Above: Mathias Stubø will be playing at the Electro Tech party, Oslo style
This year, the city of Oslo is bringing an alternative Christmas tree to London as part of the Oslo Meets Hackney event on the 6th of December.
The event was inspired by a tradition dating back to 1947, in which the Christmas tree in London's Trafalgar Square is gifted to London each year by the city of Oslo as a token of gratitude for British support of Norway during the Second World War.
It all kicks off at midday on the 6th of December with Hack-a-Tree, a live workshop that brings together Hackney's creative and tech communities to build an alternative Christmas tree. The resulting tree – which will likely be more high-tech sculptural interpretation that traditional Christmas tree – will stay on show at BL–NK until the end of the year.
Then, at 3pm music, technology and fashion will take to the stage with a series of mini-presentations from various creatives from Oslo and Hackney, including one from cutting-edge Norwegian music festival By:Larm.
At 7:30pm the Electro Tech party starts, Oslo style. Nordic DJs, including the grandfather of Space Disco, Bjørn Torske and Mathias Stubø, will be spinning tunes to a Northern Light film showcase until the early hours.