12.12.2014

The Embassy closes at 12:30 today

The Embassy closes at 12:30 today, Friday 12 December 2014. In an emergency please phone the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Iceland on 00 354 545 9900.
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24.11.2014

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize Honours Icelandic Project

A picture of Freyja Haraldsdóttir, politician, project manager, human rights activist by Gabrielle Motola, was selected for the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2014. An exhibition with the selected photos opened at the National Portrait Gallery last week and will be open to the public from November 13th until mid February 2015. This prize is a great honour as over 1700 photographers submitted over 4,000 photographs of which 60 were selected for the exhibition.
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19.11.2014

Photographic exhibition

Photographic exhibition "ICELANDSCAPES" by Mel Sewell (Sigvaldi) was opened 9 October 2014 at the Embassy.
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11.11.2014

Nordic Film Festival 2014

Nordic Film Festival returns to the UK with another diverse mix of fresh and classic features, docs and shorts, showcasing some of the most celebrated and emerging filmmaking talent of the Nordic region. This year’s theme is horizons as we explore the diverse and ever-expanding landscape of Nordic culture through cinema - from explorations to journeys, to cross-cultural experiences and collaborations. The Festival opens in London on 26 November and runs through to 7 December. The Festival then goes on to Nottingham, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
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29.08.2014

Aurum Jewellery in London

An introduction of Aurum Jewellery took place at the Embassy on 28 August 2014.
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23.08.2014

Small eruption in Dyngjujökull glacier

A small eruption has started in Dyngjujökull glacier in the Northern part of Vatnajökull glacier.
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22.08.2014

Live: Jón Gnarr and Penny Rimbaud at the Idler Academy

Following his recently published memoir Gnarr! How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World, the former mayor of Reykjavik, Jón Gnarr, will appear at the Idler Academy with his hero Penny Rimbaud, founder of punk-band Crass.
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31.07.2014

The Embassy is closed on Monday 4 August

The Embassy is closed on Monday 4 August due to an Icelandic national holiday. Emergency contact number out of hours for Icelandic citizens: +354 545 9900.
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16.07.2014

KATE at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

KATE is a play by Icelander Agnes Þorkelsdóttir Wild, which will be taken to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival later this month.
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15.07.2014

Andri Snær Magnason wins the UKLA Book Award

Icelandic author Andri Snær Magnason recently won a UKLA Book Award in the 7-11 years category for his book The Story of the Blue Planet.
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01.07.2014

Iceland Symphony Orchestra's debut at the BBC Proms

This summer, the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra will make its debut performance at the BBC Proms.
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30.06.2014

Northern Light Season: Variations of Closer at the Sadler's Wells

UK premiere of Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir's work Variations on Closer at the Sadler's Wells.
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16.06.2014

The Embassy is closed on Tuesday 17 June, the National Day of Iceland

The Embassy is closed on Tuesday 17 June 2014 for the National Day of Iceland. Emergency contact number out of hours for Icelandic citizens: +354 545 9900.
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12.06.2014

Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson represents Iceland at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict is currently being held in the ExCel Centre in London and is hosted by Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie. Iceland is represented by Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson.
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12.06.2014

True North: Literary Translations in the Nordic Countries

True North: Literary Translations in the Nordic Countries is a new book by B. J. Epstein, a Senior Lecturer in Literature and Public Engagement in the University of East Anglia
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14.05.2014

The South Iceland Chamber Choir - In Memoriam Sir John Tavener

Following the South Iceland Chamber Choir's hugely successful performance of Sir John Tavener's Three Shakespeare Sonnets in London last November, the choir will perform at the Salisbury International Arts Festival on Monday 2 June 2014
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14.05.2014

The Icelandic Choir's spring recital

The Icelandic Choir in London will hold a spring recital at St Mary's Church in Primrose Hill this Saturday 17th of May.
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09.05.2014

The Improvised History of the World

The Improvised History of the World is an interactive, immersive musical show with music written by three promising international composers, including Icelander Gunnar Karel Másson
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06.05.2014

Iceland in Form and Texture - Photographic exhibition by Hafdis Bennett

Icelandic sculptor and artist Hafdis Bennett recently opened her photography exhibition at the Embassy.
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30.04.2014

Bank holiday opening hours in May and June

The Embassy will be closed on the following days in May and June 2014:
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15.04.2014

The Embassy is closed during Easter

The Embassy will be closed for Easter during the following days: Thursday 17 April Friday 18 April Monday 21 April
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04.04.2014

Atkvæðagreiðsla utan kjörfundar vegna sveitarstjórnarkosninga hefst 7. apríl

Atkvæðagreiðsla utan kjörfundar vegna sveitarstjórnarkosninga 31. maí 2014 hefst þann 7. apríl hjá sendiráðinu og hjá ræðismönnum í umdæmi þess.
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20.03.2014

W.G. Collingwood's Letters from Iceland

The non-profit charity the R. G. Collingwood Society recently published the book W. G. Collingwood's Letters from Iceland - Travels in Iceland 1987 by W.G. Collingwood and Jón Stefánsson.
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13.03.2014

The EU, the Faroe Islands and Norway take full responsibility of overfishing. The Minister's response to the tripartite agreement on the mackerel issue

The Embassy would like to draw attention to the following press release issued today by Mr Sigurdur Johannsson, the Icelandic Minister for Fisheries and Agriculture.
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08.03.2014

Two Icelandic authors longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2014

The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize is awarded annually to the best works of contemporary fiction in translation. This year’s Prize celebrates an exceptional work of fiction by a living author which has been translated into English from any other language and published in the UK in 2013.
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20.02.2014

Icelandic Music App on Spotify!

A new app dedicated entirely to Icelandic music has launched on Spotify!
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18.02.2014

Icelandic gigs in the UK and Ireland!

There are plenty of Icelandic gigs coming up for music lovers in the UK and Ireland from March - July 2014! Check out the list below and follow updates on the website of Iceland Music Export.
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18.02.2014

The Miners' Hymns: Jóhann Jóhannsson's live performance at the Barbican

Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson will perform live to the film The Miners' Hymns by American artist-filmmaker Bill Morrison at the Barbican on 9 March 2014.
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13.02.2014

Poet in the City: Viking Sagas at the British Museum

Award-winning poet and author Gerdur Kristný will read from her book Bloodhoof at the British Museum on 30 May 2014.
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07.02.2014

Tulipop launches children's range in the UK

Best friends Helga Árnadóttir and Signý Kolbeinsdóttir, founders and creators of Tulipop, launched their children's range in the UK on 6 February.
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08.01.2014

The Nordic Playlist: The new path to Nordic music

A new online platform compiling the most influential and cutting edge music from the Nordic countries launched on 7 January 2014. Nordic Playlist makes it easy to discover and stay updated on the best Nordic music - introduced to you by the prominent musicians, artists and music professionals of the north.
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11.12.2013

Composer of the Week: Icelandic music on BBC Radio 3

Each day of this week, the programme Composer of the Week on BBC Radio 3 will explore Icelandic music.
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10.12.2013

Launch of Eggert the Furrier collection in London

Ambassador Benedikt Jónsson co-hosted a reception on the occasion of the launch of Eggert the Furrier's collection at Anderson & Sheppard in London.
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09.12.2013

Iceland signs the 2012 Cape Town Agreement

On 26 November 2013, Iceland signed the 2012 Cape Town Agreement.
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21.11.2013

Exhibition of Shanko Rugs at the Embassy

An exhibition of hand-tufted rugs by Icelandic artist Sigrún Lára Shanko recently opened at the Embassy.
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20.11.2013

South Iceland Chamber Choir: Successful tribute to Sir John Tavener

The South Iceland Chamber Choir premiered the "Three Shakespeare Sonnets" by Sir John Tavener at a sold out concert at Southwark Cathedral on 15 November.
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13.11.2013

Concert celebrating Benjamin Britten and Páll Ísólfsson

Icelandic soprano Gréta Hergils and the Icelandic Choir of London celebrate the centenary of English composer Benjamin Britten at a concert on 29 November.
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12.11.2013

Nordic Film Festival 25 November - 4 December

The second Nordic Film Festival will take place at the Riverside Studios in London from 25 November - 4 December 2013!
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11.11.2013

Icelandic salted cod promoted in Portugal

Our Deputy Head of Mission, Axel Nikulasson, recently visited Portugal with Promote Iceland in order to promote Icelandic salted cod.
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08.11.2013

Iceland seminar at Mansion House

On 31 October, the Lord Mayor of London hosted a seminar at Mansion House titled "Iceland: Five years after the perfect economic storm".
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15.10.2013

Macbeth of Fire and Ice at the Arcola Theatre

Icelandic director Jón Gunnar Thordarson directs this dynamic adaption of Macbeth in the play Macbeth of Fire and Ice at the Arcola Theatre, which is influenced by Norse mythology.
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10.10.2013

Iceland Writers Retreat 9-13 April 2014

The first Iceland Writers Retreat will be held in Reykjavik from 9-13 April 2014. Published and unpublished writers from around the world are invited to participate in a series of workshops and panels led by established authors from various countries.
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01.10.2013

Icelandic gigs in the UK and Ireland October - December

Mark your calendars because there are numerous exciting Icelandic gigs in the UK and Ireland these coming months!
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30.09.2013

Two Icelandic children's books longlisted for UKLA Book Awards 2014

Two Icelandic children's books, Oliver by Birgitta Sif and The Story of the Blue Planet by Andri Snær Magnason, were recently longlisted for the UK Literacy Association Book Awards 2014.
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23.09.2013

South Icelandic Chamber Choir and Three Shakespeare Sonnets by Sir John Tavener

The South Icelandic Chamber Choir will premiere new compositions by British composer Sir John Tavener in Southwark Cathedral on 15th November 2013.
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20.09.2013

Ja Ja Ja Festival: The line up is complete!

The complete line up of the Ja Ja Ja Festival has been revealed!
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13.09.2013

Learning and Playing with Sounds: The new Kids Sound Lab app

Kids Sound Lab is a new app created by Icelandic speech pathologist Bryndís Guðmundsdóttir, which teaches children and adults basic pronunciation and features of English.
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30.08.2013

"The Capital Series 2011-2013" art exhibition by Ingimar Einarsson

The Capital Series 2011-2013 is a new exhibition by Icelandic artist Ingimar Einarsson, which opens at the Embassy in September.
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30.08.2013

An Icelandic evening at Daunt Books Chelsea

Daunt Books Chelsea will hold an Icelandic evening on Wednesday 4 September at 7pm, where two authors will discuss their new novels.
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22.08.2013

The Embassy is closed on Monday 26 August

The Embassy will be closed on Monday 26 of August due to the late summer bank holiday.
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12.08.2013

The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships for 2014

Applications are now open for the Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships for 2014
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01.08.2013

The Embassy is closed on Monday 5 August

The Embassy of Iceland will be closed on Monday 5th of August due to an Icelandic national holiday.
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29.07.2013

Icelandic band Sykur tours the UK

Icelandic electro band Sykur is currently touring the UK and will visit London this Wednesday 29th of July!
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01.07.2013

Salka Guðmundsdóttir at the Edinburgh Fringe

A powerful new play by Icelandic writer Salka Guðmundsdóttir, Breaker, will run at the Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe from 1-25 August.
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01.07.2013

VaVaVoom at the Edinburgh Fringe

Breaking News, a production by Icelandic theatre company VaVaVoom, will recieve its UK premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe in August, following critically acclaimed performances at the National Theatre of Iceland in Reykjavik in 2012.
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01.07.2013

Hera Björk at Eurofest club night

Icelandic singer and former Eurovision contestant Hera Björk will be performing at London's biggest Eurovision club night, Eurofest, on Friday 19 July.
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25.06.2013

Iceland Defrosted - a book launch at the Embassy

The Embassy hosted a launch for Ed Hancox's new book Iceland Defrosted last Thursday. The book tells the story of Hancox's experiences in Iceland as he strives to discover and understand the country and the people.
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25.06.2013

Katrin Fridriks piece at Sotheby's auction

A piece by Icelandic artist Katrin Fridriks will be on auction at Sotheby's London, June 27. Katrin's work will be auctioned alongside works by various contemporary artists such as Banksy, Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol.
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19.06.2013

Private Collections - Women's International Glass Workshop

An exhibition of glass works, previously held at the University of Iceland Háskólatorg, titled Private Collections, will open at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, Wales, on Friday June 21.
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18.06.2013

Exhibition opening at the Embassy

An exhibition by Alice Gur-Arie, photographer and artist, was opened at the Embassy of Iceland on June 12.
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18.06.2013

Ljós - Paintings and Drawings

Rhiannon Inman-Simpson and Daisy Venice Millner will exhibit their works from Iceland at the Bermondsey Project from June 22-27.
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14.06.2013

Icelandic National Day - closure and celebrations

The Embassy will be closed Monday 17 June 2013 for the Icelandic National Day. The Icelandic Society in London will celebrate the National Day on Sunday 23 June by the Danish Church by Regent's Park.
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14.06.2013

Mezzo-soprano Guðrún Ólafsdóttir sings Echoes from Spain

Award-winning Icelandic mezzo-soprano Guðrún Ólafsdóttir will join the Spanish violin/guitar duet Roncesvalles Duo to perform music from all over Spain at the Bolívar Hall, London, on Friday 21 June 2013.
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05.06.2013

The Iceland Trilogy - a photography exhibition by Alice Gur-Arie

An exhibition showcasing works from the Iceland Trilogy by photographer and artist Alice Gur-Arie, will open at the Embassy of Iceland on Thursday 13th June 2013.
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03.06.2013

Spiritual Landscapes exhibition by Maria Kjartans

Icelandic artist Maria Kjartans will exhibit her work at the Degree Art Gallery in collaboration with musician Biggi Hilmars and multi-media artist Harpa Einarsdóttir this June.
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24.05.2013

Ethical Icelandic goldsmith produces 2013 Chelsea Flower Show Gala Pin

Following his successful collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in 2012, Icelandic jewellery designer and maker, Kristján Eyjólfsson, has produced another pin made of ethically-sourced materials, to form part of the RHS Official Chelsea Gala Jewellery.
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17.05.2013

Ja Ja Ja Festival: A celebration of Nordic music!

The first ever Ja Ja Ja Festival will be held in London on 8-9 November celebrating all things Nordic in music, food and more.
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16.05.2013

Launch of Icelandic brand Daughter of Jón

Icelandic designer Hedí Jónsdóttir will launch her new brand “Daughter of Jón” in London on Thursday 23 May 2013. Hedi designs all types of bags with her favourite material being Icelandic fishleather.
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03.05.2013

The Icelandic Choir's spring recital

The Icelandic choir in London will hold its annual spring recital on Sunday 19th May at 4 pm in St. Mary's Church, Elsworthy Road, Primrose Hill NW3 3DJ.
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30.04.2013

An afternoon with author and scholar Dr Bergsveinn Birgisson

The Medieval Scandinavian Seminar and the Icelandic Programme at the UCL Scandinavian Department will hold a book launch with Icelandic author and scholar Dr Bergsveinn Birgisson on Thursday 2nd May at 5:30 pm.
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30.04.2013

Bank holiday opening hours in May

The Embassy will be closed during the following days in May 2013
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22.04.2013

Lunchtime Concert - Einar Jóhannesson and Robyn Koh

Icelandic clarinettist and one of Pamela Weston’s “Clarinet Virtuosi of Today” Einar Jóhannesson, with dynamic and versatile pianist Robyn Koh, will perform together in London on Thursay 2 May 2013 at 1 pm.
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15.04.2013

Extended opening hours for absentee voters Thursday 18 April

The Embassy will extend its opening hours this Thursday 18 April 2013 from 9 am - 8 pm for absentee voters of the upcoming Parliamentary elections.
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04.04.2013

Katrin Fridriks at the Lazarides Rathbone Gallery

Icelandic artist Katrin Fridriks will have her work displayed at the "Fresh Paint" exhibition at the Lazarides Rathbone gallery from 19 April - 16 May 2013.
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03.04.2013

Free concert- Graduale Nobili performs in London

The Icelandic female choir Graduale Nobili will visit London this week and hold a concert on Saturday 6 April 2013. The choir, led by choir conductor Jón Stefánsson, was formed in autumn 2000 in Langholtskirkja.
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20.03.2013

Sjón nominated for Irish literary award

Icelandic poet and novelist Sjón was recently nominated for the International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award for his book From the Mouth of the Whale.
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19.03.2013

Liferaft display at the IMO

Delegates of the Member States of the International Maritime Organisation are meeting this week in London to discuss ship design and the safety of inflatable liferafts of ships operating in polar water.
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07.03.2013

Icelandic gigs in the UK: March-August

We hope you enjoyed the performances by Of Monsters and Men, Lay Low, Mugison and Sigur Rós, who visited the UK the past couple of months. The year continues to be filled with great Icelandic gigs, which are listed below for the period March - August 2013.
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04.03.2013

Retro Stefson in London and Brighton

Following the release of their self-titled album, Icelandic band Retro Stefson will perform in London and Brighton on 25 and 26 March 2013.
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08.02.2013

Learn Icelandic with the LingoWorld app

LingoWorld by Icelandic company Cooori is a new language learning app for iOS, iPhones and iPads, which allows users to learn common words and phrases in Icelandic and nine other languages in a short period of time.
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05.02.2013

Sóley UK tour dates announced

New UK tour dates have been announced for Icelandic singer-songwriter Sóley. She has recently finished touring with Of Monsters and Men in the United States.
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04.02.2013

Icelandic producer nominated for BAFTA

Icelandic producer Eva Sigurðardóttir has been nominated for the BAFTA awards for the short film Good Night,
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29.01.2013

"What should I feed my baby" by Ebba published in the UK

Ebba Gudny Gudmundsdottir, an Icelandic primary school teacher and an advocate for healthy living, recently had her book "What should I feed my baby?" published in the UK.
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16.01.2013

Changes to the Egill Skallagrimsson Fund

The board of the Egill Skallagrimsson Fund recently decided to change the rules governing the awarding of grants from the fund.
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15.01.2013

Solo show: Katrin Fridriks

The Icelandic artist Katrin Fridriks will have a solo show during the Art13 London this spring. Her work will be displayed in the Circle Culture Gallery at the Olympia Grand Hall, 1-3 March 2013.
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15.01.2013

Icelandic music: UK gigs and tours 2013!

