Reykjavík, Iceland: ‘Time, Space & Narrative in Medieval Icelandic Literature’ - DEADLINE MARCH 1
Registration to attend the conference ‘Time, Space & Narrative in Medieval Icelandic Literature’, to be held in Reykjavík on the University of Iceland campus on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 March is now open.
There is no fee for attending the conference but space is limited and registration will close on 1st March. The preliminary programme can be viewed at http://www.arnastofnun.is/solofile/1017105 and further information about the conference can be found at https://timiogrymi.wordpress.com/
The conference dinner (to be held at Bryggjan Brugghús (bryggjanbrugghus.is) on Saturday evening) is free of charge for presenters but other participants will need to pay for their meal at the restaurant. Please indicate whether you plan to attend the dinner (whether as a presenter or participant) in the registration form.
2nd and 4th Thursday Each Month
Winnipeg, MB: Scandinavian Centre, 746 Erin St. 7 - 9 pm $5 fee for drop ins.
Upcoming dates for 2017:
February 9, 23 - techniques and finishing
March 9, 23 - shawls
April 13, 27 - Icelandic lopi sweaters
SCANDINAVIAN CULTURAL CENTRE TGIF SPEAKERS SERIES
4TH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
Winnipeg, MB: TGIF just keeps getting better. Good food, good company and an outstanding roster of speakers. Open to the public.
Friday 24 February speaker: Photographer Pamela McFarlane will offer tips on how to take better pictures. Photography – People, Place and Flowers. Horticultural Photography…how to get the most out of your floral photography.
5:30 pm doors open, cocktails
6:00 pm dinner
7:15 pm speaker
Tickets are $17.50/ea and includes salads, hot vegetables, entree, dessert, unllimited coffee/ tea.
Location: Scandinavian Cultural Centre, 764 Erin St.
Please make reservations :
22 to 25 February
Reykjavík, Iceland: The Annual Icelandic Beer Festival 2017. Celebration of 29 years of beer freedom with a four day festival starring the best of the Icelandic Beer Trade along with a few North American and Danish ones and great food. Kex Hostel’s gastropub Sæmundur í sparifötunum will offer a beer orientated menu for the duration of the festival and local breweries will introduce their products and methods.Festival passes will give you access to the festival where you can taste the festival beers and give you an intimate access to the people behind the beers. Also included is access to an exclusive final event in the city of Reykjavík that'll include live music, exclusive beers and beer oriented menu. www.kexland.is.
Saturday 25 February
by February 14th.
Starting Sunday 26 February for 10 weeks
. Class includes written and oral instructions.
Sunday 26 February
Monday 27 February
Gimli, MB: New Iceland Heritage Museum celebrates Bolludagur. 1:30 pm. movie presentation – Icelandic-Canadian Folk-culture Reflections: A Manitoba Documentary. A documentary interviewing 24 people from Manitoba’s Interlake Region and in Winnipeg 2:30: Join us for a creampuff! $3 includes one creampuff and coffee/tea, movie and admission to the Museum: 94-1st Ave. 204-642-4001. Winter hours 10 - 4 Mon. to Fri., 1- 4 Sat. and Sun.
Wednesday 1 March
. Tickets are limited.
1 to 5 March
Reykjavík, Iceland: Enjoy a delicious meal during the Food and Fun Festival. It’s a culinary circus which pairs some of the most well renowned chefs from both sides of the Atlantic with Reykjavík’s best restaurants. www.foodandfun.is.
2 to 5 March
Harrisburg, PA: Knights of Iceland at the Horse World Expo. Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. 2300 N Cameron St. in Harrisburg 17110. From the far away shores of Iceland comes a breed of horse known for their beauty, intelligence, stamina, and courage. The Icelandic Horse. Almost time to raise your glasses (Or horns!!) In Knights of Iceland style at the Theater Equus. @KnightsofIceland.
Saturday 4 March
. Reserve by Wed a.m. 1 Mar. No ticket sales at the door.
Friday 10 March
Markerville, AB: Fensala Hall presents John Wort Hannam Duo featuring Ali Russel and Cloe Lucas. Tickets $25. Doors 7 p.m. Show 7:30. Contact Marlene 403-728-0153. historicalmarkerville.com. Proceeds benefit the Stephan G. Stephansson Icelandic Society's maintenance projects.
