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Municipal Philarmonic of Lavrio - Municipality of Lavreotiki
The Municipal Philharmonic was founded in 1962 with chief musician Nikolaos Zarb. In the beginning worked as a music school and soon appeared at events in the city. Then Nikos Charamis and Costas Mavrideros became chief musicians.
There was a break during the dictatorship and it reopened in 1979 with chief musician Giannis Glantzis. After the death of Giannis Glantzis, Theodoros Lembesis takes over the management.
Today the philharmonic operates under the direction of Pantelis Pneumatikos, in a traditional building of the town with very modern interior.
As a part of the NPDD «THORIKOS» (the cultural body of the municipality) performs at all services and events in the city, with about 60 musicians and 35 students. It implements a modern educational system with qualified teachers and provides education free of charge.
Youth Orchestra of the Municipality of Lavreotiki
The Youth Orchestra of the Municipality of Lavreotiki was founded in January 2005 under the direction of Eftychis Zarb. From its foundation until today, it has an important and continuous presence in the artistic events of our city.
He has collaborated in concerts with the Children and Youth Choir of the Municipality of Lavreotiki, the KAPI Lavrio choir as well as with the singers Vassilis Papakonstantinou, Manolis Mitsia, Babi Tserto, Gerasimos Andreatos, Irini Karagianni.
In addition to the established annual participation in the events of our Municipality, it is worth mentioning:
• In the summer of 2006 the concert of the Youth Orchestra in Palea Fokea.
• In April 2007 the concert-tribute to the work of Manouloizos with Vassilis Papakonstantinou.
• In the summer of 2008 the concert - a tribute to the work of Thanos Mikroutsikos, in the presence of the composer himself.
• In the summer of 2009 the concert-tribute to Ch. & P. Katsimiha.
• The concert-tribute to the work of the sea poet N. Kavadia, in August 2010.
• The concert of the Youth Orchestra in Kamariza in August 2012.
• The concert of the Youth Orchestra in Keratea in August 2014.
• The concert in May 2015 with works by Mikis Theodorakis that took place in Lavrio with Vassilis Papakonstantinou.
• The concert-tribute to Stavros Xarchakos in the presence of the composer in 2016.
• The concert dedicated to Michalis Sougioul with their performers Babi Tserto and Irini Karagianni in 2017.
• The concert in Aleksinac (Serbia) in the summer of 2018.
• The concert Dialogues Mikis-Manos with singer Manolis Mitsias in 2018.
• The concert with singer Gerasimos Andreatos in 2019.
• On June 14, 2019 he appeared at the Athens Concert Hall in the trilogy Lavrio-Athens-Elefsina organized by the association DIAZOMA.
• The concert at the theater of Remiza in September 2021.
The Lavrio choir was founded in Lavrio in 1939 by a group of Philomous locals at the urging of the priest at Agia Paraskevi church, Archimandrite Antonios Sideris, and began its activity initially as an ecclesiastical choir.
The leader of the Choir was the director G. Tzanetakis. During th German possession any kind of activity stops to resume the operation of the Choir in early 1948.
In addition to participating in divine services and other events in Athens, the Choir will also participate in events in Lavrio. Thus, from time to time will give concerts for the Technical School of the Municipality, for the Scouting of Lavrio, for the Municipal Library, for the Excursion Club of Lavrio, for the construction and repair of the Primary and Secondary Schools, as well as in the context of the students High School demonstrations.
In 1981 will become an official union with a statute, with Nikolaos Glantzis as its first president, while later after the departure of the latter, G. Lembesis will take over as President of the choir.
Since 1982 actively participates in the cultural events organized by the Municipality, which continues to this day with undiminished intensity.
As far as the directors of the Choir are concerned, apart from G. Tzanetakis, from 2005 until 2011 the direction of the Choir was taken over by Konstantinos Mavrideros. From the year 2012 until today,director of the Choir was the chief musician Theodoros Lembesis.
Children - Youth Choir of the Municipality of Lavreotiki
The Children-Youth Choir of the Municipality of Lavreotiki was founded in 2001 with conductor Mr. Eftychis Zarb. Since then he participates in all the cultural events of the Municipality of Lavreotiki uninterruptedly.
