Ladehammer/Barnehammer

Ladehammer/Barnehammer

Words by Bradley Kurtz

Photo: Sturle Dagsland

Ladehammerfestivalen: a music festival for a good cause, held at the best venue in Trondheim. Ladehammerfestivalen is held at, well, the Ladehammer – complete with spectacular views of the city and Trondheimsfjorden to the West.

This unique and fun festival prides itself on being put on for no other reason than to give the people of Trondheim a good time and give voice to a good cause. This year the festival is in cooperation with Sjiraffen Kultursenter, which offers cultural, and leisure activities for children, adolescents, and adults with mental and physical disabilities.

Each year the lineup of bands playing at the festival becomes more and more varied. 2018 will see an eclectic group of punk, reggae, surf-rock, stoner-core, and of course, Trøndersk rock, take the stage below the Ladehammer. Every year Ladehammerfestivalen works to promote some of the up-and-coming bands in the region via Ladehammerslag, a battle of the band’s style event. Stop by to discover and cheer on your new favourite.

Kids are welcome to Ladehammerfestivalen as well! Starting at noon on Saturday there will be kid-friendly programs and a picnic – aptly dubbed Barnehammer’n.

Don’t worry about trying to scramble to buy tickets to Ladehammerfestivalen, as it is free to attend. Everyone from the bands to the festival manager volunteers their time to put on a great show.

Date: 8-9 June

Locations: Ladehammer

Time: 18:00 for Ladehammer, 12:00 for Barnehammern

Price: Free

Extra Information: http://www.ladehammerfestivalen.no/

Planetarium at Vitensenteret

When its cold and dark in the reaches of Trondheim, why not explore the cold and dark reaches of space? The new planetarium at Vitesenteret allows you to do just that. Sit back, relax, and prepare for lift-off as you travel through space, time, and whatever else is out there.

 

The planetarium opened during the summer with the film “The Man From the Nine Dimensions”. If you didn’t happen to catch the film the first time around, Vitensenteret will still give you the opportunity to see it throughout December. The film is mad by an unlikely partnership between a theoretical physicist and a horror filmmaker has produced a surprising result: a family-friendly movie that aims to explain the universe in about 30 minutes. The film dramatizes the pursuit of the elusive “theory of everything” that would explain the fundamental laws of nature — both the microscopic (where quantum mechanics explain how things work) and the macroscopic world of the universe (where gravity governs).

 

Also being shown throughout the end of the year is the film “To Space and Back”. The film takes its audience on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe and back to our own planet. It the story of human ingenuity, incredible engineering, and describes how the technology that transports us through space paves the way for the devices and apps we use every day.

 

Both films will be shown with Norwegian and English subtitles (at separate screenings). For students, teachers, kids (young and old), looking for something fun to do indoors, check out the films playing at Vitensenteret’s Planetarium.

 

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Date: Everyday

Locations: Vitensenteret i Trondheim

Time: 10-16 Monday-Friday 11-17 Sunday

Price: 59-95 NOK

Extra Information: https://www.vitensenteret.com/nb

Bastard!

Looking for something to do this weekend? Then check out Avant Garden’s Bastard Festival; it starts tomorrow and runs through the weekend.

This annual, performing arts festival seeks to surprise and prod its audience – and take a

You Look Like You // Photo by Efrat Mazor Goldberg

 

good, hard look at our global society in the process. The program for this year’s festival features dance, theatre, film, and every combination of them. Not to mention the artist talks, workshops, seminars, and other social events.

Each fall, The Bastard Festival presents some of the very best contemporary performing arts projects from the Norwegian and international independent art scene. We decided to talk with some of the festival organizers to find out more about some of the performances and find out which ones shouldn’t be missed.

Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster // Photo by Sarah Walker

The first suggestion was Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster: a dissection of human behaviour in regards to the complexities of intervention. The performance stems from an interaction the artist had with a man throwing stones at a duck. Branded as “stand-up choreography” this piece mixes dance and humorous text that is sure to appease.

Another to look forward to is (re)remember study – Trondheim. In this, the performance artists asks Trondheim locals to talk them around the city and take them to places with particularly fond memories associated with it. The walks are documented through various mediums; then in a live composition the stories are re-remembered and interpreted through the artistic meditations of the performers.

Bastard Festival offers something unique to the city of Trondheim, and while the artistic side of it may seem daunting, or perhaps too avant garde, to some, the experience is fantastic no matter your sensibilities.

MERCURIAL GEORGE SHOW / Photo by Jocelyn Michel

The stage is set at venues all across town: Teaterhuset Avant Garden, Trøndelag Teater, Olavshallen, Verkstedhallen, Trondhjems kunstforening, a storefront venue and festival bar, Moskus.

 

If you want to find out more about Bastard Festivalen you will find all the info on Avant Garden’s website, in our magazine and recent blog post where we interviewed theatre boss Per Ananiassen.

 

Stay up to date on what’s going on and what to do in Trondheim: http://thelistn.wwwnlss7.a2hosted.com/

Welcome to the 100 Things to do this summer

 

A summer spent in Trondheim can be one of the most rewarding Norwegian experiences, especially if you know how to get the most out of this rich and varied landscape. Much like a fine wine, a Trøndelag summer takes time to mature. All those months of cleaning away the winter grit and tidying up your garden, will be repaid in the form of long, work-free evenings, spent with friends at one of the region’s many events, or perhaps alone on a bike or a mountain in the midnight dusk.

There is a tranquility about spending summer in Trondheim, which is punctuated by festivals and activities, spellbinding enough to stimulate even the most lazy of hammock-dwellers. The List asked 100 of its readers, writers, partners and advertisers what they are looking forward to this summer. Here we share their tips, secrets, insights and advice: your definitive guide to a season of fun!