From Mrs Gaskell to Mr Gay

Whether you want to read great fiction or take a horse-drawn carriage ride through Dyrehaven, you can do it all somewhere in Copenhagen. If unwinding to music is more your thing, remember the DR Summer Festival, the Mr Gay contest and Couleur Café, a celebration of African culture. 

 

International Book Club If you enjoy reading fiction in English, Danish, German, French or Arabic, come down to the library and pick up a new book to read with a group. All discussions will be in English. SM

Nørrebro Bibliotek, Bragesgade 8B, Cph N; Tues 15:00-16:30; free adm; stfugl@kff.kk.dk; hannes@kff.kk.dk

 

Horse-drawn carriage tour of Dyrehaven Join other English speakers for a one-hour tour of the park in a horse-drawn carriage followed by a trip to Pjerrot’s ice cream parlour at Bakken amusement park. JOS

Dyrehaven, Klampenborg; Sun 12:00; tickets: 180kr (includes ice cream); sign up no later than June 5 at eva@thecopenhagenbook.dk

 

DR Summer Festival The classical concerts presented by the DR Summer Festival last about one hour and take place at 17:30. There is therefore plenty of time for a drink in front of the Concert Hall before the concerts or a nice dinner after. Food and drink will be sold before and after the concerts. ClS

Koncerthuset, DR Byen, Emil Holms Kanal 20, Cph K; starts Fri, ends June 23, concerts at 17:30; tickets: 670kr; www.billetlugen.dk

 

Couleur Café For ten years, Couleur Café has brought African music to enthusiastic audiences in Copenhagen. Part of the park is taken over by African culture – food, drink, music and art – while thousands enjoy the celebration of African culture. Various African musicians will be entertaining visitors, and the entire event is aimed at increasing cultural understanding between different African cultures and Danish culture. SM

Fælledparken, Edel Sauntes Allé 13, Cph Ø; 24 June 12:00-18:00; free adm; 50537815; www.facebook.com/couleurcafedk

 

Carnival of the Animals Musicians from DR’s orchestras will perform the hilarious Carnival of the Animals while an artist draws pictures of the animals that appear in the music. After the concert, kids can release balloons with animal drawings attached to them. Anyone who finds a balloon may write back to the child with details of how far the balloon travelled.

Koncerthuset, DR Byen, Emil Holms Kanal 20, Cph S; Sat 17:30; tickets: 75-150kr; 35203040; www.dr.dk

 

Mr Gay The semi-finals to be named Denmark’s Mr Gay! Ten finalists will be selected, so come ready to vote for your favourites. SM

Cosy Bar, Studiestræde 24, Cph K; Sat 22:00; free adm.; mrgay@outandabout.dk; www.mrgay.dk

 





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