Nordicana: Nordic Noir & Beyond Live 2015

From 6th-7th June 2015, fans with a criminal curiosity for provocative Nordic crime dramas can flock to the Troxy theatre in London for Nordicana – Nordic Noir & Beyond Live. The event plays host to the brightest stars from the Scandinavian television shows and crime fiction that we in the UK have come to love, including The Bridge’s icy leading lady Sofia Helin and none other than Sofie Gråbøl, who played the iconic Sarah Lund in three seasons of The Killing. In addition to these shining lights of the genre will be stars of the hit Danish show The Legacy and the brand new BBC FOUR series 1864 – which will come to its dramatic conclusion with final episode screenings at the event with cast-member Q&A’s. Nordicana will premiere 4 brand new series with episode one exclusive screenings of ITV Encore’s Jordskott, More4’s new 6 part WWII drama The Saboteurs, episode one of season 2 of The Legacy and the new French Crime series from Channel 4 – Witnesses. The festival is designed to allow audiences the chance to explore the intoxicating realm of Nordic Noir and to get up close and personal, with an interactive collection of cultural activities to choose from.  A tantalising range of food, drink, design and culture combines the excitement of a cultural expo with the flair of a film and literary festival. The evolution of the show continues in 2015 with a brand new team taking the concept into a fresh, revised format. All ticket holders will enjoy their own numbered seat for the day and can relax in-between talks and screenings.  We will have a focused set of events on one main stage across the entire weekend and for more intimate and alternative events, there will be a secondary space whilst Book signings will be ongoing at the Nordicana bookstand. All scheduled events and appearances are subject to change as actors own schedules are open to last minute filming changes.

 

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THE UK’S ONLY FESTIVAL OF SCANDINAVIAN DRAMA & FICTION

 SATURDAY JUNE 6TH

Celebrate National Day of Sweden with us!

 

9.30am Doors Open 

 

MAIN STAGE

10.15 am- Welcome introduction by Barry Forshaw

 

10.30am – An exclusive premiere of Episode One, Season Two of The Legacy - ahead of its transmission on Sky Arts on June 12th. Plus audience Q&A with cast members: Trine Dyrholm, Jesper Christensen & Marie Bach Hansen – moderated by Ian Haydn Smith

 

12.30pm - An audience with Sofia Helin – the star of The Bridge takes us inside the mind of Swedish cop Saga Norén in advance of Season Three of  The Bridge on BBC Four – Moderated by Angie Errigo

 

13.30pm - UK Premiere of Episode One of Witnesses – a brand new 6 part French crime series– coming soon to Channel 4

 

3.00pm - An audience with Sofie Gråbøl – the woman behind the iconic Danish cop Sarah Lund of The Killing and now Fortitude – in conversation Plus audience Q&A – moderated by Emma Kennedy – author of The Killing Handbook

 

4.00pm - 1864 - Screening of the penultimate episode to coincide with its transmission on BBC Four plus Q&A with lead cast members  Marie Tourell Søderberg, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Jakob Oftebro, Jens Sætter-Lassen & Søren Malling – moderated by the best-selling novelist Marian Keyes

 

6.00pm – UK premiere of Episode One of Jordskott, the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed Nordic mystery thriller, ahead of its ITV encore launch with Q&A from lead actress Moa Gammel plus creator / Co-Director Henrik Björn & Producer Filip Hammarström – moderated by Wendy Mitchell

 

THE WHITE ROOM

11.00amThe Origins of Nordic Noir’ – A panel talk chaired by crime fiction expert Barry Forshaw with special guests:

- Sarah Ward, author of In Bitter Chill, and a judge for the Petrona Prize Award for Scandinavian Crime Fiction

- Quentin Bates, author of Frozen Out

- Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen of UCL Scandinavia Studies, author of the forthcoming Scandinavian Crime Fiction

 

1.15pm ‘The Borgen Experience’ - Borgen Producer Camilla Hammerich on how she built Borgen into the worldwide phenomenon it now is upon the launch of her new book ‘The Borgen Experience’ exclusively available at Nordicana ahead of its UK release later this year. Moderated by Barry Forshaw

