. This is an opportunity for old and new members to gather and share their common interest in Norway and perhaps try out their Norwegian language skills. Children are very welcome of all ages and there are activities to interest them. The society extends a warm welcome to anyone who is interested in joining us.

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Juletrefest/ Christmas Party
Dec
9
2:03 PM14:03

Juletrefest/ Christmas Party

Our annual Juletrefest (Christmas Party) will be held on 9th December at 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm at the Norwegian Church Arts Centre. This was a huge success last year and early booking is highly recommended. The event will include traditional Norwegian and Welsh carols, some excellent festive baking, as well as a visit from Julenissen. The cost this year is £10 for member, £15 for non-members and £5 for children aged under 10.

Booking is required please book by emailing contact@welshnorwegian.org with the number of members, non-members and children by 1st December 2018.

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Christmas tree picking- New WNS Event
Nov
4
12:00 PM12:00

Christmas tree picking- New WNS Event

This year, WNS are buying a Christmas tree to display at the Norwegian Church Arts Center in Cardiff Bay as Cardiff Council will no longer provide the church with one due to budget cuts. In traditional Norwegian style, you are invited to select the 3-metre tall tree on Sunday, 4th November. All the family are welcome. If you want to come along, please email contact@welshnorwegian.org. Please bring sufficient food and drink and sturdy footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather conditions.

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Coffee and Cake with Welsh Norwegian Socitey
Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Coffee and Cake with Welsh Norwegian Socitey

the Annual General Meeting has just been held. Come and meet the new committee and find out what will happen next year at the Welsh Norwegian Society.

Informal family friendly gathering of the Welsh Norwegian Society. Come and enjoy some coffee and authentic Norwegian cake. This is an opportunity for old and new members to gather and share their common interest in Norway and perhaps try out their Norwegian language skills. Children are very welcome of all ages and there are activities to interest them. The society extends a warm welcome to anyone who is interested in joining us.

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Midsummer 'St Hans' Celebration in the Gower
Jun
23
to Jun 24

Midsummer 'St Hans' Celebration in the Gower

Following the success of last year's Midsummer celebration we will be returning to the Gower for St Hans with the opportunity for those who wish to camp. 

St Hans Midsummer Party

Saturday June 23rd
5pm-11pm
Port Eynon, Gower

This event is a social gathering for members and friends of the Welsh Norwegian Society. We are a not for profit organisation, the cost to join will cover BBQ, charcoal, wood for the fire, coffee, tea, squash for children and some sweets after the food. You must bring your own food to barbecue, drinks, salad etc. Also plates, glasses, cutlery and chairs/picnic blanket to sit on.

Book a space through contact@welshnorwegian.org no later than Saturday June 16th. The price to join is £5 for adults and £2 for children. Payment will be taken on the day, so please bring accurate money as we might not have exact change with us.
We will send you the full address to the venue when you have booked a space.

We welcome you to bring music or any instrument if you play any. We would love some impromptu entertainment!!
 
The owner of the garden has welcomed people to camp but can only offer access to toilet and water.  Please note; there are no shower facilities. If you wish to camp, please let us know and we will give you more information. There is limited space for tents. 
 
We would like to highlight that this is not an official campsite with access to facilities such as showers or washing up area. However, the owner of the garden have given us access to toilets and also offered people to stay for two nights if they wish to. She has not given us a specific time to be packed up, but I would like to ask that we leave the garden in the same way as we found it, making sure that we take all rubbish with us.

There are also restricted parking facilities, so we ask that people who are camping could park in the drive, allowing those who are not camping able to leave in the night without moving any parked cars.

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Syttende Mai
May
17
10:00 AM10:00

Syttende Mai

Come and celebrate Norway's Constitution Day with the Welsh Norwegian Society. A traditional Norwegian day parade takes place from the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay to the historic Norwegian Church. There the Norwegian national anthem will be sung and a short service held followed by coffee and Norwegian waffles. Family games follow outside the church for all to join in.

10.00            The Norwegian Church opens for visitors        

10.45 am      Procession starts outside Millennium Centre- salvation army plays during the procession

11.15 am        Inside the church. Light entertainment speeches

12 noon       Coffee and cakes served, including raffles being sold (price kransekake, etc)

1 pm            Raffle prices drawn

1.30 pm      Games outside the lawn

2 pm            Official finish

2 pm           Lunch for members of WNS at the Church

 

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Coffee and Cake with the Welsh Norwegian Society
Apr
22
2:00 PM14:00

Coffee and Cake with the Welsh Norwegian Society

Informal family friendly gathering of the Welsh Norwegian Society. Come and enjoy some coffee and authentic Norwegian cake. This is an opportunity for old and new members to gather and share their common interest in Norway and perhaps try out their Norwegian language skills. Children are very welcome of all ages and there are activities to interest them. The society extends a warm welcome to anyone who is interested in joining us.

