Press Releases • Oct 04, 2016 10:48 BST
Today, 4th of October, Swedes celebrate Cinnamon Bun Day, and on this day alone more than 8 million cinnamon buns are sold in Sweden! “Swedish Cinnamon Bun Day is starting to become a tradition in London as well,” says Monika Agorelius, from CloseUp PR. "Our client TotallySwedish will sell copious amounts of cinnamon buns today!"
Press Releases • May 29, 2015 12:20 BST
CloseUp PR and sister company CloseUp Productions have been chosen by VisitSweden to work as PR and Marketing Consultants on 'The Bridge Experience' campaign. VisitSweden is running the campaign alongside Tourism in Skåne and Malmö Tourism, to entice fans of the Nordic Noir genre to visit southern Sweden, the home of popular thriller dramas 'Wallander' and 'The Bridge'.
Press Releases • Feb 27, 2015 12:14 GMT
"The Walls Still Hold a Tune" Charity Fundraiser for Amnesty International is going to be held on the 21st of March at the Fox and Newt in Leeds. It will be evening of fine rock music from Paul Miro, supported by Polly Phluid (Idol Dead) and Ultraxine, and includes "The Raffle of Rock", with prizes including signed rock memorabilia from The Dowling Poole, The Eureka Machines and many more.
CloseUp interview with Taylor Swift for front cover story in Swedish lifestyle and travel magazine Voyage
Press Releases • Feb 22, 2015 18:00 GMT
CloseUp Productions, recently interviewed pop star Taylor Swift for the front cover feature in Swedish lifestyle and travel magazine Voyage.
Press Releases • Feb 21, 2015 09:26 GMT
Monika Agorelius’, from CloseUp PR and sister company CloseUp Productions, interview with Nordic Noir expert and crime fiction author Barry Forshaw is now avaliable to view on YouTube. In the interview Forshaw discusses the British nation's appeal with Scandinavian dramas like 'The Killing', 'The Bridge' and 'Borgen.' The interview was conducted at the Nordicana film festival in London in 2014.
Press Releases • Feb 05, 2015 21:34 GMT
Monika Agorelius’, from CloseUp PR and sister company CloseUp Productions, interview with Swedish actress Sofia Helin, who plays Saga Norén in the popular Swedish Danish drama series "The Bridge", has been viewed on YouTube more than 32 000 times. The interview was conducted at the Nordicana film festival in London in 2014.
Pioneering digital platform TotallyTween fills gap in market for 8 – 12 year olds, announces CloseUp PR
Press Releases • Feb 04, 2015 20:36 GMT
TotallyTween, a safe, fresh and innovative online platform for the exciting and influential market of 2.5 million Tween girls, aged 8 – 12, launches in the UK on 27th March 2015. Designed in collaboration with Tweens, it’s the “go-to” source for information, opinion and sharing on fashion, trends, style, beauty, entertainment, film, music, books, TV, social, cooking, health and fitness.
Press Releases • Dec 04, 2014 13:59 GMT
Chocolate lovers unite on the 20th of December at the Chocolate Fair in Oxted. "We aim to showcase a selection of premium chocolates, handcrafted by skilled chocolatiers. We will be bringing you an intimate collection of chocolate-related stalls, selling and showcasing handmade chocolates, truffles, marshmallow, hot chocolate and confectionary", says Susan Sheen, who's organising the event.
Press Releases • Dec 01, 2014 09:59 GMT
'FAR' is a unique father/son film set on a camping trip that spirals out of control when the son discovers his father is keeping a secret from him. The film stars Danish actors Kim Bodnia (’The Bridge’, ‘Pusher’, ‘Rosewater') and his real-life 20 year old son Louis Bodnia Andersen in his debut role. 'FAR' is written by Louis Bodnia Andersen and Alexander Bodin Saphir, who also directed the film.
Press Releases • Nov 25, 2014 21:30 GMT
On 1 December The Dowling Poole will release ‘A Kiss On The Ocean’, the second single from their acclaimed album ‘Bleak Strategies’. The single is accompanied with three tracks not on the album, including the brand new song 'Fuck You Goodbye' and a live acoustic version of ‘Hey Stranger’, a song written as a celebration of the life of Tim Smith, Jon's friend and former band partner in Cardiacs.
