Christmas is a special time of year for all of us, but it is especially special for the Meet Market because its also its birthday. This year the Meet Market will be double in size! Thats right, this year it will be meeting and marketeering for not 2, but 4 days, from Thursday, December 19th till Sunday, December 22nd, in the spectacular venue of Athinais.
September marks the arrival of the autumn, but that is only on your calendar if you are in Greece, where the sun keeps on beaming from above, the sea keeps on casting its blue and green spell on people, and the atmosphere keeps on dressing in dazzling red and orange clothes throughout the day.
The autumn Sales in Athens, Greece in the retail sector will be from Friday, 1st November to Sunday, 10th November 2013!
The Railway Carriage Theatre to Treno sto Rouf is a Train Theatre unique in the world and an innovative concept on the operation and the aesthetics of theatrical space. The fully renovated carriages of the Railway Carriage Theater are a venue for theatrical, musical and dance performances, performances for children, festivals for young artists, literature events, seminars, fine arts exhibitions and romantic dinners.
ReMap 4, takes place from the 8th to the 30th of September in the historical Kerameikos-Metaxourgeio area in the Athens City center, and transforms the area into a unique meeting point for contemporary art.
The Athens gasworks, the site where the City of Athens "Technopolis" park is located, reopens its gates to the public on 27 January 2013, approximately 30 years after its operation closedown, as Athens's first industrial museum.
After an international career as a ballet soloist and teacher, Kalliopi now creates sculpture inspired by the dance. This exhibition features twenty of her sculptures with Vincent's photos of them. Also, her dancing career is shown in archive photos, with transformations of these images into new shapes and colours.
The City of Athens is continuing for a second season the successful project "Going out in Athens".
Every Tuesday for 3 months all inhabitants workers and visitors have the opportunity to enjoy menus, drinks, and coffee in affordable prices 10€ for the menu 5€ per drink and 2€ for all kind of coffee same for all restaurants and coffee bars participating in this action.
The Art Workshop "Geometry, A Philosophical / Artistic Approach" explores the relation of geometry to the visual arts field based on the principles of Pre-Socratic Philosophy. The Art Workshop will take place on the premises of the Herakleidon Museum and the Archaeological Site of the Kerameikos in Athens, Greece.
Athens Print Fest/ Second Edition-Plan B, the second edition of the International Festival of Engraving and Printmaking, organized by the City of Athens Culture, Sports and Youth Organization (OPANDA) and the Greek Printmakers' Association with the support of the Hellenic Ministry of Education, Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports under the auspices of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO, will take place at various city locations from October 1st to October 28, 2012.
Global Ignite Show comes to Greece with Athens being the first city to host the event. Ignite is about ideas that can change the world, that can affect people life's, that are shaping our future, that identifies "Innovation Generation". It is nothing more than the craziest geek event that alters our way of thinking; that re-evaluates accepted norms, roles and standards; insanity, "disruptivity", enlightenment, is what you will see and find at Ignite Athens.
Ancient Greek theatre is alive and well in Modern Theatre - what explains this phenomenon? Dr. Stevens will explore how different approaches to the modern staging of ancient plays, both in Greece and in the wider world, is inevitably bound up with questions of cultural ‘ownership,' of what are continuities and what are discontinuities between the past and the present
A new initiative of the City of Athens will be held every Tuesday, starting on May 15th, 2012 until June 26th. The City of Athens allies with restaurants, cafés and bars in the city and introduces a new action called " Enjoy Athens "downtown Athens."
On the occasion of the international centenary celebrations marking the birth of novelist and poet Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990), the Durrell School of Corfu is organising a one-week seminar dedicated to the life and work of Lawrence Durrell at the Athens Centre in Athens, Greece.
In the spring of 399 B.C., Socrates confronted 500 Athenians, citizens, judges and jurors, in his trial initiated by the charges leveled at him by Meletus, Anytos and Lycon. The trial began with a reading of the formal charges: "Socrates is a doer of evil, and corrupter of the youth, and he does not believe in the gods of the state, and he believes in other new divinities of his own."
