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The Icelandic Love Corporation will be taking part in Culturescapes 2015

Culturescapes Iceland

Iceland will be the focus of the Culturescapes art festival 2015 which will be held in Switzerland for the eleventh time between October 9th to November 29th. Around 150 events will be on offer, including concerts, lectures, art exhibitions and film screenings.

The Icelandic Love Corporation will be taking part in Culturescapes 2015

Culturescapes Iceland

Iceland will be the focus of the Culturescapes art festival 2015 which will be held in Switzerland for the eleventh time between October 9th to November 29th. Around 150 events will be on offer, including concerts, lectures, art exhibitions and film screenings.

BBP is popular with Icelanders and tourists alike.

All change for hot-dog lovers!

The famous Björnsbakarí bakery has been making the bread rolls for BBP hot-dogs for 78 years. The owners are putting the bakery up for sale, so BBP will be taking their entire bread custom to Gæðabakstur bakery from 1 September 2015.

Óskarsson's lights which just won the Launch Pad award.

Icelandic designer wins LaunchPad award

Architect and interior designer Kjartan Óskarsson won the LaunchPad award at the international WantedDesign conference in New York. Kjartan designed three lights based on the idea of creating a personal connection between light and user.

Iceland and Polish Ministers for Finance, Bjarni Bene­dikts­son and Mateusz Szczu­rek.

Iceland repays Polish bailout

Iceland is paying back this week a major loan received from Poland in the aftermath of the collapse of the Icelandic financial system – over six years early.

Representatives of SGS and SA - Business Iceland.

Professional tradesman strike postponed

SGS’s negotiating committee has agreed to postpone its planned strike action for six days to allow the parties time to “do their utmost to secure an agreement”.

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Ólafía B. Rafns­dótt­ir, Head of the Icelandic Union of Commercial and Office Workers (VR).

Breakthrough: strike averted?

In a significant breakthrough, a deal is expected to be struck on a new collective wage agreement for four Icelandic trade unions by the end of the week, averting major strike action.

Mary Ellen Mark photographed disabled children at two schools in Iceland for the period of a month, for her exhibition Extraordinary children. In the process she forged very special friendships.

Iceland remembers Mary Ellen Mark

World-famous photographer Mary Ellen Mark who died on Monday is mourned by many Icelandic friends. Mary Ellen had a special relationship with Iceland.

Anti-government demonstrations yesterday.

Eggs thrown at Parliament building

Elín Hirst MP has reacted angrily to the behaviour of protestors outside the Icelandic National Parliament (‘Alþingi’) yesterday.

The National University Hospital of Iceland ('Landspítali').

All non-emergency surgical services cut

All non-emergency surgical services at the National University Hospital of Iceland (‘Landspítali’) have been cut after 1,400 of the hospital’s nurses came out on strike at midnight.

Indoor pool Sundhöllin in Reykjavik is one of the recommendations of the Wall Street Journal. The swimming pool is known for its unique building style and was designed by architect Guðjón Samúelsson.

Best of Reykjavík recommended by Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal has just published a piece where artist Olafur Eliasson, fashion designer Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, Siggi Hilmarsson of Siggi's skyr and star chef Hrefna Rósa Sætran recommend their favourite places in the city.

The Pirate Party's current three MPs.

Pirates still sailing high

Iceland’s Pirate Party remains the most popular party in Iceland and has further increased its lead in the opinion polls.

Tourist numbers are on the increase at Iceland's prime tourist sites.

Government invests in Icelandic tourism

The Icelandic government has approved a budget of ISK 850 million (approx. €5.78 million) for urgent development and conservation work at tourist sites owned or supervised by the State.

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Guns & Roses tribute

Guns & Roses tribute

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Fri 29 May , 22:00–23:59

Lock - Berglind María Tómasdóttir

Lock - Berglind María Tómasdóttir

Árbæjarsafn Open Air Museum

Sun 31 May , 14:00–15:00 (and later)