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Thursday 15 October 18:00 – Volunteering in Helsingborg

Interested in getting involved and helping in the community? Volunteering is a fulfilling way to integrate into society, make new friends and improve your Swedish. We welcome speakers from three different organisations in Helsingborg who will give you an insight into their work and let you know how you can contribute your time and skills to becoming a volunteer. 

Volunteer work is an excellent way to extend your network and become part of the community, so do come along with your questions and ideas concerning volunteering! Looking forward to meeting you there.

Thank you to our guest speakers for taking part:

Due to COVID-19, we are running this as a “hybrid” event, with a smaller audience than usual and a Facebook live stream. Please sign up if you would like to join us in person, otherwise just check the Helsingborg International Connections Facebook page at 18:00 for our live video! 

Arrival & refreshments: 17:30-18:00

Presentations & mingle: 18:00-20:00

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! 


Sign up for this event here by 12:00 on 15th October 2020

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Thursday 26 March 17:30 – CANCELLED – Volunteering in Helsingborg

Interested in getting involved and helping in the community? Volunteering is a fulfilling way to integrate into society, make new friends and improve your Swedish. We have four speakers from different organisations in Helsingborg who will give you an insight into their work and let you know how you can contribute your time and skills to becoming a volunteer.

We welcome:

Hans Nilsson of Missing People 

Greg Gibson, coach at Ekeby Greys (American Football team) 

Pernilla Alm-Ramberg of Helsingborg’s Volunteer Centre

Gun Persson of Red Cross

Volunteer work is an excellent way to extend your network and become part of the community, so do come along with your questions and ideas concerning volunteering! Looking forward to meeting you there.

Arrival & refreshments: 17:00-17:30

Presentations & mingle: 18:00-20:15

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! 


Sign-up here by 18:00 on Wednesday 25 March 

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Thursday 27 February 18:00 – Visit the Clarion Grand Hotel

We’ve organised a treat for you in February – an exclusive tour of one of the oldest hotels in Helsingborg, full of history and interesting stories! Our guide will be Sales Manager Louise Johansson, who loves to meet people and tell them about this famous establishment.

The tour will last around 45 minutes and then Louise will update us on the exciting new facilities at the Clarion Hotel & Congress Sea U being built on the waterfront next to The Tivoli. This will also be a good opportunity to find out which staff positions they will be recruiting for this year 😉

We’ll finish with a mingle in the bar area, where you can purchase a drink from Helsingborg’s biggest gin bar or order food of your choice.

Meeting place: The hotel reception

Address: Clarion Grand Hotel, Stortorget 8, 252 23 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! 


Sign up here by 18:00 on Wednesday 26 February

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Friday 7 February 19:00 – Exclusive Exhibition Preview

P.Lindberg Gallery welcomes HIC to a VIP preview of 2020’s first and, for sure, one of the most prestigious art exhibitions of the year, that opens up to the public on February 8th.

Opening exhibit:

The Swedish Master of Photography 2019, Martina Wärenfeldt from Växjö, will be opening her very first Fine Arts exhibition, together with figurative sculptures and interior design by the established Swedish artist duo P-A Sandström & Annelie Sandström. Welcome to experience a unique exhibit full of award-winning expressions and impressions!  The artists will be present at the preview.

Time: 19:00-21:30 

About the artists:

Fine Art Photography by Martina Wärenfeldt : www.mstudio.se/galleries/konstportratt

Figurative raku & glass sculptures and interior design by
Sandström & Sandström: www.gallerisandstrom.com

On permanent exhibit:

Paintings by Pauline Lindberg www.paulinelindberg.se

Metal mesh sculptures by  Ylva Jonsson www.yamenvisst.se

Ceramic pots and vessels by Dan Leonette www.leonette.com

Wearable art by Jill Herlands www.jillherlands.com

About Pauline Lindberg Art Studio & Event Gallery

Pauline Lindberg is an autodidactic painter, curator and gallery owner, born and raised in New York City in 1966. She has lived and worked in Sweden since 1980, previously residing in Växjö, Stockholm, Gothenburg, and since 2010 in Helsingborg.
@plindberggallery opens up its doors to the public for artist studio visits, curated exhibitions, music events, corporate & private meet-ups, hang-outs and other artsy happenings. 

Welcome To A Different Artsy Experience.

Address: Karlsgatan 5, 252 24 Helsingborg (next to Röda Kvarn cinema)

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! 


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Saturday 2 February 09:45 – Visit Helhets Akademin!

Welcome to an oasis of calm and tranquility, hidden away from the hustle and bustle of town!

