DIARY of EVENTS for the UK GREEK COMMUNITY
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Tuesday 3 May, 7pm to 10pmEaster Celebration at the Hellenic Centre Bar Come and crack red eggs with us! Enjoy another Greek tradition and an evening of live Greek music. Tickets £10; price includes a plate of Greek meze and a glass of wine. Further information and bookings on 020 7487 5060. Organised by the Hellenic Centre.
Venue: Hellenic Centre
Wednesday 4 May to Thursday 26 May
Colours from Bulgaria and Greece An exhibition of paintings by Apostol Zarov. Private view on Wednesday 4 May, 6.30-8.30pm. Please call020 7487 5060 for opening hours. Supported by the Hellenic Centre.Venue: Friends Room, Hellenic Centre
May, 1pm to 4pm
Wednesday 11 May, 7.15pm
The Rise and Fall of Royal Alexandria from Mohamed Ali to Farouk An illustrated lecture by Dr Philip Mansel, describing how Alexandria enjoyed a second golden age, due to the decision of Mohamed Ali, governor of Egypt, to make it its second capital. Mohamed Ali’s descendants continued to move there every summer, followed by ministries and embassies. They helped make it a cosmopolitan city of Greeks, Jews and Europeans, as well as Egyptians. In 1952, because Mohamed Ali’s great-great-grandson Farouk was in Alexandria for the summer, it was easier for Nasser to seize power in Cairo. Philip Mansel is author of Levant: Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean (John Murray 2010) and of Constantinople: City of the World’s Desire 1453-1924 (John Murray 1995). Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or firstname.lastname@example.org Organised by the Hellenic Centre.
Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
Tuesday 17 May, 10am
A Visit to the Ashmolean Museum Exhibition “Heracles to Alexander the Great, Treasures from the Royal Capital of Macedon, a Hellenic Kingdom in the Age of Democracy” organised by the Fundraising Committee of the Hellenic Centre. Departure from the Hellenic Centre at 10am promptly; departure from the Ashmolean Museum at 4.30pm. Tickets £30; price includes return trip to Oxford, entrance to the exhibition and guided tour by Dr Yannis Galanakis, curator of the exhibition. Bookings and further information on 07768 470709 or 020 7487 5060.
Venue: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Friday 20 May, 6.15pm to 7pm
Nobody didn’t Do Nothing: One Reason why Gemistos Plethon might have Had Trouble Chatting to Plato A lecture in by Professor Geoff Horrocks organised by the Society for Modern Greek Studies. Further information at email@example.com
Venue: Friends Room, Hellenic Centre
Friday 20 May, 7.30pm
Dancing around Liszt Four hand piano concert with Panayiotis Gogos and Alice Hampel. The main element of this concert is the deep relationship and the reciprocal influence between the romantic composers namely Franz Liszt and the folkloric dances en vogue at that period of time. Starting with the 16 Waltzes by Brahms - homage to Vienna - it continues with the charming paraphrase of two popular arias by Donizetti, followed by the Spanish Dances by M Moszkowski, a colourful canvas of the most characteristic rhythms of Spain. The concert’s focal point is Liszt’s second Hungarian Rhapsody - not only his most famous work but perhaps the most popular composition of the romantic era. The concert ends with a selection of Brahm’s Hungarian Dances. Tickets £10. Further information and bookings on 020 7487 5060. Organised by the Hellenic Centre.Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
Saturday 21 May, 7.30pm
Spring Party with fashion show and kantades organised by the Ionian Society. Tickets £50. Further information and bookings on 020 7589 2371.
Venue: Imperial Hotel, Russell Square, London WC1
Sunday 22 May, 7pm
Ena Mytho tha sas Po… An evening of Greek songs from theatre and cinema. Director/performer Anastasia Revi and composer/pianist Kostis Kritsotakis play on favourite theatrical tunes where they discover the past and live the present of known and beautiful musical stories. Tickets £12. Further information and bookings on 020 7487 5060 or at www.theatrelab.co.uk Organised by Theatre Lab and the Hellenic Centre.
Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
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