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During the darkest winter months of December and January, we need something that lights up our world. Something that gives warmth, creating attractiveness, confidence and builds pride. As a main artery Motala River is running through Norrköping. The river in combination with light installations and various related events are what we call Norrköping Light Festival.

This winter Norrköping will light up like never before! The festival takes place in collaboration with the highly successful Amsterdam Light Festival and will run from December 5, 2015 to January 31, 2016 and consists of many spectacular works of art from different artists around the world.

  1. Rob van Houten “Circle of Life”
  2. Angus Muir Design “Water Fun”
  3. Serge Schoemaker “Alley of Light”
  4. Vincent Olinet “Pas Encore Mon Histoire”
  5. Angela Chong “C/C”
  6. Paul van Laak och Arnout Mijer “Object O”
  7. Robin Noorda, Menno Schrap, Paul Godschalk, Margot van de Stolpe “Sneaky Serpents”
  8. Katja Galyuk “Intrepid”
  9. Federico Winqvist Estrada “In Lust We Trust” 10.Idé och konstnärlig produktion: Byn och Inwhite ljusmiljö “Stadens hjärta”

This is why i love my town Norrköping.. /MasseJasse

PLAYER PROFILE - KRISTOFFER OLSSON, MIDFIELDER, 17

The young Swedish midfielder joined us 2 years ago from IFK Norrkopings. Liam Brady watched him play in Sweden and was sufficiently impressed that he invited Kris to Arsenal for a trial. Olsson did very well and we signed him for a nominal fee shortly after. This past summer he put pen to paper for his first professional papers. He celebrated that contract and his 17th birthday by making his senior debut in pre-season as we won the Markus Liebhrr Cup at Southampton.

Olsson started his career as a defensive midfielder or a deep-lying playmaker in the mold of Andrea Pirlo and Pep Guardiola or closer to home, like Arteta. But in the last year, Kris has been converted to a natural No.10. With his technical ability, quickness, close control and ability to spot a pass, Olsson has taken to the position change with aplomb. He’s been a key member of the reserves playing in the hole behind the striker showing great movement, vision and creativity.

He scored against Norwich U-21s yesterday as he continued his good form this season. Chuba Akpom called Olsson a dream to play with the best player in the reserves. The right-footed Swede idolizes Zinedine Zidane, Cesc Fabregas and Jack Wilshere. He’s modeled his game after them and it’s evident in his fluid pass and move attacking style when he’s on the ball. Olsson is yet another gem in a good batch of exciting young players that is about to make a significant impression at Arsenal.

Kris is probably a year or so from being in the first team mix. After all, he’s only just been promoted to the reserves this season. And at only 17, he has a lot of time to make his mark with us. Olsson needs to bulk up, adapt to the pace of the senior game and show more decisiveness in the final third. He’s exhibited rapid growth in the last year and if he continues on this trajectory, a loan spell next season will be the final part of his progression before he pushes himself into Wenger’s plans.

At the moment, he’s doing all the right things with the U-21s. Olsson is hoping to make a similar impact to former Swedish Gunner legend Freddie Ljungberg. They might not play in the same position but they share a similar fondness for some crazy hair! And Kris isn’t opposed to dying his flame red either! We might have a new cult hero on our hands.

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Jun. 26 — Bråvalla Festival — Norrkoping, Sweden (Full Concert)

Setlist:

1. Fallen 
2. Tiptoe
3. Hear Me
4. Rocks
5. Who We Are
6. Amsterdam
7. Battle Cry 
8. It’s Time 
9. Demons 
10. Radioactive