The Rise And Fall Of Ingrid Bergman. And Rise

ca. 1948 --- Ingrid Bergman as Joan of Arc. --- Image by © John Springer Collection/CORBIS

ca. 1948 — Ingrid Bergman as Joan of Arc. — Image by © John Springer Collection/CORBIS

The world famous actress Ingrid Bergman is ranked no 4 in history by the American Film Institute. This exhibition at Millesgården is commemorating the centennial of her birth.

On display are for example 60 photographs by Robert Capa, Lennart Nilsson and other renowned photographers, prints by Andy Warhol and three films from the three phases of her life and Ingrid Bergmans private Casablanca manuscript.

The Rise And Fall Of Ingrid Bergman. And Rise
Oct 8 2015 – Jan 24 2016

Cinema Queer International Film Festival


Cinema Queer International Film Festival was founded in 2012 with the aim of broadening the hetero-normative cinema offerings in Sweden. The festival has its focus on film that questions, debates and looks beyond the prevailing norms and that illuminates the stories that otherwise might go unnoticed.

Festival venues:
Biograf Zita, Birger Jarlsgatan 37.
Clarion Sign Roof Top Terrace, Östra Järnvägsgatan 35.
H62, Hornsgatan 62.

Cinema Queer International Film Festival
September 24-27, 2015

Souvenirs from Stockholm

Vacation shopping in Stockholm goes well beyond the Swedish flag printed t-shirt or a keychain from a souvenir shop. We selected a few places where you’ll find souvenirs that are uniquely Swedish.

BYREDO PERFUMS, Mäster Samuelsgatan 6
What makes Byredo unique is its simplicity and the relatively few ingredients they use.  All the fragrances are unisex. In the shop you will find perfumes, candles and body products, some of them made exclusively for the store. You’ll also find Byredo at NK.

ACNE, Norrmalmstorg Square
A fashion house that has met with great success all over the world, using its trendy and innovative jeans collection as a starting point. The first collection consisted of only 100 pairs, which were distributed to friends and acquaintances. But the demand for more jeans was tremendous, and so Acne Jeans was born. Today Acne makes entire women’s and men’s collections, including shoes and accessories.

PÄRLANS KONFEKTYR, Nytorgsgatan 38
This 50’s styled place makes the best soft caramels in town. Don’t miss the one with vanilla/sea salt!

SVENSKT TENN, Strandvägen 5
Svenskt Tenn is known for the colorful and unique Josef Frank textiles with floral and animal prints as well as an amazing selection of furniture, lamps, and gifts. The prices can be very high but this is an incredible spot to catch the latest trends in Scandinavian interior design!


How to get to Stockholm

By air to Stockholm
SAS Scandinavian Airlines,
SAS is northern Europe‟s largest airline and one of the world‟s most LGBT-friendly airlines. In 2010 the airline hosted the world‟s first gay and lesbian weddings in the air through the hugely successful social media campaign Love is in the air. SAS is the national airline of Sweden, Denmark and Norway.


To and from the airport
Arlanda Express,
Arlanda Express is the fastest way into town from Stockholm-Arlanda Airport. It only takes 20 minutes from the airport to the Central Station in Stockholm. It’s also by far the most environmentally friendly way. Arlanda Express has been awarded the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation’s eco-label “Good Environmental Choice”. For the tenth consecutive year, Arlanda Express has been Sweden’s most punctual train operator (the Swedish Transport Administration). Arlanda Express often offers discounts, especially at the weekends.


Stockholm and Gothenburg proudly welcome EuroPride to Sweden in summer 2018


We are proud to announce that Stockholm, together with Gothenburg, will host EuroPride 2018!

Two cities, one country – for a united Europe open to the world.


The European Pride Organisers Association has decided that Stockholm Pride and West Pride in Gothenburg will have the opportunity to hold EuroPride in both cities in summer 2018. We’re looking forward to a summer painted with the colors of the rainbow, with a dazzling celebration, discussion and manifesting the equal rights of all people, starting in Gothenburg in June and ending in August in Stockholm.

“We want to challenge the framework of what a pride festival is. Every festival is part of a larger battle for the equal rights of all people. By collaborating with other festivals in Sweden and Europe, we’re showing that Pride and the LGBT movement are bigger than each week and city,” say Sandra Ehne, Chairperson of Stockholm Pride, and Laila Poulsen, Chairperson of West Pride.

Summer 2018 will be filled with joy, politics and solidarity. Together, we will continue to challenge norms and shine a spotlight on LGBT issues and everyone’s right to love who you want and be who you are.

