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Hundreds of Norwegians and Russians arrived in the first week of February in the town of Kirkenes on the Russian-Norway border to see the spectacular installations, to visit unusual exhibitions and to speculate about the future of the Arctic territories at the international art festival Barents Spektakel.
Then we go!
Photo: Robert Sandström
Alexander Kjønsø Karlsen, Arne Egil Tønset, Helge Lyngmoe and Dag Kristoffersen to your service in Bodø.
In the secretariat you will meet Alexander Kjønsø Karlsen and Dag Kristoffersen. Behind then you can see Arne Egil Tønset, chairman BP Norway and member of BPI, and Helge Lyngmoe, member of the international Board.
Robert Sandström, Chairman of the international Board
This happened today, Friday 21:
12:00 – 23:00
Registration at the hotel
Lunch at Radisson
Arrival delegations from Murmansk and Archangelsk
CANCEL (Ash from Eyjafjallajokull on Island.)
Arrival delegations from Sweden, Finland and Karelia
Dinner at Radisson
Film at the hotell: From Vardø with Love – a Russian-Norwegiandocumentary about music and good neighbours in The Cold War; about ordinary people and neighbours, living on the top of Europe during the Cold War, when mutual suspicion and power games ruled international politics and relations between East and West.
CANCEL (Film stop in Tromsø.)
A story about a little brass band from the island of Vardø in North-eastern Norway and their adventurous trip to Murmansk in 1959.
Without any visas, exuberantly defying bureaucracy and the cold war, Vardø Town Band set off in a fishing boat to visit their Soviet neighbours. It became a trip they never would forget, and it would have major consequences.
Social gathering at the hotel.