Poetry evening at the Polish School in Athens

On February 24, PAIA took part in a Polish-Greek poetry evening entitled “The Faces of Love” in the library of the Polish School in Athens. It referred to Valentine’s Day and was intended to provoke reflection on various variants of love. The organizer of the meeting was Anna Piłat, a teacher and librarian of the Polish School. The evening was attended by students, teachers, parents and specially invited guests, including: Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Athens, Artur Lompart, Iwona Lompart, Consul Sławomir Pyl and Greek teachers from Primary School No. 1 in Egaleo. The Polish Archaeological Institute was represented by Beata Kukiel-Vraila, General Secretary of PAIA and cultural programs manager, who recited a poem by Leopold Staff. Presented during the evening poems written by Polish and Greek authors were intertwined with fragments of song poem by such artists as Michał Bajor or Melina Merkury. The event was another opportunity to build relationships with the Polish and Greek local community, as well as to promote Polish culture.

photo: Beata Kukiel-Vraila