Copenhagen celebrates blue gold and secret places
Gastronomic boat trips, guided walks through the hidden Copenhagen, celebrating blue gold, a ‘behind the scenes’ look at architecture and music in new and familiar constellations are just a few of the programme activities in store when Wondercool culture month gets underway in Copenhagen for the third year running.
Blue gold and MAD Mondays
The Copenhagen Cooking food festival, one of Copenhagen’s great summer successes, invites you to celebrate the blue mussel when the winter edition of the festival kicks off in February. Under the banner ‘Blue Gold’ you can enjoy a gastronomic afternoon boat trip around Copenhagen harbour, stopping at various restaurants that will prepare dishes where the blue mussel is the star ingredient.
Another new initiative under Copenhagen Cooking isMADMondays (MADmeans food in Danish), organised by the people behindMADsymposium. Here you can debate food culture while learning about the food and gastronomy of the future. You can also look forward to an unforgettable culinary experience when I’m a Kombo’ serves up ‘The Social Act’ which explores and interprets the modern framework and social context of the meal. Gastronomic quizzes, an exploration of Nordic cuisine and a liquorice festival are just a few of the things on the menu.
Behind Copenhagen, art and architecture
The Danish Architecture Centre will be staging ‘Secret Saturday Walks’ through lesser-known Copenhagen, including guided walks to Refshaleøen, (an island in Copenhagen’s harbour), Nordvest and Ørestad. You can also enjoy a ‘Behind the scenes’ look at architecture when leading Danish architecture companies invites you to step inside.
As part of Wondercool, throughout February you can also enjoy free tours (in English) of Arken, Louisiana and the National Gallery of Denmark, which also offers winter jazz.
Music in basement car parks and a shop in Bredgade
This year the FROST music festival once again invite you to listen to top Danish and international names at a series of concerts in unusual locations. Bands include Efterklang playing at Dieselhouse in Sydhavn (South Harbour), and other concerts will be held at a piano shop in Bredgade and a secret basement car park.
You can also pay a visit to Modesalon (Fashion Salon) when Designmuseum Danmark and Copenhagen Fashion Festival invite you along to music, fashion and identity salons in connection with their special exhibition, Pladecovers – Vinylens Revival (Record Covers – The Vinyl Revival).
Welcome to a cultural February with more than 100 cool events spread throughout the city.
1-28 February 2013
Copenhagen Cooking, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Designmuseum Danmark, the Danish Architecture Centre, the FROST music festival, Arken, Louisiana, the National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen Fashion Festival and Wonderful Copenhagen have come together in a joint initiative to make February a culture month designed to encourage tourists and Copenhageners alike to enjoy the city throughout the year.
See the Wondercool website for event details.
Phone: + 45 355 7485
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