A Greek Day in Aberdeen 7th May 2016 programme



From 10.45 am Coffee/Tea and Biscuits

11.30 – 11.40 Welcome and Introductory Remarks

11.40 – 12.25 Professor Paul Cartledge: Sparta à l’écossaise: Scots Scholarship on the Spartans

12.25 – 13.10 Professor Elizabeth Moignard: Colour Chart: Greek Vase Painting and its Use of Colour

13.10 – 14.10 Sandwich Lunch

14.10 – 14.55 David Parfitt: “Stolen from Nature”: Painting in Macedonia and Crete

14.55 – 15.40 Gert Ronberg: Maria Callas: a Greek who Conquered the World

15.40 – 15.50 Closing Remarks

15.50 – 16.30 Coffee/Tea


Associated Events

Friday 6 May 2016

Evening meal for those who wish in Christos Greek Taverna, John Street, or Poldino’s Italian Restaurant, Little Belmont Street, Aberdeen

Saturday 7 May 2016

19.30 – 22.00 Party and Musical Evening: St Mary’s Church Hall, King Street, Aberdeen (opposite King’s College Playing Fields), featuring musicians from Athens Giorgos Tsimbouksis, Nickos Sariyannis and Lambrini Gioti with a varied programme of Greek songs and music; a selection of Greek food and refreshments.

Sunday 8 May 2017

11.00 – 12.00 The Greek Vases of Marischal Museum: a talk by Professor Elizabeth Moignard accompanied by a display of some of the very fine vases in the Museum at Marischal College; introduced by Neil Curtis, Head of Museums, University of Aberdeen. There is a limit on numbers of 25; if there is additional demand, the session may run twice from 10.30 and 11.30. Please note that there is no disabled access to the Museum and a large number of stairs to climb. Professor Moignard wrote the definitive description of these vases in a volume of the British Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum.

Information on self-guided walks in the city centre and in Old Aberdeen will also be available.

 Please book by the 25th March using the attached form: ASHS – A Greek Day in Aberdeen Programme

A Greek Day in Aberdeen (Saturday 7 May 2016)

The Aberdeen Scottish Hellenic Society, on behalf of the four Hellenic Societies in Scotland and the Friends of the British School at Athens, is hosting a one day event in Aberdeen on Saturday 7 May 2016.

The format will be similar to the very successful event held in Edinburgh in 2014. The programme will be a mixture of ancient and modern themes. Two of the speakers who have already confirmed are Professor Paul Cartledge, Emeritus A G Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, and David Parfitt, a distinguished artist, who will be talking on painting in Macedonia and Crete.

In addition to the day time talks, we will be organising a social evening on the Saturday which will include a performance by three superb musicians from Athens (Giorgios Tsimbouksis, Nickos Sariyannis and Lambrini Gioti) who have been hugely popular guests of the Aberdeen Society for a number of years.

We are intending to have other associated activities, probably including a visit to the University of Aberdeen Museum and a walking tour of Old Aberdeen. Further information will be given when the details are finalised.

Please put the date in your diary now.

For any further information, contact Hamish Wilson at aberdeenhellenicsociety@gmail.com

The Devil Wears Primark, Scotland tour

Come along to one of the performances of the comedy play The Devil Wears Primark. The play tells the story of Aunt Athy- agony aunt, imminent MBE awardee and mother-in-law from hell! Athy is a Greek Cypriot mother, desperate to keep her son away from his Turkish lover, causing laughs and chaos all along the way!

The Devil Wears Primark has previously toured Cyprus amphitheaters and has been written and directed by award-winning script-writer Kathleen Ruddy, the talent behind previous hit play Sex, Chips & Ouzo​. For more information and tickets see http://rubberear.wordpress.com/


28 March Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy
3& 4 April Dundee Rep Theatre, Dundee
9 April Falkirk Town Hall, Falkirk
10 April Birnam Arts, Dunkeld
11 April Gaiety Theatre, Ayr
16 April Motherwell Theatre
17 April The Brunton, Musselburgh
18 April Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline, Fife
22&23 April Customs House, South Shields
24&25 April Village Theatre, East Kilbride

A Greek Day in Edinburgh

Do come along to A Greek Day in Edinburgh, an event organised by Dr Robin Barber and supported by the Scottish-Hellenic Societies of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews. A series of talks and a party will take place at the Edinburgh Academy on Saturday 29th March 2014, with associated events on Thursday, Friday and Sunday of the same week. For more information and booking, please see attached file: Greek day BOOKING