Culture

Norway PM backs gay church weddings

Norway’s Prime Minister has declared her support for gay church weddings, although she argues the decision on whether to allow them is up to the Church of Norway. “Personally, I believe that gays should be allowed to marry in church,” Erna Solberg, the leader of the country’s Conservativbe Party told Norway’s NRK network on Wednesday. “This is the way ...Full Article

Amazing eight-year-old channels Nancy Sinatra

Angelina Jordan, the Norwegian eight-year-old who wowed the world with her eerily perfect Billie Holiday cover last month, has done it again with a rendition of Nancy Sinatra’s Bang ...Full Article

Norway celebs plan own funerals in new show

Norway’s ever-inventive national television channel NRK has moved from ‘Slow TV’ to ‘TV Macabre’ with “The Coffin”, which follows a set of celebrities planning their own funerals. Each show ...Full Article

Norway sends lost 1927 film back to China

Norway will hand to China a copy of “The Cave of the Silken Web”, a classic Chinese film that had long thought to be lost, the National Library of ...Full Article

NRK boss: Slow TV ‘difficult to joke with’

Rune Møklebust, the mastermind of NRK’s Slow TV concept, warned The Local last week that Slow TV is “a difficult thing to joke with” and that our planned April ...Full Article

Norwegian photographer wins Nordic award

Audun Rikardsen, who lives in Tromsø, has been named Nature Photographer of the Year for the second time in the Nordic Nature Photo Contest. «It is a great honor ...Full Article

Crown Princess: Step onto my literary train

Crown Princess Mette-Marit has been in love with books since she was a child. On Tuesday she invited the public to join her on a literary journey on the ...Full Article

Norway celebrate Bicentenary of its Constitution

February 16th marks the official start of the 200th anniversary of Norway’s constitution and its independence from Denmark. At the beginning of 1814 Norway was still under Danish rule. ...Full Article

Norwegians spend more time on the Internet

larger portion of the population spent time on the Internet in 2013 compared to 2012. The percentage reading printed papers and spending time watching TV per day is declining, ...Full Article

Declining membership in The Church of Norway

Since 2008 the membership of Church of Norway has declined by almost 50 000 persons, based on figures released by Statistics Norway. The Church of Norway’s strong position and popularity ...Full Article
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