Warmly welcome to participate in the merged award ceremony for the Lenin Award and the Robespierre Prize 2020 and 2021 and the subsequent festivities! The awards will be given out by Lasse Diding at Varberg Theatre on Saturday 23 October at 13:00. There’s free entrance to the award ceremony and everyone is welcome!
Now we change dates again! The double Lenin Award ceremony, which was to be held on 8 May, is now moved to Saturday 23 October. All bookings for hotel rooms in May are automatically canceled. If you have booked at Hotell Gästis, Hotell Havanna or only party participation, you must contact the hotel yourself and book in October if you so wish to participate! The Jan Myrdal Society moves its Annual General Meeting to Sunday 18 July, in connection with a memorial day for Jan Myrdal in Varberg.
The 2021 Lenin Award laureate is Nina Björk and the 2021 Robespierre Prize goes to Kalle Holmqvist. The award ceremony takes place at Varberg Theatre on Saturday 23 October at 13:00 and at the same event, the 2020 laureates Kajsa Ekis Ekman and David Ritschard will receive their awards. There will be speeches by Kajsa Ekis Ekman to Nina Björk and by David Ritschard to Kalle Holmqvist. 2019 Lenin Award laureate professor Göran Therborn will make a speech to Kajsa Ekis Ekman and 2019 Robespierre Award laureate Daria Bogdanska to David Ritschard. Music by David Ritschard and by Jonsereds Proggorkester led by Bosse Stenholm. After the award ceremony, the Jan Myrdal Society will have its annual general meeting in the same premises. The day will end with a big party at Gästis Kafé & Matsalar in Varberg with more music entertainment by David Ritschard & Krokodiltårarna. See full program below.
Room rates and booking, Hotell Gästis and Hotell Havanna
Saturday: Single room 1045 SEK + party 395 SEK, in double room 745 SEK pp + party 395 SEK pp.
Friday: Single room 1045 SEK, in double room 745 SEK pp.
Sunday: Single room 895 SEK, in double room 595 SEK pp.
Room rates include: Overnight stay, breakfast and admittance to the Lenin Spa or Havanna Bath & Spa.
Saturday’s party at Gästis Kafé & Matsalar includes a main course, cheese platter and cake buffet as well as music by David Ritschard & Krokodiltårarna and by Jonsereds Proggorkester.
NOTE! You must call Hotell Gästis +4634018050 or Hotell Havanna +4634010050 and book your stay. Explain that you’re going to the Lenin Award party! (Cannot be booked through the hotel’s websites or other booking sites online.)
Rooms and party participation can be cancelled no later than 3 days before arrival. Cancellation after that means full charge.
Lenin Award party only
A limited number of tickets for the party only can be bought and booked via Hotell Gästis +4634018050 and cost SEK 395. For tickets for the party only, prepayment via Swish applies to no. 123 535 49 07 by 12 October.
The 2020 award ceremony was first initially moved to November the same year, but because of the situation that prevailed then, we were forced to postpone once more. Then we decided to merge the award ceremonies for 2020 and 2021 and we went out with the information that if you have booked at Hotell Gästis, Hotell Havanna or only party participation, you must contact the hotel yourself and book yourself at the 2021 award ceremony 8 May if you wish to participate. The same procedure applies when we are now forced to make one (hopefully) last change of date to 23 October 2021!
Saturday 23 October:
13.00 Award ceremony at Varberg Theatre with Lasse Diding as master of ceremonies. Speeches by Kajsa Ekis Ekman to Nina Björk and by David Ritschard to Kalle Holmqvist. 2019 Lenin Award laureate professor Göran Therborn will make a speech to Kajsa Ekis Ekman and 2019 Robespierre Award laureate Daria Bogdanska to David Ritschard. Music by David Ritschard and by Jonsereds Proggorkester led by Bosse Stenholm.
15.30 An informal meeting for members of the Jan Myrdal Society at Varberg Theatre.
17.00 Hotel guests can visit the Lenin Spa or Havanna Bath & Spa and open house for everybody in the Jan Myrdal library at Snidaregatan 20.
19.00 Party, dinner and entertainment at Gästis Kafé & Matsalar, where the dinner buffet is served at 20.00 and the cake buffet at 21.00, after which David Ritschard & Krokodiltårarna takes the stage at 21.30 and the party then continues into the small hours of the night.