Welcome to the start of a new adventure. My name is Adam Zawadzki, and I was an international exchange student here last semester. While it’s unlikely that we’ll ever meet in person, you should know that I’m thrilled that you’re here. I learned more about myself than I ever thought possible, and found myself in so many glorious people. The next time I visit this wonderful country, it’ll be for them.


My advice is so; say yes to as much as you can (socially, culturally and educationally), talk to as many different people as possible, and have as much fun as is legal. Go to Harvey’s to lose your inhibitions (as well as your coats, scarves, hats, gloves – and patience, so be careful). Spend an hour with the waffles, jam and brown cheese (but if you’re not on the sign-up sheet, you die #freefoodalerts). Take a hike on a Sunday, and savour every step, for right now, this semester may seem like a mountain to climb, but you’ll sprint it in no time.

Believe me.


As the Conductor said 20 years ago from the side of The Polar Express, “One thing about trains: it doesn’t matter where they’re going. What matters is deciding to get on.” And you have!


Note: English translation in parenthesis.



What: Hvem drepte faren min (Who killed my father)

Where: Kilden

When: Thursday 1. February, 19:00 – 20:15

Price: 225 – 295


What: Romeo og Julie

Where: Kilden

When: Friday 9. February – Friday 8 March, 19:30

Price: 125 – 425


What: Riksteateret: Bonnie & Clyde
Where: Kilden
When: Wednesday 14. February, 18:30 – 20:00

Price: 185 – 465



What: Standup with Ahmed Mamow, Francisco Briceno and Henrik Schatvet

Where: Teateret

When: Friday 26. January, 19:00 – 20:00

Price: 190 (Student Discount)


What: IKAROS – Standup with Jonna Støme

Where: Teateret
When: Friday 2. February, 19:00 – 20:15
Price: 315 – 980


What: Standup – Jim Swan: The end of the rainbow

Where: Teateret
When: Friday 16. February, 20:00 – 21:00
Price: 200




What: Håpets musikk (Music of Hope) Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra

Where: Kilden

When: Thursday 25. January, 19:30

Price: 150


What: Frostbite BASS RAVE

Where: BARE studenthus, Hovedsalen

When: Saturday 27. January, 18:00 – Sunday 28. January, 02:00

Price: 150 (Student Discount)


What: Japansk Vår og Sibelius’ 5. (Japanese Spring and Sibelius’ 5)

Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra

Where: Kilden

When: Thursday 1. February, 19:30

Price: 150 – 425


What: Rachlin og Mischa Maisky Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra

Where: Kilden

When: Thursday 8. February, 19:30

Price: 125 – 425


What: From Pipers to Bells – The Best of Pink Floyd
Where: Teateret
When: Friday 9. February, 20:00 – 22:00



What: Sibelius’ violin concerto and Mendelssohn’s Scottish

Where: Kilden

When: Thursday 15. February, 19:30 – 21:30

Price: 150 – 425


What: 50 years with ABBA!

Where: Kilden

When: Friday 16. February, 18:00 – 19:30 & 20:00 – 21:30

Price: 450




What: The Zone of Interest

Where: Kino Kristiansand

When: Friday 26. January

Price: TBC


What: Carmen The Metropolitan Opera

Where: Kino Kristiansand

When: Saturday 27. January

Price: TBC


What: Dream Scenario (May December)

Where: Kino Kristiansand

When: Friday 2. February

Price: TBC



What: Ta ordet-kurs (Take the word course)

Where: Campus Kristiansand, Universitetsveien 3a, Studentsenteret (2. etasje)

(The Student Center (2nd floor))

When: Tuesday 16., 23., 30. January and 6. February, 16:00 – 19:00

Price: Free


What: Arkeologikafè (Archaeology Café)

Where: Teateret

When: Thursday 18. January, 17:00 – 19:00

Price: Free


What: Fredrik Græsvik: På plass når det gjelder
Where: Kristiansand library
When: Friday 19. January, 11:30

Price: Free


What: Frøbyttekveld (seed swapping night)
Where: Tangvall library

When: Tuesday 30. January, 18:00 – 19:00

Price: Free


What: Arkeologikafè (Archaeology Café)

Where: Teateret

When: Thursday 15. February, 17:00 – 19:00

Price: Free




What: LES KUNST – verksted og møtested for unge kreative (READ ART: workshop and meeting point for young creatives)
Where: 4. etasje på Kunstens og litteraturens hus (Kristiansand library/Kristiansand kunsthall)
When: Wednesdays
Price: Free


What: Looking glass (dance performance)
Where: Kilden

When: Friday 19. January, 18:00

Price: 150 – 225





What: Åpen lesegruppe: Shared reading
Where: Kristiansand library

When: Mondays, 17:30 – 19:00

Price: Free


What: Language café
Where: Kristiansand library
When: Sundays, 12:30 – 14:30
Price: Free


What: Knitting café
Where: Vågsbygd library
When: Fridays, 17:00 – 19:00

Price: Free


What: GründerKveld
Where: Brygghuset
When: Thursday 25. January, 17:30 – 21:00
Price: Free


What: Mindfulness

Where: Campus Kristiansand, Universitetsveien 3a, Studentsenteret (underetasjen)

When: Thursday 1. February, 16:00 – 19:00

Price: Free (for semester fee-paying students)


What: ConPassion

Where: Samsen kulturhus
When: 10. – 11. February
Price: 122 – 200




A free KinoPlus membership will give you a 10pc discount if you purchase tickets online (via the app or website): https://www.nfkino.no/side/mer-om-kinopluss?city=kristiansands.


You should also be aware that Cinemateket shows no advertisements before its films. Each one starts at the time shown above precisely. Food and mobile phones are strictly prohibited. To access a 1/3 ticket price reduction, membership cards cost NOK 100 for six months and NOK 200 for one year: https://www.krscinematek.no/omcinemateket/.


Regarding subtitles, Cinemateket screens archival and imported films, which may not have them. Subject to any late changes, they might have a different text than that stated on the catalogue. So, please check the film reviews online, before attending to make sure the subtitles (should you require them) are applicable to your enjoyment of the film.


For Under 30s, theatre, opera and concert tickets can be purchased for NOK 150: https://kilden.com/u30/. Remember your Student ID. For Faculty of Fine Arts students, free tickets to selected events can be saved through the QR code on Kilden water bottles.






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