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My Big Fat Greek Coming-Out

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...

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Easter Thoughts

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 https://youtu.be/AkjmoiMLCLQ    

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Memories of Easters Past

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...

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The Trip to Greece: An escapist fantasy 

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. ...

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The Athens Plague and Lessons for Today

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...

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Corona Viriad 2

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 That ...

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Life in the Shadow

As the clouds go by, they often seem so distant and still, one can hardly imagine how fast the sky darkens.  The 7th Athens Biennale ECLIPSE, due on 25th September 2020, has been outlined as an attempt to grasp the fleeting and ominous signs of an imminent era of agony. A dark period accentuating fears, prejudices, and superst...

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The Coronation of Poppae

WHAT: The Athens Concert Hall follows its ‘Stay Home’ campaign with Claudio Monteverdi's classical masterpiece, The Coronation of Poppaea. One of the first operas to use historical events and people, it describes how Poppaea, mistress of the Roman emperor Nero, is able to achieve her ambition and be crowned empress. Recognising that more than ever,...

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Why you should read Polly Samson’s book on Hydra, A Theatre for Dreamers

A brilliant read, full of humour and spontaneity, Polly Samson’s skilled writing offers a fascinating, often voyeuristic account of the sexual jealousy, alcoholism, and bohemian lifestyle that pervaded the creative set in 1960’s Hydra. Recounted through Erica, the daughter of Australia’s tragic literary couple, writers George Johnston and...

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The Corona Viriade

Stuck indoors as everyone else, John Carr adds a bit of levity to our unsettling times by thumbing his nose at the Coronavirus. Coronavirus, what are you? Methinks you are the devil true, With horns and lumps and horrid things, The only thing you lack is wings. We see your picture on tv: The way you sidle up gently To ...

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