Monthly Highlights


Movie group: April – June 2024

Contact: Mary Stewart Burgher (emessbe@yahoo.com) to choose viewing dates, times and cinemas..

Join us for one or all of the movies listed – we always have fun and like to enjoy snacks and conversation together after the show. In general, we list opening dates here, so you know when a film becomes available. Then, interested people jointly choose the date, cinema and time for a showing, though we usually see movies on a weekend. Tickets are cheaper if we book morning or afternoon shows and/or go to local (and more hyggelige) cinemas like the Park Bio, Gentofte Kino and Valby Kino. We list the final dates and times chosen for each film on the AWC Denmark Coffeeshop

April: Hammarskjöld
When: opens 18/4
The Swedish film Hammarskjöld is a political drama about the world-famous Swedish diplomat Dag Hammarskjöld. Mikael Persbrandt, known from the Oscar-winning Danish film Revenge, plays the lead. The action takes place in 1961, during the Cold War, when Hammarskjöld was the Secretary-General of the United Nations. In a desperate attempt to negotiate a ceasefire in the Congo, he boards a plane. The day Hammerskjöld died is still surrounded by mystery.  Find out more about the movie, including the trailer, on kino.dk.

May: The Fall Guy
When: opens 18/4
Sandwiched between two pretty serious movies for the Movie Group is The Fall Guy. Remember howling at Ryan Gosling’s hilarious performance as Ken? Well, now he’s a stuntman, and like everyone in the stunt community, he gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows and dropped from the highest of heights, all for our entertainment. Fresh off an almost career-ending accident, this working-class hero has to track down a missing movie star, solve a conspiracy and try to win back the love of his life (Emily Blunt) while still doing his day job. What could possibly go right?

The critics’ consensus is very positive: “With action, comedy, romance, and a pair of marvelously matched stars, The Fall Guy might be the rare mainstream movie with something to entertain everyone.” Join us to see The Fall Guy; it looks like noisy, romantic fun. Find out more about the movie at kino.dk or Rotten Tomatoes.

June 2024: One Life

When: opens 20/6
Many people are very excited to see One Life, a film with a terrific cast: Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter, Jonathan Pryce and Johnny Flynn.

Based on the book If It's Not Impossible...: The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton by Barbara Winton, One Life tells the incredible, emotional true story of Nicholas Winton, a young London broker who visits Prague in December 1938. In a race against time, Winton convinces the British Committee for Refugees in Czechoslovakia to rescue hundreds of predominantly Jewish children before Nazi occupation closes the borders. Fifty years later, Nicky is haunted by the fate of the children he wasn't able to bring to safety in England. It's not until the BBC show That's Life! re-introduces him to some of those he helped rescue that he finally begins to come to terms with the guilt and grief he carried – all the while skyrocketing from anonymity to a national hero. Held aloft by outstanding work from a tremendous cast, One Life pays heartwarming tribute to a remarkable humanitarian effort.  Find out more about the movie on Kino.dk and Rotten Tomatoes.

Contact: Mary Stewart Burgher (30506356; emessbe@yahoo.com) to choose viewing dates, times and cinemas

Danish on a Sunday at Cinemateket

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 before the screening. The movies for April are:

  • Breaking the Waves (1996), 14/4
  • The Ambassador (2011), 28/4.

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

Monthly heart-pillow stuffing party

When: Third Tuesday of every month – 16/4, 21/5 and 18/6 at 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

When: Sat, 13/4, 4/5, 1/6, 13/7 and 3/8 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 – 臨 淋 ✏️  –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. This group is really fun – feel free to join us whether you are currently working on a craft or not. Café Craft will meet throughout the spring and summer.

Our Secrets walk: spring in Frederiksberg Park

When: Fri, 19/4 or 26/4, 10:30
Where: entrance to Haveselskabets Have (Metro line 3 (Frederiksberg Station) and buses), close to where Frederiksberg Allé runs into Pile Allé
Contact: Mary Stewart Burgher (3050 6356; emessbe@yahoo.com) to choose the final date

Hoping for nice weather in April, we plan to explore, first, the smaller, exquisite “Garden Society Garden” – Haveselskabets Have – and then the larger park, where we hope spring will be springing with all its might. We will feast our eyes on flowers, trees and birds – and then hope to refresh ourselves at a nearby café. The photo shows the business end of the walking group on a former visit to Frederiksberg. Join us – it’s good for you!

Coming your way in May!

Ladywalk 2024

When: Mon, 27/5, 16:00
Where: Tiøren, Amager Strandpark (close to Kastrup Fortet, Amager Strandvej 246)
Contact: Mary Stewart Burgher (emessbe@yahoo.com) to let us know you’re coming and arrange to meet

In May, we will, tradition tro, join the thousands of women all over Denmark who will take a 7- or 12-km walk to raise money for charities supporting women’s health. The charities we will support in 2024 are the Heart Association, as always, and KIU and OvaCure, which focus on cancer of the female reproductive organs.

It costs DKK 185 to sign up (after late April the price will go up, so get your ticket soon). As well as a donation to the Ladywalk charities, your ticket price buys you a nice exercise shirt and a small backpack with snacks and gift certificates. Find out more about Ladywalk by looking at the website.

Celebrate AWC’s 90th birthday!

Where: Food Club, Sortedam Dossering 7C, 2200 København N (accessible from Nørreport Station and bus)
When: Wed, 22/5, 18:00–19:30
Cost: DKK 295 for buffet with unlimited food and drinks, including wine and beer
Contact: Mary Stewart Burgher (30506356; emessbe@yahoo.com) to reserve a seat.

AWC Denmark will start its 90th-birthday year in May 2024, and will mark our nine decades of fun, friendship and philanthropy in a variety of ways throughout the year. We kick off our celebration, however, with a delicious and affordable buffet dinner at Food Club, with its beautiful view of the lakes.
Join us to celebrate 90 years of AWC: mark your calendar and reserve your place now!







































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