Athens insider 140 / Autumn 2018

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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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La vie en rosé

For too long, rosé wines languished at the Liebfraumilch and Babycham end of the wine league tables: the Barbie-toned bottle left undrunk at BYOB parties; the choice for the likes of Joey from Friends’ dates (blush Zinfandel, to be precise), or drunk with an ironic smirk by kitsch-lovers. But in recent years, pink wines have shed their in...

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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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