 

2.15pm ‘Honest Cooking: The Simple Art of Scandinavian Food’ – Signe ‘Scandilicious’ Johansen Talk on Scandinavian food with a panel of experts: Johanna Kindvall, Anna Brones and Bronte Aurell

 

3.30pm The Contract KillerA live theatrical performance of the Danish play by Benny Andersen performed by the theatre group [Foreign Affairs] ‘Scandinavian crime as you’ve never seen it’ ‘

 

SUNDAY JUNE 7TH

 

9.30am Doors Open 

 

10.15 am- Welcome introduction by Barry Forshaw

 

10.30am A panel talk and audience Q&A session with cast members of The Legacy – Trine Dyrholm, Jesper Christensen & Marie Bach Hansen – moderated by Barry Forshaw

 

11.30am An audience with Sofia Helin – the star of The Bridge takes us inside the mind of Swedish cop Saga Norén in advance of Season Three ofThe Bridge on BBC Four – moderated by Wendy Mitchell

 

12.30pm  1864 – screening of the final episode to coincide with its transmission on BBC Four plus Q&A with lead cast members Marie Tourell Søderberg, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Jakob Oftebro & Jens Sætter-Lassen moderated by Wendy Mitchell

 

2.30pm An audience with Sofie Gråbøl – the woman behind the iconic Danish cop Sarah Lund of The Killing and now Fortitude – in conversation Plus audience Q&A – moderated by Angie Errigo

 

3.45pm An audience with Trine Dyrholm- Star of The Legacy, Festen, In A Better World & Love Is All You Need in conversation with Dave Calhoun

 

5.00pm UK premiere of Episode One of The Saboteurs – a brand new 6 part Norwegian military history series – aka The Heavy Water War – the story behind Hitler’s plan of Germany getting the Atomic Bomb during WW2, and the Heavy Water sabotages in Rjukan, Norway – coming soon to More4 and starring Anna Friel

 

6.15pm UK premiere of Episode One of Jordskott, the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed Nordic mystery thriller, ahead of its ITV encore launch with Q&A from lead actress Moa Gammel plus creator / Co-Director Henrik Björn & Producer Filip Hammarström, moderated by Damon Wise

 

THE WHITE ROOM

11.15am The Contract Killer A live theatrical performance of the Danish play by Benny Andersen performed by the theatre group [Foreign Affairs] ‘Scandinavian crime as you’ve never seen it’

 

12.30pm UCL – Department of Scandinavian Studies – The Bridge Briefing: The Culture, Language and Architecture behind the hit BBC FOUR series

 

2.15pm Honest Cooking: The Simple Art of Scandinavian Food -  Signe ‘Scandilicious’ Johansen Talk on Scandinavian food with a panel of experts:

- Johanna Kindvall

- Anna Brones

- Bronte Aurell

 

3.45pm UCL – Department of Scandinavian Studies: Remembering 1864: Danish and German perspectives – A talk explaining the war between Denmark, Prussia and Austria of 1864 – the theme of the hit BBC FOUR series

 

THE NORDICANA SIGNING ROOM

 SATURDAY JUNE 6TH

12.45pm Trine Dyrholm, Jesper Christensen & Marie Bach Hansen from The Legacy

(SIGNING ticket entitles you to a FREE DVD or Blu-ray of The Legacy Season One)

 

2.15pm Sofia Helin from The Bridge

(SIGNING ticket entitles you to a FREE DVD or Blu-ray of The Bridge Season One or Two)

 

4.00pm Sofie Gråbøl from The Killing / Fortitude

(SIGNING ticket entitles you to a FREE DVD of The Accused, Aftermath or The Hour of the Lynx)

 

5.15pm Moa Gammel from Jordskott / Tommy

(FREE entry signing – first come, first served basis)

 

6.30pm Marie Tourell Søderberg, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Jakob Oftebro, Jens Sætter-Lassen & Søren Malling from 1864

