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“Opera of the Summer” / “Opera Lata” (15th September 2012) – Participation of the Press Office with the film “Diolkos”

September 15th, 2012,
From 15.30  to 01.00
Park around the Ujazdowski Castle

Open-air music and film evening

Summer Opera is an interdisciplinary outdoor event, entirely devoted to ‘the joy of music’ in a broad perspective: to create music, to listen to it, to understand it, to appreciate it and to dance on it.
Summer Opera is the follow-up of last year’s “Awakening of the summer” which was organized by the network of national institutes for culture and embassies in Warsaw: “EUNIC Warszawa” and CCA Zamek Ujazdowski and which brought 3000 persons to the castle on a warm midsummer night.
This year, once again, the gracious environment of the Castle will transform into a lively European boulevard and the keyword is ‘Opera’. Opera’ in the sense of a spectacular synthesis of arts; combining various elements, often surprising and sometimes disturbing, but always fascinating. The main role in the Summer Opera will be played by cinematography. 3 screens will show documentaries devoted to musicians, music and instruments. There will be animation- and feature films as well as music videos from several European countries and even a silent film. Feel like doing it? There will be a voice-workshop, lessons in Irish dancing, you can make music on what needs to be recycled and – of course – the opera brings also a music workshop for children and parents. Workshops are dedicated to everyone: those talented and those who cannot sing or play.
An Opera is not an Opera without a choir and an orchestra! Therefore on stage: Małe Instrumenty (Poland), Alfredo Costa Monteiro (Portugal) and Anthony Chorale (The Netherlands) and in the late hours: DJ Disco DJ Partizanti (Poland) and DJ PM Misha (Portugal).
For the hungry and thirsty the opera will serve Hungarian, Portuguese and Czech delights and more, more, more!
The opera brings thunder and lightning, but in case the weather is not in harmony with the opera, we will go inside. 
Workshops are open for everyone. No registration needed.
Detailed information on the websites of the organizers and on facebook.


EUNIC Warszawa (European Union National Institutes for Culture): Embassy of Greece – Press Office, Delegation Wallonie-Brussels (Embassy of Belgium), Embassy of Ireland, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Austrian Cultural Forum, Czech Center, Danish Cultural Institute, Instituto Camões, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Goethe Institute, Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Romanian Cultural Institute, the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Warsaw
Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle / KINO.LAB
Admission Free

The Press Office of the Greek Embassy invites you to the screening of the film “Diolkos”, at 18.30 in KINO.LAB.

A movie for the Diolkos of Corinth

1.500 years since the construction and use of the Corinthian Diolkos, the Technical Chamber of Greece in collaboration with the Society for the Study of Ancient Greek Technology, created a movie presenting one of the greatest innovations of technical civilization of Ancient Greece.
The 22 min. film, created with the use of 3D animations, represents one of the most important technological monuments of Greek civilization, Diolkos: an overland route for the transfer of ships between the Saronic and Corinthian gulfs along the Isthmus (Corinth), when there was no strait. The film offers many other technical details, but also extensive scenes of marine life in antiquity: gaming, visit at the Temple of Poseidon, fun time in a pub, the construction of Hydraulis (hydraulic, water music instrument) and an emotional confrontation.


Wykład wybitnego prof. Th. P. Tasios pt “Wprowadzenie do technologii starożytnej Grecji”

Stowarzyszenie Greckich Przedsiębiorców w Polsce HERMES, 
we współpracy z Grecką Izbą Techniczną,
organizuje w Warszawie wykład pod tytułem:


 Wykład będzie miał miejsce we wtorek 27 marca 2012 o godzinie 18:00
w Muzeum Techniki w Pałacu Kultury i Nauki w Warszawie.

 Wykład wygłosi pan Theodosios P. Tasios – Profesor Politechniki Ateńskiej, Członek Akademii Nauk w Turynie (Włochy), Doctor Honoris Causa Uniwersytetu w Liege, Uniwersytetu w Nankin, Uniwersytetu Demokryta i Uniwersytetu Arystotelesa w Salonikach. Profesor Tasios jest również Honorowym Prezesem Greckiego Towarzystwa Filozoficznego oraz Prezesem Greckiego Towarzystwa Studiów nad Technologią Starożytnej Grecji. Opublikował 370 prac naukowych oraz 40 książek w różnych językach. Profesor, obok bogatej naukowej działalności, przez ponad 50 lat udziela się publicznie, pisząc artykuły w prasie, wygłaszając wykłady i udzielając wywiadów. Jest jednym z niewielu ostatnich współcześnie żyjących greckich filozofów i myślicieli.

