News about culture and cultural heritage

June 7, 2017

Athens named World Book Capital 2018

Athens has been named World Book Capital 2018 by the director general of UNESCO, Irina Bokova. The Greek capital was chosen on the recommendation of an advisory committee, comprising representatives […]
May 31, 2017


I find the proposition that people should learn Modern Greek because this will improve their English vaguely amusing. Granted there do exist an extremely large number […]
May 31, 2017

Political Cavafy

Constantine Cavafy is the pre-eminent poet of the Greek diaspora. His poetry seems unchanged by the time. His work, though small compared to that of other […]
May 31, 2017

Constantine Cavafy: The Poet of the Diaspora

I am from Constantinople by descent but was born in Alexandria in a house on Sheriff Street. I was very young when I left for England […]