MELINA MERCOURI -Portrait

AN ANTI-FASCIST WOMAN WHO RECOGNIZED CULTURE AS THE ENGINE OF A COUNTRY’S DEVELOPMENT Melina Mercouri was a Greek actress of international fame and Minister of Culture from 1981 to 1989. During the course of her life, she was one of the most influential voices in the protest against the dictatorship of the colonels. She fought […]

Return to the home we had never known- Exhibition

In the year 1946, the civil war broke out in Greece, during which, more than 300 000 people had to escape into the socialist countries of the so-called “eastern block”.12 000 sought refuge in the Czechoslovakia. Most of them were placed in the towns and villages in the north-eastern part of the country. There were […]

COVIDIUS POETICUS

To Make Love In Pandemic Times Covid hit Portugal around March 2020. Following neo-modernisttendencies of seeking to digitise artistic expression, I thought ofcreating a blog named “Fazer Amor em temposde pandemia” (To make Love in pandemic times). Or “CovidiusPoeticus”; never decided exactly which. There was one simple rule:to share original works produced in isolation, which […]

The Chinese legends of the 8 immortals

In the Taoist religions there are many legendary personalities, among them there is a set of figures we know particularly well: the 8 immortals. They are people who in different ways discovered the secret of eternal life. These immortals enjoy mountainous and isolated places. Each of them represents a condition of life of the society: […]

official poster of the poetry night in his instagram friendly format

A poetry night

Monday 21st of february, at 7:00, BalkanHotspot will hold a poetry night. The event will take place at the Kafodeio Greek Café (El. Venizelou 45, Thessaloniki) for the international mother tongue day. For the occasion, we will welcome on the stage six readers from different country for a reading of a poem from their homeland […]

Atatürk: Father of Freedom and Independence

The picture that you can see above is standard equipment in every law office, public school and sometimes even houses in the state of Turkey. Every year on November 10th, you can still see people crying on the streets and being in a state of mourning for the whole day. He was given the name […]

image from The legend of Zelda:Breath of the wild, this game has beautiful graphics and breathtaking views in a semi portative console.

Have we found our 10th art?

Art is everywhere. It can take so many different shapes, and adapt to so many different people. We like to give names to it, to make it fit into different categories. That can seem quite frustrating, regarding the freedom and the wildness of such a concept : but nothing is set in stone, particularly not […]

First They Came- Holocaust memorial day

Take a look at our video for the Holocaust Memorial day. “First They Came” by Martin Niemöller  First they came for the CommunistsAnd I did not speak outBecause I was not a Communist Then they came for the SocialistsAnd I did not speak outBecause I was not a Socialist Then they came for the trade […]