Sunday 12 March
Skútustaðir, Iceland: The annual Mývatn Open – Horses on Ice, will be held close to Sel–Hótel Mývatn. On Friday there will be a riding tour on the lake. Sel-Hótel Mývatn offers riders sandwiches and hot chocolate in one of the islands on lake Mývatn. The riding tour starts at 16:30 and is about 2 hours. Everyone is welcome to participate.
5 to 9 April
Reykjavík, Iceland: Iceland Writers Retreat. There are still some spaces available to attend. www.icelandwritersretreat.com.
Saturday 1 April
Wynyard, SK: Vatnabyggð Icelandic Club's Þorrablót at Wynyard’s Civic Centre We had so much fun with “Viking Can I Whack You?”, that we plan to do this again, as well as music, poetry, and of course, the silent auction.
Wednesday 5 April
Burnaby, BC: Icelandic Canadian Club of BC Annual General Meeting, 7 pm. Scandinavian Centre, 6540 Thomas St.
Saturday 8 April
Toronto, ON: Þorrablót 2017 at The Latvian Centre, 4 Credit Union Dr. M4A 2N8. Appetizers, cash bar 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:30. Free parking. Your beloved Þorrablót has become a raved about and wildly anticipated event as well as an open hearted meeting place both for members of the Icelandic-Canadian community and Icelandic enthusiasts who are inspired by culture, sagas, songs and feasting since the founding of the Icelandic Canadian Club of Toronto in 1959. Your all ages entertainment program features new musical performances by Lindy Vopnfjörð and Sigrún Stella Bessason, fundraising live auction with Linda Lundström in support of youth scholarships, and food menu by Arden Jackson showcasing our preserved customs and traditions with contemporary interpretations. And many more delightful surprises. No event day ticket sales. Buy your tickets today. Visit our website www.icct.info.
Saturday 29 April
Calgary AB: Leif Eiriksson Icelandic Club of Calgary's Spring Dinner.
Thursday 25 May
Calgary AB: Leif Eiriksson Icelandic Club of Calgary's Senior Luncheon.
4 to 7 May
Grand Forks, ND: The Icelandic Communities Association of NE North Dakota hosts the 2017 INLNA Annual Convention. The theme for 2017 is Connecting the Pieces. Hotels and Conference Venue: CanadInn of Grand Forks, Expressway Suites, and the Alerus Conference Center. Rooms are available now for booking at both locations. Details and overview of the Convention’s agenda: http://thedeuce.org/inlna-2017-convention/
Username: Iceland; Password: North Dakota
Alerus Centre, 1200 S 42nd Street, Grand Forks, ND 58201.
Registration: $135 US, includes Gala Saturday evening, May 6, 2017
Hotels Venues: CanadInn of Grand Forks, Expressway Suites $115 — $75/$95
Tour buses take us on an adventure voyage to the Icelandic community & Settlement area.
The Arctic of Vilhjálmur and the Arctic of Today
Cinematography of Iceland
The National Museum of Iceland
Connections between Thingvalla Township, ND, and Akureyri, Iceland
Markland and North Dakota Connections
Genealogy presentation and Open Workshop
The convention is a time to meet those interested in Icelandic culture.
TASTE OF ICELAND
Announcing Taste of Iceland in Boston and Chicago 2017. Experience Icelandic food, music, film and more.
16 - 20 March: Boston
20 - 23 April: Chicago
Keep an eye out for updates to both events by following Iceland Naturally on Facebook and Twitter (@IcelandNatural)!
Until Friday 24 February
Winnipeg, MB: Exhibit – Synthia's Closet. Six-week exhibition featuring new work by Ione Thorkelsson and sound by Don Benedictson. Synthia’s Closet explores the ambiguities and cultural disquietude surrounding current trends in bioengineering and genetic manipulation. The School of Art Gallery at the U of M in 136 ARTlab. The gallery is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
Exhibit Reception Thursday 2 February, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by an artist talk with Ione on the same evening at 6:30 p.m.
Ongoing until April 2017
Washington, DC: Exhibit – Primordial Landscapes: Iceland Revealed. National History Museum, 1st Floor, Special Exhibits Hall (near the Mammals Hall). Photographer Feodor Pitcairn and poet Ari Trausti Guðmundsson reveal a land of fire, ice, hardy life, and natural beauty. Experience the remote beauty of Iceland, a land sculpted by the elements and forged by active geologic activity. 10th St. and Constitution Ave., NW Washington, DC. naturalhistory.si.edu/