DIARY of EVENTS for the UK GREEK COMMUNITY

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9 Fri Friday 9 January, 7pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre Vasilopitta Greek celebration for the New Year with tombola and traditional Greek dancing organised by Lykion ton Hellinidon. Free entry. Further information on 020 8343 1353 or at enquiries@lykiontonhellinidon.co.uk.
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12 Mon Monday 12 January to Thursday 29 January - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre On Kurtulus Street An exhibition of drawings and paintings by Sophie Charalambous, documenting the unique atmosphere of Skala in Larnaca and exploring the artistís memories. Private view Thursday 15 January, 6.30-8.30pm. For opening hours call 020 7487 5060. Supported by the Hellenic Centre.
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16 Fri Friday 16 January, 8pm - Boardroom, Hellenic Centre Vasilopitta organised by the Hellenic Medical Society UK. Free entry. Further information and bookings at secretary@hellenicmedicalsocietyuk.org
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19 Mon Monday 19 January, 7.15pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre Curating the Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor Archive John Murray Archive curator David McClay discusses the National Library of Scotlandís recent acquisition of Paddyís extensive and outstanding archives, including their recent activities and future plans. Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or at press@helleniccentre.org  Organised by the Patrick Leigh Fermor Society. Supported by the Hellenic Centre.
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23 Fri Friday 23 January, 7pm - Andipa Gallery, 162 Walton Street, SW3 2JL Vasilopitta organised by the Ionian Society. Tickets £15. Further information and bookings on 020 7589 2371, 07808 777946 or at mzagoritou@hotmail.com.

Friday 23 January, 7pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre Changing Concepts of Autism in the 21st Century The Asclepian Oration organised by the Hellenic Psychiatric Association (UK) and delivered by David Skuse, Professor of Behavioural and Brain Sciences at University College London. Free entry. Further information at eleni.palazidou@doctors.org.uk

24 Sat Saturday 24 January, 5pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre Hellenic Centre Vasilopitta Come and join us in our unique New Yearís Celebration with live music, vasilopitta and wine! The well-known Greek artist Giorgis Christodoulou, accompanied by the talented jazz guitarist Panagiotis Athanatos, will bring to us his critically acclaimed performance Serenade, with songs by Attik, Hatzidakis, Cole Porter; Greek, Spanish, French melodies and Brazilian bossa nova. Join us at 5pm for our first social meet-up (cash bar available) with concert and vasilopitta at 6pm. Tickets £18 (include concert, vasilopita and a glass of wine), £15 for Hellenic Centre Members. Bookings on 020 7487 5060 or at www.ark4art.eventbrite.com. Organised by the Hellenic Centre.
     
25 Sun Sunday 25 January, 5.30pm to 8pm - Crypt, St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, W2 4LQ Traditional New Year Vasilopitta and Bazaar organised by the Peloponnesian Association of Great Britain. Further information at www.peloponnesians.co.uk Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 8840 5488 or at eteria.peloponnision@gmx.co.uk  info@peloponnesians.co.uk
26 Mon Monday 26 January, 7.15pm- Great Hall, Hellenic Centre Greek Shipping, 1700-1821 - The Heyday before the Greek War of Independence Round table discussion in English about Modern Greek Shipping on the occasion of the publication of Prof Gelina Harlaftis and Dr Katerina Papakonstantinouís book by Kedros Publications (2013). Keynote speakers: Dr Katerina Papakonstantinou, Historian; Dr Maria Fusaro, University of Exeter; Dr George Vassiadis, Royal Holloway, University of London; Ilias Bissias, Director of Naftika Chronika. Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or at press@helleniccentre.org  Organised by the Hellenic Centre.
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30 Fri Friday 30 January, 7.30pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre Orthodoxy, Hellenism and Christian Witness in the 21st Century Lecture in English by Dr Petros Sarris, Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford and Reader in Late Roman, Medieval and Byzantine History. Part of the celebrations for Christian and Greek Literature organised by the Archdiocese of Thyatira. Further information on 020 7723 4787. Supported by the Hellenic Centre.
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