The prestigious Nobel Banquet may be the reserve of a carefully cherrypicked guestlist – laureates, international academia, royalty and a good number of students – but you’ll be able to get into the spirit, too. During Nobel Week 2022 – on 5-11 December this year – an array of public events take place across Stockholm.
The Nobel Prize Museum – located in Stockholm’s Old Town – is a must-visit for anyone wanting to learn more about the legendary prize. The various displays and short films encourage you to reflect on society and creativity via the work and ideas of some of the key luminaries of our time and decades prior. The museum’s current exhibition – “The Nobel Prize banquet – behind the scenes”– will have you discover everything about this world-famous festivity – from the menu and tableware to speeches and dress codes (open until March 2023).
Nobel Week Lights – running this year between 3-11 December – will brighten up Stockholm with a series of light installations, each of which is inspired by Nobel Prize laureates and innovations. Created by artists from Sweden and beyond, these inspiring lightworks beam across centrally located buildings, squares and museums.
A highlight of the musical sort, the annual Nobel Prize Concert is held on 8 December in honour of the Nobel Prize laureates. Performed by internationally renowned musicians at the Stockholm Concert Hall, tickets are available to the general public. If you get a seat, you’ll find yourself in the company of the laureates and their parties, maybe even some members of the Swedish Royal family.
Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the Nobel Week Dialogue event. Held alternate years in Stockholm or Gothenburg, always on 9 December, this educational all-day event is free of charge and invites you to join a series of talks – in digital and physical form – headed by laureates and other thought leaders
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