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.

The former President of Iceland, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, will be the evening’s keynote speaker. A rich and varied programme will be presented, with diverse contributions from Icelandic artists from near and far.

All Icelanders and Iceland’s well-wishers are urged to set this evening aside to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Iceland’s independence in this difficult and troublesome period in her history.

Admission is free.

Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, former President of Iceland

Ólafur Kjartan Sigurðarson, baritone and Vovka Stefán Ashkenazy, piano

The Icelandic Choir in London, conductor Þóra Hallgrímsdóttir

The Icelandic singer Lay Low

The Faroese singer Eivör Pálsdóttir

Contributions from two young Icelanders Kristine Erwin and Hlynur Sveinbjörnsson

Gunnar Cauthery and Ragnheiður Guðmundsdóttir read Icelandic poetry

Children 8 years and older welcome.The dress code is smart casual

 Icelanders and friends of Iceland in Britain!

Let us show solidarity and let us all attend.

Send a note to london.rsvp3@mfa.is or tel: 020 7259 3980 to sign up for the celebration.

Cadogan Hall is in Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ.

Nearest underground station is Sloane Square.

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