Another full schedule awaits the crowds who have so far actively embraced the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, as a variety of options are once more available to children and adults alike who want to escape into the worlds of culture and leisure. Admission to all events is free, but many events are capped at specific numbers of participants. Those interested are advised to schedule their visits, as attendance is priority based.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17
Today’s schedule includes the My City of Light event for children aged 6-8. The event is inspired by modernist utopian cities and the Attic landscape that surrounds the landmark SNFCC building. Participants will be given the opportunity to become familiar with urban landscape design and compose the skyline of their own Athens on cardboard. They will then capture their own ephemeral landscapes of light with the help of color lights and a camera.
When: 18.00-20.00 (Up to 15 participants)
Location: MAKERSPACE – NLG GROUND FLOOR & NLG KIDS LAB
SATURDAY, MARCH 18
On Saturday, adults get to explore how the Minotaur, the Centaur, the Sphinx and the god Pan blur the line between animal and human, through “In search of the minotaur”, an event inspired by these mythological figures. Participants will produce their own cards to make up a large collage on the theme of the Labyrinth, one of the distinctive architectural features of the Park. Upon workshop completion, participants will take home their own cards and a surprise!
When: 17.30–20.30 (up to 20 participants)
Location: MAKERSPACE – NLG GROUND FLOOR
Later on, Mikael Delta, one of the most influential figures in Greek electronic music. he will perform live his new music project, PATHOS. This is a fusion of experimental electronic music with live drums by Petros Tsamparlis, in a partnership that translates urban noise through powerful beats and electronic vibes. Mikael Delta, who was a founding member of the 1990s seminal band Stereo Nova performs to explain why PATHOS means passion for life!
SUNDAY, MARCH 19
The day’s events start off with “The park’s little gardeners” event, which allows children aged 5-9 to become acquainted with how March brings spring, swallows, fresh fragrances and colorful flowers in the Park! The little gardeners explore the Park, look for seasonal flowers, watch hatched insects; they prune, plant strawberries and care for a vegetable garden, in an exciting journey of exploration, fun and discovery. The event is repeated on Sunday, March 26.
When: 11.00-12.30 (Up to 20 participants)
Location: VEGETABLE GARDEN
Only a short while after the little gardeners event, another opportunity for children aged 3 and up, accompanied by their parents, to enjoy the center begins. “The imaginary lives of artists” event is a book-illustration and art-history workshop, through which the lives of famous contemporary artists take the form of a story without pictures, and children, alongside with their creative moms, are invited to illustrate their improvised little books. The event is repeated on Sunday, March 26.
When: 11.30–12.30 (up to 30 participants per meeting)
Location: NLG KIDS LAB
The day’s events conclude with a Tai Chi session for adults. Tai Chi is an age-old Chinese martial art, which has evolved into a fun way to exercise. It is a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner, accompanied by deep breathing. It helps to reduce stress and anxiety, while increasing flexibility and balance. Tai Chi is a low-intensity exercise and exerts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it safe for all ages and all fitness levels. This event is also repeated on Sunday, March 26.
When: 13.30–14.45 (Up to 25 participants)
FRIDAY, MARCH 23
The “Photography and its relation with other art forms” series of events, hosted by art historian Christina Petrinou, concludes on March 23, with a session on photography and contemporary culture, referencing important names in photography and the arts in general – including Robert Frank, Rodchenko, Paul Strand, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth, Bern and Hilla Becher and Jeff Wall.
Location: BOOK CASTLE
For more information, visit www.SNFCC.org