From 23-26 of August it´s time for Melafestivalen! Mela is an urban festival with art and culture from all over the world!
“Mela” is Sanskrit and means “to meet” or “meeting place”. The festival seeks to expand horizons, and make art forms from all over the world known in Norway. The festival includes art forms like music, dance, literature and theater. In addition there will be food and stands with information of all kinds. They provide something interesting for children, youth and grown-ups. The festival is free and takes place at “Rådhusplassen”, close to the city hall and Aker Brygge. Productions where Norwegian and foreign artists cooperate are central to the festival, in addition to promoting local artists. And the Mela festival really is a “meeting place”; 300.000 peoples show up during the four days of festival.
The program this year includes Adnan Sami from India, Ferhat Tunc from Turkey, Omer Bhatti from Norway, Khaled from Algeria and Manu Chau. Cordao de Ouro and Tabanka ensemble will contribute with Capoeira and fantastic dancing. You will find many more artists at www.melafestivalen.no On Thursday the festival kicks off with concerts from 5 pm. Friday the program starts at 4 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 2 pm and onwards.
Don´t miss this free and interesting happening!
If you are in Oslo this week and have a heart for Jazz: check out Oslo Jazzfestival! Every day there are good concerts on stages around the town! In the daytime you can enjoy free concerts in “Saras tent”, placed in the middle of Karl Johan street, while the evenings are packed with great shows on big stages like the Opera and on small clubs like Herr Nilsen. The program exist both in Norwegian and English, at the webpage http://www.oslojazz.no.
Kult Oslo, our cultural calendar, talked to Ellen Andrea Wang from Pixel and got some tips for the festival. She is playing with her band at Herr Nilsen tonight, and you can listen to their “indierockjazz” from 10pm.
What should you expect if you come to Herr Nilsen tonight?
A good concert filled with energy and in the indierock/jazz –genre. There will be trumpet, sax, double bass, drums and vocal, and the band members are in their 20`s. We produced the album “Reminder” in May and got great reviews. Next year we will be touring in Norway, England and USA, and hopefully produce a new record in 2013.
What would you recommend at the Oslo Jazzfestival this week?
I really want to see “Østerdalsmusikk” and “Goran Kajfes Subtropic Orkestra”, both concerts that I think will be cool. I also want to go to Trondheim Jazzorkester with Stian Westerhus and his new «Ripples, Rapples and Disbelief”. Young Star will also be great! They are youngsters that participated in the festivals jazz-workshop last week. I did a workshop with them on Friday and they were really talented! They play on a stage in the middle of Karl Johan, and it´s free.
Three rooms for rent.
One room with a wide double bed, table and two chairs. Can expand with an additional floor bed. Good closet space.
One room with a sleeping couch that can expand to be a double bed or two single beds.
One room with a single bed.
Shared bathroom, linen and towels are included. Big garden with a terrace and a barbeque. 10 minutes to the metro.
250 NOK per night per person.
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Welcome to a nice stay in Oslo Norway!
Comfortable room with sharing of bathroom. Breakfast not included, but access to kitchen.
If you want to stay cheap and central this is the place for you. Enerhaugen is situated on a small hill in the center,and you will have a panoramic view of the city. On Enerhaugen it is quiet, with a vivid life in the area below.
Prices pr night:
Single room 300,- nok Bedding included
Extra person 50,-nok (mattress on the floor)
TV/Radio. Free wireless IP zone available. 10 min.walk from Oslo Centralstation and Busterminal.
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Although I have no pictures of my room (they should be on their way soon), I can assure you that the room I have to offer is really nice and comfortable and affording lots of privacy. Spacious double room overlooking back yard of first floor turn of the century flat in Torshov. Possibilty to add a folding bed if required. Bed linnen and towels included. The price for the room is 500 NOK per night regardless of how many. Shared bathroom, kitchen where one can cook and eat breakfast and other meals (with possibility to store food in fridge or cupboard) and lounge. Congienial back yard where one may enjoy a barbeque. Torshov is well connected to the rest of Oslo and is 15 minutes away by bus from Vigelands Park, 12 minutes by tram from Oslo Central Station, 18 minutes by tram from Aker Brygge. Friendly hostess fluent in English, Italian and French.
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One room with home-made solid bunk bed. Upper bed for one person. Larger bed below. Can be used for couples. Room may be used for 1-3 people. (Possible to put in one extra bed if in great need). NOK 300 if one person, 250 per person if two or more. Access to kitchen, bathroom and flowery garden with barbeque. Bathtub and shower. Bed linen, towel, tea and coffee included. The person who rents speaks English, Italien, French, Polish and some Spanish. No in-door smoking. Astray outside in the garden, surrounded by quiet friendly park. Two minutes to nearest supermarket, open 09-22. Just 5 minutes by bus(several) from Oslo central station, nearby Alexander Kiellands plass. Laid-back atmosphere.
