4th Greenwave Festival 18-21 September

xThe alternative eco festival of Thessaloniki is back for the 4th time to celebrate nature, music, and activism in the heart of the city.

The event starts on Thursday 18th and will last till Sunday in the YMCA park, with film screenings, open talks, seminars, eco bazaar, children activities, music concerts and more.

This is a great chance to get in touch with natural alternative solutions to common problems, to open our minds, and start thinking differently.

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Reworks 2014

rIn its 10th edition this year, Reworks is the audio – visual Festival of Thessaloniki that wishes to present the most modern artistic waves, from all over the world, to Greece. It presents, for the first time in front of the public, new musical and artistic trends through various works and showcases, while in parallel to that it presents the exclusive works of native artists and especially designed projects. Musical waves, concert and live performances, visual art presentations, workshops and a free street stage will be housed for the first time in the 10 year history of the festival within 4 days.

On day 1 Wednesday, September 17th, the festival will present a special concert of Max Richter with the Symphonic Orchestra of Thessaloniki. On Friday September 19th Reworks will present workshops and a street stage presenting domestic acts openly to the public as an answer to the economic crisis which strikes Greece, while in the night it will present a special line up on 2 stages at Block33. On Saturday 20th of September Reworks returns to its place of birth the MYLOS complex with acts from all over the world.

On the last day, as always Reworks will say goodbye with a special rooftop event at the MET Hotel hosting Resident Advisor with a special line up on board .

For another year, Reworks will become a collection of sounds and ideas, a meeting point of resonant voices, a window to tomorrow. From the electronic sound and disco aesthetics to Neo-Classical, pop, funk, soul & jazz and from the performances of established artists to the first performances of new and developing creators, it will try to visualize the need for a cohesive motif of entertainment.

Detailed program here. 

3rd Day with Colours

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Day with Colours had become an annual event that is growing every year. Last year, 3.000 people joined the event. This year, we meet again for the 3rd year in a row, at the same place, Camp Field Kodra, tomorrow Sunday 14th of september in the afternoon, to get ourselves covered with colours and enjoy a fun and crazy day, full of music and colours.

If you some questions about the event itself, they will be answered in last year’s post. 

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If not, and why should you. pictures speak for themselves, wear something white and head to Camp Field Kodra in Kalamaria for a fun and colourful day.

Action Field Kodra 2014 – I Need a Hero

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Action Field Kodra is an annual art event taking place each September in the east part of the city in a former military camp.

Action Field Kodra 2014 is focusing on the theme of heroes and the heroic example with a spirit of introspection towards historical narration, archaeological reserve and national imaginary.

Stated more as a question than a request or affirmation, I Need A Hero will attempt to conduct an experiment in real-life conditions. By inviting artists to submit complete sets of artistic expression through solo exhibitions and to produce new works in collaboration with the curatorial team of Kodra –and always continuing emphatically the institution of Fresh for young artists– Action Field Kodra is not claiming anything more than to leave a collective imprint, one more valuable matter among others.

Detailed Program 

WHAT – I Need A Hero – Valubale Matters In Valuable Times

WHEN – 12/09 – 28/09/2014

WHERE – Barracks of ex-military camp Kodra

Exhibitions hours – Sun.-Thur.: 18:00-22:30 Fri. & Sat.: 18:00-23:00

GDG @ Thessaloniki International Fair

The most active month for our city has just begun with the 79th edition of the Thessaloniki International Fair taking place between September 6th-14th.

This is an annual event with great history.  Unfortunately today it is only a big fanfare.  The only interesting part that gives some hope for the future is the GDG event which is taking place during and inside the fair.

logo_horizontal-play1Google Developer Group (GDG) Thessaloniki aims at creating a vibrant and productive Google-focused community (The Playground).  The goal is to bring together passion 4 Innovation, to share latest developments, to ignite creativity and productivity so to create “The Playground”.

The event itself involves small and large gatherings with demos and tech talks, events like code sprints and hackathons, startup lectures and mentoring. In the last day of the event there is an interesting speech by Eli David on how to bootstrap your startup to success, which I will also attend.

Other than that I would not advice you to visit the fair unless you want to eat or drink local foods or go to live concerts of greek singers, among thousands of people.