Aegina Fistiki Festival 2015 – September 24-27

Aegina Fistiki Festival 2015 – September 24-27

  Aegina Fistiki Festival 2015

Aegina, the first capital of the modern state of Greece, the island of the pistachio, is hosting 7th annual “Fistiki Festival”.
 
A four-days programme, beginning on the 24th of September and ending on the 27th, includes events of cultural, entertaining and educational character, while special emphasis is given to gastronomy.
 
The commercial exhibition, set up along the port of the island, is the core of the celebrations. About 60 kiosks offer local products varying from a great quantity of pistachio and other pistachio nut-based products, as well as local agricultural products, such as Aeginetan cheese and honey, to multiple other traditional goods of Aegina, such as clay objects, kopaneli-laces (hand-woven laces), jewelry and much more.
 
The program includes art exhibitions, folklore dances, songs, lectures, plays and other performances. At the same time many creative and interesting demonstrations for children are taking place.
 
The fistiki festival attracts every year thousands of attendants, who are given the chance to visit the unique archaeological sites and discover the, so many, other beauties of the island.
 

Events Programme

 

 

Saturday 5th September

19:30 ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF AEGINA (KOLONA): “Contemporary Myths”. Opening of the ceramic-sculpture exhibition. The sculptors Cleo Makri, Helen Mudie-Ioannidou and Laure Gaudebert, exhibit their ceramic artworks inspired by the Museum. Exhibition duration 5-30 September (Museum’s opening hours). Organizers: Aegina & Ceramic Art (Aegina Association of Active Citizens), Ephorate of Antiquities of West Attika, Piraeus and Islands.
21:00 AVRA BEACH: “Perpetual Light Ways”, on the occassion of 2015 being announced as the International Year of Light by UNESCO. Speakers: Panagiotis Fildisis, EEF Vice President, Stella Chrysoulaki, Director of Ephorate of Antiquities of West Attika, Piraeus and Islands. 
Concert with various Greek songs and music “A sky full of stars” with Vayia Kofou (mezzo soprano), Natasa Christofilaki (soprano), Babis Velissarios (tenor), Frixos Mortzos (piano), Larisa Zichareva (accordion). Art director: Kostis Papaioannou. Event organiser: Toula Zorba.
 

Friday 11th September

21:00 COURTYARD OF THE FOLKLORE MUSEUM: Event dedicated to Ioannis & Antonios Karakatsanis sculptors from Pachia Rachi.
“At the streets of Aegina”: Opening of the art exhibition.
19:30 MAELLIS’ RESIDENCY: Photos of Aeginetans by Giannis Maellis (1914-1999)
20:00 ΗOTEL BROWN: Jean Jacques Tesson 
20:30 PAPARGIRIS MEAT-MARKET: Vasiliki Florou
21:00 MARKELLOS TOWER: Tribute to “Aegina’s Master Builders”.
21:30 AVLI-VARTAN: Calliopi Kopanitsa, Nasos Kokkinos – “Invitation to dinner”.
Edited by Vaso Kaloudioti. The art exhibitions will be operating daily according to the stores’ working hours.
 

Saturday 12th September

20:00 FOLKLORE MUSEUM: “Jason Molfessis of Aegina”, opening of the art exhibition. For the first time, artworks of the great artist Jason Molfessis are exhibited in Aegina, the island where he lived and created many of his most significant artworks. Edited by Vaso Kaloudioti.
Duration of exhibition: 11/09-21/09. Opening hours: daily 10:30-13:30, 18:00-21:00
 
 

Thursday 24th September [evening]

18:00 AEGINA HARBOUR: Opening of the trade fair kiosks.
 
