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Festival´s name: “Athens… a city of tales”

Place: Athens, Attica Region, Greece

Trajectory (including its origin and evolution) Established in 2014 with storytelling performances, fests of honor-special tributes, one day conference, art exhibitions, film projections

Target Audience: from 6+ up to 99 years old

Coordination and Direction: Municipality of Athens City & Non Profit Organization “Folktales & Myths on the back of the Centaur”, Artistic

Director: Dimitris Prousalis

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Duration: 7 days (Monday to Sunday) every March

Spaces: All inner-indoor spaces (Museums, Art Galleries, Libraries, Churches, Cultural Institutes, Schools, Cultural Centers, Auditoriums)

Nationalities involved: (participation of storytellers 2014-2018) Greece, Cyprus, Great Britain, Norway, Denmark, India, Turkey, Slovenia, Spain, Belgium (anthropologist/film director)

Budget: less than 5000

Sponsors: Municipality of Athens & European Cultural Institutes

Approximate price ticket for storytellers: 180-200 euros

Any other information: Inspired by, and dedicated to the World Storytelling Day, on 20th of March there is a storytelling Marathon on the theme of each year. There are pre-festival storytelling performances only for children during the period January-March-Free entrance admission

This article belongs to the 67st Bulletin: A trip of stories