The year 2013 is off to a great start with some great gigs lined up in the UK, including Sigur Rós, Of Monsters and Men, Mugison, Lay Low, Retro Stefson and many more!
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08.01.2013

Changes to passport validity

On 19 December 2012 the Icelandic Althingi agreed to amend Act no. 136/1998 on Passports. As of 1 March 2013, new Icelandic passports will be valid for 10 years. The validity of passports issued for children under the age of 18 will remain five years.
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08.01.2013

UFC: Gunnar Nelson at Wembley Arena

Icelandic mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Gunnar Nelson will be up against Justin “Fast Eddy” Edwards in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in MMA at the Wembley Arena on 16 February 2013. Since 2007, Nelson has fought 10 MMA pro fights without a single loss. In his UFC debut in Nottingham in September 2012, he defeated American DaMarques Johnson in the first round (1:34).
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07.12.2012

Christmas service and dance on 9 December 2012

The annual Christmas service and Christmas dance of the Icelandic Society and the Icelandic Church in London will be held this Sunday 9th December at 15:00 at the Swedish Church.
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07.12.2012

Pianist Vikingur Olafsson performs at Royal Festival Hall

Award winning pianist and a graduate of Julliard, Vikingur Heidar Olafsson, will perform with clarinettist and composer Mark Simpson at a Philharmonia Orchestra MMSF recital on Saturday 8 December at 6pm.
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29.11.2012

Nordic Film Festival 30 Nov - 5 Dec 2012

Catch some of the best films from Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland at the Nordic Film Festival in London on 30 November - 5 December.
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29.11.2012

Going abroad this Christmas? Check your passport!

Icelandic nationals, who are going to Iceland for Christmas and need to renew their passports, are kindly reminded to do so in a timely manner.
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08.11.2012

Tolli Art Exhibition

An exhibition showcasing new works by Icelandic artist Þorlákur Morthens (Tolli) will open at the Embassy on 23 November 2012.
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06.11.2012

Launch of a Children's Book by Birgitta Sif

Icelandic illustrator and author Birgitta Sif launches her first children's book "Oliver" at the Heffers Bookshop in Cambridge today from 6-8 pm, as part of the Cambridge Festival of Illustration 2012.
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05.11.2012

Icelandic Christmas Concert by Candlelight

Get into the festive spirit at an Icelandic Christmas concert by candlelight, which will be held on 4 December 2012 in Christ Church in London!
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18.10.2012

A night of poetry with Gerður Kristný

Award-winning poet and novelist Gerdur Kristny read from her book Bloodhoof (is. Blóðhófnir) at the Embassy yesterday evening, following its recent release in English in the UK.
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16.10.2012

"Iceland, Unsmiling Beauty" photographic exhibition

We draw your attention to the photographic exhibition "Iceland, Unsmiling Beauty" by Alice Gur-Arie. It will run from Friday 2 November til Sunday 4 November:
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11.10.2012

Women entrepreneurs visit the Embassy

Members of the Icelandic Association of Women Entrepreneurs (FKA) visited the UK recently where they met with their counterparts in the London. The FKA was founded in 1999 and serves as a support network for Icelandic women in business where they can promote and exchange ideas.
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11.10.2012

Extended opening hours for absentee voters

The Embassy will extend its opening hours on Tuesday 16 October until 19:00 due to absentee voting for the advisory referendum on the proposals of the Icelandic Constitutional Council.
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02.10.2012

National referendum: Absentee voting

Voters are reminded of the advisory referendum on the proposals submitted by the Constitutional Council for a new Icelandic Constitution. The referendum will take place in Iceland on 20 October 2012 and absentee voting has already started and Embassies and Consulates abroad.
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01.10.2012

The Scandinavia Show 2012

The Scandinavia Show 2012 will be held on 6 and 7 October in the Brompton Hall, Earl’s Court in London! Come and enjoy the best of Scandinavian travel, food, furniture, design and lifestyle, which can all be purchase at the show.
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01.10.2012

Iceland receives “Best European Country” Guardian Travel Award 2012

Iceland recently received the top spot for “Best European Country” at the Guardian, Observer and guardian.co.uk Travel Awards 2012.
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27.09.2012

Kristjan Eyjolfsson debuts collection at Goldsmiths' Fair

Icelandic goldsmith Kristjan Eyjolfsson, who designed a Jubilee brooch for HM the Queen to mark her Diamond Jubilee this spring, is debuting his new collection "Víkingur" at the Goldsmith's Fair until Sunday 30 September.
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25.09.2012

The Embassy is now on Twitter!

The Embassy decided it could not resist any longer and joined Twitter! Feel free to follow us for news on Iceland, cultural events in the UK, travel and all things Icelandic! @IcelandinUK
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03.09.2012

Icelandic artists at Liverpool Biennial 2012

Icelandic artists Sigurður Gudjónsson and Ólafur Ólafsson will participate in exhibitions at Liverpool Biennial 2012, September - November.
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02.09.2012

Icelandic swimmer wins gold at the Paralympic Games

Twenty year old Icelandic swimmer Jón Margeir Sverrisson won a gold medal tonight and set a new world record of 1:59:62 in men's 200m freestyle. He is the first Paralympian to break the two minutes in winning the gold in the 200m freestyle. The Embassy of Iceland congratulates Jón Margeir on his great achievement!
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31.08.2012

The novel The Creator published in the UK

The novel the Creator by Icelandic author Guðrún Eva Minervudóttir will be published in the UK coming 6 September.
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31.08.2012

Value Added Seafood 2012

The annual Value Added Seafood conference will be held 26-27 September at Grange St. Paul's Hotel, London.
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31.08.2012

Reception in honour of Icelandic Paralympians

The Minister of Welfare, Mr Gudbjartur Hannesson, held a reception at the Embassy in honour of the Icelandic athletes and their team participating in the Paralympic Games 2012, which will take place in London between 29 August and 9 September.
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31.08.2012

Artist Ólafur Elíasson and the Little Sun project

Icelandic-Danish artist Ólafur Elíasson has brought a solar-powered project to Tate Modern called Little Sun with related “Tate Blackout” events. Visitors are invited to look at works of art using only light from Little Sun lamps, which Ólafur developed with Frederik Ottesen for people with little access to reliable energy or who make up around 1.6 billion of the world’s population.
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30.08.2012

Gunnar Nelson fights in Nottingham on 29 September

Iceland's most successful mixed martial arts and Brazilian ju jitsu fighter Gunnar Nelson has signed up with the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization (UFC) and will be facing Pascal Krauss in Nottingham on 29 September.
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30.08.2012

Most tourists visiting Iceland from the UK

This year, most tourists visiting Iceland came from the UK, who have increased 40% since last year. Most tourists are keen in revisiting the country.
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30.08.2012

Of Monsters and Men's new record in UK's 3rd place

Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men's new record 'My Head is an Animal' has claimed the Official UK chart's 3rd place.
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30.08.2012

Ólafur Arnalds and Emma Watson make music

Icelandic musician Ólafur Arnalds and actress Emma Watson spent time in a studio in Iceland, making music.
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30.08.2012

Björk and David Attenborough team up for TV documentary

Icelandic singer Björk and British broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough have teamed up for a music documentary that will be broadcast on UK's Channel 4. The name of the documentary will be 'Attenborough and Björk: The Nature of Music'.
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29.08.2012

Absentee voting: National referendum on the proposals of the Constitutional Council

The national referendum on the proposals of the Constitutional Council will take place in Iceland on 20 October 2012. The absentee voting has started at the Embassy, which will receive voters during its openings hours Mon-Fri between 09:00-16:30.
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02.08.2012

Men's handball on 2 and 4 August

Icelanders and friends of Iceland will meet tonight at 21:00 at the Dirty Dicks pub (1st floor) to watch Iceland compete with Sweden in men's handball.We will also be there for Iceland v France on Saturday 4 August at 19:20.
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31.07.2012

The Olympics - Latest News

A warm Welcoming ceremony was held in the Olympic village on 26 July for the Icelandic athletes. The ceremony was attended by President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, First Lady Dorrit Moussaieff, Ambassador Benedikt Jónsson and his wife. President Grimsson as well as Katrín Jakobsdóttir Minister of Education, Science and Culture also attended the Opening Ceremony on 27 July where Ms. Ásdís Hjálmsdóttir was flag bearer for the Icelandic team.
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30.07.2012

The Paralympics

The Paralympics will take place in London 29 August - 9 September.
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26.07.2012

Of Monsters and Men to Hold Two Concerts in August

Of Monsters and Men will be holding two concerts in August: 21 August in Brighton. Venue: Concorde 2 22 August in London. Venue: Electric Ballroom
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25.07.2012

Art on Fire Exhibition

Art on Fire is an arts exhibition at Camberwall Space that marks the Olympic Flame passing through Camberwall. Aaron McPeake is one of the artists that has works on display, which are based on the volcanic topographical landscapes of Iceland.
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25.07.2012

Icelanders Gather to Watch the Olympics

Icelanders and friends of Iceland will get together at Young’s Dirty Dick’s pub to watch the Olympics.
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24.07.2012

Sigur Rós to Play at Bestival 6-9 September

Icelandic band Sigur Rós will play at Bestival music festival to be held 6-9 September.
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23.07.2012

Photography Exhibition at the Embassy

A photography exhibition by Christos Koukelis is currently on display at the Embassy. The exhibition contains Icelandic landscape photos and will last until 28 September. Viewing by appointment: please call 020 7259 3999.
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06.07.2012

BICC's Annual Summer Reception

A summer reception by the British-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce was held at the Embassy on 5 July. About 60 people attended the reception.
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06.07.2012

Olafur Sigurdarson to Perform at Opera Holland Park

Olafur Sigurdarson will perform lead role in Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi at Opera Holland Park. Performances will take place on July 20, 24, 26, 28, 30, August 1, 3 at 7.30pm.
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06.07.2012

Sjón at the London Literature Festival

Icelandic author Sjón introduced his book, the Whispering Muse, at the London Literature Festival at Southbank on 6 July.
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05.07.2012

Vigdis Palsdottir Attaché Leaves the Embassy

Vigdis Palsdottir, the longest serving employee of the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs with over 40 years long career, is leaving for Iceland after having served at the Embassy of Iceland in London.
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04.07.2012

Gerdur Kristny at Poetry Parnassus

The Icelandic poet Gerdur Kristny read some of her poems at the Poetry Parnassus festival which commenced 26 June. The festival is the largest of its kind ever staged in the UK.
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03.07.2012

Icelandic Films at Sheffield Doc/Fest 13 - 17 June 2012

A delegation from Reykjavik Short&Docs Festival took part in Sheffield Doc/Fest (documentary festival), one of the largest documentary festivals in Europe.
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02.07.2012

Of Monsters and Men Concerts on 12 and 14 July

Of Monsters and Men will be holding two concerts in the UK this month: 1. Venue: Scala, London, on 12 July - sold out 2. Venue: Latitude, Southwold - tickets on sale: http://www.latitudefestival.co.uk/tickets/
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29.06.2012

Leifur Breidfjord's Window Installed in the Southwark Cathedral

To mark Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee last month, a stained-glass window specially designed by artist Leifur Breidfjord was installed in the Southwark Cathedral.
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29.06.2012

Information on the London Olympics

Information concerning the upcoming London Olympic games, including link to practical information for Icelanders travelling to the Olympics.
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28.06.2012

Iceland World's Most Peaceful Nation

According to Global Peace Index, Iceland is the world's most peaceful country.
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22.06.2012

Charles Hendry and Oddny G. Hardardottir Sign a Memorandum of Understanding

On 30 May, Charles Hendry UK Energy Minister and Oddny G. Hardardottir Icelandic MP and Minister of Finance sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism in Iceland and the Department for Energy and Climate Change in the United Kingdom on cooperation in the energy sector.
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08.06.2012

Icelandic Actress Mel Oskar in a Lead Role in the Play “Beast”

UNTitled Theatre: London Premier of the award winning play “Beast” by Irish playwright Elena Bolster. The Icelandic actress Mel Oskar is in a lead role.
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30.05.2012

An Icelandic Book Introduced in Westminster

A special introduction was held to commemorate the publishing of the English translation of "Vulture's Lair," a novel by Icelandic author and journalist Hallur Hallsson in Westminster Palace in May.
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30.05.2012

Sjón chosen as winner of 2012 ‘Shadow’ Independent Foreign Fiction Prize (IFFP)

Icelandic author Sjón was awarded the 2012 'Shadow' IFFP for his novel "From the Mouth of the Whale" earlier this month (May).
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29.05.2012

Presidential Elections - Extended Opening Hours of Embassy

The Embassy will extend it's opening hours Thursday 14 June 2012 to 9 pm for voters in the Presidential elections.
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22.05.2012

Icelandic goldsmith designs jewellery for HM the Queen

A London-based Icelandic goldsmith, Kristjan Eyjolfsson, designed and made a brooch for Her Majesty the Queen to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
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21.05.2012

Reykjavik Boys Choir Concert

The Reykjavik Boys Choir will hold a concert at the Danish Church in London on Wednesday 13 June at 6 pm. Choirmaster is Fridrik S. Kristinsson and accompanist Lenka Mátéová.
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16.05.2012

Presidential Elections 30 June 2012

Pre-election voting has begun at the Embassy.
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09.05.2012

Icelandic Poet Gerdur Kristny to Read Poems at the Poetry Parnassus

Icelandic poet Gerdur Kristny is among those selected to read poems at the Poetry Parnassus festival that will commence 26 June. Kristny is scheduled to read her poems on 27 June.
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18.04.2012

Leifur Breidfjord to design a window for the Southwark Cathedral

Icelandic glass artist Leifur Breidfjord was selected to design a window for the Southwark Cathedral in London. The window will be inaugurated at the 60th jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II as a monarch in early June.
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04.04.2012

Icelandic play "Kitchen to Measure" on stage in April

The Icelandic play “Kitchen to Measure” by Vala Thorsdottir, based on short stories by Svava Jakobsdottir, will be performed in Turkish by the Ala Turka drama group at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston from 11.-13. April 2012
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28.03.2012

The Daily Telegraph Awards Là Bohème by Icelandic Opera 4/5 Stars

The Daily Telegraph has awarded Là Bohème by Icelandic Opera 4/5 Stars. The opera takes place at the new concert hall in Reykjavik, Harpa, and will run until 20 April.
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14.03.2012

Of Monsters and Men in London on 1 May

Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men will perform at the Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen on Tuesday 1 May 2012.
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12.03.2012

Sjón's "From The Mouth of The Whale" nominated for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

Sjón's novel, "From The Mouth of The Whale," has been nominated for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, which is the most prestigious award in the English speaking world for books translated into English.
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29.02.2012

Songs from the North at the Foundling Museum, London

Icelandic mezzo soprano Sigridur Osk will sing at the Foundling Museum this coming Sunday, 4 March at 15:00.
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27.02.2012

Icelandic Film at BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

The Icelandic Film “Jitters” will be shown at the BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival from 30 March – 1 April 2012. Tickets for the public go onsale on Thursday 8 March on BFI’s website.
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23.02.2012

Official CD Launch Concert of Nordic Affect

Baroque flautist Georgia Browne and Icelandic based ensemble Nordic Affect, a period instrument chamber group, will on 4 March 2012 host an official CD launch concert in London.
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23.02.2012

Icelandic and Ancient Nordic Music Day and the Northern Streams Festival

An Icelandic and Ancient Nordic Song and Music Day workshop will be held on 9 April 2012 from 10:00 – 17:00 at the Cranborne Ancient Technology Centre on Damerham Road, Cranborne in Dorset. A unique opportunity to take part in a day of Icelandic traditional song and ballad dance, plus hands on instrumental taster sessions in Viking and Nordic folk instruments.
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18.01.2012

Last Days of the Arctic

Proud Chelsea is delighted to present Last Days of the Arctic: a moving and insightful photographic portrait of a disappearing landscape and the Inuit people who inhabit it, by celebrated photojournalist Ragnar Axelsson.
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10.01.2012

