Programme

The days events and timings.

Den Norske Skolen London

The Norwegian School in London is a natural starting point for those with a connection to the school. Every year the school starts the day by flying of the Norwegian flag and a celebratory breakfast before taking off to the main arrangements in Southwark Park.


Den Norske Skolen London - Southwark Park

08:45

Arrangement at the Norwegian School starts.

09:00

Flying of the flag at the Norwegian School

11:00

17th May breakfast at the school

09:30

Go to Southwark Park to enjoy the rest of the day


11:00

Southwark Park opens – all stalls are open.

Entrance via Jamaica Road (Christchurch Gate), Paradise Gate by the roundabout near The Norwegian Seaman Church.

Entrance fee £2 pr. person including 1 lottery ticket for the raffle (includes children).

11:00

Norwegian Flag is raised.

11:00

17th May breakfast at ScandiKitchen (pre-booking only)

Brunch Booking

12:30

Music by Swing’it Dixieband at the band stand.

13:00

Official welcome and info about the day by Kåre Sivertsen, the leader of the 17th May committee

13:05

Norwegian National Anthem “Ja vi elsker” by Regent Brass London.

13:15

Procession through the park.

Order of procession: 17 may committee and official guests, marching band, Flag bearer from The Norwegian School,  The Norwegian Kindergarten, the Norwegian School in London, Saturday School  followed by everyone else.

 

Swing’it Dixieband will be entertaining those who do not fancy joining the parade.

14:00

”Norge i rødt, hvitt og blått” song – led by singers from ‘Olavskoret’ choir.

14:00

Introduction of the keynote speaker by ambassador Mona Juul

14:10

Keynote speaker – Norwegian minister of culture, Trine Skei Grande.

14:30-16:00

Traditional 17th May games by the Norwegian School.

14:45

Musical entertainment by the school music group from the Norwegian School

15:00

Speech by Sigrid Sivani Mekjan and Julian Jørung Fjeld, from the Norwegian School

15:30

Musical entertainment by Swing’it Dixieband

16:30

End of the official program in the park.