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Swedish Lucia Nights
Mon 12 December 2016, 18:00 – 21:00 GMT
A magical Scandinavian tradition that takes place the week before December 13th, when the 400-year old tradition of the ‘queen of light’, St. Lucia is celebrated with church concerts and processions. On St. Lucia’s day you will see thousands of young girls & boys emerge from the darkness of a Swedish winters day and gently silence the crowds with a procession of light.
Dressed as Lucia’s maidens, in flowing white gowns, each girl (or boy) holds a candle and the Lucia wears a wreath of glowing candles in her hair. In Sweden you can witness the charm of the choir solemnly proceeding through cities, towns and churches, giving out saffron buns and singing Lucia’s beautiful melodies.
For a truly enchanting experience come watch our beautiful choir perform in this magical chapel in south London. Enjoy spiced mulled wine, gingerbread and get into the Christmas spirit with us before the darkest night of the year (in Sweden that is) is taking place.
Sunday 11th December (2 shows)
1:30pm - 5:30pm SOLD OUT
6:00pm - 9:00pm SOLD OUT
Monday 12th December 6:00pm - 9:00pm SOLD OUT
Tuesday 13th December 6:00pm - 9:00pm SOLD OUT
Wednesday 14th December 5:30pm - 8:30pm SOLD OUT
Programme will be presented a few days before the events. Aim to get to the event latest 6:30 each day (or 2pm on the Sunday day event). We have space for 130 seated on each event but have 180 ticket holders so we are working on a first come first served policy. There will be benches around the venue to get everyone seated but this is not a guarantee. Shows are 2 x 30 min on each event.
Early Bird (until 1st November) £13.50
There will be some lighter food and lots of drinks at the venue = Hot dogs, meatball sandwiches, Saffron buns, mulled wine, Snaps, Swedish beer, wine, cider and some Julmust for the kids. #perfect.
Venue: Asylum Peckham, Caroline Garden's Chapel, London SE15 2SQ
Closest public transport: Queens Road Peckham (7 min walk)
OUR BEST FRIENDS AND PARTNERS:
Forest Glow Glögg
Swedish Mulled wine at its best!
Try Swedish at Ocado
for a £50 price to win on the night and an amazing range of Swedish food from their online shop.
Nils Oscar Bryggeri for one of the best Swedish lagers out there.
Åive Swedish spring water for giving us fresh cold water. "Varannan vatten" is a must for us Swedes (even though it's debatable how many that is sticking to that).
SMAKA for helping us bake our amazing Saffron buns, a MUST on any Swedish Christmas party.
Creative production: Badger & Fox
Technical & Lighting: Perception Events