The birth of theatre has always been considered one of Greece’s most prominent contributions to world culture. And yet, relatively little is known internationally about Greece’s vibrant contemporary theatre scene. A great number of visio…

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The National Documentation Centre of Greece (NDC) recently announced the creation of two new repositories for two organisations based in Thessaloniki: the Macedonian Art Society TECHNI and the Historical Archive of Greek Refugees, both of which have…

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The Centre for Greek Language has announced the dates and registration periods for the upcoming exams for the Certificates of Attainment in Greek. Candidates can register from February 1st until May 18, and the exams take place on May 15-17 (det…

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Some have been around for a few years, some for a quarter of a century or more, presenting Greek cinema abroad, bringing Greek communities together, serving as bridges between cultures and people, Greek films and foreign distributors. Take a quick lo…

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Nikos Kazantzakis (1883 - 1957) is one of Greece’s most well-known writers with an ecumenical character, as he is the most translated Modern Greek writer, who achieved to transcend the boundaries of his country and unfold a literary talent…

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Spyros I. Asdrachas (1933 - December 11, 2017) was one of the most prominent figures in Greek historiography, who left his own imprint on the field of historiography in the years following the dictatorship of the colonels. A prominent historian of po…

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The history of the Athens School of Fine Arts coincides with the history of contemporary Greece. Just three years after the 180th anniversary of Athens as capital, ASFA celebrates 180 of cultivating young artists. Its transformations and evolution mi…

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Rebetiko is the urban popular Greek music of the poorest classes of the first half of the 20th century. As of December 2017, rebetiko is inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity created by UNESCO. The list…

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Award winning short stop motion animation film “Ethnophobia”, directed and animated by Joan Zhonga, is a humorous depiction of humankind’s intolerance of the Other.

Joan Zhonga is an animation director specialising in stop motion a…

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A film friendly country since the beginning of the 20th century –when Joseph Hepp shot The adventures of Villar (1924) in Athens–, Greece is proud to have provided perfect locations and excellent crews to international classics (Zorba th…

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