It is worth mentioning the concerts dedicated to Thanos Mikroutsikos (2008), Stavros Xarchakos (2016) in the presence of the composers, the tribute to Manos Loizos (2006) with the participation of V. Papakonstantinou.
In October 2014 he participated in the concert of Vassilis Papakonstantinou with works by Mikis Theodorakis that took place at the Herodeion.
In 2016 he participated in the concert of Stefanos Korkolis with works by Mikis Theodorakis at the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio as well as in the concert dedicated to Vicky Moscholou that took place in Pallas.
Also in March 2017 he participated in the 3rd YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL that took place in the Parliament of Nafplio.
In July 2017 he participated in a tribute to Michalis Sougioul with Babis Tsertos and Irini Karagiannis.
In September 2018 he participated in the musical performance Dialogues Mikis-Manos with soloist Manolis Mitsias.
On June 14, 2019 he appeared at the Athens Concert Hall in the trilogy Lavrio-Athens-Elefsina organized by the association DIAZOMA.
In the summer of 2019 he participated in the concert with Gerasimos Andreatos.
In the summer of 2021 he participated in the concert of the Municipal Philharmonic of Lavrio.
He has collaborated with G. Zouganellis, V. Papakonstantinou, T. Mikroutsiko, A. Boulasiki, N. Zoudiari, G. Koutra.
He has appeared in TV shows with V. Papakonstantinou, St. Kokota, M. Mitsia, Eleni Dimou, B. Velissario, G. Bezos, K. Makedonas, D. Demosthenous and in tributes to the rebetiko song and to Mario Tokas.
Top of the choir is its participation on October 24, 2017 in the flame touch ceremony in Ancient Olympia and on October 31 in the flame delivery ceremony in Kallimarmaro for the XXII Winter Olympic Games PYEONGCHANG South Korea 2018.
Theatrical Group «Exorixi»
The theatrical group of the Municipality of Lavreotiki "EXORIXI" (Extraction) was founded in the spring of 2003, by the director Giannis Myrogiannis with the help of Mayor Dimitris Loukas and the president of the cultural center Maria Gika.
The team's intention was to create a nucleus that would be the functional continuation of all the 'cells' that grew in the city from the old to the recent past.
The purpose of EXORIXI is the in-depth involvement with the Greek and world drama. In general, the cultivation of the inner creative tendencies of the individual, through the spirit of cooperation and teamwork.
The theatrical group "Extraction" all these years has been selected and distinguished in several nationwide theater festivals (Zografou, Ierapetra, Orestiada, Karditsa, Distomo, Corinth), while it has given performances in Athens and the rest of Attica.
From 2014 until today, EXORIXI has held many cycles of theatrical seminars in Lavrio with many professionals (actors, directors, theatrologists).
DAYS & HOURS OF REHEARSALS: TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY: 20:00 - 23:00
Theater stage: EPAL Lavriou, Panagiotis Kokore, Lavrio
Contact Phone George Drivas: 6979 581698
Contact Phone Stella Driva: 6980 830957
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Λαογραφικός Σύλλογος Κερατέας "Απόλλων"
Ο σύλλογός ιδρύθηκε το 1990 και αποτελεί σωματείο μη κερδοσκοπικού χαρακτήρα που κατά κύριο λόγο στηρίζεται στις εισφορές των μελών του. Ως σκοπό έχει την διατήρηση, διάδοση και εκμάθηση παραδοσιακών χορών και τραγουδιών του τόπου μας καθώς και την διατήρηση και διάδοση της πολιτισμικής μας κληρονομιάς.
Στον σύλλογο δραστηριοποιούνται 300 μέλη από ηλικίας 4 χρόνων. Λειτουργούν 18 χορευτικά τμήματα υπό την καθοδήγηση της κας. Μαρίνας Χριστοφάκη και του κου. Χρήστου Π. Τόλια καθώς και ένα τμήμα Παραδοσιακής Χορωδίας με μαέστρο τον κο. Μάνο Σύριο.
