Welcome to the 5th Greek Business and Arts Festival, organised by the Hellenic Community of Ireland, which will be taking place online, under the Covid regulations. The Festival will present a wide range of activities connected in every conceivable way with Greece, Cyprus and Ireland. It will be held, using live interviews and videos, on the weekend of 10th & 11th April, from 19:30 to 21:00 each evening, on the website and FaceBook page of the Community.
A very special treat is the participation of Ms Tina Koumarianos as presenter of the Festival.
How to watch it: https://hellenic-members.org https://www.facebook.com/HCI.
What will it include?
Live interviews with participants.
Short video presentations of their activities.
The Hellenic Community of Ireland is organising an online event to mark the resistance of Greece to the Italian forces on 28th October 1940.
The Greek poet and academic Dr Natasha Remoundou will read pieces from Nikos-Gavriil Pentzikis, Primo Levi and Hannah Ardent about that period.
- Historian Mr Fergus D’Arcy will answer questions about the 2nd world war in Ireland,
- The president of the anti war movement in Ireland Mr Michalis Youlton will explain the influence of that movement at that time,
- Scholar and ex-diplomat Mr Paddy Sammon will tell us about Irish neutrality.
- Mr Pantelis Goularas who is the Irish representative of the Irish branch of the International Society of Friends Nikos Kazantzakis will talk to us about Nikos Kazantzakis at that time.
- Mr. David Howley will read poetry by Odysseas Elytis.The event will be live broadcasted be on 28th October 2020 at 7:30 pm.
The Hellenic Community of Ireland is presenting a live streaming concert by Iordanis Sidiropoulos.
Feeling the mood and the beauty of this autumn, iordAnis Sidiropoulos is performing live his first piano album called “As the Leaves Fall”. The album was released in 2019. It is an album full of autumn vibes and vibes of
rebirth and renaissance. Find more information on the album here: https://iordanismusic.com/as-theleaves-fall
Thermopylae and Salamina
At 6:00 pm please follow the link
Students of Greek School of Ireland are reading poems on the 2.500 from the famous battles in Thermopylae and Salamina in 480 BC
Melina Mercouri’s Songs
At 7:30pm please follow the link
https://www.facebook.com/helleniccommunityofireland/posts/656111198633082 to celebrate Melina Mercouri’s 100th birth anniversary.
Greek music performed by Iordanis Sidiropoulos. Iordanis is a young Greek compser/song writer and performer that lives in Ireland since 2017. Iordanis is going to play Melina’s songs as well as some of his own compositions.
‘Try a new language’
‘Try a new language’ event on Culture Night. Greek will be taught at the following times – 7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm and 8.30pm.
Please pre -book to participate to the Greek language event where the Greek language is being tought for the first time on culture night!
Paddy Sammon will talk about the Greek influences on Joyce’s Ulysses.
Fran O’Rourke will discuss James Joyce’s relationship with music and present some of the songs the writer loved and incorporated into his writings.
Polymnia Drakopoulou will present an extract from The Sirens, the most musical episode of Joyce’s Ulysses.
The event will be in the Greek language
Η Ελληνική κοινότητα Ιρλανδίας, με ευκαιρία το Bloomsday, παρουσιάζει την Τρίτη 16 Ιουνίου 2020 την διαδικτυακή εκδήλωση " Ο Οδυσσέας του Δουβλίνου".Ο Paddy Sammon θα μιλήσει για τον Οδυσσέα του Τζέιμς Τζόις και το ελληνικό στοιχείο. Ο Fran O'Rourke θα αναφερθεί στη σχέση του Τζόις με τη μουσική και θα ακουστούν τραγούδια εμπνευσμένα από τον συγγραφέα. Η Πολύμνια Δρακοπούλου θα διαβάσει απόσπασμα της Οδύσσειας του Τζόις. Η εκδήλωση θα γίνει στα ελληνικά. To celebrate Bloomsday on 16 June 2020, the Hellenic Community of Ireland is presenting "Ulysses of Dublin" online.Paddy Sammon will talk about the Greek influences on Joyce's Ulysses. Fran O'Rourke will discuss James Joyce's relationship with music and present some of the songs the writer loved and incorporated into his writings.Polymnia Drakopoulou will present an extract from The Sirens, the most musical episode of Joyce's Ulysses.The event will be in the Greek language.
