Visit The University of Iceland Science Centre

The University of Iceland Science Centre (Vísindasmiðjan) invites refugees from Ukraine to visit the centre these next two Mondays: March 28th and April 4th. Guests can play around with installations that demonstrate intriguing properties of the physical world and take part in tinkering workshops constructing vibrating machines that draw and simple electrical circuits to light up small bulbs.

The activities are ideal for family members of all ages interested in exploring and tinkering. They are particularly well suited for guests aged 10 but younger visitors will find great joy in taking part with a little help from their parents.

Time: Monday March 28th and Monday April 4th 14:00-15:30
Place: Vísindasmiðjan, Háskólabíó (The University Cinema) við Hagatorg, 107 Reykjavík.

The capacity is up to 40 guests for each session. Volunteers will come along and buses will be provided based on interest so please sign up here:

Protest meeting

SUNDAY, MARCH 27 at 1 PM

Human rights, lives of children, women, and men, sovereignty of countries. These are values we have and continue to show support to. These values for more than a month have been brutally undermined in Ukraine. Let’s meet again at Hallgrimskirkja and walk down to Tungata 24 on Sunday, in support and solidarity of Ukraine and protest against brutality.

IVAN’S LAND & ART AUCTION FOR UKRAINE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2022 AT 2 PM – 10 PM

Artists4Ukraine return to Bíó Paradis in collaboration with MaGiKa Films to screen Ivan’s Land by Andrii Lysetskyi.
Film starts at 19’00 and the silent art auction will be ongoing from 14-20.00 and after that our auctioneer will be taking closing bids.
Participating artists in the auction can be seen on artists4ukraine.com and if you are an artist looking to be part of this auction, we’re always open for submissions, just fill in the form on our website!
Tickets for the film can be bought both in place and via artists4ukraine.com/program
Starting ticket price is 1600 ISK but you can always give more!
 
100 % of Ticket sales go to DOCU/HELP https://docudays.ua/eng/help/
The team of the Docudays NGO and the Docudays UA festival is raising money for various aspects of support. We have created the DOCU/HELP support fund for Ukrainian filmmakers and the festival team to tell the world about Russia’s crimes in Ukraine, support those who are documenting these crimes, and continue to introduce the world to contemporary Ukrainian culture.

Kids for Ukraine – Krakkar fyrir Úkraínu

SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2022 AT 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

The IYC (Intercultural Youth Center) in union with modurmal invites you to participate in the fundraising for the children of Ukraine. There will be a children´s concert of individual performances but also children will be selling cookies, cake, and other things designed and made by them. There will be board games, and much more!

Exhibition of Ukrainian photographers at Núllið gallerý

Núllið gallerý in Reykjavik this week hosts an exhibition of four young Ukrainian photographers reflecting on the war in Ukraine.
Yesterday’s peace in Ukraine was replaced by war today. Ukrainian artists Polina Polikarpova, Lisa Bukreyeva, Roman Pashkovskiy and Konstantin Chernichkin exhibit their photographs of years 2012 – 2022 to show this abrupt and scarying change. All the four (like any other Ukrainian) believing in tomorrow’s victory.
 
Opening hours:
  • Thursday 16:00 – 21:00
  • Friday 16:00 – 21:00
  • Saturday 13:00 – 21:00
  • Sunday 13:00 – 21:00
Free entrance

Solidarity Day with Ukraine in Harpa Concert Hall

Today, March 24, Harpa Concert Hall is holding a series of events in solidarity with Ukraine.

From 16:30 to 18:00 there will be a special reception and program for Ukrainian families that includes:

Free play and introduction to Hljóðhimnar, a brand new place for children and their families to discover the magical world of sound and tones.

A visit to Circuleight, an innovative installation that features designs and real-time interactive visuals inspired by Icelandic nature and original music by renowned Icelandic composer Högni Egilsson.

A musical workshop with musician Sóley.

A short children’s concert with award-winning Duo Stemma and Maximus Múíkus, the concert hall’s mascot.

After that special program there will be further events open to all:

  • 18:00—18:20 Mikolaj Ólafur Frach, pianist performs Sónata in B minor Op. 35 by Chopin.
  • 18:20—18:40 Violetta: Alexandra Chernyshova, soprano and Rúnar Þór Guðmundsson, tenor perform a singing program together with pianist Helgi Már Hannesson.
  • 18:40—19:00 The Iceland Symphony Orchestra’s wind band plays pearls of the day.
  • 19:00—19:20 The Icelandic Opera: Nathalía Druzin Halldórsdóttir mezzo-soprano and Elena Postumi pianist.

This event is suitable for all ages and there’s no need for registration. A bus will be provided from Hafnarfjörður if there is interest but Harpa is only a 10-minute walk from Rauðará.

The meeting point for families is by the ticket sales in the ground floor lobby.

Climbing event for kids, 7 years and older – March 24th

Children from 7 years old are invited to a lesson at the climbing wall. Around 11:20 the driver will arrive in Hafnarfjörður at the Vellir hotel, around 11:45 at Foss Rauðará. The lesson will last an hour, then the children will be taken back to the hotels. Limited number of seats. Those who wish to join the trip, send a message with the name of the child and the name of your hotel in telegram/sms to Anastasia +3546993550

Children center Mon – Fri 10:00 – 15:00

We are very happy to announce that our Children center will open tomorrow, Tuesday the 22nd of March and will operate Monday – Friday from 10:00 – 15:00. We will provide children with breakfast and basic basic lunch, as well as various activities and babysitting. We welcome parents to join their children at our facility as well. Hope to see you all there.

Children Center @ Hvítasunnukirkjan Fíladelfía
(ground floor)
Hátún 2, 105 Reykjavík



Flottafólk / HelpUkraine.is

Transportation services BEGIN on Monday March 21st

We are happy to announce that transportation services will begin on Monday. To begin with, we will offer transportation from the Foss Hotel at Rauðarárstíg to our refugee center at Guðrúnartún 8. The busses will arrive at Fosshotel 17:45, Monday – Thursdays, and go back and forward every 30 minutes. We are also planning various events for children, a visit to the theatre, parks, and more, and we will offer transportation to and from such events as well.