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3 November 6.00 - 10.30 pm
Hellenic Centre Bar late opening. Live music and snacks and drinks at reasonable prices.
Wednesday 3 November 6.30 pm
Oinoussian Ball organised by the Oinoussai Benevolent Fund. Further information from 020 7586 4167.
9 November 7.30 pm
25 Years of the A G Leventis Foundation, Activities and Services to Hellenism. Lecture in English by Mr Tassos Leventis, CBE organised by the Cypriot Estia of London. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.
Guided Tour City Walk organised by the Fundraising Committee of the Hellenic Centre. Tickets and further information from Mrs M Coccolatos on 020 7937 6448. Early booking is advised as a very limited number of tickets is available.
11 November 5.30 pm
Memorial Event for Dino Leventis, organised by the Hellenic Society, the British School at Athens, the Friends of the British School at Athens and the Anglo-Hellenic League. A forum of four short lectures followed by a reception. Tickets at £8 and further detail from 020 7862 8730. Venue: Rooms 329-330, 3rd Floor, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU.
Thursday 11 November 7.00 pm
15 November - Sunday 12 December
Melina Nicolaides - Abstract Paintings exhibition. Further information from 020 7794 4949. Venue: Gallery K, 101-103 Heath Street, London NW3 6SS.
16 November 7.00 pm
An Evening in Mani. A fascinating journey to the southern tip of the Balkans in words and pictures, presented by Dr Peter Greenhalgh (coauthor with Edward Eliopoulos of Deep into Mani), together with Professor Elias and Vivianna Eliopoulos, and Professor Roderick Beaton. This event is the first in the series "Discover Greece and Cyprus". To be followed by a performance of Peloponnesian dances by Lykion ton Hellinidon and the chance to view an exhibition of Edward Eliopoulos's wonderful photographs of Mani's exquisite Byzantine churches, towers, landscape, customs and the Diros caves. Organised by the Hellenic Centre in association with Lykion ton Hellinidon. Open to the public. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.
17 November 11.30 am
Annual Charity Lunch organised by the Anglo-Hellenic League. Tickets at £50 and further details from 020 8863 6780. Venue: Searcy's, 30 Pavilion Road, London SW1.
Bodies: Contemporary Writing in
Matesis and Nella Bielski
Voice Box, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre
of the South Bank Centreís Foreign Bodies series, featuring the best contemporary writing
in translation, Pavlos Matesis
and Nella Bielski will be
appearing at the Voice Box, Royal Festival Hall, on Wednesday 17 November
, for readings from their
The event will feature bi-lingual readings and Nella Bielski will be
joined by her translator, Lisa Appignanesi.
Pavlos Metisisís translator, Fred A. Reed, will not be in
attendance, however, Pavlos will instead be joined by the actress Fiona
Shaw, who will read from his latest novel.
novel, The Daughter
(2002), is an international best-seller in nine languages.
Matesis was born in
appearance at the Voice Box coincides with the publication in November
this year of her new novel, The Year is í42. Set
in the midst of war-torn
Bielski was born in
£6 Concs £4.
South Bank Centre Box Office 08703 800 400
19 November 7.30 pm
The Malpighi Prize of Biomedical Research, organised by the Hellenic and the Italian Medical Societies of Great Britain. Further information from firstname.lastname@example.org. Venue: Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square, London SW1.
20 November 7.30 pm
A Greek Evening with Plastic Chairs. The Hellenic Centre presents the group Plastic Chairs in a Greek evening with rebetika, folk and popular songs. Tickets £25, £20 (students) from 020 7487 5060. Ticket price includes food. Proceeds in aid of the Hellenic Centre. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.
22 November 7.00 pm
The History and the Restoration of the Propylaia of the Athenian Acropolis. Lecture in English by Dr Tassos Tanoulas, Director of the Propylaia Restoration Project, Greek Ministry of Culture. Organised by the Greek Archaeological Committee. Open to the public. Venue: Great Hall, Strand Campus, King's College London.
24 November 7.30 pm
Cello and Piano Recital with Pavlos Carvalho (cello) and Andrew Quartermain (piano). Programme to include works by Debussy, Sostakovich, Rachmaninov and Theodorakis. Organised by the Hellenic Centre. Free entry but early booking is advised as places are limited. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.
25 November 7.30 pm
Annual Memorial Lecture for Dr C N Hadjipateras organised by Eteria Ellinon Epistimonon. Open to the public. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.
26 November 6.00 - 9.00 pm
Rebetiko at SOAS. Seminars on the history of Rebetiko. For further details see listing dated Friday 24 September.
29 - Friday 17 December
Stones and Colours. An exhibition of painting by Karin Dracoulis and jewellery by Daphne Krinos and Marina Kulukundis. A Greece in Britain event. Please contact 020 7487 5060 for opening hours. Venue: Friends Room, Hellenic Centre.
30 November 6.30 - 8.30 pm
Literature and Performance in Ancient Greece. Literature in ancient Greece, was a shared experience, usually performed in public, not read in private. The colloquium, organised by the Hellenic Centre and the Department of Greek and Latin, University College London, will explore some of these performed works. It will focus on drama but will also include lyric song and heroic epic. Introduced by professor Chris Carey and followed by short lectures / presentations. Free entry but early booking is advised as places are limited. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.
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