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Organ Theme-market

Organ Theme-market

Published July 2, 2008

A new weekend destination

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A new weekend destination

162d2b50e372326Every Friday and Saturday this summer, a lively outdoor market will fill the port in front of bar/concert venue Organ in Hafnarstræti. The market is open from 14:00 to 19:00 and the concept is to emphasise on different themes every weekend. Themes range from music and art to fashion designs and accessories, just about whatever the supervisors Gígja Ísis and Hanna Kristín, can think of. “We wanted to have different themes and then organise events related to the theme each week” says Gígja. The opening weekend’s junk market attracted a large crowd of shoppers eager to stock up on some cheap items, listen to live music and breath in the creative atmosphere. “We had a hairdresser who cut people’s hair for example. The plan is to combine the street market and various fun happenings, performances, fashion shows and live music,” she adds.

4c7cb7d57ebb2f33This weekend, June 20 and 21, the focus will be on music. Old records and new releases by local bands and all sorts of music related stuff will be available for enthusiastic shoppers who will have plenty of opportunities to find good bargains. “Kimono has for example booked a stall where the band members plan to sell their music as well as old instruments and music equipments. Then we’ll of course have some big concert,” explains Gígja and adds that the following weekend is already fully booked. That time the theme is young artist and designers so shoppers can expect a nice selection of design products, clothes and one-off art pieces. After scanning the stalls, music-nerds and amateurs can show off their knowledge by participate in the weekly Pop-Quiz, starting at 18:00 every Friday at Organ. If all this isn’t enough, the outside grill is open for everyone hungry for a BBQ and the bartenders will gladly mix up your favourite beverage.

Anyone interested can rent a stall for 7,000 ISK for the two days. For more info on upcoming themes see: www.myspace.com/organmarket or contact the supervisors at organthememarket@gmail.com.

Organ, Hafnarstræti 1-3
Friday and Saturday from 14:00 – 19:00

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