On May 2012, almost 2,500 years later, the trial of Socrates is repeated.
The ‘Paintings from Elsewhere' Art Show is a fundraising event and exhibition displaying beautiful and unique paintings from the Caribbean island shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti. For artists from this region, their works are marked by color and light, with the art reflecting a rich culture and identity, and includes influences from Africa, Europe and Asia.
The Night of Museums is celebrated for the eighth consecutive year on Saturday, May 19th 2012 with the participation of museums from all over Europe. TheB. & M. Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music in Athens, Greece opens its doors, inviting a wider public with free admission from 18:00 until 03:00 for a special night experience in its hospitable spaces, including the following events:
"Museums in a Changing World. New challenges, New inspirations"
Today, the world is changing faster than ever. New technology delivers new ideas, gigabytes of information, news of an increasingly unstable climate, all shared by social media. Modern museums must compete for an audible voice against the furious pace of this background.
Legal Experts Gather in Athens,Greece to Shed Light on the Issues Timing deemed right as European Commission, UNESCO, UNIDROIT take action
The legal issues concerning the protection of cultural goods -- such as paintings, sculptures, religious property and archaeological pieces -- are currently in the international spotlight with significant meetings being held by UNIDROIT and UNESCO
Within the project LPM 2012, which provides the organization of LPM promotional events in Europe together with foreign partners, the Athens Video Art Festival and LPM invite you on 18 and 19 February at K44 of Athens, Greece for two days of screenings, workshops, installations, performances, debates and where you can snoop among exihibitors stands and, most of all, attend the presentation of the new edition of Live Performers Meeting 2012.
This Christmas, all the artistic forces of the city of Athens become the "spirit of the city" and work together to prepare festivities. Ten theme festivals give the pulse of this holiday season for the next 30 days and nights in all main squares of the city: Syntagma, Klaythmonos and Kotzia. The celebrations will spread at the same time in 17 different neighborhoodsof the city
This Christmas, the radio station of Athens, Athina 9.84, "adopts" the Infant Care Center "Mitera" and its Branches (Penteli Convalescent Home, "Agios Andreas" Childland and "Agia Varvara Childland). "MITERA" is one of the main Child Protection Institutions in Greece, which- through adoptions and fostering of unprotected,abandoned and abused children- aims at securing for them a normal psychological and social future.
This Christmas Season, the City takes action in bringing a message of solidarity and unity, especially by making children an active key player in transforming Athens for the holidays into what it should be: a dynamic, special, young and non overweening city, which loves its sour orange threes instead of oversized Christmas trees.
And here is the last party for Athens! Xstatic presents the closing night Vintage the City! Having the "Gasoline bar" and his beautiful yard in Gazi as our base, we rediscover all the hidden aspects of the city we love!
And the parties for Athens continue! This time Xstatic presents Girls in the city! Having the "Gasoline bar" and his beautiful yard in Gazi as our base, we rediscover all the hidden aspects of the city we love!
Xstatic presents Celebrating Athens series. Our summer break is over and we all returned back to Athens. To avoid the "blues of coming back", we thought we should celebrate the city of Athens and discover it all over again! Having the "Gasoline bar" and his beautiful yard in Gazi as our base, we will rediscover all the hidden aspects of the city we love!
The partially restored ELAIOURGIO (a former soap factory) is the home of Aeschylia Festival. The factory is situated next to Elefsina's main archaeological site, where one of the most important initiation ceremonies of antiquity, the Elefsinian mysteries, took place. In this dramatic setting the festival hosts a variety of theatre performances, concerts and films, as well as a renowned annual contemporary art commission.
Festive flare as Kotzia square turns into a colourful beach!
