‘F-Major’ by pianist and composer Hania Rani, performed (and hypnotically interpreted by three dancers) against the spectacular backdrop ofan Icelandic mountain range in a video directed by Parisian filmmaker Neels Castillon.
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While John Lewis and the other shops prepares to woo people with big-budget ads about inflatable shoes or a talking Christmas brick or whatever, the supermarket Iceland (it hasn’t gone away you know) takes the opportunity to draw attention to rampant deforestation and the global demand for palm oil, which is destroying orangutan habitats. Co-produced with Greenpeace, voiced by Emma Thompson.
“Banned” is a strong word, but it seems UK body Clearcast declined to clear it for broadcast due to its political messaging, in breach of the UK’s Broadcast Code of Advertising Practice.
Sunnuhlio Tiny Houses: overlooking the Eyjafjördur fjord near Akureyri in Iceland – three cosy, if minimalist cabins with kitchenette, dining area and sleeping loft near to bird watching trails, an art museum and a village with pool and beach.
Ahead of tonight’s football friendly with Iceland at the Aviva Lansdowne Road Nua
When Iceland beat England in the last 16 of Euro 2016, it marked one of the most famous days in its footballing history – and one doctor has spotted a clue as to how the country might have celebrated.
Asgeir Petur Thorvaldsson, a doctor in the anaesthesiology department at Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, tweeted that his maternity ward had administered unprecedented levels of pain relief over the weekend – coincidentally nine months exactly since Iceland’s 2-1 victory over England.
Roughly translated, Mr Thorvaldsson said: “Set a record for the number of epidurals in the maternity duty this weekend.”
Iceland’s most glorious moment was the defeat of England in the first knockout round, while their fans provided one of the signature sounds of the tournament – the “Thunderclap” celebration.