Icelandic play "Kitchen to Measure" performed in Turkish

The Icelandic play “Kitchen to Measure” by Vala Thorsdottir, based on short stories by Svava Jakobsdottir, will be performed in Turkish by the Ala Turka drama group at the Arcola Theatre in London between 17-22 January.
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09.01.2012

Lay Low at The Lexington

Icelandic singer-songwriter Lay Low will perform on 10 January at The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JB at 8 pm.
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13.12.2011

Yoko Ono designs the Globe of Goodwill 2011

The Icelandic Benefit Society of Children with Disabilities has launched its 9th Globe of Goodwill. This year’s Globe is by Yoko Ono and is called DRAW YOUR OWN MAP. The Globe is handmade and every edition is limited
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07.12.2011

Iceland awarded 'Best Adventure Travel Destination'

Iceland has recently been named as the ‘Best Adventure Travel Destination’ by the Sunday Times Travel Magazine.
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07.12.2011

Gardar Thor Cortes invited to appear with leading soprano Lesley Garrett

Gardar Thor Cortes has been invited to appear as the special guest tenor in a popular classics concert with leading English soprano Lesley Garrett and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
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07.12.2011

Gísli Örn Garðarsson directs The Heart of Robin Hood at RSC

Gísli Örn Garðarsson directs The Heart of Robin Hood by David Farr at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon.
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24.11.2011

Katrín Friðriks taking part in the exhibition SPECTRA I

Katrín Friðriks is taking part in the exhibition SPECTRA I, 24 Nov. – 18 Dec. 2011, at the Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DP.
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22.11.2011

Geothermal Workshop 17 November 2011

The Embassy of Iceland hosted a Geothermal Workshop on 17 November 2011 where Icelandic and British experts and business representatives in the field came together, made presentations of their activities and discussed co-operation.
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21.11.2011

Icelandic singer Sóley performs at JaJaJa

Icelandic singer Sóley will perform at JaJaJa’s two year anniversary at the Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JB on Thursday 24th November at 19:30.
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10.11.2011

Exhibition "Synthesise" by 3 Contemporary Icelandic Artists at the Embassy

The Exhibition "Synthsise" by artists Gudrun Kristjansdottir, Iris Thorsteinsdottir and Bjargey Olafsdottir was opened on Thursday 20 October 2011 at the Embassy of Iceland.
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09.11.2011

Börkur Sigthorsson's film "Come to Harm" shown at Encounters Bristol Film Festival

The film "Come to Harm", director Börkur Sigthorsson, will be shown at Encounters Bristol, 17th International Film Festival 16-20 Nov. 2011.
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08.11.2011

Passport renewals before Christmas

Icelanders who need to apply for a new Icelandic passport or extend their current passport before Christmas should do so at their earliest convenience.
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31.10.2011

Ólöf Arnalds performs at St Pancras Old Church

The Icelandic singer/songwriter Ólöf Arnalds, supported by Snorri Helgason, will perform songs from her new mini-album of cover versions, “Ólöf Sings” (released November 7th) at St. Pancras Old Church in London on 24th and 25th of November.
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28.10.2011

London Jazz Festival - Icelandic Stage

The London Jazz Festival will take place between 11 – 20  November 2011 celebrating ten days of jazz! On Saturday 12 November some of the most prominent Icelandic jazz artists will perform at the Barbican at 15:00 (free entrance).
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28.10.2011

Thorunn Arnadottir at V & A Museum

A London-based Icelandic designer, Thorunn Arnadottir, is participating in the show “The Power of Making” at the Victora & Albert Museum.
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26.10.2011

The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships

The deadline for applications for the Snorri Sturluson Fellowships in 2012 is 31 October 2011
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13.10.2011

Exploring Gisli Saga

The University of Cambridge has produced a film on University research taking place in Iceland exploring the Gisli Saga as well as the Icelandic landscape.
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05.10.2011

The Scandinavia Show 2011

Where in the world is it possible to experience the best of Scandinavia – from innovative design to great food to cutting-edge entertainment and top brands – all in one place?
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05.10.2011

Two Icelandic Films at London Film Festival

Two Icelandic Films are featured at the 55th BFI London Film Festival 12 to 27 October this year. The films are Undercurrent (Brim 2010) and the Icelandic/Danish film Volcano (Eldfjall 2011).
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03.10.2011

fragments ~ remains - Grand closing event

To celebrate and mark the end of Guðrún Sigríður Haraldsdóttir's very successful 3 month exhibition "fragments ~ remains" at the Green Room Studio in Soho.
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01.09.2011

Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir at Economist Plaza

"Situations", a show with the works of Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir has now been installed at the Economist Plaza, 25 James Street, W1A 1HG, London. It is curated by Peter Osborne of Osborne Samuel Gallery which has represented Steinunn´s work for 15 years.
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24.08.2011

Gerður Kristný in London

The Poet in the City, a charity committed to attracting new audiences to poetry have invited the Icelandic poet Gerður Kristný to present her new book of poetry, “Blóðhófnir” (Bloodhoof) at an event on 2 September.
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25.07.2011

fragments ~ remains

Exhibition opening: Guðrún Sigríður Haraldsdóttir 28.07.2011 kl./from 19:00-21:00 - until September 2011.
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21.06.2011

Prof. Gisli Gudjonsson awarded a CBE

Professor Gísli Hannes Guðjónsson has been appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his long and celebrated service in Clinical Psychology.
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25.05.2011

Volcanic activity significantly reduced

Activity in the volcanic eruption in Grimsvotn in southern Iceland is significantly reduced and the volcano is reduced to emitting mostly low steam, 100-200 meters. Small explosions can still be expected, according to information from the Icelandic Met Office. Travellers are advised not to go closer to the eruption than 6 km, due to these explosions.
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23.05.2011

Eruption in Grimsvotn

A volcanic eruption began in the Grimsvotn underneath the Vatnajökull glacier in South-East Iceland on Saturday 21 May. Due to airborn ash concentration resulting from the eruption plume, aviation safety measures have been in effect and domestic and international air traffic was closed for Sunday 22 May.
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11.05.2011

Yrsa is back

Yrsa Sigurðardottir is back in London. Yrsa will visit the independent bookstore England's Lane Books on May 18th at 7pm.
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05.05.2011

The Night Shift

BBC Four will show the award-winning Icelandic comedy series "The Night Shift" (Naeturvaktin). The first two episodes will be shown on Monday 9 May, starting at 10:00 pm.
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05.05.2011

Icelandic Sagas on BBC

On Tuesday 10 May at 9:00 pm, the BBC Four will show the documentary the "Viking Sagas" that explores the backdrop to one of the most compelling Icelandic sagas, the Laxdaela Saga.
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04.05.2011

Jar City on BBC4

The Icelandic movie "Jar City" by Baltasar Kormakur will be shown on BBC4 this coming Sunday, 8 May at 10:00 pm. and on Wednesday 11 May at 01:00 am.
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18.04.2011

A music festival at the edge of the world, and you're invited!

Inspired by Iceland will be streaming the celebrated music festival Aldrei fór ég suður live April 22 & 23 from Ísafjörður on the West Fjords AND YOU’RE INVITED! The festival is unlike any other!
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29.03.2011

VACANCY

The Embassy of Iceland in London is looking for an experienced locally based secretary/PA as of May/June 2011. General knowledge of contemporary affairs and the civil service is an asset as well as flexibility, good disposition and ability to foster good contacts with English, Nordic and other foreign individuals and businesses who are in contact with the Embassy.

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28.03.2011

Exhibition ICELANDSCAPES 4 April to 7 May 2011

Exhibition ICELANDSCAPES, Hay Hill Gallery, 4 April to 7 May 2011 - see www.hayhillgallery.com
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22.03.2011

U21 England vs. Iceland

Iceland and England U21 men's teams will play a friendly match in Preston on 28 March at 19:45. The match is a step in preparations for both sides that will compete in the European finals this summer in Denmark.
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18.03.2011

Reykjavík Arts Festival May 20 to June 5

Make sure not to miss the opportunity to participate in the unique atmosphere in Reykjavík during the Reykjavík Arts Festival, which brings joy and delight to Iceland's residents and guests in May each year.
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07.03.2011

Newsletters from Embassy of Iceland

Download and view our most recent newsletters
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01.03.2011

National referendum on Icesave bill held on 9 April

Following the President´s decision not to sign into law the so-called Icesave bill passed by parliament, a national referendum on its validity will be held on 9 April. The bill had been passed by the Icelandic parliament with an overwhelming majority; 44 votes out of 63 in favour.
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15.02.2011

The Iceland Design Center presents DesignMarch 24-27 March 2011

The Iceland Design Center is proud to present the upcoming DesignMarch taking place 24–27 of March, bringing the awakening of spring and the growth in Icelandic design.
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09.02.2011

The Reykjavík Arts Festival 2011 May 20 to June 5

Make sure not to miss the opportunity to participate in the unique atmosphere in Reykjavík during the Reykjavík Arts Festival, which brings joy and delight to Iceland's residents and guests in May each year.
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26.01.2011

Iceland: Beyond Sigur Ros

The Manchester-based film and video group, Serious Feather has released a 30 minute film titled 'Iceland: Beyond Sigur Ros', introducing and exploring the contemporary music scene of Iceland.
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26.01.2011

Responsible Fisheries Workshop IV

The fourth Workshop on Responsible Fisheries Management in Icelandic Waters will be held on Thursday 3 February at the Icelandic Embassy.
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24.01.2011

Iceland's Prime Minister attended the Nordic/Baltic/UK Summit in London

Prime Minister Sigurdardottir attended the Nordic/Baltic/UK Summit in London on 19-20 January. The Summit, hosted by David Cameron, brought together Prime Ministers as well as policy innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders from the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
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06.12.2010

Study shows culture and creative industries as one of Iceland's biggest economic sectors

The study also shows that around 6% of the labour force is employed by the creative industries, which makes the creative class"one of the most populous in the country.
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25.11.2010

Sovereignty Celebration 28 November

The Icelandic Society in London invites you, your family and friends to a cultural afternoon to celebrate Iceland’s sovereignty on Sunday 28 November at 15:00 at the Swedish church in London.

Live music, performance arts, reading from new Icelandi literature, address by the ambassador of Iceland, new Icelandic short film and more! After the performance please enjoy light refreshments and a micro art exhibition by Icelandic artists. A mixture of visual arts and design.

The Swedish church

6 Harcourt Street

London W1H 4AG

Next tube stations: Marylebone and Edgware Road.

Doors open at 14:45. Admission free.

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23.11.2010

Scottish Society for Northern Studies, Edinburgh

Fyrirlestrar/talks RÓsa Þorsteinsdóttir, rannsóknalektor, Arni Magnusson Institute

for Icelandic Studies, to which all Icelanders and those with an interest in Iceland are warmly invited!:

 

Thursday Nov 25, 6:15 pm, Celtic and Scottish Studies, 27 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD: "Old Lore for a New World: Opening access to the

folklore archives of the Arni Magnusson Institute for Icelandic Studies". (Northern Scholars' Scheme)

 

Friday Nov 26, 1:10-2:00 pm, Celtic and Scottish Studies, 27 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD: "Icelandic Fairy Tales and Storytellers". (Northern Scholars' Scheme)

 

 

Saturday Nov 27, 10:30-11:30 am, Augustine Church Centre, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL: "'So is all the world a story' (St Columba); An&n

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18.11.2010

An Evening of Music for Clarinet & Piano Duo and Piano Four-Hands

EINAR JOHANNESSON (clarinet), ROBYN KOH (piano),

PENELOPE WHINNETT (piano)

Leading Icelandic clarinettist EINAR JOHANNESSON with London-based pianist ROBYN KOH who this year performed together at Listahátíð í Reykjavík will present an evening of works for clarinet and piano including Mozart, Saint-Saens & Lutoslawski. What promises to be a sumptuous programme will also feature music for piano four-hands by Bach, Schubert and Debussy as Robyn is joined by British pianist PENELOPE WHINNETT. An exciting opportunity to hear these international artists who have performed all around the world from the Lincoln Center to the Wigmore Hall in recital.

Date: Saturday, 11th December 2010 at 7.45pm

Venue: North Western Reform Synagogue, Alyth Gardens, London NW11 7EN

Tickets: £14 (Concessions for Students, OAPs & Unwaged - suggested donation £6 - available on the door or in adv

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15.11.2010

Icelandic & British poetry in collaboration

3am magazine & the Maintenant series presents: nýr skáldskapur

a Free Poetry Reading at the Rich mix centre Icelandic & British poetry in collaboration Saturday November 27th - 7pm ( 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London . E1 6LA)

Iain Sinclair & Ragnhildur Jóhanns
Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl & Stewart Home
Scott Thurston & Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir
Jón Örn Loðmfjörð & Tom Jenks

A truly unique evening of poetry will see the culmination of a rare and powerful collaboration between four of the most exciting new poetic talents emerging from the nation of Iceland and four of the UK's most lauded and iconoclastic writers. The event will present some of the most intricate and daring sound / sculptural / visual and free verse poetry in Europe, the fruit of a project instigated by the 3am magazine

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01.11.2010

Jónsi 'Go Live' Tour Dates

Jónsi follows his sold out shows at London’s Forum on May 26th and 27th, and his previously announced performance at this summer’s Latitude festival, with a full UK tour in September and then his biggest solo headline show to date in November at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo.
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01.11.2010

Hjaltalin at Cut To The Chase!

Cut To The Chase! is back at Hoxton Square Bar And Kitchen on 11 November. This time it will feature one of Iceland's favorite band, Hjaltalin with support from Mono Stereo from Sweden.

Hjaltalin recently wrapped up Iceland Airwaves with amazing performance and got raving reviews and is now on a short tour around Europe where they are promoting their album Terminal, which was chosen "Best Album" at the Iceland Music Awards 2009. They will be supported by Sweden's hottest upcoming bands, Mono Stereo who are hottly tipped as one to watch in 2011.

Venue: Hoxton Square Bar And Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NU

Date: 11 November 2010

Price: £6 advance, £8 regular

Doors: 8pm

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28.10.2010

Icelandic Christmas In London

An Icelandic Christmas musical event! A beautiful candlelight concert featuring some of Iceland's most celebrated musicians in a lovely central London church.

Diddú, our much loved soprano, and Olafur Sigurdarson, Iceland's leading baritone, will be singing festive Icelandic and International Christmas classics accompanied by the Icelandic Wind Ensemble.

Date&Time: Monday 13th December 2010 at 19.30

Venue: Christ Church, Flood Street, off King's Road SW3 4AS.

Tickets: £20 admission, £15 concessions, students and children

 

Box office: 020 8875 1222

Tickets Online: www.arctic-designs.is/christmas2010

or contact arctic.opera@yahoo.com

Refreshments will be available

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08.10.2010

Spitalfields Music Winter Festival

The Icelandic CARMINA Chamber Choir, led by Árni Heimir Ingólfsson, will be giving a concert at Christ Church Spitalfields, Commercial Street, London E1 6LY.

Public booking from 28 September 2010 and further information on www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk

15 December 2010 at 6:30 pm

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05.10.2010

Newsletter - September 2010

The Embassy has published a newsletter for September 2010.
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22.09.2010

Translators in Residence / Travel Support for 2011

The Icelandic Literature Fund and The Writers' Union of Iceland accept applications for grants for translators of Icelandic literature. Applicants selected will be granted a two to four weeks stay in Gunnarshus in 2011.
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22.09.2010

Iceland & Liverpool Biennale

Iceland & Liverpool Biennale 18.09.-28.11.2010, Í NORDIC PAVILLION sýna m.a. Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir og Hrafnkell Sigurðsson. Smellið hér fyrir frekari upplýsingar.

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16.09.2010

Faust at Young Vic

A Vesturport and Reykjavík City Theater
production co-produced by Theatre im Pfalzbau

A THRILLING NEW PRODUCTION DIRECT FROM ICELAND WITH MUSIC BY NICK CAVE AND WARREN ELLIS.

 

Faust

adapted from Goethe

25 September - 30 October 2010

http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/faust

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13.09.2010

Do you want to learn Icelandic

A new web site that enables foreigners to study Icelandic was formally opened at the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages on Friday 10 September.

The web site, Icelandic Online is open to all. It is intended for adults and includes special courses for immigrants. The site is interactive and teaching is conducted in Icelandic.

For more infotmation, see http://icelandiconline.is/

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08.09.2010

Iceland Airwaves comes to London

Iceland Airwaves comes to London + Free giveaway to Iceland Airwaves (including, flights, hotels and 2 tickets to the festival)

 

Featuring:

Alex Metric (UK) - Live

Factory Floor(UK)

Retro Stefson(IS)

Snorri Helgason(IS)

+ Dj Jerry Bouthier (JBAG-Kitusne-Ponystep)

 

Venue: Hoxton Square Bar And Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NU

Date: 9 September 2010

 

Price: £8 advance, £10 regular

Doors: 8pm

Tickets available here:

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07.09.2010

Two Brits Spot Iceland's Future of Hope

Two Brits, director Henry Bateman and producer Heather Millard, relocated to Iceland last year to embark on a documentary called Future of Hope, focusing on the possibilities the country faces in the aftermath of the economic crash. The film is well under way but in order to finance the post-production, the filmmakers are appealing to the public to donate funds through website Kickstarter.com.

icelandcinemanow.com/2010/02/17/two-brits-spot-icelands-future-of-hope

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06.09.2010

Icelandic Sculpture Takes Pride of Place at the Entrance to New Greenham Park

'Changes' - the winning design of Greenham Common Trust's international sculpture competition - has taken pride of place at the entrance to New Greenham Park.

