Athens Insider Summer 2020

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Jon Allen Performs

WHAT: Bring a little soul to a cool fall evening with an inspiring performance from English singer and songwriter Jon Allen. The musician straddles the folk and rock genres and will make his debut in Athens with his fourth album, “Blue Flame”. To purchase tickets visit here. WHEN: 10 pm, October 19 WHERE: Stavros tou Notou Frantz...

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Pavlos Samios: Lovers of the Earth

WHAT: Professor at the Athens School of Fine Arts, renowned Greek artist Pavlos Samios presents a series of paintings dating back to his Paris period from 1978 to 1992. Using several painting techniques (fresco, tempera, etc.) the Lover of the Earth exhibition touches on the French eco-sensibility of the early ‘90s. WHEN: Until November 8, Mondays...

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Steve Lazarides: The Man Behind Banksy

Steve Lazarides on the ever-elusive Banksy’s most shocking stunt yet With the staged self-destruction of his own 1.4 million dollar painting at an auction, Banksy shocked the world yet again and cemented his status as one of the most fascinating and unpredictable artists of our time. Back in May 2010 Athens Insider spoke with...

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“Walls & Streets” Exhibition

WHAT: It’s difficult to spend more than 5 minutes in Athens without coming across at least a dozen pieces of street art. The now global graffiti movement that has made Athens the “European capital of Street Art” actually has its roots in New York City. A collaboration between the two cities at the Alibi Gallery provides an incredible opportunity fo...

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What to do in Athens this October

From Shakespeare, rock n’ roll history, Mexican muralists, French street culture, Jewish relics, craft beer exhibitions, wine fests and so much more. National Theatre Live: King Lear WHAT: British icon Ian McKellan graces the screen with his acclaimed performance of King Lear in the Shakespeare play of the same name. The moving...

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Eating, Sleeping, Breathing Music

When you hear the phrase rock and roll, the image that appears in your mind is probably one that Richard Bellia took. Born with the gift of artistry, Bellia has used his eye for passion and talent to photograph dozens of iconic rock musicians in a groundbreaking career spanning almost 40 years. Richard Bellia’s legendary career as a photo...

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Costas Andreou presents Live Ambient

WHAT: For an experience at once immersive, theatrical, musical, and completely unique, see Costas Andreou and his electric bass perform at the Fournos Theatre. The local musician takes his audience on organic and layered voyages through electronic music; and it’s all live. Don’t miss this delicate encounter with multilevel soundscapes and experimen...

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Robert McCabe’s Journey through Time

Nothing captures a Greece before the advent of mass tourism like Robert McCabe’s photographs of the country. McCabe travelled extensively through the Aegean between 1955 and 1957, capturing locals and pristine landscapes with his Rolleiflex. The result is a stunning collection of images depicting a Greece perhaps lost. “When I...

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Art on the Islands

With summer days fleeting and the reality of fall setting in, you only have a few more days to enjoy the beauty and cultural heritage of the Greek islands. Tamsin Paternoster travels to the islands and culls out the last highlights on this summer's arts calendar. From Hydra, Greece’s traditional artisan retreat where art colle...

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