Athens insider 138 / May 2018

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14th Annual Festival of the Aegean

WHAT: The island of Syros presents the fourteenth season of Greece’s renowned cultural festival, the Festival of the Aegean. The festival’s fourteenth run, which will feature the Pan-European Philharmonia of Warsaw, Poland, is set to command Syros with its refined musicality. Honoring the late Italian composer Gioachino Rossini, the festival wil...

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Beat Marine Litter

WHAT: As part of Posidonia, the Norwegian Embassy in Athens organizes a breakfast seminar, "Beat Marine Litter", to beat water pollution. Prompted by World Environment Day 2018, the seminar will feature a panel of speakers who have all contributed to the global effort to decreasing water pollution. The seminar will be opened by Special Advisor t...

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EllinikoTheatro’s ATHENS2018 Festival

WHAT: New York’s EllinikoTheatro returns to Greece with the international performing arts festival ATHENS2018. This summer, EllinikoTheatro will showcase international productions, including Rent Control, Cavafy: Poet of the City and Water Wings, documentaries and shorts, American literature, and a series of interdisciplinary masterclasses by in...

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Konstantin Kakanias at Rebecca Camhi Gallery

WHAT: Rebecca Camhi Gallery will honor contemporary artist Konstantin Kakanias with his sixth solo exhibition. Konstantin Kakanias’ illustrations have appeared in publications such as The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, and galleries across Europe and the United States have showcased his work. Rebecca Camhi Gallery will host the next s...

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Joan Leigh Fermor: More than A Muse

A compelling exhibition at the Benaki Museum pieces together a powerful portrait of Joan Leigh Fermor, long overshadowed by her singularly talented husband Paddy, as a talented professional photographer. The exhibition curates vivid vignettes from the places and people Joan loved. United by art, Joan and Paddy Leigh Fermor found love in Greece. As...

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African Festival 2018

WHAT: A riot of exotic sights, sounds, tastes and smells awaits once more at this year’s African Food, Music & Folk Art Festival, as nations from across the continent share their customs, culture and traditions. The weekend festival is a wonderfully lively family day out with African-influenced crafts, games, goodies and music, organized by ...

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Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival 2018

WHAT: Greece’s biggest Jazz Festival turns 18 this year with a week-long celebration of smooth sounds, international acts and infectious spirits. Boasting attendance records of up to 30,000 over the past couple of years, the Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival returns again this summer for its 18th year of jazz promotion. In 2017, the event hosted ...

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Richard Ashcroft headlines Release

WHAT: A red-hot double bill as Richard Ashcroft and Rag’n’Bone Man headline the first day of Release Athens 2018. The former The Verve frontman has stepped in to appear at the first day of Release Athens 2018 on May 31 after London Grammar recently cancelled their Athens appearance due to the ill health of lead singer Hannah Reid. For the fir...

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Costas Varotsos: The Sculpture Poet

WHAT: See the cutting edge steel and glass creations of the globally-hailed sculptor, Costas Varotsos, best known for his Athenian landmark ‘The Runner’. Curated by Takis Mavrotas, “Costas Varotsos: The Sculpture Poet”  showcases new work by the acclaimed artist whose emblematic pieces have now taken root all over Europe and America. Entrance fe...

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