We visit Helhets Akademin, specialists in holistic health and human sustainability. With over 20 co-collaborators working with health, behaviour and development, the organisation offers a range of in-house classes for the individual, as well as a full support system for companies.

We’ll visit their charming premises and hear about the many different yoga sessions and other treatments available – osteopathy, massages, Ayurveda, Kinetic Chain Release, Ball Inversion Therapy and much more. You will have the opportunity to stay on for a short introductory yoga session if you would like to.

The centre is designed to be a physical meeting place for the community too – you are welcome to drop in with a friend and enjoy a cup of tea in the centre’s attractive open space, or simply relax with a book. A home away from home!

Helhets Akademin also offers courses, workshops, courses and trips.

Address: Östra Sandgatan 14, 252 27 Helsingborg 

Bus: Green bus number 4 and yellow bus number 218 (stop at Kvarnstensgatan)


Sign up for this event by 18:00 on Friday 1 February

Thursday 15 March 17:00 – Sharing Spaces

Co-create, co-work and collaborate with our co-hosts THINK Open Space and Hyperdrive!

Join us for a fun and inspiring event as we check out three great spaces in Helsingborg, starting at THINK Open Space and Mindpark, then moving across to Pixlapiren.

Rebecka Nilsson, Community Manager at THINK Open Space, will kick off the evening by introducing us to all the facilities on offer and letting us know about the many projects and events taking place. Did you know that THINK Open Space is a kommun-owned space, available to anyone to work, hang out and enjoy the friendly, international vibe? Or that the auditoriet can be used for free by any organisation wanting to put on a free knowledge-sharing event? This is your chance to find out more!

We’ll then have a guided tour of Mindpark, the cool and calm co-working space upstairs, where you can rent different sized offices or desk space, or even buy a card where you can use the facilities 12 times in 12 months. There’s a communal feel to Mindpark, where you can be involved in joint weekly lunches and other events or just chat by the coffee-maker with your co-workers!

At 17:45 we’ll walk across to Pixlapiren, where David Hare of Hyperdrive will talk to us about the many creative opportunities and activities available there. From 3D printers to an eco-friendly car, arts & crafts to DJ workshops, skateboarding to graffiti, there’s a place for all kinds of creative expression at Pixlapiren – come and find out how you can make the most of this child-friendly makerspace to engage with your hands, build what you planned, create it and paint it. Bring the projects that are too big to work on at home and let loose your creative energy, or set up a study circle or coffee morning at Pixlapiren. Did you know that you can even apply for funding from the kommun to help create your vision?!

We hope to have some of the artists and creators on hand to show you their projects, too 🙂

We can’t wait to show you these supportive, collaborative locations, so please join us to find out what’s happening in this part of town!

Event details:

17:00 Meet at the stairs in THINK Open Space, Bredgatan 11, 25225 Helsingborg for intro & tour

17:45 Walk to Pixlapiren, Oceangatan 2, 252 25 Helsingborg

18:00 Pixlapiren intro & opportunity discovery


Sign up for this event here by 18:00 on Wednesday 14 March

Tuesday 30 January 18:00 – New Year, New Beginning!

Alexandra Skoglund

We’re very excited to have the talented, inspirational life coach Alexandra Skoglund with us for an interactive session with tips and advice on how to say “goodbye” to last year and make the very best of the new one! 

New Year, New Beginning 

Closing 2017 & Opening 2018

  • During the workshop you’ll get the chance to reflect on the highlights of 2017, as well as dreaming big while setting out your intention and goals for 2018. In other words we’ll harness 2017 and kick off 2018

  • Come and gain the energy & focus you need to kick off 2018 and follow your heart’s big dreams!

About Alexandra
  • Alexandra is a certified Life Coach & Leadership Trainer from CTI® (The Coaching Training Institute)

  • She found her passion for life during the first 10 years of her professional life, as she let her heart guide the way as she lived, worked & travelled the world to realize her biggest dreams. Now she is back in Sweden to share her passion and insights of what brings out our full potential

  • Playful Productivity is the beacon she uses when developing innovative workshops, courses and coaching programs in the field of personal development and business development

  • You are the expert of YOU, Alexandra is the expert of the creative methods that put you in touch with your expertise!

17:30 – 18:00 Arrival & refreshments 
18:00 – 19:30 Guest speaker & break 
19:30 – 20:00 Mingle
 
Address: Drottninggatan 7A, 252 21 Helsingborg

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


Sign up for this event here by 18:00 Monday 29 January

Thursday 16 November 18:00 – Business & Pleasure

We’ll have some great speakers for you at this event. People like you, who understand what it’s like to come to Sweden and start their lives again from scratch. People helping others to help themselves. People who can tell us what’s happening this winter, and where. Don’t miss it!

