CULTURE


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WHAT'S ON

The Premiere Nights Athens International Film Festival is back in physical form with exciting offerings from the international and Greek cinema scene, including special tributes, presentations and sideline events.


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CULTURE

The uncovering of unique Late Roman and Byzantine remains during excavations for a metro system in Thessaloniki in northern Greece has called into question how a country comes to terms with the treatment and display of its material past.


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The Athens Biennale returns for its seventh edition with an exciting program centered on iconic spots in downtown Athens, themed “Eclipse” to denote the transition the world is going through today.



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CULTURE

The Louvre Museum opens a large-scale historical and artistic exhibition dedicated entirely to Greece on the last day of September.


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With tickets for its October 6 and 7 ballet gala already sold out, the Christmas Theater cultural events company has added a new date, on October 8.


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Italian film actress Monica Bellucci walks in central Athens on Monday before talking about her theatrical performance as the iconic Greek opera star Maria Callas.

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“Seven Deaths of Maria Callas,” an ambitious operatic project by pioneering performance artist Marina Abramovic, is coming to the Stavros Niarchos Hall of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in southern Athens.

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WHAT'S ON

The 14 local members of the European Union National Institutes for Culture network have organized a special event aimed at inspiring a discussion about sustainable cities.


[Xinhua]
CULTURE

The China-Greece Year of Culture and Tourism began on Thursday with a ceremony held at the foot of the Acropolis as officials from both countries expressed confidence in a stronger friendship and further cooperation between the two peoples.

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CULTURE

The Acropolis archaeological site in Athens will remain closed between 8 and 10.30 a.m. on Sunday for security reasons during a visit by high-ranking foreign officials, the Culture Ministry said in a statement.