DIARY OF EVENTS of the UK GREEK COMMUNITY

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May

  May 2002
1 Wed  
2 Thu Bishops in late Antiquity: a new Elite? - Lecture by Professor Claudia Rapp (California and Utrect). Organised by the Centre of Hellenic Studies, King's College, London 6.00 pm. Further information from 020 7848 2088. Venue: Room 2C, Main Building, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS.
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5 Sun  
6 Mon Spring outing for members and friends of Cypriot Estia. Barbecue lunch at the Royal Chase Hotel, Enfield, Middlesex  2.00 pm. Tickets at 25.00 and further information from 020 8883 9864.
7 Tue 7 Tuesday - Saturday 29 June
Matisse & Picasso - An exhibition of original prints and drawings. Further information from 020 7589 2371. Venue: The Andipa Gallery, 162 Walton Street, London SW3 2JL.
8 Wed 8 Wednesday - Saturday 8 June
Exhibition of Alison Chitty's set and costume designs, to coincide with the National Theatre Production of Euripides Bacchai, in a new version by Colin Teevan. Part of Greece in Britain Events. Entrance free. Venue: National Theatre, South Bank, Olivier Theatre Exhibition Area.

8 Wednesday - 11 Saturday, 8.00 pm
Urban Stories - A theatre performance by Theatre Lab Company. A virtual journey through everyday life in a city with a twist that revolutionises the mundane... and captures moments of reality in another level. Tickets at 16, 12 (concessions) from 020 8237 1111. Venue: Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9RL.

9 Thu Concert "Foni Tis Kerinias" St Monica's Hall 7.30pm  
10 Fri  The Book of Memories, a Reflection through Music into 20th Century Greek History - A performance based on a presentation of all styles of contemporary Greek music and songs in the 20th century linked to the historical and social experiences of the Greek people during this period. The music will be accompanied by video projections and readings of Greek poetry and texts. Organised by the Hellenic College of London. Tickets at 10 from 020 7581 5044. Venue: The Hellenic Centre 7.30 pm.

7 Friday, 7.45 pm
Mediterranean Crossroads - Songs from Old Cyprus to Modern Greece with Alkinoos Ioannides and Miltiades Papastamou (violin). Accompanied by Yiorgos Kaloudis (cello, guitar, percussion), Yiotis Kiourtsoglou (electric bass), Vangelis Karipis (percussion). Organised by The Hellenic Centre. Sponsored by A G Leventis Foundation, Cypressa Katsouris Brothers Ltd, Cyprus Ministry of Culture and Education, Joannou & Paraskevaides (UK) Ltd, National Bank of Greece. Tickets at 25, 20, 15 (concessions 2 off) from The Hellenic Centre on 020 7487 5060, Trehantiri on 020 8802 6530 and Royal Festival Hall on 020 7960 4242. Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hall.

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17 Fri Mediterranean Crossroads - Songs from Old Cyprus to Modern Greece with Alkinoos Ioannides and Miltiades Papastamou (violin). Accompanied by Yiorgos Kaloudis (cello, guitar, percussion), Yiotis Kiourtsoglou (electric bass), Vangelis Karipis (percussion). Organised by The Hellenic Centre. Sponsored by A G Leventis Foundation, Cypressa Katsouris Brothers Ltd, Cyprus Ministry of Culture and Education, Joannou & Paraskevaides (UK) Ltd, National Bank of Greece. Tickets at 25, 20, 15 (concessions 2 off) from The Hellenic Centre on 020 7487 5060, Trehantiri on 020 8802 6530 and Royal Festival Hall on 020 7960 4242. Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hall 7.45 pm.
18 Sat Yialousa, Aghia Triades & Melanarkas Dinner and Dance at Athena Palace 7pm 020 7837 0049
     
19 Sun  
20 Mon Colin Teevan on Bacchai - Colin Teevan talks about his new adaptation of Euripides' Bacchai. Booksigning. Part of Greece in Britain Events. Bookings from 020 7452 3000. Venue: National Theatre, South Bank, Olivier Theatre 6.00 pm.
21 Tue 21 Tuesday & 22 Wednesday, 7.30 pm
Grecian Holiday - In celebration of the Golden Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II. The acclaimed historian and biographer, Hugo Vickers, will give two illustrated talks using rare archival film footage and previously unpublished photographs. Focusing on the life of young Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, he will tell the story of their childhood and marriage up to the visit to Athens in December 1950. Organised by The Hellenic Centre. Tuesday 21 May for members of The Hellenic Centre only. Wednesday 22 May, non-members welcome. Following the lectures, a presentation of archival photographs and newspapers will be on view. For seat allocation call 020 77487 5060. Venue: The Hellenic Centre.


