Meet the culture on Bornholm!

Every year in the 38th calendar week as the late summer on Bornholm reaches its peak with heat and rich colours, the culture week invites for immersion and indulgence with cultural events every day on the whole island.

Bornholm Culture Week has a new theme every year which artists and organizers must take a stand on and interpret. This year’s theme is the Danish word "SPOR" meaning "track” or “trail.”

The Culture Week has three fixed features, the oldest one being the concerts "Udenfor Sæsonen" Danish for “Outside of the Season” where the Danish singer Steffen Brandt lets well known, established artists perform in new contexts with new young talents. The participants are challenged by interpreting their own work as well as the works of others. In 2011 the project received a prize from Statens Kunstråds Musikudvalg (The Danish Arts Council's Music Committee) for its unique character.

The classical music found its counterpart to the Outside of the Season shows in 2012 with the concerts of the mezzo-soprano Andrea Pellegrini. This experimenting project is called “Classical Music On the Edge," and has a fixed crew of musicians from The Piazolla Orchestra. We are talking about international superstars who will move your heart and mind with an untraditional setup at the beautiful old Rønne Theatre.

Food culture is another discipline in which Bornholm has become a world-class player. Denmark's first regional food culture house "Gaarden" was established here in 2015 and since then it has been hosting Gaarden's Food Culture Fest where local products play an important role.

In addition to the three fixed events there will be a large number of other cultural events during the week. History and cultural history will be conveyed through walking tours, open museum doors, collections and other cultural institutions. You can experience music of almost every genre in churches, exhibitions and music venues. Jazz, blues, folk, classical music and pop/rock – everything your heart might desire. Visual arts, sculptures, arts and crafts - together with performances, movies, narration art and theatre all create a rich palette of experiences.


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