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The world best puppetry at Hvammstangi

Hvammstangi International Puppet Festival will be hosted for the second time in Hvammstangi in October

Hvammstangi International Puppet Festival will be hosted for the second time in Hvammstangi in October, bringing together artists from all over the world who will share the best puppetry the world has to offer. This brand new festival celebrates live-action contemporary puppetry in both theatre and film, while actively promoting rural artists and the rural artistic lifestyle. 

"HIP is social. It lives in the present and shapes the future. It is a place for artistic gathering, to share skills, joy, food, art and fund. It is anacreontic. HIP is a respite from the hectic, an opportunity to revel in the thunderous silence of Northwest Iceland," it says on the website of the event.

More than twenty artists from eight countries will be performing at the festival, which will take place 8.-10. of October. Events include shows, workshops, lectures and movie screenings with discussions with the artists afterwards. Click here to see the program.