It’s that time of year again: summer coming to an end, the sun is shrivelling up, streets filling with students… all of which can only mean one thing. Pstereo is back.
Every year the same. Back to work, start thinking that this year’s summer fun is all over and then BANG! Up comes Pstereo and brings those summer vibes right back. The fine weather yesterday helped get day one off to a flyer. Time spent with good friends, music, food and drink. This is what August in Trondheim is all about.
My performance of the night: Kano. Perhaps not a household name, but in the Grime scene of the UK, and especially London, Kano is considered somewhat a legend. Regarded by many as one of the early influencers of the genre, Kane Brett Robinson (aka Kano) brought over 10 years of experience to stage. The crowd was a little hesitant at first but many loosened up during one of Kano’s most familiar tracks, P’s and Q’s. He ended his performance with getting down from the stage and doing an entire song as part of the crowd, Kano made sure he left an impression.
Pstereo (and Trondheim) are still getting used to Thursday night starts – for those of us due in the office on Friday morning it’s a game of stick or twist. If you can hear my raspy voice through these words, and feel my struggle at getting out of bed this morning, you’ll know I twisted. Looking forward to checking out the new Forte club concept tonight. See you at Pstereo later for more twisting :p
words by Matias Bretteville-Jensen
all photos by Mr Yoshi @yoshi2406
June and August are the big festival months, and about the only time of year the weather in Trondheim allows for outdoor concerts. Personally, I like the smaller and more esoteric festivals. My top recommendations for festivals this summer are Rotvollfestivalen in August and Ladehammerfestivalen in June. July is a quiet month this summer, unfortunately. If I had choice, I would work July and have my vacation in the weeks before and after instead.
Simon W. Lie, Project Manger at NTNU Bridge
Ladehammerfestivalen, come and gone!
Rotvollfestivalen, 26 August 2017
Pstereo, 17-19 August 2017
Olavsfestdagene, 28 July – 5 August 2017
Oi! Trøndersk Food Festival and Brewers Festival, 3-5 August 2017
Klimafestival, 26 August – 2 September 2017
Drivhusfestivalen, 3-6 August 2017
The shoreline of Rotvoll, on the eastern side of Trondheim, holds some of the most beautiful green areas in the city. In the area you will find The Organic House (Den Økologisk Hus) and Kristoffertunet. Known as the green and organic part of town, it certainly lives up to that title. At Kristoffertunet you’ll find a biodynamic working farm complete with a greenhouse, herb and vegetable garden, bakery, saft makers, weavers, and even a shop. It’s the only area in the city that has sheep, hens, horses, chickens, and Rufus the donkey! Don’t forget the family festival on 26 August, Rotvollfestivalen, organized by the enthusiastic residents of the area.
Words by Tanja Holmen, CEO at Fretex Midt-Norge
Photo by Jarle Hagen
Literally, there is no better place to get a taste of Trøndelag than at the farmers market held on selected Saturdays at the main square in Trondheim (Torvet). Here you can get your hands on, for example, the award winning wild sheep skank with seaweed seasoning from Dalpro, the amazing fresh chevré from Grindal cheese factory, or lefse (‘læns’ in trøndersk) from Heimebakst or Lefsebua. Whatever your taste, I bet you will be able to find something that will make your mouth water; all while supporting farmers in their endeavor to produce award winning food based on tradition and local access to foodstuffs.
Tove Eivindsen 2., Parliamentary candidate, Venstre
When I was a child, one single accessory could provide me with enough of a theatrical alibi to change my persona and my take on the world. Over the years, I have developed a particular interest in dressing up, being someone else and doing something different. I spend most of my summer dressed as a Viking – living outdoors, hiking, crafting, and sleeping in a tent. It is a playground for my alter ego. This summer I urge you to dress up and be playful. Dare to change your persona and your take on the world.
Words by Ingrid Galadriel, co-founder at Hands on History
Photo by Hands on History
Did you know that there are lots of edible plants growing free in the region? One of the most easy to recognize is Engsyre, or Common Sorrel. Sorrel is a sour plant, and Norwegian children love eating the leaves. In the old times it was used as a medicine and is thought to be both diuretic and antiseptic. This summer my three-year-old actually introduced me to another variant, the Wood Sorrel (Gjøksyre). Use both variants as garnish on a salad or in soups to add flavor, the white flowers look really pretty on a salad too. Be aware though, both plants contains a lot of Oxalic Acid which can lead to poisoning if eaten in abundance. Wash or poach the plants to remove the oxalic acid if you plan on using large amounts. Happy foraging!
Ida Bondø Lee-Wrigh, Consultant at Headspin Advertising
Just 15 minutes outside the city centre of Trondheim, the guys from NTNUI Paintball have their home field. For only 250 NOK you can enjoy the paintball action on a full size professional field. If you’re lucky they might even fire up the BBQ and make a party out of it. There is no better way to spend the summer afternoon than shooting your friends in the face!
Check out @NTNUIPB on Facebook or visit www.ntnui.com for more information.
Words by Fredrik Ive Pedersen, Marketing Executive at Heat Experience
Photo by Torald Kateraas
In summer, everyone should make a day for a stroll around the city without a specific plan. For a day like this, I suggest meeting up at Ravnkloa for ice cream or fish cakes, or to have the Fløttmann row you over to Troll and Kafé Skuret. Maybe walk along Brattøra to E.C. Dahls Pub and Brewery, continuing on to Ladekaia, Sponhuset or Land og Strand (remember to book a table there). Walk or stop when you want; mix in some boules, volleyball or taking a swim whether it’s a cloudy or sunny to have a great, food-filled, day!
Words by Kristine Rise, Oi mat Project Manager
Photo by Wil Lee-Wright
The photo gallery MODUL35 is built as a movable module that can benefit from the empty spaces in the city. Built by the art project – Art Hotel Norway and designed by sculptor Erlend Leirdal, MODUL35 is now located at Solsiden. It is now showcasing an exhibition by Lars Botten, who for the first time ever presents his 15-year long project Malung. It explores dance band festivals, summer flirts, cars, and partying. Available until 30 July, check it out.
Words by Laura-Ann Morrison, Art Editor at The List
One of my favourite spots is Storheia, the biggest mountain in Trondheim, standing at 565,6 m.a.s.l. The heights might not be impressive as mountains in Norway go, but it is worth a visit! From the top you have the best viewpoint over the whole of Trondheimsfjord and over to the Fosen Alps. You can enjoy the sound of silence and smell the fresh air from the Norwegian woods. Recommended for summer Sunday breakfasts.
Words by Sunniva Evjen, Marketing Executive at Visit Trondheim
Photo by Piotr Wawrzyniak