Monthly Highlights

AWC Movie Group

Contact: Mary Stewart Burgher (emessbe@yahoo.com)
We usually see movies on a weekend; if you want to join us, contact Mary Stewart, so you can help choose the final date, the cinema we go to and the show time for each one. Tickets are cheaper if we book afternoon shows or go to local cinemas like the Park Bio, Gentofte Kino and Valby Kino.

Also, you can see classic Danish films with English subtitles on two Sundays per month at 14:15 at Cinemateket (the Danish Film Institute). Tickets can be booked and purchased online. Booked tickets must be picked up no later than 45 minutes prior to the screening. The movies for May are:

  • Forever (2022), 7/5
  • Adam’s Apples (2005), 21/5.

Danish also means Danish pastry! Before each screening, Cinemateket has a special offer on a coffee with Danish pastry (or a piece of cake) at Restaurant SULT at an extra cost of only DKK 40.

May: What’s Love Got to Do with It?

We’ve been seeing some pretty serious films – What’s Love Got to Do with It? (opening on 25 May) is a real change of pace. It’s a romantic comedy (not a biopic about Tina Turner) starring Lily James and Emma Thompson. Here’s a plot summary from Rotten Tomatoes:

“How do you find lasting love in today’s world? For documentary-maker and dating app addict Zoe (Lily James), swiping right has only delivered an endless stream of Mr Wrongs, to her eccentric mother Cath’s (Emma Thompson) dismay. For Zoe’s childhood friend and neighbor Kaz (Shazad Latif), the answer is to follow his parents’ example and opt for an arranged (or “assisted”) marriage to a bright and beautiful bride from Pakistan. As Zoe films his hopeful journey from London to Lahore to marry a stranger, chosen by his parents, she begins to wonder if she might have something to

learn from a profoundly different approach to finding love.”
Find out more about the movie, and see photos and the trailer on kino.dk and Rotten Tomatoes.

Monthly heart-pillow stuffing party

When: the third Tuesday of every month – Tue, 16/5, 20/6 and 18/7, 14:00–16:00
Where: Det Gamle Posthus, Gilleleje Stationsvej 6, Gilleleje (less than 2 minutes’ walk from Gilleleje Station)
Contact: Nancy Friis-Jensen (nfriisjensen@gmail.com)

The Heart Pillow Project is looking for volunteers to stuff pillows with cotton wool and sew them up in Gilleleje. We meet once a month, and offer coffee and cake to speed the work. AWC President Mary Stewart Burgher had lots of fun at the stuffing party in February. Seven people – four stuffers and three finishers – completed over 40 pillows in only two hours. The parties take place on the third Tuesday of each month. If Gilleleje is too far to go, or you’re busy on Tuesdays, consider donating good-quality cloth to make pillow cases or sewing the pillow cases at home.

The Heart Pillow Project was started in 2006 to help ease the pain of breast-cancer patients. The project is financially supported by the Danish Breast Cancer Organization, and hospitals give the pillows to patients free of charge. The pillows are made by 15 volunteer groups (including AWC Denmark since the beginning) throughout Denmark. The project has made about 3,000 pillows per year. See the projected dates for stuffing parties through April 2023 on the AWC events calendar.

Can you sew pillow cases?

Some AWC volunteers are making cases for the heart pillows, and more are much needed. Will you join them, or can you suggest someone else to do so? Contact Mary Stewart Burgher (emessbe@yahoo.com) to get the pattern and instructions.

Café Craft brunch, Salonen

When: Saturdays 3/6, 29/7and 12/8 at 10:30
Where: Salonen, 222 Østerbrogade (close to Svanemøllen S-train station and all the buses that go there)
Contact: Mary Stewart Burgher (emessbe@yahoo.com) for further info

Café Craft is for people to meet to chat and craft together on a Saturday, while enjoying a cup of coffee (or tea) and brunch at Salonen. Our only goal is to relax and do our crafts –  in good company. Any craft project is welcome! Non-crafters also!

We do good work and have good fun each month. A standard booking for 8 people is made at Salonen, so it is always smart to RSVP to secure a spot – or we will just squeeze you in!

