01dec16:3002feb(feb 2)20:00The Icelandic Sagas Revisited(december 1) 16:30 - (february 2) 20:00 Veröld hús Vigdísar Event Organized By: Stofnun Vigdísar Finnbogadóttur Event Type :Event

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Drawings by Karin Birgitte Lund

Exhibition opening 1 December in Veröld – House of Vigdís at 16:30

2014 saw the new Danish translation of the complete edition of the Icelandic Sagas, featuring 40 illustrations for 40 of the sagas by the artist, Karin Birgitte Lund. The drawings are being exhibited here as part of the exhibition series that commemorates the 100th anniversary of Iceland’s independence.

The drawings illustrate the sagas, using motifs from Viking and medieval Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The artist’s interpretation provides an impression of the fascinating aesthetic of those periods. The pictures are inspired by medieval Icelandic manuscripts, frescoes from Danish churches, Norwegian stave churches and Gotland’s picture stones.

The exhibition also includes a series of brand new, large-scale drawings inspired by the era of the sagas.

Karin Birgitte Lund was born in Copenhagen in 1946, and from 1967 to 1973 studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She was awarded the Eckersberg Medal in 1997, and the Danish Arts Foundation’s Honorary Bursary in 2004. She designed and illustrated the new series of Danish banknotes.

 

Time

December 1 (Saturday) 16:30 - February 2 (Saturday) 20:00

Location

Veröld hús Vigdísar

Organizer

Stofnun Vigdísar Finnbogadóttur

17jan(jan 17)16:0030jun(jun 30)17:00Exhibition: First Encounters. Greenlanders in Ísafjörður in 1925.(january 17) 16:00 - (june 30) 17:00 Veröld - House of Vigdís Event Organized By: VIMIUC Event Type :Event

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First Encounters. Greenlanders in Ísafjörður in 1925. 

Exhibition in the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages and in the National and University Library of Iceland.

When the ship Gustav Klimt arrived in Ísafjörður in August 1925, it drew a lot of attention as there were more than a hundred people on board.  It was not unusual for a ship to come into the harbour, of course, but on this occasion it was bearing guests rarely seen, even though they were neighbours, for in addition to the Danish crew, the eighty-nine passengers were Greenlanders. Most of them were from East Greenland, more specifically from the region around Ammassalik, while a further dozen or so were from West Greenland.

This first visit by Greenlanders to Iceland and first encounter between the two nations was covered in detail in Icelandic newspapers, and has often been recalled since. It played a major role in increasing understanding between the two nations.

The Exhibition will be in the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages and in the National and University Library of Iceland, from 17 January until 30 June 2019.

Exhibition Opening is in Veröld – House of Vigdís, Thursday 17 January at 4 pm. All are welcome.

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Organizers of the exhibition: Vígdís Finnbogadóttir Institute for Foreign Languages, the National and University Library of Iceland, and Ísafjörður Culture House: Westfjords Heritage Museum.

Exhibition manager: Sumarliði R. Ísleifsson

Exhibition designer in Veröld, House of Vigdís: Björn G. Björnsson; in National and University Library of Iceland: Ólafur Engilbertsson

Graphics: Helga Dögg.

 

 

 

Time

January 17 (Thursday) 16:00 - June 30 (Sunday) 17:00

Location

Veröld - House of Vigdís

Organizer

VIMIUC

05feb16:3017:30Teaching Arabic: Methods and Challenges16:30 - 17:30 Veröld hús Vigdísar Event Organized By: Stofnun Vigdísar Finnbogadóttur Event Type :Event

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Þórir Jónsson Hraundal

Arabic is spoken in many countries over a large geographic area. Each country has developed its own variety of Arabic. Diglossia is a salient characteristic of Arabic, where localized dialects/languages coexist with a more formal variety understood across the Arab world, the Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). These and several other issues pose certain challenges to the teacher of Arabic, some of which are common to other languages as well, and some which are specific to Arabic.

The talk will be in Icelandic.  Free admission. All are welcome.

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Time

(Tuesday) 16:30 - 17:30

Location

Veröld hús Vigdísar

Organizer

Stofnun Vigdísar Finnbogadóttur

07feb18:3020:30Italian Movie Night: Giorni e nuvole18:30 - 20:30 Veröld - House of Vigdís Event Organized By: Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages Event Type :Event

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Giorni e nuvole (2007)

Director: Silvio Soldini
Duration: 1h 58m

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bORoa0JVfXE

English subtitles.
All are welcome and free admission.

