The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen.

Lecture on Danish Culture

I invite foreigners on a guided tour of Danish cultural history. It takes us from rural areas, through provincial towns to the capital Copenhagen. The language is English.

The starting point is my own life experience as a cultural worker. And the focus is on culture as building stones of democracy and the welfare state.

I tell stories about the Viking Monuments in Jelling, Samsø Energy Academy, the folk high school Brogården, the centre of art and culture Brandts, the Danish Broadcasting Cooperation, the National Museum, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, the Ministry of Culture and other sights. I may also touch on the life and work of the poet Hans Christian Andersen.

The stories assemble and become a narrative about Danish traditions of popular culture, high culture and cultural politics.

Our means of transport is an air balloon, and we fly over the farmers' culture of the 1800s, the industrial culture of the 1900s towards an unknown future.

a bowl of bananasOur means of transport.

Time & technology

With a break and time for dialogue the lecture lasts two hours. Tailored versions for groups of specific or mixed nationalities can be arranged.

The stories are accompanied by my own photos. We talk about the technology for pictures and sound beforehand. For smaller groups, I can bring projector etc.

I am available for further information. Se We tell.

a bowl of bananas The lecture has been made for Chinese kindergarten leaders at H.C. Andersen International Kindergarten College, Nordfyns Højskole.