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Opera artists showcase women’s struggle on stage 

Three artists of the Antalya State Opera and Ballet (DOB), who formed a group called Venera Ensemble, inspired by the planet Venus, which is described as the symbol of love and beauty, will stage the struggle, elegance and emotions of women throughout history.

Amendment seeks to draw major film shoots to Greece

With the goal of attracting big international film productions to Greece, an amendment will soon make its way to Parliament which will modify legislation regarding the cash rebate investment tool.

European Panorama | To December 4

Athens' longest-running film festival, the Panorama of European Cinema, is back for its 33rd year and is going online with a selection of more than 40 films from different parts of the world.

Kids & Young People Film Fest | November 28 - December 5

A film festival dedicated to children and young people and the principles governing the United Nations, the Olympia returns in its 23rd edition with 90 entries - features, shorts and docs - from 47 countries, addressing universal issues like war, violence, racism and sexism.

ISIS member asks for defense lawyer

The 27-year-old from Syria who allegedly confessed to police that he was a member of ISIS will appear before an investigative magistrate after asking for a deferral on Monday.

A night at the opera in Delphi

Recitals at archaeological sites throughout Greece continue on Thursday at the Roman Agora of ancient Delphi with the participation of soloists from the Greek National Opera. Thursday's performance will include nine distinguished soloists in famous arias from operas and operettas and classical cantatas with subjects drawn from ancient Greek mythology and Greek literature.

Turkish film wins big at French festival

The film "Omar ve Biz" (Omar and Us), directed by Matyna Er Gorbach and Mehmet Bahadır Er, has won awards at an international festival.

The 2019 film, shot in collaboration with TRT with the support of the Culture and Tourism Ministry, won three big awards at the 10th South European Film Festival (SEE) organized in France.

A Promenade from the Inside’ at Kundura Cinema

Istanbul's Kundura Cinema offers a short break during self-quarantine with a special online screening program entitled "A Promenade from the Inside."

Turkey’s poet of hope: Nazım Hİkmet

Hailed by many as the writer of hope, Turkish poet Nazım Hikmet, with his profound optimism, may be just what the world needs now to face down the era of coronavirus.

Painter Vladimir Zamfirescu has died at 84

Painter Vladimir Zamfirescu has died on Monday evening, aged 84. He will be buried on Thursday at the Bellu Catholic Cemetery. "The National Museum of Romanian Literature (MNLR) with great sadness announces the demise on June 1, 2020, of painter Vladimir Zamfirescu, a great personality of the Romanian and European contemporary art," reads a post on the MNLR Website.

Coronavirus: How the health crisis has influenced the activity of European news agencies

The health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic greatly influenced the activity of European news agencies in terms of working procedures, and some expect a drop in revenues, according to the directors of some of these media outlets in interviews published on Monday on the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA) website.

An online audio diary of 200-day quarantine

"Talk Tomorrow," an online audio diary of a 200-day quarantine, which was first released in Greek a month ago, was recently premiered online in Turkish language.

Outdoor cinemas reopen to the public

A woman prepares to take a seat at an open-air cinema in Kypseli, central Athens, Monday evening. Open-air movie theaters across Greece opened their doors to the public following the easing of coronavirus-related restrictions. They are only allowed to run at 75 percent capacity, with open bars and no breaks. Only cinema employees are obliged to wear face masks.

Note to readers

Readers are advised that while Greece's archaeological sites are back in operation, all public and private museums, galleries, entertainment and concert spaces remain closed on the orders of the country's health authorities in a bid to contain the Covid-19 outbreak.