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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-01-30

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Navarro's 'City' at Athens' Megaron
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Navarro's 'City' at Athens' Megaron

    An original art installation-cum-game created by Spanish sculptor Miguel Navarro has been set up at the Athens Concert Hall 'Megaron' as part of the Megaron Plus exhibition programme, where it will run until March 23. "Travels in the City: In the Moonlight II" comes to Greece from the Centre Pompidou in Paris and is aimed at children aged six to 12 years, who are invited to dream up and create their "own city" within the artwork while it is in Athens.

    A sculpture that has travelled around Europe's museums and galleries for more than a decade, this original work of art spreads over an area of 50 square metres and looks like a city seen from above. It is made up of repeated and combined geometric elements, like blocks, pyramids, towers and columns, which children are invited to combine in different ways under the guidance of special teaching staff during workshops that last roughly 90 minutes.

    The aim of the workshop is to better acquaint children with their city and neighbourhood and to help them understand the complexity of the urban environment while encouraging them to create change within it.

    The budding architects and city planners reshape spaces, creating their own ideal cities and new urban landscapes built from their imagination.

    Caption: Children at the Athens Concert Hall "Megaron" during the art-installation-cum game created by Spanish sculptor Miguel Navarro on Tuesday 29 January 2008.ANA-MPA/SYMELA PANTZARTZI

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The natiowide grief over Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Christodoulos' death and the turnout of people at the Athens Metropolitan Cathedral to pay their last respects, the process for the succession, the Zachopoulos affair and main opposition PASOK party parliament member and former candidate for the party's leadership Evangelos Venizelos' decision to put a full stop to the conflict with PASOK leader George Papandreou dominated the headlines on Wednesday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Wrong handlings in Koukodimos case (New Democracy MP allegedly involved in the PROTO THEMA newspaper affair) widens the problems - Apt remark by Defence Minister Vangelis Meimarakis".

    APOGEVMATINI: "9,400 job opportunities (in wider public sector)".

    AVGHI: "Government gives bait to workers in order to sell out the ports".

    AVRIANI: "Karamanlis keeps PASOK hostage with the Siemens scandal and proceeds to (early) general elections".

    CHORA: "A journalist overheard Koukodimos' conversation with Makis Triantafyllopoulos (Proto Thema co-publisher) and testified everything before the examining magistrate - Major TV channels' contradictions over which and who saw the content of the Zachopoulos DVD".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "The Alexis Tsipras (candidate for Synaspismos party leadership) model is good for the party but not for the Church - We need an Archbishop who gives off the scent of incense, and not 'nouvelle vogue' experiments".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Defence Minister Vangelis Meimarakis shakes Karamanlis - He indicated to the PM what he should have done with Koukodimos, Zachopoulos case".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Koukodimos at the razor's edge - Will he decide declare himself an Independent MP, leaving New Democracy with 151 deputies in parliament? - Critical meeting between Karamanlis and ruling party ND secretary Lefteris Zagoritis".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Koukodimos comedy- He will give an additional testimony to the examining magistrate".

    ESTIA: "Politicians give wrong messages - They fail to inspire the young people".

    ETHNOS: "Candidates for Archbishop's succession counting their strength - Corellations in the hierachy over the succession".

    KATHIMERINI: "Hazardous toxic waste in Greece - Greece referred to European Court".

    LOGOS: "Government denies involvement of a second MP - Meimarakis disagrees with government's handlings".

    NIKI: "Koukodimos puts government in awkward position".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "The schools' cleaning women must work until the age of 70 in order to get their pension".

    TA NEA: "Expel Koukodimos right now - Meimarakis 'rocket' to Karamanlis".

    TO VIMA: "Peace in PASOK - War in New Democracy - Sudden reversal of the political scene".

    VRADYNI: "Massive people's turnout for final farewell to the Archbishop - People waited on line for more than three hours people at the Athens Cathedral to pay their last respects".


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