PREVIEW: FIKA is coming to Brighton!

Gary Hart October 21, 2015

FIKA is a Swedish term that means “to have coffee and pastries”.


Enjoy an afternoon with Brighton-based musicians Stefan Holmstrom and Tim Nail and take part in the great Swedish tradition which is FIKA!

FIKA is a deep rooted tradition from the 19th century when coffee was just as important for the Swedes as tea is in the UK.

Stefan Holmstrom, who hails from the north of Sweden, is bringing FIKA to Brighton along with some fantastic songs including Vaughan Williams’ ‘Songs of Travel’, Faure’s ‘Mirages’ and selected songs by Sibelius.

Trained as an opera singer at Guildhall School Of Music And Drama, Stefan performs in the UK and internationally, conducts local ensembles Resound Male Voices and Rebelles and coaches voices throughout Sussex.

Tim Nail, pianist and composer, grew up in Scotland where he studied at Glasgow University. He works extensively in the South East and is much in demand as an accompanist and repetiteur. Tim will be playing piano music by Arensky and Peter Maxwell Davies.

Coffee and Swedish cake will be served in the interval.

Stefan Holmström
Stefan Holmström

Stefan Holmström, says: “It’s exciting to bring some cakes here that people might not have tried before, I love the old style Swedish baking, especially since we tend to get a very streamlined selection at the coffeeshops”

If you would like to go, accept this event on Facebook.

Coffee and pastry is included in the cost of the £10 ticket, which can be purchased on the door.

Event: FIKA

Where: Friends Meeting House, Ship St, Brighton

When: Saturday, November 21

Time: 3pm

Tickets: £10 available on the door

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