May 2011



Copenhagen International School Charity Film Screening for the Japanese Red Cross and IUG.Dk (Engineers Without Borders) on 18 May.

The CIS Community is delighted to invite all friends to the Danish Film Institute in Gothersgade on Wednesday 18 May at 19.00, for the Danish public film premiere of West is West, a Leslee Udwin film.

Leslee Udwin is a parent at CIS, and the Producer of West is West. The film will be followed by a Q and A session in the cinema with Leslee and a reception in the Asta bar of the DFI.

This is the follow on film of East is East, which was a very popular, successful and multi-award winning film the world over when it was released in 1999. Both films relate to the culture clash for Pakistani immigrant families
between the traditional way of life in Pakistan and life in the England of the 1970s.

"The CIS Gives Back" group are hoping to raise a good amount of money for further home building in Pakistan by IUG.Dk, following the devastating floods of 2010, and for the Japanese Red Cross, as they face the enormous
challenges of the effects of this year's earthquake and tsunami.

Tickets are DKK 100 and can be purchased through the DFI ticket office.

If you have any questions, please contact Fiona Thomas:


The last queen of France, Marie-Antoinette, reportedly said: "Out of bread? Let them eat cake!" Whether that is true or not remains unknown, but it is a statement that suits an extravagant patisserie.

Konditori Antoinette is an oasis in the heart of Copenhagen near Kongens Nytorv. The patisserie is located in a pleasant passage between Strøget and Grønnegade tugged away from the city's entertainment and noise.
Here you can enjoy a quiet moment with cake that seems to have descended directly from the heavens, sprinkled with stardust and served with exquisite coffee and other beverages.

The café also serves freshly baked bread for breakfast, brunch, high tea, and much more. Come and experience the atmosphere in the elegant rooms and the idyllic backyard!

Get your calendars out and book Friday 9 September as a great afternoon out with the Copenhagen Book team. This special event will give you the opportunity to meet Danes as well as other foreigners who live in Copenhagen.
It will be organised in collaboration with Kokkeriet and Group Shafi and it will take place at OverTaget. You are all welcome to join us.

When: Friday 9 September 2011, 3-7pm
Where: OverTaget, Esromgade 15, 2. sal, 2200 København N

Please sign up by sending an email to:

A wooden house on the water - a unique venue with soul and high ceilings.

Close to downtown and yet in a quiet corner of the Copenhagen harbor, Compass Meetings offer a unique venue
for small groups. There is lots of light and atmosphere - an environment that you will not find anywhere else!

The houseboat is an old dream, which started as a small sketch on a notebook and in 2000, the houseboat project came to fruition. They thought and built outside the box and within the heart and the result was a sturdy wooden house on the water.

The houseboat is located at an old fort with a spectacular view of Langelinie. It offers an inspiring environment with a conference table, a sofa, armchairs, a fireplace and a fantastic view. The kitchen is in open plan and helps to
provide a relaxed and informal environment. There is something for everyone there: meetings, courses, workshops, events, receptions or dinners. On board, there is room for 10 people seated at a single table and 20 people standing.

It is located 7 km from City Hall and 10 km from the airport. There is free parking, you can moor a boat in front of the houseboat, come by bus or simply swim off the pier. The Danish Helipad is a 10 minute walk from the houseboat, so you can also come flying in.

You have the option to arrange the setting as you please and you can make it into a private and discreet environment. It can easily be combined with experiences in the water, from rib sailing to a nice harbour cruise through the canals.

Refreshments can be arranged individually depending on your preference and needs. Coffee, tea and water are included and since the kitchen is in open plan with the main room, you can basically serve yourselves during your event. You can bring your own food, eat in the nearby sailing club or order food from our chef who can prepare anything from sandwiches to gourmet catering, cooked and served aboard.

With years of experience as a meeting planner, Compass Meetings have often had comments from organisers that the venue and the experience are original and something special - something you will not forget. And that's what the houseboat is all about.

Book the venue:
Email: pz@compassmeetings


Mette Stanley Intercoiffure offers eyelash extensions that add length and fullness to natural lashes. They use both individual and bouquet eyelashes that are added to your natural lashes with special glue. This is the most natural and gentle application in the market. The extensions are made ??from synthetic fibres that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. You can choose various lengths, thicknesses and colours so that you get exactly the result you want. There is no need to use mascara and the style is unique to each individual.

When it is done carefully and tailored to suit your lashes, you are guaranteed a better durability. You can basically keep the eyelashes for 4 to 6 weeks, however, we recommend a touch-up every 2-3 weeks to maintain an optimal look.



If you have ever sat at a gourmet restaurant enjoying a nice meal and wondered how certain dishes were made, the chef school at Kokkeriet might be able to give you the answer.

