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.

Chris Mackie, Sarah Midford and David Malouf
Chris Mackie, Sarah Midford and David Malouf

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.

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Special Thanks

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, and Gavin Scott. 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.

Angus Cameron Troupe
Angus Cameron Troupe
Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony








The Return Home Podcast

Panagiotis Anagnostatos and Peter O’Connor’s podcast, The Return Home, which featured in the Closing Ceremony performances, can be accessed here. They’ve also got a Facebook page and a Vimeo channel if you’re keen to follow their journey.
Festival photos
A selection of photos from the festival is up on our website. More to come soon! Photography by Harjono Djoyobisono.
We welcome your feedback
If you have suggestions, comments or questions about any aspect of the festival, please write to us at info@humanities21.com.au. We are committed to improving the festival in any way we can and would love to hear from you.
Would you like to be a part of the 2017 Melbourne Festival of Homer?
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.

Homer Prepares
Homer Prepares: Matthew Horsley and James McCaughey
James O'Maley
James O’Maley

We will be in touch again soon, and look forward to seeing you in 2017!