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 November 2013
1 Fri Friday 1 November, 7pm - Boardroom, Hellenic Centre
A Basket of Food: Greece in the 1940s A brief talk by Dr Sheila Lecoeur, followed by the screening of a dramatic and moving documentary about Greece in World War II. The film, a heart warming tale of human bravery and courage, uses rare historic footage and links past and present to show that shadows of the past still haunt Greece today. Free entry but please confirm attendance at etelep@gmx.com  or info@peloponnesians.co.uk  Organised by Eteria Ellinon Epistimonon and the Peloponnesian Association of Great Britain.
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4 Mon Monday 4 November, 7.30pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
The Eight Moments of Freedom-Οι Οκτώ Στιγμές της Ελευθερίας An event in Greek and English to celebrate the 100 years from the union of Crete with Greece. The programme includes a piano concert and a performance of The Eight Moments of Freedom, a new work by the distinguished Greek composer George Minas, with pianists Marianna and Stephanie Kapsetakis, Seiller Polillas and Olga Tsartselidi. Free entry but please con
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8 Fri Friday 8 November, 7pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
Cyprus European Sing Along A recital of Cypriot, Greek and European songs. Free entry but please confirm attendance on 07564 696626 or at kcharalambous@btconnect.com
Organised by the Cultural Department of the Cyprus High Commission.
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11 Mon Monday 11 November, 7.15pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
Textiles and the Language of Diplomacy: Venice and Ottoman Turkey in the 16th
An illustrated lecture in English by Lisa Monnas focusing on diplomatic exchanges of robes between the Ottomans and the Venetians in the 16th Century, as recorded in the relazioni of the Venetian ambassadors and chronicled in the diaries of Marino Sanuto (1466-1536). Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or at press@helleniccentre.org
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13 Wed Wednesday 13 November, 6.30pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
Archbishop Makarios III - 100 Years from his Birth
Prominent experts from Cyprus, Greece and the UK, His Grace Metropolitan Georgios of Paphos, Mr Michael Colocassides, Prof Van Coufoudakis, Dr Diana Markides and Dr Klearchos Kyriakides, examine the life and legacy of Archbishop Makarios III as a religious and political leader. Archbishop Makarios III, born Michail Mouskos in 1913, entered Kykko Monastery as a novice in 1926. He graduated in Theology and Law from Athens University in 1942. While studying at Boston University he was elected Metropolitan of Kitium in 1948 and then Archbishop of Cyprus in 1950. As Ethnarch he led the struggle for Enosis culminating in independence in 1960 and was the First President of the Republic of Cyprus until his death in 1977. He was one of the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement.
14 Thu Thursday 14 November, 7pm - Kingís College London, Strand, London WC2
Early Christian Mosaics at Aghia Kyriaki (Central Greece): New Evidence of a
Flourishing Greece A lecture in English by Dr George Kakavas, Director of Numismatic Museum, Deputy Director of National Museum, Athens. To be followed by a reception.
Free entry. Further information and bookings at admin@gacuk.org  Organised by the Greek Archaeological Committee.
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22 Fri Friday 22 November - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
Hippocratic Oration Lecture organised by the Hellenic Medical Society. Further
information at secretary@hellenicmedicalsocietyuk.org
23 Sat Saturday 23 November
Independent Greek School of Finchley - Annual Dinner & Dance
Royal National Hotel
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27 Wed Wednesday 27 November, 7pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
Lecture on Medicine organised by the Ionian Society. Free entry. Further information and bookings on 020 7589 2371.
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30 Sat Saturday 30 November, 7pm - St Johnís Smith Square, London SW1
Christodoulos Georgiades - 70th Birthday Concert Christodoulos Georgiades has been involved with music since an early age. His outpout includes several recordings, the World Premiere of the Skalkottas Concertino, many BBC broadcasts including BBC World Service and lecture recitals for television. Performers of his works include Marios Papadopoulos/Oxford Philomusica, Patricia Rozario and Yuri Bashmet/Moscow Soloists. Artists taking part in in this 70th Birthday celebration include friends who will perform a selection of his works for piano, clarinet, harp and songs. Further information and bookings on 020 7222 1061 or at

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