Saturday 12 May 2018 to Saturday 16 June 2018
Museum for the Macedonian Struggle

In partnership with the British Embassy Athens, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) and the Museum for the Macedonian Struggle, we invite you to take part in Salonika Remembers, an exciting new programme aiming to mark the centenary of the Salonika Campaign 1915–18.

Through the programme, we remember those from across the world who lost their lives and are buried and commemorated in CWGC cemeteries in Northern Greece. The CWGC cares for the graves and memorials of more than 18,000 Commonwealth war dead, and some 400 of other nationalities at 25 sites across Greece.

Congratulations to the three Greek students among the winners of the Never Such Innocence competition

The Never Such Innocence competition has successfully engaged almost 7,000 children from over 350 schools in 43 countries in commemorating the First World War through poetry, art and song.

The winners have now been selected from every corner of the United Kingdom, as well as Greece, Malaysia, New Zealand, France, Canada, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Rwanda and the USA, to name but a few. 

Among the winners, we are proud to announce the names of three students from Greece! Let us all celebrate their success and congratulate:

  • Konstantinos Kostopoulos for Air Raid: 1st place in the art category (Ages 9–11)
  • Vasko Stamboliev for Eyes Wide Shut but Mind Wide Open: 1st place in the art category (Ages 14–16)
  • Anastasia Basta for Thank You: Runner up in the poetry category (Ages 9–11)

Find out more about the competition winners.

Find out more about the Awards Ceremony, held at the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks on Thursday 24 May 2018.

Students respond creatively to the First World War

Exhibition opening and awards ceremony for the Greek students who took part in the Never Such Innocence poetry, art and music competition:

Exhibition opening Saturday 12 May 2018, 19.00–20.30
Exhibition 12 May–16 June 2018
Where Museum for the Macedonian Struggle
23 Proxenou Koromila Street
546 22 Thessaloniki

We would like to thank all the Greek students and schools that took part in the poetry, art and music competition organised by Never Such Innocence. We are delighted to celebrate the results of this effort with an exhibition of their work and a ceremony to present students with certificates for their participation in the competition.

Information and registration

For further information and to register your interest in attending the event, please contact Chrysoula Melidou by email at or by telephone on 2310 378 314.

Poetry, Art and Music Competition

Working with Never Such Innocence, a UK charity dedicated to engaging young people in the history and legacy of the First World War through the creative arts, we invite students aged 9 to 16 to find inspiration in the great legacy of these 12,000 British soldiers who fought alongside the Greeks, the French and the Serbs for the freedom of Greece, and to enter their work in an international poetry, art and music competition.

If you would like two free copies of the Never Such Innocence resource for your school, please email Lucy Kentish on

Read the press release (PDF, 216 kb).

Extended deadline for entries: Friday 30 March 2018

Programme Presentation for Teachers

As part of Salonika Remembers, and under the auspices of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, we are organising an open presentation for primary and secondary school teachers interested in implementing the programme in their classrooms. The presentation is designed to familiarise teachers with the programme tools, techniques and sites: the Museum for the Macedonian Struggle, the War Museum of Thessaloniki and the Mikra British Cemetery in Kalamaria (or other CWGC cemeteries in the area).

Salonika Remembers invites schools to visit and explore the CWGC cemeteries at MikraSalonika Lembet RoadDoiran and Karasouli, along with the individual stories of those servicemen and women who are buried here in Greece, and to respond creatively to this experience through poetry, music and art.

When Tuesday 24 October 2017, 18.00–20.30
Where Thessaloniki City Hall
Municipal Council Board Hall
1 Vas. Georgiou Avenue
546 40 Thessaloniki
Information & Registration

For further information and to register, please contact the Museum for the Macedonian Struggle:

Certificates of attendance will be given to participants at the end of the event.

Download the Programme (PDF, 278 kb).

Download the Salonika Remembers Programme Manual (PDF, 5 mb).

2016 Pilot Workshop

In 2016, we ran a pilot workshop at the CWGC Phaleron War Cemetery near Athens with I.M.Panagiotopoulos School. Watch the video created by the students and teachers who took part in the workshop.

The programme is being organised under the auspices of the Municipality of Thessaloniki.


For further information, please contact Chrysoula Melidou:

Telephone 2310 378 314

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