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Your Guide to Culture Night 2013

Where to go and what to see when the University of Copenhagen opens its doors this Friday for the night festival

From light shows and enchanted gardens, to late night zoo, castle tours and rock climbing, Culture Night 2013 promises a fully-packed schedule. This is the University Post’s guide, with some of the best cultural experiences both at UCPH, and around every neighbourhood in Copenhagen.

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Taste of culture
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and this food tour will teach you how to reuse leftovers and you can even taste for yourself the gastronomic pleasures, learn more about gluten-intolerance, and enjoy a delicious ice cream at the tour’s end.
At the Department of Food Science
Rolighedsvej 30
See more here (In Danish)

The enchanted garden
Discover the Botanical Gardens after sunset with a magical atmosphere of light art, music, discussions with astronomers and star gazing.
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Workshop: brain cheats
Do you control your mind, or does it control you? In this brainy workshop held at the Faculty of Health Sciences, you can earn how easy it can be to trick the mind.
See more here

Soulful jazz music
An intimate show will provide soulful improvisation and beautiful melodies composed by musicians from Musicology at the University of Copenhagen.
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Venturing off campus

Denmark’s biggest climbing centre
Copenhagen’s new climbing center is opening their walls for all so you can flex your biceps as well as stretch your creativity muscles!
Københavns Klatrecenter B&W
Refshalevej 163 D
1432 København K
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Anonymous confessions
The Frederiksberg library will project people’s embarrassing secrets and habits onto its facade – read and be amused, and perhaps even share your own tale.
See more here

Fashion show
The term fast fashion has been taken literally with models gliding down the catwalk in roller skates presenting the Textile School’s latest collection.
Enghavevej 82
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Assistens cemetery
The famous Nørrebro cemetery will present a myriad of unforgettable events including a liveinstallation by Jesper Kongshaug, a light show, voices of the dead.
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Candles in the animal world
One of the biggest attractions of Culture Night, the Frederiksberg Zoo will light up with candles and you can enjoy the exciting animal stories and fascinating animal feedings.
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Copenhagen from a different view

Culture night from above
Climb the fantastic tower and see the illuminated city from the top of one of the city’s most beautiful churches, Vor Frelsers Kirke.
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Culture from a kayak
Experience culture from the water with a free historical tour starting in Knippelsbro, then gliding past the Black Diamond into Holmen’s Canal and passing by many of Copenhagen’s cultural hot spots.
Departure times at 19:00, 20:00, 21:00
See more here

Light shows: Top 3 Picks

Light show at the museum
It’s not Culture Night without lights, and the illuminated Thorvaldsens Museum is a must see!
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Luminous night in the king’s garden
Six beams of light fill the sky and illuminated pathways will lead from King’s Garden to the six museums and their many offerings, both indoors and out.
See more here

Danish architecture centre
A pop-up picnic in a forest-style setting and and stimulated northern lights show by Icelandic artist Egill Sæbjörnsson is sure to fascinate and inspire.
See more here

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