Fairytales at the Museum: Taxiarchis Beligiannis and Leda Xidia


20 May 2023


Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments "Fivos Anoyanakis" - Centre for Ethnomusicology

Diogenous 1-3, Athens


This activity is only available in the Greek language.

Taxiarchis Beligiannis was born in Piraeus where he became enchanted by stories of the sea. Since 2008, Beligiannis has dedicated his body and soul to the exploration of fairy tales that continue to circulate around Greece. He has traveled to every corner of the country searching for the wisdom of fairy tales and encouraging young and old to close their eyes and open their ears to access these moments of magic.

Leda Xidia is a musician, painter and engraver. She has attended special teaching courses and seminars on puppet making, jewellery, land art, art and therapy, etc. One of the most important steps in her education were the seminars of the teacher and storyteller Lili Lambrelli, that brought her into contact with the magical world of fairy tales and their symbolism. She has studied at the Traditional Music Department of the Athens Conservatory and at the Oriental Music Center in Mytilini.

In the courtyard of the Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments «Fivos Anoyanakis» – Centre for Ethnomusicology, Beligiannis and Xidia will tell stories that have survived from the depths of time, full of captivating images and magical imagination, from the purely entertaining to the sometimes scary.


Start time: 11:00

*Positions are limited. Bookings are now closed.

Closest Metro Station: Monastiraki

Metro to Venue: 5 minutes walking

Wheelchair Accessibility Yes


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