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Coffee and Cake with the Welsh Norwegian Society
Mar
18
2:00 PM14:00

Coffee and Cake with the Welsh Norwegian Society

Informal family friendly gathering of the Welsh Norwegian Society. Come and enjoy some coffee and authentic Norwegian cake. This is an opportunity for old and new members to gather and share their common interest in Norway and perhaps try out their Norwegian language skills. Children are very welcome of all ages and there are activities to interest them. The society extends a warm welcome to anyone who is interested in joining

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Concert with Engegård Quartet
Mar
6
1:00 PM13:00

Concert with Engegård Quartet

On March 6th in St. David's Hall, Cardiff there will be a lunchtime concert at 1pm with the outstanding, multinational Engegård Quartet! They will be performing Haydn - String Quartet op.76 no.2 and Grieg - String Quartet in G-minor op.27. Members of WNS are invited to meet up before the concert for socialising and an informal lunch. Get in touch for more information or check out the quartet's homepage.

 Engegård Quartet, St David’s Hall, Cardiff

Engegård Quartet, St David’s Hall, Cardiff

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Cinema&Co event in Swansea
Feb
25
1:00 PM13:00

Cinema&Co event in Swansea

February´s meeting will be held at Cinema & Co. in Swansea (17 Castle st., SA1 1JF) at 1pm to 3pm. Entry is £3, children get in for free. There is a fully licenced cafe/bar with locally roasted coffee, a selection of soft drinks, other drinks and snacks. We invite you to socialise in the cafe or, for children young and old, we will be showing Dyrene i Hakkebakkeskogen (2016), the brilliant Norwegian animated musical film based on the beloved children's book by Thorbjørn Egner, that most Norwegians will know very well. The film is in Norwegian with no subtitles, but it should be entertaining for those that can't understand the language as well. The venue is located right at the end of the high street leading from the train station and there is parking nearby. Look up Cinema & Co. on Facebook or visit their webpage for more information. See you there!

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Coffee and Cake with the Welsh Norwegian Society
Jan
28
2:00 PM14:00

Coffee and Cake with the Welsh Norwegian Society

Informal family friendly gathering of the Welsh Norwegian Society. Come and enjoy some coffee and authentic Norwegian cake. This is an opportunity for old and new members to gather and share their common interest in Norway and perhaps try out their Norwegian language skills. Children are very welcome of all ages and there are activities to interest them. The society extends a warm welcome to anyone who is interested in joining us.

This month’s activity for the young and old will be knitting and crochet. So bring some wool, your knitting needles or, if you do not have anything we will be using our hands to finger knit, and Wenche will give us an insight in the Norwegian long traditions of knitting through the dark winter months to keep us snuggled up by the fire in the cold winters.

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Christmas with the Welsh Norwegian Society
Dec
17
3:00 PM15:00

Christmas with the Welsh Norwegian Society

This year the Welsh Norwegian Society will be hosting a family friendly ‘juletrefest’ Christmas Party at the Norwegian Church Arts Centre.

We will be bringing a Norwegian ambiance into the Church and serving you a taste of traditional Norwegian Christmas cakes whilst Astrid Sandvand Dahlen from the Norwegian Church in London will be joining us to tell us a Christmas story and sing traditional Christmas carols.

As well as walking around the Christmas tree we have invited Father Christmas to join us if he finds time in his busy Christmas schedule. And if you haven’t found the Christmas spirit yet our raffle prizes will surely get you going.

Juletrefesten is for members and their friends, and we ask you to book a space and make a payment up-front.

Cost:  £7 per WNS member, £5 for students and children under 10 years old, and £10 for non-WNS members.

Please book a space by emailing contact@welshnorwegian.org and payment can be made either by cheque cash at next meeting or bank transfer, details below.

Please make sure you book a space as there is limited spaces and a very popular event.

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Coffee and Cake with the Welsh Norwegian Society
Nov
26
2:00 PM14:00

Coffee and Cake with the Welsh Norwegian Society

Informal family friendly gathering of the Welsh Norwegian Society. Come and enjoy some coffee and authentic Norwegian cake. This is an opportunity for old and new members to gather and share their common interest in Norway and perhaps try out their Norwegian language skills. Children are very welcome of all ages and there are activities to interest them. The society extends a warm welcome to anyone who is interested in joining us.

This time we will be making some traditional Christmas tree decorations with specially imported ‘glanspapir’, all the way from the dark forests of Ytre Enebakk. Not to be missed!

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Coffee and Cake with the Welsh Norwegian Society
Oct
22
2:00 PM14:00

Coffee and Cake with the Welsh Norwegian Society

Informal family friendly gathering of the Welsh Norwegian Society. Come and enjoy some coffee and authentic Norwegian cake. This is an opportunity for old and new members to gather and share their common interest in Norway and perhaps try out their Norwegian language skills. Children are very welcome of all ages and there are activities to interest them. The society extends a warm welcome to anyone who is interested in joining us.

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Annual General Meeting of the Welsh Norwegian Society
Sep
23
2:00 PM14:00

Annual General Meeting of the Welsh Norwegian Society

The AGM of the Welsh Norwegian Society is to be held at the Norwegian Church and Arts Centre and is open for all members to attend.

