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

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.

Hosted by BBC presenter Nikki Bedi and recorded in front of a live audience at the Tjarnarbíó Theatre on Wednesday 14th June, the session will bring together writers, performers and musicians to discuss the city’s hottest cultural trends and issues in a programme packed with live music, comedy and cultural analysis.

Nikki’s guests include crime writer Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, actor and star of Trapped Ólafur Darri Ólafsson and author and former presidential candidate Andri Snær Magnason plus live music from pioneering rap collective The Daughters of Reykjavik, Icelandic band Mammút and comedy from star of the stand-up circuit Ari Eldjárn.

The programme will air on BBC World Service on 24th June. The Arts Hour on Tour is a monthly arts show exploring culture now in the great world cities. With live music, slam poetry, comedy performance, big name interviews and rich discussion, the series brings audiences up close to life as a local.

You can register for FREE tickets to attend the recording on 14th June here: 

The show will start at 20.00.  Venue address: Tjarnargata 12, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland


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