Programme for 17 may 2024

Norwegian Church, 1 St Olav’s Square

Free attendance

11.00 Church Service
12.15 Coffee, waffles and refreshments
12.30 Wreath laying at the King Haakon Statue
12.45 Departure for Southwark Park

Church is open until 16:00

Southwark Park by the Band Stand

Admission Adult: 17+ years £7
Admission Student 17+ years £5
Admission Child: 6-16 years £3
Admission Child: 0-5 years Free

11.00 Park and event open
12.00 Music & Entertainment
13.00 Official welcome by Kåre Sivertsen, 17. mai London
13.05 National Anthem «Ja vi elsker»
13.15 17. mai procession around Southwark Park. Start and finish by the bandstand
14.00 Music «Norge i rødt, hvitt og blått”
14.05 Main speech
14.15 Music, entertainment and speeches by The Norwegian School and Lørdagsskolen
14.30 Traditional 17 mai games
14.30 Music & Entertainment
14.45 Soccer Aid. 17 minutes of 5-aside football for UNICEF
15.00 Music & Entertainment
17.00 Event close

Den Norske Klub, Evening Event

4 St James Square, London SW1Y 4JU

Time: 18:30
Dress code: Black tie/bunad
Three course dinner + Champagne
Attendance open for all. £££ per person.
Email to reserve a spot by 15th May

Food vendors

KFUK & Norwegian Church

Proud to serve probably the best waffles in the world, try them for yourself, with or without the brown cheese. And there wouldn’t really be a 17 May without the hot-dogs with ketchup and mustard, chocolate & lots of other Norwegian snacks.

Pimp My Fish + Seafood from Norway

Award-winning fish & chip mobile operator Pimp My Fish, in partnership with Seafood from Norway, will be serving their famous fish & and chips with Norwegian cod.

Ekte / Goosebox

With two celebrated restaurants under their belt Ekte Nordic Kitchen in the Bloomberg Arcade and the City institution 1 Lombard Street , we’re delighted to welcome them for the first time in Southwark Park on 17 May. Enjoy their freshly prepared sandwiches and healthy salads.

Norwegian Bakers

A family-run bakery led by Jessika with Norwegian roots from Ålesund. Jessika is a Master Baker with over 20 years baking experience at the highest level. Everything is freshly baked and they are proud to serve skoleboller, eplekake and other delights.

Espresso vibes

Norwegians love a good cup of coffee and we’re delighted to welcome a healthy dose of espresso vibes to our event. Not only quality coffee, but all the material they use are biodegradable and compostable; furthermore, they offer alternative plant-based oat milk and have a number of syrups that can be added to the coffee (vanilla, hazelnut and caramel and much more). What’s not to love ?

Mr Whippe

Enjoy their large menu of ice creams, toppings, lollies and sauces. Served the way you like it in a tub or waffle cone and they can also cater for vegans and vegetarians. Oh and they have a kids favourite, slushie too!



Olavskoret, the Choir of the Norwegian Church in London, was established in 2012 to enhance the regular worship at the church. Around 16 regular members meet two or three times a month to rehearse a repertoire of SATB anthems, carols and national songs depending on the season. Over the years, the choir has attracted keen amateur, professional and semi-professional singers who are either Norwegian or have a strong interest in Norway.

Olavskoret aims to sing for one service a month at the Norwegian Church and has also performed in Westminster Abbey, St Martin-in-the-Fields Church and with Sissel Kyrkjebø for the ‘baptism’ of MS Viking Sea. The choir is delighted, once again, to be invited to sing in Southwark Park for the 17th May celebrations!

Simon Brix

Simon Brix er en London basert låtskriver, produsent og artist fra Sunnmøre.  Med tidløse pop låter i en moderne innpakning reflekterer han over opp og nedturer i livet, kjærligheten man fant men mistet på veien og målet man kanskje aldri nådde.

“Musikk for meg er en kombinasjon av terapi og ønsket om å kunne være Soundtracket til forskjellige situasjoner folk befinner seg i. Et universielt språk som uttrykker mer enn hva ord alene kan”.

Simon har tidligere spilt både under Euro2020 her i London og gjort konserter i LA og NYC.

Med seg live har han Mathias Lunde på gitar @mathiaslundee


Photo: Piotr Cabaj