The Cultterra youth group presents the activity Thirstdays. The title is a pun on the word “Thursday,” the day of the group’s weekly meetings, and the word “thirst,” which denotes the Elefsina youth’s thirst for art and culture. The main activities develop in succession from the most informal ones to the most organised events that will be open to the public. In November there will be activities at the Old Railway Station with local artists, and film screenings; Greek coffee will be offered in the station’s garden by the café “Stathmos,” while the group will also participate in Culture 2030, co-organising a big party at ARKOPOLIS with the Athenian group Katalogue.
Venue: OSE – Elefsina Old Railway Station and ARKOPOLIS
5/11 “Stathmos” café
10.30, OSE – Elefsina Old Railway Station
In the framework of the Thirstdays project, the Cultterra youth group seeks to revive the café that used to operate inside the Old Railway Station, where passengers could sit and wait for the train. The Cultterra youth group will offer freshly brewed Greek coffee, and the locals’ storytelling will reveal the history of the Old Railway Station building as well as the experiences of Elefsinians and others who had used the train.
5/11 Meeting with The University of Design (HfG) Offenbach, Germany
On Sunday the Cultterra youth group meets 20 students from the Frankfurt School of Fine Arts, taking them to the ARKOPOLIS, a venue activated by the group and its events. Discussions will focus on the group’s visions as well as the ways and means to activate sites through art.
10-15/11: CMA in Eleusis
Canteen art hub
Team members were selected to participate in the programme Cultural Management Academy by EUNIC – EU National Institutes for Culture. On 10-16/7 they were in Timișoara, Romania, on 5-11/9 they were in Veszprém, Hungary, while the Academy’s third and last meeting will take place in Elefsina, completing the cycle of the cultural heritage programme.
11/11: Party at ARKOPOLIS for Culture 2030
21.00 – 00.00, ARKOPOLIS
As part of Mystery 56 – 4th Culture 2030 (https://2023eleusis.eu/mystirio-56-4i-synantisi-politismos-2030/) a party will take place at the new ARKOPOLIS youth centre, featuring art happenings, live performances and DJ sets curated by the Katalogue group in collaboration with the Cultterra group.
More about the Katalogue group: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100092376078815
12/11: Cultterra’s participation in the Agora
12.30 – 14.00, Networking | Agora, X-Bowling Art Center
The Agora, an open space for gathering, networking and exchange, will host professionals and artists from Greece and abroad who want to share ideas and practices with colleagues from other countries and/or present their work to an international artistic community.
17 – 19/11 Mystery 60 metamorphoSEA: Open call to artists
Danai Christoudi travels to Oulu, Finland
Three organisations, Chorus (GR), Brave New World Producties (NL) and 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture, cooperate and select two Elefsinian artists for participation in an international artistic exchange programme. The two members selected are from the Cultterra youth group. Giannis Papapetrou travelled to Istanbul in July. Danai Christoudi is going to Oulu, Finland, this November, to participate in the Lumo Light festival.
The programme is part of the European Initiative Ulysses European Odyssey.
Co-founders: Ε.Ε. Creative Europe
9-10/11: γνωριmeet the locals: Filio Dimou
11.00 – 13.00, OSE – Elefsina Old Railway Station
Filio Dimou, 25 years old, a beneficiary of the “OLOI EMEIS” Day Care Centre for people with mental disabilities in Elefsina, constantly communicates her interest in any form of art, particularly painting. In many of her works she expresses the rapidly changing emotions that everyone – and especially she – experiences, so painting is a means of communication for her.
26/11: PHOTOGRAPHY DAYS IN ELEFSINA
Staged/conceptual photography workshop
13.00 – 17.00, ARKOPOLIS
The Elefsina Photography Club organises a staged/conceptual photography workshop curated by Ypatia Kornarou and invites exclusively the members of the Cultterra youth group, the members of the Elefsina Photography Club and the Salamina Photography Club “Photometry”.
* Participation by invitation only.
27/11 – 3/12: γνωριmeet the locals: Argyro Ibrahimi
17.00 – 20.00, OSE – Elefsina Old Railway Station
Argyro Ibrahimi was born in Tirana, Albania, in 1994. At a young age she immigrated to Greece with her family. From childhood she showed her interest in the arts, especially painting, and she studied fashion design. She worked for three years in the atelier of Celia Kritharioti, where she immersed herself in aesthetics and the field of fashion. Painting remains her hobby and a means of expression for her. She believes that love is the greatest force on the planet, bringing inner peace. This is the feeling that she tries to convey and experience through her work.
The exhibition will feature paintings and embroidered clothes with shared themes, while the images are accompanied by music, allowing visitors to fully experience the emotions.