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24 March 2021 - 31 March 2022

Under the rubric "Freedom," the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation is honouring the anniversary of 1821.

 

The Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation is hosting a series of events, lasting a whole year, to mark the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution and the trials and tribulations of Greek-Cypriot clerics and common folk in July 1821. Exhibitions, lectures, plays and musical performances, tours and educational programmes by foundations and entities from Cyprus and overseas - all these will feature prominently in the 12 month-long calendar.

 

The events begin this month, running until March 2022.

 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all indicated safety measures shall apply for the duration of the events.

 

EΧHIBITIONS

 

1.  THE RIGAS FERAIOS CHARTA 

  • In association with the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation
    • Exhibition duration: 06/05-31/12/2021 at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation
    • Digital exhibition duration: 24/03-31/12/2021 at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation 

 

The Rigas Feraios Charta, or Charta of Greece, is a life-sized map displaying the Greek space and the broader region of the Balkan peninsula south of the Danube. A signature work of the Neo-Hellenic Enlightenment, it was produced by Rigas Velestinlis (or Feraios), and stands as the most iconic example of Greek cartography from the pre-revolutionary period.

 

 

2.   HISTORY HAS A FACE 

  • In association with the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation and the Municipality of Nicosia
    • Exhibition duration: 15/04-31/12/2021  Ledras-Onasagorou- Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation Faneromeni Str.-Eleftheria Square
  • In association with the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation and the Municipality of Limassol
    • Exhibition duration: 19/04-31/12/2021 on the coastal road and theme park of Limassol

 

Outdoor photo exhibition displaying known and less known figures of the Greek Revolution, with a bonus look at the 1843-1844 National Assembly.

 

  • In association with the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation
    • Digital exhibition duration: 30/03-31/12/2021 at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation

 

 

 3.  FREE GREECE: RECOGNITION AND INITIATION OF DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR RELATIONS. UNDER THE AUSPICES OF "GREECE 2021"

  • In association with the Embassy of Greece in Cyprus and the Greek Foreign Ministry
    • Exhibition duration: 10/09/2021-10/01/2022
    • Digital exhibition duration:10/09/2021-10/01/2022 

 

The Diplomatic Historical Archives Service of the Foreign Ministry will present documents describing the gradual recognition of the new Greek state by foreign powers during the Struggle and in the years thereafter, the initiation of diplomatic and consular relations, and the establishment of a consular network.

 

 

4.  A DIFFERENT LOOK AT 1821: THE GREEK REVOLUTION IN PLAYMOBIL FIGURINES AND SCALE MODELS

  • In association with the Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece – National Historical Museum
    • Exhibition duration:  10/02-31/05/2022
    • Digital exhibition duration:  10/02-31/05/2022

 

A novel take on the 1821 Revolution, intended mainly for a younger audience. On display will be more than 20 small and large-sized scale models made of Playmobil figurines and accessories, depicting scenes from daily life in Greece from the early 19th century, as well as various events of the 1821 Revolution.

 

 

5.  1821 THROUGH THE COLLECTIONS OF THE BANK OF CYPRUS CULTURAL FOUNDATION

  • Digital exhibition duration:  09/07-31/12/2021

 

 

LECTURE SERIES

Let's talk History

Lectures for the general public

 

31/03/2021

“The 200 years from 1821 and our self-consciousness”

Angelos Syrigos, Associate Professor of Law and Foreign Policy; Deputy Minister of Education of Greece

 

05/11/2021

“What if the night is heavy/and my rifle broken?”: 1821 in the poetry of K. Charalambides

Louiza Christodoulidou, tenured assistant professor of Modern Greek Literature - Modern Greek Literature of Cyprus, Pedagogical Department of Primary Education, University of the Aegean.  The lecture will be given in the Greek language.

 

22/03/2022

“Byron’s war: Romantic Rebellion, Greek Revolution”

Roderick Beaton, Koraes Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature at King's College London (University of London), and director of the Centre for Hellenic Studies from 2012.

 

 

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES - WORKSHOPS

 

Educational programmes for pre-primary, primary and secondary education (children aged 4-18) carry on this year in the context of the Cultural Foundation’s educational action titled #deneinaisxoleio. The programmes aim at socialization of the children, their acquaintance with new sciences and arts, their active involvement in initiatives, their constant motivation and the cultivation of their imagination with intriguing, fascinating actions.

 

•For primary and secondary education students

•For student clubs

 

 

TOURS

Theme-based tours for the general public will be available for all the temporary exhibitions of the BOCCF.

 

 

MOMENTS AT THE MUSEUM

In the context of its aim to promote the culture and history of Cyprus, the successful series of events “Moments in the Museum” carries on with hosting alternative events at the Foundation’s two museums. The series is intended to enable the public to become aware of the Cypriot culture through a different point of view, and to gain new experiences through contact with the exhibits in the museums’ collections.

Performances pertaining to the Greek Revolution are scheduled to take place in the BOCCF premises on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution. The list of performances will be posted in the media soon.

 

FANEROMENI 21

The aim of the series of events under the FANEROMENI 21 Arts Festival is to offer the public the opportunity to know the culture of Cyprus and of other countries, through dance, theatre and music. A total of 5 performances and 3 outdoor cinema screenings for all ages will be featured.

The events for FANEROMENI 21 will be posted in the media soon.