HUSMANN is a locally produced musical at the farmyard Kvemmadokkje, written by local award-winning author Ruth Lillegraven. The music is produced by Rannveig Djønne and Annlaug Børsheim, playing the accordion, fiddle and guitar, as well as singing. Alongside the local musicians, renowned actors Morten Svartveit (Voss) and Kjærsti Odden Skjerdal (Fredrikstad) will be performing the play, as well as local folk-dancer Torkjell Lunde Børsheim. The play is based on Hardanger’s farmyard-life and the music is heavily inspired by traditional tunes from Hardanger.
For more information and to book tickets, please visit http://www.kvemmadokkje.no/?pid=6362
Saturday July 13th, the annual uphill race Kvasshoven Opp kicks off for the twelfth time, where racers and hikers go from 0 to 1030 meters above sealevel. Hikers start between 8 AM and 11 AM, while the competitive racers start at 11:30 AM. There are several prices up for grabs, both for best time and a random draw of the participants at the award ceremony by Brakanes Hotel at 4 PM.
The quickest completion of the race for men is 46:49 and 54:57 for women. Think you can beat that?
For more information and to sign up, please see www.kvasshovdenopp.no
Thursday 6 July – Sunday 9 July: Ulvik Summer Festival
The 16th annual highlight of the year kicks off a massive celebration of the summer! Down by the boat-dock, you’ll find a large, local market with everything from woolen socks to snacks and haircare-products. At the dock, there will be several activities for young and old, whether you’d like to take a spin in a zorbing-ball on the fjord, give your children the opportunity to go on a ride with the Elias-boat or try your hand (or arms!) at the hanging-competition over the fjord. The national championship in pallet-paddling takes place here with awards for the best and most creative teams. Join the grand fishing-competition, and enjoy the after-fish and events at Brakanes hotell and the Green Café. Welcome to a weekend jam-packed with fun and activities for the entire family! Updates (in Norwegian) found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/377325832458436/