Autumn 2019 – Upcoming Events

HIC Tour of Rådhuset

Upcoming events for autumn 2019:

  • Welcome to Helsingborg
  • Organisations & Hobbies around Helsingborg
  • Understanding Unions, Employment Insurance and Pensions in Sweden
  • Christmas wreath-making
  • Monthly coffee mornings with the International School of Helsingborg PTA

And much more – details to follow!

Tuesday 20 August 09:00 – HIC Drop-in for Internationals

Welcome to our first drop-in after the summer break! We’re available to help you with any questions you may have about living, working and studying in Helsingborg. You’re also very welcome to stop by, say “hi” and learn more about HIC. 

Address: Drottninggatan 7A, 252 21 Helsingborg

Find us here!

On the last Tuesday of each month in term-time, you’ll find us at THINK Open Space, close to Campus Helsingborg, Mindpark and IKEA IT.

Drottninggatan Office drop-in dates

THINK Open Space drop-in dates

Sunday 30 June 14:00 – HIC Summer Picnic

Welcome to the last HIC event before the break, our Summer Picnic! Bring your own food, drink and something to sit on and enjoy a relaxed afternoon by the sea at Gröningen.

Close by are ice-cream & snack kiosks, children’s playground, sea bathing, mini-golf, basketball (and toilets!) so there’s plenty to keep little ones occupied. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Meeting place: Gröningen, between Bunker Bar and the fixed BBQ to the south of it.

During our events we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event. Thank you! 


Sign-up for this event here by 18:00 on Saturday 29 June

By registering to our events you give your permission to Helsingborg International Connections (HIC), according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to register your name and email address to be used for the sole purpose of distributing newsletters and invitations to events.

GDPR and email policy 

Sunday 16 June 14:00 – Sketching for Fun with Sheila Collier

Photo: Sheila Collier

Join Sheila for a few hours of landscape drawing in Helsingborg. This is a taster session for all levels, whether you are trying out sketching for the first time, or have previous experience. The group will be limited to 10 people. You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch, and a bottle of water & something to sit on would be advisable too.

Please bring your own sketch pad and pencils. Sheila recommends you bring an A4 sketch pad of good quality paper (Akademibokhandlen has a very good selection, with cheaper options at Flying Tiger) and either 2B or 4B pencils (not HB). 

This session can be followed up by a visit to Painter’s Week at Sofiero (29 July-4 August), when entrance is free for those entering with art materials!

Meeting place: Bruket kaffebar, Bruksgatan 9, 252 23 Helsingborg. The owner has been kind enough to let us meet up here for an initial chat and getting to know each other, please buy your own coffee there. 

Cost: 60 SEK (refundable up to 7 days in advance)

About Sheila

You may recognise Sheila as the artist who created the artwork for the 2019 HIC calendar. She studied Art and Design at the Manchester School of Art and takes her sketch book, pastels and pencils with her everywhere she goes. She is also a talented jazz and blues singer, performing regularly in Helsingborg and Denmark.

During our events we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event. Thank you! 


Sign-up for this event here by 18:00 on Thursday 13 June

By registering to our events you give your permission to Helsingborg International Connections (HIC), according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to register your name and email address to be used for the sole purpose of distributing newsletters and invitations to events.

GDPR and email policy 

Thursday 6 June 10:30 – HIC Excursions: National Day at Fredriksdal

Photo: Fredriksdal

With the help of our willing volunteers, we have started a new programme called HIC Excursions! These are more casual, volunteer-led meet-ups where HIC friends get together to attend a local event or take part in an activity.

Our third HIC Excursion will be a visit to Fredriksdal Museum and Botanical Garden to enjoy the National Day celebrations. Graham Keating will be the event lead on this occasion and will meet you to the left of the main entrance gate at 10:30.

Upon arrival, the group will have a walk around the grounds together and then return to the main museum buildings and performance areas. You will have the opportunity to enjoy different events throughout the day, such as traditional songs, dances, concerts, demonstrations and exhibitions, or explore further by yourself.

Admission is free on National Day. You are welcome to bring a picnic!

Please sign up on the Eventbrite form as usual. Welcome!

National Day 2019 programme.

Address: Gisela Trapps väg 1, 254 37 Helsingborg 

During our events we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event. Thank you! 


