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Culture festival: «Balkan Square 2013»

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In the current complex, changing and unpredictable social, political and economic conditions, Culture can really express the distresses of the society and a big range of human feelings. Culture can give birth to innovative ideas and unite people, cities or even an entire nation that will draw strength, hope and optimism from a creative thought in order to move forward. At the same time, Art and Culture remain for our municipal authority significant means of essential contact between citizens of different culture, color or religion discouraging phenomena of social exclusion and racism.

With these beliefs, the Municipality of Neapolis – Sykies of Thessaloniki is planning for 14th year the long- standing and established events of the “Balkan Square”. A Culture Week, a Cultural Festival that supports the peaceful coexistence, the stability and the collaboration in the sensitive field of the Balkan region.

A feast where Balkan cities participate with various artistic forms, traditional and modern music, visual arts, exhibitions, folk dances, theatre, book presentations, reviving in a friendly atmosphere the sense of unity, diversity and variety of the Balkan field.

The events are open for all the citizens, the Balkan friends and economic immigrants who will have the opportunity to enjoy for nine days with their families and their friends, proud for the artists of their homeland, ready to applaud their neighbors. All these years, a great number of artists from various countries have already participated to the events. Among others, we mention:  Synthesis, Anastasia, Ardit Gjebrea, Bodan Arsovski, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Whirling Mevlevi Dervishes, Slavi Trifonof, Goran Bregović, The mystery of Bulgarian Voices, Irma και Eranda Libohova, Zülfü Livaneli, Tamara Obrovac, Manjola Nallbani, Balkan Horses Band

For this year, the “Balkan Square” will take place from 31st of August till the 8th of September

Program of “Balkan Square 2013”

Saturday 31 Aug

Chorus and folk dance groups

Eirinis Square, Neapoli

Time: 19:00

Sunday 1 Sept.

Philharmonics and marching bands

Eirinis Square, Neapoli

Time: 21:00

Monday 2 Sept.

Concert of Maria Farantouri & Manolis Mitsias

Allied cemeteries of the World War I in Thessaloniki  (Lagada Street)

Time: 21:00

Tuesday 3 Sept.

— Opening of a Photo Exhibition under the title “Balkan Photography Views”

Art gallery (municipal department of Neapoli)

Time: 20:00

— Book Presentation

“Haunted Balkans” by George Stamkos & Militsa Kosanovits

Open Air Exhibition area (Strempenioti area)

Time: 20:00

— Concert

KAL (Serbia) and Cabaret Balkan (Greece)

Open Air Theatre of Neapolis

Time: 21:00

Wednesday 4 Sept.

–Opening of the Exhibition “Views of Balkan Graphics”

Art’s Workshop “Hlios” Lagada Street 120

Time: 20:00

–Albanian Music Night

Irma Gurakuqi, Anila Tershana Telli, Liljonf Jorgo

Open Air Theatre of Neapolis

Time: 21:00

Thursday 5 Sept.

Theatrical night

-Theatrical Workshop of Neapolis “Thespis”

-Theatrical Workshop of the Municipality Aradippou of Cyprus

Open Air Theatre of Neapolis

Time: 21:00

Friday 5 Sept.

Concert of Kottarashky & The Rain Dogs (Bulgaria)

and Koza Mostra (Greece)

Open Air Theatre of Neapolis

Time: 21:00

Saturday 7 Sept.

Concert of Eleni Tsaligopoulou

Open Air Theatre Neapolis

Time: 21:00

Sunday 8 Sept.

Concert of Kostas Makedonas

Open Air Theatre of Neapolis

Time: 21:00

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