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Friday, 29 August 2014

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

I'm not nominating anyone to repeat this silliness, but if a drop in the ocean - or on my head and shoulders as I sit in our garden in front of my tiny camera -  gives publicity to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) - what in UK is included in the description Motor Neuron Disease (MND) - a progressive neurodegenerative disease, currently incurable, which wrecks the brain and paralyses the body including lungs so you can't breath unaided, it's worth the small trouble of being wet and chilly for a few seconds this morning. I've also read that lots of people have heard about The Ice Bucket challenge but 'didn't know what it was for and did not give to charity' following a small narcissistic fling with a bucket of water. Well yes! I have given a small sum to the ALS Association.
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In Ano Korakiana ~ 28th August:

Ο ρόλος του Θεάτρου...
Μετά την ποίηση, σειρά είχε το θέατρο και ειδικότερα η παιδαγωγική και παιδευτική του λειτουργία, στη δροσερή βραδινή ατμόσφαιρα στον αύλειο χώρο του Άη-Θανάση. Οι προσκεκλημένοι ομιλητές Πέτρος Αυγερινός και Δώρα Παπανικολάου που δραστηριοποιούνται στο «Θέατρο του Ιονίου», καθώς και «δική μας» Δώρα Μεταλληνού που επί σειρά ετών ασχολείται με το σχολικό θέατρο, ανέπτυξαν το θέμα. Την εκδήλωση προλόγισε ο παιδίατρος Σπύρος Σαββανής, ενώ χρήσιμες παρεμβάσεις έκαν οι Γιώργος Σκλαβούνος (Πρόεδρος UNESCO Ιονίου), Βασίλης Μαρτζούκος, Νίκος Μεταλληνός, Νίκος Μάνεσης, Κώστα Ιωνάς κ.ά.
(My shaky translation) The role of the theatre ... After poetry, we've enjoyed gatherings on the educational role of drama, in the cool evening air, in the courtyard of Ag. Athanasios. Petros Avgerinos and Dora Papanikalou were our invited speakers; their theme, 'The Ionian Theatre' with 'our' Dora Metallinou, who has, for many years, been involved with drama in schools. The event was introduced by the paediatrician Spyros Savvani, with contributions from George Sklavounos (Chair, Ionian UNESCO), Vasilis Martzoukos, Nikos Metallinos, Nikos Manesis, Costas Jonas, etc.

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