Children’s culture, culture for children and culture with children are the three main aspects of the festival currently being held for the first time in Iceland’s capital. Events will take place across the capital region, from the slopes of Mt. Esja to the bottom of the Vesturbaejarlaug swimming pool.
Children playing in the Reykjavík Zoo and Family Park. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.
At Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús, the exhibition “Curiosity – who am I” is currently running in relation to the festival. It is a collaboration between the museum and eight primary schools.
Today between 12:40 and 2 pm at the Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum, students from the Laugarnes elementary school will drape Sveinsson’s sculpture “Tröllkona” (“Ogress”) in scarves as a farewell to winter (the official first day of summer is tomorrow, according to the Icelandic calendar).
On Sunday during a watercolor and postcard workshop at Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstadir, seven to 12-year-olds will paint their own postcards and send them to their peers in the Faroe Islands, which is part of a Faroe Islands culture program at the museum.
The festival began on Monday and will continue throughout next weekend. The goal is for the Children’s Culture Festival to become an annual event.
Click here for further information about the program.