Galerie Anhava, Helsinki - Egill Sæbjörnsson, "Balls", 22.5.-29.6.

Information: http://www.anhava.com/exhibition.php?id=271&action=2&exhib_type=0

Absentee voting video.

A video-film containing instructions in English on pre-election voting for the Local Government Election on May 31st 2014 is now accessible at: http://www.kosning.is/sveitarstjornarkosningar-2014/english/absentee-voting

International Scholarships to International Youth Seminar in Kiljava, Finland 12-15.09.2014

The deadline for reception of applications expires on 30 April 2013 12am Finnish time. The official site of the workshop is: www.wnyleworkshop2014.com

Iceland Sounds & Sagas, Turku, Halldorophone 5.4. - www.sibeliusmuseum.abo.fi

Iceland Sounds & Sagas esittelee islantilaista musiikkia, soitinrakennusta, islantilaisia kulttuuri-ilmiöitä sekä elokuvia ja valokuvia Islannista. / Iceland Sounds & Sagas presenterar isländsk musik, isländska kulturfenomen, en instrumentbyggare samt film och fotografier från Island. / Iceland Sounds & Sagas introduce Icelandic music and culture, an instrument builder and also films and photos from Iceland.

Condemnation of military activity in Crimea

Icelandic authorities strongly emphasize that Russian military activities in Ukraine must cease without delay and international law must be respected, says Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson. The Minister went on to say that it is an unequivocal demand that Russian authorities seek to resolve the situation in a peaceful manner rather than by military intervention.

ICELAND SOUNDS & SAGAS 7.2-30.4.2014

celand Sounds & Sagas introduce Icelandic music and culture, an instrument builder and also films and photos from Iceland. The event starts in the Sibelius Museum and continues all around the city of Turku until end of April, see: http://www.sibeliusmuseum.abo.fi/eng/museum

Nordic solidarity in a changing world

Nordic solidarity in a changing world A joint article by Foreign Ministers Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson of Iceland and Erkki Tuomioja of Finland on Nordic Security and co-operation, published in Fréttablaðið and Turun Sanomat.

The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships

The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies invites applications for the Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships for 2014. The Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars in the field of humanities from outside Iceland, to enable them to stay in Iceland for a period of at least three months, in order to improve their knowledge of the Icelandic language, culture and society.

Absentee Voting video

Absentee Voting video Information on absentee voting is abailable in a video.

Iceland welcomes acquittal in Icesave case

The EFTA Court ruling on Icesave rejected all claims by the EFTA Surveillance Authority that Iceland should be declared in breach of the EEA Agreement. The Court rejected the claim that Iceland has breached the Deposit Guarantee Directive or has discriminated against depositors contrary to EEA law. It is a considerable satisfaction that Iceland´s defence has won the day in the Icesave case; the EFTA Court ruling brings to a close an important stage in a long saga.

Icelandic Christmas Decorations

Icelandic Christmas Decorations In the little shop Lapuan Kankurit on Katariinankatu 4 in downtown Helsinki, you can be beautiful Icelandic design products made by Hugrún Ívarsdóttir. Amont them are designs based on the Icelandic Christmas delicassy, leafbread.

Exhibition "Earth and Water" in Finnish media

Exhibition The Finnish-Icelandic jewlery exhibition has gained attention here in Finland. Here are links to media coverage of the exhibition.

Nordic Food Diplomacy

New Nordic Food to show the world who we are in the Nordic Region The Nordic Council of Ministers is launching a new web portal for embassies and export companies: Nordic Food Diplomacy. The site shows how you profile your home country and the Nordic kitchen using New Nordic Food.

Earth and Water

Earth and Water "Earth and Water" is an Icelandic-Finnish jewellery exhibition. The Icelandic participants are Guðbjörg Kristín Ingvarsdóttir (Aurum); Ástþór Helgason and Kjartan Örn Kjartansson (Orr); Helga Mogensen; Hildur Ýr Jónsdóttir; and Hafsteinn Júlíusson. The exhibition is open 1.11.-20.12.2012.

ICELAND - Photographs by Páll Stefánsson

ICELAND - Photographs by Páll Stefánsson An exhibition displaying photographs by the Icelandic Páll Stefánsson is open in Virka Galleria Corner.

Minister Skarphéðinsson addresses the UN General Assembly

Minister Skarphéðinsson addresses the UN General Assembly Össur Skarphéðinsson, Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs, called for reform of the United Nations Security Council in his address to the UN General Assembly this weekend.

Vík Prjónsdóttir í Helsinki

Vík Prjónsdóttir í Helsinki Vík Prjónsdóttir eru á meðal hönnuða frá Norðurlöndum sem taka þátt í sýningunni SMART sem opnar á fimmtudaginn. Sýningin er haldin í Nordic Culture Point, 4.10.2012 – 2.11.2012. Vík Prjónsdóttir will take part in the exhibition SMART that opens on Thursday. The exhibition will be held in Kaisaniemi at Nordic Cultural Point, 4.10.2012 – 2.11.2012.

Translators in Residence / Travel Support for 2013

The Icelandic Literature Fund and The Writers´ Union of Iceland invite applications for residency grants for translators of Icelandic literature.

You Are In Control Conference 4. - 6. Nov 2012, Reykjavík

Between November 4-6 2012, Reykjavik will host the 5th edition of You Are In Control, a hothouse for creatives and thinkers interested in cross-platform explorations and ideas relating to future business models created by the digital revolution.
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