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 November  2004
1 Mon  
2 Tue  
3 Wed Wednesday 3 November 6.00 - 10.30 pm
Hellenic Centre Bar late opening. Live music and snacks and drinks at reasonable prices.

Wednesday 3 November 6.30 pm
Book Club Meeting. Book for discussion: White Teethby Zadie Smith. New members welcome. Venue: Library, Hellenic Centre.

4 Thu  
5 Fri  
6 Sat Saturday 6 November
Oinoussian Ball organised by the Oinoussai Benevolent Fund. Further information from 020 7586 4167.
7 Sun  
8 Mon  
9 Tue Tuesday 9 November 7.30 pm
25 Years of the A G Leventis Foundation, Activities and Services to Hellenism. Lecture in English by Mr Tassos Leventis, CBE organised by the Cypriot Estia of London. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.
10 Wed Wednesday 10 November
Guided Tour City Walk organised by the Fundraising Committee of the Hellenic Centre. Tickets and further information from Mrs M Coccolatos on 020 7937 6448. Early booking is advised as a very limited number of tickets is available.
11 Thu Thursday 11 November 5.30 pm
Memorial Event for Dino Leventis, organised by the Hellenic Society, the British School at Athens, the Friends of the British School at Athens and the Anglo-Hellenic League. A forum of four short lectures followed by a reception. Tickets at £8 and further detail from 020 7862 8730. Venue: Rooms 329-330, 3rd Floor, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU.

Thursday 11 November 7.00 pm
Scalcottas Anniversary Event with Alexandra Gravas (soprano) and Orama Ensemple. A Greece in Britain event. Tickets and further information from 020 7286 3944. Venue: Purcell Room, South Bank Centre.

12 Fri  
13 Sat  
14 Sun  
15 Mon Monday 15 November - Sunday 12 December
Melina Nicolaides - Abstract Paintings exhibition. Further information from 020 7794 4949. Venue: Gallery K, 101-103 Heath Street, London NW3 6SS.
16 Tue Tuesday 16 November 7.00 pm
An Evening in Mani. A fascinating journey to the southern tip of the Balkans in words and pictures, presented by Dr Peter Greenhalgh (coauthor with Edward Eliopoulos of Deep into Mani), together with Professor Elias and Vivianna Eliopoulos, and Professor Roderick Beaton. This event is the first in the series "Discover Greece and Cyprus". To be followed by a performance of Peloponnesian dances by Lykion ton Hellinidon and the chance to view an exhibition of Edward Eliopoulos's wonderful photographs of Mani's exquisite Byzantine churches, towers, landscape, customs and the Diros caves. Organised by the Hellenic Centre in association with Lykion ton Hellinidon. Open to the public. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.
17 Wed Wednesday 17 November 11.30 am
Annual Charity Lunch organised by the Anglo-Hellenic League. Tickets at £50 and further details from 020 8863 6780. Venue: Searcy's, 30 Pavilion Road, London SW1.

Foreign Bodies: Contemporary Writing in Translation

Pavlos Matesis and Nella Bielski

Wednesday 17 November 2004 , 7.30pm

The Voice Box, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre

As part of the South Bank Centreís Foreign Bodies series, featuring the best contemporary writing in translation, Pavlos Matesis and Nella Bielski will be appearing at the Voice Box, Royal Festival Hall, on Wednesday 17 November at 7.30pm , for readings from their novels. The event will feature bi-lingual readings and Nella Bielski will be joined by her translator, Lisa Appignanesi.  Pavlos Metisisís translator, Fred A. Reed, will not be in attendance, however, Pavlos will instead be joined by the actress Fiona Shaw, who will read from his latest novel.

Pavlos Matesisís latest novel, The Daughter (2002), is an international best-seller in nine languages.  Set in Greece during the German occupation and the civil war, the novel examines how far a young mother will go to protect her family, and the consequences she suffers for her actions when the war is over.

Pavlos Matesis was born in Greece and now lives in Athens .  He is an award-winning novelist, playwright and translator.  His numerous translations into modern Greek include: Shakespeare, Brecht, Lorca, Arthur Miller and David Mamet. 

Nella Bielskiís appearance at the Voice Box coincides with the publication in November this year of her new novel, The Year is í42.  Set in the midst of war-torn Europe , the novel follows the fate of three protagonists.  In Germany at the centre of power, and in occupied Paris, Hans and Karl, two German officers and now estranged friends, confront their own deaths.  And in Kiev , where the fighting has reached itís pitch, Katia, a doctor, clings to life as she awaits her husbandís return from Stalinís labour camps.

Nella Bielski was born in the Ukraine and studied philosophy at Moscow University .  She now lives in Paris and writes in French.  Her previous novels include: Oranges for the Son of Alexander Levy and After Arkadia.  Her play, A Question of Geography was staged by the RSC.

Tickets £6  Concs £4.  South Bank Centre Box Office 08703 800 400

Book Online: www.rfh.org.uk

For further press information, please contact Louisa Mullan on 020 7921 0985, e: lmullan@rfh.org.uk or Deborah Ryan on: 020 7921 0888, e: dryan@rfh.org.uk

18 Thu  
19 Fri Friday 19 November 7.30 pm
The Malpighi Prize of Biomedical Research, organised by the Hellenic and the Italian Medical Societies of Great Britain. Further information from secretary@hellenicmedicalsocietyuk.org. Venue: Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square, London SW1.
20 Sat Saturday 20 November 7.30 pm
A Greek Evening with Plastic Chairs. The Hellenic Centre presents the group Plastic Chairs in a Greek evening with rebetika, folk and popular songs. Tickets £25, £20 (students) from 020 7487 5060. Ticket price includes food. Proceeds in aid of the Hellenic Centre. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.
21 Sun  
22 Mon Monday 22 November 7.00 pm
The History and the Restoration of the Propylaia of the Athenian Acropolis. Lecture in English by Dr Tassos Tanoulas, Director of the Propylaia Restoration Project, Greek Ministry of Culture. Organised by the Greek Archaeological Committee. Open to the public. Venue: Great Hall, Strand Campus, King's College London.
23 Tue  
24 Wed Wednesday 24 November 7.30 pm
Cello and Piano Recital with Pavlos Carvalho (cello) and Andrew Quartermain (piano). Programme to include works by Debussy, Sostakovich, Rachmaninov and Theodorakis. Organised by the Hellenic Centre. Free entry but early booking is advised as places are limited. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.
25 Thu Thursday 25 November 7.30 pm
Annual Memorial Lecture for Dr C N Hadjipateras organised by Eteria Ellinon Epistimonon. Open to the public. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.
26  Fri Friday 26 November 6.00 - 9.00 pm
Rebetiko at SOAS. Seminars on the history of Rebetiko. For further details see listing dated Friday 24 September.
27 Sat  
28 Sun  
29 Mon Monday 29 - Friday 17 December
Stones and Colours. An exhibition of painting by Karin Dracoulis and jewellery by Daphne Krinos and Marina Kulukundis. A Greece in Britain event. Please contact 020 7487 5060 for opening hours. Venue: Friends Room, Hellenic Centre.
30 Tue Tuesday 30 November 6.30 - 8.30 pm
Literature and Performance in Ancient Greece. Literature in ancient Greece, was a shared experience, usually performed in public, not read in private. The colloquium, organised by the Hellenic Centre and the Department of Greek and Latin, University College London, will explore some of these performed works. It will focus on drama but will also include lyric song and heroic epic. Introduced by professor Chris Carey and followed by short lectures / presentations. Free entry but early booking is advised as places are limited. Venue: Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.

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