Στο σύλλογό διατηρείται βεστιάριο με αυθεντικές Αρβανίτικες Φορεσιές, Σαρακατσάνων Αττικής καθώς και με αντίγραφα φορεσιών από τις Κυκλάδες, τα Κύθηρα, το Μέτσοβο και την Ρούμελη ενώ γίνεται προσπάθεια εμπλουτισμού του.
Δραστηριότητες & Εκδηλώσεις
Ο σύλλογός συμμετέχει σε πλήθος εκδηλώσεων που πραγματοποιούνται στον Δήμο Λαυρεωτικής καθώς και σε φεστιβάλ παραδοσιακών χορών στην Ελλάδα και το Εξωτερικό. Πραγματοποίηση εκθέσεων με παραδοσιακές φορεσιές από όλη την Ελλάδα. Έχει πλαισιώσει χορευτικά μεγάλες διοργανώσεις όπως υποδοχή Ολυμπιονικών, Διαβαλκανική Σύνοδο Αρχηγών ΓΕΕΘΑ στην ΛΑΕΔ, Διεθνές Συνέδριο Τουρισμού στο Μέγαρο Μουσικής Αθηνών, «Ήθος Αρμονιών , Γενεών & Ρυθμών» Μέγαρο Μουσικής Αθηνών Νοέμβριος 2012 κ.α . Τέλος, χορευτικά τμήματα του συλλόγου έχει πλαισιώσει χορευτικά τηλεοπτικές εκπομπές όπως «στην υγειά μας..».
Hrisi Tomi of Keratea
The Association of Intellectual and Social activity of Keratea "HRISI TOMI" was founded in 1975 and is based in Keratea (55 Athens-Souniou Avenue). The purpose of the founders of the Association was to contribute to the intellectual development of Keratea, by strengthening the fine arts and letters and at the same time to activate the social forces of the city to face the daily problems collectively and with a sense of responsibility.
During the 42 years of presence and activity in Keratea:
1. Has organized over 900 events (speeches, concerts, exhibitions, theatrical performances, screenings, etc.).
2. It operates the only lending library in the city.
3. It has contributed greatly to the preservation and dissemination of the history of the place with most publications of books etc.
4. He has promoted the work of creators of Keratea, Lavreotiki and the Mediterranean in general and has given a step to young scientists.
5. Has honored with numerous events, actions, publications compatriots with worldwide recognition.
6. All of Spiritual Greece has been hosted by the "HRISI TOMI" (writers, composers, cinematographers, artists, theater groups).
7. Has made many interventions in environmental protection issues culminating in participation in the Struggle against the landfill in Ovriokastro with many events, publications, initiatives.
8. Established institutions in the city such as World Poetry Day, Documentary and Film Festivals, Arts Festival, Revival of traditional festivals and contributed to the creation of other associations.
9. Organized many events for children and in 2006 helped establish the "Cooperation for the children of Keratea" and the creation of the Children and Adolescents Library in the Drossopoulos building.
10. It operates the only screening room and has hosted all the productions of local creators as well as many award-winning films and documentaries.
11. Has international participation in events abroad and has taken initiatives for actions in collaboration with others.
12. Organizes a number of seminars - workshops in various fields, utilizing the potential of our region.
Today the "HRISI TOMI" continues its uninterrupted and creative course. Its space has been transformed into a [very] Cultural Space for the city, with a number of events, actions and seminars, with a multi-collection and pluralistic character. It is always open in collaborations with all institutions but also the citizens who love their place without hesitation and want the promotion of its cultural heritage.
Union of Thera (Santorini) Lavreotiki, Mesogia & Attica "Agia Irini"
The Association was founded in 2010 in order to show the manners and customs of Santorini and was also founded for the residents of Lavrio who were from Santorini and came here to work for the French Company.
The strengthening of ties and relationships and regular communication of Theraic inhabitants of Lavreotiki Mesogaia Attica and the surrounding Municipalities of the wider area. The development of the spirit of solidarity, friendship, fellowship between all those from the region of Thira. The provision of help, moral or material to anyone from Thira in need.
Cultural Association of Cretans of Lavrio "Megalonisos"
The association of Cretans of Lavrio is a non-profit association that was founded in 1983 with a recognized contribution to the cultural events of our city and has to date more than 200 members who constantly support and promote its operation. The aim of the Association is to keep alive the cultural heritage, the customs and traditions of their particular homeland, Crete.
