News Tagged with “Culture”

Hlemmur, a former bus central is now turning into a food hall, and the whole area around the square will be the focal point of this year's Culture Night.

Reykjavik Culture Night to focus on Hlemmur square this year

10 Aug The up-and-coming Hlemmur area is the focus for this year's Culture Night which takes place on Agust 19th.

Guests include Icelandic bands Mammút (above) and Reykjavíkurdætur.

BBC World Service in Reykjavik to record The Arts Hour on Tour

6 Jun BBC's The Arts Hour is coming to Reykjavik, in the week of the longest day, to explore how the extreme climate and dramatic landscape shape culture in Iceland.

The opening piece at the Winter Lights festival in 2016.

Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival begins this week

31 Jan Green and purple – the hues of the Northern Lights – have been adopted as the Festival’s identifying colours, and almost thirty buildings in the capital area will be floodlit in those colours – more than ever before.

Grámi is now up on a wall .

Famous ram of award-winning film "Rams" gets put on a wall upon his death

5 Jan International award winning Icelandic film "Rams" or Hrútar, starred, along with the human actors, a ram named Grámi. Upon his recent death, his owner decided to take him to a taxidermist so that his head can be put up as a wall ornament.

Iceland best in Nordics for cultural activity

30 Nov Icelanders are the most avid theatre-goers of all the Nordic peoples and cultural life general is flourishing in Iceland, new data suggest.

Comedians Hugleikur Dagsson and Jonathan Duffy team up for a live podcast at Húrra.

Icelandic/Australian live comedy podcast

8 Nov Hugleikur Dagsson and Jonathan Duffy are the duo Icetralia, the only Icelandic/Australian double comedy podcast act on the planet. The podcast they describe as filthy but friendly, honest and oversharing, they will be live at 9 November at Húrra.

The Reykjavik Cathedral in winter snow. On the left you can see Austurvöllur Parliament square.

Reykjavik's pretty cathedral celebrates anniversary

27 Oct Dómkirkjan, the Reykjavik Cathedral celebrates its 220th anniversary on Sunday October 30th and on this occasion there will be a special celebratory mass both this Sunday and on November 6th.

Björk Digital in Reykjavik from November

17 Oct 2016 The new, exciting virtual-reality exhibition Björk Digital – currently in London – will open at Reykjavik’s Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in November.

A scene from Jesús Franco's Vampyros Lesbos screened at Bíó Paradís next week.

A week of cult horror in Reykjavik

9 Sep 2016 Art house cinema Bíó Paradís is offering a wonderfully wicked week of films kicking off with what is rumoured to be the most disgusting film ever made, Pasolini's Saló.

Jakob Már Kjartanson is excited about his first day at school.

Schools start this week

25 Aug 2016 Jakob Már Kjartansson is six years old and has just started school at Vatnsendaskóli.

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