CloseUp PR's sister company CloseUp Productions contribute to the new documentary Nordic Noir: The Documentary – The Rise of Scandi-Drama
Press Releases • Oct 03, 2014 12:58 BST
CloseUp Productions are proud to have contributed to the new documentary "Nordic Noir: The Documentary – The Rise of Scandi-Drama", which will broadcast on Swedish SVT2 on Friday 3 October at 8pm. "Nordic Noir: The Documentary – The Rise of Scandi-Drama" examines the popular fascination of Nordic crime fiction, TV drama and feature films. The documentary is directed by Lars Hogéus.
Press Releases • Sep 09, 2014 12:59 BST
Following the critical acclaim heaped upon their new album 'Bleak Strategies' The Dowling Poole are delighted to announce a five date UK tour in September 2014. Tickets are on sale now. The Dowling Poole is the band formed by singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Willie Dowling (ex Honeycrack/Jackdaw4) and Jon Poole (ex Cardiacs). On the tour they'll be joined by vocalist Givvi Flynn.
Press Releases • Jun 01, 2014 12:38 BST
CloseUp PR sponsors LattjoPOP. LattjoPOP is a new way for self employed parents to network, socialise and promote their brand. It is a pop-up store, children's crèche and business hub for parents and businesses targeting families. LattjoPOP is situated on 544 Streatham High Road (SW16) Lattjo is launching on the 21st of June with a Swedish Midsummer themed party for families and kids.
Press Releases • May 18, 2014 21:29 BST
The Dowling Poole is a new band formed by singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Willie Dowling (ex Honeycrack) and Jon Poole (ex Cardiacs). The album is titled "Bleak Strategies" and will released on the 11th of August, along with the single "The Sun Is Mine", (the perfect radio song for summer), but it's available to pre-order now from PledgeMusic.
Nordic Noir crime writer Quentin Bates interviewed by CloseUp PR for new Icelandic murder mystery novel "Cold Steal"
Press Releases • Apr 23, 2014 22:03 BST
British-born crime writer Quentin Bates, acclaimed for his series of Iceland-set Nordic noir crime novels featuring small town police officer and single mother, Gunnhildur Gísladóttir, sees the publication of his latest thrilling installment, Cold Steal on 1st May 2014 via C&R Crime exclusively on Kindle.
Press Releases • Apr 12, 2014 22:26 BST
AVEQIA, the only Swedish Active Cooking venue in the City of London has launched the Smörgåsbord at AVEQIA in 2 St Bride Street, London EC4 with the assistance of award-winning Swedish Chef Roland Persson, as ‘Guest Chef’. “There’s a growing trend for Swedish food in London and I’m proud that AVEQIA serves only the highest quality", says David Berggren, Founder and CEO of AVEQIA.
Press Releases • Feb 21, 2014 21:40 GMT
Upcycling, buying local and artisans are trending and the Windsor Emporium, a showcase for creative talent in Berkshire is bang on the zeitgeist. First launched in 2010 and the brainchild of Windsor businesswoman and busy mother Jackie Couzens, Sunday 2nd March sees her gather 40 passionate and skilled artists, artisans and craftspeople at the Harte & Garter Hotel opposite Windsor Castle.
Press Releases • Jan 19, 2014 19:41 GMT
Since opening in May 2013, Bageriet the Swedish bakery on Rose Street in London’s Covent Garden, has become the talk of the town for all manner of Swedish traditional delicacies and this time of year heralds the arrival of Semla cream bun season. This delicious small Swedish bun laced with cardamom and filled with almond paste and whipped cream is traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday.
A Little Bit of Sweden in the UK for you - CloseUp PR client TotallySwedish are geared up for Christmas
Press Releases • Nov 18, 2013 11:51 GMT
TotallySwedish is one of the leading retailers for Swedish groceries in the UK. They stock more than 800 different Swedish grocery products as well as a range of fine deli products, gift and design items, and more. This weekend the store on London's Crawford Street will be visited by a Swedish chef who will be offering samples of Husmansbord awarded deli products including Swedish Christmas ham.
Swedish Christmas - a unique advent calendar app celebrating Sweden's Christmas traditions, announces CloseUp PR
Press Releases • Nov 13, 2013 11:48 GMT
Having earned lead performances in productions such as The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast and Les Misérables, professional soprano singer Mia Karlsson has also created the charming and innovative Advent Calendar app, Swedish Christmas. Each day in the run up to Christmas, users can open a new 'window' and experience a different example of Swedish songs and traditions.