Today the 59th edition of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival starts. The Festival takes place from the 1st till the 11th of November and film highlights from all over the world are waiting for you. To guide you through this colourful spectacle, we collected some of the Festival’s highlights for you!
Tandem is a project focusing on language as well as cultural exchange. Hosted by the Balkan Hotspot volunteers on a weekly basis, everybody is free to join. The goal is for people to learn about different languages, cultures and meet new people.
Today, the 9th of August, is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This day is about centering the indigenous peoples of the world. The United Nations has identified indigenous peoples as one of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups of people in the world. In Europe, the Sami people are the only recognized indigenous population. In this article, I will tell you a bit more about this day and the Sami people.
Action art is a non-profit company founded in 2009 by Rodanthi Dimitressi in Thessaloniki. The aim of the company is the promotion of the “Intangible Cultural Heritage”. They want to encourage young people to participate in the artistic process and cultural creation through various activities and programs.
Thessaloniki lovers talk about the issues in the city and the world with their fresh volunteering minds. We hope that you enjoy the show!
Greece’s 8th Century Byzantine Church Agia Kyriaki located on Naxos island has been awarded by 2018 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, which is, in fact, one of Europe’s top honors in the field of cultural heritage. The restoration of the Byzantine church of Agia Kyriaki has been awarded in the category of the “Conservation” for the year 2018.
Recently, Thessaloniki wants to promote literature and trying to be book friendly. Some organisations are collaborating with each other to promote books and spring is the best choice for this kind of activities. The book bazaar that I have visited on 26th of April was the first book bazaar that is organised by a group of students from the faculty of law in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Last Saturday, March 31, eight graduate students from different departments of theatre organized a unique group presentation of their diploma works inside of the Alatza Imaret, in Thessaloniki. Even though each of these students graduated in a slightly different field, all of their works were more or less connected to the theatre.
The Balkan festival is more than a special event with its folklore and traditions. It is an event where youth and elders gather together. Balkan fest is an annual event which took place, this year, in Thessaloniki, between 16-17th of February and it attracted many local people and city guests. According to the organizers, this year, the festival lasted longer and also offered more diverse music bands than before.
The last weekend of November saw Thessaloniki taking a leading role in the contemporary art market all around Balkans. The city has in fact hosted the 2nd International Contemporary Art Fair in the pavilions of International Exhibition center (HELEXPO), attracting visitors from all around Greece and also neighboring countries.