A five-day art and literature festival “Travelling … England” opened yesterday, in this “Year of Kazantzakis” this is an inspired initiative by the Kazantzakis Museum and partners to dedicate this year’s event to his travels, particularly in England.
The events take place in Heraklion and Myrtia from 12 to 16 July 2017 and the British Embassy is represented by the Vice-Consul Claire Fragaki.
If you are in Crete do not miss the five days full of Literature and Art, readings, theater, dance, music, exhibitions, events and children’s activities. Nikos Kazantzakis was in England at the invitation of the British Council shortly before the outbreak of WW II.
Initially residing in London, he travels to the industrial cities of the north, Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield, as far as Peterborough, Eton and finally Stratford, the birthplace of Shakespeare.
He writes about his impressions of this trip while on the island of Aegina in the summer of 1940.
The keen eye of the Cretan writer brings to readers today an image of the country and its people in a transitional period.
It is another opportunity to highlight the multifaceted and long-standing ties of the two nations that constitute a fixed point of reference in a changing world.
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