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Lemnos – Gallipoli Project: Women in War

WIW_A3_small-510x300Preparations for the Lemnos-Gallipoli Project: Women in War are finally coming to an end. The international cultural project is organized in commemoration of the 100th anniversary since the Gallipoli campaign, which cost hundreds of thousands of lives. Thousands of soldiers participated in the campaign, showing bravery, courage and abnegation and becoming national heroes. However, the women who participated in the war did not receive the same recognition, despite the fact that, as in every war, they played a major role in the reconciliation between peoples.

The Lemnos-Gallipoli Project: Women in War organized under the auspices of the Greek Foreign Ministry and the support of the General Secretariat for the Aegean, in addition to the relevant government agencies in Australia, Cyprus and Turkey aims to recognize the contribution of women in the Gallipoli campaign. The project is a trans-national collaboration of artists and cultural actors from Australia, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus. It comprises of contemporary artistic works and activities, reflecting a female perspective on the impact of conflict on our societies (a contemporary opera, an exhibition, an international conference and a book).

The collaboration of artists and scientists aims to promote intercultural dialogue and bring the peoples of different countries closer.

The event will include the “Women in War” opera which was written specifically for the Lemnos-Gallipoli Project. The opera was composed by the pioneer musician Tassos Ioannides and directed by Greek-Australian Alkinoos Tsilimidos with Librettist Deborah Parsons. The opera will be presented in theaters and modern music halls in Lemnos, Australia and Turkey,.

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