Mesmerising exhibition brings together three acclaimed photographers from Iceland, Scotland and England.Read More
Karen Lloyd reviews a new anthology dedicated to marine wildlife which features a host of island related material.Read More
The Faroe Islands may be the island musical capital of the world. One reason for this is the songwriter Eivør. Possessing a voice of rare beauty and power, her earliest forays into music making were steeped in the traditions of her youth. An enduring love for traditional Faroese culture remains at the heart of her work, although its expression has been widened by an array of other musical styles, taking in jazz, country, big band, classical and trip hop. Already well known in Iceland, Denmark and the US, Eivør is poised for world superstardom, which looks every more likely now that major broadcasters like the BBC are snapping up her work for epic drama serials.
Find out more: http://www.eivor.com/
Not only is Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson a world expert in Nordic cookery, he is also a rather fine photographer. His talents are brought together in The Nordic Cookbook, a weighty tome featuring 700 recipes alongside an array of images, all dedicated to the very best of traditional Scandinavian fare. Nilsson recently shared a recipe for Vaflur (Faroese waffles) in a feature for the New York Times, as well as his experience of trying to find a Tinder date in Tórshavn.
When Poul Andrias Ziska decided to open a restaurant in his hometown of Tórshavn serving dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients, he hit upon a problem: no one was supplying what he needed. Rather than let this get in his way, he headed out into his native environment to see what he could find for himself. Five years on, Ziska's venture KOKS is a Nordic Prize-winner and regarded as one of the finest eateries in Northern Europe. Find out why in this gorgeously illustrated and hunger inducing feature in Life and Thyme.
Director Mike Day of Intrepid Cinema has made a film documenting the controversial hunting culture of the Faroe Islands, and he needs your support. The film tells the story of the islands' seabird and whale hunters, and of the opposition they face from outside. It also looks at the increasing levels of mercury that is slowly poisoning the seas and the people who rely on the sea for their food.
The film is a stunning depiction of a truly unique way of life, but the team need your help to bring it to the screen. They've launched a Kickstarter campaign here, giving people the chance to invest in the film's future, and to receive a whole host of excellent rewards as thanks.
You can watch a trailer for the film below.
Some great photographs of beautiful Faroese sheep.Read More
A double helping of Flotsams today, from the south to the north of Europe.Read More
A beautiful short video showing the dramatic scenery and unique culture of Faroe's outer islands.Read More
National Geographic magazine has chosen its top island destinations.Read More
Below is a fabulous and moving short film by the Faroese filmaker Heiðrik á Heygum, about a grandmother who swims in the sea every day of the year.
A project called FarGen has been proposed to decipher the complete DNA sequence of every one of the 50,000 citizens of the Faroe Islands. Scientists expect to use the data for medical treatment and research, but many ethical questions linger. Questions range from how to protect personal data to whether scientific findings might lead to pronounced discrimination. Click below to find out more.
A selection of photographs by Randi Ward, showing Faroese writers and cultural figures.Read More