Events » Journeys to Ithaca: an evening of story and song
Journeys to Ithaca: an evening of story and song
9 March 2014 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm (AEST)
The Hellenic Museum
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Acclaimed Australian author and storyteller Arnold Zable weaves tales of journeys to Ithaca accompanied byaward winning singer/songwriter Anthea Sidiropoulos. Zable first journeyed to Greece in 1973, and over the years has spent time on Ithaca, home to the legendary Odysseus. Drawing upon his novel Sea of Many Returns,the stories of his wife’s Ithacan family, and his travels on both the island and the mainland, his tales encompass the modern day odysseys of those who have sailed to the ends of the earth in search of new lives, and those who remained on the island. The tales are echoed in the haunting songs performed by Anthea – songs of the sea and of travellers, songs of the dawn and of that aching longing for home that afflicts so many islanders. These are journeys with a contemporary relevance, as people worldwide continue to search for a better life, a refuge, yet can never overcoming their aching nostalgia for the homeland.