According to legend, when Ypsipyli, Queen of Lemnos, was found to have helped her father, King Thoas, escape from the slaughter of the island’s male inhabitants by their enraged spouses, she was forced to abandon both her throne and the island. According to legend she succeeded in escaping and led an adventurous life far away.
But what if she had returned? Where would Ypsipyli be hiding while struggling her way back home through eventful times in history and wicked enemies Departing from local legends, the programme “Where is Ypsipyli hiding?” proposes a journey of knowledge around the island of Lemnos that will help bring to the fore the island’s contemporary identity, encompassing tangible and intangible heritage, the natural environment, as well as modern aspects of Lemnian life and creativity.
The programme will develop over three “chapters”, connected to respective key-landmarks of the island. With a focus on youth and intergenerational dialogue, the programme will adopt an interdisciplinary approach in order to encourage participants:
… To be continued, please stay tuned!