CULTURE

Poet Derek Walcott visits

Poet, dramatist, and Nobel Laureate in literature Derek Walcott will give a lecture at the Athens Concert Hall next week. Poets Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke and Stefanos Papadopoulos, whose translation of Walcott’s poems is published by Kastaniotis, will present the poet. Grigoris Valtinos will read extracts and Mikela Hartoulari will moderate. Simultaneous translation is provided. (At the Nikos Skalkottas Theater, Athens Concert Hall, October 18, at 7 p.m.) Love story Kastaniotis publishers and the Goethe Institute present «Schliemann and Sofia: A Love Story» by Danae Koulmasi on October 18 at 8 p.m. Professors Fotini Tsalikoglou and Hermann Kienast and the author will speak. (Goethe Institute, 14-16 Omirou, tel 210.366.1000.) Harold Pinter The British dramatist and Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter is the subject of an exhibition at the Benaki Museum’s Pireos Street annex that opens tomorrow and runs to October 22. Organized as part of a tribute to Pinter at the Panorama of European Cinema, the exhibition includes photographs of his visits to Greece, posters from films for which he wrote the screenplays, books of his that have been translated into Greek, programs for plays of his that have been performed here and in Britain, and costumes from Greek productions of his work. (Benaki Museum New Wing, 138 Pireos, tel 210.345.3111.) On October 17 there will be a discussion on Pinter’s political discourse at the main branch of the Benaki Museum in Kolonaki. The speakers are Eleftherotypia daily editor Seraphim Fyntanidis, writer Petros Tsatsopoulos, and Professor Constantinos Tsoukalas of Athens University’s political science department. (Benaki Museum, 1 Koumbari, Kolonaki, tel 210.367.1000.)