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National commemoration 22. July

Historical archive

Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Culture

One year after the attacks on Utøya and the Government Quarter, The Government will arrange national commemorations during 22. July.

(Design: NRK)

 

One year after the attacks on Utøya and the Government Quarter, The Government will arrange national commemorations during 22. July.

In addition, visits to Utøya by the bereaved will be facilitated from the morning onward and in the evening, while The Workers' Youth League (AUF) is planning an event on the island at noon. There will also be memorial services in the Church of Norway, e.g. in the Cathedral of Oslo and in Hole Church.

For the press: Accreditation notice from the NRK (regarding the press centre at the City Hall Square and the memorial concert)

Program for July 22nd

 

08:00 Visits to Utøya by bereaved from 08:00 and after 17:00
In charge: the National Support Group 22. July, practical assistance by the Directorate of Health/the Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning

Contacts:
The National Support Group 22. July, by Kitty Eide, mob +47 41 50 35 40

 

09:30 Laying of wreaths in the Government Quarter
In charge: the Ministry of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs (FAD)

Contacts:
FAD by Bjørn Magnus Jakobsen, bmj@fad.dep.no, phone +47 22 24 44 00/mob +47 95243362
Press Contact Ann Kristin Lindaas, akl@fad.dep.no, phone +47 22 24 48 56 /mob +47 45241781

The laying of wreaths in the Government Quarter will be broadcasted on FAD's web-TV  


11:00 Memorial services
There will be special memorial services held in Hole Church and in the Cathedral of Oslo. Other congregations in the Church of Norway will conduct their own, local services on the day.
Press release from the Church of Norway regarding memorial services on 22. July 2012 (.pdf)

In charge: The Church of Norway (DNK)
 

Contact for the services in Hole church and the Cathedral of Oslo:
DNK by Siv Thompson on the Church Council, siv.thompson@kirken.no,
phone +47 23081208/ mob +47 48248254

For services in other churches, contact the congregations directly.

 

12:00 Gathering for bereaved families, survivors and others directly affected by the attacks at Sundvolden Hotell from 12:00 to 16:00
Lunch buffet. Programme with music and speeches from 15:15.
In charge: the National Support Group 22. July, practical assistance by the Directorate of Health/the Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning

Contacts:
The National Support Group 22. July, by Kitty Eide, mob +47 41 50 35 40

 

12:00 The Workers' Youth League (AUF)-event at Utøya from 12:00 to 17:00
In charge: The Workers' Youth League (AUF), practical assistance by the Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning

Contacts:
AUF by Emilie Bersaas, emilie@auf.no, phone +47 22 39 61 40

 

18:45 Laying of wreaths at Utøya
Contacts:
Vanessa Svebakk, tel  +47 404 69676, Jarl Robert Christensen, tel + 47 993 33686

20:00 National Memorial Concert 22.07.2012, City Hall Square, Oslo

In charge: The Ministry of Culture in cooperation with NRK Aktivum

Artists:
Appearances will be made by deLillos, Karpe Diem, Marit Larsen, Mari Boine, Vinni and Halvdan Sivertsen. The Norwegian Radio Orchestra will also participate. Several of the artists have written new songs and lyrics for this concert. Writers Karl Ove Knausgård and Frode Grytten will be reading new texts about 22nd July, and there will be videos featuring some of those directly affected by the attacks last year.

The concert is open to the public and will also be transmitted live on NRK1.
NRK is hosting the concert at the behest of the Government. 

Contacts:
Ministry of Culture Press Contact: Head of Communication Hanne Gjørtz, phone +47 95755213
Ministry of Culture by Christine Hamnen, phone +47 97666299
NRK Press Contact: Communication Director Tommy Hansen, phone +47 90958450
NRK Aktivum by Ann-Kristin Holen, phone +47 91375830

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