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|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.|
|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.|
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.
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
|9||Thu||Concert "Foni Tis Kerinias" St Monica's Hall 7.30pm|
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
|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|
|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.|
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.
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 email@example.com. Venue: The Warehouse, 13 Theed Street, London SE1 7.30 pm.|
|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.|
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
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
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.
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