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Night of culture awaits in Gentofte

Sohini Kumar
September 30th, 2016

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Riveted in stories of the past (photo: Garderhoj)

Gentofte Night
Sep 30, 16:00-23:00; various venues; some activities require registration/entry fee; gentoftenatten.dk; all ages
Gentofte Night is an annual event that offers visitors to the suburb the chance to explore it whilst celebrating its cultural opportunities. Several museums, libraries and other cultural institutions will be at your disposal, along with events for families.

Start the evening off with ballet at the Hellerup Classical Ballet School, or with a yoga class at Garderhøj Fort. If you would rather watch than participate, theatre performances will also be running at Aulaen Nymosehave and Schæffergården.

Take a trip back in time at the medieval market at Ordrup Library, complete with horses and knights. Children can carve wooden knives, learn medieval dances, watch sword fights and eat food cooked over an open fire. If that does not satisfy your shopping needs, a family market will also be set up at Dyssegård Library.

Later in the evening, Garderhøj Fort will offer games and challenges, with prizes for the best! Kids can learn about the history of their surroundings with guided tours and interactive exhibitions.

The options are endless! The Gentofte Local History Archive will open its doors, along with the Gentofte Fire Museum and the fire station. There will be an exhibition at Det Grå Pakhus art gallery, and you will also be able to meet Queen Louise at the Swedish Villa and explore Bernstorff Palace at dusk, where some thrilling stories will be told.

These are just a fraction of the festivities awaiting you. Keep an eye out for the full program, published in early September.


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