 

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Time

(Thursday) 18:30 - 20:30

Location

Veröld - House of Vigdís

Organizer

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages

08feb17:0019:00Polish film screening: Planeta Singli17:00 - 19:00 Veröld - House of Vigdís Event Organized By: Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Intstitute of Foreign Languages Event Type :Event

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Planeta Singli (Planet Single)
He is one of the top celebrities in the country: a fast-talking TV host, who can joke his way out of any situation. She is a teacher at a musical school – a timid girl looking for Mr. Perfect on an internet dating site. He will help her realise her potential and teach her how to recognise various types of men for what they are, she will teach him what real life is about. It seems they are destined to fall in love and be together, but one day she actually does meet Mr. Perfect on the net.

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The screening is a part of Polish Days in the Language Centre  and will be in the main auditorium of Veröld – House of Vigdís.

All are welcome, admission is free.

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Time

(Friday) 17:00 - 19:00

Location

Veröld - House of Vigdís

Organizer

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Intstitute of Foreign Languages

08feb18:0023:00Museum Night 8 February18:00 - 23:00 Veröld - House of Vigdís Event Organized By: Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Intstitute of Foreign Languages Event Type :Event

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Veröld – House of Vigdís will be open on Museum Night, Friday evening 8  February at 6-11 pm.

We welcome everyone to visit the two exhibitions on display in the building:

First Encounter – Greenlanders in Ísafjörður in 1925 is on the first floor of the building.
Sumarliði R. Ísleifsson, the curator of the exhibition, will give a guided tour of the exhibition at 8 and 9 pm.

The Exhibition The Icelandic Sagas Revisited is on the second floor.

Icelandic-French band Les Métèques will perform the songs of Moustaki at 8.30 pm.

Further information is available on the website of Museum Night.

Time

(Friday) 18:00 - 23:00

Location

Veröld - House of Vigdís

Organizer

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Intstitute of Foreign Languages

11feb17:0018:00How Polish are you?17:00 - 18:00 Veröld - House of Vigdís Event Organized By: Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Intstitute of Foreign Languages Event Type :Event

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Dr. Anna Rabczuk

Once you come to Poland you will love or at least be introduced to pierogi, kiełbasa and vodka but there is far more to discover about everyday behaviors of Poles. How to have a conversation, make friends, eat and drink like a Pole, what is funny and what is not at all… The examples and observations will appeal to anyone interested in cross-cultural communications. At the end of the lecture, you can take a quiz and discover your rate of Polishness. Are you completely beginners or maybe even more Polish than the Poles?
Dr. Anna Rabczuk, Assistant Professor at the Polonicum Centre of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners at the University of Warsaw, was the head of postgraduate studies in Teaching Polish as Foreign Language. She was a visiting professor and Polish Language Coordinator at the Slavic Languages and Literatures Department at the University of Toronto (2016-2018) and taught Polish at the University of Iceland in 2015 and 2016. Anna Rabczuk is the author of a number of articles about teaching Polish to foreigners and of Polish course books for children, teenagers, and for adults. She leads her own educational channel on YouTube “Polish with Ania“. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOJ8InFS6bdCVzsZKIdmK4w
 
The lecture will be in English, in Veröld – House of Vigdís, room 107.
Free admission, all are welcome.
 
 
 
 

Time

(Monday) 17:00 - 18:00

Location

Veröld - House of Vigdís

Organizer

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Intstitute of Foreign Languages

12feb17:4519:45Corniche Kennedy - French Film Festival17:45 - 19:45 Veröld - House of Vigdís Event Organized By: Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Intstitute of Foreign Languages Event Type :Event

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Corniche Kennedy

Drama, English subtitles
Duration: 94 mín

Director: Dominique Cabrera
Adapted from the novel of Maylis de Kerangal.
Actors: Lola Créton, Aïssa Maïga, Moussa.

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Free admission and all are welcome.

Three free film screenings will be in Veröld – House of Vigdís as a part of the French Film Festival:

Corniche Kennedy Tuesday 12 February at 5:45 pm
Swagger Wednesday 13 February at 5:45 pm
Eastern boys Friday 15 February at 4:00 pm

Time

(Tuesday) 17:45 - 19:45

Location

Veröld - House of Vigdís

Organizer

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Intstitute of Foreign Languages

12feb18:3020:30Polish film screening: Najlepszy18:30 - 20:30 Veröld - House of Vigdís Event Organized By: Stofnun Vigdísar Finnbogadóttur Event Type :Event

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Najlepszy (The Best)
From drug addict to Ironman, the life and times of Jerzy Górski. This enthralling biopic, featuring an all-star Polish cast, tells the story of Górski’s battle with addiction, the arduous training sessions and furthermore sheds light on a number of hitherto little-known aspects of life in socialist Poland during the seventies and eighties.

The screening is a part of Polish Days in the Language Centre  and will be in room 107 in Veröld – House of Vigdís.

All are welcome, admission is free.