Posted by Hellenic Community of Ireland on Tuesday, 16 June 2020
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Dear members and friends,
You are cordially invited to the celebrations of 28th October 1940 that is going to take part on Sunday 27th October at 14:30 at the Emmet Community Development Project, Usher Street, The Liberties, Dublin 8.
Celebrations include reciting of poems from students in our school and handing over of the certificates of attainment in modern Greek.
We would like to remind you that the mid term break is between Monday 28th October till Sunday 3rd November.
Classes will start again on Monday 4th November.
Η Ελληνική Κοινότητα Ιρλανδίας
στηρίζει ως χορηγός το 4ο Φεστιβάλ Ελληνικού Κινηματογράφου που διεξάγεται στο Δουβλίνο από τις 18 έως τις 21 Οκτωβρίου και προωθεί στα μέλη και τους φίλους της,το αναλυτικό πρόγραμμα του Φεστιβάλ.
The 4th Dublin Greek Film Festival will kick off with the pre – festival screening of the movie ‘While You Live, Shine’ (2017) directed by Paul Duane. This mesmerising film uses its swirling music & beautifully choreographed camerawork to delve into the human need for communal experience through music and dance, as shown in the ancient ‘panegyri’ of Epirus in Northern Greece, a three-day festival of ecstatic music & dancing. The screening will take place at Chester Beatty on Saturday October 13 at 6pm followed by Q&A with Paul Duane and a wine reception sponsored by Gaia Wines. There is a limited number of tickets available for the Chester Beatty Members; please book here.
Dear members and friends of the Hellenic Community of Ireland,
We are pleased to invite you to the Culture Night 2018 event “Aesop’s fables”, which will take place on Friday 21 Sep 2018 at Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, from 5 pm till 5:45pm, where stories from this great storyteller will be read. This event is an initiative of Dr Franchesca De La Morgia, Mother Tongues Director, and Ms Aimee van Wylick, Culture Night National Coordinator.
We will have the opportunity to enjoy our teachers Xanthi Bakoyanni, Vassiliki Ploumbi, and Paddy Sammon reading stories in Greek (modern and ancient!) and more.
We would like to thank Mother Tongues and Culture Night, whom our Community is supporting, and also Mr Robert Johnston of Gutter Bookshop, for making this event possible.
Surprised and shocked by the recent tragic fires that attacked our fellow humans in Attica – Greece, together with the Greek Orthodox Community and a number of well known as well as anonymous Irish friends, like for example the Kilnaughtin Group in Rathkeale (Patrick Comeford) , or the unique Donal Lunny and the special Theo Dorgan, we will act accordingly: we will help as much as we can. Immediately with the organization of a musical evening, the income of which will be given to the victims of the recent fires.
A number of Greek musicians as well as Irish artists involved in music and the arts will participate unselfishly in this musical evening.
The musical evening will take place on Saturday September 1st in the
Grand Social premises in Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1.
Lets make a humanity appointment.
We will wait for all of you in this unique occasion in order to show our practical solidarity towards our distressed compatriots.
For tickets to the event and further information please contact:
Tickets are 25 EURO and the evening will begin at 19.30
Donations towards the event can be sent to a special account we have opened in our bank which will be used only for this purpose. Our objective is the money to arrive to the hands of people who really need the support and to that end we have already started communicating with some of the families involved :
Attica Fires Account in AIB
Account number: 26256158
Sort Code: 931012
IBAN : IE50AIBK93101226256158, BIC :/Swift: AIBKIE2D
We want to have this opportunity to warmly thank our friend and member Stacy Fieldmann for the tremendous organizational effort she has invested in this activity.