Icelandic artist Gudrun Nielsen's design was chosen from over 150 international entries to create the site specific piece of artwork at the entrance to the park.

http://www.greenham-common-trust.co.uk/pr210710.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-10760090

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06.09.2010

ÖÖ: Was it a Dream?

ÖÖ, or 'night' in Estonian, is a pop-up gallery + concept store showcasing work by young avant-garde creatives from six Nordic countries - Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. It is a collaborative project by a community of fashion and product designers, photographers, film makers, artists and illustrators, whose work introduces dark and surreal aspects of Nordic aesthetics.

14 September, 2010 - 18:00 -24 September, 2010 - 22:00

http://www.londondesignfestival.com/events/öö-was-it-dream

Opening times: Mon-Sat 12pm-10pm, Sun 12pm-9pm

Ticket information: Free

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03.09.2010

Tolli in London

7th - 11th October - Art London with bronze exhibits by French artist Laurence Perratzi and paintings by Icelandic artist Tolli.

ART LONDON Fair, Royal Hospital Chelsea SW3.

www.amberweb.org

 

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26.08.2010

Minister of Finance on the status and positive signs in Iceland's economy

Iceland's Minister of Finance, Steingrimur J. Sigfusson, discusses the status and positive signs to be seen in Iceland's economy in a new article, Rising from the Ruins.
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25.08.2010

Prime Minister of Iceland is one of Time's top 10 female leaders

Johanna Sigurdardottir, Prime Minister of Iceland, is second on Time magazine's top ten list of female leaders in the world.
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19.08.2010

Atlantic Conference on Eyjafjallajökull and Aviation

International conference on the effects of the volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland on aviation. The conference is organized by Keilir Aviation Academy in cooperation with the President of Iceland, the Icelandic Ministry of Transport, the Civil Aviation Administration, ISAVIA, the Icelandic Meteorological Office, Institute of Earth Sciences at University of Iceland, Icelandair, ICAO, IATA, ATA, AEA, the US Embassy in Iceland and the Russian Federations Embassy in Iceland.
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18.08.2010

Nordic and Baltic Ministries, Central Banks and Supervisory Authorities sign Agreement on Financial Stability

A co-operation agreement on cross-border financial stability, crisis management and resolution between the finance ministries and other relevant ministries, central banks and financial supervisory authorities of the Nordic and Baltic countries has been signed. The agreement enhances preparedness to handle cross-border financial stability concerns in the financially integrated Nordic-Baltic region.

Further information

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17.08.2010

The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships

The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars (not students) 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.
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10.08.2010

The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships

The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars (not students) 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.

The deadline for applications for the Snorri Sturluson Fellowships in 2011 is 31 October 2010. There are no special application forms for the Fellowships. Applicants should submit a brief but thorough account of the purpose of their stay in Iceland, specifying period of stay, as well as details of education and publications. Applications should be sent to the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, Sigurður Nordals Office, P.O.Box 1220, 121 Reykjavík, by ordinary mail (no e-mail application).

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03.08.2010

Newsletter - July 2010

The Embassy has published a newsletter for July 2010.
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03.08.2010

Icelandic play in Edinburgh

Cellophane, a hit comedy show from Iceland by Björk Jakobsdóttir, is an honest and hilarious look at what it means to be a modern woman, this is the female version of ‘Defending the Caveman’ and will guarantee to leave you laughing from start to finish.

 

Cellophane will run daily at the Festival between 7-15 August at The Pleasance Courtyard: Beneath at 12:40pm

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30.07.2010

Volcano: Turner to Warhol

Volcano: Turner to Warhol exhibition at Compton Verney art gallery, including works of Icelandic artists, courtesy of The Icelandic National Gallery.

24 July - 31 October.

www.comptonverney.org.uk

Compton Verney, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ.
Tel: +44 (0)1926 645500

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20.07.2010

Harpa, Reykjavik concert hall and conference centre, will open on 4 May 2011

On 29 June 2010 Pétur J. Eiríksson, chairman of Portus announced that the official opening of Harpa concert hall and opening concert by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra would take place on 4 May 2011. The opening concert will be conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.
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13.07.2010

Jónsi 'Go' Live UK Tour Dates

Jónsi follows his sold out shows at London’s Forum on May 26th and 27th, and his previously announced performance at this summer’s Latitude festival, with a full UK tour in September and then his biggest solo headline show to date in November at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo.

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25.06.2010

'Iceland Inspires' Offers Music to the World

Taking place on July 1 at 8pm GMT in Iceland and lasting approximately three hours, and be a mix of live music with some broadcast on a big screen, Iceland Inspires will be a free concert to any lover of the eclectic line-up and will be streamed live around the world on www.inspiredbyiceland.com.
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21.06.2010

ARNAR DAVIDSSON - Degree Show

23.-27. 06 2010

Útskriftarsýning/Degree Show, City & Guilds of London Art School, Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ

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16.06.2010

Embassy closed on 17 June

The Embassy of Iceland is closed on 17 June, the Icelandic National Day.
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14.06.2010

Icelandic Piano Music at the Foundling Museum

Pianist Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir will give a lunch recital at the Foundling Museum in London on June 17th, the Icelandic National Day. She will be playing Icelandic works by composers Jón Leifs, Mist Þorkelsdóttir, Hilmar Þórðarson, Karólína Eiríksdóttir and Þorsteinn Hauksson. The recital is part of a series with Icelandic musicians held at the museum this concert season. The conert starts at 1 pm.

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08.06.2010

RNCM to perform music by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood alongside a première performance with Ólafur Arnalds

Thursday 1 July, 7.30pm, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

 

The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) will present a night of avant-garde experimentalism conducted by André de Ridder, who led the première performances of Damon Albarn’s highly successful Monkey: Journey to the West for the Manchester International Festival.

 

Performing pieces written nearly a hundred years apart by the hugely influential Stravinsky as well as Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, young Icelandic phenomenon Ólafur Arnalds and contemporary composer Avner Dorman, the night is a great introduction to the overlap between classical and popular music.

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08.06.2010

Jónsi 'Go' Live UK Tour Dates

Jónsi follows his sold out shows at London’s Forum on May 26th and 27th, and his previously announced performance at this summer’s Latitude festival, with a full UK tour in September and then his biggest solo headline show to date in November at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo.

See full article for dates and tickets.

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07.06.2010

Inspired by Iceland

From our powerful nature to the streets of Reykjavík, Iceland is literally bursting with energy like never before. That’s why now isn’t a time to stay away, this is a time to get closer.


 

The Icelandic nation welcomes you. We know this is still a country packed with amazing things to see and do; things that can really inspire and take the breath away of those who come and visit.

 


 

We want to share our Iceland inspiration with you here.


Iceland is more awake than ever.
Tell your story on www.inspiredbyiceland.com.

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18.05.2010

Iceland - Safest in the world!

Tourism-review.com branded Iceland as "the safest country in the world" in its list of the Top 10 Safest Countries in the World, published on 17 May.

 

 

The eruption in Eyjafjallajökull glacier poses no safety threat and is localised to a very small area surrounding the volcano. The rest of the country continues much as usual, with little or no disturbance to daily lives. Feel free and safe to come visit Iceland and experience the unique nature!

 

 

See iceland.is for information on the volcanic eruptions and the safest travelling in the world!

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17.05.2010

UNDRAWN HOURS

Photography exhibition by Paola Leonardi - Photographs of Iceland

Teasmith Gallery
6 Lamb Street, Spitafields
London E1 6EA

Exhibition will be open 20th May-13th June, everyday 11am-6pm

Q&A 23rd May and 6th June, 2-4 pm

http://www.undrawnhours.com

This exhibition is sponsored by the Arts Council England

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17.05.2010

www.all-iceland.co.uk

A small, smart, specialised travel agency has opened in London which aims to provide a range of imaginative travel options for people interested in seeking out Iceland’s hidden gems.

www.all-iceland.co.uk

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21.04.2010

Handrit.is launched

The website Handrit.is has been launched in Iceland. This site provides access to historical manuscripts dating back hundreds of years.
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21.04.2010

Reykjavik Children's Culture Festival

19.04.2010 - 25.04.2010

Children's culture, culture for children and culture with children. These are the three main aspects of this festival held for the first time this year. Reaching all corners of Reykjavik city from the slopes of Mt. Esja to the bottom of the swimming pools, the festival is meant to become an annual event.

Click here for a programme in English

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16.04.2010

Volcanic eruption in South Iceland

16.4.2010
The volcanic eruption in the glacier Eyjafjallajokull
in South Iceland is continuing but Icelandic civil
protection authorities have the situation as regards
public response fully under control. The affected
areas have been evacuated and damage has
been limited to roads, bridges and other
infrastructure that has been destroyed by
flooding. Further damage to agricultural land is evident.


Day to day business in Iceland apart from the
directly affected areas in the south has not been
affected. The ash hurled into the atmosphere by
the eruption has however caused serious disruption
of air traffic. Icelandic scientists and public authorities,
the Meterological Institution (http://en.vedur.is/) and
the Icelandic Civil Aviation Administration (www.isavia.is), remain in close contact with their counterparts in Europe in order to monitor t

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15.04.2010

Volcanic eruption in Southern Iceland

Passengers flying to or from Iceland are advised to follow updated travel information on: www.kefairport.is/English/

For newscoverage in English see: www.icelandreview.com/daily_news/ 

 

Information can also be found on www.en.vedur.is (Icelandic Met Office), www2.norvol.hi.is - (Nordic Volcanological Center), www.mfa.is/ (the Ministry for Foreign Affairs) and www.almannavarnir.is (Civil Protection Department).

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15.04.2010

Report of the Special Investigation Commission (SIC)

The Special Investigation Commission (SIC) delivered its report to Althingi on April 12 2010. The Commission was established by Act No. 142/2008 by Althingi, the Icelandic Parliament, in December 2008, to investigate and analyse the processes leading to the collapse of the three main banks in Iceland.

An English summary and excerpts of the report's findings can be found on sic.althingi.is

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06.04.2010

Icelandic design on internet

The most in-vogue Icelandic designers decided to get together and sell their design via the Icelandesign e-shop. The choice is big; you can buy clothes, ceramics, Icelandic wool products, fish skin jewelry and bags as well as cosmetics made from the Icelandic flora. The webshop ships from Iceland to Europe and America.

We hope to see you soon on www.icelandesign.com

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30.03.2010

Embassy of Iceland - closing time over Easter Sendiráð Íslands - lokunartími yfir páska

The Embassy of Iceland is closed on the following days:

Thursday, 1 April
Friday, 2 April
Monday, 5 April

In case of emergency, please contact the Minstry for Foreign Affairs on +354 545 9900.

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Sendiráð Íslands er lokað yfir páska á eftirtöldum dögum:

Fimmtudaginn 1. apríl
Föstudaginn 2. apríl
Mánudaginn 5. apríl

Í neyðartilvikum, vinsamlegast hafið samband við utanríkisráðuneytið í síma +354 545 9900.

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24.03.2010

Information on the eruption in South Iceland

The website of the Icelandic Met Office has information on the eruption in South Iceland both in Icelandic and English.

www.vedur.is

www.en.vedur.is

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22.03.2010

Situation report on the volcanic eruption in Southern Iceland

Travelling restrictions remain in the area around where a volcanic eruption begun in Southern Iceland late Saturday night. Traffic on main roads has been reopened but travellers in the area are advised to exercise caution, follow instructions and not to enter restricted areas, which are marked.
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19.03.2010

University College of London - Stofnun Árna Magnússonar ÍSLENSKUKENNSLA

University College of London auglýsir eftir afleysingakennara í íslensku á tímabilinu frá 15. september 2010 til 14. júní 2011.

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/scandinavian-studies/

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15.03.2010

Annual Easter Bingo

The annual Easter Bingo of the Icelandic Society in London will be held on Sunday 21 March at 14:00 at the Embassy of Iceland. We will be playing for Icelandic chocolate Easter eggs! We will also be selling chocolate Easter eggs and Icelandic sweets. More information will be coming soon.

The Icelandic Embassy is located on 2A Hans Street, London SW1X 0JE. Next tube stations: Knightsbridge and Sloane Square.
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15.03.2010

Scholarship in the UK

The British Embassy is offering a number of Chevening Academic Scholarships for the academic year 2010/2011.

Application forms and further information can be obtained at the Embassy website www.ukiniceland.fco.gov.uk.

The deadline for completed applications is 1 April 2010.

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15.03.2010

The Fancy Toys with Ragga Gröndal in London

The Fancy Toys who have performed in Reykjavik a few times over the last 2 years are collaborating with Icelandic artist, Ragga Gröndal and will be debuting in Soho, London on the 13th of April.   

Start Time: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 6:30pm
 
Location: Freedom Bar
Street: 66 Wardour Street, London
 
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09.03.2010

Eliza Newman Plays London

Singer songwriter Eliza Newman will be in London in March, playing two shows at the Troy Bar (acoustic set) and Buffalo Bar (full band).

11th of March 8 PM - Almost Acoustic at Troy Bar London
16th of March 9 PM - Club Fandango at Buffalo Bar London 

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09.03.2010

Ólöf Arnalds: Debut UK Show And SXSW Dates!

As the finishing touches are being put to Ólöf Arnald's’ second album, the singer songwriter has announded SXSW show dates as well as her very first UK appearance, with a low-key gig at Café Oto on 15th April.
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08.03.2010

Reykjavik University opens an international summer school for the first time

Reykjavík University is opening a summer school for the first time. Ten courses will be offered at the graduate level, starting this June. The programme is geared towards international students and all classes will be taught in English.
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25.02.2010

2010 F.A.D. Competition & Awards

Icelandic student receives special recognition in catwalk final

A student from Istituto Marangoni made her mark on the London Fashion Week catwalk this week when she received special recognition at the 2010 F.A.D. Competition, held at the prestigious Freemason’s Hall on Monday 22nd February.

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25.02.2010

Reykjavik Movement: Exhibition by Peter Anderson

Tue 30 Mar to Sun 11 Apr Lower Gallery; Opening hours Tue to Fri 11am to 4pm, Sunday 11th midday to 5pm              

Private View and Artist’s Talk: Wed 31 March 7.30-10pm

www.peteranderson.name /e: awarr@btinternet.com

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25.02.2010

Ja Ja Ja Host Special Event At 2010 ILMC (London, Thursday 11th March).

Bands: Megaphonic Thrift (Norway), Hjaltalin (Iceland), Husky Rescue (Finland), Lucy Love (Denmark)

Venue Info

Tabernacle, 34 – 35 Powis Square, London W11

Door opens: 7.00pm

Stage time: 7.45pm

Ticket price: £6 in advance – £8 at door www.jajajamusic.com/tickets

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25.02.2010

Iceland welcomes the opinion of the European Commission on Iceland's EU application

Iceland welcomes the opinion of the European Commission on Iceland's application for EU membership, which recommends the opening of accession negotiations.

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24.02.2010

Community film society, Crystal Palace Pictures, present an Icelandic double bill...

Síðasti bærinn/ The Last Farm

Mýrin/ Jar City

Thursday 4 March, 7.30pm, tickets £5 on the door
The Gipsy Hill Tavern, 79 Gipsy Hill, London, SE19 1QH

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23.02.2010

Ambassador hands in his credentials

On 9 February, Ambassador Jónsson handed in his credentials to Her Majesty the Queen.

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22.02.2010

STRIPPED AWAY

Small population – massive art scene: contemporary art in Iceland is direct and distinctive. STRIPPED AWAY presents the work of Icelandic artists Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson, Helgi Hjaltalín Eyjolfsson and Helgi Thorgils Fridjónsson.

 

24 February – 14 March 2010
Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am – 6pm

 

 

242 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9DA
Tube: Bethnal Green Mainline: Cambridge Heath

www.tintypegallery.com

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16.02.2010

Riding around Iceland from 9th - 26th June 2010

Reach is predominantly a children’s charity whose purpose is to support children with an upper limb deficiency and help them develop a positive self image.

 

To find out more about the trip visit www.aroundiceland.co.uk or join the facebook group “Reach around Iceland”.

www.justgiving.com/pete-n-nick-r-nutz

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16.02.2010

Icelandic musicians at the Foundling Museum.

The first concert in a lunch time recital series will take place this coming Thursday, 18 February, at the Foundling Museum in London at 13 pm. All the performers are young Icelandic classical musicians who will perform various music.  The series will run from this February till July with one concert per month.  

The Foundling Museum

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12.02.2010

ICELAND Jason Gibilaro EXHIBITION

4-27 FEBRUARY 2010

Jason Gibilaro’s latest UK exhibition, Iceland takes as its focal point the global banking crisis which has decimated so many economies around the world from its first cataclysmic impact in August 2007 until the present day.

