The House of Manos Hadjidakis Turns into a House of Culture



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The house in which composer Manos Hadjidakis was born and raised in will become a house of culture which will open to the public. The preservable neo-classical building which was built in 1895, was renovated by the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace and it is to be inaugurated on April 17, 2016, in order to celebrate in the memory of the great composer.

The ground floor of the two-story house will host exhibitions and activities, as well as music lessons and a shop. On the first floor, there will be a cafe and a restaurant which will host events, and the second floor that was renovated, will remain as a place of memory for Manos Hadjidakis, with plenty of his material. There will also be workshops for children, a department of production of publications, cultural exchange, and a room that will also be available for music groups.

After the opening of the house, on April 21, there will be an event entitled “The Civilian Manos Hadjidakis,” which will include publications, articles, photos and other documents, regarding the life and work of the composer.