In response to the economic crisis and the desertification of the Athenian center, ATEDCO(Athens tourism and economic development company) in collaboration with ONA, PODA, Technopolis, the Athens municipality music orchestra, Van Dog events, the Helix team, the "18Ano", Athens Voice, Best Radio, Enlefko, Bacaro and other citizens' associations, join forces to raise the city's morale and turn Kotzia square into an urban oasis.
On the occasion of the celebration of the "European Night of Museums 2011", the HERAKLEIDON MUSEUM in Athens, Greece and the NATIONAL CONSERVATORY invite you, on Saturday, May 14th, 2011, from sunset to midnight, to an evening with the theme The Visual Arts and Music: a mystical dialogue.
Dionyssia, leading consumer Exhibition of Greek and International wines is ready to open its doors, once again, this year in Athens, Greece. The annual Event is an anticipated occasion for the city's wine lovers and will be held on Saturday and Sunday, 12th and 13th of February (11:00 - 20:00), at the Zappeion Megaro Athens, the classic venue of this Event.
Green Design Festival in Athens, Greece is an original, open-air, open-to-all event with over 150 designers from all design-related fields are taking part, along with architects, curators and volunteers. Green Design Festival seeks to present design in all forms and applications to spark a discussion on a contemporary way of life that is friendlier towards the environment, and to help construct more positive environmental attitudes through its suggestions and the themes it addresses.
The fifth anniversary edition of the "Vodafone CU 7PLY project" organized by Propaganda Rollin co. in collaboration with DC footwear and Vodafone CU is on the way. The "Vodafone CU 7PLY project" has been established as the biggest street and skateboard culture event taking place in Athens, Greece mixing all street culture elements. The unique skateboard art and culture festival will take place at the Technopolis, in Athens, Greece on the 24 and 25 of April.
The 3rd Screamin' Athens Horror Film Festival will be held Friday and Saturday 9 and 10 April at Gagarin 205. A total of 22 long and short films from various countries will be shown during the festival. Made on a minimal budget and with plenty of black humour as their backbone, the films are mostly independent and underground productions. Most of them have been shown at major horror film international festivals and have earned distinctions and awards.
This exhibition presents the winning study, the five finalist proposals, along with the rest of the submissions in a competition to designing and develop a student housing complex in the Keramikos-Metaxourgio district. At the same time, material related to the area and to student housing will also be presented, along with the results of popular voting. The show is being presented at the Benaki Museum from 26 March to 4 April in Athens, Greece.
Since 2007, there has been a distinctive reason to come to Athens, Greece in February and wander around the historic centre of the city: the Design Walk. Each year, studios open their doors to visitors, inviting them to follow a trail that brings them closer to the most functional and everyday applied art. The walk takes you through the vibrant area of the city next to the Acropolis from 5 to 7 February. Discover Athens through the Design Walk.
A weekend market-party of innovation by local designers, artists, djs and independent businesses will take place 23 and 24 January at Bios in Athens, Greece under one urban roof at the Meet Market. Come mingle, shop and browse through clothes, jewellery, records, accessories, vintage finds, organic bath and body products, photography, prints, food, toys, design objects, books and a whole lot more. There will be interactive games with free prizes for all, so no one will walk away empty handed.
For the first time in Athens, the Dream Team of magicians straight from the Mecca of entertainment, the Las Vegas Magic Festival in Athens Greece. Leave the tedious reality at home and enter the wonderful world of magic. Straight from the top Las Vegas hotspots, Tropicana, Ceasar's Palace and Mandalay Bay, the crème-de-la-crème of magicians comes to the Badminton Theatre in Athens to enchant spectators with their magic, personality and humour from 5 to 17 January.
Salseros from all over the world: be prepared for the most amazing show of your lives. Marc Anthony, the most influential artist of his generation, the winner of four Grammy awards and the man who has sold 10 million albums worldwide, will be in Athens for a unique concert from 27 to 29 November, as the 2nd Todo Latino Salsa Festival take places for three consecutive days at the Paleo Faliro (Tae Kwon Do) Sports Pavilion.