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Want to experience something different?
How about staying in a quiet west end neighborhood just outside Oslo? A room in this private house offers a respite from the hustle and bustle with easy access to the city center as well as the Norwegian Woods.
The metro (1 min away) brings you on a regular interval into town in about 12 min. Small shopping centre, coffee place at walking distance (10 min) and pizzeria (1min). The endless hiking/bicycle/skiinig trails are right at your doorstep so is the beautiful and exclusive lake of “Båntjern” and “Vettakolltoppen”´s panoramic view over the city, fjord and forest. The house is situated near Holmenkollen (10 min by metro) and the new ski jump, ski simulator and museum. In the winter, the popular sledding of “Korketrekkeren” is a must if you love an adrenalin rush on the tobbogan run right next to the original bobsleigh run from the 1952 Olympic games.
The cozy house is shared with the host and her family and possible other guests but the rooms are private. Please note the presence of a sweet social female cat so check if you are not allergic.
The room is comfortable and the beds are real beds (double bed or lovebed (130 cm) depending on availability with option of an extra single bed (max 3 p). Bathroom and toilet private or shared with the host or other possible guests depending on availability. Max 5 p (extra bunk beds available in separate room).
Breakfast is upon request but you have access to the kitchen for small cooking at reasonable hours. Also access to the garden, terrace, garden furniture and barbecue. Free parking and free WiFi. Washing machine available with small fee. No indoor smoking.
The price is 250 nok pp per night. Bed linen and towels not included (50 nok + 20 nok per set per stay). Sleeping bags allowed. Supplement of 100 nok for a single room.
You will not easily forget your stay.
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20 square metres room in central Oslo available, in apartment, 4th floor (no elevator). The room is most suitable for 1-4 persons, but extra beds is possible for short time rent. The room has a big window, and a lot of day light.
Price from 250 NOK per person per night; if single person from 290 NOK per night. Ask for price offer for your number of people in the room and number of nights!
The room has access to bathroom at the same floor, with shower and toilet (shared with only 1 person). Use of washing machine included, and also internet and electricity/ hot water/ heating. I can also arrange sheets included. There is a microwave oven in the room, and a fridge with a small freezer, but no regular oven (so the kitchen facilities are very limited). No smoking or pets allowed in-door.
Very central located in the multi-cultural area of Tøyen/Grønland. Only 5 minutes to walk to Tøyen tube station. All tubes stop at Tøyen tube station, so this is very convenient, but if you stay in the center you don`t need to use tube or bus, as it`s not far to walk.
Only 5 minutes to walk to Grønland main street, with shops, tube (station Grønland), and international restaurants, pubs, shopping centre etc. 2 minutes by tube to Oslo Central Station/Jernbanetorget. 15 minutes to walk to the main street of Oslo (Karl Johans street), Oslo Bus terminal, Oslo central station and shoppingcentres “Byporten” or “Oslo City”. Bus or train from/ to the airport will stop at Oslo Bus terminal or Oslo Central Station. 15 minutes to walk to “Grunerløkka”, with a lot of shops and bars. There is a convinient store in the first floor and 3 others within 5 minutes to walk. Within 5 minutes walk there is a large park/ garden open for everyone (“Botanisk hage”), and the Munch Museum is nearby.
I look forward to see you!
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Beautiful bedroom in artistic appartement for rent. Double bed, 160cm, minimalistically furnished, facing quiet and beautiful backyard, where you can also enjoy your breakfast and dinner in peaceful circumstances. Accsess to shared kitchen and bathroom with all facilities. No smoking inside. The appartment is situated right behind the royal castle, and close to the Vigeland park. Beautiful area with old buildings. Good connections to buses and trams in all directions. Ten minute walk through castle park to the midcentre. Bikes available for rent, good streetparking facilities. Aslo rent plain bedroom with a 120cm bed, one loft bed 90cm and two extra matresses. Also facing quiet backyard. Accsess to internet and art books.
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Two rooms available. One room with double bed. Insane 70´s wall paper with purple flowers. Possible to put in one extra bed. May be used for 1-3 people. NOK 250 per person per night. One big room with double bed. May put in one extra double bed. Very regal in red and gold. May be used for 1-4 people. NOK 250 per person per night. All rooms have access to kitchen, bathroom and living room. The person who rents speaks English and Spanish. Occasional in-door smoking, but only in the living room. Access to garden. Bed linen, towel, tea and coffee included. Bathtub and shower. Three minutes to nearest supermarket, open 08-23. Just behind the Royal Castle. Laid-back atmosphere. I am sometimes fostermother for rescue-cats from the Norwegian Organization for the protection of Animals. Sometimes I may have a cat who is a little nervous, but they all need human contact. For people who are allergic this may not be the best place to stay.