DIARY of EVENTS for the UK GREEK COMMUNITY

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May  2008
     
1 Thu  
2 Fri

Friday 2 May 7.30pm

The Ecumenical Patriachate - Ottoman Empire - The Lausanne Convention Lecture in Greek by Professor Konstantinos Svolopoulos.  Organised by the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain.  Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835.

Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
3 Sat  
     
4 Sun  
5 Mon  
6 Tue

Tuesday 6 May 6.45pm  

Book Club Meeting New members always welcome. Please contact 020 7487 5060 for further information

Venue:  Hellenic Centre
7 Wed

Wednesday 7 May to Friday 30 May

Exhibtion of Five Colourists Paintings by Chrystalleni Georgiou, Loretta Cohen, Elaine Fine, Diana Glanfield and Helena Spearman.  Private view on Wednesday 7 May, 6-9pm.  Please contact 020 7487 5060 for opening hours

Venue:  Friends Room, Hellenic Centre

Wednesday 7 May 6.30 -10.30pm

Easter Celebration at the Hellenic Centre Bar   Come and crack red eggs with us! As well as enjoying another Greek tradition with Greek music, a game of backgammon or chess, snacks and drinks at reasonable prices

Venue:  Bar, Hellenic Centre
8 Thu  
9 Fri  
10 Sat

Saturday 10 May 8.00pm

The Greek Independence Ball   organised by the Greek Orthodox Charity Organisation.  Black tie.  Tickets 100.  Bookings and further information on 020 7586 5332 or 07860 322500

Venue: The Grand Ballroom, The London Hilton, 22 Park Lane, London W1
     
11 Sun  
12 Mon  
13 Tue

Tuesday 13 May to Thursday 15 May

Changing China:  in the Year of the Cultural Exchange between Greece and China A photographic exhibition by Greek photographer, Stephane Gripari.  Private view on Tuesday 13 May by invitation.  Open to the public on Wednesday 14 May and Thursday 15 May, 10 am to 5pm.  Further information on 07899 990990 or china@sgripari.com

Venue:  Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
14 Wed  
15 Thu

Thursday 15 May 7.30pm

Aphrodite and the Ancient Coinage of Cyprus  Lecture by distinguished archaeologist, numismatist Dr Andrew Burnett, Deputy Director of the British Museum . Organised by the Cultural Department of Cyprus High Commission.  Followed by reception.  Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7321 4125 giving number of persons attending.

Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre

Thursday 15 May 8.00pm

Poetry in the Cypriot Dialect   Lecture in Greek by Dr Eleftherios N Papaleontiou.  Organised by the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK.  Free entry.  Further information on 020 8445 999

Venue:  Britannia Centre, Britannia Road, North Finchley, London N12 9RU
16 Fri  
17 Sat

Saturday 17 May

Annual Ball   organised by the Hellenic Bankers Association-UK. Black tie.  Further information and bookings on hba@hellenicbankers.org.uk

Venue: Claridges Hotel
     
18 Sun

Sunday 18 May 2.00pm

Spring Outing organised by the Cypriot Estia of London.  Further information and bookings on 020 8883 9884, 020 8883 6984 or 0208444 7142

Venue: Royal Chase Hotel, 162 The Ridgeway, Enfield, Middlesex EN3
19 Mon  
20 Tue  
21 Wed  
22 Thu

Thursday 22 May 7.15 pm

An Evening in Homage to Cecil Thomas and his Connection to Greece   An opportunity to hear and see examples of the work of Cecil Thomas, sculptor and gem engraver, his student and heir Nikos Lambrinidis, master gem engraver and founder of the School of Glyptic Arts in Athens and of Cosmochaos, a group of Lambrinidis' students carrying on his and Thomas' tradition of excellence and inventiveness.  Presentations by Dr Emmanuel Minne, Royal Society of British Sculptors; Michael Hatiris, Donor of the Cecil Thomas Archives, Dr Haris Livas-Dawes and members of Cosmochaos.  Organised by the Hellenic Centre.  Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or press@helleniccentre.org

Venue:  Friends Room, Hellenic Centre
23 Fri  
24 Sat  
     
25 Sun  
26 Mon  
27 Tue  
28 Wed  
29 Thu

Thursday 29 May 7.00pm

Runciman Award Ceremony organised by the Anglo-Hellenic League in honour of the late Sir Steven Runciman.  Reception to follow.  Open to the public but please confirm attendance on 020 7486 9410 or info@anglohellenicleague.org before 27 May

Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
30 Fri  
31 Sat

Saturday 31 May

Annual Dinner and Dance organised by the Eteria Ellinon Epistimonon.  Further information on www.eteriaellinonepistimonon.org

Venue: Thomas Lord Suite, Lord's Cricket Ground, London, NW8
     

30Copyright 199erved.