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The film has been dismissed outright and its director, Costa-Gavras, until recently hailed as one of Greece's top filmmakers, is suddenly being accused by some of getting carried away. Why?

Sisters of Mercy | Thessaloniki & Athens | September 12 & 13

English goth rock band the Sisters of Mercy are set to return to Greece for two big shows at Thessaloniki's Fix Factory of Sound on September 12 and Athens' Gazi Music Hall the following night as part of a tour of Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South America.

BGKO | Athens | September 2

The seven-member band Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra (BGKO) will appear at Athens' Technopolis cultural center for one show on Monday, September 2. Composed of French, Spanish, Ukrainian, Italian, Serbian, Catalan and Greek musicians and celebrating their musical origins, the bans has already gained a strong fanbase in Greece, performing in countless venues from Athens to Thessaloniki.

John Cleese | Athens | September 20

Legendary English comedic actor, screenwriter and producer John Cleese will be visiting Athens to perform at the Odeon of Herod Atticus. His performance, called "Last Time to See Me Before I Die," is part of his ongoing European tour.

Jazz Across the Water | Rhodes/Bodrum | August 28 - September 9

The Rhodes International Jazz Festival in Greece and the Bodrum Jazz Festival in Turkey have joined forces in an initiative aimed at building cultural bridges. As part of the initiative, titled "Jazz Across the Water," the organizers will be bringing Turkish jazz musicians to Greece and Greek acts to Turkey.

Kazantzidis Tribute | Salamina | August 25

A number of Greek artists will be coming together at the Evripideio Theater on the island of Salamina on Sunday, August 25, to celebrate the life and music of Stelios Kazantzidis, 18 years after his death. A leading singer of Greek laiko music, he collaborated with many of Greece's foremost composers, including Manolis Chiotis, Manos Hadjidakis, Mikis Theodorakis and Stavros Xarhakos.

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.

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