DIARY of EVENTS for the UK GREEK COMMUNITY

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 April  2008
   

Cloudcuckooland, a newly commissioned musical version of Aristophanes' The Birds for all the family, by Stephen Sharkey and Alex Silverman....

Currently on tour - full schedule, reviews and photos can be found at www.onassis.ox.ac.uk/cuckooland.htm

or do feel free to email onassis@herald.ox.ac.uk. We hope to see you there....

1 Tue  
2 Wed  
3 Thu  
4 Fri

Friday 4 April

Gia Sena - For you A theatre-dance performance based on Nobel Prize-Winner Odysseas Elytis's Monogramma. Choreographer Iraklis Briasoulis, composer Nicolas Spiliotopoulos.  Organised by the Hellenic Centre and the theatre-dance company Pnoes.  Tickets 10, 8 concessions.  Further information and bookings on 020 7487 5060

Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre  
5 Sat Saturday 5 April

Eptakomi Dinner and Dance. For further details, please call 020 8440 7854 (Markos)

Venue: Penridge Banqueting Suite 7.30pm

     
6 Sun Sunday 6 April

Pontiac Dance Seminar with Kyriakos Moisidis, known worldwide for his knowledge and experience in Pontiac dancing. Organised by Greek Rhythms. For further details, please call Georgina on 07816 294 266 (mobile) or email georgina@greekdancing.org
 

Pontiac Dance Party with meal and live music by Mathaios & Kostas Tsahourides 18 all inclusive open to non dancers. For further details, please call Georgina on 07816 294 266 (mobile) or email georgina@greekdancing.org

Venue:
GPA Centre, 39 Winkfield Rd Wood Green N22 5RP

7 Mon  
8 Tue

Tuesday 8 April to Thursday 24 April  

In Theseus' Footsteps:  An Englishman's Odyssey A retrospective exhibition of paintings of Aelred Bartlett (1918-2004) undertaken during his exploration of the eastern Peloponnese.  Private view on Tuesday 8 April, 6-8.00pm   Please contact 020 7487 5060 for opening hours

Venue:  Friends Room, Hellenic Centre

Tuesday 8 April 7.30pm

Briefing A new piece of physical theatre, based on Nobel Prize-Winner Doris Lessing's Briefing for a Descent into Hell exploring magical changes in space and using a classical chorus re-imagined for the 21st century.  Directed by Avye Leventis.  No performance on Mondays.  Further information on www.mercurialproductions.net; bookings on 0870 0600100

Venue:  Camden People's Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Road, London, NW1
9 Wed

Wednesday 9 April

The Use of Coinage in Antiquity   Lecture in Greek by Dr Eleni Papefthymiou.  Organised by Eteria Ellinon Epistimonon.  Open to the public.  Further information on www.eteriaellinonepistimonon.org

Venue: Friends Room, Hellenic Centre
10 Thu

Thursday 10 April 7.15pm  

Holly Blue Launch of Yianoulla Nicola's first book set in the 1970s and tells the life and loves of a Greek girl living in England.  Organised by HandE Publishing and the Hellenic Centre.  Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or press@helleniccentre.org

Venue:  Friends Room, Hellenic Centre
11 Fri

Friday 11 April 7.30pm

Tango Night  A recital of music by Astor Piazzolla and others (including Mikis Theodorakis) performed and organised by Tangissimo; Mark Tropp (piano), Yi Yao (accordion), Anete Graudina (violin), Simon Davis (guitar) and Johny Gee (double bass).  Tickets 20, 7 concessions, children free.  Drinks provided. Further information and bookings on 07931 902923

Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
12 Sat  
     
13 Sun  
14 Mon  
15 Tue

Tuesday 15 April 6.45pm

Book Club   Book to be discussed Day by A L Kennedy.  New members welcome.  Further information on 020 7487 5060

Venue:  Hellenic Centre
16 Wed  
17 Thu

Thursday 17 April 8.00p

Cyprus Problem - Current Developments Legal, Political and Economic Aspects Lecture in Greek by Dr Christos Psilogenis. Organised by the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK.  Free entry. Further information on 020 8445 9999

Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
18 Fri

Friday 18 April 7.00pm  

Dinners and Wines of Ancient Greece An illustrated talk in English by Dr Spyros Retsas, MD FRCP. To be followed by the presentation of an Honorary Life Membership of the Macedonian Society of Great Britain to the historian and broadcaster Michael Wood.  The event includes a reception with Macedonian wines and live music.  Organised by the Macedonian Society of Great Britain.  Further information and bookings on 020 8908 5010 or sec@macedonia.org.uk.

Venue:  Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
19 Sat

Saturday 19 April 7.00pm

An evening of classical music dedicated to Constantinos Leventis:  70 years from his birth  with the Oxford Philomusica; Marios Papadopoulos (director, piano), Victoria Mavromoustaki (violin).  Programme to include Fur Elise, Piano Sonata No 14 in C Minor, Op 27 'Moonlight' Sonata by Beethoven, Autumn and Winter from the Four Seasons  by Vivaldi.  Organised by the Hellenic Centre and Oxford Philomusica.  Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or director@helleniccentre.org

Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre

     
20 Sun

Sunday 20 April 7.00pm

Asia Minor Dance Seminar. For further details please contact Irene Cooper 01243 786400
 

O Gliki Mou Ear   A music and dance performance with Nena Venetsanou and the group Diastasis. Under the auspices of the Cyprus High Commission in London, sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus and supported by the Greek Cypriot Brotherhood.  Tickets 20, 15 and 12.  Further information and booking on 020 7730 4500

Venue:  Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
21 Mon  
22 Tue  
23 Wed  
24 Thu  
25 Fri  
26 Sat  
     
27 Sun  
28 Mon

Monday 28 April 7.15pm - 8.15pm

'Cello and Piano Recital Including works by Brahms, Franck and Chopin with Asterios Pouftis ('cello), co-leader Athens State Symphony Orchestra and Thaleia Athaniti (piano).  Organised by the Hellenic Centre.  Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or press@helleniccentre.org

Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre

29 Tue  
30 Wed  
     

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