Event in memory of Tefkros Anthias and Thodosis Pieridis 50 years from their death taking place tonight Tuesday 20th November 2018 at 7.00pm at the Cypriot Community Centre, Earlham Grove, London N22 5HJ.
Tefkros Anthias is one of the most important 20th century poets of Cyprus. He was born in 1903 at the village of Kontea, in Famagusta district, and died in London in 1968. He studied at the Commercial Lyceum and at the Teachers’ College of Larnaca from which he graduated in 1922. He worked as primary school teacher first in Cyprus and then in Greece. He lived for several years in Greece where he published his well-known collection of poems “Tha sphyrigmata tou Aliti” (The wistles of the vagrant), which won him a prominent place as poet. In 1930 he returned to Cyprus where he worked as journalist and at the same time published poems like “Judgment Day”, 1931 and others. He later settled in London where he continued to write poems and to work as journalist. He wrote poetry, novels, plays, books, plays, books for children, and folk poems.
Thodosis Pierides was also a poet whose works are recognised in Cyprus and abroad. He was born in Tseri in Cyprus then lived in Egypt and studied in Greece .
In Egypt he worked in the civil service and as a journalist. He then lived in Paris from 1949-1952 Then he was a political refugee in Romania from 1952 to 1962.