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Greek and Egyptian Poetry Festival – Alexandria

3-Day Festival of Greek and Egyptian Poetry, June 11-13
Organized by:
HFC–Alexandria, the Arts Center Kasr al-Tazaouk, and the Greek Cultural Center in Cairo
with the support of Ministry of Culture of Egypt.

The program is as follows, all events starting at 19:00:

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A Poetic Journey from the Greek to the Universal

11168468_388097941373672_4720576749782658303_nHFC–Trieste invites you to the musical event and talk: A Poetic Journey from the Greek to the Universal. There will be a talk by Glauco Ciammaichella, followed by poems of Cavafy set to music and performed by Irene Brigitte (voice) and Giovanni Settimo (guitar).
Wednesday, 22 April, at 17:00 in the auditorium of the J.Stellini High School, Piazza 1 Maggio, 26, Udine.

The Night Fernando Pessoa Met Constantine Cavafy

HFC–Bucharest invites you to the screening of the documentary The Night Fernando Pessoa Met Constantine Cavafy.

The film is directed by Stelios Charalambopoulos and won the 2008 Greek State Award for best documentary.

The film is representing Greece at the Emineschool Film Festival and is being shown on Wednesday, April 8 – local info: www.emineschool.ro

Who Is Cavafy?

HFC–Nicosia presents the talk: Who Is Cavafy? Exploring an Enigma, by Dimitris Dimipoulis, Professor at Panteion University.
February 16, 19:00, at the cultural center of the National Bank of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios III Avenue, Nicosia.

C. P. Cavafy

– The Poet

Constantine P. Cavafy (Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis, or Καβαφης) is a leading figure in 20th century Greek literature. He was born in Alexandria on 29 April 1863, into a wealthy merchant family from Constantinople. After the early death of his father, Peter John Cavafy, in 1872, Cavafy was brought to England and lived in Liverpool for five years. But, apart from three years in Constantinople, from 1882 to 1885, he spent the rest of his life in Alexandria.

The street where Cavafy lived ebing named C. P. Cavafy Street, Alexandria, February, 2011.
The street where Cavafy lived being named C. P. Cavafy Street, Alexandria, February, 2011.

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