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Homer takes kids on a magical, Christmas ride

Postmodernism in literature saw minor characters in famous novels given a main part, baddies redeemed by having the reasons behind their behaviour unravelled and the weaving of characters from one story into another. So, the idea that Homer could actually join Santa Claus on his travels may be a stretch of the imagination for us adults but could just be that extra magical kick children need to make this Christmas special.

The Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation will take kids from 11-14-years-old on a magical adventure along with Homer from December 27-29. The three-day educational programme follows from the success of the Culture Academy for Children, which was held in July 2017. Now the cultural foundation is taking the academy one step further with the Christmas adventures with Homer. The event is organised in collaboration with the Summer School in Homer of the UCL Department of Greek and Latin.

The programme will include role playing, interactive teaching of Homeric texts, creative writing and animation techniques drawing inspiration from the heroes of the Homeric epic, who will provide the experimentation basis for an educational Christmas experience.

The children will be led in this adventure by philologist Christiana Michael, author and creative writing coach Stavros Lambrakis and 3D artist and animator Electra Chrysanthou.

Christmas adventures with Homer will be repeated from January 3-5.

The cost for participation is €60 and there is also a family discount.

Christmas adventures with Homer
A Christmas academy for children from 11-14 with creative writing, interactive teaching and drawing. Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Nicosia. December 27-29 and January 3-5. 8.30am-2.30pm. €60. Tel: 22-128182

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