Athens insider 140 / Autumn 2018

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Ingmar Bergman Festival

WHAT: Re-visit the most important works of Ingmar Bergman –the great “poet with the camera” – as part of global celebrations for the 100th anniversary of his birth in 1918. The Swedish Institute in collaboration with the Swedish Film Institute, the Embassy of Sweden in Athens and the cinemas Astor and Andora, will host digitally-restored screenings...

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London Grammar cancel Athens gig

Disappointing news for fans of London Grammar. The much-loved indie pop band have had to pull out of headlining at this year’s Release Athens 2018 Festival on May 31 due to lead singer Hannah Reid's health. Release Athens 2018 have made the following announcement: “In the coming days, there will be developments on the subje...

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Onassis Youth Festival

WHAT: Teens take centre-stage this week at the Onassis Youth Festival 2018 gives a voice to our most dynamic generation through a weekend of creative workshops and events. Imagine Antigone as a teenager quarrelling with her family? Oedipus falling in love with his teacher? Helen of Troy suing for divorce, or Prometheus punished for doing what he...

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Scorpions

WHAT: German rock legends Scorpions will appear in Athens for one epic gig in July as part of their world tour "Once in a Lifetime" at the historic Panathenaic Stadium. It will be the first time that the iconic band, formed in 1965 and with worldwide album sales of 100 million, plays this famous venue with 45,000 seats. In another first, the ...

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Comicdom CON festival

WHAT: See some of the world’s top comics talents at this annual three-day celebration of the cult art form as the Comicdom CON festival returns to the Hellenic American Union and the French Institute of Greece. Since 2006, Comicdom CON has introduced Greek audiences to famous international guests, original art exhibitions, sketch events, panels,...

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Meet Market for Kids

WHAT: The ever-popular Meet Market mixes it up to host its first ever “Sunday Meet Market for Kids and Families” in a special collaboration with Ktima Aristi, a garden oasis five minutes walk from the Xalandri Metro Station. Get closer to nature in a day of fun, learning and shopping with 20+ stands of locally-made and independently-produced goo...

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Greek Inspiration

WHAT: Admire the vibrant voice of arts journalist Stella Sevastopoulos as she displays her own work, inspired by Greek culture and nature. London-Greek Stella, who was Arts Editor of Athens News for seven years and also contributes to Athens Insider, moved to Greece in 1994. Through her art, she aims to re-evaluate ‘Greekness’ – in both its ancient...

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Athenians Sports Club

WHAT: Catch the “rugby bug” as the newly-formed Athenians Sports Club kicks off its grand opening with a day of rugby and other action-packed activities. The new southern club is founded by experienced rugby players and coaches Lina Norman and Vasilis Katsakos whose dream is to see more Athens residents of all ages – and especially children - enjoy...

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The Magic Flute

WHAT: An exciting cultural three-way as The Greek National Opera teams up with British performance company 1927 and Barrie Kosky, the bold Australian artistic director of the Komische Oper Berlin, to present his innovative production of Mozart’s classic “Magic Flute”. Kosky’s dramatic re-boot evokes the silent film era through dance hall and cabare...

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Borderline Festival 2018

WHAT: Sound gets pushed to and beyond its limits at the OCC and around the city at this popular Athenian festival that's not afraid to experiment. Does it make sense to talk about borders in music? How can you fence in sound, a physical phenomenon that travels through solids, liquids and gases alike? Can we get to grips with something that's in ...

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