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English language production of Shakespeare's Macbeth in Sweden

posted Jun 24, 2018, 8:14 AM by Nicole Vickers

ADG Europe presents TNT theatre Britain in


by William Shakespeare

Directed by



Stora skuggan Stora Skuggansväg 22, Stockholm

03. September 2018, kl. 14.00 and 18.00

SEK 300 adults/SEK 150 students/pupils
Further information & tickets: ADGE-0049/89/343803 The performances will take place under all weather conditions.

ADG Europe presents TNT Theatre Britain in:

The tragedy of MACBETH

By William Shakespeare Directed by Paul Stebbings

If MACBETH is not the finest play ever written, it is certainly the most performed. The play explores the corruption of power and its terrifying results, both politically and personally. But while the themes are profound and complex, the form is hugely entertaining: this is a thriller, a war story, a romance, a nightmare, a horror story and a most powerful presentation of the supernatural. The witches ride above this play as both demons and restorers of the natural order that MACBETH and his murderous wife seek to destroy. The evil that the royal couple unleash rebounds upon themselves and, by means of the most extraordinary poetry, we, the audience, watch the collapse of naked ambition into tortured self-doubt and ultimate insanity.

TNT’s production, directed by Paul Stebbings, was the company’s first Shakespeare production. The production has been so successful that it has been constantly revived and toured worldwide since 2001 to over forty countries on four continents. This might be the most performed production of MACBETH this century. Audiences have thrilled to this production from London to Atlanta, from Beijing to Berlin, from El Salvador to Thailand and from Australia to Norway. This is a full-blooded version of the play, witch driven in its intensity. The production is not frightened of the supernatural, or compromised by modern dress. But this is not an old fashioned production either; the musical score by Paul Flush drives the play forward and creates a compelling sound texture of almost filmic quality. Forest and castle merge and melt. The witches are an almost constant presence, neither male nor female (or both) and as ruthless as Greek Furies. The acting is fast and physical. Above all the production releases the poetic intensity of Shakespeare, writing at the height of his powers. The play is not so much interpreted as elucidated, exposing its universal truths. In our modern world where power seems divorced from morality and the irrational seems to sweep all before it, this mighty drama reminds us that we are not only corrupted but diminished by evil. For without a moral compass we shall be like MACBETH the murderous monarch:

“Out brief is but a poor player who struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more,
It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.”

“Feral cries pierce he air...from the very first moment of this MACBETH, the audience were held is a vice like grip” JAPAN TIMES

“I never knew Shakespeare could be so entertaining” CNN TV “World class theatre”. The Observer UK. 

CanClub Cabinet Shuffle

posted Mar 23, 2018, 2:44 AM by Nicole Vickers   [ updated Mar 28, 2018, 1:20 AM ]

Canada Club of Sweden,

We just wanted to let you know that there is a new Canada Club Cabinet and we wanted to say Hi. We are made up of a cross section of your membership. We come from a diverse background and we come from all over. We are entrepreneurs, teachers, IT, architects. We are in sales, big business, marketing and investing. Some of us have been here for a short period and some for much longer periods of time. We have many things in common, hey we are Canadian and we all want to make your experience here in Sweden just a little better.

Your new Canada Club of Sweden Cabinet is as follows:

Prime Minister Mike Prentice
Secretary  Michael Jenks
Treasurer Katie Björk
Cultural Attache Naila Brunelle
 Business Development Shawn Walsh, Niklas Sverrir Sörensson
 IT Nicole Vickers, Erica Rose
 Event Coordinator Marty Christiansen
 Auditor Vita-Marie Olsson

We are excited for 2018, we have some wonderful marquee events, in the Canada Day Picnic and the Thanksgiving Potluck at the Embassy, that we are looking forward to continuing. We are also trying to add continuity to our Monthly Pub and some people have expressed interest in spearheading other events, so keep an eye on the facebook page our website for upcoming events and we would love to see as many of you as we can at all the events. We look forward to seeing you all.

Please don't hesitate to contact any one of us if you have any ideas, complaints or just a comment. We are always looking for volunteers to help out with some of the bigger events and if someone wanted to organize and event, say like a nature hike as an example. Please let us know… Again, we look forward to seeing you all. Thank you for being a part of the Club


Your Canadian Club of Sweden Cabinet.

PM Ed Oh retires

posted Mar 23, 2018, 2:42 AM by Nicole Vickers

To Canadian Club Members

As the Cabinet of the Canadian Club, we would like to thank you all for being part of our wonderful Club and part of our Swedish experience. Some may come and some may go, but it is nice to know that we can always connect with other Canadians and people with Canadian experiences. This Club is a big part of our transition from one culture to another.

Sadly, one of our long time Cabinet members has moved on to greener pastures. Our Prime Minister of the Canadian Club of Sweden, Mr Ed Oh, has resigned his position to take on some new life challenges and split his time between Sweden and Germany.

Ed will be missed, he worked tirelessly when it came to any events that the Club put on. His big passions were The Canada Day Picnic and The Annual Thanksgiving Potluck  at the Canadian Embassy. He has also been instrumental in forging a new and stronger relationship with Canadian Embassy and its Staff. One particular event that was memorable was the Governor Generals Gala in celebration of Canada's 150 Birthday.

Ed Oh, Thank you for your service, thank you for your time. We will work hard to preserve and hopefully expand on what you have started. You leave big shoes to fill!

