Artist: Ragnheidur Gudmundsdottir

Ragnheidur Gudmundsdottir

Ragnheidur Gudmundsdottir’s last storytelling session was at the Southbank Centre, at their recent festival celebrating Nordic art and culture.

As a writer, she has co-written the Christmas radio play for the Icelandic Broadcasting Corporation (RUV) in 2015. She has a film script, “Leif the Unlucky” in development, funded by the Icelandic Film Institute. The same treatment was selected by Cinekid for participation in their Script LAB 2015-16, a four-month script training programme. She was awarded an Icelandic artist salary in 2016, for co-writing a play with Maria Reyndal.

Ragga has produced three short films and currently has 4 long-form film projects in development.

While running her own theatre company, she wrote a stage adaptation of the children’s book “Karius & Baktus” which toured London for 5 years, with three year full funding from the BIG Lottery Fund. She has written two more commissioned plays for children.

Originally an actress, Ragga has worked extensively on stage and as a voice-over artist for documentaries, tv and film, (e.g. MOXIE: Best British Film – London International Animation Festival 2012, Grand Prize – Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011; official selection – Sundance 2012).

She was a teaching associate in Icelandic at Cambridge University for two years, taught at the British Foreign Office for two years and at University College London since 2001.

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On Saturday evening Ragnheidur will retell the story of Loki – the trickster god and his legacy. While on Sunday at midday there will be two stories from Norse mythology. View Ragnheidur Gudmundsdottir’s storytelling programme here.