18:00 PLATEIA ETHNEGERSIAS-EROO: “Artistic creations and games in Pistachioland”. Opening of the Children’s Εntertainment with bowling, snake, soap-bubbles, face painting, educational games, crafts. The activities are supported by the 1st System of Sea Scouts of Aegina. Also a “Lamp crafting workshop” will be operating in order to lighten our Pistachioland.
19:00 PLATEIA ETHNEGERSIAS-EROO: “Our own jugs”. Opening of the children’s art exhibition. Pupils from 15 schools of Aegina have decorated their own jug. 15 jugs are waiting for you to “quench your thirst” with the children’s freshness.
19:00 COURTYARD OF THE FOLKLORE MUSEUM: “Carving the Stone”,opening of the sculpture exhibition. Panagiotis Marinis and his students “invite you to dinner”.
19:00 COURTYARD OF THE FOLKLORE MUSEUM: “Aegina of the Mountain”, book presentation of Angie Zisimatou-Droulia, containing her published articles in the local newspaper News of Aegina. Book presented by George Bitros, teacher.
20:00 PLATEIA ETHNEGERSIAS-EROO: “Fistikios the Aeginetan at Aegina”. Book presentation of Manos Gavras, illustratios by Margarita Zevelaki.
20:00 MARKELLOS TOWER: “Sun-dried wine: Aegina’s wine tradition meets the Minoan kingdom”. The event is presented by Maria Tzitzi, chemist, oenologist, author and Michael Panagiotakis, president of the Culinary Institute of Crete.
20:30 FISHMARKET: “The ceramicists exhibit for the 2nd consecutive year at the Fishmarket”, opening of the exhibition. Edited by Vaso Kaloudioti.
21:00 PLATEIA ETHNEGERSIAS-EROO: We light our handmade lamps at Pistachioland .
21:30 COURTYARD OF THE FOLKLORE MUSEUM: Concert of the Traditional Musical Organs Orchestra “Saint Nektarios”.
 

Friday 25th September [morning]

10:00 AEGINA HARBOUR: Opening of the trade fair kiosks.
10:00 AEGINA HARBOUR: “The day of the students”. Students’ visit at Festival venues (trade fair, art exhibitions) as well as at Plateia Ethnegersias (Eroo) where there will be specially designed areas for games and educational programs.
10:00 PLATEIA ETHNEGERSIAS-EROO: “Artistic creations and games in Pistachioland ”.
 

Friday 25th September [evening]

18:00 AEGINA HARBOUR: Opening of the trade fair kiosks.
 
18:00 PLATEIA ETHNEGERSIAS-EROO: “Artistic creations and games in Pistachioland ”.
19:00 MARKELLOS TOWER: “Doors”, opening of the art exhibition. Participants: Pavlos Samios – Giorgos Chatzimichalis – Κyrillos Sarris – Κaterina Giannaka – Νektarios Kontovrakis – Eirini Vourloumi – Αlina Matsa – Μatilda Nachmia – Paul Walker – Αlekos Spanoudis – Nikos Floros – Μaria Kopanitsa – Μanos Rizodimos – Νikos Kaskouras – Magdalene Papanikolopoulou – Sissi Vamvaka – Stavros Ioannou. Edited by Vaso Kaloudioti. Duration of exhibition 18/09-20/09. Opening hours: 10:00-22:00.
19:00 “Little music happenings” by the Philarmonic “Mousa” and the “Polyphonic choir of Aegina” take place in various spots throughout the town of Aegina in combination with the art exhibition “At the streets of Aegina”.
20:00 AEGINA HARBOUR: Official opening of the trade fair.
20:00 AEGINA HARBOUR: Opening feast. “High society pistachio”, street theatre event. Edited by: Evaggelia Rekleiti, George Bitros.
22:00 KAPODISTRIAN ORPHANAGE: “Stand-by”, artistic event of Kostas Varotsos, Danae Stratou and Venia Dimitrakopoulou for the completion of 30 years since the prison was shut down. Edited by George Kalofonos.
22:30 AEGINA HARBOUR (OLD DOCK): Concert of the youth group “Funky Nouse”.
 

