How Green Can You Go? This year Sweden will celebrate St Patrick’s Day like never before, with more than two weeks of outstanding cultural events making up the Stockholm St Patrick’s Festival. The programme includes concert performances by Anúna Ireland’s National Choir and Dublin rockers Aslan. There are new stagings of Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape, Dermot Bolger’s The Parting Glass and the world premiere of Niall Balfe’s Happy Families. An exhibition of paintings and prints by acclaimed artist Stephen Lawlor opens on 16 March, while one week later we celebrate the genius of Dermot Bolger with an evening of poetry, drama and song at Ronnells Antikvariat. Over and above that, there is a chance to see the christening of Stockholm’s first Currach, enjoy the comic genius of some of Ireland’s finest stand ups and marvel at the Irish dancers and musicians based right here in Sweden. On 16 March, the biggest, loudest, greenest St Patrick’s Day Parade ever seen in Stockholm will wind its way from Kungliga Biblioteket, finishing with a Ceili in the heart of Gamla Stan. And, of course, on 22 March, there is the city will be invaded by our very own ‘green army’, as Ireland take on Sweden at the Friends Arena. Details of all these events and others will be posted on the Swedish Irish Facebook page over the coming weeks. Invite your friends to view this page and do your bit to make sure Stockholm goes truly green this March!