What is organic farming?
Put simply, organic farming is an agricultural system that seeks to provide you, the consumer, with fresh, tasty and authentic food while respecting natural life-cycle systems

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

World No Tobacco Day

On 31st May each year WHO celebrates World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce consumption. Tobacco use is the second cause of death globally (after hypertension) and is currently responsible for killing one in 10 adults worldwide.
The World Health Assembly created World No Tobacco Day in 1987 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and its lethal effects. It provides an opportunity to highlight specific tobacco control messages and to promote adherence to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Tobacco use is the number one preventable epidemic that the health community faces.

More at World Health Organization

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Greek beaches and marinas awarded the Blue Flag for 2011.

387 Ελληνικές ακτές και 9 μαρίνες βραβεύονται με τη Γαλάζια Σημαία το 2011.

387 Greek beaches and 9 marinas awarded the Blue Flag for 2011.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Gypsy Jazz Festival

Last year’s Gypsy Jazz Festival was a great success due to the joined efforts of all the people who wanted to organize an event in the memory of Django Reinhartdt, in order to celebrate his 100th birthday, play and talk about this exciting style of music.
The 2nd Athens Gypsy Jazz Fest (Django Fest) this year will take place in club ‘Kittaro’ (Ipirou 48 str. Athens) on May 20th and 21st.Lollo Meier’s Quartet will be joining us on both days of the Festival. Here is the complete schedule:

ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion

The exhibition is a world first, examining the expansion of the pop phenomenon of paradoxical, imaginary and monster-formed Characters in fashion and dress. Rising as well as broadly known and established designers and artists re-define the relationship between body and clothing, a swell as the borders of our consciousness in What is a Monster?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

International Museum Day 2011: Reminiscences and tales of Africa

“… I come from the Elephant Coast
Reminiscences and narratives from a collector of African art
Bruno Finocchiaro was born in Libya of Italian origins and for almost 30 years lived and worked in the Elephant Coast. This is where he put together his collections of art objects from West Africa, coming into frequent contact with people from the various ethnic groups that inhabit the general region. In this current outreach, the collector presents a selection of objects from his collection to the public, explains their significance, narrates their history and remembers how they came into his possession.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

European Nights of Museums 2011: Atopic Bodies [FIVE]: The Monsters’ Ball

Atopic Bodies is an ATOPOS CVC evolving project in the form of a performance, which investigates the eccentric and unclassifiable nature of the human body in contemporary visual culture. Through collaborations with designers and artists from various fields Atopic Bοdies present new, edgy and controversial Characters, in each instance mixing contemporary visual and dress codes of communication.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Ευρωπαϊκή Κάρτα Νέων

European Youth Card       
You’re young, right?
You are in Europe, right?

Did you get the European Youth Card?

The General Secretariat for Youth and the Institute for Youth of the Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs in cooperation with the European Youth Card Association (EYCA), promotes a unique tool of information, communication and entertainment, the European Youth Card.

European Youth Card: strictly for young people!
The European Youth Card is available for all young people aged between 13 and 30. It is valid for one year, it costs 10 euro and you can renew it every year until you become 30. This is not a credit nor debit card; It is a discount card.

National Gallery: A Tribute to Yannis Moralis.

In 1988, the National Gallery – Alexandros Soutzos Museum organised the first major retrospective exhibition of Yannis Moralis. This retrospective traced the artist’s creative development and demonstrated the quality and consistency of his work. It was during the same year that Yannis Moralis made a generous donation of 113 of his works to the National Gallery. One year after his death, our museum felt that a meaningful overview of the donation in its entirety was due as a tribute to the great artist.
Yannis Moralis is an emblematic figure of an artist who left a unique imprint on the identity of Modern Greek art through both his work and his teaching at the Athens School of Fine Arts.