Category: Arts & Culture

In Memory of My Beloved Uncle Jóannes Heinesen, Sheep Farmer from Sandavágur

Jóannes Heinesen – also known as Jóannes á Lofti or simply Beiggi (Brother) – was born on 7th April 1930 and passed away at the Sýnini nursing home in Miðvágur on Sunday, 21st April 2024, exactly two weeks after his family celebrated his 93rd birthday. Jóannes inherited the family farm from his grandfather, Petur Heinesen …

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The Crowdfunding of the First Music Project on hopfigging.fo Reached its Goal in Just 6 days.

Newsletter May 7, 2020: It has been going very well collecting funds for the first music project on the website http://hopfigging.fo, managed by Íverksetarahúsið (Entrepreneur House) in Klaksvík. The music project, initiated by composer Elin Brimheim Heinesen, started on Friday, May 1st. By Thursday evening, May 6th, 105% of the requested amount of 60,000 DKK had …

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Language, Narrativity, and Art as Cognition

by Elin Brimheim Heinesen “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” That is how it began according to John 1:1 in the Bible. And therein lies a deep truth. For without words, one cannot tell a story. Without words or signs, there would be no …

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You Provide Sustenance For Yourself With What Is Available To You

As simple as the sentence in this header may sound, the more difficult it seems to many to comprehend what it really means. I came to think about that, when I tried to answer some questions I got today in an E-mail from an Australian journalist, asking me: 1. Do Faroe islanders consider pilot whales …

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If We Lose Our Foods We Lose Who We Are

I was born in the late 50’ies in the Faroe Islands. At that time we pretty much had a subsistence way of life in this remote place on earth with a hostile climate and an environment that humans could never hope to survive in without eating animals. In winter, our region is stormy and dark …

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European Podcast of the Year!

The Faroe Islands Podcast has been named “European Podcast of the Year” in the non-profit category by the European Podcast Awards. We were also named the best non-profit podcast in Denmark (for reasons of judging, that was considered our country of origin… long story). More than 2,000 podcasts were nominated, so the team is very …

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What’s the Hype About?

The Faroe Islands have suddenly received a lot of media attention – why has this happened? Interview with Elin Heinesen, Managing Director of SamVit – Faroe Islands Enterprise (Faroe Islands Trade & Tourism Council) 4. March 2008: – These are really exciting times in the Faroe Islands. Never before in all of history, have the …

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Care to Dine With a View?

If branding the Faroes involves setting up some spectacular tourist attraction, Elin Heinesen presented what could become the ultimate experience for domestic and foreign visitors alike—a marvel of a Cold War museum offering a majestic view of the mountain tops. By Búi Tyril, Faroe Business Report 2007 Before she had even started in her new …

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The Faroes: Periphery in the Centre

As people living in an increasingly globalised environment the Faroese, much like the rest of the world, need to embrace change to whatever extent necessary. The ability to cooperate effectively and develop strong networks is becoming more important. And still it is crucial for us to hold on strongly to our unique identity if we …

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Our strengths: Purity, Authenticity and Uniquness

Tourism is now the fastest-growing industry in the Faroe Islands. We therefore need to prepare to meet increasing demands. Our strategy is to build on our strengths and to focus on developing a lucrative tourism which at the same time is sustainable and does not affect our nature and culture in a negative way. By …

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