Icelandic Faust Heads for London

Icelandic theater company Vesturport’s production of Goethe’s Faust, directed by Gísli Örn Gardarsson with music by Nick Cave, has been chosen to be staged in the renowned Young Vic Theater in London in the coming autumn.

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Ash from Iceland Volcano for Sale

Icelandic online shop, nammi.is, started selling ash from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano last weekend to support the search and rescue team responsible for safekeeping and restoration work in the area. Orders have been coming in from across the world.

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Reykjavík Art Festival Begins

The Reykjavík Art Festival begins in Iceland’s capital next week. It will run from May 12 to June 5. The festival’s program offers a variety of selected exhibitions, concerts, dance, theatre and opera performances.

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Heavy Industry Gets Cheap Energy in Iceland

Large-scale industrial companies in Iceland pay ten to 50 US dollars less for each megawatt hour of electricity than aluminum companies in the United States, as Hördur Árnason, CEO of the national power company Landsvirkjun, revealed at the company’s general meeting last month.

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Former CEO of Iceland’s Kaupthing in Custody

Former CEO of the Icelandic bank Kaupthing, Hreidar Már Sigurdsson, was given a 12-day custody sentence in Reykjavík District Court today at the request of the Special Prosecutor’s Office. Magnús Gudmundsson, former director of Kaupthing in Luxembourg, was given a seven-day custody sentence.

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