Peter Hall on Bacchai - As Peter Hall returns to the Olivier with Bacchai, he talks about his many years of acclaimed work on Greek drama. Booksigning. Part of Greece in Britain Events. Bookings from 020 7452 3000. Venue: National Theatre, south Bank, Olivier Theatre 6.00 pm.

22 Wed  
23 Thu 23 Thursday - 26 Sunday
Enamelling Art & Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition - A unique collection of contemporary jewellery and Objet d' Art handcrafted by two Cypriot artists in gold, silver and enamel. Organised by Cypriot Estia of London as part of its 25th Anniversary Celebrations. Sponsored by Bank of Cyprus (London) Ltd. Venue: The Hellenic Centre.
24 Fri Many Times in the Night: Embiricos and Rhythm, Poetry and Music - String quartet recital by the Kreutzer Quartet and solo piano by Maya Momcilovic. World premiere of Many Times in the Night by Panos Ghikas, based on the metric structure and inspired by the homonymous poem of Embiricos. London premiere of Dhipli Zyia by Iannis Xenakis. Talks on the Greek surrealist poet A. Embiricos. Part of Greece in Britain Events. Tickets at 9, 6 (concessions), include a glass of wine. Bookings and further information from 020 7686 7964 or panosghikas@blueyonder.co.uk. Venue: The Warehouse, 13 Theed Street, London SE1 7.30 pm.
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26 Sun  
27 Mon Palaeopolis of Andros: the silent Present and the vibrant Past - Lecture in English by Professor Lydia Palaiokrasas. Organised by the Greek Archaeological Committee UK. Venue: The Hellenic Centre 7.00 pm.
28 Tue Summer Excursion to Canterbury - Organised by Lykion ton Hellinidon for their members and friends. Further information and bookings from 020 7225 1969. Departure of coach from The Hellenic Centre 9.30 pm.

Commemorative Celebration of the Life and Work of Sir Steven Runciman with Memorial service in Greek and English by Bishop Theodoritos, the Choir of St. Sophia, a eulogy by Viscount Norwich and songs in Greek and Arabic by Ghada Shbeir. Followed by a reception. Organised by the Anglo-Hellenic League in collaboration with the British Lebanese Association. Tickets at 20 and further information from 020 7486 9410. Venue: St. Sophia, Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Moscow Road, London W2 7.00 pm.

8 Tuesday - Saturday 8 June
Julia McMillan - Exhibition. Further information from 020 7589 2371. Venue: The Andipa Gallery, 162 Walton Street, London SW3 2JL.

29 Wed  
30 Thu The Flame of Freedom: The Greek War of Independence - A lecture by David K Brewer on his homonymous book. Followed by a reception. Tickets at 12 and further information from 020 7486 9410. Organised by the Anglo-Hellenic League. Venue: The Hellenic Centre .

30 Thursday - Sunday 30 June
Pavlos Samios - Exhibition. Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10.00 am - 6.00 pm, Saturday, 11.00 am - 6.00 pm, Sunday 2.30 - 6.30 pm. Further information from 020 7794 4949. Venue: Gallery K, 101-103 Heath Street, London NW3 6SS.

31 Fri Greeks I: Achilles by Elizabeth Cook. An exploration of achievement and loss, of choice and inescapable destiny. This powerful passionate retelling of the epic tale of Achilles recreates Homer's fated hero in a new and vivid reality. Elizabeth Cook's narrative for performance returns, with music by Sylvia Hallett. Part of Greece in Britain Events. Bookings from 020 7452 3000. Venue: National Theatre, South Bank, Olivier Theatre 2.00 pm.

 
A Greek Evening with moo soo too - A fundraising event in aid of The Hellenic Centre with rebetika, folk and popular songs and mezedes. Organised by The Hellenic Centre. Tickets at 20, 15 (students) from 020 7 487 50 60. Ticket price includes food. Venue: The Hellenic Centre 7.30 pm. 

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