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HALLOWEEN’S A REAL CIRCUS: Sirkus Svalnardo offers costume collection for creepy community on a very dark day


Tor Snaprud, 10, is just getting together with classmates during the afternoon, but even then is a haunting time in Longyearbyen on the last day of October since there hasn’t been a sunrise for five days. So he’s set to scare any peers who find clowns creepy – but woe unto him if he gets spooked and tries to run away in the snow in his huge floppy shoes.

High-flying performance: Sirkus Svalnardo earns trip to UKM national competition (w/ video of performance)


The acrobatic youth troupe Sirkus Svalnardo is among the performers and artists selected to advance to the national UKM talent competition in Trondheim in June following the regional stage during the weekend in Tromsø.

Pity party? Perhaps not, as Store Norske may have reason for hope during celebrations of its 100th birthday


Last month the company finished shutting down almost everything and laying off almost everyone. This month – and next – the company is the cause of much celebrating.

The coal company’s 100th birthday is Nov. 30 and it’s safe to say the mood isn’t quite what many in Longyearbyen would have liked or expected before a coal price crash sent the company into an economic tailspin and near bankruptcy. But young and old alike are offering a variety of tributes to the company that until the crash was the town’s economic cornerstone.

Curiouser and curiouser: Sirkus Svalnardo’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ uses common sense to stage nonsense


For this “Alice” it was important not to fall a long way down the rabbit hole. Nor did she have the leisure of taking marmalade from a shelf or dozing off after venturing into the hole.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of Oct. 20, 2015


Expert: numerous buildings at risk of foundation damage  
The collapse of the ground under the historic Gruvebadet building in Ny-Ålesund is an indicator numerous other buildings in Svalbard are at risk due to changes in meltwater patterns and faulty foundations, according to Sverre Barlindhaug, a geologist who examined the damaged structure.