Project Description

Programme 8th Aegina Fistiki Festival 2016 in English

FRIDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2016

19.00 FOLKLORE MUSEUM

Opening of the Exhibition “Yiannis Moralis’ Aegina” Part A
Curators: George Calofonos, Daphne Zoumboulakis, Vasso Kaloudioti

Duration: 9 – 19 September. Opening hours: Daily 10.00 – 13.30 and 18.00 – 23.00

20.00 ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM (COLONA)
Opening of the Exhibition “Yiannis Moralis’ Aegina” Part B
Curators: George Calofonos, Daphne Zoumboulakis, Vasso Kaloudioti

A reception will follow at the venue.
The exhibition at the Archaeological Museum is organised in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of W. Attica, Piraeus and Islands
Duration: 9 – 19 Σεπτεμβρίου. Opening Hours: Daily 10.00 – 17.30

A Gift Shop of the Moralis’ exhibition will be open on the Ground floor of the MARKELLOS TOWER in collaboration with the Benaki Museum, the National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation and Alpha Bank’s Art Collection. Opening Hours Daily: 10.00 – 13.00 and 18.00 – 23.00

SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2016

19.00 “FABRICA” – DRURY COLLEGE
Opening of Art Exhibition “STRATOGRAFIA”

20.30 FOLKLORE MUSEUM
Lecture by Dr Fani Maria Tsingakou, Art Historian
“Our Yiannis Moralis”
Fourth Lecture in the series “Four Lectures for the Pistachio Festival”

22.00 MARKELLOS TOWER
Opening of the Exhibition “A Tribute to Yiannis Moralis” with works from his students and friends
Curators: Vasso Kaloudioti and Iris Kritikou
A reception will follow at the at the venue (courtyard)

Duration: 10–19 Σεπτεμβρίου. Opening Hours: Daily 10.00 – 13.30 and 18.00 – 23.00

 

MAIN EVENTS

THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2016

18.00 – 23.00 AEGINA HARBOUR
Commercial Fair stalls opening hours

18.00 – 23.00
Art Exhibitions: “Yiannis Moralis’ Aegina” Part A, (FOLKLORE MUSEUM), “A Tribute to Yiannis Moralis” (MARKELLOS TOWER).
Gift Shop of the Moralis exhibitions remains open (GROUND FLOOR MARKELLOS TOWER)

18.30 FIRST PRIMARY SCHOOL OF AEGINA
Children Entertainment: “Byzantine and post-Byzantine Aegina” and Various Games and Activities
Event Organiser: Anna Rodi

19.00 FOLKLORE MUSEUM COURTYARD
Presentation of Lina Bogri – Petritis book We also say it in Aegina. Proverbs and monthly Calendar
Co-ordinator: Nikos Bakounakis

20.30 – 23.00 FISH MARKET
“The ceramic artists of Aegina exhibit for the third consecutive year at the Fish Market”
Curator: Vasso Kaloudioti

21.00 “CINE ANESIS”
Aegina seen in Old Greek Movies
Excerpts from Greek movies referring to Aegina and filmed on the island (Entrance free)
Selection: Anestis Kornezos

 

FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2016

10.00 – 14.00 AEGINA HARBOUR
Commercial Fair stalls opening hours

10.00 – 13.30
Art Exhibitions: “Yiannis Moralis’ Aegina” Part A, (FOLK ART MUSEUM) and Part B (ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM until 17.30), “A Tribute to Yiannis Moralis” (MARKELLOS TOWER).
Gift Shop of the Moralis exhibitions remains open (GROUND FLOOR MARKELLOS TOWER)

18.00 – 23.00 AEGINA HARBOUR
Commercial Fair stalls opening hours

18.00 – 23.00
Art Exhibitions: “Yiannis Moralis’ Aegina” Part A, (FOLKLORE MUSEUM), “A Tribute to Yiannis Moralis” (MARKELLOS TOWER).
Gift Shop of the Moralis exhibitions remains open (GROUND FLOOR MARKELLOS TOWER)

18.30 FIRST PRIMARY SCHOOL OF AEGINA
Children Entertainment “Greece and the Oracles”
Event Organiser: Kostas Stavropoulos

19.30 PORT OF AEGINA
OPENING CEREMONY of the 8th PISTACHIO FESTIVAL

  • “HYDROFORIA”: a re-enactment of the race organised by the ancient Aeginians commemorating their ancestors’ offer of drinking water to the Argonauts
    Event Organisers: Flora Alefanti and Vassilis Zambelis
    Welcoming speeches (Central Stage opposite Panagitsa Church)
  • Musical Dance Event with the participation of the Traditional Instruments Orchestra “Aghios Nectarios” and the dancing groups of Aegina’s local organisations and clubs
    Event Organisers: George Bitros and Melina Analyti

