About Town: Beautiful moments with the stars, spacemen and saint

The double celebration of HamletScenen’s bicentenary and the quadricentenary of Shakespeare’s death in August was marked in style at Kronborg Castle by a rainbow and (below) a varied crowd from all walks of Danish life, including (left-right) Vivienne McKee, HamletScenen artistic director Lars Romann Engel, Region Hovedstadens chair Sophie Hæstorp Andersen, castle manager Erik Als, Helsingør mayor Benedikte Kiær, BCCD president Mariano Davies, German ambassador Claus Robert Krumrei, and Bertel Haarder, the minister of culture, and his wife.

Meanwhile, another anniversary marking ten years since the passing of artist Nam June Paik at SMK was attended by his compatriots, South Korean ambassador Young-sam Ma and his wife, who stood in front of one of his works: a robotic tribute to Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer (below)

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Denmark’s first astronaut Andreas Mogensen was present on September 3 at the Carlsberg Academy to honour the visit of cosmonaut Sergei Volkov (blue tie) to Carlsberg, along with Russian ambassador Mikhail Vanin (glasses). The spacemen then unveiled a statue of Yuri Gagarin.

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Indian ambassador Rajeev Shahare and Albanian ambassador Kastriot Robo, representing the home and the homeland of Mother Teresa, were present at a service on September 4 at St Ansgars Kirke to mark the nun’s canonisation.

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