On this week's culture and events agenda: musical walks in Kypseli by the Breakfast Club quartet, the Meet Market Bazaar at Technopolis, the photo exhibition  “Why? Children on the Move” at Benaki Museum, a fintech competition by the National Bank of Greece and the last performances of Greek National Opera ballet's new production "LINKS".

Music & Arts | Breakfast Club quartet: Musical Walks in Kypseli

London’s Breakfast Club quartet joins forces with a team of architects, photographers, visual artists and actors to invite/challenge Athenians to re-embrace their city’s public space through three urban dérives/concerts, taking place in the historic Athenian neighborhood of Kypseli this weekend 23-24 April.  Participants—public and musicians collectively—will set out to experience the urban environment through events that bring together elements of music, narrative, photography, architecture, visual installations and public dialogue. All three walks start at Hospice of the Disabled (39 Agias Zonis str) and also end there with a concert.

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Bazaar Festival | Meet Market Easter Edition

Spring is finally here and so is April’s Meet Market - The Easter Edition! Join this April 23rd and 24th at our classic venue of Technopolis, City of Athens where we will be taking over Mixanorgio building, the Apothiki (food section) and the outdoor yard, filling them with locally designed and independently produced innovations and inspirations, and plenty of Easter goodies as well.

The Meet Market will also be hosting the Ethical Fashion Walk, organised by Fashion Revolution Greece, which will feature brands who make efforts towards transparency in their supply chain. So…expect to be impressed by over 130 stalls of local products, non-stop dj sets throughout the weekend, free interactive games and activities for kids, yummy food, happy faces, an ethical fashion walk, and good vibes all around

 Photo Exhibition | “Why? Children on the Move”

The Benaki Museum in Athens is hosting “Why? Children on the Move,” an exhibition featuring images by award-winning Bangladeshi photojournalist GMB Akash, who has been honoured with more than 100 international prizes for his determination to show the beauty of the human spirit, to give a voice to the voiceless and have it heard around the world. The show highlights the plight of a young generation of refugees and migrants as they go in search of safety and hope, while advocating their right to a dignified life in a world that recognizes and respects their rights and needs. The display runs through to May 22,  under the auspices of Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and is jointly organized by the Foundation Archives + Production of Contemporary Art (APCd Foundation) and Merimna, a Greek nonprofit organization which supports children and families who experience sickness and death.

FinTech Competition | NBG i-bank crowdhackathon for financial technologies

On 23 and 24 April, 2016 the two-day innovation competition NBG i-bank #fintech crowdhackathon will be held, the topic of which will be the development of applications in the technologies of financial transactions (#fintech).

The goals of the event are to develop innovative and useful applications, as well as business models in the broader field of financial technologies (fintech), to encourage young people’s interest in creating products and services, to create appropriate conditions under which youth entrepreneurship can be developed, and to help the contestants acquire skills that will help them to properly design their ideas under a strict time frame and guided by experienced mentors from the market.

Participation is FREE of charge and he contestants will be placed in groups so that they are able to develop their application for the fintech sector in approximately 36 hours. National Bank of Greece will offer cash prizes to the best three groups.

 Greek National Opera  | ‘LINKS’

This weekend is your last chance to see the critically acclaimed new production of the Greek National Opera Ballet “LINKS”. The production bears the signature of outstanding choreographer, dancer and new Director of the Ballet, Andonis Foniadakis.

 An internationally acclaimed artist, Foniadakis dedicates his new, much anticipated choreography toJohann Sebastian BachandGeorg Friedrich Händel, leading composers of Baroque music, who, although were born on the same year, in 1685, and in neighbouring cities, never met each other in their lifetime. Through their music and choreography, Foniadakis attempts to create a landscape where the elements of imagination, the subconscious and mysticism alternate and enter into a discourse with raw realism, creating, thus, an ideal “habitat” where the two composers meet.