Sysiphos: A trial

First ThessFringe Festival – Four Performances

A Photo Gallery from the ThessFringe Festival by Maxime Ricaud Sysiphos: A trial The Room of Our Childhood Camgirl Chronicles Read here our interview with the creator and performer of Camgirl Chronicles, Maud Madlyn & Andrés Montes Zuluaga! Anastasis kats

Camgirl Chronicles

Camgirl Chronicles for ThessFringe 

In 2023 the first official Fringe Festival took place in Greece, in the city of Thessaloniki. This first edition of the ThessFringe was from May 25th to May 28th, featuring 14 events and 3 workshops. As they presented themselves: “The festival is a celebration of creativity, diversity, and culture, bringing together national and international artists […]

European Union Youth Orchestras’ outstanding performance

Those of us volunteers who have an interest in classical music got our money’s worth last week. On Thursday, June 25th, the European Union Youth Orchestra played the last concert of their spring tour in the Thessaloniki Concert Hall and their performance was truly outstanding.  The orchestra is bringing music and politics together The theme […]

Second-hand Books, First-hand Experience Dimitra, Bookshop Owner In Thessaloniki

Oktana, a small bookshop in Thessaloniki Located on a street adjacent to Camara, a modest bookshop and its owner await your visit. Hello, can you present yourself? My name is Dimitra, I’m almost 37 years old, I studied film studies at the university. I was a flight attendant for a little bit. Now I do […]

rue elles

Rue Elles: forgotten streets to remember forgotten women

Rue elles is a project created by the French association Intercultura in 2015. Balkan Hotspot wants to contribute finding some “rue elles” in Thessaloniki too. The purpose of this project is to give space to some women that had a fundamental impact on the local, national, European or international stage. To do this, Intercultura is […]

Kherel lounge bar

Kherel lounge Bar Opening in Thessaloniki

Kherel is a new lounge bar that celebrated its opening a few weeks ago in Eleftherios Kordelio. It is a modern meeting and leisure place, created by young users of an association called “The Lighthouse of the World”. The Lighthouse of the Worldis an NGO created in 2004 with the objective of the educational and […]

Thess with a budget

A fun day in Thessaloniki with a budget (maybe)

Come on our tour of Thessaloniki with a little budget! Ezgi and Elena, two of our volunteers from Balkan Hotspot, will take you on a tour through the city. Including the most important sights/monuments: Rotonda, Anopoli castle etc. Fun activities: cute coffee shops, museums, nice places and much more. Everything you must see and do […]

Corfu’s Easter: A Vibrant Celebration of Faith, Food, and Fireworks

Easter is one of the most important religious holidays of the Orthodox Church in Greece. And nowhere is this more evident than on the island of Corfu. Every year the Corfiots celebrate Easter with unique customs and traditions that people pass down from generation to generation. The traditions are even bigger, more pious and more […]

Art student protest

Occupying Rex theatre against presidential decree 85/2022  

Since 2003, the Greek government has devalued all kinds of arts degrees. Recently, at the end of 2022, it stirred the knife in the wound by voting a presidential decree 85/2022. It no longer grants any proper degree in artistic practices and restricts theatre, music, film and fine arts schools. Therefore, art degrees have a […]

TiDF encounters – Interview with Jan Baumgartner

During the 25th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival we met Jan Baumgartner and talked with him about his documentary the DNA of Dignity as well as about the work of forensic scientists, the Balkan war and all the emotional stories connected to it. Take a look! Video Editing: Alex Humbert Also check our interviews from the last […]

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