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Join us for Multicultural Week in October
Join us for Multicultural Week in October

The Tórshavn Municipality and Útlendingastovan are organising a national Multicultural Week, with the Faroese title Fjølmentanarvikan.

The week will commence on the 14th of October and end on the 21st of October. Read all about the Multicultural Week here.

Read the Idea Kit
Read the Idea Kit

We have produced an idea kit called Hugskotskjáttan.

The purpose of the idea kit is that it can be used as a toolkit and as inspiration for activities and events during the week.

Read the Idea Kit here (in Faroese):

Hugskotskjátta Fjølmentanarvika 2022
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Get inspired! Read the Idea Kit:

Multicultural Week Idea Kit 2022 (in Faroese)

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Join us for Multicultural Week 2022!

The Tórshavn Municipality and Útlendingastovan are organising a national Multicultural Week, with the Faroese title Fjølmentanarvikan. The week will commence on the 14th of October and end on the 21st of October.

There are people from 111 countries living in the Faroe Islands. The Multicultural Week aims to celebrate all these different cultures, through educational and celebratory activities and events. This can be done in a variety of ways, for example with food festivals, music events, arts, sports, education, storytelling and other experiences. The Multicultural Week focuses on celebration and togetherness.

We aim to make Multicultural Week an annual event, and we hope, that all the Faroese Municipalities will participate.

On this site, you can read how you can participate. Also, you can follow the event calendar, which will be updated regularly.

How do I participate?

The Multicultural Week is for everyone. You can participate by making your activities or events together with friends, family, school, workplace, afterschool activities and so on. Also, your school, workplace or coach can plan activities for Multicultural Week. Even your Municipality is invited to join and might organize or host an event.

We also have some scheduled events and activities planned, such as an Opening Event, an End Celebration, a Cultural expo during the week and concerts. All initiatives are welcome, and if you plan an event, that is open for all, please send us the information, and we will put it on our overall calendar. The only requirement is, that it is somehow based on the theme of multiculturalism.

REGISTER YOUR EVENTS FOR MULTICULTURAL WEEK

Even if your event is not public or open to all, we are still interested in hearing from you. You can drop us an e-mail at fjolmentan@gmail.fo or send photos of the event to Insta with #fjolmentan. Likewise, you can see the calendar on this site, and it will be updated with more activities throughout the coming weeks. We encourage everyone to check the calendar regularly.

We have produced an idea kit called Hugskotskjáttan. Read more about Hugskotskjáttan below.

Programme for Multicultural Week

The week will commence on the 14th of October in the Nordic House and end on the 21st of October at Reinsaríið. Below you can see the programme. Remember to check it regularly, as it will be updated continuously, as more events roll in.

Program 2022
Friday 14th of October

KL 15.00

Opening ceremony. Music, dance performances, speeches and snacks.

Speeches from the mayor of Tórshavn, Heðin Mortensen and minister Magnus Rasmussen.

Hosts: Fía Lindenskov, integration coordinator, Tórshavn municipality, and David Im, Integration Coordinator, Immigration office.

Silvitni. Choir music. Silvitni

Brak. Gospel choir. Brak

Bipasha Das, Traditional Indian dance.

Oleksandr Shvets guitarist, playing Ukrainian folk music.

Snacks and bubbles

The artist Hanne Grete Einarsen’s Selvportrett will be shown in "Dansistovan". Read more about her project here NLH

Saturday 15th of October

KL 09.00-17.00

Exhibition. The nordic house.

The artist Hanne Grete Einarsen’s Selvportrett will be shown in "Dansistovan". Free entrance. Read more about her project here NLH

Kl 12.00-16.00

Family event. Perlan og Reinsaríið. Tórsgøta 3.

Workshops: Origami, facepaint, make decorations for "Dia de Los Muertos" or try to go rowing with a typical Faroese boat. Also, there will be dance performances and a Multicultural buffét. Tórsgøta

13.00-15.00

Multicultural buffét. Perlan og Reinsaríið.

Come and get a taste of food from around the world.

