Due to technical issues the Webinar Event with acclaimed actor, author and phillhelene Stephen Fry has been rescheduled for tomorrow Friday, 6 August 2021, at 11am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). The webinar will be live from Los Angeles, where Stephen is currently filming.
Tag: Parthenon marbles
Join the conversation with much admired actor, comedian, author and longstanding philhellene Stephen Fry in The Hellenic Initiative Australia’s forthcoming ‘In Conversation’ event, as he is interviewed by prominent business leader and best-selling author David Hill on Thursday, 5 August 2021, at 11.00 am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).
In this second edition of our weekly column ‘The Parthenon Report’, Classicist, Olympian and strategic advisor Don Morgan Nielsen addresses the question: “What role does our Parthenon play in this new era, as a monument and as a symbol?”
The island of Skiathos on Sunday extended honorary citizenship to Hollywood costume director and film…
In the launch of his weekly column, The Parthenon Report, Don Morgan Neilsen shares a personal retrospective of his connection with the Greek culture and the Parthenon.
Greek City Times has invited Mr. Nielsen, on behalf of Lefas Humanitas, to enter into a conversation with our readers – in the form of a weekly column, “The Parthenon Report”, which will explore many of the issues related to the repatriation of the Parthenon Sculptures.
At his Australian book launch yesterday Geoffrey Robertson made the case for a legal challenge for the return of looted cultural artefacts such as the Parthenon Marbles which were taken by Lord Elgin more than 200 years ago and are currently on display in the British Museum in London.
For anyone heading to Athens, the Acropolis is a definite must-see. We have put together some interesting facts to shine even more light on this monument which is a universal symbol of civilisation and one of the greatest architectural complexes to ever be built.
Famous author Victoria Hislop has returned to Greece for the sequel of her world best-selling book ‘The Island’, set on the tiny island of Spinalonga. She talks about Brexit, the Parthenon Sculptures and her experience in Greece during the pandemic.
George Clooney repeats his claim that the Parthenon sculptures should be returned to Athens. This comes despite the fact that in 2014 when he said that returning them was “the right thing to do”, Boris Johnson compared him to Hitler. Last December Clooney admitted in an interview that the comparison: “still makes me laugh. Bit of a stretch.”
Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni has responded to statements made by Prime Minister of the UK Boris Johnson in an interview in which he claims that that the 2,500-year-old Parthenon sculptures are “legally owned by the British Museum’s Trustees.”
“It is moving that children educated in the British education system understand both Elgin’s indecency and the tolerance of the Turks, as well as the British obsession to illegally withhold parts of a monument of Greek culture,” says Greek ambassador, Ioannis Raptakis after numerous British school children sent letters to the Greek embassy supporting the retune of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.