DIARY of EVENTS for the UK GREEK COMMUNITY

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 October  2008
     
1 Wed  
2 Thu

Thursday 2 October 6.30 to 10.30pm

Hellenic Centre Bar Late Opening Enjoy live Greek music, a game of backgammon or chess, snacks and drinks at reasonable prices

Venue: Hellenic Centre
3 Fri  
4 Sat  
     
5 Sun

Sunday 5 October

Annual Celebration for the Saints of Cyprus   organised by the Cypriot Estia of London.  Divine service conducted by the Rt Revd Athanasios, Bishop of Tropaiou. A reception to follow.  Further information on 020 883 9864 or 020 883 6984

Venue: Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God, Trinity Road, London N22
6 Mon

Monday 6 October 7.30pm  

A Night at the Opera with soprano Katerina Mina, pianist Anthony Legge, guest artist tenor James Edward.  A reception will follow.  Tickets 20, 15 concessions.  Proceeds in aid of Alkionides UK, registered charity no 1970 (Cyprus).  Sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus; the Hellenic Centre; J&P (Overseas) Ltd; Nicosia Dental Polyclinic.  Further information and bookings on 020 7487 5060

Venue:  Great Hall, Hellenic Centre

 

Monday 6 October to Friday 31 October

Antiquity and Myth Exhibition of original prints inspired by Greece, by Paul Hillstead, Keith Hunter and Noonie Minogue.  Private view on Tuesday 7 October, 6 to 9.00pm.  Please contact 020 7487 5060 for opening hours

Venue:  Friends Room, Hellenic Centre
7 Tue  
8 Wed

Wednesday 8 October 7.00pm

Alexandria: City of Memory   An illustrated lecture by Michael Haag, author of "Alexandria, City of Memory" organised by the Anglo-Hellenic League.  Tickets (inclusive of refreshments) 10.  Further information and bookings on 020 7486 9410 (voicemail) or info@anglohellenicleague.org

Venue:  St Columba's Hall, Pont Street, London SW1
9 Thu  
10 Fri  
11 Sat Saturday 11 October 7.30pm

The Burial at Thebes - An opera in 1 act
 For bookings 0207 401 9919

Venue: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

     
12 Sun

Sunday 12 October 10.00am to 3.00pm

The Burial at Thebes - An opera in 1 act
 For bookings 0207 401 9919

Venue: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

Traditional Greek Dance Workshop with Tassos Plitsis.  Organised by Lykion ton Hellinidon and the Hellenic Centre.  Participation fee 25, students 20. Further information and bookings on 07973 752881 or enquiries@lykiontonhellinidon.co.uk

Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
13 Mon  
14 Tue

Tuesday 14 October, 12 noon

Morning Coffee   and lecture entitled "Georgios Viziinos" by Dr Dimitra Tzanidaki-Kreps.  Organised by the Lykion ton Hellinidon.  Further information and bookings on 020 7224 1969

Venue: Friends Room, Hellenic Centre
 

Tuesday 14 October 7.15pm

An evening with Panos Karnezis London-based Greek writer Panos Karnezis (Little Infamies, The Maze) will be reading from his latest novel "The Birthday Party" and discussing his work with journalist Nadia Marks.  Published in 2007, this story is a portrait of an imaginary tycoon inspired by the life of Aristotle Onassis.  Organised by the Hellenic Centre.  Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or press@helleniccentre.org

Venue:  Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
15 Wed

Wednesday 15 October to Saturday 18 October

Agamemnon The Oxford Greek Play will perform Aeschylus' masterpiece, in the original Ancient Greek.  Further information and bookings on joshua.lom@new.ox.ac.uk

Venue:  Oxford Playhouse, Oxford
16 Thu

Thursday 16 October 7.15pm

Presentation by Maria Fafalios-Dragonas (in Greek) of Olympia Papdouka's books "Ginekies Filakes Averof" and "To Theatro tis Athinas, Katoki, Antistasi, Diogmi". Organised by the Hellenic Centre.  Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or press@helleniccentre.org

Venue:  Friends Room, Hellenic Centre
17 Fri  
18 Sat  
     
19 Sun  
20 Mon  
21 Tue  
22 Wed

Wednesday 22 October 7.00pm

New Finds from theSculpture of the Parthenon   Lecture by Dr Alexandros Mantis, Director of the Acropolis Ephorate.  Organised by the Greek Archaeological Committee (UK).  Open to the public.  Further information and bookings on 020 7935 2020

Venue:  King's College London, Strand, London, WC2R
23 Thu  
24 Fri

Friday 24 October 7.30pm

Reforming the Greek University   Hippocratic Oration lecture delivered by Professor Charalambos Moutsopoulos, University of Athens focusing on issues related to Medical Education Greece.  Organised by the Hellenic Medical Society.  Open to the public.  Further information and bookings on 07789 655246, 07949 127877 or www.hellenicmedicalsocietyuk.org

Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
25 Sat

Saturday 25 October to Sunday 22 March  

Byzantium 330 - 1453 An exhibition highlighting the splendours of the Byzantine Empire, comprising around 300 objects including icons, detached wall paintings, micro-mosaics, enamels plus gold and silver metalwork and rare items from collections across Europe, USA, Russia, Ukraine and Egypt.  Organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London with the collaboration of the Benaki Museum, Athens.  Supported by the J F Costopoulos Foundation, A G Leventis Foundation and Stavros Niarchos Foundation.  Further information and bookings on 0870 8488484 or www.royalacademy.org.uk

Venue: Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London, W1
 

Saturday 25 October 7.00pm

St Demetrius Day - Patron Saint of Thessaloniki   A celebration evening organised by the Macedonian Society of Great Britian.  Members free entry, non-members 10.  Further information and bookings on 020 8908 5010 or sec@macedonia.org.uk

Venue:  Great Hall, Hellenic Centre

     
26 Sun  
27 Mon

Monday 27 October 7.15pm

The Middle East's Disappearing Hellenes   A talk in English by writer, photographer and television producer, Iason Athanasiadis. From the glory days of the 19th and early 20th century when a Greek cultural and commercial bourgeoisie spanned the urban hubs of North Africa, the Levant, the Persian Gulf and up into Central Asia, Greek communities have declined to almost extinction.  The lives of three very different Greeks (Olga Xanthopoulou, Thanassis Lerounis and Carlos Mavroleon), each one representative of a current trend, highlight where Greeks stand in the region today.  Organised by the Hellenic Centre.  Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or presss@helleniccentre.org

Venue:  Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
28 Tue

Tuesday 28 October 7.15pm

Wrtitten on the Knee Launch of Dr Theodore Electris' diary and correspondence with his wife, from the Greek-Italian front of WWII, edited and transalated by his daughter Helen Electrie Lindsay, "Written on the Knee" is both an authentic historical document and a story of love, separation and family ties threatened and strengthened by war.  Organised by the Hellenic Centre, Scarletta Press and Perseus Books UK.  Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or press@helleniccentre.org

Venue:  Friends Room, Hellenic Centre
29 Wed  
30 Thu  
31 Fri  

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