In this thirty-year course, the Association provides them with Cretan traditional dance lessons, in 4 different sections for all ages.
Cretan lyre and embroidery lessons as well as handicrafts are also delivered at the Association. The courses are addressed not only to people with Cretan roots but also to all those who want to get to know the special culture of Crete.
Panthessalian Cultural Association of Lavrio
The Panthessalian Cultural Association of Lavrio was founded in 1982, satisfying the need for cultural expression of the large community of Thessaly of Lavrio, and with the aim of preserving and disseminating the cultural traditions of Thessaly.
Since then and throughout its almost thirty-year course, it has actively participated in the cultural and social life of our city, both with its members and its multi-member dance departments, in which more than 450 young men and women of the city have been taught traditional dances. With his dance classes - whose activity continues uninterruptedly - he has taken part in cultural events even outside Greece.
Pontian Lavrio Association "Mithridatis"
The Association of Pontians of Lavrio from the day of its foundation in 1982 gives a dynamic presence for the strengthening of the cultural events of the society of Lavrio with its experienced dance department consisting of boys and girls of all ages but also its theatrical department of the Pontian Association which has been operating in recent years.
Peloponnesian Association of Lavrio "Theodoros Kolokotronis"
Cultural Association for the preservation and dissemination of the manners and customs of the Peloponnese through educational and dance events.
Association of Mikra Asia - Constantinople of Lavreotiki
The Association of Mikra Asia - Constantinople of Lavreotiki was founded in 2009 with the aim of saving and preserving morals, customs and in general the cultural heritage.
This is pursued in various ways, such as the organization of events, speeches, presentations, etc., which deal with issues related to the life of the people of Mikra Asia and Constantinople, both in their places of origin and in their new homelands as refugees.
At the same time, the Association wishes the participation and cooperation of individuals and Associations with common goals.
The Association has a dance group, with participation in events that it holds, but also other organizations, whenever requested.
Address: Danoukara 2, Lavrio 195 00
Tel.: 6977 255810
Facebook: Σύλλογος Μικρασιατών Κωνσταντινουπολιτών Λαυρεωτικής
Lavrio Gymnastics Association
The Lavrio Gymnastics Association was founded in 1990, has colors of blue, yellow and white and its mark depicts an owl, a symbol of the first coin created in Ancient Greece with metal which came from the mines of Lavrio.
After 12 years of "life" and presence in the local categories, he was promoted to the Third National. After five years, in 2007, he managed to reach the Second National. In the Second National, the General Assembly Lavrio stayed for three seasons and in 2010 he was promoted to A2. In A2 he played for five years until the last racing year, when he finished in third place in the final standings. Third place that turned out to be "golden" for the General Assembly. Lavriou, who after the departure of KAOD, was promoted to the Basket League.
After the first year of the team in the category followed the introduction with two entries in the playoffs. In fact, in the 2017/18 season, it managed to secure its first European presence.
In the 2020-21 season, Lavrio Megabolt managed to steal the show as playing excellent basketball, he finished in second place, which was the top distinction in its history. He participated for the first time in its history in the finals of the Championship where in the series with Panathinaikos OPAP it was defeated 3-1 and in the 2021-2022 season it was in the groups of the Basketball Champions League.
In all the games on the bench of the team is Christos Serelis. Holds the reins of Lavrio since 2003 and was present in all the ups and downs of the team.
Address: Offices of KAE Lavrio, Ano Oria, PC 19500 Lavrio, Stadium: Gym of the Municipality of Lavreotiki
Tel.: 22920 27733
Facebook: ΚΑΕ Λαύριο - Megabolt
Youtube: ΚΑΕ ΛΑΥΡΙΟ-MEGABOLT
Lavrio Athletic Association - Volleyball Department
The Lavrio Athletic Association was founded in 2008 and maintains volleyball, chess, capoeira, karate and boxing departments.
Volleyball is based in the school indoor gym of the 2nd Elementary School of Lavrio.
There are mini volleyball classes for elementary school children, as well as classes for boys, girls, women and men.
The club participates uninterruptedly in all the championships of the respective divisions.