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 October  2002
     
1 Tue  
2 Wed  
3 Thu The Dove Fights Back: Assertive Women in Greek Folk Songs by Mary Coulton, Oxford. In Greek folk songs unmarried women are characteristically portrayed as submissive and demure. This talk analyses the few songs where unmarried women seem to act like men and looks for explanations.
4   Criticos Prize Award Ceremony - The author of a publication on Greece or a Greek subject will be awarded a prize of 10,000. Organised by the London Hellenic Society. Entrance strictly by invitation. Great Hall, 7.30 pm. Further information from 020 8886 5335.
5 Sat  
     
6 Sun  
7 M Council Room, Strand Building, King's College, London, WC1. The Acts of Vazelon and History of Trebizond - Lecture by Arthur Bryer (Birmingham). Organised by the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, King's College, London, 5.30 pm. Further information on 020 7848 2330.
8 Tue  
9 Wed  
10 Thu The Other in the Greek Fiction of the 90s by Eleni Yannakaki, Oxford. Through the examination of several fictional works of the 90s (M Fais, Apo to Idio Potiri; N Efthymiadi, I Poli ton Glaron; Ch Chomenidis, I Foni; D Nollas, Fotini Magiki; V Chatzivassiliou, Deka Vimata stin Ammo; V Koliakou, To Mayio) the talk investigates how the Other (ethnic, natural or cultural) is perceived in literature and generally in contemporary Greek culture and consequently how this culture views itself in relation to the presence of this Other.
11 Fri Poetry and Music organised and presented by Theatre for Mankind. Slots for audience participation. Tickets at 6, 3.50 (concessions). Boardroom, 7.30 pm Further information and bookings from 020 8443 4643.
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13 Sun  
14 Mon
Room 10C, Strand Building, King's College, London, WC1. Proverbs English and Greek - Lecture by Mark Dragoumis (London). Organised by the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, King's College, London,  5.30 pm. Further information on 020 7848 2330.
15 Tue  
16 Wed  
17 Thu Modern Literary Epiphany in Twentieth-Century Greek Poetry by Nektaria Klappaki, King's College, London. From Cavafy to Sikelianos through Seferis and Embiricos, epiphany, transient moments of intense awareness, testifies to the power of the individual's mind in locating revelation in the commonplace, even trivial aspects of everyday experience rather than in perceived great apocalyptic events of history. These Greek poets employ epiphany to demonstrate how the experiences of such moments serve not only to establish but also to reveal one's identity.

Σχέσεις Κύπρου και Επτανήσου γύρω στο 1800 - A lecture by Mrs Nasa Parapiou. Organised by the Hellenic Society of Professional People and Scientists in Great Britain, the Ionian Society and the Cypriot Estia of London. Great Hall, 7.00 pmFurther information from 020 7262 7681.

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20 Sun  
21 Mon Room 10C, Strand Building, King's College, London, WC1. Byzantine Animal Satire - Lecture by Gunther Prinzing (Mainz). Organised by the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, King's College, London, 5.30 pm. Further information on 020 7848 2330.
22 Tue The Julian Bloom Lecture Theatre, Education and Conference Centre, Royal Marsden Hospital, Stewart's Grove, London SW3. The Work of the Harris Birthright Research Centre - Lecture by Professor Kypros Nicolaides, followed by a reception, 6.30 pm. Organised by the Anglo-Hellenic League. Tickets at 20 from 020 7486 9410.

Tuesday 22 October - Friday 15 November
The Pentameter Theatre, Hampstead NW3. The Red Lanterns (Ta Kokkina Fanaria) by Alekos Galanos produced by Naxos Productions and directed by Sir Timothy Ackroyd. This play was first performed in 1960 in Athens and was made into a film that was nominated both at Cannes and the Oscars of 1964. It tells the story of five working girls in Frini's Bar in Piraeus in the 60s and has never before been performed in English. Tickets from 020 7435 3648.

23 Wed
The Contribution of the Greek Shipping Fraternity in Social, Cultural and National Fields - A lecture by the well-known Greek journalist Mr Stathis Battis. Organised by the London Hellenic Society. Open to the public. Great Hall, 7.30 pmFurther information from 020 8886 5335.
24 Thu  
25 Fri  
26 Sat The Crypt, St Sophia Cathedral, Moscow Road, London W2 4LQ. Annual Cheese and Wine Party on St Demetrius' Day, Patron Saint of Thessaloniki, 6.00 pm. Organised by the Macedonian Society of Great Britain. Open to the public.
     
27 Sun  
28 Mon Great Hall, Strand Building, King's College, London, WC1. Mount Athos Architecture Transformed: the Restoration and Rebuilding of a Unique Heritage Lecture by Petros Koufopoulos, Assistant Professor of Architectural Conservation, University of Patras. Organised by the Greek Archaeological Committee (UK). 7.00 pm
29 Tue  
30 Wed The Way of St James - An illustrated lecture by Mr Constantinos Shiatis about his 1,500 km sponsored "Trek" in aid of South West Thames Institute for Renal Research. Organised by the Cypriot Estia of London. Open to the public. Great Hall, 7.30 pm
31 Thu Andreas Embiricos: Surrealist Geography and Cosmopolitan Literature by Maria Margaroni, Greek correspondent for Nation magazine. The surrealist writer Andreas Embiricos drew extensively from English, French, Russian and American literature in creating his poetic universe. At the same time, he transposed some of the most familiar characters and themes from Greek mythology to foreign cultures and settings. This talk discusses some of Embiricos' strategies for subverting narrow notions of identity and opening up Greek writing to currents from abroad.

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