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A series of the events in memory of the Greek poet Konstantinos Kavafis to be held in Odesa
Mar 14 2013, 11:48

ODESA, MARCH 14th, 2013, CONTEXT-PRICHERNOMORIE ― The Odesa Branch of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in cooperation with different Ukrainian organizations will carry out a series of events devoted to the life and work of Greek poet Konstantinos Kavafis, Context-Prichernomorie correspondent reports.

Odesa City Council Information Office reported yesterday, 13 March.

According to the information, UNESCO and the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports of Greece announced 2013 the year of Konstantinos Kavafis (1863-1933), the 150th Anniversary of the birth and the 80th Anniversary of the death.

20 March at 15:00 at the Franko Library the first event, a literary portrait “Konstantinos Kavafis ― a familiar stranger” will be held. The programme includes the performance of candidate of Philological Sciences, associate professor of World Literature Department of the Odesa National Mechnikov University Svetlana Fokina, library staff, guests; video composition of the poet’s life, poetry readings, an exhibition of the poet’s works, the music of Greek composers, performed by the students.

In the framework of the Days of Greek culture, held in the gymnasium № 1, on 25 March in the national holiday of Greece, the exhibition of the works of Kavafis will be presented by the library of the Odesa Branch of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in Greek and Russian languages. The students of the gymnasium will recite poetry at the closing ceremony of the Days.


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