Óvinir is an ambitious international collaborative poetry project, pairing writers from both Iceland and the UK to create brand new works for readings in London, Reykjavik and Stykkishólmur in January 2016. All three readings will also feature new collaborations and performances by a host of local poets and artists.
Saturday 30 January 2016
Rich Mix Arts Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E16LA, 7.30pm doors for an 8pm start – Free entry.
Featuring six new collaborations in pairs, and three collective collaborations:
Eiríkur Örn Nörðdahl & Hannah Silva
Valgerður Þóroddsdóttir & Jack Underwood
Andri Snær Magnason & Joanna Walsh
Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir & SJ Fowler
Inua Ellams & Vahni Capildeo
Lucy Furlong & Sarah Dawson
– Mohammed Al-Houti, Alex Brinded, Jo Longley, Karly Stilling & Raif Mansell
– Rose Ades, John Canfield, Susie Campbell, Joe Turrent & Eileen Daly
– Valeria Fioretti, Ana Lucia Beck, Suzie Champion, Ella Frears, Claudia Juhre, Sarah Kelly, Jacinta Lynch, Lavinia Singer, Simone Gilson & Iris Colomb
Friday 22 January 2016
Iðnó theatre, Vonarstræti 3, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, 8pm, Free Entrance
Featuring brand new collaborations written in pairs from poets, artists and musicians active on the contemporary Reykjavik scene, including:
Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir & Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl
Valgerður Þóroddsdóttir & SJ Fowler
Angela Rawlings & Arngunnur Árnadóttir
Andri Snær Magnason & Arnar Freyr Frostason
Dagur Hjartarson & Soffía Bjarnadóttir
Elías Knörr & Bergþóra Einarsdóttir
Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir & Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson
Sigurbjörg Þrastardóttir & Bergþóra Snæbjörnsdóttir
Anton Helgi Jónsson & Juan Camilo Román Estrada
Kári Tulinius & Halldóra K. Thoroddsen
Saturday 23 January 2016
Library of Water, Stykkishólmur
Readings from Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir, Marteinn Sindri Jónsson, Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir, Valgerður Þóroddsdóttir & SJ Fowler at the Library of Water, in Stykkisholmur, on the west coast of Iceland.
Óvinir is curated by SJ Fowler and Valgerður Þóroddsdóttir, and supported by Reykjavik UNESCO city of literature.