20 JANUARY 2014 / The Journey to the SNFCC continues in Halandri, Keratsini-Drapetsona and Ilioupoli

Following the very successful events that took place in the Municipal Library of Haidari, the National Library of Greece (NLG) and the Central Library of the Municipality of Athens, the “Journey to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center” continues, and invites the public to discover the project that aspires to change the citizens’ everyday lives, in just a few years’ time.

Over 1,000 people, aged between 4 and 75 years old, have already taken part in the Program’s events in November and December 2013, embracing its vision and taking up its creative cultural, educational and “green” proposals. The events’ popularity is expected to grow even further, as the optimistic message of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) continues its journey up until February 27th, travelling to Halandri, Keratsini-Drapetsona and Ilioupoli.

The second part of the “Journey to the SNFCC” program begins in a musical way on Thursday, January 23rd, in Halandri, where Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni will be performed for the public, in the form of “Opera in a Suitcase”, by the Greek National Opera (GNO), marking the launch of a diverse program of events that will run up until the end of February in Halandri, Keratsini-Drapetsona and Ilioupoli.
The events pertain to:

Popular Greek artists reading excerpts from their favorite books

Debate contests on issues of interest to the young generation. Those wishing to take part in the contests must register at the participating municipal libraries.

Filmmaking workshopsto create amateur films and present them to the public. The duration of each workshop will be 14 hours and participants are required to enroll in advance at the respective libraries.

Flexible “Opera in a suitcase” performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni by the GNO. The show, directed by Alexandros Efkleidis, will be held in public spaces, inviting the general public on a journey into the world of opera.

“Green” actions, recreational excursions and ecological walks in the parks and green spaces of our city, in conjunction with WWF, to raise awareness, as well as promote parks as places for contemporary citizens to meet and take action.

All events are free to attend but, due to their popularity, priority tickets for all events held in indoor spaces will be issued an hour before the scheduled start time, at the venue where the events are being held.

The “Journey to the SNFCC” Program is carried out by the SNFCC in conjunction with the GNO and the NLG, through an exclusive grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

 

Program of events

HALANDRI

Thursday, January 23rd, 20:00 (Georgios and Ekaterini Hatzikonsta Foundation in Halandri)
“Opera in a Suitcase” performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
* Free entry with priority tickets, whose distribution will begin one hour before the start of the show at the entrance of the venue.

Friday, January 24th, 17:00 – 19:00 (Aetopoulio Cultural Center of Halandri Library)
Debate contest on the topic of: “After the age of 18, young people should leave home and not be financially supported by their family”.
Immediately followed by screenings of experimental films produced by the filmmaking workshop.

Saturday, January 25th, 11:00 – 13:00 (starting from Attiko Park in Halandri)
Recording the green spaces of the local area.
Yoga class.

Sunday, January 26th, 12:00 (Aetopoulio Cultural Center of Halandri Library)
Readings from favorite books by Yiannis Diskos (Imam Baildi), Nikos Kouris, Thodoris Koutsogiannopoulos, Rena Morfi (Imam Baildi), Panos Mouzourakis and Lena Stamoulakatou. Joining them for a reading will be Mr. Yiannis Trohopoulos (Managing Director of the SNFCC).

Additional Information:
Municipal Library of Halandri: 18 Filikis Etaireias & Tombazi, Halandri, Tel. +30 210-6820464
Georgios and Ekaterini Hatzikonsta Foundation: 374 Kifissias Avenue, Halandri
Attiko Park: Junction of Attiki Odos and Pentelis Avenue, Suburban (Proastiakos) Rail station: Pentelis


KERATSINI

Wednesday, February 5th, 20:00 (Antonis Samarakis Cultural Center)
“Opera in a Suitcase” performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
* Free entry with priority tickets, whose distribution will begin one hour before the start of the show at the entrance of the venue.

Friday, February 7th, 17:00 – 19:00 (Municipal Library of Keratsini-Drapetsona)
Debate contest on the topic of: “At times of crisis, young people should immigrate”.
Immediately followed by screenings of experimental films produced by the filmmaking workshop.

Saturday, February 8th, 11:00 –13:00 (starting from the Municipal Library of Keratsini-Drapetsona)
The Library “adopts” a local park and plants trees with the help of the citizens.
Recording the green spaces of the local area.

Sunday, February 9th, 12:00 (Municipal Library of Keratsini -Drapetsona)
The list of artists reading from their favorite books will be announced in the next few days.
Joining them for readings will be Yiannis Trohopoulos (Managing Director of the SNFCC), and Stavros Zoumboulakis (President of the Supervisory Board of the NLG).

Additional Information:
Municipal Library of Keratsini-Drapetsona: 70 Emmanouil Benaki Street, Keratsini, Tel. +30 210-4312182, +30 210-4003116
Antonis Samarakis Cultural Center: 24 M. Asias & Papanastasiou, Keratsini


ILIOUPOLI

Friday, February 14th, 17:00 – 19:00 (Municipal Library of Ilioupoli)
Debate contest on the topic of: “It is the duty of the Western world to enforce its humanitarian values upon the rest of the world”.

Friday, February 21st, 17:00 – 19:00 (Municipal Library of Ilioupoli)
Debate contest on the topic of: “Loyalty to friends is more important than compliance with the law”.
Immediately followed by screenings of experimental films produced by the filmmaking workshop.

Saturday, February 22nd, 11:00 – 13:00 (starting from Navarino Park)
Recording the green spaces of the local area.
In addition, the Mobile Library of Ilioupoli will be at the park, with reading surprises for all ages.

Sunday, February 23rd, 12:00 (Municipal Library of Ilioupoli)
The list of artists reading from their favorite books will be announced in the next few days.
Joining them for readings will be Yiannis Trohopoulos (Managing Director of the SNFCC), and Stavros Zoumboulakis (President of the Supervisory Board of the NLG).

Thursday, February 27th, 20:00 (Ilioupoli Town Hall Theater)
“Opera in a Suitcase” performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
* Free entry with priority tickets, whose distribution will begin one hour before the start of the show at the entrance of the venue.

Additional Information:
Municipal Library of Ilioupoli: 18 Nikomahou Street, Ilioupoli, Tel. +30 210-9948344
Ilioupoli Town Hall Theater: Corner of Sofokli Venizelou and Kountourioti, Ilioupoli
Navarino Park (junction of Marinou Antypa, Navarinou and Salaminos streets)