This day long festival, curated by the Architecture Foundation, explores classical currents in contemporary culture featuring Marina Warner, Joseph Rykwert, Rosemary Hill, Pablo Bronstein and Craig Hamilton in the magnificent settings of Greenwich's Old Royal Naval College and Queen's House. 

This festival celebrates the legacy of the ancient Greeks and Romans by connecting it with innovative work being created today.

A stellar array of architects, artists, poets, novelists, theatre-makers, performers and critical thinkers will be appearing across two stages in the Great Hall of Inigo Jones’s Queen’s House – the earliest classical building in Britain - and at the Old Royal Naval College.

Old Royal Naval College Stage
11.25: Why Classicism is a Dead Style - Alexander Stoddart
12.20-13.00: Elemental Classicism: Learning From Lutyens – Craig Hamilton
14.00-14.40: The Vulgar – Judith Clark
14.50-15.30: Classicism & Power - Pablo Bronstein, Ioana Marinescu & Oliver Wainwright
15.40-16.20: The Life of Bramante – Pier Paolo Tamburelli
16.30-17.10: Myth and Modernity - Joseph Rykwert in conversation with Patrick Lynch

Queen's House Stage
10.30: Cleopatra – Lucy Hughes-Hallett
11:25: Antigone – Blake Morrison
12:20: Dionysus – Robin Robertson and Sue Prideaux
14:00: Aristotle – Edith Hall
14:50: Achilles – Rosemary Hill and Rough Haired Pointer presenting Christopher Logue; Michael Hughes
15:40: Medea – Robin Robertson, David Vann, Ben Morgan with Rough Haired Pointer, chaired by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
16:30: Orpheus – Ann Wroe
17.25: Cassandra – Marina Warner

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