As a student for an evening, you and your "classmates" are invited into the kitchen with their chefs to prepare the dishes that are served daily in the restaurant. You will cook, braise, flambé, poach and whip until you have created 5 courses, which you get to enjoy later on with a matching wine menu.

There is room for 16 students who will be attended by 3 cooks and 2 waiters and they will show you how craftsmanship, good ingredients and logistics reconcile to deliver a sublime experience night after night. And there is obviously time for a good glass of wine as you go along.

The evening starts at 5pm and by 7pm, you will all sit at the table for dinner and let your hosts take over so that you can enjoy your creations in a relaxed atmosphere. The evening will be rounded off with coffee, liqueurs and petits fours. By 10:30pm, the official part of the chef school is over but you are of course more than welcome to stay and continue the evening there.

The chef school is ideal for groups of ladies, couples, the gourmet or small businesses who wish to experience a Michelin star restaurant in action.

When: One Wednesday every month - the next dates are 16 June, 25 August, 22 Sept and 27 Oct.  
Time: 5pm to 10:30pm.
Price: DKK 1,500 per person

Contact kokkeskole at Kokkeriet to book your place:

Invite a loved one for a cooking class at OverTaget or come alone and dive into the cooking whilst you meet other foodies. They are happy to make gift vouchers, so that you can wrap your Cooking Class nicely.

The Arabic kitchen is relatively unknown in Denmark and offers a wide variety of new taste sensations. Learn to cook Mazza, which is the Arabic version of the popular Spanish tapas, take a seat at the table and enjoy the evening.

Thai food is one of the Danes' favourites when it comes to take away, but few know what ingredients to get for an authentic meal. Joggle ginger, lemongrass, aubergines and noodles are some of them so come and see what Thai food is made of.

When: One Wednesday per month - the next dates are 25 May (Arabic) and 22 June (Thai).
Time: 5pm to 10pm
Price: DKK 850 per person
Number of participants: 8-14 per class*

*In the unlikely case of fewer than 8 participants, the evening will be cancelled and the money returned or transferred to another day.
Book your place at:
Tel: +45 3585 2375

Ploug Fotografi, a classic photographic studio in the center of Copenhagen, is recognised for its striking portraits. They are a small family business with deep roots in the Danish portrait photography tradition. With two generations of professional photographers, they can offer you either a classic portrait or one with a modern twist.

They also offer different styles of wedding photography. You can contact them to discuss your preferences.
They can also take portraits or location photos for company websites.

This spring (until June 1st) they offer a 10% discount if you mention The Copenhagen Book when booking a session with them.

"I look for places that have a soul factor," says Iain Ainsworth, the founder of the innovative hotel network White Line Hotels. "It is almost like finding a long lost friend - you instinctively know."

Iain Ainsworth only selects one hotel per destination, and only hotels which have soul, personality and edge. In Copenhagen he has selected Avenue Hotel.

"For me, Avenue is more than just a hotel; it has emotion and a feeling that it was put together with love and over a long period of time. Moreover, general manager Mai Kappenberger is a genuinely lovely person."

Reinventing Classical Music at Avenue Hotel
Avenue Hotel is always buzzing with activities and happy guests. One of the most popular events is Yellow Lounge, where modern DJs reinvent classical music every Wednesday from 8 to 11 pm.

Regular DJs at Avenue Hotel, Katrine Ring and Stephan Bomberg, take classical music beyond its traditional surroundings of the concert venue, as they delight their audience with an eclectic mix of old and new classical music
fused with electronica and other ground-breaking genres. On special occasions, the DJs treat their devotees to live performances by young, up-coming musicians who excel in their chosen musical field.

Stay updated on the events at Avenue Hotel via their blog

Rotunden welcomes Copenhagen's international community. Already carrying Denmark's most extensive range of British and American products, which includes beverages and frozen British foods. Whether you're looking for the best tastes from your old or your new home, Rotunden invites you to experience one-stop shopping in a modern
store. And don't forget, there's always plenty of free parking in the underground garage.

Louises Hus offers minimalist design for a clientele who is searching for a life in the pulse of the city within a beautiful classic property. It is located between Vimmelskaftet and Skindergade in the heart of Copenhagen.

The property has gone through a complete renovation and has had modern architectural additions such as an elevator and tall bay windows with French balconies. A beautiful outdoor area has been built on the property's mezzanine. The kitchen is in open plan with the living room and it has very stylish Italian-designed elements. The bathrooms are large and well appointed with travertine marble and stylish sanitary ware.

In the middle of the 19th century, the property housed a fashion shop owned by Louise Rasmussen.  After being a
ballet dancer at the Royal Theatre, she eventually retired from ballet and established herself as a fashion designer in 1844. She then got married to King Frederik VII in 1850 and lived the rest of her life as Countess Danner. Today,
clothes are once again being sold at the property which is owned by BS Real Estate.
More info