Athens Xclusive Designers Week will take place at the Ethniki Asfalistiki Conference Centre from 30 October to 2 November. It is a fashion event presenting an innovative and extensive programme of fashion, business, cultural and social events, allowing visitors to experience the most innovative and engaging creative interaction. A gala and parties, fashion concerts, photo and art exhibitions, charity events and business forums are all part of Athens Xclusive Designers Week.
Technopolis of the the City of Athens, in cooperation with the ELKEDE Technology and Design Centre and Q-Productions (Greek Fashion Week production company) will be staging Fashion Week Athens from 22 to 25 October, featuring summer collections for 2010. The event will take place at Technopolis in Gazi, Athens. The event is being sponsored by the City of Athens and professional organisations in the clothing industry, such as SEPEE (Hellenic Fashion Industries Association), SKEE (Hellenic Fashion Industry Association) and ELSEVIE (Hellenic Association of Footwear Manufacturers and Exporters).
The City of Athens is staging the Athens Digital Week Festival for the second consecutive year. It is set to take place from 14 October to 18 October at Technopolis. The Festival will offer all visitors entertainment and information on outstanding achievements and the potential of the electronic age. Athens Digital Week promises to young and old visitors that this year they will have the opportunity to witness a unique interactive experience. They will also have the opportunity to play, communicate and express themselves through technology.
Art for More is a pioneering international festival dedicated to Art and Mental Health which will take place 9 to 11 October in observance of International Mental Health Day (10 October) at the Art House. Contemporary international works on the theme of "Diversity" and the relation between art and mental health will be featured in three artistic zones: visual arts, cinematic and dramatic, while at the end of each evening, the Art House space will be transformed with an explosive live concert.
The most subversive festival of Athens Greece, the Going Youth Festival, with more than 300 young artists up to age 29, will be coming to Technopolis. Going Youth Festival will welcome artists and audiences from 23 to 27 September for five days of live, alternative and multi-faceted art, including theatre, dance, music, photography exhibitions, visual arts and video art. It will be a festival with the distinct stamp of young people's artistic creativity at Technopolis.
Visitors to Technopolis in Athens will be able to learn about the Italian way of life through various arts at the Italia in Piazza 2009 show from 1 to 6 June. For the third consecutive year, the Italian Embassy in Athens is staging a series of events under the title Italia in Piazza 2009 and will include music recitals, films that are part of the first Italian Film Festival, scientific seminars, commercial and cultural events and the presentation of wines and cuisine from various regions of Italy.
The 5th Ecolife, the only general exhibition for organic products, this year is being staged in cooperation with "Technopolis S.A" of the City of Athens and will take place from 28 to 31 May at the Technopolis Entertainment Centre. Companies and ecological organisations from all over Greece will once more exhibit their suggestions for making quality choices in Environment-Friendly Products and Services.
The Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens will celebrate International Museum Day -- and Night -- on 16 and 17 May with a series of events, continuing a tradition begun in 2005 by the museum directorate of the French Ministry of Culture, which coordinates the celebration for Europe. This year's Night at the Museums is being staged under the auspices of the Council of Europe, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and UNESCO. "Museums and Tourism" has been set as the topic for 2009.
After three years in a row, the Vodafone CU 7 Ply Project skateboard art and culture festival has been established as the biggest event held in Greece showcasing all elements of street culture and especially skateboarding. Technopolis in Athens will once again host the festival on 8, 9 and 10 May. Live concerts and dj sets, as well as skateboard contests, will take place on location during the festival, in addition to the skate art exhibition.
The specially designed space at the National Insurance (Ethniki Asfalistiki) Building (at the Intercontinental) will host on 11 April an exciting evening of live DJ sets to accompany an exhibition of new design applications and a display of album covers with a retrofuture aesthetic. All this takes place in 2,000 square metres of stylish elegance.
