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 October 2010
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Friday 1 October, 7pm to 11.30pm
Greek Evening Enjoy an evening of Greek music, dance and food! Live Greek music by the Cypriot band Cleopatra. Tickets are £15 and include a plate of Greek meze. Cash bar available. For further information and bookings call 020 7487 5060. Organised by the Hellenic Centre.

Venue: Great Hall , Hellenic Centre
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Tuesday 5 October to Thursday 28 October
Immigrants An exhibition of paintings by Vivian Zarvis. Private view on Wednesday 6 October, 6-9pm. Please call 020 7487 5060 for opening hours. Supported by the Hellenic Centre.

Venue:- Friends Room, Hellenic Centre
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Tuesday 12 October, 7.15pm
Designers at the Opera An illustrated lecture in English by Helena Matheopoulos. In recent years, there has been an increased and marked trend in fashion designers, including Versace, Lagerfeld, Lacroix and Armani producing costumes for operas; some, such as Zandra Rhodes, are even designing sets. Why are these fashion designers interested in working in opera? How do the disciplines of fashion and costume design differ? What do the designers have to learn? Is the satisfaction of collaborating in an operatic production greater than that of presenting a successful fashion collection? These are some of the questions explored in this lecture (based on her forthcoming book for Thames & Hudson), richly illustrated by slides of photos and sketches as well as DVD material. Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or at press@helleniccentre.org  Organised by the Hellenic Centre.

Venue: – Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
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Saturday 16 October, 7pm
The Fifth Andreas A David Biennial Memorial Lecture Speaker: Sir Basil Markesinis Q.C., F.B.A. Title: The New Eastern Problem. Sir Basil was knighted by HM the Queen for ‘services to international legal relations’ in 2005. He has held tenured posts at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, London and Leiden and is currently Jamail Regent Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of many learned books and articles on the law as well as on international affairs especially in relation to Greece and its neighbours. Entry by invitation. For invitation call 020 7487 5060 after 25 September. Organised by the Hellenic Community Trust.

Venue: – Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
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Thursday 21 October, 7.15pm
Dimitris Dragatakis, a Traditional Pioneer A short talk in English by Costas Kafouros, followed by a piano concert. Dimitris Dragatakis (1914 – 2001), although not very well known outside of Greece, is considered one of the most important modern Greek composers. His personal musical idiom is both mature and laconic. His piano music is influenced by the musical traditions of Greece and ancient Greek drama, and is indicative of his interest in new techniques. At the same time it displays a style which is constantly referring back to the various musical traditions of Greece through the use of rhythmic and melodic fragments borrowed from folk music. Concert programme to include works by Dragatakis and by younger composers inspired by his legacy. Soloist: Dominic Saunders; Artistic Director: Costas Kafouros. Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or at press@helleniccentre.org Supported by the Niarchos (London) Ltd. Organised by the Hellenic Centre

Venue: – Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
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25 Mon

Monday 25 October to Friday 29 October
Lapithos: “Dawn of Nostos” An exhibition of photography organised by the Cultural Department of the High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus. The Mayor of Lapithos Athos Eleftheriou will open the exhibition on Monday 25 October 2010, at 7pm. Speaker: Dr Andreas Orphanides, Dean of the European University of Cyprus. Opening hours: Monday at 7pm, Tuesday to Friday, 10am-5pm. Please confirm attendance, only for the opening night, stating number of persons, on 020 7321 4125 or at cultural_chc@btconnect.com 

Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
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Sunday 31 October, 6.30pm
The Finest Hour of Modern Greece? The Enduring Significance of Monday 28th October 1940 Lecture in English by Dr Klearchos A Kyriakides, University of Hertfordshire, followed by a concert of Greek songs from the 1930s and the year 1940 performed by the Odyssey Rebetiko Band. The event is dedicated to the memory of the Greeks who died during the 2nd World War. Tickets are £10 and £5 for concessions. Payment at the door is possible but please confirm attendance at k.a.kyriakides@herts.ac.uk or on 01707 286220. Organised by the University of Hertfordshire Student Law Society to mark the 70th anniversary of 28th October 1940.

Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre

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