Saturday 26th September [morning]

10:00 AEGINA HARBOUR: Opening of the trade fair kiosks.
10:30 PLATEIA ETHNEGERSIAS-EROO: “Artistic creations and games in Pistachioland ”. 
11:00 PLATEIA ETHNEGERSIAS-EROO: “Loukoumi with pistachio and other fairy tales”. Narration of folk tales from our oral tradition. Narrator: Taxiarchis Beligiannis, music by: Alexander Spitzing.
11:00 LEOUSEIO INSTITUTION: Agricultural Seminars. Various issues concerning the cultivation of pistachio trees will be discussed. Among them, the use of pistachio tree shelling by-products to thecrops and the effects of irrigation water both to the crops and soil. Organised by the Agricultural Association of Aegina.
12:00 PLATEIA ETHNEGERSIAS-EROO: Chess Tournament, organized by the “Ioannis Kapodistrias” Educational Association of Aegina. 
 

Saturday 26th September [evening]

17:00 LOUNGE OF EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AEGINA: Ping-pong Tournament, organized by the “Ioannis Kapodistrias” Educational Association of Aegina. 
18:00 AEGINA HARBOUR: Opening of the trade fair kiosks.
18:00 PLATEIA ETHNEGERSIAS-EROO: “Artistic creations and games in Pistachioland ”.
18:00 CATHEDRAL OF AEGINA (MITROPOLI): Tour to the Kapodistrian buildings by Alexis Krauss.
19:00 “Little music happenings” by the “Polyphonic choir of Aegina” take place in various spots throughout the town of Aegina in combination with the art exhibition “At the streets of Aegina”.
19:30 AEGINA HARBOUR (OLD DOCK): “Aegina’s Pistachio Pie”. Presentation by the Hellenic Chefs’ Association led by Tasos Protopsaltis, executive pastry chef/tutor.
20:00 PLATEIA ETHNEGERSIAS-EROO: “Karagiozi’s Lies”. Shadow theatre “Thersitis”, by Andreas Dermatis.
21:30 AEGINA’S MUNICIPAL STADIUM: “Eleonora Zouganeli”. Main concert. Ticket presale: 9€ until Thursday 17/09, 12€ from Friday 18/09 until 12€ the box office. Presale: Press Center, Aiakeion, Remvi. Organised by The Fistiki Friends’ Association.
 

Sunday 27th September [morning]

9:00 PANAGITSA: Tour to the archaeological site and Museum of Kolona.
10:00 AEGINA HARBOUR: Opening of the trade fair kiosks.
10:00 PLATEIA ETHNEGERSIAS-EROO: “Artistic creations and games in Pistachioland ”. 
11:00 PLATEIA ETHNEGERSIAS-EROO: “Around the world… with a pistachio”. Theatre games by Elena Fountouki and Marianthi Dimitrouli.
 

Sunday 27th September [evening]

18:00 AEGINA HARBOUR: Opening of the trade fair kiosks.
18:00 PLATEIA ETHNEGERSIAS-EROO: “Artistic creations and games in Pistachioland ”.
19:00 “Little music happenings” by the “Polyphonic choir of Aegina” take place in various spots throughout the town of Aegina in combination with the art exhibition “At the streets of Aegina”.
19:30 AEGINA HARBOUR (OLD DOCK): “Aeginetan chefs are inspired by Aegina’s tradition”. Edited and presented by George Bitros, teacher.
21:00 AEGINA HARBOUR: Closing feast with the “Coast Guard’s Philarmonic Band”
21:30 COURTYARD OF THE FOLKLORE MUSEUM: “Aegina at cinema” 1. Movie clips which capture scenes from Aegina. 2. Film archives – documentaries – about Aegina, from ERT’s archives. Edited by Anestis Kornezos.
 

 

Date

Sep 02 2015

Time

12:00 am - 12:00 am
(e)Magazino