“Polish Philhellenism Evening” in Elliniko-Argyroupoli

The exhibition showing the Polish research in the broadly understood sphere of influence of Aegean and Greek civilizations was presented during the “Polish Philhellenism Evening” in Elliniko-Argyroupoli on Friday, 7th September, 2022. The event was organized by the Juliusz Słowacki Institute Foundation in Gdańsk, Dimarchio Argyroupoli-Elliniko, Zygmunt Minejko Polish School at the Polish Embassy in Athens and Polish Archaeological Institute at Athens. Four lectures were given during the evening. Prof. Maria Kalinowska spoke about the philhellenism of the polish poet Juliusz Słowacki, Prof. Gościwit Malinowski discussed the Polish participation in the Greek War of Independence, Konstantinos Velentzas, EEF president, discussed the Battle of Peta, while Beata Kukiel-Vraila MA, General Secretary of PAIA in Athens & Cultural Programs Manager together with Dr Giorgos Doulfis, philologist and archaeologists from the Experimental School of the University of Athens, presented the concept of the exhibition and the activity of PAIA. During the event the students from the Zygmunt Minejko Polish School at the Polish Embassy in Athens presented Polish poetry and national dances. The high school students presented the biography and fragments of poems by the great Polish philhellene – Józef Dunin Borkowski. The recitation was accompanied by Mr. Nikos Filaktos, composer, arranger and conductor. The youth presented also the works of Juliusz Słowacki: “Lambro”, “Agamemnon’s Tomb”, as well as a poem of Cyprian Kamil Norwid entitled “Chopin’s Piano”. The highlight of the evening was the performance of 9-year-old Maximilian, who played on the piano the music of the greatest Polish Romantic composer – Fryderyk Chopin.

photo: Polish School in Athens