DIARY of EVENTS for the UK GREEK COMMUNITY

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12 Fri Friday 12 September, 6.30pm to 8pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre

The Journey Three men brought together by love and loss travel to an island searching for answers. The Journey, a feature film shot in Greece, is directed by Lance Nielsen and produced by a team of Greek and British filmmakers. Join us for a sneak preview and a question and answer session with members of the cast and crew. Free entry; booking essential on 020 7563 9835 or at press@helleniccentre.org  Supported by the Hellenic Centre.

13 Sat Saturday 13 September, 8pm - arts depot, 5 Nether Street, North Finchley, London N12

The Man that Can't be Moved Stand up comedy with funny and talented young Greek Cyp-riot Chris Marco K. Tickets £12. Further information and bookings at www.chrismarcok.com

     
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16 Tue Tuesday 16 September to Thursday 25 September - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre

Photographs from Greece by Ivars Pundurs will be hosted at the Hellenic Centre after being exhibited in Brussels. The exhibition reflects the artistís inspiration by Greece and his internal dialogue on things experienced. Ivars Pundurs, presently Latvian Ambassador to Greece, has been a diplomat since 1991 and a keen photographer since his teens. His work has been widely exhibited in Latvia. Private view on Monday 15 September, 6.30-8.30pm. For opening hours call 020 7487 5060. Supported by the Hellenic Centre.

17 Wed Wednesday 17 September, 7.15pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre

From the Levant to the City of London: Greek Merchant Bankers and the Greek Community of London in the 19th Century A lecture in English by Katerina Galani (Ionian University, Corfu, Greece). The talk traces the transition of Greeks from the Aegean islands and ports (e.g. Chios, Andros, Hydra, Spetses, Smyrna, Constantinople) to the inter-national financial centre of the City of London and shows how they expanded their trade business and became merchant bankers in the City. Free entry; booking essential on 020 7563 9835 or at press@helleniccentre.org  Organised by the Hellenic Centre.

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20 Sat Saturday 20 September, 10am to 6pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre

Greece: from Junta to Crisis, Cultural Genealogies and European Perspectives The event aims to mark the 40th anniversary since the fall of junta in Greece. Prof Mark Ma-zower (Columbia University), Prof Antonis Liakos (Athens University), Prof Yannis Stavrakakis (University of Thessaloniki), Dr Elisabeth Kirtsoglou (Durham University) and others examine how the crisis has led Greeks to rethink political attitudes, cultural discourses and conceptions of identity established since 1974. Further information on 0121 414 5769 or at d.p.tziovas@bham.ac.uk  Free entry; booking essential on 020 7563 9835 or at press@helleniccentre.org  Organised by the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford. Supported by the Hellenic Centre.

     
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23 Tue Tuesday 23 September, 7.15pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre

The Sunrise Join the bestselling author of The Island, The Return and The Thread, Victoria Hislop as she talks about her eagerly awaited new novel The Sunrise which is set in the city of Famagusta, Cyprus during the devastating events of the 1970s. With her unique brand of storytelling, Victoria once more shines a light on a fascinating and often overlooked part of Mediterranean history, as she has done so vividly in her three previous novels. Booking essential on 020 7563 9835 or at press@helleniccentre.org

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