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It’s all Greek to these actors!

GUISBOROUGH Theatre Club is going Greek in a big way! Members are taking a suitably themed, one act play into two Teesside hotels, performed during courses of a Greek-style meal. The novel idea is by Christa Spencer, the club's publicity officer. Performances...

Paparizou nominated for Best European Act

Greek pop queen Elena Paparizou has been voted to represent Greece as one of 21 nominees from across Europe for the award Best European Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2009. This follows her being voted as the Best...

London Greek Film Festival Kicks Off October 30

From Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November, London is celebrating Greek culture through Greek Film and Video. CosmoCinema, supported by the Hellenic Centre, the Greek Embassy, the Greek National Tourism Organisation (London Office) and other organisations and companies,...

Easyjet founder offers cash for Cypriots who cross divide

Easyjet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou's guilty conscience is set to be a boon for some Cypriot businesses, as long as they are able to bridge the chasm dividing the island's Greek and Turkish communities. Haji-Ioannou, whose family is from Cyprus, is...

Stavros Flatley make celebrity friends

6 months ago, no one had heard of them, but now Stavros Flatley can count Simon Cowell as one of their friends. The Britain's Got Talent finalists were even invited to the music mogul's 50th birthday party. Father and son duo,...

Unusual Greek math comic tops bestseller lists worldwide

The global success of Logicomix, a new graphic novel from Greece, wouldn't seem so unusual if it weren't for the comic book's unlikely subject matter: logic and mathematics. Mathematics theory hardly sounds like a fitting theme for a comic book,...

Greek roadshow in London successfully completed

The fourth roadshow of Greek-listed enterprises, organised by the Athens Stock Exchange in London, was successfully completed on Friday. During the two-day event, 28 Greek enterprises conducted more than 750 meetings with a total of...

“Thanos” gets a minimum of 20 years and a lesson he will never forget

Thanos Papalexis the son of Emmanuel Papalexis founder of Mare Maritime today paid a heavy price for the criminal act he committed in murdering Charalambos Christodoulides in 2000, the innocent caretaker of a warehouse in Hammersmith, with a life...

Myrto Papatanasiu might have been born to play the Lady of the Camellias aesthetically but her singing is brittle

What makes an opera production “classic”? I ask this rhetorically, because, in an age when opera companies increasingly turn up their noses at endless revivals of old productions and hanker after dazzling new insights into the standard repertoire works,...

The Guardian: Will Driving Aphrodite drive Greeks up the wall?

Country scarred by Shirley Valentine and Mamma Mia! braced for more movie tourism. I have this fatal weakness for stories of exceedingly dangerous or arduous movie shoots. I've just enjoyed Conquest Of The Useless, Werner Herzog's diaries from the Amazonian...