Harpa - 8 August 2012, 9 p.m.
Price: 2000 ISK
One of this year’s Reykjavík Gay Pride highlights is the award-winning British comedienne Zoe Lyons. Her hilarious stand-up act has been featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has received various awards, including the prestigious London Comedy Award in 2011.
“In the African jungle the lion is king, in the Fringe comedy jungle Zoe Lyons is definitely a Queen, she’ll pounce on you with her witty repartee and have you rolling about the floor in fits of hysterics.”
“Lyons lit up the stage for an hour with her genuine, bitchy sarcastic humour that left everyone in stitches. I don’t think I have laughed so hard at a stand-up show in my life.”
“Probably the most impressive British female comic on the circuit.” The Skinny, Edinburgh
“Zoe is the epitome of camp comedy … her audience interaction is the best I have seen” Scotsgay
Harpa 10 August 2012, 8.30 p.m.
Price: 2000 ISK
The “Queer Classical” concert in Harpa was among the highlights of last year’s Reykjavík Gay Pride. This year’s “Queer Broadway” concert features the outstanding work of queer Broadway and jazz composers. Iceland’s diva of jazz, Kristjana Stefánsdóttir, performs songs by Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Rufus Wainwright and others. She is joined by pianist Kjartan Valdemarsson and bassist Valdimar Kolbeinn Sigurjónsson, as well as musicologist Árni Heimir Ingólfsson who will provide queer stories of the composers and their works.
Each year Reykjavik Gay Pride signs on number of foreign artists to perform at the pride event. Normally, the pride board decides before the end of February, which artists and performers to sign up.
If you are interested in performing at the Reykjavik Gay Pride, please fill out this form and e-mail it as an attachment.
On May 16th the mayor of Reykjavik, Jón Gnarr, awarded the city’s Human Rights Prize to Reykjavik Gay Pride at an official cermony, attended by members of the city council, the city’s committee on equal rights as well as members of the Reykjavik Pride. According to the tradition, the prize is anually, after a nomination from the committee on equal rights, either awarded to a person, a group or an organization for an outstanding contribution to the humanitarian cause.
Hinsegin dagar í Reykjavík – Reykjavík Gay Pride – announces its annual general meeting which will be held Sunday March 6th 2011 at 14:00 in the Queer Center, Laugavegur 3, 4th floor.
In the house that now is the home of both gay dance club Barbara (second and third floor) and Trúnó queer café, Laugavegur 22, (street level) used to be the most famous gay club 22 in the 80's so it is very fitting that today it is once again the "gay palace" of Reykjavík.