Artists and writers, international and Irish, are bringing new insights to the legacies of the ancient world. ClassicsNow will highlight the rich tradition of Irish writers reflecting on Ireland through the Classics, which goes back centuries.
Whether you loved Greek mythology as a child, are curious about language or have a passion for Roman history and architecture, there’s something here for you.
We have a strand for young audiences too, with creative online events for secondary school students who can upload self-recordings of favourite speeches from Greek tragedy, or become myth-makers themselves using Minecraft.
Full programme information will be available here from early November.
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Festival Curator Helen Meany
Designer Ronan McDonnell, A Worthy Cause
Project Manager Leah Johnston
ClassicsNow has been developed by a steering committee with representatives from the Classics departments of University College Dublin, Maynooth University, Trinity College Dublin and the Classical Association of Ireland.
Martine Cuypers, Trinity College Dublin
Helen Meany, culture writer and arts consultant
Maeve O’Brien, Maynooth University
Seamus O’Sullivan, Chair of Teachers’ Branch: Classical Association of Ireland – Teachers
Alexander Thein, University College Dublin
ClassicsNow is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland/ An Chomhairle Ealaíon.
Partners include the Classical Association of Ireland, Italian Cultural Institute, Literature Ireland, Poetry Ireland and the Irish Film Institute.