Picnic in the Park: The Filmmakers Meet - Εικόνα

An 80-year-old Little Prince

On the occasion of the 80-year anniversary of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince's first edition, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is inviting young and old to celebrate World Book Day reading one of the most celebrated books of the 20th century. 

Actor Nikolas Hanakoulas will be reading from the book, taking us on a journey through its pages, while writer Eleni Katsama will guide us through the universe of Saint-Exupéry, talking about the biographical and historical elements behind the symbolisms in the work, and the French author’s masterful ability to transform personal experience into a timeless monument of contemporary literature.

During the event, we will read excerpts from the book Little Prince, translated in Greek by Alki Zei, published by Metaichmio Publications.

18.00–19.30, Book Castle NLG
For adults and children aged 10 or above 
Free participation on a first-come first-served basis


Storytelling and a workshop for children
At the same time, a reading for children aged 6 to 10 will be held, followed by a surprise construction inspired by The Little Prince.  

18.00–19.30, Kids Lab NKG
For children aged 6 to 10
Up to 20 participants
Free participation on a first-come first-served basis

Design - Implementation of children’s activity: Sofianna Theofanous, writer and facilitator of the SNFCC Children’s Book Club & Michalitsa Kozakopoulou, visual artist 

Eleni Katsama
Eleni Katsama likes to observe the world around her and come up with stories about this or that. For these stories, she has earned the Greek National Award of Literature for Teens and Young Adults twice. She has been working as chief editor in the publishing sector since 2004. 

Nikolas Hanakoulas
He was born in Athens in 1983. He is a graduate of the University of Piraeus Department of Economics. Since 2010, he has been continuously working as an actor with leading Greek directors (L. Vogiatzes, M. Marmarinos, Y. Houvardas, V. Papavasiliou, N. Mastorakis, E. Theodorou, M. Kalbari, and others) and institutions in Greece (National Theater of Greece, Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Onassis Stegi, Art Theater, Athens Biennale, etc.) and abroad (Théatre National de Strasbourg, Ibsen Festival, Frascati). In 2016, he was invited to the International Forum “Theatertreffen” of the Berliner Festspiele, as a Goethe Institut fellow. In television he has participated in the series: Commandos and Dragons (dir. Th. Papadoulakis, MEGA 2021) and The Bridge (dir. G. Haritidis, ANT1+ 2022). In 2018 he was invited, with Yorgos Zois’s film Third Kind, to the International Critics’ Week of the Cannes Film Festival. He is also artistic head of the cultural institution APPARAT ATHEN.

See also

Wednesday 12/06, 18:00

First-Aid Course


Sunday 09/06, 13:00

Fun Dance


Tuesday 04/06, 19:00

Mini Basket