20.30 – 23.00 FISH MARKET
“The ceramic artists of Aegina exhibit for the third consecutive year at the Fish Market”

21.00 EYNARDION (next to Aegina’s Cathedral)
“On Guard ΙΙ” Opening
An installation by Venia Dimitrakopoulou. Curator: George Calofonos
A reception will follow in the courtyard of the venue
Duration: 16–18 September. Opening Hours: 10.00 – 13.30 and 18.00 – 23.00

22.30 CINE “ANESIS”
Screening of Sandrine Dumas’ documentary “NOSTOS”
(Free Admittance)

 

SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2016

10.00 – 14.00 AEGINA HARBOUR
Commercial Fair stalls opening hours

10.00 – 13.30
Art Exhibitions: “Yiannis Moralis’ Aegina” Part A, (FOLK ART MUSEUM) and Part B (ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM until 17.30), “A Tribute to Yiannis Moralis” (MARKELLOS TOWER), “On Guard II” (EYNARDION – next to Aegina’s Cathedral)
Gift Shop of the Moralis exhibitions remains open (GROUND FLOOR MARKELLOS TOWER)

10.00 LEOUSEIO INSTITUTION
Seminars: “Aeginas’ Pistachios: considerations, challenges, expectations”
Event Co-Organisers: The Agricultural Association of Aegina, Friends of Fistiki Fest, Gastronomy Team of Pistachio Festival

The event aims to present issues relevant to: (a) Pistachio production and the consequences of climate change, (b) the presentation of innovations in cultivation methods (Intelligent Agriculture) (c) the presentation of promotion techniques (quality and marketing) and (d) the presentation of the nutritional value of pistachio.

  • Dr. Maria Georgiadou, Agriculural Sciences, Erg. Mechanics and Food Processing, Agricultural University of Athens, “Climate change: Myth or Reality? Effects on the output of arborial (tree) produce”
  • Constantinos Michos, Agriculturalist, Gaia Epicheirein Ltd., “Intelligent Agriculture: Innovation in the primary sector”
  • Athanasios Papageorgiou, Agricultural Economist, Gaia Epicheirein Ltd, “Brand Products: Quality and Marketing”
  • Michalis Panagiotakis, Chef, President, The Institute of Cretan Nutrition, and Vassilis Leonidou, Chef, Kapsaliana Village Rethymno, “Pistachio, Health and Nutrition. Pistachio Oil and pistachio scented olive oil in Gastronomy”

At the conclusion of the event our guest Chefs will prepare snacks made with pistachio for the participants.

10.00 ANCIENT TEMPLE OF AFAIA
Children Entertainment: Guided Tour of Afaia by Kostas Stavropoulos

18.00 – 23.00 AEGINA HARBOUR
Commercial Fair stalls opening hours

18.00 – 23.00

Art Exhibitions: “Yiannis Moralis’ Aegina” Part A, (FOLKLORE MUSEUM), “A Tribute to Yiannis Moralis” (MARKELLOS TOWER), “On Guard II” (EYNARDEION – next to Aegina’s Cathedral).
Gift Shop of the Moralis exhibitions remains open (GROUND FLOOR MARKELLOS TOWER)

19.30 CENTRAL STAGE (opposite Panagitsa Church)
“Tasty Days” A Competition of Tastes
The event is dedicated to the memory of Dimitris Potamianos, taste connoisseur
Presentation: Vissarion Parthenis – Rania Kornaraki-Petra

20.30 – 23.00 FISH MARKET
“The ceramic artists of Aegina exhibit for the third consecutive year at the Fish Market”

20.45 AEGINA HARBOUR (IN FRONT OF ALPHA BANK)
Polyphonic Choir of Aegina Concert
Conductor – Teaching: Yiannis Vryzakis

21.30 CENTRAL STAGE (opposite Panagitsa Church)
Traditional Instruments Orchestra “Agios Nectarios” Concert

 

SUNDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2016

10.00 – 14.00 AEGINA HARBOUR
Commercial Fair stalls opening hours

10.00 – 13.30
Art Exhibitions: “Yiannis Moralis’ Aegina” Part A, (FOLK ART MUSEUM) and Part B (ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM until 17.30), “A Tribute to Yiannis Moralis” (MARKELLOS TOWER), “On Guard II” (EYNARDION – next to Aegina’s Cathedral)
Gift Shop of the Moralis exhibitions remains open (GROUND FLOOR MARKELLOS TOWER)

