Mani – Painting the Southern Peloponnese: In the Footsteps of Patrick Leigh Fermor

“I was always fond of John Craxton’s cover illustrations for Patrick Leigh Fermor’s travel books, but had not really understood the longstanding connection between these two men or their mutual love for Greece until Ian Collins’ retrospective exhibition and monograph on Craxton in 2011. It unveiled a remarkable series of luminous paintings, many in tempera, that seemed to distil the essence of Greek landscape and life (Cretan in particular). Their […]


The Frankish Castle of Megali Maini (Grand Magne)

Where in the Mani was the Frankish Castle of Megali Maini (Grand Magne)? A New Synthesis of the Evidence An illustrated lecture in English by Michael Heslop, Royal Holloway, University of London, accompanied by an exhibition of photographs entitled Patrick Leigh Fermor and the Castles of the Mani: Embellishment or Intrusion? Free entry; booking essential: 020 7563 9835 or [email protected] Organised by the Hellenic Centre and the Patrick Leigh Fermor […]