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 March  2004
1 Mon Monday 1 March 5.30 pm
Drawing on Greek, Turkish and English: Constructing on Linguistically and Culturally Mixed Peer Group Identity in an Athenian Primary School Lecture in English by Valerie Lytra (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. 

Monday 1 March 7.30 pm
Cello and Piano Recital with Asterios Pouftis (cello) and Lefki Karpodini (piano). Programme to include works by Brahms, Lutoslawski, Schumann and Prokovief. Organised by the Hellenic Centre. Free entry but early booking is required as places are limited. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.

2 Tue Tuesday 2 March 6.00 pm
The Revelation of Dionysus in the Bacchae Lecture by Mr David Raeburn. A Greece in Britain 2004 event in association with the London Branch of the Classical Association. Admission free. Venue: Garwood Lecture Theatre, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E. 
3 Wed Wednesday 3 March 6.45 pm
Book Club Meeting. Venue: Library, Hellenic Centre. 
4 Thu Thursday 4 March Tursday 8 April
Four Touches Exhibition of paintings by Andreas Efstathiou. Opening hours: Monday Friday 9.30 am 5.30 pm. Venue: Friends Room, Hellenic Centre. 
5 Fri Friday 5 March Sunday 14 March
Greek Myths in World Cinema A series of 30 famous films from the international production based on Greek myths. Part of the Cultural Olympiad. A Greece in Britain 2004 event in association with the Thessaloniki Film Festival and the Greek Film Centre. Full programme on
www.GreeceInBritain.org.uk. Tickets from 020 8237 1111. Venue: Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London SW6.
6 Sat Saturday 6 March
Ayios Theodoros Dinner & Dance, Penridge.For tickets ring 0208 882 2648

Saturday 6 March
Lysitrata Aristophanes' play in English translation presented by the Department of Greek and Latin, University College London. A Greece in Britain 2004 event. Further information and bookings from 020 7388 8822. Venue: Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH.

Saturday 6 March
Annual Ball organised by Eteria Ellinon Epistimonon. Further information from 020 8360 0419. Venue: Regent's Marriott Hotel. 

     
7 Sun  
8 Mon Monday 8 March
The Status of Women and the Christianisation of the Law in Byzantium Lecture in English by Joelle Beauchamp (Aix-en-Provence). 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. 

Monday 8 March 7.30 pm
Louis Demetrius Alvanis performs Mozart Piano Concerto K449 with the London Mozart Players, conducted by Fabio Marco Brunelli. Programme of music by Mozart and Tchaikovsky. Organised by JLM Atists. Tickets 20, 15, 12, 10 from 020 7222 1061. Venue: St John's, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA.

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10 Wed Wednesday 10 March 7.00 pm
Kassiani and Byzantine Hymnody A talk by Professor Reiner Stichel, University of Munster. A Greece in Britain 2004 event in association with the Byzantine Festival in London 2004. Further details from 020 7286 3944. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre. 
11 Thu Thursday 11 March 7.30 pm
Christos Hatzis: The Troparion of Kassiani (world premiere) and John Tavener: The Myrrhbearer with Patricia Rozario (soprano), the Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, director: John Scott, English Chamber Choir, director: Guy Protheroe, Cappella Romana, director: Alexander Lingas. . A Greece in Britain 2004 event in association with the Byzantine Festival in London 2004. Further details from 020 7286 3944. Venue: St Paul's Cathedral.
12 Fri Friday 12 March 6.30 pm
Myth and Drama in Greek Film Lecture in English by Dr Angie Voela (King's College London) and film presentation. A Greece in Britain 2004 event in association with the Centre for Hellenic Studies and Film Studies Centre and the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies. Admission free. Venue: New Theatre, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS. 

Friday 12 March 6.45 pm
The Pontic Lyra From Tradition to Invention A short talk in English by Matthaios Tsahourides followed by a recital with Matthaios Tsahourides (pontic lyra) and Konstantinos Tsahourides (voice). Tickets at 5 from 020 7487 5060. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.

13 Sat Saturday 13 March
England: A Travel Journal A journey of words and music charting Nikos Kazantzakis' visit to England in 1939. Music performed by Eugenia Papadimas. Organised by the International Society of Friends of Nikos Kazantzakis. Open to the public. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre. 

Saturday 13 March 19.00 20.30 pm
Concert by Ilias Andriopoulos Grammata sto Makriyanni, the composer's oldest work and his most recent composition Andreas Kalvos: Odes will be performed by Ioanna Forti. Piano:Theodoris Economou, violoncello: Marilisa Papadouri. A Greece in Britain 2004 event on the occasion of the 20th Annual Greek Weekend and in association with the Standing Committee on Modern Greek in UK Universities (SCOMGIU). Entrance free. Further information from 01603 592 749, 01603 592 158. Venue: Lecture Theatre, University of East Anglia, Norwich.

