Literature will be in the spotlight this week, as the Louisiana Museum inaugurates its third literary exposition. A good book followed by a run or a dip in the water might just be what need to prepare for the end of the summer.
Louisiana Literature – For the third consecutive year, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is opening its doors to readers, writers, poets and creative folk for Louisiana Literature. The annual international literary festival will this year showcase about 40 writers from Denmark and abroad. Louisiana will fill its rooms and sculpture park with discussions, interviews, readings and music centred around literature. Rock singer Patti Smith is the headliner and well-known writers Jonathan Safran Foer, Kiran Desai and Jeffrey Eugenides are also joining the line-up. A festival ticket (150kr) will grant you entry for all four days of the festival.
Louisiana, Gammel Strandvej 13, Fredensborg; starts Thu (Aug 23), ends Sun; see programme online; Entry with museum ticket or 150kr for a four-day pass; www.louisiana.dk
ECCO Walkathon – Pick the 6km or 10km route and get moving. For every kilometre you complete, the sponsors ECCO will donate a euro to an aid project. It’s a great way to exercise whilst seeing the heart of the city. There will also be presentations to the charities and a jazz concert.
Kastellet, Cph K; Sun 09:30–15:30; Tickets: Adults 50kr, under-12s 25kr
Christiansborg Rundt – Dive into the pristine city waters and race for 2,000 metres. Or for an easier start to the weekend, just watch as the swimmers slip past the Christiansborg Palace and under the Knippelsbro Bridge. Online registration ends on 24 August.
Christiansborg Rundt; Kruger Stafetten, Cph K; Sat 09:00 registration; 11:00 race starts; Tickets: registration 350kr; Free to watch
Kæmpe book market – Hundreds of good quality books with lots of different kinds of subjects and genres are being sold at this huge book market. The price decreases every day à la Dutch auction principle.Strøget, Cph K; ends Sep 16; Mon-Sat 09:00-19:00, Sun 12:00-18:00
Folehavefestival – This weekend marks the 22nd time that Valby has held the Folehavefestival. If you like theatre, balloons, football and grilled sausages, this one is for you.