Early next year, the renowned London Symphony Orchestra will perform a musical based on a Faroese children’s book. The book, called ‘Veiða Vind’ (Catch the Wind), is written by Faroese author Rakel Helmsdal and tells the tale of elves and dragons.
Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Bárður Oskarsson, Nils Henrik Asheim, Benedikt Erlingsson, Ólafur Egill Egilsson, Marianne Slot, Carine Leblanc and Per Ole Frederiksen, Pâviârak Jakobsen and Nette Levermann from the Attu Natural Resource Council were awarded the five Nordic Council prizes 2018.
The Faroese horse, called føroyska rossið in Faroese, has wandered in the rugged landscape of the windswept Faroe Islands for over a thousand years. DNA analysis has shown that the Faroese breed is unique, not found anywhere else in the world.
When travelling to a place that is such a wild contrast to my home base in New York, the big differences are plainly obvious (but definitely not plain). The Faroe Islands are no exception. Giant skyscrapers are mountains, shiny rooftops are blanketed with grassy turf, and the pace is a bit…slower.
Traditional Faroese food is of great significance to the locals; not only the part where you get to dig in and satisfy those taste buds, but also the other stages, from hunting and killing to preserving and preparing.