DIARY of EVENTS for the UK GREEK COMMUNITY
Monday 2 November, 7.15pm - The Hellenic Centre
Markos Vamvakaris Autobiography - The Man and the Bouzouki An evening with readings and live music to launch the first English translation of the book. Markos Vamvakaris stands a towering craggy presence in the his-tory of Greek music. This first ever translation of a compelling life-story opens up a window on a period of remarkable creativity in 20th century Greece. Free entry; booking essential on 020 7563 9835 or at firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Organised by greeklines.com Supported by the Hellenic Centre.
Tuesday 3 November to Thursday 26 November - The Hellenic
W1D A documentary photo project about Greek professionals who live and work in London by Cynthia Tzitzis. Private view on Friday 6 November, 6.30-8.30pm. For opening hours call 020 7487 5060. Supported by the Hellenic Centre.
Thursday 5 November, 7.15pm - The Hellenic Centre
Cyprus, the EU and the Eastern Mediterranean The accession of Cyprus to the EU in 2004, is the single most important strategic development in the country’s turbulent history since independence in 1960. Cyprus also became a member of the Eurozone in 2008 and it’s going through an economic crisis. In this lively presentation, the High Commissioner of Cyprus, His Excellency Euripides L. Evriviades, underlines why both Cyprus and the EU are important to each other and to the long term security, development and economic prosperity not only of the Eastern Mediterranean, but of the European continent. Free entry; booking essential on 020 7563 9835 or at firstname.lastname@example.org Organised by the Hellenic Centre.
Tuesday 10 November, 7.15pm - The Hellenic Centre
Paddy's World A talk in English by John Julius Norwich, who knew Patrick Leigh Fermor for more than fifty years. Organised by the Patrick Leigh Fermor Society. Free entry; booking essential at email@example.com
Sunday 15 November - Andipa Gallery, 162 Walton Street,
"Youkali" The Pursuit of Happiness A performance organised by the Ionian Society with Eleni Pallikaropoulos and Kimon Pallikaropoulos; concept-direction Angeliki Petropetsioti. Ticket £15 to include a glass of wine. Further information and bookings on 07808 777946 or at firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Monday 16 November, 7.15pm - The Hellenic Centre
Byzantine Cyprus A lecture in English by Prof Panayiotis Agapitos, University of Cyprus, on the aesthetics and function of painted inscriptions in the church of Panagia tou Arakos on Mount Troodos; the church and its paintings is a jewel of Byzantine art and the church is securely dated by a dedicatory inscription to AD 1192, the very first year of King Richard's I short governance of the island. The talk will be accompanied by a slide-show. Free entry; booking essential on 020 7563 9835 or at firstname.lastname@example.org Organised by the Hellenic Centre.
Tuesday 17 November, 7.15pm - The Hellenic Centre
Jazz Democracy The Greek saxophonist Dimitris Vassilakis visits the Hellenic Centre, as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2015, for a performance and a talk in English. The talk will showcase how jazz, functioning as a universal language, can teach us ways to communicate in a more humane, democratic and creative way. Tickets £10 to include a glass of wine; bookings on 020 7487 5060. Organised by the Hellenic Centre.
Friday 20 November, 7.15pm - The Hellenic Centre
A New Approach to Cavafy Published in Greece to great acclaim, Dimitris Pa-panikolaou’s monograph ‘Those people made like me’: Queer Cavafy and the poetics of sexuality (Patakis 2014) offers a new perspective on the major Alexan-drian poet, Literary critic and journalist Maria Margaronis and Prof Papanikolaou, University of Oxford will discuss what makes Cavafy one of the most important writers of our times, accounting for his continuous global popularity. Free entry; booking essential on 020 7563 9835 or at email@example.com Organised by the Hellenic Centre.
Saturday 21 November, 7pm - The London Marriott Hotel,
Grosvenor Square, London W1K
The Oinoussian Ball Black tie, cocktails, dinner, entertainment, surprises, DJ and raffle draw. Tickets £125, under 25s £75; price includes dinner and wine. Further information and bookings at firstname.lastname@example.org Organised by the Oinoussai Benevolent Fund.
Tuesday 24 November, 7pm - King’s College London, Strand,
Unearthing the Past and Engaging the Present at Eleutherna, Crete A lecture in English by Prof N Ch. Stampolidis, Director of Museum of Cycladic Art. Free entry; booking essential on email@example.com Organised by the Greek Archaeological Committee UK.
November, 7pm - The Hellenic Centre
The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece A lecture in English by Prof Josiah Ober. Free entry; booking essential at firstname.lastname@example.org Organised by the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies.
Monday 30 November, 7.15pm - The Hellenic Centre
Christmas Jazz Concert with Katerina Mina (soprano), Marios Toumbas (piano), Charis Ioannou (saxophone) and Irenaeos Koullouras (double bass). Free entry; booking essential on 020 7563 9835 or at email@example.com Organised by the Cyprus High Commission.