The Norwegian Church, located in Cardiff Bay, celebrated it’s 150th Anniversary on Sunday 15th December. AE Cardiff supported this special commemorative event.
The programme included:
- a church service with a reprisal of the first sermon given at the Norwegian Church 150 years ago
- a series of talks supported by the University of Bergen, Cardiff University, Hordaland Council and the Welsh Norwegian Society including the Roald Dahl story and the ancient links between languages
- a concert with performances from visiting Norwegian musicians Eir Inderhaug, Stian Okland and Marina Kan Selvik
- Foods inspired by Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes.
Cardiff’s Lord Mayor Dan De’Ath delivered the keynote address. County Deputy Mayor Pål Kårbø relayed King Harald’s greetings to all in attendance. A plaque of the King’s blessing was proudly displayed in the church.
AE Cardiff’s links with Norway
AE Cardiff continues to have close links with Norway via the Academia Europaea Bergen Knowledge Hub and was delighted to support this special event. The AE Cardiff Hub organised a number of the guest speakers including:
- Dr Sara Pons-Sanz who spoke about linguistic connections
- Dr Carrie Smith and Dr Tomos Owen who spoke about Roald Dahl
- AE Cardiff Hub Director, Professor Ole Petersen and AE member Matthias Kaiser who highlighted links between Bergen and Cardiff.
- Aftenposten Hordaland
- The Roy Noble Show
- Hordaland County Municipality
- Welsh Norwegian Society