Västerbottensteatern: A cultural gem in northern Sweden
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‘Covid nearly destroyed our Norrland dream’
Cassandra Hebbourn and her husband, Ben, left the UK for Norrland intent on starting a new life and new business in Skellefteå - then came a pandemic that nearly ruined everything. But they didn’t give up. Photography by Donna Richmond.
’We have a love-hate relationship with Norrland’
Daniella and Weynand Deysel moved from South Africa to Burträsk. They love Swedish schools but, as they build their innovative farm business, they’re bothered by the bureaucracy and the cold. Portrait by Donna Richmond.
In our guide to Norrland weddings, Wendy Cherie Lidman offers her take on the cultural differences of northern Sweden nuptials while, on the next page, four wedding specialists offer their advice on preparing for the big day.
The world’s stinkiest food?
Marina Georgescu reveals the history behind one of Sweden’s most notorious delicacies.
Catch a fire
Walpurgis Eve is the night of the bonfire in Sweden, traditionally believed to ward off evil spirits, but now a festive way of celebrating the end of winter and the onset of spring. As Marina Georgescu discovers, it’s also an evening for families.
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