15.00-16.00

Dance performances. Reinsaríið

Enjoy dances from Ukraine, Philipines and Madagascar

Kl 17.00

Multicultural event. "Bygdahúsið". Strendur.

Music, presentation and food from around the world. See more information here

Sjóvar kommuna

KL 17.00-23.00

Table Top Game Night. Býarbókasavnið. City Library. Niels Finsens gøta 7. Free entrance.

Come play with us. tabletop games for everyone. Just show up and have fun. Tabletop Føroyar

Kl 21.00-02-00

Dance night. Perlan. Dance and music from around the world. Start a Multicultural week with rhythm and fun. Helena Durhuus start the night with a dance performance of Mexican dance, and then DJ Lisan Al Gaib will play hit music from around the world. Come join us!

Free entrance.Tórsgøta

Sunday 16th of October

KL 09.00-17.00

Exibition. The nordic house.

The artist Hanne Grete Einarsen’s Selvportrett will be shown in "Dansistovan". Free entrance Read more about her project here NLH

Monday 17th of October

KL 19.00

Knitting club. Virkishúsið við Ánna. Vága kommuna.

Come and try the Faroese knitting club culture. we serve coffee, té and cake.

Tuesday 18th of October

Kl 16.00-21.00

Cultural Expo. Reinsaríið. Tórsgta 3, Tórshavn

Come visit stands from around the world. Have a chat and learn something new.

This night, the theme on the stage will be dance.

From 19.00 You will see Bipasha Das perform classic Indian dances and Helena Durhuss will perform Mexican dances.

Kl 16.00-18.00

Living books. Býarbókasavnið. Niels Finsensgøta 7. Yórshavn.

There are people from 111 different nations living in the Faroes. Come and meet some of them tonight! You can "lend a living book" in the café at the public library, have a chat with and hear what story they have to tell. Free entrance.

Kl 16.30-18.00

Family scout meeting. KFUK on varðagøta 9. Tórshavn

For families with children in age groups 3-5. Siblings are welcome as well. Bring your plates and cutlery for the food we will make together. The girl guides in Tórshavn are arranging the event. Havnar KFUK skótar

Kl 17.00-18.00

Modern Jive dance workshop. Perlan. Tórsgøta. Tórshavn.

Drop in and try to dance Modern Jive with Súsanna Skylv. Everyone is welcome. Free entrance

Kl 18.00-19.00

Tango dance workshop. Perlan. Tórsgøta. Tórshavn.

Drop in and try to dance Tango with  Annika Winther Klit. Everyone is welcome. Free entrance.

kl 19.00

Dance performances  Reinsaríið, Tórshavn.

Dance performances from India, Ukraine, Mexico and Madagascar. free entrance

Kl 20.00

Koncert Mentanarhúsið. Fuglafjørður

Ebo Krdum + Cinthia Gonzáles & Sergio Martinez

Music from Sudan, the Sahara area, Latin America, Sweden and the Faroe Islands.

Read more about the concert and the musicians here and purchase your ticket:

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Wednesday 19th of October

16.00-17.30

Society and Culture Café. Býarbókasavnið. Tórshavn.

Short lecture and discussion about multiculture in the Faroe Islands.

Kl. 19.30

Koncert in the Nordic House.

Ebo Krdum + Cinthia Gonzáles & Sergio Martinez.

Music from Sudan, the Sahara area, Latin America, Sweden and the Faroe Islands.

Read more about the concert and the musicians here and purchase your ticket: NLH

Thursday 20th of October

Kl. 18.00-21.00

Cultural Expo. Reinsaríið. Tórsgta 3, Tórshavn

Come visit the stands, have a chat and learn something new.

The theme of tonight is Music.

KL 17.00-19.00

Language café The public library. Tórshavn.

An informal drop-in language café run by Red Cross volunteers. Volunteers will speak Faroese with anyone who wants to practise their Faroese conversational skills. Everyone, including children, is welcome.

Kl 19.15

Koncert with the choir Brak.

Reinsaríið. Tórshavn.

Kl 20.00-20.30

Koncert with Serhii Ilin. Reinsaríið. Tórsgøta 3, Tórshavn.