SUBWAY GALLERY open monday to saturday
11am - 7pm

Kiosk 1 Joe Strummer Subway Edgware Rd/Harrow Rd London W21DX

www.subwaygallery.com

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10.02.2010

STRIPPED AWAY

STRIPPED_AWAY_BIRGISSON_FIGURESmall population – massive art scene: contemporary art in Iceland is direct and distinctive. STRIPPED AWAY presents the work of Icelandic artists Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson, Helgi Hjaltalín Eyjolfsson and Helgi Thorgils Fridjónsson.

Birgisson, Eyjolfsson and Fridjónsson are three of the four artists in WISTFUL MEMORY, an exhibition at the National Gallery of Iceland in Reykjavík that opens on March 13 and will subsequently tour to the US.

24 February – 14 March 2010 Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am – 6pm

242 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9DA

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10.02.2010

Help spread a positive message about ICELAND Project by Heather Millard

About this project
We need to raise $10,000 for the completion of the feature-length documentary 'Future of Hope'.


'Future of Hope'
A feature-length documentary
Filmed on Full HD.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/444880133/help-spread-a-positive-message-about-iceland

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09.02.2010

Proudly presenting a preliminary programme for the second DesignMarch 18-21 March 2010

With the success of DesignMarch last year, we are now proud to present the upcoming DesignMarch on 18-21 March 2010, celebrating the awakening of spring and the growth in Icelandic Design. We invite you to march with us and celebrate a four-day design feast in Reykjavík.
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09.02.2010

Newsletter Jan/Feb 2010

Newsletter February 2008The Embassy has published a newsletter for January/February 2010.
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05.02.2010

Icelandic Student in London Fashion Week final

A fashion student from Iceland has beaten hopefuls from 34 universities/colleges nationwide to win a coveted place in the 2010 F.A.D. Competition final, set to take place at London Fashion Week on Monday 22nd February.
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02.02.2010

María Dalberg - In Memory of Edgar Lutzen

María Dalberg plays one of the leading roles in "In Memory of Edgar Lutzen", a disorientating psychodrama which propels the audience into the nightmare of an unravelling mind. David Hauptschein takes inspiration from August Strindberg’s autobiographical writings where the Swedish playwright chronicles his experiments with alchemy, the occult and telepathic sex.

 

February 2 - 20

Tuesday – Saturday at 7.30pm; Sunday at 6pm

Tickets: £13/concessions £10

www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk

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27.01.2010

NATIONAL REFERENDUM 6 MARCH DIRECTIONS FOR PRE-ELECTIONS VOTING

Pre- election voting

Voters who are not able to attend during polling session on Election Day may vote outside of the regular polling session (Article 56, Law No. 24/2000).

Abroad, the pre-election casting of votes shall take place in the offices of Icelandic embassies or permanent missions to international organisations, in consular offices or in the offices of honorary consulates.  

Election registry

Voters should be advised to contact the National Registry for all enquires regarding their status in the Elections Registry.

The National Registry
Borgartúni 24
150 Reykavík
Telephone :+354 569 2900
Fax: +354 569 2949
Email: thjodskra@thjodskra.is
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20.01.2010

Icelandic Music Days in Amsterdam

Icelandic Music Days is a three day long music festival starting on the 11th of February until the 13th.
In close co-operation with Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Icelandic Music Information Center it will bring icelandic music to the people of Amsterdam.

www.verenigingijslandnederland.nl

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20.01.2010

National referendum on 6 March

Important information:

Icelanders who want to find out if they can vote, i.e. are on the voting register in Iceland for the national referendum, should contact Thjodskra tel: + 00 354 569 2904 or +354 569 2908 to find out where they are registered.

 

19.1.2010

A national referendum on the so-called Icesave legislation will be held on 6 March 2010, as announced by the Icelandic Minister of Justice, Ragna Arnadottir, today. Out of country voting will start on the 28 January.

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20.01.2010

Texture restaurant receives Michelin star

Texture restaurant in London, run by the Icelandic chef Agnar Sverrisson and the French sommelier Xavier Rousset, received its first Michelin star.

www.texture-restaurant.co.uk

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15.01.2010

Guest studio for visual artists in Reykjavík Iceland open for applications

SÍM - The Icelandic Association of Visual Artist runs 2 residency apartments situated in 2 different places in Reykjavík. The residencies are applicable for Icelandic and foreign artists and the length of the stay is 1 -3 month. The Apartment / studio is now open for applications for the period July through December 2010.
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07.01.2010

Icelandic Government prepares to submit the Icesave legislation for approval by national referendum and remains fully committed to honor Iceland's obligations with respect to depositor's insur

The Government of Iceland has decided to hold a national referendum on the so-called Icesave legislation, following broad consultations with both coalition and opposition parties as well as employers' associations and labor unions. The referendum is expected to take place late February.
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07.01.2010

The Government committed to the Economic Program

The President of Iceland has declined to sign a law authorising a state guarantee for repayment of loans provided by the UK and the Netherlands to the Depositors' and Investors' Guarantee Fund, intended to cover payment of the minimum deposit guarantees to depositors in the UK and Netherlands branches of the failed Landsbanki Íslands hf. Despite the President's decision, the government of Iceland remains fully committed to implementing the bilateral loan agreements and thus the state guarantee provided for by the law.

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18.12.2009

Embassy closing dates for the holidays

The Embassy will be closed on the following dates:

24 Dec - closed after 12.00pm

25 Dec - closed

28 Dec - closed

31 Dec - closed after 12.00pm

1 Jan - closed

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14.12.2009

Vetrarborgin, eftir Arnald Indriðason

Vetrarborgin, eftir Arnald Indriðason, er komin út í Bretlandi, Kanada og Bandaríkjunum.

Titill á ensku: Arctic Chill

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08.12.2009

Newsletter - November

Newsletter February 2008The Embassy has published a newsletter for November.
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08.12.2009

JA JA JA Xmas Party!

The JA JA JA phenomenon continues in December with a Xmas party special! Following last month's hugely successful launch night, the Nordic-fuelled madness will continue on the 17th of December 2009 with an equally stellar line up curated by none other than Xfm's John Kennedy.

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01.12.2009

The 8 UN Millennium Goals for Development through the Eyes of the Children

6th Dec 2009 - 28th Feb 2010

Iceland is represented as a subject and source of inspiration for the photography in this exhibition of drawings and poetry created by a few of the hundreds of children AiA founders Anthony Asael and Stéphanie Rabemiafara have met on their travels for their organisation, as well as photographs taken by the pair.

www.artinallofus.org

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01.12.2009

i:identify - Exhibition

i:identify is a personal exploration of the reliability of our reality and belief in a photo-sculptural installation by Guðrún Sigríður Haraldsdóttir.

3rd - 6th December 2009

www.noidgallery.net

31 Commercial Road,
London E1 1LG

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27.11.2009

The Yule Lads in London

Written and performed by Felix Bergsson
Directed by Kolbrun Halldorsdottir


5 & 6 Dec 2009 | 12 & 2pm
in Icelandic: 9 Dec 2009 | 7pm

Drill Hall 2
£7 adults | £5 children & conc.

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20.11.2009

Animagica - 17 December at Shoreditch Church

Icelandic musicians Amiina (who are the string section of band Sigur Ros) perform a live soundtrack to the animations of Lotte Reiniger. The event was commissioned by the Branchage, Jersey International Film Festival and was a great success when we presented it at the Jersey Opera House in October. For more information on Branchage please see: www.branchagefestival.com and for info on Amiina: http://www.amiina.com/.

The event will take place at 7.30pm on Thursday
December 17, and tickets cost £12, available in
advance from www.wegottickets.com

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17.11.2009

Save the Date

HönnunarMars 2010 verður haldinn dagana 18.- 21. mars. Dagskrá HönnunarMarsins verður spennandi og glæsileg en fjöldi viðburða, áhugaverðra fyrirlestra og sýninga munu endurspegla fjölbreytileika íslenskrar hönnunar.
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11.11.2009

Celebration of Icelandic sovereignty

Icelanders will celebrate Iceland’s sovereignty on Sunday 29 November 2009 with a cultural afternoon with Icelandic artists and performers at the Swedish Church, 6 Harcourt Street, London, W1H 4AG. Next tube stations are Edgware Road and Marylebone. Exact timing and programme will be advertised at a later date.
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11.11.2009

JA JA JA - A Nordic Affair

The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, London, 19 Nov at 19:30.

www.jajajamusic.com

 

JA JA JA is an exciting new monthly club night in London showcasing the best emerging talent from the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

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02.11.2009

Newsletter - October 2009

Newsletter February 2008The Embassy has published a newsletter for October 2009.
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02.11.2009

Center for Icelandic Art seeks new director

Deadline for applications: November 23, 2009

Further information can be found on the Center’s website: www.cia.is

Applications in digital format only must be sent via email to Dr. Halldór Björn Runólfsson, chairman of the CIA.IS board before November 23, 2009 to board@cia.is.

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29.10.2009

SEQUENCES 2009 real time art festival in Iceland

Reykjavik
Oct 30th - Nov. 7th

SEQUENCES is a festival that exhibits contemporary visual art with its curators placing a special emphasis on the ephemeral nature of art this year. The concept builds on the practice of SEQUENCES 2009 honorary artist Magnús Pálsson.

WWW.SEQUENCES.IS

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27.10.2009

UK - Information on swine flu

Please click here for information on the swine flu pandemic in the UK.

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08.10.2009

English-Speaking Union Music Scholarships

The English-Speaking Union offers music scholarships to young musicians that have studied in the UK. Click here for further details.
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01.10.2009

BURN - Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir aka Shoplifter

October 9th – November 14th 2009

Trolley Gallery presents first London solo show by Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir. Also known as ‘Shoplifter’, for this exhibition they have invited SHOPLIFTER to BURN TROLLEY.
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22.09.2009

Rupert Nightingale From Static to Silence - Icelandic Landscapes 2008-9

theprintspace
74 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DL
8th October - 28th October 2009

Photographer Rupert Nightingale presents a series of large-format photographic prints of Icelandic landscapes.
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15.09.2009

Tribute to Maria Bjornson

As part of the first International Festival of Scenic Arts (see details below), which will take place at the Victoria & Albert Museum, there will take place a special session devoted to acclaimed theatre and opera designer Maria Bjornson.

 

23 September 2009, 14.45 – 16.00
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Tel. 020 7942 2000. Free Admission.

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09.09.2009

Icelandic short films at the London Film Festival

Two Icelandic short films, The Nail and Committed, are among the films featured at The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival.

 

Committed, Njálsgata, 18 min, Director Isold Uggadóttir will be shown in the selection "The Young" at BFI Soutbank Sat 17 Oct 16:00 NFT2; Sun 18 Oct 16:15 NFT3

 

The Nail, Naglinn, 16 min, Director Benedikt Erlingsson will be shown in the selection "People are strange" at BFI Southbank Thu 15Oct 14:00 NTT3; Sun 18 Oct 14:00 NFT3

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09.09.2009

Come join The Choir!

The first choir rehearsal of The Icelandic Choir in London this winter will be held on the 15th of September from 7-9 at the Icelandic Embassy.

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04.09.2009

Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships for 2010

Writers, translators and scholars (not university students) in the field of humanities from outside Iceland, are eligible to apply for this fellowship which enables a stay in Iceland for a period of at least three months in order to improve their knowledge of the Icelandic language, culture and society.

Applications by ordinary mail (no e-mail applications) should be sent no later than 31 October 2009 to the Sigurdur Nordal Institute in Iceland.

For further details see www.arnastofnun.is/english

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02.09.2009

Garðar Cortes at Proms in the Park Hyde Park, London

Sir Terry Wogan presents a host of inter­nationally acclaimed stars, including Katherine Jenkins and Garðar Þór Cortes, with a special appearance from pop legend Barry Manilow at Proms in the Park on Saturday 12 September 2009.

See link for further information: www.bbc.co.uk/proms/2009/promsinthepark/london.shtml

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02.09.2009

Friðrik Erlings in the UK

Friðrik Erlings, the author of the critically acclaimed novel Benjamin Dove, is on tour in the UK from 29 Aug – 12 Sept promoting his latest book Fish in the Sky. While in the UK, Friðrik will make an appearance at the Edinburgh Book Festival in the beginning of September. www.meadowsidebooks.com

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02.09.2009

Sigridur Osk at Kings Place, London, 5 Sept.

Sigridur Osk Kristjansdottir mezzo-soprano, Sophie Bevan soprano, Thomas Hobbs tenor and Gary Cooper fortepiano, will be performing with the Classical Opera Company at the Kings Place in London on the 5th of September. Program to include Mozart, Haydn's Arianna a Naxos and Beethoven songs. £4.5 for the ticket.

Have a look at : www.kingsplace.co.uk

Kings Place - bringing together under one roof a creative hub, a dining venue, a conference and events centre, and office complex.

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01.09.2009

Newsletter - August 2009

Newsletter February 2008The Embassy has published a newsletter for August 2009.
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31.07.2009

New website for NICE Festival 2009

NICE is a Nordic arts festival taking place in Liverpool and the North West UK, and aims to present the best in collaborative works between the UK and the Nordic countries. Participants are coming to Liverpool from Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and the UK. NICE offers a programme of events between the 19th November to 3rd of December with satellite events happening throughout the year.

Liverpool & North West UK
19 Nov - 3 Dec 2009

http://www.nice-festival.co.uk/

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31.07.2009

Guðrún Nielsen at the Celebration of British Sculpture exhibition, Harold Martin Botanic Garden, Leicester

The Icelandic sculpturist Guðrún Nielsen is one of 29 artists featured at the Celebration of British Sculpture exhibition, Harold Martin Botanic Garden, Leicester.

Sat 27 Jun 2009 - Sun 27 Sep 2009  

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31.07.2009

Newsletter - July 2009

Newsletter February 2008The Embassy has published a newsletter for July 2009.
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15.07.2009

Ólafur Kjartan Sigurðarson in Opera Holland Park

Un ballo in maschera

Giuseppe Verdi

Opera in three acts
Sung in Italian with English surtitles
Libretto by Antonio Somma after Eugène Scribe’s libretto for Gustave III, ou Le Bal Masqué

July 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31
August 4, 6, 8

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09.07.2009

Maddid's Nordic Festival

Maddid’s Nordic Festival is the only Nordic Festival of its kind in London. We aim to promote Nordic contemporary culture to people in the UK as well as creating networking opportunities for its participants whether it be the artists or the audience. This will be an annual festival and this summer is a little taster of what’s to come in future years.

Saturday 11th 6.30pm & Sunday 12th July 5pm -£12/£8

 

To book tickets visit:

www.maddid.com / www.space.org.uk

or call +44 (0)207 515 7799

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06.07.2009

Icelandic choir in London and at the Llangollen Music Eisteddfod

An Icelandic choir, Graduale Nobili, will be visiting London in early July, on their way to compete at the International Music Eisteddfod in Llangollen in Wales.

The choir is a select young women's choir, whose members have all been brought up in one of Iceland's leading youth choirs, the Langholtskirkja Graduale Choir. Most are studying singing or in other musical training. Their chorusmaster is Jón Stefánsson.

 

Graduale Nobili will be singing at a Evenson at the Swedish Church on 7 July at 19.00 ((6 Harcourt Street, London W1H 4AG) and they will sing at Evensong at Southwark Cathedral on 8 July at 16.30 ((London Bridge, London, SE1 9DA).

 

At the Llangollen Eisteddfod they will compete in the chamber choirs category on 10 July and in the female choirs category on 11 July.

 

Founded in 2001, Graduale Nobili was an immediat

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30.06.2009

Newsletter - June 2009

Newsletter February 2008The Embassy has published a newsletter for June 2009.
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18.06.2009

Gudrun Nielsen - A Celebration of British Sculpture - 27th June - Leicester

A Celebration of British Sculpture in The Harold Martin Botanic Garden, Stoughton Drive South, Leicester LE2 2NA

Saturday 27 June - 27 Sept

open daily 10.00am - 4.00pm - Free Admission

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02.06.2009

Gunnar Cauthery in The House of Special Purpose

20 June - 22 August 2009 - WORLD PREMIERE
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15.05.2009

Newsletter - May 2009

Newsletter February 2008The Embassy has published a newsletter for May 2009.
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14.05.2009

Eurovision party - Saturday 16 May

The Icelandic Society organises a Eurovision party at the Old Explorer, Saturday 16 May from 18.30.

Old Explorer, 23 Great Castle Street, W1G 0JA

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14.05.2009

Collect 2009 - 15-17 May 2009

Pétur Tryggvi, exhibits silver objets d'art, including the silver bowl "Core" at the Galleri Montan/Collect 2009.

Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, Kings Road, London SW3 4SQ

See: www.craftscouncil.org.uk/whats-on/view/collect-2009

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14.05.2009

Sigríður Ósk Kristjánsdóttir in MITRIDATE, RE DI PONTO world premiere staging of Mozart's 'original' version

2 June 2009, Sadler’s Wells
12, 20, 24 July 2009, Buxton Festival
Tickets: http://www.sadlerswells.com/show/The-Classical-Opera-Company

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11.05.2009

New Government Takes Office. Social Democrats and Left-Greens Continue their Coalition Partnership.

A new coalition government, formed by the Social Democrat Alliance and the Left-Green Movement, formally announced today at a press conference held at the Nordic House in Reykjavik, will continue the two parties’ partnership. Following the outcome of national elections two weeks ago, these parties now hold a majority of seats in the Icelandic parliament, Althingi.

