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GOLDEN DAYS FESTIVAL

September 11, 2018

Here at SIRIN we are always looking out for interesting and inspiring local events, and one which has just started is The Golden Days Festival

Golden Days Festival gives voice to historical and cultural institutions, whose theme this year is ‘The B-Side’, which asks the question – ‘What are the historical backstories in architecture, art, music, film, literature, performing arts and social fabric?’
 
There are lots of curious stories about famous historical figures that you may have heard about, to lesser known stories that might cause some raised eyebrows. Ranging from the questioning of the masculinity of one of Denmark’s most recognized authors, to famous actresses and here St Bernard’s.

With lots of local tasting events from local breweries, art and a range of debates ranging from the political to questions about the music heritage of Copenhagen. We have hand picked some of the forthcoming events happening nearby us in Frederiksberg that are close to our hearts as well as the history of the local area we area based in.

UNKNOWN DESIGN HISTORY at THE DESIGN MUSEUM

September 12th, 17.00 – 18.00pm

This is a story of all of the designs that where cut and omitted from the great narrative of Denmark’s famous design history.
Designmuseum Denmark invites you for a walk round the museum where hidden and interesting stories shed some more light on the less successful design creations.

PRIDE & BAKKEHUSET feat. H.C.ANDERSEN

September 13th, 19-21.30.

Pride and Bakkehuset presents a conversation between queer theorists Dag Heede and Torsten Bogh Thomsen with a focus on H.C. Andersen’s masculinity. Questions such as How is masculinity constructed in Denmark in the 1830’s? In what way can the intimate manhood of time help imagine the image of H.C. Andersen? are sure to start interesting and informative conversations.

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP at KU.BE

September 22nd, 10.00am – 15.00.
Write your own weird Frederiksberg story focussing on the wilderness and beauty of the local area. You ca learn specific writing tools to help express all the humor, contrast and sensibility you and your surrounding city have.

MUSIC B-SIDES at VEGA

September 20th, 21.00pm.
A music quiz for music buffs, with lots of vinyl on display at the venue ‘Vega’.
There will be Q and A’s with some of Denmark’s own music historians, where they will be taking questions about music, drinks and overlooked specialty beers.

KUSAMA – ARE WOMEN THE B-SIDE OF ART HISTORY?
September 23rd, 16.30pm
Film screening
The Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is today world famous for her dotted artworks, which was recently exhibited in Lousiana. Golden Days Festival has been in collaboration with Reprisen in Holte. This film asks the question – have female artists been overlooked,or been treated like a B-side in art history in contrast to the male dominated industry.

DISCOVER THE UNKNOWN CARLSBERG’S HISTORY

Different dates

The Carlsberg area is a highlight of Denmark’s industrial architecture. The villa, which J.C. Jacobsen built with his family in 1854 is a hidden gem of the city.
The villa was where J.C. hosted some of his extravagant parties and dinners.
It is now owned by the Carlsberg Foundation.
Pie ceilings, murals and especially the pillar-crowned conservatory, “Pompeii” oozes ancient style and mood.  In famous park-like garden you can come to see his story through the drawings and designs of artists who helped develop the park, as well as an array of exotic plants and huge poppy trees that express an exoticism that Jacobsen was keen to bring to Copenhagen.

 

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