MYSTERY_50 ECOCULTURE FESTIVAL^
A CELEBRATION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
24-25/09 OASIS FORMER CAMPING SITE
On Saturday, September 24 & Sunday, September 25, 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture inaugurates a model institution and one of the key legacy actions of the 2023 Eleusis programme, while activating the former camping site, OASIS. Mystery_50 Ecoculture Festival^, the first ever organized in the city and the wider area, is a two-day celebration, which draws its theme from the environment, ecology and sustainability and includes workshops with the participation of scientists and researchers on the history and contemporary reality of Elefsina and the surrounding areas, artistic events and parallel activities, such as walks in the city’s neighborhoods, workshops for children, picnics with music by local DJs and music groups, guided tours, cycling routes and gastronomic meetings. Admission is free with seat (pre)reservation.
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ECOCULTURE IN ACTION
The first experimental edition of the Ecoculture Festival^ will feature the Ecoculture Dialogues, a series of diverse and interesting discussions on sustainable innovation and the agri-food sector, while children ages 8 to 14 will have the opportunity to attend Mystery_46 Modular Gardens, a gardening workshop, which combines gardening with new technologies. Various parallel activities complement the Festival’s programme, such as the 2023 Eleusis Open Farm Days with more than 15 local farms welcoming the general public and presenting their products. Furthermore, Mystery_38 Music from the Houses, under the directorial curation of Georgia Mavragani, will take place on September 24, which involves on-site tours in the Pontian settlement of Elefsina with selected music flowing into the public space through the doors and windows of the houses. This will be directly followed by Mystery_49 Symposium #2 – Black Sea, an experiential journey around the flavors and customs of Pontos, with a main focus on cultural exchange and the promotion of the gastronomic culture of the place, in cooperation with the Pontian Association of Elefsina “Nea Trapezounta.”
The residents of Elefsina and the visitors of the Ecoculture Festival can take part in Parallel Actions for all ages, inspired by the philosophy and themes of the two-day festival, and much more. Specifically, the following events will take place: The Railbiking Tours, in collaboration with Railbiking Greece, the 2023 Eleusis Open Farm Days in collaboration with medculture, and the Exhibition Print Your City! Eleusis, in collaboration with THE NEW RAW Old City Hall of Elefsina.