Ateneum Club: Astrid Swan

Ateneum club nights are intimate and atmospheric gigs at the Ateneum Bistro. The artists in the autumn club nights are female Finnish singer-songwriters who pour out stories that take you from the city streets to various landscapes of the mind.

The club nights are held at the Ateneum Bistro from 19:00 to 21:00, with showtime at 20:00.

Tickets €15 (including admission to the exhibitions) in advance from the museum’s online shop. Tickets can also be bought at the door before the show, subject to availability. When you arrive at the Ateneum, show your ticket at the ticket office or the museum shop, and you will receive a free ticket to the exhibitions. Your free ticket will be valid until the end of 2019.

Wednesday 19 December: Astrid Swan

Astrid Swan is a music-maker and performer who has released six albums. Her latest album, From the Bed and Beyond (Soliti, 2017), describes her journey from receiving a breast cancer diagnosis to a changed life. Swan’s music and lyrics deal with the closeness of death, hope, new beginnings and love in an emotionally powerful manner.

From the Bed and Beyond won the Teosto Prize, a major Finnish art prize, in 2018. It was also nominated for the prestigious Scandinavian Nordic Music Prize, and was an Emma Award nominee in the critic’s choice category. Swan’s music has been published in several countries in addition to Finland, and she has also toured in the United States and Europe.

Currently, Astrid Swan is working on her first work of literature. She is also writing her PhD dissertation on “mom blogs” as expressions of material and digital motherhood.

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