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The Rapsani Guesthouse of the Self-Help Promotion Program of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in the context of the eighth year of cultural activities, announces the addition of more activities to the existing August program, as well as some additional information about activities that have already been announced.

To Taratsa Film Festival Larisas visits Rapsani for the third consecutive year, for an unforgettable two-day film festival! On Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August at 21:00, at the Museum of Wine and Vineyard of Rapsani, a series of award-winning films from the International Short Film Festival of Drama will be screened.

A two-day cultural event of special quality and importance awaits us on Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 August, at 21:00, at the Wine and Vineyard Museum. The speaker will be the leading writer and columnist Pantelis Boukala, who will talk to us about the Municipal Song, which he has studied and written in depth. On Tuesday, 22/8, the title of the speech will be: “Folk Song as evidence of history” and on Wednesday 23/8 the talk will be entitled: “From the Thieves’ Songs of the 1821 Revolution”. Pantelis Boukala will be accompanied and accompanied musically by: Philippos Fasoulas (clarinet), Kostas Gaifillas (guitar), Lina Nutsou (voice), Panagiotis Krajas (voice) on 22/8 and: Kostas Dedousis (clarinet), Kostas Gaifillias (guitar), Lina Nutsou (voice) on 23/8

On Thursday 24 August, at 21.00, at the Wine and Vineyard Museum. The curtain will fall on this year’s summer activities with the concert “Electric Solo” by the excellent guitarist, Bambis Papadopoulos. The historical member of the legendary band “Trypes” will present a program with his own instrumental compositions, pieces from his entire musical career, with strong elements of improvisation.

We look forward to welcoming you to an August unlike any other!

Guesthouse Rapsani - Renewal of the program of events and activities for August 2023

Updated detailed program of actions

1/8 “Cards, postcards, postcards for young and old!” Wheat and Flour Museum, Design Curated by Konstantina Kontsa Anthropologist, Scientific Officer of the Museum 19:00 Agios Athanasios courtyard

2/8“Eggplants vs Pumpkins”Rapsani Youth Volleyball Friendly Match 20:00 Rapsani Stadium

3/8 Seminar on polyphonic singing With Natalia Labadaki 18:00 Museum of Wine & Vineyard

4/8 Concert by the polyphonic singing workshop of Natalia Labadaki 21:00 Museum of Wine & Vineyard

5-7/8 “Paul Klee …uphill in Rapsani” Laboratory of handmade paper & monotype. Rania Fragoulidou, Visual Artist, Teacher at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki & the students Vasiliki Vlachogianni, Georgia Malyouri. 19:00 Primary school.

8/8 “The Wedding of Uncle George” – Karagiozis performance From the shadow theatre of Panagiotis Panagoulis 21:00 central square

9-11/8 “Catch the Pencils!” Creative Writing Program for children 13 to 20 years old, with philologist-writer Haroula Apostolidou 19:00, Agios Athanasios courtyard *11/8 The activity will take place on 20:00 at the Museum of Wine & Vineyard

12/8 “Creating a public herb garden in our village” With organic farmer Nikos Misyrlis 19:00 outdoor area of the Rural Clinic

13/8 “In a piece of clay I capture nature” Ceramics workshop with ceramists Lia Papailia & Lia Clay and Lia Papaya, Yannis Psara, 19:00 Primary school, 19:00

12&13/8 “The Larissa Terrace Film Festival travels to Rapsani” Screening of films from the International Short Film Festival of Drama, 21:00 Museum of Wine & Vineyard

17/8 “Searching for the lost treasure in the alleys of Rapsani” A hunt by children for children 18:30 Central Square

18/8 “I went high on Mount Olympus to listen to Rapsani” Sound exploration workshop for children with the music educator, sound artist Konstantina Stavropoulou. 19:00 Central Square

18/8 “Man and the vastness of the universe” An experiential astronomy experience from the Municipal Observatory of Larissa. 21:00 Aloni Rapsani

19/8 “The sustainability of traditional building” Presentation of the action of the Buluki & A tour of a typical house in Rapsani. Dimitra Tsiakousskoglou – Cultural manager, member of the Buluki group. Panagiotis Doumakis, Architectural engineer of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, ClimaDesign TUM Achilleas Archontis, Petras 18:30 Primary School

20/8 “The importance of public and common goods: The Example of Water” Participate in the discussion: People’s Assembly of Stagiates, Union of Employees of EYATH-DEYAL, Kostas Nikolaou, Doctor of Environmental Studies and cooperator, visiting professor of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, moderated by journalist Despina Theodorou 20:00 central square.

It will followfolk night with: Lina Nutsou, Giorgos Papavasiliou, Giorgos Koltsidas, Kostas Gkaifyllia 22:00 Central Square

21/8 “Waterways and taps of Rapsani” Thematic tour aimed at recording and mapping the taps of the village, by Yannis N. Dr. Kontos, Dr. Civil Engineer, researcher and lecturer of the Department of Civil Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Screening of the documentary “Until the last drop” By George Avgeropoulos 21:00, Museum of Wine & Vineyard

22/8 Pantelis Boukalas: “Popular song as evidence of history”, 21:00Museum of Wine & Vineyard With the accompaniment of musicians: Filippos Fassoulas (clarinet), Kostas Gkaifillas (guitar), Lina Nutsou (voice), Panagiotis Kraias (voice)

23/8 Pantelis Boukalas: “From the Thieving Songs of the 1821 Revolution”, 21:00, Museum of Wine & Vineyard With the accompaniment of musicians: Kostas Dedousis (clarinet), Kostas Gkaifillas (guitar), Lina Nutsou (voice)

24/8 “How do we make soil? we create a fertile soil machine” Composting workshop for young and old with Thanasis Makris. Ecological Movement of Thessaloniki. 19:00 Anilio

24/8 «Electric Solo». Concert with guitarist Bampi Papadopoulos, 21:00, Museum of Wine & Vineyard

Self-Help Promotion Program

The Self-Help Promotion Program bases its mode of operation on contemporary critical approaches to the science of Psychology and other social sciences, as well as the field of addictions. Based on these approaches, the program emphasises the social, political and cultural dimensions of the causes of the problem of addiction and other psychosocial problems. At the same time, people and their needs are placed at the centre of the interventions implemented, with their emancipation and the recovery of their dignity as the main priorities. The central pillars of the interventions carried out by the program are the concept of self-help/mutual aid and the protagonist role of those directly concerned.