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• Greece’s image abroad

gge1(1)(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   Wishing to promote Greece’s image abroad, the Hellenic Press and Communication Offices abroad often hold events which highlight the country’s cultural aspect.  Be it an educative seminar, a music concert, or an artistic workshop, the idea behind the events is to bring foreign publics closer to the Hellenic spirit and contemporary lifestyle.  Secretariat General of Information: Hellenic Press and Communication Offices abroad- Directory & Events organised by the Press and Communication Offices abroad  

• Aegean Seminar in Zagreb 

Honouring a three-year long cooperation between the Department of Archaeology of the University of Zagreb and Greek Embassy Press and Communication Office in Zagreb, another Aegean Seminar –the final one- was held last month in Zagreb, Croatia (June 2).  The Seminar was scheduled to conclude with the 12th lecture on “Classical Greeks’ everyday life,” delivered by Barry Powell, Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Professor Powell is one of world’s leading experts in Homeric studies and the origin of the Greek alphabet.  The seminars were given in an effort to promote the study of Greek archaeology at both the University of Zagreb and Croatia in general. Foundation of the Hellenic World: Classical Period; Ministry of Culture: Odysseus

• Theatrical Performance in Warsaw

theatriko-flyerOn June 25th, Kamienica Theatre in Warsaw presented “To Gala” (The Milk), a play written by Vassilis Katsikonouris and directed by Sebastian Chondrokostas, a second generation Greek who was born and raised in Poland.  The play tells the story of an immigrant family relocated in Greece from Georgia, struggling between two worlds in order to make a living in the “new homeland”.  “To Gala” is the first Greek contemporary play performed by Polish actors in Poland and the initiative of this acquaintance of the polish public with the Greek contemporary theatre received the support of the Greek Embassy  Press and Communication Office in Warsaw.   Secretariat General of Information: About Greece- Tracing the Artistic and Cultural Map in Contemporary Greece & Greek Theatre Tradition  

• Commemorating Poet Ritsos in Tirana

On June 17th, the Greek Embassy Press and Communication Office in Tirana, in collaboration with the Hellenic Foundation of Culture Tirana Centre, the National Theatre of Albania and Greece’s National Book Centre organised a commemorative event marking 100 years since the birth of poet Ritsos.  Students from the Arsakeion School in Tirana and the National Academy of Arts in Tirana participated in the event.  Greek News Agenda: 2009 Dedicated To Yiannis Ritsos