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The eighth edition of the genre-defying Plissken Festival is taking place at the Piraeus Academy on Saturday, December 8, with a diverse lineup of music acts, including German electronic dance DJ David August in his first ever appearance in Greece. Other acts include Norway's New Disco pioneer Pantha Du Prince and British ambient electronica sensation Nathan Fake.
Acclaimed American jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux, hailed as a modern-day Billie Holiday, is coming to Greece for a single show at the Olympic Hall in Galatsi on Thursday, December 6. Part of a global tour, the show presents her latest studio achievement, "Anthem," made up mostly of original material, along with a few covers.
It is a positive development that Greece has now established a legal framework to attract international companies to the country to film television and big-screen productions.
In the not-too-distant past, few foreign productions (not even those with a Greek theme) were filmed in Greece as companies were put off by the maze of bureaucracy and the outright indifference of authorities.
The ninth edition of Ethnofest returns to the Asty cinema in downtown Athens with more than 40 films from Papua New Guinea, Kashmir, Greece, France and other parts, as well as panel discussions and masterclasses, celebrating diversity and exploring different cultures. The event also includes special sections on the refugee crisis and health.
The UK is keen on staying in touch with people working in the cultural sector, Nigel Bellingham, director of the British Council Romania and Erasmus +, said Tuesday at the second information session of the Live Skills European project.
Scottish post-rock act Mogwai - which shot to the top of the UK charts in the 00s with "Rock Action" before segueing into the electronica scene with "Happy Songs for Happy People" in 2003 - is coming to Greece for two shows as part of its European tour. The band will appear at Thessaloniki's Principal Club on Friday, November 30, and at Athens's Piraeus 117 Academy the following night.
Dr Peter Diamandis, the man behind Singularity University, speaks at the launch of the two-day SingularityU Greece Summit at the Athens Concert Hall Monday. The author, scientist and entrepreneur is executive chairman of the XPrize Foundation, which designs large incentive prizes for radical breakthroughs in aid of humanity.
The Russian National Orchestra comes to Greece with a special autumnal program on Sunday, November 18, when the distinguished ensemble will be performing Camille Saint-Saens's Danse Macabre, Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor, the prelude to Alexander Glazunov's "From the Middle Ages," and Sergei Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suite.
At the Cotroceni Presidential Palace on Wednesday, George Ciamba was sworn in as the new minister-delegate for European affairs, with President Klaus Iohannis underlining on this occasion that the preparations for Romania's presidency of the Council of the European Union have reached the home stretch.