"Ukrainian guitarist and singer, director of Theatre on Tea Street (Odesa) will perform his amazing songs". Possessing a special melodic guitar playing technique that is unique outside of Ukraine, he will perform for you songs from films of his country, popular and forgotten theatre songs, ending the evening with pleasant rhythms of sad and joyful bossa nova". Free entry Enjoy the music

KL 19.00

Sofa chats við immigrant couples. MEA. Café Fríða, Klaksvík

Friday 21st of October

Kl 16.00

Dance event: Outdoor Zumba and Jerusaleema dance challenge. In front of Perlan, Tórshavn.

Show up and have fun with us.

KL 19.00

International service. With Integration Vicar Marjun Lómaklett. Havnar Kirkja. Tórshavn

Children's choir. 3rd class in Eysturskúlin attend.

KL 19.30

Gekkur and dance. Marghøllin. Sørvágur

We celebrate Multicultural Week, and Friday night we join together to play "Gekk" and join in and dance traditional dances from Mexico and the Philippines.

22.00-02.00

Multicultural DJ party. Perlan, Tórshavn.

Music from around the world. Free entrance.

Saturnady 22nd of october

kl 17.00

Miniature workshop. Tabletop Føroyar. Býarbókasavnið. Tórshavn

Bjarni í Dali will teach you how to paint your miniatures f.ex for Warhammer 40.000.

"Tabletop Føroyar" provides free materials, but bring your miniatures. Bjarni will teach you in English.

Sunday 23rd of October

KL 13.00-16.00. Margarinfabrikkin. Tórshavn

"Food between cultures", arranged by the youth club "Margarinfabrikkin" in Tórshavn. Let's enjoy a meal together.

This will be held every month and a new country will make the food each time. At this first meeting, Ukraine will make the food. The food is free, but you have to register in advance.

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What is the Idea Kit?

We have produced an idea kit called Hugskotskjáttan. The purpose of the idea kit is that it can be used as a toolkit and as inspiration for activities and events during the week.

Hugskotsjáttan contains different types of activities for different age groups and different sectors of society. There are two main sections. The first one is: Institutions, Workplaces and Associations and the second are: Children and Youth.

The municipalities will send the idea kit to institutions, schools, workplaces and associations in their respective districts and everyone is free to use it as inspiration for activities and events during Multicultural Week. Participants are also welcome to use their ideas.

We encourage everyone to write to us about planned events and activities. Events and activities that are open for all, will be included in our overall calendar. But even if your activity or event is not open for all, we could like to hear from you. So if you are planning an event during Multicultural Week, please let us know at: fjolmentan@gmail.com. You are also welcome to post images with the hashtag: #fjolmentanforoyar.

The Idea Kit is available here:

Multicultural Week Idea Kit 2022 (in Faroese)

Send us your ideas for activities and events!

Participants are also welcome to use their ideas and we encourage everyone to write to us about planned events and activities or just good ideas. Events and activities that are open for all, will be included in our overall programme. But even if your activity or event is not open for all, we would like to hear from you. So if you are planning an event during Multicultural Week, please let us know.

You are welcome to send your ideas to us here. It is possible to attach files of the type: pdf, jpg and png.

SEND US YOUR IDEAS

Good Advice

Working for inclusiveness and togetherness about cultural diversity is a continuous undertaking, which demands openness. It is also a multilayered approach, to which all sectors in society can contribute, as well as individuals. For everyone, who is involved in this undertaking, it is important to remember, that even if we all have a cultural identity, we also have other identities, such as being a mother, father, sister, brother, being artistic, sports-minded, a film fan, a music enthusiast and so on. We must be careful not to stigmatize or use stigmatizing language.

Thank you and have a good Multicultural Week.

Graphics

We have made the graphics for Multicultural Week 2022 available for all to use. You can find graphics for Word and Powerpoint presentations. Also, you can find graphic frames for social media such as Facebook and Instagram.

It is a good idea to use Photoshop or Canva, when working with frames. Our hope is, that participants post images of events that are related to the multicultural week on their social media platforms.

For instagram we use #fjølmentanføroyar. Please note that the graphics are to be used exclusively for events related to for Multicultural Week 2022.

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