The British Council, in cooperation with the Kingston Writing School and the University of Kingston in London, has opened registrations for its International Creative Writing Summer School, held at the Council's premises Athens and Thessaloniki on June 5-30.
Australian writer Gillian Bouras, a resident of Greece since the 1980s, presents her latest book of humorous and heartfelt observations on life in the Peloponnese at the Athens Center, on Wednesday, March 22, starting at 7 p.m.
Panos Karan (piano), Zach Tarpagos (flute), Ana Chifu (flute) and Maria Bildea (harp) will present a concert of classical music in aid of the charity Keys of Change, at St Paul’s Anglican Church on Monday, March 20.
The Megaron Plus lecture series continues on Monday, March 20, with David Harvey, a distinguished professor of anthropology and geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).
The 3@arias ensemble – Marina Vouliyianni on vocals, Irini Mavrou on piano and Calliope Mylaraki on violin – will perform songs from popular musicals by Irving Berlin, Astor Piazzolla, Cole Porter, Kurt Weill, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Claude-Michele Schonberg, at the Teloglion Foundation of Art on Saturday, March 18.
The Panagia tis Tinou passenger ship is towed out of Piraeus port Tuesday, on its way to a demolition yard in neighboring Turkey. The ship, confiscated by the Seafarers’ Pension Fund (NAT) from its owners due to debts, had been stranded, and partially sunk, since last April when it started to take in water and was listing 40 degrees to starboard. Even though port authorities were keen to remove the ship from the port, efforts were bogged down by red tape, and salvage work only began in earnest three months ago. [Eurokinissi]