10.00 OMORFOKLISSIA

Children Entertainment: Guided Tour of Omorphoklissia by Anna Rodi

12.00 HOTEL DANAE
Presentation of Panagiotis Hatziperos’ book: In the Shadow of Poseidon, Mutiny on the destroyer Velos

18.00 – 23.00 AEGINA HARBOUR
Commercial Fair stalls opening hours

18.00 – 23.00
Art Exhibitions: “Yiannis Moralis’ Aegina” Part A, (FOLKLORE MUSEUM), “A Tribute to Yiannis Moralis” (MARKELLOS TOWER), “On Guard II” (EYNARDEION – next to Aegina’s Cathedral).
Gift Shop of the Moralis exhibitions remains open (GROUND FLOOR MARKELLOS TOWER)

18.00 FIRST PRIMARY SCHOOL OF AEGINA
Children Entertainment: Reading Stories by Kostas Stavropoulos

20.00 AEGINA HARBOUR
CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE 8th PISTACHIO FESTIVAL

20.30 – 23.00 FISH MARKET
“The ceramic artists of Aegina exhibit for the third consecutive year at the Fish Market”

22.00 CENTRAL STAGE (opposite Panagitsa Church)
“48 HOURS” Concert

 

POST-FESTIVAL EVENT

FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2016

FOLKLORE MUSEUM
19.00: Opening of Nektarios Kontovrakis exhibition
Duration: 23 – 29 Σεπτεμβρίου. Opening Hours: 10.30 – 13.30 και 18.00 – 21.30

 

 

About the Aegina Fistiki Festival

Eight years ago in 2008, a group of people with vision and enthusiasm created the Aegina Fistiki Fest, the Pistachio Festival of Aegina, the major festive event to take place in the Saronic Gulf. The main aim of this event, which was embraced from the start by the Aegina Municipality, is to promote and support the cultivation of the unique pistachio known internationally as the “Aegina Pistachio”.

Entertainment

The best singer – composers have become the festival’s focus: Eleftheria Arvanitaki; Melina Aslanidou; Kostas Makedonas; Philipos Pliatsiskas; Thanos Mikroutsikos; Christos Nikolopoulos were all centre stage, watched by appreciative audiences of thousands. Along with the best dance groups, musicians, and theatrical shows, the unique and impressive Opening Ceremonies have helped create wonderful festivals full of colour, music and song!

Trade Fair

The Aegina Fistiki Fest is the largest commercial and economic event in the region. More than 20,000 visitors browse and buy from the many booths featuring pistachio cultivation, and sweet-making along with many other artists and craftsmen who, with their unique techniques and talents, present their imaginative creations.
The pistachio freely lends its unique taste and texture to many sweet and savoury gastronomic creations, as well as inspiring the makers of jewellery, pottery and arts and crafts. The trade booths are proudly adorned with green and fucsia – the colours of the precious PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) pistachio – and the visitor will find unique products at excellent prices.

Gastronomy

Authentic cultural taste ‘experiences’ from each region, the art of enjoying choice food. The aim of the gastronomic team of Aegina Fistiki Fest is the quest for, and creation of, new tastes; the promotion of traditional and local products; the organising of gastronomic seminars; and the melding of Greek cultures and folklore; as well as delicious interactive games of taste with childen. Famous chefs visit the island every year for the Fistiki Fest and present their new recipes to enthusiastic audiences.
When the world’s largest Pastelli, made of Aegina pistachios, was entered in the Guinness Book of Records, it was a momentous moment for the island!

Culture

Aegina is known as the artists’ island. Hundreds of painters, sculptors, photographers, potters – both visitors and locals, and “lovers” of the island decorate yards, gardens, halls, streets, and different parts of Aegina with their works. Among them are many internationally famous artists. Impressive and original artistic exhibitions are a great draw – such as the “Artists Tour”, and the original exhibitions of contemporary ceramics at the Archaeological Museum and Aegina’s traditional fish market.

Children’s entertainment

Aegina’s Fistiki Fest undoubtedly deserves a place in the childhood memories of the hundreds of young visitors who come to the colourful children’s area at the Markello Tower every year, from early in the morning to late in the evening during the Fistiki Fest, the area is full of the sounds: of fairy tales being told; of music and dance; the sounds of interactive and experiential games – in short, the sounds of young people having their own festival!

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