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 May 2010
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Tuesday 4 May, 7.15pm
Ionian Islands and Epirus, a Cultural History Book launch organised by the Hellenic Centre, Ionian Society and Signal Books, Oxford. Drawing a mosaic portrait of the Ionian Islands and special places of interest in Epirus, author Jim Potts focuses on the landscapes, traditions, legends and special historical events that have appealed most strongly to the imagination of writers, travellers and residents. Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or press@helleniccentre.org

Venue: - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre
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Wednesday 5 May to Thursday 27 May
Light of Day A first solo exhibition of oil paintings celebrating colour and light by Elly Hadjipateras. Private view on Wednesday 5 May, 6-9pm. Please contact 020 7487 5060 for opening hours.

Venue:- Friends Room, Hellenic Centre
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Wednesday 12 May, 7.15pm
Merchants, Princes and Painters; the Texture of Silks Represented in Paintings from Duccio to Holbein An illustrated lecture in English by Lisa Monnas, FSA exploring the way in which 14th to mid 16th Century silks from Florence, Genoa, Lucca and Venice were depicted in the art of the period, beginning with the paintings of Duccio and ending with those of Hans Holbein the Younger. Organised by the Hellenic Centre. Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or press@helleniccentre.org

Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre

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15 Sat Saturday 15 May, 8pm to 1am
An Eptanisian Pirates Cruise on the Thames with kantades, dancing, music and fashion show. Organised by the Ionian Society. Departure from Westminster Pier; dress: pirates or black tie. Tickets 90, students 70. Further information and bookings on 020 7589 2371, 020 8579 3459, maria@andipa.com  or anastasia@conceptconsultants.co.uk
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Monday 17 May, 6.30pm to 8pm
Private Preview of May Greek Sale at Bonhams for Hellenic Centre Members A guided talk in Greek by the team from Bonhams, Athens around the sale due to start on 18 May. The pictures will be put in the context of the wider Greek Art Market and works by Lytras, Fassianos, Tsarouchis, Bouzianis, Gkikas, Jacobides, Kessanlis and Maleas will be singled out for discussion. Maximum number of participants 30. Please confirm attendance on 020 7487 5060; reservations on first come first served basis.

Venue: Bonhams, 101 New Bond Street, London W1
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Wednesday 19 May, 7.30pm
Smyrna... Paradise Lost An illustrated lecture by Giles Milton on the most cosmopolitan city of Ottoman Turkey, its glory and terrible end, based on research for his acclaimed book. Organised by Ilya Haritakis for London Hellenic Society. Free entry.

Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
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