London Greek Lyceum’s annual Christmas lunch

Charity, Events — By on December 23, 2012 at 11:48 PM
A group of the Lyceum's dancers in action

A group of the Lyceum’s dancers in action

Off to the Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge for the London Lyceum’s of Greek Women annual Christmas lunch, last Sunday the 16th of December. Once again the event attracted a great number of guests mostly from the London Greek Shipping Fraternity and thanks to Lyceum’s president Pighi N. Skinitis, supported by the Lyceum ladies team, this unique charity, it was an excellent touching event.

Live music by folk supremo George Michalisles and folklore Greek dances from Minor Asia – the “kalanta” (carols) too, where from Minor Asia traditional ones, a great work done here from Anita Williams.

l to r: the Greek Ambassador Constantine Bikas, Pighi Skinitis, Mrs Maria Bikas, Nicholas Skinitis, Mrs Aliki Paschalis, Miriam and Michael Baxevanis, beckie Karamalis, Peter and Nitsa Grammenopoulos

l to r: the Greek Ambassador Constantine Bikas, Pighi Skinitis, Mrs Maria Bikas, Nicholas Skinitis, Mrs Aliki Paschalis, Miriam and Michael Baxevanis, beckie Karamalis, Peter and Nitsa Grammenopoulos

Nice food and wine, excellent catering service by the waiters and waitresses of the RTYC, interesting raffle prizes for all tastes and once again the excellent performance by a team of Lyceum dancers made it once again a memorable day.

Present the new Greek Ambassador in the court of St. James, Mr. Constantine Bikas and his wife Mrs. Maria Bikas, who is also the Honorary President of the Lyceum, Mrs. Aliki Paschalis, wife of the Cyprus High Commissioner  Alexander Zenon, many members from the Greek Shipping Fraternity headed by centennial Tryfon Kedros, as well as guests and supporters of the Lyceum from the United Kingdom, Greece, Asia, and Asia!

table no. 6 with (l to r) Micky Pangalos, Kiki Hellinikakis, Christina Marinos, Stavroula Xanthakou, Lydia Pateras, Marita Papademetriou, Sophia Niotis and Katerina Jeffrey

table no. 6 with (l to r) Micky Pangalos, Kiki Hellinikakis, Christina Marinos, Stavroula Xanthakou, Lydia Pateras, Marita Papademetriou, Sophia Niotis and Katerina Jeffrey

The Lykion, as it is known, was founded back in the previous… century in 1979 for the purpose of preserving and disseminating Greek Culture and has successfully achieved its goals and today its existence is widely recognised, not only among the Greek Community in the United kingdom, but also within the British Society.

Table no. 2 was the shipping table with the Hayalides, Tryfon Kedros, Ioanna Caroussis, Cate Coccolatos, the Theologis' and the Kambouroglous'

Table no. 2 was the shipping table with the Hayalides’, Tryfon Kedros, Ioanna Caroussis, Cate Coccolatos, the Theologis’ and the Kambouroglous’

Worth mentioning their Programme catalogue with useful information and many adverts from  individuals and A1 companies, particularly shipping ones! Worth mentioning also their 2013 Diary with excellent photographs on Birds from Greece nd Cyprus – a unique work thanks to Anastassios P. Leventis who allowed the use of his birds photos from Greece and Cyprus and The A.G. Leventis Foundation for sponsoring the publication of the Diary!

A group of the Lyceum singing traditional carols from Minor Asia

A group of the Lyceum singing traditional carols from Minor Asia

 

 

Interested parties can email enquiries@lykiontonhellinidon.co.uk and find about events but also register for classes. So “Dance with us” as one of their mottos says, and see you next year dancing with the Lycee!

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