We were blown away by the enthusiasm and support for the festival, and it was the audiences that made it so special. With sell-out sessions, outstanding performances and highly engaged audiences, the festival was a roaring success. We are thrilled to announce that we will be back in 2017, for what looks to become an annual event. Whether you’re an expert classicist or a novice nurturing a newfound sense of Homer appreciation, we hope to see you next year.
If you enjoyed the festival and would like to support its future development, please consider becoming a member of Humanities 21. Member fees fund our operations and we rely on this kind of support to survive. You can read more about Humanities 21 and our other activities here. You can also make a one-off donation to support the Melbourne Festival of Homer.
Humanities 21 runs regular public events on a range of humanities-related topics, and works year round to promote the value of a humanities education – which of course includes the importance of classical literature.
The festival came together thanks to many hard-working individuals. The committee – Jeff Richardson, Jan McGuinness, Sarah Midford, Marylyn Smallwood, Xenia Dolopoulou and Nick Varigos. Our hard-working intern Maeve Martyn, and wonderful volunteers Ilaria Bigaran, Gavin Scott and Jeremy Teow. Our venue partners – NGV, Library at the Dock, the Greek Cultural Centre, and the Hellenic Museum. Special thanks to John Tatoulis and Sarah Craig from the Hellenic Museum, who generously assisted with all our technical requirements and last-minute arrangements.
And of course, our incredible guests – Panagiotis Anagnostatos, Angus Cameron Troupe, Stathis Grapsas, Matthew Horsley, James McCaughey, Chris Mackie, David Malouf, Sarah Midford, Peter O’Connor and James O’Maley.
Please get in touch. We will begin developing the program in the coming months, and welcome expressions of interest from potential guests, organisers and volunteers.