DIARY of EVENTS for the UK GREEK COMMUNITY

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June 2011
     
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Wednesday 1 June to Thursday 9 June

Every Picture Has a Story An exhibition of paintings by Tatyana Hunter. Private view on Wednesday 1 June, 6.30-8.30pm. Please call 020 7487 5060 for opening hours. Supported by the Hellenic Centre.

Venue: Friends Room, Hellenic Centre
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7 Tue

Tuesday 7 June, 6pm

Katie Lentakis Award Ceremony organised by the Anglo-Hellenic League. Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7486 9410 (voicemail) by 5 June.

Venue: Council Room, Kingís College London, Strand, London WC2

Tuesday 7 June, 7.15pm

Thalassa or the Sea on Ancient Greek Vases: Myths and Realities An illustrated lecture in English by Aliki Samara-Kauffmann. The sea has always been linked to Greece and its history. The depiction of sea deities and other sea creatures on ancient Greek pottery shows the importance the ancient Greeks attached to the sea and the impact it had on their lives through various historical periods. Aliki Samara-Kaufmann is an archaeologist and collaborator of the Department of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities, Louvre Museum and the main author of The Sea of Gods, Heroes and Men in Ancient Greek Art (Kapon Editions 2008). Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or at press@helleniccentre.org  Organised by the Hellenic Centre.

Venue: Great Hall , Hellenic Centre
8 Wed

Wednesday 8 June, 7pm

Runciman Award Ceremony organised by the Anglo-Hellenic League; sponsored by the National Bank of Greece. Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7486 9410 by 30 May as places are limited.

Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
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Monday 13 June, 7.15pm

Pottery and Potters of Greece: The Last 300 Years An illustrated lecture in English by Yorgos Kyriakopoulos on Greek traditional pottery from the 18th century to the present day. A broad variety of themes will be visited, including work-sheds and workshops, kiln types, pottery forms and uses, throwing techniques and decorating styles, ancestry, innovation and local variation, transportation and trade. The lecture will be largely based on the speakerís collection and photographic archives. The collection, which will be presented for the first time outside Greece, numbers 3,500 items and some 2,000 shreds from all the major pottery centres in the Greek-speaking world, thus being the second largest and arguably the most complete of its kind. Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or at press@helleniccentre.org  Organised by the Hellenic Centre.

Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
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19 Sun Sunday 19 June, 12 noon to 4pm

Day Thames Cruise organised by the Ionian Society. Tickets £50; price includes finger buffet and entertainment. Further information and bookings on 020 7589 2371.

Sunday 19 June, 6pm to 7pm

Contemporary Greek and Cypriot Music A concert organised by KITE Music. Greek and Cypriot young composers and performers will work together in order to reveal their musical talent and give the audience an opportunity to listen new works. The participants are of Greek and Cypriot origin, based in the United Kingdom. The programme will contain solo performances and chamber music compositions. Tickets £8, £5 concessions. Further information and bookings on 07506 759727 or at www.kitemusic.info  Supported by the Hellenic Centre.

Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
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22 Wed Wednesday 22 June, 7.15pm

An Evening with Victoria Hislop discussing the writing of her bestselling novel, The Island, set on the Cretan leper colony of Spinalonga. Victoria Hislop will also show clips from the Greek TV adaptation of her novel and describe her work on the two-year project to take her book from page to screen. Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or press@helleniccentre.org  Organised by the Hellenic Centre.

Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
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27 Mon

Monday 27 June and Tuesday 28 June

Re-Imagining the Past: Antiquity and Modern Greek Culture An international Conference organised by the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies of the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity. The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Lorna Hardwick who is a pioneer in Reception Studies in Antiquity in the UK and worldwide. Programme and registration form are available at www.reimaginingthepast.bham.ac.uk

Venue: Arts Building, University of Birmingham
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