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07.05.2009

Guðmundur Ingi sýnir með SHUNT hópnum

Dagana 6. til 9. maí kemur leikarinn og leikstjórinn Guðmundur Ingi Þorvaldsson fram í leikverkinu “The Destruction of Experience: Klamm’s Dream” en verkið fjallar um síðustu daga rithöfundarins Franz Kafka.
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30.04.2009

KIRA KIRA (featuring members of múm)

Plus special guests

SAMILU
TAXI TAXI!

DOORS: 7PM
TICKETS: £8adv
www.ticketweb.co.uk
www.seetickets.com

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27.04.2009

Newsletter - April 2009

Newsletter February 2008The Embassy has published a newsletter for April 2009.
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27.04.2009

Icelandic Music Through Unconventional Means

Shlomo’s artistic residency at Southbank Centre continues with a concert matching his beatboxing with contemporary Icelandic collaborators. Featuring AMIINA, an all-female quartet of multi-instrumentalists (and the long-term string section for Icelandic post-rock gods Sigur Ros), plus VALGEIR SIGURDSSON, one of Bjork’s long-running studio collaborators, whom Shlomo first met whilst working on her all-vocal album ‘Medulla’.

More information and tickets →

Friday May 15 2009, 8:00pm

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

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22.04.2009

Maddid's Nordic Festival

Maddid’s Nordic Festival is looking for submissions of work to take part in this year’s festival. This will be a taster Nordic Festival.

The festival will be held at the Space all day and eve on the 11th and 12th July 2009. Deadline for applications: 27th April. Final decision will be made by 4th May.

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15.04.2009

Exhibition in Opera Gallery

Óli G. Jóhannsson opens an exhibition in Opera Gallery, 134 New Bond Street, London W1S 2TF, 22 April 2009.

Further information on www.operagallery.com

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06.04.2009

The Chevening Programme

The Chevening Programme provides scholarships for young international postgraduates to study in the UK. The aim is to attract and select candidates worldwide with the greatest potential to be future leaders.

www.ukiniceland.fco.gov.uk

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01.04.2009

Newsletter - March 2009

Newsletter March 2009The Embassy has published a newsletter for March 2009.
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16.03.2009

Eyjólfur Eyjólfsson sings sailor in After Dido - Young Vic Theatre

Eyjólfur Eyjólfsson sings sailor in After Dido based on Dido and AEneas by Purcell. Premier at Young Vic, 15 April.

Click here for further information.

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13.03.2009

Northern Lights: Translation in the Nordic Countries

Northern Lights: Translation in the Nordic Countries has now been published. The articles collected in the volume were presented at the Nordic Translation Conference last March. Information about the book is available here.

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09.03.2009

Sophia Rizvi Exhibition

Fara og Koma 2 / Coming and Going: 2
An Artist’s Journey in Iceland

12 MAR - 04 APR

CURWEN & NEW ACADEMY GALLERY
34 Windmill Street, London W1T 2JR

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04.03.2009

Exhibition: SharedFuture - Maria Kjartansdottir's UK solo show

Dates: 4 - 15 March 2009

Location:
DegreeArt.com at the Empire, 30 Vyner Street, London, E2 9DQ.

 

Icelandic photographer Maria Kjartansdottir presents her first UK solo at the DegreeArt.com Gallery, Vyner Street London.

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03.03.2009

Nordic commitment to green growth

"The Nordic countries have every opportunity to be world leaders in innovative and climate-friendly energy. Investments in environmental technology and the sustainable use of energy resources will also create positive opportunities for growth," the Icelandic Prime Minister, Johanna Sigurdardottir, told a press conference held by the Nordic prime ministers on Thursday.
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27.02.2009

Newsletter - February 2009

Newsletter February 2008The Embassy has published a newsletter for February 2009.
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27.02.2009

Prime ministers unanimous in support of Iceland

The Nordic prime ministers fully support Iceland and are committed to helping the country out of its economic crisis, they told a press conference at the Blue Lagoon after their meeting on Thursday during the two-day Nordic Globalisation Forum.
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26.02.2009

Iceland will honor its obligations - Interview with Gylfi Magnusson, Minister for Business Affairs

Gylfi Magnússon, Iceland's Minister for Business Affairs, reiterates in an Interview with the German newspaper, die Welt, that the Icelandic Government will honour its legal obligations abroad; the assets of Kaupthing Edge in Germany will almost certainly be sufficient for paying off depositors.
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17.02.2009

Behind the Forms

Two Icelandic artists, Guðrún Benedikta and Helga Kristmundsdóttir, are exhibiting at the International Collective Exhibition of Contemporary Art to realize in "Chelsea Art Gallery", Old Town Hall, King's Road, London SW3 5EZ.

25 February to 6 March.

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17.02.2009

Hafdís Huld: New Album + Preview Gigs

Hafdís Huld will be playing some new songs live for the first time at the following shows in the UK:

Feb 25th – The Cellars, Eastney, Hampshire
March 11th – The Slaughtered Lamb (Electro Acoustic Club), London

www.myspace.com/hafdishuld

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17.02.2009

Blindfold Headline Winter Bush

London-based Icelandic rock quartet Blindfold are to play a headline gig at London’s Winter Bush Hall on Tuesday 17th February.
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17.02.2009

Karolina Larusdottir - Oil Paintings

Karolina Larusdottir exhibits at the Cambridge Contemporary Art gallery from 6-29 March 2009.
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12.02.2009

Icelandic Designer wins Forum Aid Prize

The Icelandic Designer Katrín Ólína was handed over the Forum Aid Prize earlier this week.
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09.02.2009

THE FUN PALACE - Making Things Public with Private Initiative. Art Spaces of the 21st Century: Creative Production, Performance, Display and Industry in Iceland

A symposium with leading Icelandic artists and curators will take place on 12 February 2009 at 10 a.m. at Phillips De Pury & Company, Howick Place, London SW1P 1BB
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05.02.2009

Stockfish products in the UK

Icelandic stockfish (dried fish) products can now be ordered online in the UK from Xilenz.
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03.02.2009

Newsletter - January/February 2009

The Embassy has published a newsletter for January/February 2009.
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02.02.2009

New Icelandic Government formed

A Government of the Social Democratic Alliance and the Left-Green Movement takes office today. It aims to assure an effective administration to carry out urgent measures, particularly for the benefit of households and business, for rebuilding the banking system, in the field of administrative reform and to carry out measures in favour of increased democracy.
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15.01.2009

The ICMP & Stiff Promotions present...MishMash! Featuring Hjaltalín, City Reverb, The Ark People and The Half Step Uncles

DATE: Friday 23rd January 2009
DOORS: 7.45pm
VENUE: Luminaire, London
TICKETS: £5 Concessions /£6 advance /£7 door

HJALTALíN

CITY REVERB

THE ARK PEOPLE

HALF STEP UNCLES

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24.11.2008

Celebration of Icelandic Independence - December 1st 2008

A cultural event to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Icelandic independence will take place at 19:00 on Monday, December 1st, at London’s Cadogan Hall. This celebration is under the auspices of The Icelandic Church in London, The Icelandic Society and The Icelandic Embassy. Admission is free.

 Send a note to london.rsvp3@mfa.is  or

tel: 020 7259 3980 to sign up for the celebration.

 

Icelanders and friends of Iceland in Britain! Let us show solidarity and let us all attend.

 

Cadogan Hall is in Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ. Nearest underground station is Sloane Square.

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20.11.2008

Hafdis Huld - new single out 24 Nov

Hafdis Huld’s new single is a cover version of the Sam Brown classic ‘Stop’ and gets a full worldwide digital release on 24 November.
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20.11.2008

No Network - Duggholufólkið - Barbican Children's Festival 2008

A spine chilling suspense and gripping adventure directed by Ari Kristinsson.

Click here for further information.

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17.11.2008

Agreed Guidelines Reached on Deposit Guarantees

Significant progress has been made towards solving the differences on the interpretation of legal obligations with respect to deposit guarantees in the European Economic Area.
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30.10.2008

The Faroe Islands Come to Iceland's Aid

Reykjavik, Iceland, 30 October 2008 - The Faroe Islands have offered Iceland a loan of DKK 300 million. The offer was presented at a meeting in Helsinki, Finland, where Icelandic, Faroese and other Nordic politicians and officials were attending the Nordic Council Session.

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27.10.2008

Blindfold at Brick Lane

The Icelandic UK-based band, Blindfold, are playing at 93 Feet East in London on Monday, 27 Oct. For details see:

www.myspace.com/theblindfold
www.ampop.co.uk/blindfold

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24.10.2008

Iceland Launches Economic Stabilisation Plan in Conjunction with IMF

The Icelandic Government has reached an agreement ad referendum with a mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on a comprehensive stabilisation program.

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24.10.2008

The Global Liquidity Crisis and the Economic Turmoil in Iceland

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has published the following basic facts about the Icelandic economy...

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23.10.2008

OLAFUR ARNALDS plus his string quartet

Monday 27 October @ The Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford. Coo presents a very special evening welcoming back to Oxford the mesmerising Icelandic musician OLAFUR ARNALDS plus his string quartet with tour support from emerging talent FINN and Oxford's breathtaking talent RICHARD WALTERS.

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15.10.2008

Business as Usual

From the Icelandic Tourist Board: While Iceland and most other countries are currently dealing with a serious financial crisis, business in Iceland is being conducted as usual. All services - including banking services – are functioning as on any other day. Hotels, restaurants, airlines, car rentals, currency exchange facilities, offices, shops, etc. are all open for normal business. Visitors can be assured that they will be treated with same friendly hospitality that Icelanders have become known for throughout the travel world.

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15.10.2008

The Consular Affairs Unit of the Ministry for Foreign Affair: Borgarathjonustan

The Consular Affairs Unit of the Ministry for Foreign Affair’s "Borgarathjonustan" is responsible for the safeguarding of the interests and safety of Icelandic citizen abroad. The unit can be reached throughout the year, 24 hours a day, under the phone number + 354 - 545 9900 or under the homepage: http://www.utanrikisraduneyti.is/borgarathjonusta.
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15.10.2008

Information center for the public, businesses and the media

Due to the special circumstances on the Icelandic financial markets the Government of Icelandic has decided to open an information center for the public, businesses and the media, both in Iceland and abroad.

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15.10.2008

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Please refer to the homepage of the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs - www.mfa.is - for updates and information from the Icelandic government and useful links.
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08.10.2008

Statement by the Prime Minister of Iceland

The Icelandic government appreciates that the British authorities are willing to step in and respond to the immediate concerns of depositors of Landsbankinn Icesave accounts.

 

The governments of the two countries will immediately review the matter in detail through official channels with a view to finding a mutually satisfactory solution.

 

It should also be highlighted that on Monday evening changes were made to the Act on the Depositors’ and Investors’ Guarantee Fund strengthening the position of depositors by giving them priority when allocating assets.

 

There is a good probability that the total assets of Landsbankinn will be sufficient to cover the deposits in IceSave.

 

The Icelandic g

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02.10.2008

Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships for 2009

Writers, translators and scholars (not university students) in the field of humanities from outside Iceland, are eligible to apply for this fellowship which enables a stay in Iceland for a period of at least three months in order to improve their knowledge of the Icelandic language, culture and society.

Applications by ordinary mail (no e-mail applications) should be sent no later than 31 October 2008 to the Sigurdur Nordal Institute in Iceland.

For further details see www.arnastofnun.is/english

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30.09.2008

Dreamland by Andri Snær published in the United Kingdom

An unconventional approach to such issues of development and the environment, Dreamland: A Self-Help Manual for a Frightened Nation, powerfully combines personal reflection and investigative exposé in a unique and fascinating look into the conflicted national psyche of contemporary Iceland.

On October 2nd at 5pm the author is giving a lecture in the festival of ideas, in Bristol's Reynolds Theatre - G25
Wills Memorial Building
University of Bristol
www.ideasfestival.co.uk

The renowned Icelandic musician Björk writes an introduction.

Further information: www.citizen-press.co.uk

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29.09.2008

Newsletter - September 2008

Newsletter February 2008The Embassy has published a newsletter for September 2008.
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17.09.2008

NICE08 - complemantary to LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL

NICE08 is the first Nordic Art and Culture Festival to take place in the UK. It sets the scene for long-term collaborations, exchanges, cultural and economic developments between the UK’s Northwest and the Nordic Countries.

Icelandic participants are Katrín Fridriks, Laufey Johansen and Hrafnkell Sigurðsson.

20th September - 30th November

Click here for more information

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17.09.2008

Book Launch: Project:Iceland

Project: Iceland is the first showcase of contemporary Icelandic art, fashion and musical talent and gives significant insight into this outstanding creative community through photography and interviews with key figures - a fantastic publication and intimate portrait of the vibrant scene in Iceland.

11th November

"Punk" club Soho Street, Soho Square, London W1

Click here for more information

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17.09.2008

Kling & Bang at the Frieze Art Fair

London, 16th-19th October

Kling & Bang, the artists collective from Iceland, will commemorate Sirkus, a Reykjavik bar, landmark, and hub of the alternative arts scene, which is due for demolition. Kling og Bang will save its facade and interior and re-erect it at the Frieze Art Fair, like a circus moving to another town. A zany nomadic act reflecting the drive of Icelandic art, producing a situation of one circus within another for artists to respond to.

Click here for more information

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15.09.2008

Iceland - Fire and Ice

An exhibition of photography, felt pieces, oil, acrylics, egg tempera, printmaking and stained/fused glass influenced by Icelandic landscape will be on display at the following locations in Kent throughout September and October.

Deal Library, Kent: 31st August - 25th September
Ashford Library, Kent: 10th October - 30th October

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08.09.2008

Short story from Iceland

A collection of short stories, elsewhere – stories from small town europe, has recently been published in the UK. It contains a story by the Icelandic author Gyrðir Elíasson among stories from other countries.

Publisher: Comma Press

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03.09.2008

Newsletter - July/August 2008

NewsletterThe Embassy has published a newsletter for July/August 2008.
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20.08.2008

Smorgasbord: Scandinavians in the Square

The Icelandic comedian Snorri Kristjansson, freshly back from his Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut, is among the Nordic comedians performing in Leicester Square Theatre 5th-8th October, 7.30pm, as part of The Big Joke comedy festival (featuring household names such as Joan Rivers and Roseanne Barr).

Booking details are available on: www.leicestersquaretheatre.com and at www.smorgasbord.kaylascomedy.co.uk.

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07.08.2008

Sigur Rós releases a new album - tours around Europe and the US, including UK and the Netherlands

Sigur Rós released their fifth album "Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust" ("With a buzz in our ears we play endlessly"), on June 23rd.

They will be following the release up with various shows in the UK and the Netherlands, among other countries, in November:

 

Nov 4th Tue - Wolverhampton, Wolves Civic SOLD OUT
Nov 5th Wed - Blackpool, Empress Ballroom
Nov 6th Thu - Glasgow, Academy

Nov 7th Fri - Bristol, Colston Hall SOLD OUT

Nov 8th Sat - Bournemouth, Solent Hall SOLD OUT

 

Nov 17th Mon - Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall

 

Nov 20th Thu - London, Alexandra Palace

Nov 21th Fri - London, Alexandra Palace


For tickets and furter info, visit http://www.sigurros.com

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07.08.2008

Ólafur Arnalds returns to London

ÓLAFUR ARNALDS
Saturday 25 October, 8pm
Union Chapel

Ólafur Arnalds returns to London after his stunning headline concert at the Barbican in June and a summer of touring in the UK and America.

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31.07.2008

Embassy closed - Mon. 4th Aug.

The Embassy of Iceland will be closed on Monday, 4th August, which is an Icelandic Bank Holiday.
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09.07.2008

Blindfold @ The Roundhouse

Upcoming Icelandic Londoners' Blindfold, whos' music has been likened to RadioHead and Sigur Ros, play an exclusive show featuring their upcoming album featuring singles 'Sad Face' & 'Faking Dreams' as well as tracks from their critically acclaimed debut album.

July 11th 2008 7.30pm
The Roundhouse. Camden. NW1
www.blindfoldmusic.co.uk

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07.07.2008

Halldór Guðmundsson and Sjón at The Edinburgh International Book festival

Every August, Charlotte Square in the heart of historic Edinburgh, the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, becomes the home to the Edinburgh International Book Festival. This year, from 9 – 25 August, the Book Festival will play host to authors, playwrights, poets, politicians, journalists and thinkers from around the world.

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07.07.2008

Iceland Meets Scotland in The Arches, Glasgow

‘SEYDISFJ R U ’ is a site specific installation produced by artists Mhari Baxter and Melissa MacRobert as a result of their joint residency at Skaftfell Cultural Centre in Iceland last year.

Expanding from their previous exhibition in Edinburgh’s Old Town in March this year, the artists will present a series of light boxes in The Arches, Glasgow.

(http://www.thearches.co.uk/Seydisfj-r-u.htm)

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01.07.2008

Newsletter - June 2008

Newsletter February 2008The Embassy has published a newsletter for June 2008.

