CULTURE

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WHAT'S ON

The British School at Athens presents University of the Aegean Professor Maria Mina in a virtual lecture on “Manifestation or Mirage? The Cultural Construction of Insularity in the Southeast Aegean.”


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Former UK ambassador to Greece and academic Michael Llewellyn-Smith has been invited by the British School at Athens to discuss his new biography of Greek statesman Eleftherios Venizelos with respected historian Roderick Beaton.

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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is hosting a Zoom class introducing children aged 6-12 to the fascinating game of chess.


An aerial view of the prehistoric settlement.
CULTURE

Who was the wreathed woman found lavishly buried on a bed beneath the foundations of a modern house in the Kozani village of Mavropigi? Was she a noblewoman or was she connected to the cult of Apollo?

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Journalist Yannis-Orestis Papadimitriou is to have a virtual sitdown with Grammy-winning producer, author and collector Christopher King to talk about his work studying, documenting and enjoying the folk music of Epirus.


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The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is celebrating its annual gala with a virtual event that will be streamed at 6.30 p.m. on May 6.

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A romantic drama based on the Shakespeare classic, “This Is Not Romeo & Juliet” will be streamed live by the Poreia Theater from May 2-5.

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Shadow theater player, creator and director Kostas Spyropoulos was inspired by the tale of the miracle of the Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris near the Acropolis to write a new story for Karagiozis in 1991.



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Greece’s Christmas Theater will screen “The Miracle of Lourdes,” a French supershow presenting the Life and Passions of Christ using the Miracle of Lourdes as a narrative vehicle.


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CULTURE

The Ziller-Loverdos Mansion’s chapel is one of the many emblematic historical buildings around downtown Athens that are being restored and renovated and repurposed for cultural use.


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CULTURE

“Invisible,” by Marianna Kakaounaki, is included in the official list of the 2021 Copenhagen International Documentary Festival, which runs through May 12. It is described by the festival organizers as “an acute political film with a human heart.”

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To celebrate International Earth Day on April 22, the Canadian Institute in Greece, the Hellenic Film Academy and Anemon Productions will be screening “Dolphin Man,” an award-winning documentary by Lefteris Charitos tracing the life of Jacques Mayol.


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Scheduled to coincide with the anniversary of the April 21, 1967 military coup, the Greek Film Archive is holding a series of online screening titled “Memories of the Dictatorship.”

An etching from 1868 shows a convoy of ships sailing on the Suez Canal. Several Greeks worked for the French company that managed the crossing at the time.
CULTURE

The Greeks had arrived in Egypt to work for the famous company, the pride of French engineering and symbol of France’s economic and political penetration in the region.

[InTime News]
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The British School at Athens has invited two professors of political science, Dr Antonis Ellinas from the University of Cyprus and Vasiliki Georgiadou from Panteion University, to hold a discussion titled “Antifascism in Greece: Actors, Resources and Tactics.”