(SIGNING ticket entitles you to a FREE DVD or Blu-ray of 1864)

 

THE NORDICANA SIGNING ROOM

SUNDAY JUNE 7TH

10.30am Sofia Helin from The Bridge

(SIGNING ticket entitles you to a FREE DVD or Blu-ray of The Bridge Season One or Two)

 

11.30am Marie Tourell Søderberg, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Jakob Oftebro, and Jens Sætter-Lassen from 1864

(SIGNING ticket entitles you to a FREE DVD or Blu-ray of 1864)

 

12.30pm Sofie Gråbøl from The Killing / Fortitude

(SIGNING ticket entitles you to a FREE DVD of The Accused, Aftermath or The Hour of the Lynx)

 

1.45pm Trine Dyrholm, Jesper Christensen & Marie Bach Hansen from The Legacy

(SIGNING ticket entitles you to a FREE DVD or Blu-ray of The Legacy Season One)

 

5.00pm Moa Gammel from Jordskott / Tommy

(FREE entry signing – first come, first served basis)

 

BOOK SIGNINGS

  • Barry Forshaw: Nordic Noir, Euro Noir, Death in a Cold Climate: A Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction, The Man Who Left Too Soon – the Life and Works of Stieg Larsson
  • Emma Kennedy: The Killing handbook
  • Signe Johansen: Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking…Scandilicious, Scandilicious Baking
  • Anna Brones / Johanna Kindvall: Fika The Art Of the Swedish Coffee Break
  • Jon Stenhugg: The Second Child
  • Sarah Ward: In Bitter Chill
  • Camilla Hammerich: The Borgen Experience

 

THE NORDICANA MARKETPLACE

  • THE KOLSON EXPORT BAR
  • HOUSE OF SVERRE

Fresh salmon open sandwiches

  • STOCKHOLM DELI

Hot & cold food

  • GRASILVER JEWELRY
  • TOTALLY SWEDISH

Swedish delicacies & treats

  • FIKA

Coffee & Cakes

  • SOUTH KENSINGTON BOOKS

Pop-up Nordic Noir bookshop

  • NORDIC NOIR TV

DVD & Blu-Ray box sets

  • VISIT SWEDEN
  •  ALL ICELAND

FRESH BARISTA COFFEE & ICE CREAM SERVED ALL DAY

*All events and appearances are subject to change as actors work commitments can change at short notice*

Location and Directions

Getting to the Troxy

Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, London, E1 0HX.

 

By Rail

Troxy is located within a three minute walk of Limehouse Station which operates the DLR and C2C train networks. When using the DLR, alight at Limehouse Bekesbourne Street exit and follow the sign.

DLR trains to Limehouse from central London are accessible from Bank (Central/Circle/Northern & Waterloo & City Lines) and Tower Hill (Circle/District Lines) and are two stops (6 minutes) from either station.

C2C operates trains from Liverpool Street through Limehouse and into Essex.

Please check TFL for time tables.

 

By Bus

Troxy is served by:

15 – Paddington Station to Blackwall Station
115 – Aldgate to East Ham
135 – Old Street to Crossharbour
N15 –Paddington to Romford
N50 – Haymarket to Gallions Reach

 

By Car

The Holiday Inn Express at Limehouse offers limited secure parking for £10 and is a two-minute walk from Troxy.

Guests who wish to book a space must book via Justpark.com. The cost is £10.00 per night, which they will pay via the website and not at the hotel. Guests who turn up will only be given spaces if they are available.

Troxy does not have any parking spaces, and customers are requested not to use local area resident parking.

PLEASE NOTE: PARKING ATTENDANTS PATROL THE AREA; ILLEGALLY PARKED CARS ARE LIABLE TO BE TICKETED, CLAMPED OR TOWED.

It is possible to drop off to the side of the venue on Caroline Street.

The nearest 24-hour car park is Vinci Park located next to Cineworld at West India Quay and accommodates 558 cars. The car park is open 24 hours. Prices start from £4.00 for 2 hours. From Vinci Park local taxis are available as well as the DLR West India Quay.