     
14 Sun Sunday 14 March 11.00 am 13.15 pm
Byron: Ballad for a Demon A film by Nikos Koundouros , who will be present to lead a post-screening discussion. A Greece in Britain 2004 event on the occasion of the 20th Annual Greek Weekend and in association with the Standing Committee on Modern Greek in UK Universities (SCOMGIU). Entrance free. Further information from 01603 592 749, 01603 592 158. Venue: Lecture Theatre, University of East Anglia, Norwich.
15 Mon Monday 15 March 5.30 pm
Some Misconceptions about the Greek War of Independence Lecture in English by David Brewer (London). 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. 
16 Tue Tuesday 16 March
Women in Byzantium A photographic exhibition curated by Maria Vassilaki, Benaki Museum, Athens. . A Greece in Britain 2004 event in association with the Byzantine Festival in London 2004. Further details from 020 7286 3944. Venue: The Weston Room, King's College Library, Chancery Lane, London WC2.
17 Wed Wednesday 17 March 7.30 pm
1204: The Sacking of Byzantium An evening of words and music. A Greece in Britain 2004 event in association with the Byzantine Festival in London 2004 and the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College, London. Further details from 020 7286 3944. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre. 
18 Thu Thursday 18 March 7.30 pm
The Duchesse de Plaisance in Fact and Fiction. A talk in English by Dr George Vassiadis on the life and times of Sophie LeBrun, an ardent Philhellene who settled in Athens during the reign of King Otto, leaving an architectural legacy including "Ilissia", now the Byzantine Museum and the Kastello tes Rododaphnes on the slopes of Mount Penteli. The true story of her adventurous life gave rise to many myths and legends. After the lecture and an interval, a rare screening of the 1953 black and white Anzervos film I Doukissa tes Plakentias (in Greek; no subtitles). Director Maria Plyta . Starring Rita Myrat, Lambros Kostandaras and Voula Harilaou. Organised by Mr Ilya Haritakis for the London Hellenic Society. Open to the public. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.
19 Fri Friday 19 March
The Greek Independence Ball organized by the Greek Orthodox Charity Organisation. Venue: Grand Ballroom, London Hilton, 22 Park Lane, London W1.
20 Sat  
     
21 Sun Sunday 21 March 
Eptakomi Dinner & Dance Penridge Suite

Sunday 21 March 7.30 pm
Ross Daly & Labyrinth The extraordinary Irishman who has made Crete his home for decades, leading a band of fellow multi-instrumentalists including lyra, saz, laouto, santour, rebab, percussion in a concert of Eastern Mediterranean music and way beyond. To be followed by Chris Coe and John Adams performing English traditional songs. A Europe in Union event organised by fRoots magazine in association with BBC Radio 3. Tickets at 12 from 020 8340 9651. Venue: Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London N1.

22 Mon Monday 22 March 5.30 pm
Here Be Dragons. Saint George Rides Out Lecture in English by John Barron (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.
23 Tue Tuesday 23 March 6.30 pm
Theatre in Ancient Greece. A colloquium organized by the Hellenic Centre and the Department of Greek and Latin, University College London. Contributions by Professors Chris Carey and Simon Hornblower. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.
24 Wed  
25 Thu Thursday 25 Sunday 28 March
Recent Work on the Prehistory of the Cyclades. Forty distinguished speakers present research work and the most recent archaeological discoveries from the Cyclades. A colloquium presented by Greece in Britain 2004 in association with the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. Supported by Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation and easyJet. Further information from the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3ER. Venue: Selwyn College, Cambridge.
26  Fri Friday 26 March
Seamus Heaney, Britain's leading poet and Katerina Angelaki-Rooke, distinguished poet and translator of his work, talk to chief literary critic of The Sunday Times John Carey. A Greece in Britain 2004 event in association with the Times Oxford Literary Festival. Further details from
www.GreeceInBritain.org.uk. Tickets from 01865 305 305. Venue: Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford.
27 Sat Saturday 27 March
The Olympic Games a Standard for Peace A panel discussion. Stavros Lambrinidis, Director General of the International Olympic Truce Centre and Nigel Spivey (Cambridge University), whose new book "The Ancient Olympics: War Minus the Shooting" will be published next year, have both agreed to join the discussion. A Greece in Britain 2004 event in association with the Times Oxford Literary Festival. Further details from
www.GreeceInBritain.org.uk. Tickets from 01865 305 305. Venue: The Oxford Union, Oxford.
     
28 Sun Sunday 28 March
Rebetiko Day School organised by the London-based Institute of Rebetology with the attendance of violinist Kyriakos Gouventas (Thessaloniki) and pianist Andreas Tsekouras (Athens). Further information from 0795 755 6352. Venue: SOAS, Russell Square. 

Sunday 28 March
Haris Vlavianos, editor of Poetry magazine, David Whyte, poet to the Hollywood stars and David Constantine in a discussion, chaired by Professor Peter Mackridge, about the various ways in which poetry can speak to people. A Greece in Britain 2004 event in association with the Times Oxford Literary Festival. Further details from
www.GreeceInBritain.org.uk. Tickets from 01865 305 305. Venue: The Oxford Union, Oxford.

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