Aeolis - Cultural Development Society of Lesvos Island
AEOLIS-Cultural Development Society of Lesvos Island develops cultural activities and initiatives, mainly in the area of cultural tourism. Its aim is to sensitize and mobilize the citizens of Lesvos towards developing and promoting the Greek culture worldwide, as well as promoting the value of cooperation amongst persons and countries through the exchange of cultural elements, cultural production and the preservation of the natural environment of the island and the area of the Aegean Sea. Aeolis runs an international summer programme on Greek Language and Culture with people from all over the world. It is a partner institution in the EU project “Sing, Smooth and Smile” on therapeutic Impact of Traditional Music and the leading organization of the Cultural Tourism Network in Lesvos Island.
EXPERIENTIAL OUTDOOR ADULT EDUCATION
International Conference on Experiential Outdoor Adult Education OCTOBER 4, 2012- LESVOS ISLAND, GREECE
Adult educators, adult learners and policy makers are invited to participate to the International Conference on Experiential Outdoor Adult Education, which is going to take place in Lesvos Island, Greece. Good practice examples from Greece, Sweden, UK, Turkey, Switzerland, are going to be presented.
Key speaker: Prof Alexis Kokkos, Hellenic Open University: "Experiential learning and Creativity in adult education". A side event-workshop will also be held on "Lifelong learning in Greece: state of the art and future perspectives" in cooperation with the Hellenic Association of Adult Education facilitated by Prof A. Kokkos.
Organizer: AEOLIS Cultural Development Society of Lesvos Island, with the cooperation of all partners o the SHARING LANDSCAPES project e-mail:
, Ifigenia Georgiadou
Cultural Activities Programme Cultural and Learning Holidays in Greece
Instruction by experts, hands-on experience, guided tours, rural tourism activities
Cultural Activities in Greek and English language
Greek cookery classes, Greek dances, walks and excursions to places of unique beauty and cultural significance, audio visual presentations on History, the Arts and Society, visits to artists’ ateliers, to Museums or archaeological sites, singing lessons, concerts and theatre, visits to work places and associations, to farms and women cooperatives, rural tourism activities, participation in folk festivals, thematic walks Lesvos, the Island of Culture. In a unique natural environment many poets, writers, musicians, craftsmen and painters have been creating their own artistic worlds since the times of the tenth Muse, Sappho. Nowadays the island is the refuge of many artists who are looking for a calm and beautiful place to work. In our cultural walks through the great cultural tradition of the island, we will discover its secrets of creativity and meet wonderful people who shape its contemporary artistic face. Women of the Women’s Agrotouristic Cooperatives, the first cooperatives in Greece, will welcome us to their kitchen and to the secrets of Greek and Asia Minor taste. Dance teachers will teach us the rhythm of traditional dances of the Aegean Sea. Experienced guides of the island will lead us to the roads of colours through the naïf painter Theophilos’ works, while other trips will bring us into contact with some young artists who work on trash art and clay. At the end of the day we will taste ouzo with meze in a picturesque tavern in a fishermen’s village or listen to contemporary Greek singers at the Castle of Mytilene, the capital of Lesvos, Queen of the Aegean Sea.