Nordicana

The UKs first ever expo celebrating Scandinavian crime & thriller fiction & film

A quick glance at the best-seller lists for novels and DVD box sets and it is obvious that Scandinavian crime fiction and drama have become a cultural phenomenon here in the UK.
Kick-started by the novel ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ and the subsequent films, Scandinavian crime drama, or ‘Nordic Noir’ has gone from strength to strength with the screen adaptations of Henning Mankell’s Wallander followed by the original Danish police procedural drama The Killing which won over the hearts and minds of the UK media and public making Sarah Lund (and that jumper) a household name.
The UK’s love affair with these compelling and atmospheric dramas from our Northern European cousins shows no sign of abating, demonstrated by the success of BBC4′s most recent acquisition ‘Arne Dahl’ and the fervent anticipation for the third series of Borgen.
Nordicana is a unique event, which will bring fans of Nordic Noir together for a 2-day celebration of Scandinavian crime & thriller fiction and film, in association with Arrow Films the leading UK distributor of Nordic Noir on DVD, and the global literary network English Pen.
Nordicana will play host to the stars of the hugely popular BBC Four TV series’ and best-selling authors with panel discussions, signings, exclusive screenings, talks, retail stands, books, DVD and  Blu-ray, food and drink and much more. The venue for this unique event will be the landmark Farmiloe Building in Clerkenwell.

15th – 16th June 2013

The Farmiloe Building – 34-35 St. John Street, London, EC1

SPEAKER EVENTS

SATURDAY – NORDICANA MAIN SCREEN/STAGE 1
12.30 * DAVID HEWSON ‘DECONSTRUCTING THE KILLING’ ILLUSTRATED TALK

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In this masterclass, the bestselling crime author David Hewson offers a practical guide on how he deconstructed 20 hours of television into one novel – the highly acclaimed ‘The Killing’.

14.00 * ARNE DAHL SCREENING – AUTHOR & CAST Q&A

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The Season 1 finale (90 mins) followed by on-stage Q&A hosted by Barry Forshaw (60 mins approx) with Author Arne Dahl and Malin Arvidsson (Kerstin Holm), Shanti Roney (Paul Hjelm), Matias Varela (Jorge Chavez), Claes Ljungmark (Viggo Norlander).
Additional ticket price: £5.00.
SATURDAY – NORDICANA MAIN SCREEN/STAGE 2
14.00 * ANN CLEEVES PRESENTS ‘SHETLAND’ PLUS Q&A

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The award-winning crime novelist, Ann Cleeves, presents an exclusive insight in to the Shetland series of novels featuring Detective Jimmy Perez (played by Douglas Henshall in the BBC adaptation).
SUNDAY – NORDICANA MAIN SCREEN/STAGE 1
11.45 * – BORGEN SCREENING – ENGLISH PEN and the FREE WORD CENTRE presents ‘Dramatising Politics’ panel discussion

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An exclusive screening of the opening episode of Series 3 (60 mins) followed by on-stage panel discussion with Adam Price (creator and main writer of Borgen), Jeppe Gjervig Gram (writer, Borgen) Ingolf Gabold (former head of tv-drama, DR, and the man who made Danish TV drama a success), Jesper W. Nielsen (director, Borgen), Lone Theils (London correspondent of Politiken), Paula Milne (writer The Politician’s Husband, Channel 4), Kath Mattock (script editor, producer of BAFTA-winning ‘Murder’ with Birger Larsen, BBC 2).
Additional ticket price: £5.00 (all proceeds go to English Pen, registered charity – 1125160)
16.30 * ARNE DAHL SCREENING – CAST Q&A

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The Season 1 finale (90 mins) followed by on-stage Q&A hosted by Barry Forshaw (60 mins approx) with Author Arne Dahl and Malin Arvidsson (Kerstin Holm), Shanti Roney (Paul Hjelm), Matias Varela (Jorge Chavez), Claes Ljungmark (Viggo Norlander).
Additional ticket price: £5.00
* All times are subject to change

 

FILM SCREENINGS & EXCLUSIVE EPISODES – ALL DAY SATURDAY & SUNDAY

MAIN EVENT SCREEN/STAGE 1 & 2 and THE NORDICANA CINEMA
KON TIKI, LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED, AFTERMATH, ACCUSED, EXIT, KLOWN, A HIJACKING, NORTHWEST, FALSE TRAIL, THE HUNTERS plus NORDICANA KIDS CINEMA
[Titles are subject to change]

REAL HUMANS, BORGEN, WALLANDER, ANNO 1790, THE LEGACY
[Titles are subject to change]

 

ALL-DAY FREE CINEMA SCREENINGS

SATURDAY & SUNDAY – THE NORDICANA CINEMA
LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED, AFTERMATH, ACCUSED, EXIT, KLOWN, A HIJACKING, NORTHWEST, FALSE TRAIL, THE HUNTERS plus NORDICANA KIDS CINEMA
[Titles are subject to change]

 

SIGNINGS

NORDICANA BOOK STORE/NORDIC NOIR DVD STORE
SATURDAY 15TH – David Hewson, Ann Cleeves, Arne Dahl, Malin Arvidsson, Shanti Roney, Matias Varela, Claes Ljungmark, Barry Forshaw
SUNDAY 16TH – David Hewson, Malin Arvidsson, Shanti Roney, Matias Varela, Claes Ljungmark, Adam Price, Barry Forshaw

 

FOOD & DRINK SERVED ALL DAY

SCANDIKITCHEN
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THE BRISKA CIDER BAR
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THE REYKA VODKA BAR
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PLUS EXCLUSIVE FOOD EVENTS IN THE NORDICANA RESTAURANT
Timings, menus and prices – tbc

NORDICANA MARKET PLACE

SCANDINAVIAN DESIGNS, PRODUCTS AND INFORMATION, NORDICANA MERCHANDISE, EXCLUSIVE DVD AND BOOK OFFERS

NORDICANA KIDS MARQUEE

KIDS ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE BOTH DAYS
 

Information: http://nordicnoir.tv/nordicana, www.facebook/nordicana
Follow us @NordicanaUK

Tickets: http://nordicana2013.eventbrite.co.uk/

 

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1 thought on “Nordicana”

  1. Reblogged this on euro but not trash and commented:

    The event organizers have released a full speaker schedule and list of films and TV shows being screened at the forthcoming Nordicana convention. My blog post has been updated to incorporate this information.

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