Homage in 2016
Fundación Shakespeare Argentina (FSA) together with Argentine-British Community Council (ABCC) celebrated Shakespeare 400 Anniversary of his legacy. The event on April 23 (noon) was postponed due to weather conditions and was re-scheduled on November 4th 2016.
Nevertheless the Presidents of both institutions placed flowers at Shakespeare´s monument on April 23 2016 Watch the video:
Mr. John Hunter, President of Argentine British Community Council, Dr. Mercedes de la Torre, President of Fundación Shakespeare Argentina, invited to the event Mrs. María Kodama, President of Fundación Internacional Jorge Luis Borges, Dr. Javier Negri, President of Fundación Sur (created by Argentine writer Victoria Ocampo in 1962) and Mrs. Chantril relative of the President of the British Community who donated Shakespeare´s bust in 1964, the President of the Culture Committee at the House of Representatives of Buenos Aires City Council, Dr. Omar Abboud and Mr. Sebastián Noejovich representing the National Minister of Culture, Pablo Avelluto, and the actors Walter Acosta and Eugenio Polisky.
Homage in 1964
An excerpt of the News on the Newspaper La Prensa
“The British Community in Argentina donated a bust of William Shakespeare, created by the sculptor José Fioravanti, placed at Rosedal in Palermo. Yesterday, at 11 a.m., the inauguration ceremony was held there in the presence of the British Ambassador, Sir Michael Creswell, the Indian Ambassador, Mr. I.D. Chopra, the Secretary for Culture and Social Affairs of the City, Dr. Juan Schettini, Mr. President of the British Community Association in Argentina, Mr. G.B. Chantrill and the representative of the British Council in London, Dr. D Mackay.
Also present were the writer Victoria Ocampo, Mrs. Delia Garcés, Mr. Alberto de Zavalía, the sculptor José Fioravanti, members of the British diplomatic mission, city council representatives and special guests.
Delegations of students from St. Andrew’s school, Belgrano Day School, Barker College and the Michael Ham and Northlands Schools formed a guard of honour around the bust of Shakespeare.”
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More information about The Argentine British Community Council (ABCC) Visit: http://www.abcc.org.ar