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1ο Ecoculture Festival


1ο Ecoculture Festival

Important discussions, gastronomic meetings, bicycle routes, walking activities in the neighborhoods, picnics with local bands and DJs, and many other parallel activities complement the First Ecoculture Festival on the environment, ecology and sustainability

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On Saturday, September 24 & Sunday, September 25, 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture inaugurates a model institution and one of the key legacy actions of the 2023 Eleusis programme, while activating the former camping site, OASIS. Mystery _50 Ecoculture Festival^, the first ever organized in the city and the wider area, is a two-day celebration, which draws its theme from the environment, ecology and sustainability and includes workshops with the participation of scientists and researchers on the history and contemporary reality of Elefsina and the surrounding areas, artistic events and parallel activities, such as walks in the city’s neighborhoods, workshops for children, picnics with music by local DJs and music groups, guided tours, cycling routes and gastronomic meetings. Admission is free with seat (pre)reservation.

Specifically, the first experimental edition of the Ecoculture Festival^ will feature the Ecoculture Dialogues, a series of diverse and interesting discussions on sustainable innovation and the agri-food sector, while children ages 8 to 14 will have the opportunity to attend Mystery_46 ModularGardens,a gardening workshop, which combines gardening with new technologies. Various parallel activities complement the Festival’s programme, such as the 2023 Eleusis Open Farm Days with more than 15 local farms welcoming the general public and presenting their products, cycling routes through the city and on the train tracks (railbiking), screenings of films and documentaries about the environment, as well as a picnic with music by local DJs from Eleusis and the surrounding area.

Furthermore, Mystery_38 Music from the Houses,under the directorial curation of Georgia Mavragani, will take place on September 24, which involves on-site tours in the Pontian settlement of Elefsina with selected music flowing into the public space through the doors and windows of the houses. This will be directly followed by Mystery_49 Symposium #2 – Black Sea,an experiential journey around the flavors and customs of Pontos, with a main focus on cultural exchange and the promotion of the gastronomic culture of the place, in cooperation with the Pontian Association of Elefsina “Nea Trapezounta.”

Exhibits made of recycled and printed plastic produced in the pioneering 3D Printing, Circular Economy and Recycling Laboratory, as well as the story behind the creative initiative of transition from recycling to 3D printing, await guests of all ages in the recently renovated area of the Old City Hall of Elefsina. More info on opening hours here.

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The second axis focuses on the Environment, sustainability and wellbeing, seeking new ways to take ownership of the city, and focusing on the need to redefine our relationship with nature and the environment as a prerequisite for sustainable development. The thematic axis Environment comprises the three themes/notions of “Demeter-Mother Earth”, “Persephone” and “Ecoculture Festival”, corresponding to significant features of the relationship between human beings and the environment.
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Time Circus Arrival 04.02.23
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