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 March 2014
1 Sat Saturday 1 March, 7.30pm Manor Hill Greek School Annual Dinner and Dance at the Royal National Hotel
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3 Mon Monday 3 March, 12.30pm to 3.30pm - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre
Kathara Deftera Lunch A traditional vegetarian lunch to celebrate the beginning of Lent. Further information and bookings on 020 7487 5060. Tickets £17, concessions £15. Organised by the Hellenic Centre.
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5 Wed Wednesday 5 March to Wednesday 2 April - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre The Faces of Nemesis An exhibition of watercolour portraits of our time from the streets of Athens by Stephanie Sampson. These watercolour portraits are both a document of questioned fine art practice and societal preconceptions and are inspired by the artist’s book, a collection of testimonials by the new poor and homeless in Athens, of the same title. Private view and a short talk about the book by the artist on Tuesday 11 March, 6.30-8.30pm. For opening hours call 020 7487 5060. Supported by the Hellenic Centre.
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7 Fri Friday 7 March, 7.30pm to 11pm - Jakob’s Restaurant, 20 Gloucester Road, SW7 4RB Kantades Evening An informal dinner with live Eptanisian music, organised by the Ionian Society. Tickets at £25 include dinner and a glass of wine. Further information and bookings
on 020 7225 0305, 07808 777946 or at anastasia.savidu@hotmail.co.uk  stamo@btinternet.com
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14 Fri Friday 14 March, 7.15pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
Ερως Ανίκατε Μάχαν - Eros Conquers All (Sophocles 495 BC) - Greek Love Poems from the Antiquity to the 17th Century The Hellenic Centre presents a world premiere of an original song cycle by the well-known composer Christos Pittas who has set to music poetry by Sappho, Sophocles, Euripides and Kornaros, among others. The songs are written in the original Greek texts, which also include some 16th century Cypriot love poems from the ‘Rime d’ Amore’ manuscript found and kept in Venice. They will be performed by three highly acclaimed Greek artists, the mezzo soprano Margarita Syngeniotou, the violinist Pantelis Stamatelos and the guitarist Antonis Hatzinikolaou. The composer will introduce the concert. Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or at
press@helleniccentre.org  Organised by the Hellenic Centre.
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18 Tue Tuesday 18 March, 7.15pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
Dionysus and Tlaloc An illustrated talk by Dr Elizabeth Baquedano, Institute of Archaeology, UCL and Camille Michelsen Koutoulakis. The lecture presents a comparative iconographic analysis of the masked deities of the Ancient Greek god Dionysus and the Ancient Aztec god Tlaloc and demonstrates that ideological and conceptual structures were similarly experienced. Dr Elizabeth Baquedano has written several books, presented programmes for TV including the BBC and has curated exhibitions in Europe and in the Americas. Camille Michelsen Koutoulakis completed her BA in Art History and Classical
Literature at the American College of Greece in Athens and her MA in Comparative Art and Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or at press@helleniccentre.org  Organised by the Hellenic Centre.
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22 Sat Saturday 22 March - Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, Park Lane, W1K 7TN The Greek Independence Ball 2014 organised by the Greek Orthodox Charity Organisation. Further information and bookings on 07986 245930 or at maria@hadjipateras.co.uk
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25 Tue Tuesday 25 March, 7pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
25 March Celebration organised by the Peloponnesian Association of Great Britain with a lecture by a known academic. The subject of this year’s lecture will be about some of the protagonists of the 1821 War of Independence. Further information at www.peloponnesians.co.uk  Free entry but please confirm attendance at info@peloponnesians.co.uk
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