Once again, this November, SNFCC Members will have the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive experience of harvesting the fruit from the Park’s trees, learn about the olive pressing process, and participate in the production of olive oil by means of a small-scale olive press. They will partake in the immersive experience of olive tree protection and good management and connect with the traditions of the land and the art of cultivating it. At the end of the workshop, there will be a tasting of olive oil.
We become acquainted with the work of pioneer composer and intellectual Iannis Xenakis, one of the leading international influences in the development of electronic music and computer music composition, who pioneered the use of mathematical models in music. Our tour through the artist’s multifaceted, groundbreaking work will shed light on his references and his multidimensional universe.
In this workshop, we will get to taste the raw side of eating. We will learn the reasoning, benefits and disadvantages of a raw food diet, and ways in which we can integrate it into our daily lives. How it affects our health and whether it helps us eat in a balanced way, in harmony with nature. Through raw food recipes, we will partake in a gastronomic tasting of a diet that includes all meals of a day. At the end of the workshop, participants will prepare their own raw food recipe.
The olive tree, with its relief trunk and silvery leaves, has inspired many artists to capture it through various techniques. In this pottery workshop, the young Members of the SNFCC will combine the primeval raw material of clay with the tree-symbol of the Greek land, depicting the olive tree on the objects they will construct. Multiple symbolisms and concepts will enhance their sense of place, enabling participants to get to know new means of expression and use them to render their own depiction of the olive tree, beyond rules and norms.
In November, the Members’ Film Club is discussing a motion picture blending together life and art, in a beautiful rendering of a prospective love on and off camera, a rare parallel and twofold approach to the concept of erotic desire that survives in the wreckage of an earthquake-stricken area.
On the occasion of the Marathon Race, SNFCC Members participate in a guided tour of the Silver Cup which was conceived and designed by Michel Bréal for the first Olympic marathon winner, Greek Spyros Louis, and awarded to him at the first modern Olympic Games in Athens, in 1896. Spyros Louis’s Cup is on permanent display at the SNFCC, on loan, upon its acquisition by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).