Ladywalk 2023

When: Mon, 22/5, 16:00
Where: “Tiøren” Amager Strandpark (across from Kastrup Fort, Amager Strandvej 246 – access by Metro line 2)
Contact: Jonelle Lemcke (jonelle@lemcke.dk) to sign up

Ladywalk is Denmark’s biggest exercise event for women and it always raises money for charity. Ladywalk 2023 will support the Heart Association and Endometriosis Community. AWC Denmark already has five members signed up – join them! Your entry fee (DKK 170 until 24/4 and over DKK 200 if you sign up afterwards, including on the day) will support the two charities and buy you an exercise shirt (in red, navy, light blue, turquoise, burgundy or black) with the Ladywalk logo and a backpack with refreshments and special offers from sponsors. As usual, the AWC group will take the 7-km route along Amager Strand. (There’s also a route in 13 other locations in Denmark if you’d like to walk somewhere else!)

We plan to start in the late afternoon and be finished by early evening. We are taking the walk on Amager Strand and walk at a sustainable pace. We “leave no gal behind”.

Participation means that you raise money for charity while taking some healthful exercise with friends in a lovely location. What’s not to love?

Our Secrets Walks in June and July

The May walk is Ladywalk (see above) but we’re still walking around beautiful Copenhagen in June (Utterslev Mose) and July (rose garden in Valbyparken).

When: Fri, 9/6, 10:30
Where: Rismosevej 9, 2400 Copenhagen NV (accessible by S-trains to Emdrup Station and the 4A and 6A buses)
Contact: Mary Stewart Burgher (emessbe@yahoo.com, 3050 6356) for further info

Join us to enjoy blue skies (we hope), green trees and lake views at Utterslev Mose, where we will also hope to see many birds and summer flowers. This is a gorgeous area with three lakes, offering walks of 5 or 9 km.
We’ll take a 5-km stroll in good company, led by Harriette Christensen, at whose home we will meet, who will kindly share her knowledge of the area. Thanks to Harriette for her guidance (and the offer of refreshments!).

Contact Mary Stewart Burgher (emessbe@yahoo.com) now to choose a date for our walk in the Queen’s rose garden in Valby Park in June (easily accessible by S train and bus). This is one of Europe’s largest rose gardens, where you can enjoy the sight of approximately 12,000 roses all summer. The rose garden includes 176 different roses – everything from modern English roses to the old and historic ones, which have the sweetest scents. The roses are planted among lavender bushes, another sweet scent that brings in the busy bees. In addition to the rose garden, the park offers its newly refurbished café, which we hear offers good food at reasonable prices.

Forthcoming events: mark your calendars

Full details on these will follow in the June Chronicle. We mention them now so you can make room for them in your busy schedules. 

Garden Party: picnic in Kongens Have

When: Wed, 14/6, 17:00
Where: Kongens Have (the area next to the wall on Sølvgade)
Contact: Mary Stewart Burgher (emessbe@yahoo.com, 3050 6356) for further info

The “back” of the park offers an area called Frederiksstaden on the maps. There’s a long wall along Sølvgade, lined with espaliered rose bushes interspersed with U-shaped benches that are handy for sitting and sharing goodies and enjoying views of the nearby flowers and the greenery (and castle) a bit further off. Both the Herkules Café and toilets are close by.

Bring picnic food and drink to share and we will enjoy good company and summer weather together. (We will cancel or postpone in case of rain, so do let Mary Stewart Burgher (emessbe@yahoo.com) know if you intend to come.)

8th of July barbecue

When: Sat, 8/7, 13:00
Where: Borgermester Jensens Allé 1, st tv (near the intersection of Østerbrogade and Jagtvej (Poul Henningsens Plads Metro Station (M3), buses 1A and 23, and Svanemøllen S-train Station)

We will celebrate “the 4th of July” on the 8th, asking you to bring your own meat (and/or veg) for the grill. AWC will provide sauces, snacks, salads, soft drinks, wine (for purchase), and disposable dishes, cutlery and cups. Details about cost and RSVP will follow in June!
































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