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Iceland in Festive Mood, Polish Film Days in Reykjavík

The 2013 Children’s Culture Festival opened in the Harpa concert and conference center in Reykjavík yesterday and will run through April 28. Also currently running is the Art Without Borders festival, dedicated to the art of the disabled.

harpa-lights02_goHarpa. Photo: Geir Ólafsson/Iceland Review.

Dedicated exclusively to children and young people in Reykjavík up to the age of 16, this annual festival strives to introduce the youth to a wide range of arts disciplines through the medium of workshops and performances, as it says on the festival’s website.

Reaching all corners of Reykjavík city, the festival program is a mixture of 150 events: performances, workshops, exhibitions, tangible experiences and special events led by experienced professional practitioners, artists and people working with children.

Click here to read the program.

The tenth annual Art Without Borders festival opened in Reykjavík City Hall on April 18. It includes 70 events around the country with around 800 participating artists: plays, visual art, handicraft, markets, ‘mental’ cafés, karaoke, obstacle races and pop-up events.

The festival’s honorary artist is Atli Viðar Engilbertsson, a self-educated multi-artist. He writes poetry, plays, short stories and creates visual art.

Atli will display his work along with that of Sigrún Huld Hrafnsdóttir in the exhibition hall of the Akureyri Visual Art Association.

The festival will run through May 4. Click here for further information on the program.

Tonight the Polish Film Days in Reykjavík open in the cinema Bíó Paradís in the city center with the screening of My Father’s Bike directed by Piotr Trzaskalski. The festival’s main program will run from April 25-28. Click here to read the program (in Icelandic).

Also tonight is the opening concert of the EVE Fanfest 2013 with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra recreating the harmonic music of the video game EVE Online by Icelandic company CCP. The fanfest will run from April 25-27.

Tomorrow is Sumardagurinn fyrsti, the official first day of summer in Iceland, with celebrations across the country.

The National Museum of Iceland will host orienteering games, offer a children’s tour of the exhibition Icelandic Silverwork and the folk music group Gljúfrabúi will entertain visitors.

The program begins at 2 pm. For further information, visit the museum’s website.


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