As well as ensuring the core business of the Society is conducted in line with the constitution there will also be the usual informal coffee and wonderful cakes for everyone to enjoy.

Please make every effort to attend to ensure the Welsh Norwegian Society can continue to flourish into the future and meet the needs of its community.

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'Food from the Ocean' at the Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival
Jul
14
to Jul 15

'Food from the Ocean' at the Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival

  • Norwegian Church and Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are pleased to send details of the Food from the Oceans programme at the Norwegian Church on Friday 14th July & Saturday 15th July; part of the Food Festival taking place across Cardiff Bay

The programme has been organised by Cardiff University together with Bergen University and Hordaland Fylkeskommune, so there's a strong Norwegian flavour to the offering!

Most importantly, there will be a free reception from 3pm - 4pm on both days, with a Welsh tea being served. The Royal Norwegian Embassy are kindly funding these receptions to mark the 25th anniversary of the Norwegian Church.

Members of the Welsh Norwegian Society and friends will be given priority for the two receptions, so if you would like to attend, please let us know by Wednesday 12th July.

The reception on Friday will feature Angharad Rees, a Welsh harpist; the reception on Saturday will feature Stian Vedoy, a young Norwegian musician based in Bristol, who studied music production in Cardiff.

There will also be a Norwegian food stall in the Farmers Market on Harbour Drive, next to the Norwegian Church, with free samples of Food from the Oceans (seaweed etc).

Of course, the rest of the Food Festival is well worth a visit too! ... it spills out from Roald Dahls Plass. 

Please see the Norwegian Church website

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Midsummer 'St Hans' Party in the Gower
Jun
23
6:00 PM18:00

Midsummer 'St Hans' Party in the Gower

This year the Welsh Norwegian Society will celebrate Midsummer in a private picturesque Gower venue in Port Eynon. This Friday family friendly evening event will start at 6pm and run until 11pm with a traditional Norwegian Midsummer style Bonfire and Barbecue.

Please get in touch via contact@welshnorwegian.org or speak to any member of the committee for further details including the venue address. Due to an expected large turnout, booking ahead is essential to ensure your attendance.

Costs will be £5 per adult, £2 per child and half price for students. The charge is to cover the costs of holding the event.

Children must be supervised at all times and are the sole responsibility of their parents/carers.

Venue: Port Eynon, Gower, Swansea.

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May
17
9:00 AM09:00

Syttende Mai

Come and celebrate Norway's Constitution Day with the Welsh Norwegian Society. A traditional Norwegian day parade takes place from the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay to the historic Norwegian Church. There the Norwegian national anthem will be sung and a short service held followed by coffee and Norwegian waffles. Family games follow outside the church for all to join in.

10.00            The Norwegian Church opens for visitors

10.30             Procession to gather outside the Wales Millennium Centre - all welcome to join in

10.45             Procession to start 'tog' (walk) to the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay

11.00             The Norwegian flag will be raised outside the church and the national anthem will be played  

11.15             Speeches and laying down a wreath on the war memorial

12.00             Coffee and Norwegian Waffles 

13.00             Traditional games for children and adults on the lawn outside the church

14.00             End of day time celebration

19.00             Evening Dinner drinks

19.30              Sit down meal - tickets must be booked in advance. Please contact us - contact@welshnorwegian.org

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Apr
8
2:00 PM14:00

25th Anniversary of Norwegian Church

Informal family friendly gathering of the Welsh Norwegian Society. Come and enjoy some coffee and authentic Norwegian cake and celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the re-opening of the Norwegian Church.  We are expecting a special guest to join us, Terje Inderhaug and his wife are visiting from Bergen having previously played a role in saving the church from demolition by raising one million krone from the Hordalan Fylkeskommune in the late 1980's. He has continued to play a key role in the twinning of Cardiff and Hordaland and provide ongoing support for the Norwegian Church Arts Centre..

This is as always an opportunity for old and new members to gather and share their common interest in Norway and perhaps try out their Norwegian language skills.

Children are very welcome of all ages and there are activities to interest them. The society extends a warm welcome to any whom are interested to join us.

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Mar
19
2:00 PM14:00

Coffee and Cake with the Welsh Norwegian Society

Informal family friendly gathering of the Welsh Norwegian Society. Come and enjoy some coffee and authentic Norwegian cake. This is an opportunity for old and new members to gather and share their common interest in Norway and perhaps try out their Norwegian language skills. Children are very welcome of all ages and there are activities to interest them. The society extends a warm welcome to any whom are interested to join us.

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Feb
19
2:00 PM14:00

Coffee and Cake with the Welsh Norwegian Society

Informal family friendly gathering of the Welsh Norwegian Society. Come and enjoy some coffee and authentic Norwegian cake. This is an opportunity for old and new members to gather and share their common interest in Norway and perhaps try out their Norwegian language skills. Children are very welcome of all ages and there are activities to interest them. The society extends a warm welcome to any whom are interested to join us.

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