Athens insider 138 / May 2018

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Diplomats in Concert in Athens

WHAT: A melodious merger of diplomacy and music for a good cause as for the fifth consecutive year, Ambassadors and diplomats serving in our country, as well as members of their families, meet Greek lyric artists in a special music event to support SOS Children’s Villages Greece. This year Ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps from Aus...

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Konstantinos Volanakis

WHAT: Admire an extensive collection of poetic works from Konstantinos Volanakis, one of the most important representatives of the famous School of Munich, and considered “The father of the Greek seascape".  Volanakis’ vivid and finessed paintings depicted his deep love for the sea and all that sailed on her. Says exhibition curator Takis Mavrot...

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Women of Passion

WHAT: Hitch an imaginary train ride with Greece’s finest female icons. Here is a buoyant show for English speakers, inspired by a trio of Greece’s most celebrated female icons, Medea, Maria Callas and Melina Mercouri.  Women of Passion/Women of Greece, now in its third successful run, was created by another powerful triumvirate of female talent: th...

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Enrique Iglesias in Concert

WHAT: A rare chance to hear legendary Latino crooner Enrique Iglesias work his smooth charms on Athens. The global popstar – son of the original Latino “lady killer” Julio Iglesias – is to visit Athens as part of his European tour that will no doubt be a high-energy, visual spectacle in keeping with his previous tours and will include his recent sm...

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A View from the Bridge

WHAT: See legendary playwright Arthur Miller’s iconic masterpiece about migrants in 1950s Brooklyn in search of the American Dream. The play comes to the National Theatre of Greece for the first time in a perceptive and contemporary production directed by Nikaiti Kontouri. Inspired by a real event, Miller gives his play, whose structure was directl...

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Flashback at Blender

WHAT: Glyfada’s contemporary art and social space, The Blender Gallery, celebrates its fifth anniversary with a retrospective group showing of their favourite 16 artists. The following artists participate in the exhibition (presented in alphabetical order): Manolis Anastasakos, Alexis Avlamis, Konstantinos Berdeklis, Bleeps, Dimitris Dallas, Dim...

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160 Years Made in Greece

WHAT:  Peruse more than 800 items including machines, photographs, rare documents, audiovisual material, original historical texts, unknown facts, guided tours and educational workshops as part of this comprehensive tribute to Greece’s industrial evolution over the period 1860-1970. Where does a rabbit come from? When was the first ice-cream on ...

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Kraftwerk

WHAT: Hear German wizards of electronica Kraftwerk at a single Athens show as part of their 2018 World Tour. From the mid 1970s, Kraftwerk founded a distinctive "robot pop" style that combines electronic music with pop melodies, sparse arrangements, and repetitive rhythms, while adopting their trademark highly-stylized image. Ticket prices start...

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Release Athens 2018

WHAT: A red-hot double bill as London Grammar and Rag’n’Bone Man headline the first day of Release Athens 2018. The much-loved indie/dream pop band London Grammar, fronted by the sensual vocals of Hannah Reid, will make their Athens debut, to be joined by one of the UK’s biggest chart toppers Rag'n'Bone Man, the "good giant" of soul / blues / po...

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Shoot the Women First

WHAT: Navine G. Khan-Dossos' solo exhibition, hosted by the Breeder Gallery, is a provoking visual reflection on the role of women regarded by society as both perpetrators and victims of violence. What does it mean to be both menace and target? The violence represented is not merely physical, but embodies a wider threat to society by those who exis...

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