The Canadian Club of Sweden

Canadian wine import event at Embassy

posted Nov 12, 2017, 1:44 AM by Nicole Vickers

Dear Canadian Club Members,
My name is Eva and I am one of two owners of a newly started wine importing company focusing on Canadian wines. On the 23rd of November, in the afternoon, Canwine will have a release event at the Embassy and we have reserved a number of spots for Canadian Club members. If you are interested in coming, please send me your email address through messenger (to: Eva Björndal), email ( or text (076-2248560) so we can send an official invitation to you. Since the number of guests are limited there will be a “first come first serve” basis. More information will follow with the official invitation. 
Hope to see you on 23/11!
Eva and Per

Thanks & Upcoming Events

posted Sep 6, 2017, 10:04 AM by Nicole Vickers

Hey fellow Canadians in Sweden!

Merci à tous pour un pique-nique réussi! 

Thanks everyone for the great day of fun on Sat!

Special thanks to/un grand merci à Ed Oh, Marty Christiansen, Nicole Vickers, Katie Björk, Michael Jenks, Mark Scheffer, Sven Walsh, Birgit Leistmann-Walsh et le personnel de l'ambassade y compris l'ambassadrice/and the Embassy Staff including the Ambassador Heather Grant for their time, effort and support in making this event happen behind the scenes!

Les photos du pique-nique / Photos from the picnic! By Birgit Leistmann-Walsh


Next big events will be Annual General Meeting in Sept. (Agenda & Date TBD) and Thanksgiving on Oct 7 (Details TBD). If you have any inquiries on the club activities or committee positions, please do not hesitate to contact Ed at:

Les prochains événements seront l'assemblée générale annuelle en septembre et la fête d'action de grâce le 7 octobre (Détails à suivre). Si vous avez des questions au sujet des activités du club ou des postes de comité,

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) - Autorisation de voyage électronique (AVE)

posted Sep 6, 2017, 10:03 AM by Nicole Vickers

A message from the Embassy:

(Le français suit)

Dear Canadians,
Starting on November 10, 2016, Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, will need a valid Canadian passport to fly to or transit through Canada.
In order to facilitate the travel of dual Canadian citizens who do not currently have a valid Canadian passport, a short-term measure is available to dual Canadian citizens whose second citizenship is from a visa-exempt country. These dual citizens can apply for a special authorization that will let them board their flight to Canada using their valid non-Canadian passport.
This short-term measure, which will be available until January 31, 2017, is open to dual citizens who have an imminent flight to Canada (leaving in less than ten days) and whose Canadian citizenship can be verified by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). If approved, the authorization will be valid for four days from the date of travel indicated in the application. Those not eligible for the authorization must contact the nearest Government of Canada office abroad to obtain the appropriate travel document.
More information about how to apply for a passport or for the special authorization can be found at
Canadian permanent residents cannot apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) and must show their valid permanent resident card or obtain a permanent resident travel document from the nearest Government of Canada office abroad when returning to Canada by air. For non-Canadians, applying for an eTA is a simple online process. The Government of Canada website,, is the only valid site where travellers can apply for an eTA.
We encourage you to stay connected with the latest travel advice and advisories, via the web at, our mobile Travel Smart application, available at, and our RSS feeds at You may also follow us on Twitter at, or find us on Facebook at
Global Affairs Canada

À nos ressortissant(e)s canadien(ne)s,
Vous recevez ce message puisque vous vous êtes inscrits auprès du Gouvernement du Canada à l'aide du système d'inscription des Canadiens à l'étranger. Nous vous saurions gré de transmettre l'information importante suivante à tous les ressortissants canadiens que vous connaissez, y compris ceux qui ont la double nationalité.
À compter du 10 novembre 2016, les citoyens Canadiens, y compris les citoyens ayant la double nationalité, devront présenter un passeport canadien valide pour se rendre au Canada par avion ou transiter par le pays.
Afin de faciliter le voyage des citoyens canadiens qui ont une double nationalité et qui ne sont pas en possession d’un passeport canadien valide, une mesure à court terme a été mise en place pour les citoyens canadiens qui ont la double nationalité d’un pays dispensé de l’obligation de visa. Ces personnes ayant une double nationalité peuvent demander une autorisation spéciale qui leur permettra de prendre leur vol vers le Canada en utilisant leur passeport non canadien valide.   
Cette mesure à court terme, qui sera en vigueur jusqu’au 31 janvier 2017, est offerte aux citoyens ayant la double nationalité qui doivent prendre un vol vers le Canada sous peu (dans moins de dix jours) et dont la citoyenneté canadienne peut être confirmée par Immigration, Réfugiés et Citoyenneté Canada (IRCC). Si elle est approuvée, l’autorisation sera valide pendant quatre jours à partir de la date du voyage indiquée dans la demande. Les personnes qui ne sont pas admissibles à l’autorisation  spéciale devront communiquer avec le bureau du gouvernement du Canada à l’étranger le plus près pour obtenir le document de voyage requis.
Pour obtenir plus de renseignements sur comment demander un passeport ou l’autorisation spéciale, consultez le  
Les résidents permanents du Canada qui retournent au Canada par avion ne peuvent pas demander une Autorisation de voyage électronique (AVE) et devront présenter leur carte de résident permanent ou obtenir un titre de voyage pour résident permanent auprès du bureau du gouvernement du Canada à l’étranger le plus près.
Pour les non-Canadiens, le processus de demande d’AVE est simple et se fait en ligne. Le site Web du gouvernement du Canada,, est le seul site valide sur lequel les voyageurs peuvent présenter une demande d’AVE.
Nous vous encourageons à rester branchés aux plus récents conseils aux voyageurs, aux dernières mises en garde et à nos coordonnées d'urgence sur le site, aussi disponible via l'application mobile Bon Voyage, au, ou en s'inscrivant aux fils RSS sur Vous pouvez aussi nous suivre sur Twitter à , ou nous retrouver sur Facebook à
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