On November 20-21, the Benaki Museum, the U.S. Embassy in Greece, and the British Council, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Athen and the Ambassade de France en Grèce/ Institut Français de Grèce, will organize the conference “My Museum: The Museum as the Living Room of Society.”
This year, the annual Museum Conference is getting bigger and better: it has grown into a two-day event in Athens, with expanded international participation and a dedicated website. For the ninth edition of the conference, we invite professionals from museums and cultural organizations, artists, civil society representatives, educators, activists, and students to examine how museums can be places of intercultural dialogue, activism, and community engagement.
Startup Weekend is back and this time with a SW Women edition to empower mode girls, ladies, women to start their own business with a spin-off of a 54 hour Hackathon with the help of entrepreneurs, guest speakers, mentors of the local community and beyond. And what better place to host it than The Cube Athens. A startup cluster and innovation space in the heart of the city, hosting the best of Athens innovation in the technology and making space: www.thecube.gr.
The U.S. Embassy in Athens will hold a series of ten seminars on American Literature at its Athens American Center. This is a professional development program designed for high school teachers of the English and/or Greek language(s), graduate and post-graduate students of American literature, creative writing instructors, book club coordinators
The registration form, along with the series schedule and a list of the ten featured novels, can be found at https://amlit2019.weebly.com/ along with additional program details.
6 Bach suites for cello, unaccompanied
The world’s greatest cellist makes Athens one of the 36 stations on his world tour. The top artist will perform the 6 Bach suites for cell, unaccompanied at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus for one night only.
After successful collaborations with the Big Band of the City of Athens, internationally renowned violinist Christos Rafalidis returns this time with New York Jazz singer Thana Alexa for her first appearance in Greece.
Together they will present a selection from the wider repertoire of jazz music, starting from the songs that have been the raw material to rely on the tradition of jazz, the standards of "The Great American Songbook," offering a multi-faceted rhythm and melody experience.
Tuesday, April 16, at 8:30 pm - Olympia Music Theater Maria Callas
59 Akadimias Street - Athens
NASA astronaut Clayton C. Anderson had the happiness to spend 167 days hanging over the blue planet, to understand its fragility and admire the beauty of the Earth.
It comes, therefore, to take us on an exciting journey beyond the limits of our planet, with photos from its mission to the International Space Station (ISS), narratives about life on one of the most sophisticated technological achievements of the United States, but also a video game about global geography.
Speech Title: For the Beauty of the Earth ||
Date & time: Sunday 7th April, 20.00
The speech will take place with the support of the US Embassy. in Athens.