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Corfu Festival for the Bicentenary of the Order of St Michael and St George 1818 – 2018

CORFU.- As it is well known, George IV, as Prince Regent of the United Kingdom, founded the Order of St Michael and St George in Corfu and in Malta on 28 April 1818, two hundred years ago. This forms part of Corfu’s history and belongs to its heritage. In fact, the history of the Order begins with the visions of Sir Thomas Maitland (1760-1824), Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands and Governor of Malta after the Napoleonic Wars.

Count Spiro Flamburiari, Chairman of the Corfu Heritage Foundation, has had the inspiration to honour the bicentenary of the Order this year with a Festival aiming to boost British-Hellenic relations in Corfu. His whole life has been devoted to the promotion of the island and its prosperity, and to highlight the significance of its heritage.

The Festival takes place under the auspices of the British Embassy Athens, the Hellenic Republic’s Ministries of Culture and Tourism, and the Municipality of Corfu. Events – including 5 lectures, 2 brass band concerts, 3 visual art exhibitions and 1 cricket match – will take place between 7 July and 30 September 2018.

 

Lectures at the Corfu Reading Society.

3 August – Mr Derek Johns,  “Romanticism – A Brief Introduction”.

6 August – HE Ms Kate Smith CMG, “British-Hellenic Friendship in Corfu”.

24 August – Ms Helena Matheopoulos, “Music in 1818”.

28 August – Sir Efthimios E. Mitropoulos KCMG, “The Order of St Michael and St George”.

4 September – Mr Nicholas Parsons CBE, “Edward Lear – Artist ∙ Poet ∙ Wanderer”.

 

Music by the Mantzaros Philharmonic Society curated by Mr Robert A. Christoforides.

5 August – Mr Socrates Anthis will direct the Wind Band at the Esplanade’s Band Stand.

7 September – Mr Socrates Anthis will direct the Wind Band at the Old Fortress.

 

Exhibitions at the  Ionian Academy curated by Dr Megakles Rogakos.

7 – 29 July – “Prossalendi’s Britannia” – Historical Perspective.

2 – 26 August – “Romanticism in Corfu”.

1 – 29 September – “Prossalendi’s Britannia” – Contemporary Perspective.

 

Cricket Matches organised by Sir Simon Orr-Ewing Bt and Mr Nikos Louvros.

13 May – Matches between the Lost Marbles and the Atlas CC Cricket Corfu teams.

 

Read more about al the contributors to the events here. PRESS RELEASE

 

Auspices:
British Embassy Athens

 

Hellenic Republic - Ministry of Culture & Sports

 

Hellenic Republic - Ministry of Tourism

 

Municipality of Corfu

 

Support:
Ionian University

 

Corfu Reading Society

 

Mantzaros Philharmonic Society

 

Cricket Corfu

 

Sponsorship:
Rothschild Foundation

 

Aegeas N.P.C.

 

Fourlis Group

 

www.thethink.co.uk

 

CV Villas

 

Cavalieri Hotel

 

MarBella Corfu

 

MarBella Nido

 

Corfu Country Club

 

Aegean Airlines

 

Communication  Sponsorship:

 

Kathimerini

 

Corfu TV

 

Start TV

 

Kerkyra Publications

 

Economia

 

Corfu Tourist

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