Chorus, Perispomeni Publications and the Municipality of Eleusis invite you to the presentation of a book by Gerrit Bekker titled The colour of the shadow (translated by Elena Stagkouraki) on Friday, 22 September, at 20:30 in the Eleusis City Hall Municipal Cultural Centre (Council Chamber), 41 Hatzidaki street & Dimitros street. (

The event will open with remarks by the mayor of Eleusis, Giorgos Tsoukalas, the member of Chorus, Giannis Pappas, and the architect Irene Frezadou. The author will also be in attendance. Panagiotis Gkiokas will read a piece written by the translator Elena Stagkouraki regarding The colour of the shadow

The book will be the topic of a panel consisting of the following authors: Thanasis Vavlidas, Chara Cosseyan, Michalis Leventis, Michalis Spegkos.

Excerpts from the book will be read by: the archaeologist Popi Papaggeli, the actors Maria Kastani, Kleopatra Markou, and Alexia Fotiadou.

Event music by Vaggelis Giannakis.

Performers (in alphabetical order):

Giannis Villiotis ~ bouzouki, mandolin

Vaggelis Giannakis – guitar

Vasilis Kolovos ~ piano

Marios Papoulias ~ violin, flute

Dimitris Tigkas ~ double bass, bow

Orchestration ~ Giannis Villiotis

Michalis Margatinis will provide wine and delicacies.

Media sponsors: ERT & Trito Programma 90,9

For more information on the author and his work:

An essay by the book’s translator, Elena Stagkouraki, –

Article in Efimerida ton Sintakton –

From the blurb on the back of the cover –

Excerpt from the Ethnos newspaper (15/3/1985) –

ERT publication –