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Museum Night Tonight, Pool Night Tomorrow

The annual Winter Lights Festival opened in Reykjavík last night with a light installation by artist Marcos Zotes at Hallgrímskirkja cathedral.

The festival includes dozens of free events around the capital area, including Museum Night, which is tonight. Entry to over 40 museums in the capital will be free from 8 pm to midnight. Free bus services will also run.

Also on tonight’s festival program is a screening of the film Iceland Aurora in Perlan. The 30-minute film is a time lapse composed of thousands of pictures taken at over 50 locations in Iceland. Music for the film was composed by Pétur Jónsson at Anthemico Records, Yagya (Aðalsteinn Guðmundsson) and Kajak (Hreinn Elíasson and Sigurmon Hartmann Sigurðsson). It will be the first time the film is screened in full in Iceland.

Following the screening, a short film by Ólafur Haraldsson and Kristian Ulrich Larsen, Passing Through, showing light flow through Icelandic nature will be screened. The film has been selected by the United Nations to be a part of the opening ceremony to celebrate the International Year of Light 2015.

Tomorrow night free entry to the capital’s swimming pools will be offered and opening hours extended until midnight as part of the annual Pool Night. A special atmosphere is created with the regular pool lights turned off and candles or lanterns used instead. Events include live music, a Zumba and disco party, the screening of the film Psycho and a quiz. For details of events at particular pools, and all festivals events, visit

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