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Iceland Arts Festival in Manitoba

The largest arts festival in North America that is dedicated to all things Icelandic, núna (now), is currently taking place in Winnipeg and Gimli, Manitoba, the main area where Icelandic immigrants settled in Canada in the late 1800s and early 1900s.


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The festival is described as a series of Icelandic/Canadian music, film, dance, visual art, books and theatre events curated and produced by a group of local artists with ties to Iceland, as described on

Participating artists include Sirra Sigrún Sigurdardóttir, Saga Sigurdardóttir, Royal Canoe, Rakel McMahon, Rachelle Bourget, Miri, Loa Olafson, John K. Samson, Gunnar N. Gudbjörnsson and Fridrik Thór Fridriksson.

The festival kicked off on May 12 and will run through May 20.

For further information on the festival’s program, visit its website.

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