The Little Islands Festival is set to uphold its annual engagement with the public in a distinctive and multi-themed cultural event spanning four days, scheduled to take place on Sikinos from the 28th to the 31st of August. Set amidst a traditional rural backdrop that has seemingly remained untouched by the passage of time, the 5th edition, titled "Human Geographies," embarks on an exploration of the intricate and reciprocal rapport between mankind and the natural world. This exploration delves into the confluence of historical legacies with the contemporary interdependencies linking rural-urban dynamics and local-global relationships.
Commencing within the Cycladic landscape of Sikinos, every corner of the island transforms into a realm of creation, revelation, and enlightenment, offering an unparalleled and interactive cultural encounter. The festival comprises site-specific artistic processes, blended excursions, al fresco screenings of films centred around environmental and climate predicaments, live performances, installations, virtual reality projects, educational workshops, children-oriented events, as well as live music and DJ sessions. A plethora of activities accessible to the general public extend an invitation to artists, performers, inhabitants, and tourists alike, encouraging them to partake as fellow voyagers.
In addition, Greek universities play an actively participatory role in the festival's itinerary. Project teams hailing from the University of Western Macedonia and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki will contribute on-site initiatives that engage with the monument of Episkopi. These projects will delve into facets of the symbiotic connections between human beings, historical narratives, and the natural environment.
Further information and the detailed programme of LIF 2023 will be announced HERE.