Hailing the future, honouring the past

Whether you're a nature lover, a bookworm, a history buff or even a Warhol wannabe, this week's events offer something for you!

 

Fashion Festival
Jam-packed with a whole raft of fashion-focused events, the Fashion Festival programme is set to wow once again. This year it features preview and discount shopping events at many boutiques around the city, beauty classes, as well as museum exhibitions and an open house at the Fashion Design Akademiet. Find out the full programme on the website and look out for our special section in the next issue of InOut.

Various locations across Cph; starts Wed, ends 3 Feb; www.copenhagenfashionfestival.com

 

Auschwitz Day
Auschwitz Day is commemorated at the Danish Jewish Museum on January 27, the day of international holocaust remembrance. Free guided tours focusing on Danish Jewish history will follow presentations from two Jewish women who will each tell their experiences as children who fled during the Second World War. Presentations will begin at 13:00 and 14:00, with guided tours beginning at 15:00 and 16:00.

Danish Jewish Museum, Proviantpassagen 6, Cph K; Sun 12:00-17:00; free adm; www.jewmus.dk

 

Lecture: Trees that changed the world
Where ‘wood’ we be without it? Join the lecture at Rundetårn and explore the multifarious ways in which specific trees and the products produced from them have shaped the course of humankind’s evolution. Dr Toby Musgrave, one of the UK’s leading authorities on garden history and landscape design, holds the lecture.

Rundetårn, Købmagergade 52A, Cph K; Wed 19:15; tickets 40kr; www.rundetaarn.dk

 

Learn how to draw like Warhol
Study the drawings and prints of Andy Warhol and experiment with his drawing techniques yourself. The workshop is for children aged four to 16 and space is limited.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Børnehuset, Gl. Strandvej 13, Humlebæk; Sun 11:00; tickets: kids 20kr, www.louisiana.dk

 

The Plant Hunters: Explorers, Botanists & Forgotten Heroes
This course, taught in English, will explain how our exotic house plants travelled across Asia, Australia and the Americas to find homes in European gardens. Participants will meet the plant hunters, a group of adventuring botanists who endured vast hardships and illnesses to explore remote areas of the world, with the sole purpose of discovering new plants for home gardens. Professor Toby Musgrave will tell their stories and investigate the impact of their plants on Europe’s gardens.

Folk Universitet, Niels Bohr Institut, Blegdamsvej 17, Bldg D, Cph Ø; Thursdays 17:15-19:00, starts Feb 14,  ends March 14; www.fukbh.dk

 

English Book Club
Join Expat in Denmark’s next book club meeting, which will cover Rachel Joyce’s ‘The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold’ this month. Coffee, tea and cookies will be offered while participants discuss the book. The discussion will be in English, but participants should feel free to read the book in any language. Contact Aishwarya Gawaskar if interested to ensure there are enough arrangements for all.
Østerbro Library, Dag Hammerskøld Allé 19, Cph Ø; Feb 6, 17:30; contact Aishwarya Gawaskar at aishgawaskar@gmail.com to sign up; www.expatindenmark.com