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Time

(Tuesday) 18:30 - 20:30

Location

Veröld - House of Vigdís

Organizer

Stofnun Vigdísar Finnbogadóttur

13feb17:4519:15Swagger - French Film Festival17:45 - 19:15 Veröld - House of Vigdís Event Organized By: Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Intstitute of Foreign Languages Event Type :Event

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Swagger

Documentary, English subtitles.
Duration: 84 min

Director: Olivier Babinet
Actors: Aïssatou Dia, Mariyama Diallo, Abou Fofana.
Music by Jean-Benoît Dunckel.

Free admission and all are welcome.

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Three free film screenings will be in Veröld – House of Vigdís as a part of the French Film Festival:

Corniche Kennedy Tuesday 12 February at 5:45 pm
Swagger Wednesday 13 February at 5:45 pm
Eastern boys Friday 15 February at 4:00 pm

 

Time

(Wednesday) 17:45 - 19:15

Location

Veröld - House of Vigdís

Organizer

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Intstitute of Foreign Languages

14feb18:0019:30Café Lingua | Language Rendezvous18:00 - 19:30 Veröld - House of Vigdís Event Organized By: Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages & VIMIUC Event Type :Event

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Do you want to meet someone who can speak fluently the language you are studying? Do you want to share your native language with someone who wants to master it? This is a unique opportunity to discover new cultures and meet world citizens in Reykjavik and at the same time practice languages in a relaxed atmosphere.

Café Lingua is a platform for those who want to enhance their language skills, Icelandic or other languages, a place to communicate in and about various languages as well as a gateway into different cultures. The goal is to “unveil” the linguistic treasures that have found their way to Iceland, enriching life and culture, as well as giving world citizens the option to express themselves in Icelandic and to introduce their mother tongues to others. The Café Lingua events of the winther/spring are held in the culture houses of Reykjavik City Library, Veröld – House of Vigdís and in Stúdentakjallarinn at the University of Iceland.

Everybody interested in languages and in contributing to the linguistic landscape of Reykjavik is welcome. Free admission.

Café Lingua is run by the Reykjavik City Library and The Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding.

Other partners: Faculty of Languages and Cultures, Icelandic as a second language, the student associations Linguae and Huldumál at the University of Iceland and The Icelandic Village.

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Time

(Thursday) 18:00 - 19:30

Location

Veröld - House of Vigdís

Organizer

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages & VIMIUC

14feb18:3020:30Italian Movie Day: La pivellina18:30 - 20:30 Veröld - House of Vigdís Event Organized By: Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages & VIMIUC Event Type :Event

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La pivellina (2009)
Directors: Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel
Duration: 120 m

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English subtitles. All are welcome and free admission.

Movie Days in Veröld

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Time

(Thursday) 18:30 - 20:30

Location

Veröld - House of Vigdís

Organizer

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages & VIMIUC

15feb16:0019:00Eastern boys - French Film Festival16:00 - 19:00 Veröld - House of Vigdís Event Organized By: Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Intstitute of Foreign Languages Event Type :Event

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Eastern boys

Drama, English subtitles.
Duration: 128 mín

Director: Robin Campillo
Actors: Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov.

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Free admission and all are welcome.

Three free film screenings will be in Veröld – House of Vigdís as a part of the French Film Festival:

Corniche Kennedy Tuesday 12 February at 5:45 pm
Swagger Wednesday 13 February at 5:45 pm
Eastern boys Friday 15 February at 4:00 pm

Time

(Friday) 16:00 - 19:00

Location

Veröld - House of Vigdís

Organizer

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Intstitute of Foreign Languages

28feb18:0019:30Café Lingua | Language Rendezvous18:00 - 19:30 Stúdentakjallarinn Event Organized By: Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages & VIMIUC Event Type :Event

Event Details

Do you want to meet someone who can speak fluently the language you are studying? Do you want to share your native language with someone who wants to master it? This is a unique opportunity to discover new cultures and meet world citizens in Reykjavik and at the same time practice languages in a relaxed atmosphere.

Café Lingua is a platform for those who want to enhance their language skills, Icelandic or other languages, a place to communicate in and about various languages as well as a gateway into different cultures. The goal is to “unveil” the linguistic treasures that have found their way to Iceland, enriching life and culture, as well as giving world citizens the option to express themselves in Icelandic and to introduce their mother tongues to others. The Café Lingua events of the winther/spring are held in the culture houses of Reykjavik City Library, Veröld – House of Vigdís and in Stúdentakjallarinn at the University of Iceland.

Everybody interested in languages and in contributing to the linguistic landscape of Reykjavik is welcome. Free admission.

Café Lingua is run by the Reykjavik City Library and The Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding.

Other partners: Faculty of Languages and Cultures, Icelandic as a second language, the student associations Linguae and Huldumál at the University of Iceland and The Icelandic Village.

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Time

(Thursday) 18:00 - 19:30

Location

Stúdentakjallarinn

Organizer

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages & VIMIUC

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