Efva Attling receives a medal from the King of Sweden for her entrepreneurship.

Efva Attling has been awarded with the Näringslivsmedaljen (Industry/business medal) by the Royal Patriotic Society (Kungliga Patriotika Sällskapet). Efva received the medal today from the Prince Carl Philip in a ceremony which took place in Riddarhuset, Stockholm (Sweden).

Efva has been awarded for her entrepreneurship and for founding her jewelry company Efva Attling Stockholm AB 12 years ago.

The other awarded with the same medal this year are: Lars Ander (Nya Wermlands-Tidningen AB), Lars Göran Blank (Jula AB, Skara), Anastasia Georgiadou (AB Svensk Personlig Assistans), Karl Hedin (Karl Hedin AB, Västanfors), Torsten Jansson (New Wave Group AB, Dingle), Laurent Leksell (Elekta AB, Stockholm), Jan-Erik Nilsson (Rederi AB Gotland, Visby), Marianne Ränk (Einar Mattsson AB, Stockholm), Jens och Ulf Spendrup (Spendrups Bryggeri AB, Vårby)

You can read an interview in following newspapers: E24.se, DagensPS.se, SvD

Press release



Various articles about Eva Dahlgren

Here is a list of articles about Eva Dahlgren which have been published in the last weeks.

I personally found this very interesting both on Österundstidningar:

“Jag dansar helst till min frus kropp”

“Ängeln i rummet har alltid varit en annan del av mig, alltså den goda sidan av mig”

Expressen: “Jag har ett behov att vara omtyckt”

NSD: Review of monologue “Ingen är som jag” in Luleå.

Norrbottenskuriren: Review of monologue

Östersundstidningar: Review of monologue

GD.se announcing the monologue

Arbetarbladet review of monologue in Gävle.

Eva Dahlgren host at Grammis this year

As you may have read, Eva Dahlgren was one of the hosts, or “master of ceremonies” as some Swedish press called it, of this year’s edition of Grammisgalan. She also joined The Ark with one of their performances, “Calleth You, Cometh I”, which can be seen on Youtube.

Unfortunately, this year the show was not broadcast on any TV (it had to be THIS year or??), so there are only pictures from the event for us to enjoy: Expressen, Aftonbladet.

I also found a “making of” the costumes Eva wore, by Bea Szenfeld.

Eva Dahlgren to take her monologue to Finland in March

According to Finnish website Chaos Tube, Eva Dahlgren is going to do her monologue in Finland in March 2011. The dates are as follows:

17.3.2011 – Alandica, Marienhamn
18.3.2011 – Savoy Teather, Helsinki
19.3.2011 – Savoy Teather, Helsinki

Tickets cost 49 Euro plus fees and go on sale on January 17th via Lippupalvelu for Helsinki and Alandica for Marienhamn.

Besides that, Eva will also take her monologue to other cities in Sweden:

08.3.2011 – Estrad, Södertälje (tickets on sale via Ticnet)
11.3.2011 – Kulturens hus – Stora salen, Luleå (tickets on sale via Ticnet)
16.3.2011 – Gävle Teater, Gävle (tickets on sale starting January 17th via Ticnet)

Mija and Greta Folkesson back with new band Blackbird Sthlm

Mija and Greta Folkesson are back with the band Blackbird Sthlm, a newly formed band consisting of Fredrik von Gerbe (guitars, vocals, drums), Thomas Lindberg (bass), Erik Holmberg (keyboards, guitar, vocals), Stefan Bergström (guitar and vocals) and, last but not least, Mija Folkesson (vocals) and Greta Folkesson (vocals).

“If one should describe what kind of music Blackbird Sthlm makes, one comes up with bands and artists we grew up with, specially from the time we ourselves started to play music,” writes Fredrik von Gerbe on the band’s MySpace website. “Back then, one sat down with new released favourite albums and looked at the covers with all those pictures and one started to dream and believe that everything was possible.”

Bands and artists such as Stones, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Jimmy Hendrix, Deep Purple and many many more are the band’s inspiration.”The fact that we managed to put this gang together feels extremely great,” Fredrik comments, “so it will be very exciting to be on this new journey.”

The band will perform tomorrow on TV4 Nyhetsmorgon. You can hear 2 of their songs, “White Dove” and “This Is Who I Am” on MySpace.

Update December 14: you can see the performance on TV4’s website. White Dove, This Is Who I Am, Interview with Fredrik and Mija.

The SAS love flight takes off today, with Efva Attling rings

As already mentioned some days ago, the first same-sex wedding in the air is going to take place today on board of a SAS flight from Stockholm to New York.

The couple, Aleks and Shantu, were chosen on the online contest SAS organised via the “Love is in the air” website.  The couple got more than 80.000 votes. It was initially planned to choose one couple, but in the end, SAS, seeing the huge number of votes and participation, decided to choose a further couple: Ewa and Gosia, who will also get married on the air today.

Efva Attling designed the wedding rings for the three couples, which you can see here.

 You can follow the whole event on SAS Twitter and on SAS “Love is in the air” blog.

Efva Attling goes USA!

According to magazine QX and Dagensmedia.se, Efva Attling is about to launch a huge commercial campaign in the USA on December 6.

On this date, a gay couple will marry in the SAS “Love is in the air”,when SAS will host the first world’s first same-sex wedding in the air. The wedding, for which Efva designed the rings,  will take place on a flight from Stockholm to New York.

Together with this event, Efva is going to launch a campaign for one of her most well-known pieces, “Homo Sapiens”, which you might know since 99. The campaign consists of full-page ads on varous magazines such as gay magazine OUT, TV appearances on gay media channels, videos and the website homosapiens.nu, which will be launched as well on December 6h.

The campaign has been done together with Dorian Communication.