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26.06.2008

Björk and Sigur Rós Team Up For Náttúra Concert

On June 28th, 2008 Icelandic superstars Björk and Sigur Rós will team up to perform a free concert in their hometown of Reykjavik. The Náttúra concert is a bid to raise awareness of the destruction of Iceland's natural landscape, and will feature other enviornmentally-aware artists such as fellow Icelander Ólöf Arnalds. The concert will be webcast live from from 5pm to 10pm GMT on Nat Geo Music.

Click here for more information.

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16.06.2008

OLAFUR ARNALDS and yndi halda

Ólafur Arnalds is a young Icelandic musician whose music has been described as “beautiful in the same way the arctic is”.

Mixing strings with loops, ambiance, electronics and beats Arnalds combines classical instrumentation with an indierock aesthetic that draws comparison to Sigur Ros.

Click here for more information.

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04.06.2008

The musical 'Love' by Gísli Örn Gardarsson and Vikingur Kristjánsson

Following the spine-tingling, sell-out Metamorphosis, Iceland’s coolest theatre company return with a heart-warming love story. Set in an old people’s home – think Romeo and Juliet in reverse – Love is a romantic musical with a professional cast and a chorus of local senior citizens singing songs by popular artists. Who says romance has an age limit?

For further details and tickets, visit http://offwestend.com/index.php/plays/view/1702

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04.06.2008

Olafur Sigurdarson baritone in the UK this summer

Icelandic baritone Olafur Sigurdarson can be seen in the UK this summer at Grange Park Opera, The Hampton Court Festival and at Opera Holland Park.
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28.05.2008

Newsletter

Newsletter February 2008The Embassy has published a newsletter for May_2008.
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27.05.2008

REYKJAVÍK ARTS FESTIVAL

May 15-June 5, 2008

REYKJAVÍK ARTS FESTIVAL Announces New Visual and Performing Arts Programs for 2008 Including Experiment Marathon Reykjavík at the Reykjavík Art Museum curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist in collaboration with Ólafur Elíasson

Further information:

www.cia.is

www.artnews.is

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22.05.2008

Is Iceland the happiest place on the planet, and what can we learn from it?

Click here to read an article about Iceland published in the Independent, 22nd May 2008
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20.05.2008

Mugiboogie Launches in London

Mugison is a naval hero!Icelandic superstar Mugison will officially launch his new album “Mugiboogie” in the UK on May 22nd, 2008. “Mugiboogie” has already become the best selling album in Mugi’s homeland, shifting over 10,000 copies to date, and is expected to make big noise internationally. The launch party – arranged in conjunction with IMX - will take place at the Corsica Studios, SE London. Mugi plays at 9.50 for one hour - expect some heavy-duty rock & roll.


www.mugison.com

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13.05.2008

Valgeir Sigurdsson at Soho's House of St Barnabas

Reykjavik Nights, the UK's only dedicated Icelandic club night, is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Bedroom Community record label in putting on a very special concert - Valgeir Sigurdsson at Soho's House of St Barnabas on Friday 16th May. The event is kindly support by Reykjavik City.
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25.04.2008

Embassy Newsletter

The Embassy has published a newsletter for April 2008.
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21.04.2008

Hampton Court Festival

Icelandic singers Gardar Thor Cortes and Olafur Sigurdarson will perform in the opera Carmen as part of the Hampton Court Festival, Thursday 5th June 2008.

www.hamptoncourtfestival.com

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09.04.2008

Eurovision Preview Party

The biggest ever Eurovision Song Contest party will take place at London's Scala nightclub on Friday 25th April. Paul Oscar, who previously represented Iceland at the competition will perform live and Iceland's current entry Euroband will also be there. www.ukeurovision.com

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09.04.2008

The Egill Skallagrimsson Fund

The Egill Skallagrimsson Fund is a registered charity in Britain under the auspices of the Embassy of Iceland, providing grants for artistic endeavours which promote the culture and art of Iceland in the UK. Click here for further details and application info.

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31.03.2008

Embassy Newsletter

The Embassy has published its Newsletter for March_2008.
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31.03.2008

ICEHORSES 2008

Britain’s first IceTölt competition (Icelandic Horses competing on ice) is to be held at Basingstoke’s Planet Ice on Saturday 19th April 2008 at 6pm. Tickets are now on sale (Tel: 01256 355 266).  www.icetolt.co.uk

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31.03.2008

The Classical BRIT Awards 2008

Icelandic tenor Gardar Thor Cortes has been nominated for Album of the Year in the Classical BRIT Awards 2008. Click here to vote online for his album Cortes.

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26.03.2008

Sjón - Free the Word!

Icelandic author and poet Sjón will be speaking at the Royal Festival Hall in London's Southbank Centre on Saturday 12 April, as part of International PEN's celebration of world literature - Free the Word!

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13.03.2008

Eliza - New Single

Icelandic singer-songwriter Eliza's new single Change my name / Return to me is out now on digital download and is available to buy from all major download stores. www.myspace.com/elizanewman

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12.03.2008

Björk UK Tour

Björk and her band will be on tour around the UK in April and May 2008.

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03.03.2008

Amsterdam Þorrablót

The Icelandic Society in the Netherlands hosts its annual Þorrablót (Icelandic midwinter feast) on Saturday 8th March 2008, at De Amstelzaal in Amsterdam. For further information click here.

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29.02.2008

Embassy Newsletter

The Embassy has published its Newsletter for February 2008.
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13.02.2008

KK & Ellen Kristjánsdóttir - London Concert

The well-known Icelandic troubadour KK and his sister Ellen Kristjánsdóttir will hold a concert at the Swedish Church in London on Sunday 9th of March.

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12.02.2008

Sigridur Osk Kristjansdottir

The Icelandic mezzo soprano Sigridur Osk Kristjansdottir will be giving a recital at St. Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square London, on Friday 15th of February at 1pm. Entry is free of charge.

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05.02.2008

Nordic Translation Conference

The Nordic Translation Conference will take place 6th-8th March 2008 at the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies in London. The first conference of its kind, it will focus solely on the Nordic languages and their translation.

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05.02.2008

London Þorrablót

The Icelandic Society in London hosts its annual Þorrablót (Icelandic midwinter feast) on Saturday 1st March 2008, at the Millennium Hotel London Mayfair. Please see www.ifelag.co.uk for further information.

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01.02.2008

Embassy Newsletter

The Embassy has published its Newsletter January 2008.
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01.02.2008

Icelandic Band Dýrðin in London

Icelandic Band Dýrðin plays at the Spice of Life Club in Soho on 1st February and at the Grosvenor on the 2nd of February 2008. www.myspace.com/dyrdin

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25.01.2008

Pétur Tryggvi at the V&A

Icelandic gold and silversmith Pétur Tryggvi exhibits his work at the Collect art fair at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, 25-29 January 2008.

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21.01.2008

Vesturport at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, adapted and directed by Garðar Örn Gíslason and David Farr, music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.
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17.01.2008

Actress Vala Ómarsdóttir at the Camden People´s Theatre.

Icelandic actress Vala Ómarsdóttir performs in the play Exile at the Camden People´s Theatre.
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14.01.2008

Jónas Guðmundsson at Wigmore-Hall

Icelandic tenor Jónas Guðmundsson, with young artists from the Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto, celebrates Sir Georg Solti, Music for the Maestro, Sunday 20th January 2008, 7.30pm at Wigmore-Hall. www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

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13.12.2007

Embassy Newsletter

The Embassy has published its Newsletter for December 2007.
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13.12.2007

Embassy Newsletter

The Embassy has published its Newsletter for November 2007.
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10.12.2007

Finnur Bjarnason at De Nederlandse Opera

Renowned Icelandic tenor Finnur Bjarnason performs the role of Castor in the opera Castor and Pollux, a De Nederlandse Opera production, from Friday 18th January 2008 at the Het Muziektheater in Amsterdam.

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10.12.2007

Katrín Friðriks Exhibition at DCK, London

Icelandic artist Katrín Friðriks’ exhibition FACEBOOKER is at the Design Centre Knightsbridge in London until 14th January 2008. Katrin, an Icelandic artist living in Paris, has received much praise for her work in France, Germany and Iceland and is now on show in the UK for the first time.

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10.12.2007

Icelandic Christmas Service - 23rd December 2007

On the 23rd of December there will be a Christmas Service for the Icelandic congregation in London at 3pm in the Swedish church on Harcourt Street (nearest tube station Edgware Road). The Church's Christmas choir will be singing at the event and Rev. Sigurður Arnason will be preaching and leading the service.

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21.11.2007

Salute to Iceland at Leighton House

On Monday 3rd December 2007 at Leighton House Museum, Icelandic musicians of the Valley Group will preform Iceland´s most beloved romantic poems by Jonas Hallgrímsson set to music by the composer Atli Heimir Sveinsson.

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15.11.2007

ICE 2007 - Liverpool

Launching in Liverpool at the end of November as a prelude to the City's year-long 800th birthday celebrations, ICE 2007 will be a four day festival of Icelandic culture...

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14.11.2007

Foreign Minister adresses Althingi

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Mrs Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladótir, has delivered her first foreign policy speech to Althingi, the Parliament of Iceland. In her address, Ms. Gísladóttir discussed Iceland's foreign policy challenges with a special focus on Iceland's role in a globalized world.

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09.11.2007

Elíza at London's Heavenly Social

Promoting the UK release of her new album Empire Fall , Icelandic singer-songwriter Elíza Geirsdóttir performs at London's Heavenly Social on 12th November 2007. www.myspace.com/elizanewman

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05.11.2007

Embassy Newsletter

The Embassy has published its newsletter for October 2007.

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24.10.2007

Sigur Rós: Heima the UK premiere at the Cecil Sharp House on the 24th October 2007

The film is directed by Dean de Blois. Before the show starts Sigur Rós will perform.
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23.10.2007

Lay Low UK Tour

Icelandic singer Lay Low will be on tour in the UK, 20th-29th November 2007, along with Sapmi band Adjágas. Lay Low, who won Best Female Singer and Best Album at the 2006 Icelandic Music Awards, draws on the essence of blues, country and rock.

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22.10.2007

Ólafur Arnalds on Tour

Ólafur and his string quartet will be performing live on tour around the UK in December. www.olafurarnalds.com

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09.10.2007

In the city Festival - Icelandic Showcase Night 22 October 2007

Two Icelandic bands, Dikta and Skátar and Icelandic singer songwriter Kira Kira will perform at the annual “In the City Festival” in Manchester
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08.10.2007

Helga Windle Art Exhibition

Iceland born Helga Windle will be showing work at Chelsea Town Hall, Kings Road, London from 29 October to 5 November. Further information: www.helgawindle.co.uk
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04.10.2007

The Snorri Sturluson Grant Open for Application

The Snorri Sturluson grant is now open for application, the deadline for applications is the 1st of November 2007. for further info see: www.nordal.hi.is

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03.10.2007

Elín Hansdóttir at the Frieze Art Fair

Icelandic artist Elín Hansdóttir is one of six artists collaborating in the "Frieze Project", an annual event in relation with the Frieze Art Fair, 11-14 October 2007. Elín's work presents a light installation that transforms the entrance to the fair. The other artist's partisipating are Richard Prince, Kris Martin, Gianni Motti, Lara Faverotto og Janice Kerbel. For further information please visit www.friezeartfair.com

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03.10.2007

Anna Gudjonsdottir at Studio 1.1

In the exhibition "The Thinnest Door I´ve ever Sold" Icelandic painter Anna Guðjónsdóttir collaborates with two other artists, painter Helen Appel from the UK and german sculptor Simon Logan. The exhibition is at Studio 1.1. for further info visit: www.naimad.co.uk/studio1-1

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27.09.2007

Embassy Newsletter

The Embassy has published its newsletter for September_2007.

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19.09.2007

Iceland comes to Aberfoyle

Icelandic chefs and the country and western band Baggalútur will be special guests at the Aberfoyle International Mushroom Festival, held in Aberfoyle, Scotland Thursday 18.- Sunday 21. October 2007. More information at www.visitaberfoyle.com

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18.09.2007

Reykjavik Nights in London

Reykjavik Nights in London, featuring  Hafdis Huld, Jan Mayen and Motion Boys promotes the Iceland Airwaves festival to British music lovers, on Wednesday 26th September at Luminaire London.

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17.09.2007

Jónas Guðmundsson at the Lilian Baylis Theatre.

Icelandic opera singer Jónas Guðmundsson is performing in the oprea Capuleti e I Montecchi by Bellini in the Lilian Baylis Theatre on September 23rd.
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14.09.2007

Amiina's UK & Ireland Tour

The Icelandic band Amiina will be visiting the United Kingdom and Ireland this October as a part of their European tour.
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12.09.2007

Garðar Thor Cortes at the Barbican Centre

Cortes will perform his debut solo concert at the Barbican Centre on Wednesday 26th September.
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06.09.2007

Embassy Newsletter

The Embassy has published its Newsletter for June and July 2007.
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06.09.2007

Embassy Newsletter

The Embassy has published its Newsletter for August 2007.
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24.08.2007

Reykjavík Jazz Festival 2007

The 18th Reykjavik Jazz Festival will be held in the Icelandic capital between August 29th and September 1st 2007. www.jazz.is

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25.07.2007

Olafur Sigurdarson @ Opera Holland Park

Icelandic baritone Olafur Sigurdarson will be performing the role of Manfredo in L’amore dei tre Re with the City of London Sinfonia and the Opera Holland Park chorus in July and August.

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25.07.2007

ICE07 - Liverpool

Launching in Liverpool this November, ICE 2007 will be a four day festival of Icelandic culture, as part of the City's year-long 800th birthday celebrations. The website www.ice07.org has now been launched.

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23.07.2007

Garðar Thór Cortes - New Single

Garðar Thór releases a new single Hunting High & Low on July 23rd. The song was originally released by A-ha. The single includes a previously unreleased track.

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23.07.2007

Hreinn Friðfinnsson at Serpentine Gallery

One of Iceland's leading conceptual artists, Hreinn Friðfinnsson, has opened an exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park.
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11.06.2007

FUNI on tour in England

Icelandic/English duo FUNI (Bára Grímsdóttir and Chris Foster) will be on tour in England in June 2007, playing traditional songs from Iceland and England...

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07.06.2007

Embassy Newsletter

The Embassy has published its Newsletter for May 2007.
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08.05.2007

amiina Live in London

Icelandic quartet amiina will be performing at the Southbank Centre's Purcell Room, Thursday 17th May 2007.
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02.05.2007

Dr Bragi now available in the UK

Icelandic skincare product Dr Bragi is now available in the UK. Dr Bragi Age Management Marine Enzyme is a new skincare treament developed using a totally unique and patented Penzyme formulation from Iceland...

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02.05.2007

Reykjavik Nights in London

Reykjavik Nights is a club night celebrating the success of Icelandic music in the UK club scene at the Luminaire in London, June 17th 2007. Icelandic party band Trabant are headlining with support from Æla.

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02.05.2007

Embassy Newsletter

The Embassy has published its Newsletter for April 2007.

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26.04.2007

Eat London

Illugi Eysteinsson will participate in Eat London this weekend, where artists come together and recreate London, with food!

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25.04.2007

Embassy Newsletter

The Embassy has published its Newsletter for March 2007.

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18.04.2007

Björk in Amsterdam

Björk will be holding a concert in Amsterdam on July 8th at the Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek. Further information can be found at www.mojo.nl Tickets: www.ticketmaster.nl

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17.04.2007

Garðar Thor Cortes

Garðar Thor will be taking part in a gala evening at The Hampton Court Festival on June 16th.

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29.03.2007

Alþingiskosningar 2007

Utankjörfundaratkvæðagreiðsla er hafin í sendiráði Íslands í London og er kosið á opnunartíma sendiráðsins 09:30 -16:00.

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27.03.2007

Re-Granting of Icelandic Citizenship

The Ministry of Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs draws attention to the fact that the deadline for applying for the re-granting of Icelandic citizenship is 1 July 2007.

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14.03.2007

A Journey to Iceland

Two of Iceland's most exciting young musicians perform works by Icelandic composers that illuminate Iceland and its dynamic elements in Oxford, Wednesday 28 March & London, Thursday 29 March 2007.

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12.03.2007

Embassy Newsletter

The Embassy has published its Newsletter for February 2007.

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12.03.2007

Embassy Newsletter

The Embassy has published its Newsletter for January 2007.

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09.03.2007

Sophia Rizvi - Fara og Koma/Coming & Going

An artist's journey in Iceland - Sophia Rizvi's exhibition Fara og Koma / Coming & Going is at the SW1 Gallery, London, 22 March - 21 April 2007. There will be a special Celebration of Iceland evening at the gallery, Monday 16 April 2007.

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28.02.2007

Peer Gynt Sold Out!

The National Theatre of Iceland's production of Peer Gynt is now completely sold out at The Barbican Centre!

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26.02.2007

Gus Gus - Forever

Icelandic electronic band Gus Gus have just released their 5th studio album Forever in the United Kingdom. They will be performing live at Glastonbury in June.

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26.02.2007

Garðar Thor's Barbican concert postponed

Garðar Thor's concert at the Barbican Center, which was scheduled for 2nd March has been postponed due to unforseen circumstances.
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21.02.2007

Jakobínarína touring the UK

Icelandic band Jakobínarína are currently touring in the United Kingdom. For further information about dates and venues please visit www.myspace.com/jakobinarina
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15.02.2007

Hafdis Huld - Pop Album of The Year

Hafdis Huld's debut album Dirty Paper Cup has won the Pop Album of The Year at the Icelandic Music Awards. Her new single Diamonds on My Belly is out in the UK on 19th March 2007.