Wykład zostanie wygłoszony w języku greckim z równoczesnym tłumaczeniem na język polski. Następnie odbędzie się projekcja filmu dokumentalnego „Diolkos” z napisami w języku polskim, po czym planowana jest dyskusja uczestników oraz mały grecki poczęstunek.
Ze względów organizacyjnych oraz mając na uwadze powodzenie imprezy oraz zainteresowanie, jakie budzi, wstęp na wykład będzie możliwy jedynie za okazaniem indywidualnych lub grupowych zaproszeń, po wypełnieniu stosownego  formularza:  http://www.hermes-gr.pl/

Ο Σύνδεσμος Ελλήνων Επιχειρηματιών στην Πολωνία «ΕΡΜΗΣ»,
σε συνεργασία με το Τεχνικό Επιμελητήριο Ελλάδας,
διοργανώνει στη Βαρσοβία  διάλεξη με τίτλο

Η διάλεξη θα πραγματοποιηθεί την Τρίτη 27 Μαρτίου 2012, ώρα 18:00
στο Μουσείο Τεχνικής (Παλάτι της Κουλτούρας και Επιστήμης της Βαρσοβίας).

 Ομιλητής θα είναι ο Θεοδόσιος Τ. Τάσιος – Καθηγητής Πολυτεχνείου Αθηνών, μέλος της Ακαδημίας Επιστημών του Τορίνο (Ιταλία), Επίτιμος Διδάκτωρ του Πανεπιστημίου της Λιέγης, του Πανεπιστημίου της Νανκίν, του Δημοκρίτειου Πανεπιστημίου και του Αριστοτέλειου Πανεπιστημίου στη Θεσσαλονίκη.
Ο καθηγητής Τάσιος είναι, επίσης, Επίτιμος Πρόεδρος της Ελληνικής Φιλοσοφικής Εταιρείας και Πρόεδρος του Ελληνικής Εταιρείας Μελέτης της Αρχαίας Ελληνικής Τεχνολογίας. Έχει δημοσιεύσει 370 επιστημονικές εργασίες και 40 βιβλία σε διάφορες γλώσσες. Εκτός από την πλούσια επιστημονική του δραστηριότητα, εδώ και 50 χρόνια συμμετέχει ενεργά στη δημόσια ζωή, γράφοντας άρθρα για τον Τύπο, δίνοντας διαλέξεις και συνεντεύξεις.

Η διάλεξη θα πραγματοποιηθεί στην ελληνική γλώσσα, με ταυτόχρονη μετάφραση στην πολωνική γλώσσα. Θα ακολουθήσουν προβολή του ντοκυμαντέρ «Δίολκος» με πολωνικούς υπότιτλους, συζήτηση με το κοινό και μικρό ελληνικό «κέρασμα».
Για οργανωτικούς λόγους και λόγω του αυξημένου ενδιαφέροντος για την εκδήλωση, η παρακολούθηση θα είναι δυνατή με επίδειξη μεμονωμένων ή ομαδικών προσκλήσεων, μετά την συμπλήρωση σχετικής αίτησης
(για περισσότερες πληροφορίες, http://www.hermesgr.pl/).


Holocaust Memorial Day

The opening of the exhibition The Memorial: 16 Artists Propose, featuring projects that were submitted last year by 16 artists, as part of an international competition for the construction of a Holocaust Memorial of Greek Jews, took place at the Jewish Museum of Greece.
The competition was conducted by the Jewish Community of Athens and resulted in the selection of the work of artist DeAnna Maganias which was unveiled at a special event in May 2010. The museum is also organising a week-long programme of educational activities and memorial events, lasting until February 4.
The exhibition –which will remain open until August 2011- is part of events that have been planned for the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, co-organized by the Attica region and the Jewish community of Athens for January 26 and 27. A memorial service was held on the 27th of January, at the Athens Synagogue in Thisseio, to be followed by a speech by University of Athens History Professor, Hagen Fleischer.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Dimitris Droutsas issued a statement on the occasion of the Holocaust Memorial Day, in which he referred to Greece’s continuing efforts to preseve historical memory and educate younger generations. He further added that preparations are underway for a permanent Greek exhibition at the Auschwitz Museum.  

PM George Papandreou in Moscow

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) Prime Minister George Papandreou arrived in Moscow yesterday for a two-day working visit during which he will be holding meetings with President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to discuss economic, commercial, military and political issues.
Speaking to the Itar-Tass news agency, ahead of the visit, George Papandreou said that the level of Greek-Russian relations is excellent while he described relations between the European Union and Russia as having strategic importance.
In another interview with the Russian news agency RIA-Novosti, the premier stressed that Greece is expecting political support and not economic aid from the European Union.
 “Greece did not appeal for economic aid to the international community or to the European Union. Greece intends and is capable of solving its problems alone,” the prime minister said.
Referring to the Burgas-Alexandroupoli oil pipeline, Papandreou said that its construction can begin in six months.