Passent El Soury from Innovation Skåne will talk about her experiences in Sweden since arriving here just a few years ago. She’ll explain her new role as Community Manager and will highlight the enterprenurial opportunities and support that Innovation Skåne can offer.

Passent is a good friend of HIC and we look forward to hearing all about her new position!

 

Calle Norling of Integratörerna Helsingborg will talk about his work with several projects aimed at making the integration process easier, including mentorship- and internship programs where the newly arrived (no matter the reason to come) are matched with established Swedes, based on their shared work identity.

Calle is participating in the SoPact Accelerator Program along with HIC, and is busy with some very interesting local projects.

 

We’re delighted to welcome Camilla and Anna of Kvinnokarta, the project literally putting women of Helsingborg on the map! They will talk to us about their free city walks which uncover the input of 10 memorable women into Helsingborg’s history. As a project that evolved out of both study circles and Vision Fund, this follows on very neatly from two of our speakers at the last HIC event.

We’ll also be looking ahead to Swedish traditions around this time of year and giving you the head’s-up for local events and markets which will have you feeling seasonal in no time!

We’ll adding more speakers to this event over the next week, so please check back!

Doors open at 17:30 for refreshments and first speakers will begin at 18:00. Feel free to bring a friend! We’re looking forward to meeting you!
 
Programme: 
17:30 – 18:00 Arrival & refreshments 
18:00 – 19:30 Guest speakers & break 
19:30 – 20:00 Mingle
 
Address: Drottninggatan 7A, 252 21 Helsingborg

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


Sign up here by 12:30 on Thursday 16 November 

Thursday 19 October 18:00 – Your Next Steps

Join us as we help you discover your next steps in Helsingborg!
We’ll present a range of possibilities which will inspire you to take the next step forward, for example by studying, volunteering, receiving mentorship or coaching, setting up a business, and more. Looking for assistance with intercultural competence training or understanding how to crack the Swedish code? We’ll link you with people and organisations who can help!
 
Veronika Hoffmann of Helsingborgs Stad will share with our network some insights and opportunities that the city offers, and explain how you can access the Vision Fund if you have a really great idea that fits with Helsingborg’s Vision for 2035!
 
Åsa Devillaz of Devillaz & Co will talk about personal job coaching, business coaching & training, private language tuition, intercultural communication, Swedish business organisational and national culture, and corporate communication.
 
Zarrina Allieva of BrightMinds Consulting will explain how her company’s Virtual Assistant services can help international residents, and about her business helping people to set up their own company.
 
Liselott Hansson Malmsten of Medborgskolan will talk about the concept of study circles in Sweden and explain how you can set up your own!
 
Greg Gibson will talk to us about a communications volunteering opportunity for a new sports team, and Gun Persson will talk to us about volunteer options at the Red Cross and what volunteering meant to her when she returned to Sweden after many years abroad.
 
Let us help you “Make Life Happen!” 
 
Doors open at 17:30 for refreshments and first speakers will begin at 18:00. Feel free to bring a friend! We’re looking forward to meeting you!
 
Programme: 
17:30 – 18:00 Arrival & refreshments 
18:00 – 19:45 Guest speakers & break 
19:45 – 20:15 Mingle
 
Address: Drottninggatan 7A, 252 21 Helsingborg

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


Sign up here by 19:00 on Wednesday 18 October

Wednesday 4 October 18:00 – Welcome to Helsingborg!

Whether you’re new in town or a long-term resident, young or old, international or local, working or at home, this event is for you!

Join us for refreshments, chat and inspiring information on Wednesday 4 October in central Helsingborg as we welcome you to find out all about what’s going on in town right now. 

Our first speaker will be Eva-Lotta Bergström from Helsingborgs Stad, who will talk about living and working in Helsingborg and update us on the new construction projects in town.  

We’ll have information on what support there is for newcomers, what there is to do in our area and ways for you to integrate more easily into life in Sweden. We’ll explain why we started HIC, what we do, and let you know about our new venture designed to help the international community.

Let us inspire you to reach out and find activities or interests just right for you!

Doors open at 17:30 for refreshments and first speakers will begin at 18:00. Feel free to bring a friend! We’re looking forward to meeting you!

Programme: 
17:30 – 18:00 Arrival & refreshments 
18:00 – 19:45 Guest speakers & break 
19:45 – 20:15 Mingle
 

Address: Drottninggatan 7A, 252 21 Helsingborg

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


Sign up here by 20:00 on Tuesday 3 October