From Iceland — Grapevine Picks: DJ Silja Glømmi, Pop-Up Art and Saxy Jazz

Grapevine Picks: DJ Silja Glømmi, Pop-Up Art and Saxy Jazz

Published January 28, 2022

Grapevine Picks: DJ Silja Glømmi, Pop-Up Art and Saxy Jazz
Photo by
Art Bicnick

Counter-covid measures, (details of which are available here), are still having an impact on Reykjavík’s cultural life. But around the edges of the dark pandemic behemoth, some light does shine. And there ARE things to get out and do. So get out and do them.

Silja Glømmi – DJ Set

  • Saturday January 29th at 1900
  • KEX Hostel
  • More information here

While the bigger music venues are shuttered by the pandemic, the little ones can squeeze under the gap to keep us all entertained and sane. Kex Hostel is one such place, and is managing to field a programme of small events by dividing its space up into distinct areas, each of which has its own limit on the number of punters.

So yay! DJ Silja Glømmi can play. Do make the most of the opportunity and get yourself down there, (even if you just sit in your seat, wearing a mask and wiggling your arse). DJ Pusscat may or may not be appearing. JP

Daughter Of Ice, Light and Fire

  • Saturday January 29th
  • Exeter Hotel Gallery
  • More information here

Inspired by natural forces, French artist Georgette Yvette Ponté portrays the beauty of Iceland through the female torso. The paintings take on a new dimension in the dark, when the silhouettes of the women take on the colours of the aurora borealis. This pop-up exhibition is in Reykjavík for one day only, so pop it in your diary. JP

The Phil Doyle Trio

  • Wednesday February 2nd at 2000
  • Skuggabaldur
  • More information here

Celebrated saxophonist and musical academic Phil Doyle brings his trio to the venue which aims to host live jazz every single night of the week. Skuggabaldur’s maximum capacity of just under 100 people means that they can arrange the venue to stage performances within the current pandemic restrictions. Small is beautiful, in this case. JP

You can now take walking tours of Reykjavík with Grapevine crew members Valur, Pollý and Bjartmar as your guides. Click here for more details.

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