Newsletter 05
March 2010

We now have an EVENTS section on our website that informs you of what is happening in Copenhagen and its surroundings that would be of interest to non-Danish speakers. We list concerts, exhibitions, workshops, tours, seminars, children's events, cinema premieres, festivals and much more. Please have a look on a regular basis and you will be able to take advantage of all the exciting things that Copenhagen has to offer.
Experience the live auctions at BRUUN RASMUSSEN AUCTIONEERS, which ranks among the world's ten major auction houses, conducting both traditional and online auctions. At Bruun Rasmussen, you can bid on everything from visual art, antiques and modern design to books, coins, stamps, weapons and wines.

Upcoming auctions in Copenhagen: International
paintings & works of art and modern art & design
Preview: 4 - 8 March
Auction: 8 - 12 March


IRMA is an innovative grocery business that influences trends and times. Their mission is to provide high-quality daily commodities to their customers in inspiring shop settings with excellent customer service. You are spoiled for choice at Irma, with the wide range of quality groceries and exquisite delicacies. They take great pride in inspiring their customers and giving them plenty to choose from on every shelf. They are driven by a passion for good taste and quality - a passion that has taken them far and wide. They have introduced exciting taste experiences from all corners of the world to the people of Denmark: sushi, rocket and goat's cheese to name but a few. But they are every bit as dedicated to offering home-produced Danish delicacies. To do this, they work closely with small, local producers who share their passion for good taste and quality produce. They are passionate about doing what they believe in - and about doing it consistently with body and soul. Irma is passionate about making a difference.


Q-MANAGEMENT specialises in providing Danish and international companies with fully furnished accommodation in the heart of Copenhagen and in the residential area north of the city. Their flexibility and excellent service has made Q-Management the market leader in Denmark and preferred partner with some of the largest national and international corporations, embassies and universities. Q-Management has also started renting out unfurnished apartments for long term accommodation. They have also expanded outside Copenhagen and now provide fully serviced apartments in Århus and Odense. Q-Management provides a 24 hour emergency hotline, a great service team and constant development of products and services. For further information, please call 3524 5599.



Frederik VIII's Palace at Amalienborg underwent thorough refurbishment from 2004 to 2010, and in the future it will serve as the residence of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. Before the Crown Prince and Crown Princess move in, the palace will be open to the public from 27 February to 30 May 2010.
The public will be able to see the results of the refurbishment, the elegant interiors and the many new works of art commissioned especially for the palace. Visitors will be able to see two main floors of the palace, the ground floor and first floor, which in the future will be used for official receptions.

The "Q-Entrepreneur Award of the Year" will be presented by the Lord Mayor of Copenha­gen, Frank Jensen, at the City Hall on 15 March 2010. Copenhagen Business Centre invites you to come along and meet women entrepreneurs and hear what they have to say about their business ideas and start-up challenges. Meet Isabelle who is currently setting up an international kindergarten in Copenhagen, let Sharon from 5sensesPR
agency awaken your senses, listen to Kerli's idea on recycle by re­design, Daliana and her mission to work with companies that have a multicultural workforce and Mariam's plan to start a manicure shop, among others. The entrepreneur award is given in connec­tion with the "Get Started Programme for Q-entrepreneurs," an initiative launched to spread entrepreneurship among international women in Copenhagen. Women interested in being self-employed have participated actively in a sequence of courses that have allowed them to become
better equipped to think innovatively in relation to business ideas and organisation models. 22 women are well under way to establish their businesses.

The event takes place on Monday 15 March, from 1pm to 4:30pm at the Copenhagen
City Hall - Festival Hall. It is free of charge and children are welcome.

Please register by sending an email to:


LOFSKOLEN is offering a photographic workshop with GARY FRIEDMAN, an American photographer and author who is mostly known for his books on cameras, but who is also famous for his photographic workshops that are held worldwide. This course is for anyone who owns a digital camera. These two day-long seminars are for anyone who has ever thought: "I spent money on a great camera, so why aren't my pictures any better?" They are geared towards both beginners and experienced photographers who would like to learn more, reinforce what they already know, experiment and be inspired to become a better photographer. All in a fun, friendly and nurturing environment. The workshops will be in English and will take place on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 March 2010. For more information, contact LOF at: or 4580 6700.


This event is one evening in the company of engineer, photographer and author GARY FRIEDMAN, who has worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Among many other things that he developed and patented, Gary
Friedman did an image authentication system, which today is used in Canon and Nikon's professional cameras. Gary Friedman has for many years worked with photography and has written numerous books and articles on various camera systems. In 1985, he made it in The Guinness Book of World Records because he built the world's smallest phone. It will be an evening for technical geeks, but also an evening for anyone who wants to meet an interesting man with many talents that will take us around his world filled with many interesting topics. The lecture will be English and will take place on Monday 22 March at 7pm at the Mariehøj Center in Holte. For more information, contact LOF at: or 4580 6700.



LOF and FAMILIESKOLEN now offer several classes in English. In Hellerup, there is a new yoga class and there will be other courses in English coming soon so please keep an eye on their websites: and They offer courses in English in Nørrebrogade for pregnant women and new mothers. These include pregnancy yoga, antenatal classes, postnatal yoga and babybics mother and baby.

Since they want to offer even more courses to English speakers, they would like to connect with people who can teach in English in one or more disciplines that LOF and Familieskolen offer. If you are interested in teaching a course, you can contact them at or 4580 6700. 


There are always a number of practical things to consider when settling down in a new country.
TRYG has worked out a special know-how for people who move to Denmark and they have employees with special technical insurance knowledge. All employees speak English to avoid communication problems and they offer quotations, insurance policies and terms and conditions in English. When living in Denmark, it is
usually recommended that people get a Family Basic Insurance which covers personal belongings against fire, theft, water damage, registered luggage, liability including damage caused during private gatherings and free legal aid. Bicycles are covered as well. In Denmark, three types of insurance policies are also compulsory:

Car insurance (third party liability), Third party liability insurance for dogs and Workmen's Compensation Insurance. In case of claims, they offer 24-hour service.

For further information please contact: or 4420 2678.

Jytte Demuth started working in interior design 16 years ago from a small shop in Rungsted.
Jytte quickly became very successful and as her business expanded, she moved the company to Hellerup.
She takes care of all sorts of renovations and besides Danish homes, she has also worked on decorating properties abroad, such as summer houses, nursing homes, embassies and hotels. JYTTE DEMUTH BOLIGINDRETNING is now selling some of their exclusive exhibition models at interesting prices. They also offer home visits with their interior decorators.

Cocktail Ottoman dark brown leather:  11.700 Dkr.
Cocktail Ottoman leather with shelf: 16.150 Dkr.

Please contact them for more information on: 3962 2302.