John Carr mirrors the collective psyche of a country eager yet cautious to crawl back to near-normalcy.
As I find when I rub the fuzz
Of sleep from eyes and stagger to
The place where the first thing I do
Is look in the mirror with a start
And ask myself, "Who's this old fart
And why doth he still walk the earth...
Tomorrow is Protomayia. Though official celebrations have been slated for May 9, there's no reason why you can't pay tribute to the Return of Spring and the End of Lockdown like a true Greek…
On this Greek version of Labour Day, locals traditionally gather bright blooms from the hillsides and fashion them into wreaths for thei...
John Carr baits you into his virus-obsessed world with an ode to the invisible crown-shaped bug.
'Tis four weeks now this lockdown weighs
So heavily upon our days,
As we all huddle as in hiding
Awaiting that oh-so-glad tiding
That Covid 19 has at last
Been sent the way of viri past.
But let's not soak in gloom and doom...
A soft-spoken Doctor is the darling of the masses. John Carr joins the ranks of his adoring fans and pens this glowing tribute!
Let's hear it, folks, for Dr T,
That modest chappie on tv,
Who every afternoon at six
Unmasks ol' Covid's nasty tricks
And lets us know what's going' down
Plus how to get rid of our frown
WHAT: This great musical performance with George Dalaras, who embarks on a nostalgic journey through the history of Greek song, directed by the legendary Costas Gavras, will be uploaded on the online "stage" of the Athens Concert Hall.
WHEN: On SaturdayApril 25 at 21:30 (duration 137 minutes).
The Onassis Foundation calls on artists across the globe to interpret the present moment. The ΕΝΤΕR project is not another quarantine diary, but a series of original works created in the conditions of the “here and now”.
The Onassis Foundation announces the commission of new works by artists across generations and the arts. "Our...
The highly popular dramedy series FAK YAASS is now available to audiences worldwide as it made its official international premiere on April 1, 2020 on YouTube
Bulldog Productions highly popular dramedy series FAK YAASS, following the story of Nico Nicolakis and his big Greek family as they accompany Nico through his coming-out...
Kassiani Hymn, a little offering by jazz musician Dimitri Vassilakis and New York based visual artist Lydia Venieri. Inspired by a solemn hymn for the Greek Orthodox holy week service.
Kassiani Hymn Dimitri Vassilakis/Lydia Venieri
Few writers evoke the intense emotion and vivid imagery of Easter in Greece as Sofka Zinovieff in her memoir, Eurydice Street, A Place in Athens. An extract from her book that so poignantly captures the glorious paradoxes and rich traditions of Greek Easter.
Few would dispute that Easter celebrations are the most intensely bea...
A timely promotional tool for Greece, The Trip To Greece promises plenty of mouth-watering Mediterranean meals – with a side helping of ancient ruins and stunning seascapes. Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reunite to follow in Odysseus’ footsteps in director Michael Winterbottom’s culinary and comedic travelogue series, The Trip to Greece.
Sherri Moshman-Paganos traces the history of the deadly plague that almost decimated Athens in the Peloponnesian War. Thucydides, who so clearly etched the horrors of the Black Death in the ‘History of the Peloponnesian War’ stated that ‘the perceived impact of the Athenian plague was such that people ceased fearing the law since they fel...
This Poetry Month, look no further than John Carr, Insider’s in-house bard, for curative metaphors and imagery.
Sing, Muse, of the pestilence
That out of China hastened hence,
Attacking all, both young and old
Who thought they had just caught a cold.
Yet it turned out to be much worse,
A veritable viral curse