Please register for this event here by 15:00 on Tuesday 4 June

By registering to our events you give your permission to Helsingborg International Connections (HIC), according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to register your name and email address to be used for the sole purpose of distributing newsletters and invitations to events.

GDPR and email policy 

Saturday 25 May 10:00 – Guided Tour of Rådhuset

Photo: @jelena_ivancheva_josie

We’re proud to announce that HIC has been able to arrange a guided tour in English of Helsingborg’s iconic town hall. Our tour guide will be Lena Bjerne, Vice-Chair of the council, so we can expect an informative and interesting visit! Join us as we learn all about the famous building, find out what takes place there and read the history of Helsingborg in its beautiful stained glass windows.

This is also one of Rådhuset’s Open Days so there will be time to look around further after the tour if you would like to.

Location: Järnvägsgatan 35, 252 25 Helsingborg

Please meet inside the door on the Drottninggatan side (not the statue/Stortorget side) 

During our events we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event.Thank you! 


Please register for this event here

By registering to our events you give your permission to Helsingborg International Connections (HIC), according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to register your name and email address to be used for the sole purpose of distributing newsletters and invitations to events.

GDPR and email policy 

Tuesday 21 May 11:45 – HIC Excursions: Lunch Concert at Dunkers

Photo: Pixabay

With the help of our willing volunteers, we’re starting a new programme called HIC Excursions! These will be more casual, volunteer-led meet-ups where HIC friends get together to attend a local event or take part in an activity.

Our second HIC Excursion will be a free lunch concert of chamber music at Dunkers kulturhus. Graham Keating will be the event lead on this occasion and will meet you in reception at 11:45. The lunch concerts are popular events which operate on a first come, first served basis. After the concert the group can have a look around Dunkers and take coffee at either the Dunkers cafe, or Waynes Coffee in the harbour if the weather is good.

Please sign up on the Eventbrite form as usual. Welcome!

Venue: Dunkers kulturhus, Kungsgatan 11, 251 89 Helsingborg

During our events we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event. Thank you! 


Please register for this event here by 21:00 on Monday 20 May

By registering to our events you give your permission to Helsingborg International Connections (HIC), according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to register your name and email address to be used for the sole purpose of distributing newsletters and invitations to events.

GDPR and email policy 

Monday 20 May – 08:30-10:00 International Coffee Morning

Coffee time!

We warmly welcome English speakers to an international coffee morning with coffee, cakes and chat in the cafe of Helsingborg’s famous concert hall (Konserthuset). Make new friends and learn more about this wonderful facility for young and old alike in the centre of town! 

This event is hosted by the International School of Helsingborg Parent Teacher Association and Helsingborg International Connections (HIC).

All welcome!

Time: 08:30 – 10:00

Address: Roskildegatan 1, Helsingborg (please enter through door C – the door in the corner between the ticket office and the main entrance)

During our events we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event.Thank you! 


Facebook event information

By registering to our events you give your permission to Helsingborg International Connections (HIC), according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to register your name and email address to be used for the sole purpose of distributing newsletters and invitations to events.

GDPR and email policy 

Saturday & Sunday 11/12 May – Last Mile Hack

Are you looking for a way to increase your network, build up your CV and be part of something innovative? 

Our friends organising the Last Mile Hack event in May are looking for English-speaking “people who like meeting people” to be guides/volunteers for this exciting weekend hackathon. 🙋‍♀️

You’ll receive 1000 SEK, free meals and refreshments and the chance to meet participants coming from many different countries. The focus for the event is to find innovative solutions in the field of logistics and it’s being supported by a variety of companies and organisations.

You’ll need to be available from 08:00 to 20:00 on Saturday 11 May and 08:00 to 17:00 on Sunday 12th, although there may be a little flexibility in these times.

Duties will include helping out at the event and guiding participants around the Campus Helsingborg area and on to the ferry. You’re also welcome to be part of the hack itself, which runs all through the night on Saturday, and attend the after-event dinner on Sunday.

HIC friends will receive a 100% discount on the cost of a ticket by using a code which you will be given when you email the address below.

With 100 participants registered already, it’s going to be fun!

Interested? Please email calle@lastmilehack.com
Tack! ✈️🚛