London, Thanasis Gavos

Lord Byron’s poem ‘The Curse of Athena’, which punctuates Elgin’s removal of the Parthenon’s sculptural decoration, will be recited inside the Sculpture Hall at the British Museum in London by great British and other artists.

The event is organized on Sunday afternoon (4pm London time) by the British Commission for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles (BCRPM) on the occasion of the upcoming 14th anniversary of the opening of the Acropolis Museum (June 20).

This year’s Best Actor Oscar nominee Bill Nye, renowned stage and film actor Simon Callow, journalist, TV presenter, author, Member of the House of Lords and 2017 ‘Humanist of the Year’ Dame Joan will recite. Bakewell, American Grease and West Wing actress and former Oscar nominee Stockard Channing, British TV actress Anna Savva, as well as BCRPM president and famous Shakespearean actress Dame Janet Suzman (also Oscar nominee for Best Actress , in 1972).

The British Commission was set up in 1983 as a result of Melina Mercouri’s visit to London, when as Minister of Culture she again demanded the reunification of the Sculptors.

The 30-member Commission is made up of leading British academics, artists, journalists, lawyers and human rights activists.

With Sunday’s initiative, the British Commission once again puts forward the request for reunification, which is increasingly supported by British public opinion.