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Six countries to take part in VSLO Visual Arts International Festival

Artists from the US, Greece, Sweden, Poland, Norway and Romania will participate in this year's edition of the VSLO Visual Arts International Festival, which will take place at Vama Veche, August 23-September 1. According to a statement released by organisers, world-renowned university readers from the six participating countries, photographers and cinematographers are invited to the event.

Greek drama school for Chinese students

A group of Chinese students were introduced to the world of ancient Greek drama this summer, as between July 27 and August 4 the Peloponnesian town of Nafplio hosted the first Greek Educational Drama Summer School.

Data Leaks and Ship Tracking: BIRN’s 10th Summer School Begins

The 10th edition of the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Journalism kicked off on Monday in the Montenegrin coastal town of Herceg Novi.

The weeklong summer school brings together journalists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and the United States.

DJ Snake | Mykonos | August 13

The ultra-popular DJ Snake is set to transform Mykonos' Paradise Beach into an electronic dance floor on Tuesday, August 13. With two Billboard Music Awards and one MTV Video Music Award under his belt, the French DJ has put his stamp on the international dance music scene. He is known for his high-energy sets that inspire audiences to give themselves up to the music.

N.Y’s Kalafatis Teams With Bulgaria’s Nu Boyana for Greek Venture

It will be pairing of a New York-based film production studio owned by a Greek-American with a Bulgarian company that's already lured big Hollywood movies - the new business going to break ground on a studio in Thessaloniki, writes The National Herald.

Full Moon | Around Greece | August 11-19

Organized by the Ministry of Culture, there will be free entrance to countless archaeological sites and museums across Greece on the night of the August full moon on Thursday, many of which will also be hosting live music events. The week from August 11 to 19 will also see a number of sites and museums holding special events to make the occasion.

British travel comedy ‘The Trip’ comes to Greece

Lovable British frenemies Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have embarked on their fourth food and travel adventure, and this time they plan to argue over souvlaki and moussaka.

Authoritarian, divisive, hard right?

A few days ago, the New York Times published an opinion piece on political developments in Greece on its front page in which the author denounced the return to power of the "hard" right under the leadership of an "authoritarian" prime minister with "anti-democratic instincts."

Aegina International Music Festival | Aegina | August 7-31

Dora Bakopoulos, the artistic director of the Aegina International Music Festival, will be inaugurating the 14th edition of the annual event on the Saronic island on August 7. For almost three weeks, classical music aficionados will be able to enjoy performances by a plethora of musicians from Greece and abroad.

The International Bansko Jazz Festival Starts Today

For the twenty-second year in a row, the Bansko resort in Pirin Mountain, southwestern Bulgaria, has welcomed foreign and Bulgarian jazz and pop musicians and singers.

Wrong impression

The New York Times published an opinion piece on Monday titled "The Adults are Back in Charge in Greece.

Machairitsas & Portokaloglou | Kalamata | August 7-8

Known respectively for their contributions to the bands Termites and Fatme, Lavrentis Machairitsas and Nikos Portokaloglou will join forces for a concert titled "What's Left from the Fire" in Kalamata on August 7 and 8. Primarily vocalists and guitarists, Machairitsas and Portokaloglou have both left a significant mark on Greece's music scene.

Sakis Rouvas | Amfilochia | August 7

Greek pop star Sakis Rouvas will be performing in the northwestern town of Amfilochia this Wednesday. Sakis has found much commercial success throughout his career, representing Greece in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest. The Corfu-native has received myriad music awards and was listed by Forbes as the third-most-influential celebrity in Greece. The concert will begin at 9 p.m.

Travel alert issued for Greece as wildfires looming ahead

Romania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) has informed Romanian citizens in Greece or wanting to travel there that the General Secretariat of Civil Protection announced that there is a high risk of wildfires (grade 4 out of 5) on several islands on Monday due to high temperatures. According to a MAE statement the islands are: Samos, Kos, Rhodos, Saria, Karpathos, Crete (east).

National Gallery relaunch seen kicking off independence celebrations

A series of events marking the bicentennial of Greek independence in 2021 may be launched with the unveiling of the radically overhauled National Gallery and an exhibition dedicated to the 1821-30 War of Independence.