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Thursday 10th September 18:00 – Welcome to Helsingborg

Just arrived in town? This is a popular time of year for new arrivals and we want to do our best to make you feel welcome! Or maybe you’ve been here a while but are curious to learn more about Helsingborg?  Perhaps you’d like to build up your network and expand your social circle? Join us for the first HIC event of the season, where we’ll do our best to answer all your questions!

Our first speaker will be Eva-Lotta Bergström from Helsingborgs Stad, who will talk to us about Helsingborg in its historical, geographical and commercial context as well as the city’s plans for the future. 

We’ll let you know about HIC’s plans for the autumn, how we support the local international community and which other networks are available for you to join! Other speakers will be added nearer the date and there will also be time for Q & A.

Doors open at 17:30 for refreshments and first speakers will begin at 18:00.

Please note that we are monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and will switch this event to an online one if necessary. 

Programme:

17:30-18:00 Arrival & refreshments
18:00-19:30 Guest speakers & break
19:30-20:00 Mingle
 
Address: Helsingborgs stad Näringsliv & Destinationsutveckling (upstairs), Drottninggatan 7A, 252 21 Helsingborg

Public transport: Nearest bus stop is Helsingborg Sundstorget and Helsingborg C train station is a 5 minute walk away

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! 


Registration for this event will open in August

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 3 September 09:00 – International Coffee Morning

We plan to meet again in September, for the first “real-life” coffee morning of the season! Like everything else this year, we will be guided by whatever restrictions are still in place at that time and if necessary, will switch to an online get-together instead.

We hope to see you back at the city library cafe! 🙂

Venue: Cafe Birger, Helsingborgs Stadsbibliotek, Bollbrogatan 1, 252 25 Helsingborg

Saturday 22nd August 14:00 – Street Art in HBG

Brightening up our cityscapes, street art has evolved from an underground pastime to giving us a welcome addition of colour and moments of reflection in an often grey world.

We’re very pleased to collaborate with Kulturhotellet to bring you this tour of street art in Helsingborg. You’ll find unexpected gems and hear about the local and international artists who have left their mark on our city. The tour will take around 1.5 – 2 hours and will begin in Söder.

COVID-19: Please remember that guidelines on social distancing are still in place and we ask you to respect them during this event. Thank you!

Meeting place: Mäster Palms Plats, 252 25 Helsingborg (near the entrance to SöDER mall)

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 here by 12:00 on Saturday 22 August

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 July 14:00 – Historic Helsingborg Tour

Have you ever wanted to learn more about Helsingborg’s history? Now’s the time! Join us for a walking tour of some of Helsingborg’s historic hot spots and find out about the city’s fascinating past!

Our guide will be HIC friend and history teacher Claes Rindbro, whose in-depth knowledge and passion for history will bring bygone days back to life. The tour will last around 1.5 – 2 hours and will take in the areas around Kärnan, Långvinkeln, Storgatan, Stortorget, Drottninggatan, Maria Church, Bruksgatan and Södra Storgatan. 

COVID-19: Please remember that guidelines on social distancing are still in place and we ask you to respect them during this event. Thank you!

Meeting place: The Statue of David, below Terrasstrapporna. 

Fil:David, Helsingborg.jpg – Wikipedia

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 here by 12:00 on Saturday 25 July

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 12 July 12:00 – Picnic & Kubb

 

Photo: Buffalo Rising

We’re getting together for a picnic and game of kubb, also known as “Viking Chess”! if you’ve never played it before, it’s a great game and easy for everyone to join in. Bring your own food and drink and something to sit on!

Never heard of kubb? Here’s an irreverent take on this Swedish game 

We’ll be at the large playing field next to Pålsjöskog, where there is plenty of space to spread out. There’s parking next to the field, as well as at the crematorium opposite or on Romares väg. Public toilets are next to the parking area and there is also one at Pålsjöpaviljongen cafe & waffle house, 5 minutes’ walk away. 

Meeting place: The field next to the car park at Pålsjöskog (junction of Christer Boijes väg and Romares väg).

Nearest bus stop: Helsingborg Pålsjö Östra (number 3 or number 6 bus)

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 here by 09:00 on Sunday 12 July

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 

Thursdays at 10:00 – HIC Online Fikas in June

We may not be meeting in real life right now but we want to stay connected! A chat lifts our spirits and helps us get through the day, so we have arranged a weekly online coffee morning (fika) on Thursdays.

Sign up on Eventbrite and you’ll receive a link to all the meetings in June (it’s also the same as the one we used in May). If you’d like an email reminder for each event, be sure to sign up for all the individual meetings 🙂

We are using Zoom – you don’t need an account, just allow the application to launch when prompted.

See you online!

Thursdays at 10:00 – HIC Online Fikas in May

We may not be meeting in real life right now but we want to stay connected! A chat lifts our spirits and helps us get through the day, so we have arranged a weekly online fika on Thursdays.

Sign up on Eventbrite and you’ll receive a link to all the meetings in May. If you’d like an email reminder for each event, be sure to sign up for all the individual meetings 🙂

We are using Zoom – you don’t need an account, just allow the application to launch when prompted.

See you online!

Thursdays at 10:00 – HIC Online Fikas in April

We may not be meeting in real life right now but we want to stay connected! A chat lifts our spirits and helps us get through the day, so we have arranged a weekly online fika on Thursdays.

Sign up on Eventbrite and you’ll receive a link by email which covers all the meetings in April. We’ll keep the registration open until a few minutes before the event on April 30th so that you can sign up at any time in the month and join in easily on Thursdays. If the conversation is flowing, we can extend to our allotted 40 minutes and then restart the meeting to keep going 🙂

We are using Zoom – you don’t need an account, just allow the application to launch when prompted.

Register here

See you online!

Wednesdays at 10:00 – Let’s Talk: For Internationals Living Abroad

Are you worried about the current crisis? Missing your family “back home”? As internationals living abroad we find ways of managing the day to day challenges of living in another country and the lack of close family around us, but under times of stress these challenges become amplified.

Johanna Lundgren Coaching and Helsingborg International Connections have come together to bring you a series of interactive online meetings for the international community.

The series will provide a platform for the international community to come together to talk about difficulties, challenges, fears and wins. It will provide space for becoming aware that we all have similar challenges, that there is no need to feel isolated and alone or ashamed of those challenges. To create a safe space to vent your concerns and views. In a friendly non-judgmental way, the series will help you see what is available to you and find new and creative ways to solve challenges. To look at yourself in an organic way and serve the whole person (Body, Emotions, Mind, Spirit)

We invite you to join us live on Zoom (from the comfort of your home), on Wednesdays at 10:00 from 1st – 22nd April!

Register here

Thursday 23 April 18:00 – CANCELLED: Housing in Sweden

We’ve arranged this event to help you understand the complexities of renting or buying a home in Sweden. Are you concerned about your rights as a tenant or wondering how the mortgage system works? As an international living in Sweden, there will no doubt be differences to the systems in your own country and you may be uncertain of where to find reliable advice.

Join us for an informative evening with plenty of time to ask questions of our guest speakers.

More details and registration to follow.