The 5th Athens Xclusive Designers Week will take place from 3 -6 April at the Conference Centre of Ethniki Asfalistiki. The legendary Vivienne Westwood presents her famous collection. The “Queen” of punk chic, the woman-legend that is considered to be a vital part of Fashion history will be presenting, for the first time, in Greece her collection in the context of the 5th AXDW.
City of Athens Technopolis and Athens Fashion Week Productions are staging Fashion Week Athens for Autumn-Winter 2009/2010, March 26 to 29, at Technopolis in Gazi. Collections will be presented by prominent Greek designers and some promising newcomers. A variety of events and parties will take place during Fashion Week.
The Hellenic American Union, in cooperation with the US Embassy in Athens, presents a lecture by American journalist, activist and author Evelyn C. White. The event is taking place on Tuesday, February 24, at 7 pm, as part of the annual celebration of Black History Month in the US.
The National Institute of Radio Broadcasting, now known as Hellenic Radio, in 2008 celebrated the 70th anniversary of its first transmission. The state-run Hellenic Radio (ERA) 70 years later returns to Zappeion, the spot from where it transmitted its first broadcast, with a large exhibition that recounts the history of radio in Greece. The exhibition will be held from 8 December until 30 January.
The exhibition "Through History with Ikaros" is an imaginary "flight", organized by the Cultural Organization of the City of Athens in collaboration with the S.O.F.I.A Foundation. The rare exhibits of this particular exhibition belong to the Foundation, they are certified by Christie's London, and it is made possible thanks to the support of the Hellenic Air Force General.
Every year, the Technopolis complex in Gazi is flooded with people attending the International Comics Festival. This year the 13th International Comics Festival, one of Athens' most successful and popular events, will take place January 22-25 at the Technopolis Cultural Centre in the Gazi district. The festival will host exhibitions by Greek and international artists, featuring comic art and other events.
Almost a year to the date since its first and very successful trial debut, terror returns to the city of Athens! The Screamin' Athens Horror Festival, with its head held high and its teeth sharpened, is back - on 5th, 6th and 7th December- at Gagarin205 and promises another three days filled with horror films from all over the world, as well as exhibitions, books, music and humour!
On Saturday the 25th of October, people and artists that consider the streets, the parks and the squares of Athens as their natural canvas, are making an organized proposal-invitation to the people of Athens. Artists, theater groups, street performers, musicians, jugglers, acrobats, graffiti artists and many others will take over the streets of Athens and paint them with spectacles, happenings and action.
For the first time,Technopolis in Gazi will host, from the 16th until the 19th of October, the biggest multi-event of technology that has ever been organized in Athens. Technopolis will be transformed into a wonderful interactive experience, offering entertainment and awareness in all the amazing aspects of the digital era. A related event will take place from the 13th until the 19th of October at Syntagma Square, which will be a reference point for Athens Digital Week with special happenings and interactive presentations.
What do they laugh about in Germany? How does the British Humor translate on paper? Which nation hosts the darkest satire? Does the climate of a country play any role in the satire produced? How does the cartoon function as a national mirror? All these questions will be hopefully resolved in the cartoon exhibition "Cartoons in Europe of 27" which will take place in Zappeion-Athens during 13-25 October.
On the18th and the 19th of October, the 4th Meet Market will take place at the E.PA.S.K.T gallery at Plaka (19A, Tholou & Panos st). This collective fair, that is organized on a monthly basis, gathers together a group of Greek and foreign artists, designers and DJ's, and introduces us to their creations. Get ready to meet the talented and creative side of Athens!
More than 70 architects, industrial designers, graphic designers, graffiti artists and fashion designers exhibit their ideas for a Green Athens in the heart of the city. From September 10 to October 1, Green Design Festival takes place at Syntagma Square and another 10 spots within the city center, organized under the auspices of the Athens Municipality.
On Saturday, October 4, Athens' cultural center Technopolis opens its gates and welcomes important artists and all funs of hip-hop. The reason is the 1 Athens Hip-Hop Festival, a new institution that aims to induce us into the philosophy of hip-hop.