In the spirit of collaboration and joining forces, we will place extra emphasis on international solidarity in the cities and festivals in between. The challenges are different throughout Europe and the world, but our common need to meet up is the same.

“It is with great joy that I welcome EuroPride 2018 to Gothenburg! The rights of LGBT individuals are human rights and human dignity is international. Together, we can make a difference in the world,” says Anneli Hulthén, Mayor of Gothenburg.

All Pride festivals are unique, as they should be. But a common EuroPride presents new opportunities for broader, even more effective content in both Stockholm and Gothenburg.

Sweden and Stockholm held EuroPride 1998 and 2008. We now have the opportunity to celebrate 20 years in Sweden, while simultaneously carrying out the 25th EuroPride event.

“Stockholm is known worldwide as an open city, and we are happy and proud to welcome EuroPride for the third time. We have the necessary capacity to hold this kind of big event, and I look forward to welcoming visitors from Sweden and the rest of the world to EuroPride 2018,” says Karin Wanngård, Commissioner of Finance in Stockholm.

In 2015, EuroPride was held in Riga. In 2016 it will be in Amsterdam and in 2017, EuroPride will stand back for World Pride, which will take place in Madrid.

Bike in Tweed Stockholm

bike in tweed

A bike tour with style and elegance! Wear your best, preferably tweed, but make adjustments for cycling. The race will be held around central Stockholm and without steep hills, a comfortable ride at a leisurable pace, open for both ladies and gentlemen. Bring a picnic basket if you like, there will be time both before and after the race. All bicycles are welcome to join the race, old as well as new.

Bike In Tweed, September 19

The Royal Palace

For some, the idea of Swedish history still conjures up images of rugged Vikings. But that’s just a tiny part of Stockholm’s fascinating and colorful – and yes, even gay – past.
The best place to start exploring is the place where Stockholm itself began, its beautifully preserved Old Town of Gamla Stan. Here you’ll find Sweden’s magnificent Royal Palace, which has seen its fair share of gaiety through the years. In fact, the very first king to grow up here in the 18th century, Gustav III, enjoyed extremely close bonds with at least two of his handsome male courtiers. Later, in the 1930s, King Gustaf V became enmeshed in a gay blackmail scandal. Today, the grand 600-room palace is ceremonially protected by cute but stoic guards, and partially open for guided tours. Don’t miss Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities, the arts-loving king’s fascinating sculpture collection. The pieces are arranged just as they were during his reign, including their rather hot male nude centerpiece, Endymion.
Did you know this? Some facts about the Royal Palace:
– It has a little over 600 rooms
– It contains no less than five museums
– The changing of the guards that take place every day is a very popular event
– The entrance fee to the palace and all the museums are included in the Stockholm Card
– It’s haunted by a ghost called the White Lady…

Popaganda Music Festival 2015


Coming up this weekend! Popaganda is a two-day festival being held at Eriksdalsbadet in Stockholm the last weekend in August. Visitors will be enjoying synchronized swimming, dancing and some of the best pop music around!

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Stockholm Voices: Lotta and Joachim


Stockholm Voices is a series of interviews with the people of Stockholm. They are all strong and important ambassadors in the LGBT community. Let them introduce you to their favorite places in our city.


This time we’ve asked Lotta Granqvist and Joachim Olausson some questions about our city. Lotta is an art historian with a queer eye and a femme-inist activist – always equipped with a pen and a lipstick. Joachim is the Managing Director at Hotel Skeppsholmen.


What is your favorite museum or attraction?
I would recommend a visit to Färgfabriken, just south of Söder. Nearby you´ll find Whakapapa where you can have your obligatory post exhibition visit cup of coffee! If you want to spend the day outside, rent a bike and experience all the beautiful bridges that connect all the city islands with each other.

Joachim: Our neighbor, the amazing Modern Museum!


The best lunch spot?
Lotta: Choose between all the good food in Hötorgshallen and just enjoy the atmosphere or grab a typical swedish fish at Strömmingsvagnen in Slussen and make your own urban picknick down by the water side.

Joachim: The meatballs in our restaurant Långa Raden is a must!


What´s your favorite area for a slow Sunday stroll?
Lotta: Start at Mariatorget, why not at Folkbaren with a nice glas of cava? That will give you the energy to walk Hornsgatan down to Hornstull and take a pit stop at Bitter Pills, where you always get a nice welcome! Continue over the bridge to Vinterviken, a beautiful area dating from the 17th century. Enjoy the surroundings, the sunday lazy stockholmers and the ecological farmers market and café.

Joachim: I live at Mariatorget on Södermalm so for me the perfect stroll is Monteliusvägen with its amazing views over Stockholm.