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 November  2003
1 Sat Oinoussian Ball organised by the Oinoussai Benevolent Fund. Further details in due course.
     
2 Sun  
3 Mon Criticos Prize Award Ceremony Mrs John Criticos and the President of the London Hellenic Society, Mr George Rodopoulos, will award the literary prize to a book, recently published, on a subject related to the Greek history and culture. The prize was established by the former Vice-President of the London Hellenic Society, the late John Criticos. Entrance by invitation. Organised by the London Hellenic Society. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre. 

Architectural Historiography and the Crusades: the Case of Cyprus Lecture in English by Tassos Papacostas (KCL). Organised by the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, King's College, London. Further information from 020 7848 2088. Venue: Maughan Library, Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1JR.

4 Tue  
5 Wed Wednesday 5 - Saturday 29 November
White Cube Exhibition of lightboxes of the world's major Contemporary Museums by Artemis Potamianou. Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 9.30 am - 5.30 pm. Venue: Friends Room, Hellenic Centre.

 

6 Thu Languages and Scipts in Ancient Cyprus, by Prof Anna PPPanayotou Triantaphylopoulou (University of Cyprus) 6.30pm Hellenic Centre.The lecture covers, and to some extent analyses, current research on the linguistic situation in Cyprus during the second and first millennium BC, through the corresponding syllabic or alphabetic scripts. Part of the Series of Lectures on the History and Culture of Cyprus; see listing dated 16 October. Venue: Boardroom, Hellenic Centre.
7 Fri  
8 Sat Bi-Annual Dinner Dance organised by the Hellenic College Parents' Association. Further information from Mrs A Alisafakis on 020 7377 0966. Venue: The Dorchester, Park Lane, London W1.
     
9 Sun  
10 Mon Excavating the "Adyton" of an Archaic Greek Temple: Excavations in Kythnos (Cyclades) Lecture in English by Prof Alex Mazarakis-Ainian. Organised by the Greek Archaeological Committee. Open to the public. Venue: Great Hall, Strand Campus, King's College London.
11 Tue  
12 Wed Wednesday 12 November 11.30 am
Charity Lunch organized by the Anglo-Hellenic League. A proportion of the proceeds will go to TB ALERT. Tickets at 50 from 020 7486 9410. Venue: Searcy's, 30 Pavillion Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1.
13 Thu Religious Painting in Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Cyprus, by Dr Charalambos Cotzakoglou (University of Cyprus) 6.30pm Hellenic Centre.
14 Fri  
15 Sat Saturday 15 - Saturday 29 November
Realism and Humour in Contemporary Greek Painting Exhibition from the "Vorres Museum of Contemporary Greek Art and Folk Art" organised by the Hellenic Centre and sponsored by the Stavros S Niarchos Foundation with the support of the Vorres Museum. This is the second exhibition of the Museums of Athens Series whose aim is to showcase the museums and cultural heritage of Athens, host of the 2004 Olympic Games.

The paintings to be presented in this exhibition consist mostly of works by young contemporary Greek artists who are grouped together and shown in London for the first time. A characteristic trait of all these younger creators, besides their obvious technical ability, imagination and wealth of expression, is the sharp perceptiveness that distinguishes them. The exhibition is permeated by a surrealistic spirit of sincerity, irony, doubt and intense eroticism although the most welcome element is its rejuvenating and delightful humour, which is both appealing and convincing. Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 10.00 am - 6.00 pm, Saturdays 12.00 - 5.00 pm. Admission Free. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.
     
16 Sun  
17 Mon The Vorres Museum - A Lifetime Adventure Lecture in English by Mr Ian Vorres, President of the Vorres Museum of Contemporary Greek Art and Folk Art.

It has taken over 40 years to complete the Vorres Museum, one of the most popular and acclaimed in Greece and abroad. This has not been an easy task. Ian Vorres, the visionary creator of the museum, will recount in his lecture this lifelong experience. It is an experience, or rather an adventure, brimming with social, financial, administrative and personal problems. Ian Vorres, with the realism and humour that distinguish him, compares the experience with Hercules fighting a multi-headed Hydra. As soon as one head is chopped off, two more emerge. Despite however the lifelong effort and the challenge, the struggle has ultimately proved worth the achievement.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre and sponsored by Stavros S Niarchos Foundation with the support of the Vorres Museum. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre. 

Books and Monasteries in Eleventh-Century Constantinople Lecture in English by Barbara Crostini (Manchester). Organised by the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, King's College, London. Further information from 020 7848 2088. Venue: Maughan Library, Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1JR.

18 Tue  
19 Wed Wednesday 19 November 7.30 pm
Annual Memorial Lecture for Dr C N Hadjipateras in English by Prof Peter Mackridge on Cavafy's poetry. Participation of Miss Aria Sandis (poetry readings) and Elena Konstantinou (piano). Organised by the Hellenic Society of Professional People and Scientists. Open to the public. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.
20 Thu St Neophytos the Recluse: Byzantine Hagiography in Twelfth-Century Cyprus, by Dr Georgios Cristodoulou (Archbishop Makarios III Foundation, Nicosia) 6.30pm Hellenic Centre.

Saint Neophytos the Recluse: Byzantine Hagiography in Twelfth-Century Cyprus Lecture in English by Dr Georgios Christodoulou, Archbishop Makarios III Foundation, Nicosia focusing on the life of the Cypriot Saint Neophytos the Recluse (1134-1219) and his surviving writings, an important source of information on historical events that marked the history of the island in this period. Part of the Series of Lectures on the History and Culture of Cyprus; see listing dated 16 October. Venue: Boardroom, Hellenic Centre. 

Archaeological Submarine Findings at the Port of Alexandria An illustrated lecture in English by Mr Harry Tzalas, President of the Hellenic Institute of Ancient and Medieval Alexandrian Studies about the latest archaeological submarine findings through undersea excavations undertaken by himself and his team at the Port of Alexandria. Organised by the London Hellenic Society. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.

21 Fri  
22 Sat Papanikolaou Prize Annual Biomedical Competition organised by the Hellenic Medical Society of Great Britain and the Italian Medical Society. Further details at a later stage. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.
     
23 Sun  
24 Mon A Narcissus by Any Other Name? Metamorphoses of a Myth in the Byzantine Vernacular Romances Lecture in English by Tina Lendari (Cambridge). Organised by the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, King's College, London. Further information from 020 7848 2088. Venue: Maughan Library, Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1JR.
25 Tue  
26 Wed  
27 Thu Religion in Frankish Cyprus, by Prof Christopher Schabel (University of Cyprus) 6.30pm Hellenic Centre. The lecture will discuss the religious history of Frankish Cyprus and will examine the actions of the Latin and Greek clergies from a medieval perspective. Part of the Series of Lectures on the History and Culture of Cyprus; see listing dated 16 October. Venue: Boardroom, Hellenic Centre.

Christmas Bazaar Annual fundraising event organised by the Hellenic College Parents' Association. Further information from 020 7581 5044. Venue: Hellenic College of London, 67 Pont Steer, London SW1X 0BD. 

28 Fri The Unknown Splendors of Butrint (Albania) Ancient City Venetian Stronghold World Heritage Site - Ten Years of Excavations by Butrint Foundation Europa Nostra presents a lecture in English by Prof Richard Hodges, Scientific Director of Butrint Foundation. Tickets at 15 from 020 823 4259. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.
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