Metamorphoses Festival


Metamorphoses: Classical Currents in Contemporary Culture
Queen's House & Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Sat 6 Oct 2018

It’s the mark of a classic that it’s never out-dated.  Many of the most exciting artists and writers working today are taking their inspiration from stories and concepts now thousands of years old. This festival celebrates the legacy of the ancient Greeks and Romans by connecting it with innovative work being created right now.

A stellar array of architects, artists, poets, novelists, theatre-makers, performers and critical thinkers will be appearing in the Great Hall of Inigo Jones’s Queen’s House – the earliest classical building in Britain - and the adjacent Old Royal Naval College, which includes work by Wren, Vanburgh and Hawksmoor. They’ll use music, visual arts and the spoken word to demonstrate how creatively the ancients shape our modern world.

Illustration: Charlie Davis