LEARN: Young & Mighty: Building Communities and Uplifting Culture

Oct 6, 2018


About session

Communities come together in times of crisis and musical artists have considerable influence in not only moving hearts and minds but also reflecting the society they live in. We meet two emerging young musical artists who are challenging outdated perceptions of Greek music and addressing the evolving face of Greek culture through their songs and a young entrepreneur who has brought the expat community together through culture.

Moderated by Despina Ladi, Journalist & Screenwriter

  • Avgoustinos Galiassos

    Global Programme Manager, Mc Vitie's at pladis Global


    Avgoustinos Galiassos came to the UK in 2003 to pursue his Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management at Warwick University. From the very beginning he committed himself to the Greek Community while at the same time holding positions of high responsibility within multinational Companies such as Coca-Cola, Bloomberg and more recently with  British Biscuits at

  • Despina Ladi

    Journalist & Screenwriter


    Despina Ladi is a Greek writer living in London. After receiving her BA from the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Athens, she followed screenwriting courses in New York (NYU, The New School) and completed an MA in Screenwriting at the London Film School. Since 2000 she works as a freelance

  • Marina Satti



    Marina Satti was born in Greece. Her father is from Sudan, her mother is from Greece and she grew up in Crete. With different cultural influences, Marina was involved in design and music from a very young age. She studied Drama and Architecture and received a degree in classical piano and classical singing. In 2009

  • Leon Veremis

    Indie-pop star, Leon of Athens


    Short Bio: London based indie-pop star Leon of Athens channels the flamboyant beauty of Sufjan Stevens and Grizzly Bear alongside a similar widescreen pop sensibility as Imagine Dragons and Tame Impala. His brand new album Xenos (EMI/Universal) is a beautiful, thoughtful piece of work. It showcases just why he has become a huge live draw

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