CULTURE

Gener8ion | Athens | To October 23
WHAT'S ON

Edgy and innovative French filmmaker Romain Gavras presents “Gener8ion,” a dystopian look at the world in the not-so-distant future, at the Onassis Cultural Center.


Photis Kontoglou | Athens | To December 12
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Born in Turkey in 1895 and raised in a family of devout of Greek Orthodox Christians, Photis Kontoglou went on to become leading proponent of the movement for Greek art to return to its roots.

Sheltered Gardens | Athens | To November 30
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Inspired by the poem of the same name by Hilda Doolittle, “Sheltered Gardens” is a “hybrid” visual arts exhibition by the Polygreen Culture & Art Initiative at the Diomedes Botanical Gardens.


Classical Nights | Athens | September 27-30
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The American School of Classical Studies’ Gennadius Library is hosting a series of classical music evenings, in cooperation with the Schwarz Foundation and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

Les Arts Florissants | Athens | October 2
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Renowned harpsichordist and conductor William Christie leads Les Arts Florissants in a show that combines music, dance and theater, in an anthology of emblematic works by Moliere.


Kidot Festival | Thessaloniki | October 8 & 9
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This year’s Kidot festival for families and children has grown and is moving to Thessaloniki’s Helexpo conference center, where it will be creating new fun spaces and events.

Premiere Nights | Athens | September 28 – October 9
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The Greek capital’s biggest cinematic event is back in its 28th edition and has spread out across the city, with screenings at the Danaos, Idea, Astor, Asty, Trianon and Pallas theaters, as well as the Athens Concert Hall and The Mall

Mitsotakis raises Parthenon sculptures at UN
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Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis referred to Greece’s standing demand for the permanent return from the British Museum in London of the Parthenon sculptures during his address to the United Nations General Assembly.



Green Weekend | Athens | September 24 & 25
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The challenges of climate change and what we can do to mitigate its impact is the key theme of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center’s (snfcc.org) first Green Weekend.


Ecoculture Festival | Elefsina | September 24 & 25
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Eleusis European Cultural Capital 2023 (2023eleusis.eu) is holding a two-day celebration of the environment this weekend and launching a new location by “reactivating” the West Attica town’s Oasis campsite.

Nicolas Hubesch | Athens | To October 13
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Wandering around the streets of Athens during the lockdowns, French artist Nicolas Hubesch became inspired by the rundown apartment blocks and neighborhoods that went up to accommodate thousands of refugees from Asia Minor a century ago.


Taking off from Elliniko to Washington
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Elliniko, early September 2007. A skinny young man holding a camera wanders across the empty, yawning expanses of Greece’s former international airport on the capital’s southern coast.

Larsen C | Athens | October 6-9
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Following a sold-out run last spring and critically acclaimed appearances in other parts of Europe, choreographer Christos Papadopoulos returns to the stage of the Onassis Cultural Center.

Yannis Markopoulos | Athens | September 20
WHAT'S ON

Hailed as one of the country’s most significant modern composers and the artists who galvanized the “back to the roots” movement back in the 1970s, Yannis Markopoulos is celebrating 60 years on the stage with a big concert at the Herod Atticus Theater.


Kings of Convenience | Athens | September 20
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Indie folk-pop act Kings of Convenience are coming to Greece for a show at the Acropol Theater (9 Ippocratous), following the release of their fourth studio album, “Peace or Love.”

Uncompromising, generous, with a vision
CULTURE

What do the people who worked with Irene Papas remember of her? What has stayed with them? What did people feel when they saw her for the first time or met her?