TOP 8 unusual facts about the theater

Hi! I am Anastasia and a theater Director by education. I am happy to be in Greece because this is where the theatre was born. The oldest theatre in the world – Dionysus. It was built in the VI century BC, but about 2.5 thousand years did not function at all. So today I want…

Christmas chances

I love Christmas! I really like this party more than anything. I am one of those people who decorate their house at the end of October and of course the more it shines and the more there is, the better. Garlands, lights, hot chocolates, decorations, Santa Claus … I absolutely love everything. Christmas has a…

LIVING AND LEAVING

We are almost on the peak of our ESC, in the middle of these six months in Athens and once again, just like on the first week, I sit in the large table next to the window of the white room of HYP office to think about and write a new post. There is a…

An approach to poetry through painting

Greek artist, Jannis Psychopedis, converses with poets and their poetic discourse through his paintings. Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is currently hosting the exhibition “Painting meets poetry”, featuring the art work of Jannis Psychopedis, a Greek painter deriving inspiration from the literary work of not only Greek, but also foreign poets. Born in Athens in…

* ARTHINA *

When I arrived in Athens, I wasn’t sure about what to expect from the art scene of the city where happened in the midst of the worst economic catastrophe in the history of the European Union. But surprisingly, the city hosts many art spaces and from an experimental warehouse in Exarcheia to a posh gallery…

Today it’s raining

First of all, I have to say than this day no begin by the traditional sunrise. No, today have begun in the middle of the night, when a storm was deeply shouting in the shadow of Athens. The sound was so loud that it wakes me up in the middle of the night and strangely,…

When will autumn come?

People in Athens are angry. But who are they angry at? The new government? People around them? Themselves? In the metro, I overheard a woman talking about African migrants. “There is no war in these countries, I don’t understand why they’re here”. Ignorance. “I just don’t like these races”. I was recently told that the…

Greek cultural shook

When I first came to Greece, I could not imagine the amount of cultural differences that I was about to find. No one had ever told me about these things, I had never read about them anywhere and I had not even seen them in movies so all these aspects about Greek life highly surprised…

Everything can have a second chance

If you have already read a few articles on this blog, you surely know that an EVS gives you the opportunity to discover about yourself and about other cultures. But it’s an occasion to discover new behaviors too, and learn about other ways in which you can act effectively in your daily life: like reusing…

Arab Feminist Film Festival

The three first weeks of October, an art space, called State of Concept (that I have to say, is an amazing space) organized a film festival dedicated to the work of Arab (and one Persian) and feminist artists. The films were screened every Monday and Tuesday, and I assisted to all of them. Concerning the…