DIARY of EVENTS for the UK GREEK COMMUNITY

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February 2009
1 Sun  
2 Mon  
3 Tue

Tuesday 3 February

Film Night - Cavafy (Kavafis, 1996) by Yannis Smaragdis of El Greco fame in an unusual film of episodes of the poet's life.  Variously described as a "masterpiece waiting to become a classic" "breathtaking cinematography".  The music score by Vangelis (of Chariots of Fire fame) won an international award. Dimitris Kontiflos stars as young Cavafy, Maya Liberopoulou, as his mother; Vassillis Diamantopolous as old Cavafy.  Subtitled - 76 minutes.  Introduction by an academic.  Organised by the London Hellenic Society.

Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
4 Wed  
5 Thu

Thursday 5 February 6.00pm

We are all Children of Byzantium   Eighteenth Annual Runicman Lecture delivered by Professor Judith Herrin, King's College London.  Organisedby the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College, London.  Further information on 020 7848 2212

Venue: King's College London, Strand, London, WC2R
6 Fri  
7 Sat

Saturday 7 February 7.00pm

Annual Dinner and Dance organised by the Hellenic Engineers' Society of Great Britain. Tickets 105 per person; table sponsorship (12 persons) also available.  Bookings and further information on info@hesgb.com

Venue:  The Dorchester Hotel

Dinner and Dance organised by the Friends of Palechori. Tickets 25 per person.  Bookings and further information on Tel 020 8362 0881

Venue:  The Penridge Siute

     
8 Sun  
9 Mon

Monday 9 February to Friday 27 February   

Cosmic Harmony (Order & Chaos) An exhibition of paintings by Nathan Bodek Tsolakides.  Supported by the Macedonian Society of Great Britain.  Private view on Monday 9 February, 6.00 to 9.00pm.  Please contact 020 7487 5060 for opening hours.

Venue:  Friends Room, Hellenic Centre
10 Tue

Tuesday 10 February 6.30pm

Book Club Meeting Book to be discussed "Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan.  New members welcome.  Further information on 020 7487 5060

Venue:  Members Room, Hellenic Centre

Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 February 7.15pm

Cyprus, Aegean, Asia Minor   A recital with the music group Epea Pteroenta; Michalis Tterlikas (vocals), Eleni Konstantinou (vocals, guitar), Giorgos Fountos (bouzouki, guitar, vocals), Efxifios Satsias (violin, bouzouki, vocals), Yiannos Kyriakides (percussion).  Reception to follow.  Organised by the Cultural Department of the Cyprus High Commission.  Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7321 4124 or cultural_chc@btconnect.com

Venue:  Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
11 Wed  
12 Thu  
13 Fri

Friday 13 February to Sunday 15 February

From Mycenaean Palaces to Greek City-States A weekend school organised by the Department of Continuing Education, University of Oxford.  Further information on 01865 270380 or ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk

Venue: Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford
14 Sat

Saturday 14 February 7.30pm

15th Anniversary of the Hellenic Centre   Celebrate with us and enjoy a Dinner with Music; Vakia Stavrou (vocals), Marios Takoushis (piano).  Tickets 65, 60 for Hellenic Centre Members, tables of 10, 570.  Further information and bookings on 020 7487 5060 or press@helleniccentre.org

Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre

Saturday 14 February

Annual Dinner Dance   organised by the Peloponnesian Society of Great Britain.  Tickets 50.  Further information and bookings on 020 8992 4391 or 020 8932 7667

Venue: The London Marriot, 128 King Henry's Road, London, NW3
     
15 Sun  
16 Mon  
17 Tue  
18 Wed

Wednesday 18 February 7.00pm

A Memorial Evening for the late Professor Nicolas Coldstream.  A short memorial lecture and two brief presentations.  Organised by the Greek Archaeological Committee (UK).  Open to the public.  Further information from Mrs Anne Long on 020 7935 2020 or anne@faroship.com

Venue:  Great Hall, Hellenic Centre

19 Thu

Thursday 19 February 7.00pm

Tsiknopempti  A social event organised by the Lykion ton Hellinidon for its members and friends with music and dance.  Tickets 30.  Further information and bookings on 020 7794 1353 or 020 7229 4086

Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
20 Fri  
21 Sat

Saturday 21 February 8.30pm to 1.30am

Greek Carnival Evening Celebrate Carnival the Greek way.  Live Greek music with the group moo soo too. Fancy dress optional.  Pre-paid tickets 12, concessions 10.  Tickets at the door 15, concessions 12.  Ticket price includes one free drink.  Snacks and cash bar at reasonable prices.  Further information and bookings on 020 7487 5060

Venue:  Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
     
22 Sun

Sunday 22 February 3.00 to 5.00pm

Children's Fancy Dress Party   organised by the Lykion ton Hellinidon and the Hellenic Centre.  Tickets children 5, adults 7 (5 for Members of the Lykion ton Hellinidon, Members of the Hellenic Centre and Westminster ResCard holders).  Price includes snacks for all and entertainment for children up to 12 years' old.  Further information and bookings on 020 7224 1969 or 020 7487 5060

Venue:  Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
23 Mon  
24 Tue  
25 Wed  
26 Thu  
27 Fri

Friday 27 February 11.00am to 5.00pm

Byzantine Art in the Making A study day at the British Museum devoted to making Byzantine art.  Organised by the Centre for Byzantium Cultural History, University of Sussex and the Courtauld Institute of Art.  Funded by the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Enterprise.  Participation fee 7, concessions 4 (if you book for Byzantium in London, participation fee for both is 12, concessions 6).  Further information and bookings on B.K.Bjornholt@sussex.ac.uk

Venue: The Sackler Room, British Museum

28 Sat

Saturday 28 February 10.30am to 6.00pm

Byzantium in London   A workshop at the Hellenic Centre.  Byzantium may seem remote from London both in time and space.  This workshop will bring the two societies together by investigating the ways in which they interacted in the past and by exploring the reminders, remnants and reflections of Byzantium that can be found in London today.  Organised by the Department of History, Royal Hollaway, University of London.  Funded by the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Enterprise and the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London.  Participation  fee 7, concessions 4 (if you book for Byzantine Art in the Making, participation fee for both is 12, concessions 6).  Further information and bookings on jonathan.harris@rhul.ac.uk 

Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre

Saturday 28 February

The London Hellenic Ball   organised by the London Hellenic Society.  Details to be advised later.

Venue: Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, W2

Saturday 28 February

Dinner Dance Cruise organised by the Ionian Society. Further information on 020 7589 2371

Dinner Dance organised by Manor Hill Greek School.

Venue: Hilton Metropole Hotel, 7.30pm

     
     
     

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