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Embassy of SwedenCanberra, Australia

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Windows to the World 2023

21 Oct 2023 -

The Embassy of Sweden is participating in the Windows to the World 2023

Welcome to visit us on the day!

Saturday 21 October from 10 am to 2 pm

This year’s theme is ABBA and Royal Photo Exhibition

  • Andante Andante Choir will be performing ABBA songs at 10.30 am and 12.30 pm

  • Visit our exhibition “His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf – 50 years on the Throne”

  • Visit our Solander Garden

  • Try Floorball/Innebandy - a sport for all ages

  • Learn more about Sweden on our Quizz Walk/Tipspromenad

Information for our visitors;

Conditions of Entry;

  • Please bring photo-id matching the name on your invitation at the entrance gate to the grounds of the Embassy of Sweden.
  • Photography is not allowed in the grounds of the Embassy of Sweden.  
  • Importantly, large bags or bulky items and electronic devices (including laptops and iPads) are not permitted, and they cannot be left by the entrance. If you have any such items, please plan on leaving them in your office/vehicle. Handbags (or equivalent) are allowed. Mobile phones are permitted.
  • No parking is permitted on the grounds of the Embassy. 
  • Participants enter the grounds of the Embassy of Sweden at the own risk, this includes should you participate in any physical activities, and the Embassy of Sweden cannot be held accountable should anything happen.

Register here:

Embassy of Sweden | Windows to the World | Events Canberra

Photo credit: Thron Ullberg/KunglHovstaterna


2023 marks the 50th anniversary of HM King Carl XVI Gustaf’s accession to the throne on 15 September 1973. The King is the longest-reigning monarch in Sweden’s history, and the seventh from the House of Bernadotte.

The King primarily has state ceremonial and official duties. These include opening the Riksdag session, chairing Councils of State with the Government and the Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs, carrying out state visits and accrediting ambassadors. The King is also the most senior representative of the Swedish Armed Forces and the Grand Master of the Royal Swedish Orders of Chivalry. He is patron and an honorary member of 267 different organisations, and is a member of the Church of Sweden.

This photographic exhibition commemorates 50 years during which The King has served Sweden as Head of State. It includes official portraits combined with snapshots from The King’s many assignments and engagements. In keeping with The King’s motto, For Sweden – With the Times, the photographs also depict five decades of Sweden as a nation. They reflect the continuity that The King has brought in his role as the longest-reigning monarch in Sweden’s history.


The Andante Andante (Abba) Choir will have you singing along to evergreen Abba hits and some of their less well-known but really groovy songs! So this is an SOS to come along, Take a Chance to Rock Me and Gimme Gimme Gimme the Dancing Queen! Mamma Mia you will enjoy this Abba experience with the Andante Andante choir!

Andante Andante Choir is a community choir who only perform the music of Abba. The choir has about 25-30 members, musical director is Katie Cole and musical accompanist is Katrina Rivera.

Last updated 09 Oct 2023, 10.06 AM