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14.02.2007

Icelandic Spirit - The Films of Baltasar Kormákur

The Barbican Center will screen two of the Icelandic director's films on Saturday 10. March.
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24.01.2007

Garðar Thor at the Barbican Centre

Icelandic tenor Garðar Thor Cortes will perform his first UK solo concert at the Barbican Centre on 2nd March.

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24.01.2007

Icelandic Scholarships

The deadline for the Icelandic Government's Scholarships for Icelandic Studies 2007-2008 is April 1st 2007.

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19.01.2007

Embassy Newsletter

The Embassy has published its Newsletter for December 2006.
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16.01.2007

ft:07 Winter Open

An exhibition by this year's resident artists of Florence Trust Studios and Open Studio, including Icelandic artist Guðrún Sigríður Haraldsdóttir, 27-28 January 2007.

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11.01.2007

Dikta - Live in London

Icelandic band Dikta will be 'Hunting for Happiness', playing at the Hope & Anchor, Islington, Thursday 11 January and at the Brixton Windmill, Wednesday 17 January 2007.

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11.01.2007

Sigridur Osk Kristjansdottir

Icelandic Mezzo-Soprano Sigríður Ósk Kristjánsdóttir will be singing in the Brandenburg Sinfonia's Mozart Requiem by candlelight, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London Thursday 25 January at 7.30pm.

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04.01.2007

Dark Horse - Dagur Kári

The latest film from Icelandic filmmaker Dagur Kári, Dark Horse, is on exclusive release at Ciné lumière, Institut français London, 5th - 11th January 2007.

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06.12.2006

Icelandic Band takes on the World

Icelandic band Perla will be competing at the Global Battle of the Bands at the London Astoria on Tuesday 12th December 2006.

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01.12.2006

Embassy Newsletter

The Embassy has published its Newsletter for November 2006.
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01.12.2006

Embassy Newsletter

The Embassy has published its Newsletter for October 2006.

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29.11.2006

Icelandic Independence Day Celebrations

The Icelandic Society celebrates Independence Day at the Icelandic Embassy in London on Saturday 2nd December 2006 from 4pm. The programme includes presentations of work by a playwright, filmmakers and musicians.

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27.11.2006

Ólöf Björnsdóttir at Stephen Lawrence Gallery's TRACE

A new exhibition at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich. November 15th to December 6th 2006.

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16.11.2006

Garðar Thor Cortes on UK tour

Garðar Thor Cortes is currently touring the United Kingdom with Katherine Jenkins. For further information regarding dates and locations please visit www.katherinejenkins.com. Please note that Garðar Thor will take part in all her scheduled concerts on this tour.

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09.11.2006

Alþingiskosningar 2007 - Parliamentary Elections 2007

Athygli Íslendinga er vakin á fréttatilkynningu dóms- og kirkjumálaráðuneytisins varðandi kosningarétt íslenskra ríkisborgara sem búsettir hafa verið erlendis lengur en 8 ár.

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03.11.2006

Porvoo Anniversary Celebration

There will be a gathering at Southwark Cathedral on 25th November at 12:00 to celebrate the anniversary of The Porvoo Common Statement, an agreement between Nordic, Baltic, British and Irish churches.

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24.10.2006

1,200 Miles - An Evening of New Icelandic Music

London's The Luminaire presents 1,200 Miles, an evening of new Icelandic music featuring Benni Hemm Hemm, Flís, Paul Lydon and DJ Apfelblut, Sunday 26th November 2006.

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24.10.2006

Hafdis Huld on Tour

The coolest thing to come out of Iceland this year, Hafdis Huld is on tour in England October 24th - December 4th 2006. Her album 'Dirty Paper Cup' is described as fresh, funny, odd, seductive, Icelandic and above all, great pop music.

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20.10.2006

Kitchen Motors - UK Tour

Bringing deliciously hypnotic music from Reykjavik, Kitchen Motors is an Icelandic artists' collective on their first major UK tour. They will be performing during November in Norwich, Huddersfield, North Yorkshire, Oxford, London & Brighton.

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19.10.2006

Icelandic Christmas Carols

Tickets are now available for an evening of Icelandic Christmas Carols, featuring Icelandic opera singers and the Icelandic Church Choir on Monday 4th December 2006 at Leighton House Museum, London.

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17.10.2006

Iceland in the City - Manchester

Iceland in the City is a free showcase of Icelandic music at the Life Cafe Manchester, Tuesday 31st October. Artists performing are Eliza, Olof Arnalds, My summer as a salvation soldier, Mammut and Ulpa.

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17.10.2006

Cold, Cold Heart: Video & Performance Art

A weekend of video and performance art from Nordic countries at the Courtauld Institute and Somerset House begins with a conference on Friday 20 October. Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson will be participating.

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11.10.2006

Garðar Thór Cortes - UK Concert

Icelandic tenor Gardar Thor Cortes will be performing with classical singer Katherine Jenkins at Croydon's Fairfield Hall, Monday 23rd October 2006.

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10.10.2006

Embassy Newsletter

The Embassy had published its Newsletter for September 2006.
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10.10.2006

amiina on Tour

Icelandic band amiina will perform at the Arts Theatre London, 18th October 2006, as part of a tour around Europe and the USA.

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13.09.2006

Vesturport's Metamorphosis opens at Lyrics Hammersmith Theater

Vesturport with yet another performance in the United Kingdom: 28 September - 28 October 2006.

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13.09.2006

Hugleikur Dagson's book published in UK

Penguin are publishing Hugleikur Dagsson’s groundbreaking work Should You Be Laughing At This? in November 2006.

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11.09.2006

Nordic Art Design and Ólafur Elíasson

Art Happens presents an exciting and unique sneak preview to Christie’s newest concept sale, Nordic Art & Design.

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01.09.2006

Brian Griffin - The Water People

This exhibition by Britain's greatest living portrait photographer presents the mythic tale of an expedition across Iceland's epic landscape in search of The Water People. Cafe Gallery, Southwark Park, London: 20 September - 29 October, 2006.

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23.08.2006

Beowulf & Grendel Film Screening

Beowulf & Grendel will be shown at the Phoenix Cinema in London on Saturday 9th September 2006 at 3.45pm. Filmed in stunning Icelandic landscapes, this is the first screening of the film in mainland UK.

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18.08.2006

A Taste of Iceland Airwaves in London

The Iceland Airwaves Festival presents a preview night at Kings College London on 12th September 2006, featuring Icelandic Band Jakobinarina.

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18.08.2006

Icelandic Soprano in British Youth Opera Production

Sigríður Ósk Kristjánsdóttir will be singing the role of Filipyevna in Eugene Onegin as part of the British Youth Opera's 20th Anniversary Season at London's Peacock Theatre - 9th, 13th & 15th September 2006.

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09.08.2006

New Minister for Foreign Affairs

Former Minister of Industry and Commerce, Mrs.Valgerður Sverrisdóttir, took office today as Minister for Foreign Affairs. Former Foreign Minister Mr. Geir H. Haarde, took office today as Prime Minister.
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01.08.2006

Embassy Newsletter

The Embassy has published its Newsletter for July 2006.
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27.07.2006

Memoirs of an Icelandic Bookworm

This new book by Jóna E. Hammer is a first-hand and humorous account of Icelandic culture and an Icelandic childhood. The writer's memoirs are presented alongside colourful Icelandic folktales.

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26.07.2006

Steinunn Þórarinsdóttir

New work from Icelandic artist Steinunn Thorarinsdottir can be seen at an exhibition of contemporary sculpture 24 July - 31 August 2006 at Osborne Samuel Gallery, London. www.osbornesamuel.com

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26.07.2006

Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships

The Sigurður Nordal Institute invites applications from foreign writers, translators and scholars for the 2007 Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships.

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28.06.2006

Embassy Newsletter

The Embassy has published its Newsletter for June 2006.
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20.06.2006

Let Us Be True

Jon Gunnar Thordarson's 'Ode to the Sea', a tragic tale about lovers on an Icelandic island, will be performed as part of two one-act plays at the Cochrane Theatre, London, June 22nd - 24th 2006

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20.06.2006

'Constructing Spectacle' Exhibition

Final year work by BCUC Spatial Design students, including a project based on a visit to Iceland, will be exhibited from 20th June - 2nd July at the V&A Theatre Museum in Covent Garden, London.

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15.06.2006

Iceland National Day Celebrations - 17th June

The National Day of Iceland will be celebrated on Saturday 17th June at St Luke's Church, Sydney Street, London SW3 from 2pm.
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12.06.2006

Embassy Newsletter

The Embassy has published its Newsletter for May 2006.
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07.06.2006

Olafur Sigurdarson in Rigoletto

Icelandic baritone Olafur Kjartan Sigurdarson will be singing as Rigoletto in the new opera production of Verdi's masterpiece, with the City of London Sinfonia and the Opera Holland Park chorus in July and August.

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18.05.2006

New Icelandic Passports

As of May 17th 2006 all Icelandic Passports are issued in Iceland. In July 2006, Icelandic Citizens can apply for the new Icelandic Biometric Passports at the Embassy in London. Icelandic Consulates can not accept applications for Icelandic Passports as of May 17th, 2006.

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17.05.2006

'Intimate Experiences' Exhibition 12 May - 17 June 2006

BISCHOFF/WEISS is pleased to present the opening of 'Intimate Experiences', an exhibition including new video and photographic works by Icelandic artist Hildur Margrétardóttir.
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17.05.2006

Vesturport's Woyzeck at the Barbican 5th-15th July 2006

Iceland’s most inventive young theatre company, Vesturport return by popular demand with this daring and imaginative adaptation of Georg Büchner’s 1837 masterpiece at the Barbican Theatre www.barbican.org.uk

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17.05.2006

Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson - Blond Professions Art Exhibition

St John's Church, Notting Hill 18th May-28th June
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04.05.2006

Embassy Newsletter

The embassy has published its newsletter for April 2006.
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28.02.2006

Embassy Newsletter

The embassy has published its newsletter for February 2006.

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30.01.2006

Embassy Newsletter

The embassy has published its newsletter for January 2006.

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30.01.2006

'Pure Iceland' event Wednesday 1 February 2006

Scientists gather at the Dana Centre to reveal what Iceland can tell us about the future of climate change. The Dana Centre stages accompanying programme to the 'Pure Iceland' exhibition.
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30.01.2006

'Pure Iceland' exhibition opens at the Science Museum

On 20 January 2006 the Science Museum opened 'Pure Iceland' a new exhibition exploring the peculiar geography and weather conditions of Iceland and how the country is using its natural resources to power itself and protect the environment

www.pureiceland.org.uk

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25.01.2006

SURF by Jón Atli Jónasson - Rehearsed play reading

Wednesday 15 February 8pm, The Bush Theatre, Shephards Bush Green London W12.

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25.01.2006

Yael Asher and Lara Stefansdottir present The Existence of Space in Dreams

artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner North Finchley, London, N12 0GA Wednesday 8 February 7.30pm

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16.12.2005

Embassy Newsletter

The embassy has published its newsletter for December 2005.
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09.12.2005

Screaming Masterpiece at the Curzon Soho - December 16th

Soda Pictures, One Little Indian Records and Reyka Vodka present Screaming Masterpiece and Celebration of Iceland Evening. Curzon Soho, Friday 16th December, from 6:40pm prompt. Tickets cost £8.50. For further info and bookings please call 020 7734 2255.
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23.11.2005

Icelandic Independence Day (1 December) celebrated 26.11.2005

At the Embassy of Iceland at 15:00
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07.11.2005

Embassy Newsletter

The embassy has published it's newsletter for November 2005.
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13.10.2005

Icelandic Artist, Margret Gudnadottir, at Chelsea Craft Fair London 18-23 October 2005

Europe's Finest Crafts Fair at Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road London SW3, 11-16 October and 18-23 October, Tuesdays-Fridays 11:00-20:00, Saturdays and Sundays 10:00-18:00.
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07.10.2005

Embassy Newsletter

The embassy has published it's newsletter for October 2005.
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20.09.2005

Icelandic/Danish Film on London Film Festival

"Dark Horse (Voksne Mennesker)", Director Dagur Kári

20.10.2005 at Odeon West End Leicester Square at 13:30 and 18:30.

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20.09.2005

Daniel Ágúst at ICA London 05.10.2005

One Little Indian at the ICA: featuring Daníel Ágúst, Songdog, HK119 and Fluke, Wed 05 Oct 2005 at 19:30.
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15.09.2005

Sigur Rós in Concert

at the Brixton Academy on 3 November.
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09.09.2005

Embassy Newsletter

The embassy has published it's newsletter for August/September 2005.

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21.07.2005

The Beautiful World of Icelandic Songs

Performance by Sigurður Bragason, Baritone, and Hjálmur Sighvatsson, Piano.
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21.07.2005

Vesturport Theatre performs "Woyzeck"

as part of the Young Vic Young Genius Season at the Barbican.
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01.07.2005

Olafur Kjartan Sigurdarson in Andrea Chénier

Mr Olafur Kjartan Sigurdarson, baritone, will be singing the role of Gerard in the opera Andrea Chénier by Umbero Giordano, at the Opera Holland Park in London.

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01.07.2005

Embassy Newsletter

The embassy has published it's newsletter for June 2005.

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29.06.2005

Sculpture in the Garden

A celebration of the Royal British Society of Sculptors Centenary.

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29.06.2005

Augnablik - The Blink of an Eye

The Icelandic artist Hildur Margretardottir takes part in this exhibition Thursday 30 June - Sunday 3 July.

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15.06.2005

Blue Planet by Andri Snaer Magnason

Playreading at The Cochrane Theatre 22 June at 12:00.

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06.06.2005

Macbeth

Mr. Ólafur Kjartan Sigurdarson, baritone, will perform the lead role in the opera Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi, based on the tragedy by William Shakespeare, at the Opera Holland Park in London on several performances in June, starting on the 7th.

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06.06.2005

The Little Green Swallow - British Premiere

The Guildhall School’s 2005 summer term’s opera production will be the British premiere of an opera by Jonathan Dove, which was commissioned by Musica Nel Chiostro to mark the 20th anniversary of the Batignano Festival in 1994.
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06.06.2005

Icelandic Dancing in London

Choreographer/dancer Erna Ómarsdóttir presents a stunning solo accompanied by live music by fellow Reykjavík resident Jóhann Jóhannsson at the Robin Howard Dance Theatre.
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02.06.2005

Emiliana Torrini and Jaguar perform in the UK

The Tate Britain Gallery will host an acoustic performance of intimate and atmospheric songs from Emiliana Torrini on 3 June.
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02.06.2005

A Recital in Leighton House

Mrs. Björg Þórhallsdóttir, soprano, Mrs. Þórhildur Björnsdóttir, piano, and Mr. Hjörleifur Valsson, violin, will perform at a recital in Leighton House Museum, Holland Park Road, London, on 14 June.
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01.06.2005

Embassy Newsletter

The embassy has published it's newsletter for May 2005.
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26.05.2005

Scandinavian Design

An exhibition, “Scandinavian Design – Beyond the Myth”, which is a travelling exhibition commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers, will be open at the Lighthouse Gallery in Glasgow from 19 June to 29 August.
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26.05.2005

Icelandic Horse Show

The Icelandic Horse Society of Great Britain is hosting its annual championship show on 11-12 June at Hedge End Farm, Winterbourne Stickland, Blandford in Dorset, South West England.

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26.05.2005

Iceland's National Day

The Icelandic Society in London is celebrating the national day of Iceland, 17 June, in St. Paul’s Church in Covent Garden on 12 June.
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27.04.2005

Embassy Newsletter

The embassy has published it's newsletter for March/April 2005.
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18.03.2005

Studmenn in Cinema/ Stuðmenn í bíó

On Good Friday 25 March, 11:30 am and 2:30 pm/ 25. mars, föstudaginn langa klukkan 11:30 og 14:30.
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03.03.2005

Embassy Newsletter

The embassy has published it's newsletter for January/February 2005.
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25.02.2005

Mass service in London / Guðsþjónusta í London

On Easter Day, Sunday 27 March, at 3.00 pm. / Á páskadag, 27. mars nk., kl. 15.00.
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25.02.2005

Studmenn in London / Stuðmenn í London

In Royal Albert Hall on 24 March. / Í Royal Albert Hall á skírdag, 24. mars. nk.
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25.02.2005

Exhibition by Tolli / Málverkasýning Tolla

In The Air Gallery, 32 Dover Street, London W1S 4NE, in March. / Í The Air Gallery, 32 Dover Street, London W1S 4NE, í marsmánuði.
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25.02.2005

Exhibition by painter Karólína Lárusdóttir / Málverkasýning Karólínu Lárusdóttur

In Cambridge Contemporary Art from 4-26 March. / Í Cambridge Contemporary Art listhúsinu dagana 4.-26. mars nk.
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10.02.2005

Embassy Newsletter

The embassy has published it's newsletter for November 2004.
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10.02.2005

Embassy Newsletter

The embassy has published it's newsletter for December 2004.
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