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 March 2016
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3 Thu Thursday 3 March, 7pm - The Hellenic Centre Tsiknopempti Celebration on Greek Carnival with food, music and Greek dancing organised by Lykion ton Hellinidon. Entrance by ticket. Further information and bookings on 020 8343 1353 or at peggy_skinitis@hotmail.com  doullaphyrillas@aol.com
4 Fri Friday 4 March, 7.15pm - The Hellenic Centre Critical Times, Critical Thoughts - Contemporary Greek Writers Discuss Facts and Fiction Launch of the book, edited by Natasha Lemos and Eleni Yannakakis and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. The book, inspired by and partially based upon a series of literary discussions organised by the Hellenic Centre in 2011, will be presented by Prof Roderick Beaton, Kingís College London. It is a collective volume with specially commissioned essays by major Greek and Greek Cypriot writers and critics. The reader of this book will find new insights into the crisis, its causes and its wider ramifications. Organised by the Hellenic Centre.
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8 Tue Tuesday 8 March to Thursday 7 April - The Hellenic Centre AKASH & RUPA Dividing SPACE and Creating FORM New work by Caterina Hadjilias. The elements of her paintings are composed by abstracted shapes created from the division of space and by definite forms. Private view on Thursday 10 March, 6.30-8.30pm. For opening hours call 020 7487 5060. Supported by the Hellenic Centre.

Tuesday 8 March, 7.15pm - The Hellenic Centre Raging about Achilles An event in English with Paul O'Mahony. Set against the backdrop of the Trojan Wars, the Iliad is the first, and arguably the greatest, work of western literature. In dramatic readings from different translations, and offering an account of a personal love affair with Classics, Raging about Achilles aims to bring fresh perspective to the classical text and explore its enduring influence. Paul is an actor, writer, producer and director. He translated and adapted three Greek tragedies to make The House of Atreus (performed at the Barbican) and he has also written a full-length musical inspired by Greek mythology. Free entry; booking essential on 020 7563 9835 or at press@helleniccentre.org  Organised by the Hellenic Centre.

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11 Fri Friday 11 March, 7.30pm - Jacobís, 20 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4RB Masque Kantades Evening organised by the Ionian Society to raise funds for the children in need in Greece. Tickets £30; price includes four course dinner and a glass of wine. Bookings and further information on 07808 777946, 07765 292990 or at stamo@btinternet.com
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14 Mon Monday 14 March, 12.30pm to 3.30pm - The Hellenic Centre Kathara Deftera Lunch A traditional vegetarian lunch to celebrate the beginning of Lent. Tickets £18, concessions £16. Hellenic Centre Members £15. Further information and bookings on 020 7487 5060. Organised by the Hellenic Centre.

Monday 14 March, 7pm to 8.30pm - The Hellenic Centre Ancient Sites, Modern Interventions and Literary Reactions ΙI The second of a series of four lectures in English on Modern Greece and the Classical Tradition - An Introduction to Modern Greek Literature and Culture with Dr Polina Tambakaki (Kingís College London). The session will look at how ancient monuments in places other than Attica, such as Delphi, Mycenae, Ephesus (Asia Minor), Engomi (Cyprus), are treated in the work of Angelos Sikelianos and George Seferis. Language: English, all texts will be read in English translation. Detailed information on the series at the end of the Diary listings. Entry by ticket; limited availability; early booking recommended. Bookings on 020 7487 5060. Organised by the Hellenic Centre.

15 Tue Tuesday 15 March, 7.15pm - The Hellenic Centre Αταξίες Θεών - The Encounters of Myth and Medicine Spyros Retsas, οncologist, medical historian and author, will read (in Greek and English) excerpts from his latest book Αταξίες Θεών - The Encounters of Myth and Medicine and will discuss the parallel lives of Aristotle and Darwin. Free entry; booking essential on 020 7563 9835 or at press@helleniccentre.org Organised by the Hellenic Centre and the Hellenic Medical Society.
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18 Fri Friday 18 March, 7pm - The Hellenic Centre Hubris Syndrome Asclepian Oration to be delivered in English by Lord David Owen. Further information at HPA-UK@hotmail.com  Organised by the Hellenic Psychiatric Association UK.
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20 Sun Sunday 20 March, 4.30pm - St Panteleimon Church Hall , 660 Kenton Rd, Harrow HA3 9QN 25 March Celebration with a talk on a related subject. Further information and bookings on 020 8932 7667 or at eteria.peloponnision@gmx.co.uk  www.peloponnesians.co.uk  Organised by the Peloponnesian Association of Great Britain.
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