The point is that resting is not laziness. You are lazy when you have stopped caring about something. In that respect, I'm never lazy." That's how Magnús Scheving, the author of LazyTown, defines laziness. When our request to interview Magnús got the go-ahead, he let us know the most direct route to the gym, as we expected him to do the interview while jogging across town or while he stood on hi...
The birthday celebration of the Autism Society began last weekend in the Town Hall with a varied entertainment program. The company celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year and at the party an exhibition of works by autistic artists was opened and ends today. The exhibition is intended to provide insight into the lives of people with autism in Iceland and is shown in words and pictures. Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, mayor, and Margrét Margeirsddttir gave an presentation on the entertainment program.
There was a large crowd in the Town Hall and about 400 people attended the entertainment where autistic artists as well as nationally known entertainers performed. Among them was the Sports elf from Latibær, Magnús Scheving, and the band Todmobile with the lead singer Andreu Gylfadóttir.
The birthday party ends today with a seminar about autism at the Town Hall, where sisters Judy and Sean Barron from the United States will speak. Sean Barron is a young man with autism and wrote the book “Here is a boy hiding” with his mother Judy. The book was published in Iceland this year in a translation by psychiatrist Pál Ásgeirsson.
The seminar is open to the public and autistic people and their families will give presentations and share their experiences.