HOMERION CULTURAL CENTRE of CHIOS MUNICIPALITY
was founded in 1980 and became a legal
entity in 1989. It is a building
of multiple cultural uses and its existence
is owed to the donation made to the Municipality
of Chios by Michael and Stamatia Xylas
in December, 1985.
In the five floors of the
Centre one can find an Auditorium with
a capacity of 462 seats, a Conference
Room (172 seats), two Galleries, Teaching
and Rehearsal Rooms, a Board - room, a
Refreshment Room, and a Library.
The chief purpose of the Homerion
Cultural Centre is the recognition and
support of artistic and scientific trends
which broaden the sensibility and the
knowledge of the public and, at the same
time, ecourage it to seek quality in life.
One of the Centre's aims, also is the
promotion of the cultural educational
and scientific coordination between Chios
and other cities.
During the 1980 - 1995 period,
3.000 events took place in the Centre-film
screenings, lectures, theatrical performances,
conferences, paintings, and photography
exhibitions, teaching courses, concerts
and dancing performances.
The services and the facilities
of the centre are available to the associations
of the whole country for any cultural
event of non profiteering purpose.
Since the beginning of 1989
various artistic workshops are operating
in some of the Centre's facilities, where
specialists are teaching Painting, Traditional
Music, Theatre, Photography, Jewellery,
Bookbinding, Mosaic Art and Ikons painting.