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Herakles - tickets now on sale

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Tickets: £10 (£8 concession) from Todmorden Tourist Information Office, telephone 01706818181 to pay by credit/debit card. If you wish to print out a poster with full details to display, please do so with our thanks. herakles-poster-no-bleed (2Mb pdf)   Composer Tim Benjamin has written a new work, Herakles, premiered by Todmorden Choral Society and Todmorden Orchestra.  Herakles is based on the...

Hercules in New Zealand in Greenwich

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Prints from our exhibition will soon be on exhibition again in the UK.                     The Royal Museums at Greenwich recently purchased complete sets of both Marian Maguire's The Labours of Herakles and The Odyssey of Captain Cook series.     The Museum has made these available through...

Herakles: rehearsals have begun

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Rehearsals for Herakles, the new musical drama by Tim Benjamin for Todmorden Choral Society are now under way. The first rehearsal on Wednesday 4th January introduced the work to Todmorden Choral Society through short talks by Emma Stafford and Tim Benjamin, both of which were very well received. Emma Stafford’s talk on the origins and...

Finding Hercules/Herakles interested parties...

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There is a JISCMail list Hercules: a hero for all ages, which has been active since the 2013 conference and which any interested party is welcome to join. The intention is to share Hercules/Herakles related events or research and to be able to find potential collaborators or an interested audience. Less traditionally, we now have...

Call for Papers (deadline 31 January 2017)

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CELEBRATING HERCULES IN THE MODERN WORLD Announcing an international conference at the University of Leeds, 7-9th July 2017, and inviting papers to supplement those from the 2013 conference to appear in Brill’s series Metaforms: Studies in the Reception of Classical Antiquity.  Scholars from a wide range of disciplines are welcome – including history, art history, world literatures,...

Herakles: a new oratorio by Tim Benjamin

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Associated with the project is a new Hercules-themed musical drama, Herakles, to be premiered by Todmorden Choral Society, West Yorkshire, from the composer Tim Benjamin. The work is currently in the final stages of development and has taken Dio Chrysostom's  version of the "Choice of Hercules", with the choice between Kingship and Tyranny, as it's starting point. Herakles...

Conference 2017

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The AHRC grant will be supporting a further conference: Celebrating Hercules in the Modern World, to be held at the University of Leeds, Friday 7th to Sunday 9th July 2017.  A call for papers, with further details of the conference, will be advertised in December 2016.