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“DRIVE TIME”

EUROVISION QUEEN Eleni Foureira is coming to LONDON for a one night only, exclusive performance.

London Greek Radio sponsors Eleni Foureira live performance at KOKO in Camden

On Friday 29th June Marquee Events International proudly present ELENI FOUREIRA live at Club Koko in Camden with full band and dancers.

On the night there will be various supporting acts including special guest Mixalis Theodosiou with his brand new single.

Doors open at 6:30 pm with first support act live at 7:30 pm.

Standard tickets are just £40 per person. Book yours now via ticketweb.uk. Standard and VIP tickets are also available via Flames restaurant in North Finchley.

This event is over 14’s.

Everyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Koko, 1A Camden High St, London NW1 7JE, the nearest tube station is Mornington Crescent

This event is sponsored by London Greek Radio and Flames Restaurant.


Article written by lgr.co.uk

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on his visit to London this week; met with his British counterpart Theresa May, as well as the leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn.

Tsipras with his meeting with Corbyn discussed the possibilities of cooperation among the left and progressive forces of Europe.

The two leaders also discussed the Brexit issue, the latest developments in the European Union, the rise of the far right and several populist parties, the refugee issue, and the recent FYROM name developments.

Tsipras meets Jeremy Corbyn

Corbyn congratulated Tsipras on how he dealt with both the refugee and FYROM issues and in particular on Greece’s contribution to the refugee issue. The Labour Party leader compared it to other European countries which have not contributed to the issue but have, as he said, reinforced xenophobia and racism instead.

The two party leaders also discussed the Cyprus issue, with the Greek PM reiterating his set position for a fair and sustainable solution.

Tsipras also thanked Corbyn for his recent statement regarding the return of the Parthenon Marbles.

Tsipras also had a meeting with the Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain Gregorios, and with young Greek scientists working in London at the Greek Centre of London.

On Tuesday, the Greek premier was received by Theresa May in Downing Street and later with Jeremy Corbyn.

Tsipras delivered a speech at the London Business School on Wednesday.


Article written by Greece Embassy, London

Reports of a minor explosion and “people running” at Southgate station – an incident not believed to be terror-related.

British Transport Police said there were no reports of serious injuries and their enquiries continue at Southgate station which has been closed.

The incident comes as officers investigated a suspicious package.

Police believe the explosion was caused by a faulty drill battery.

London Ambulance Service said they treated three people at the scene for minor injuries while two others were taken to hospital.

A 23 year-old man has been arrested held on suspicion of an act likely to cause an explosion to injure or damage property, and endangering safety on the railway.

The local Cypriot MP Bambos Charalambous for Enfield Southgate had visited Southgate station on the Tuesday night; he issued a statement which confirmed that the “minor explosion” was non-terror related.

Southgate is still cordoned off after the explosion shortly after 7 pm. @ have confirmed that explosion was non terror related. Sadly there have been some injuries, it seems from the panic. My thoughts are with everyone who has been hurt and a huge thanks to our emergency services.”

British Transport Police tweeted: “Southgate Tube station is currently closed whilst officers respond to a suspicious package.

“Officers are on scene alongside @metpoliceuk. Please avoid the area – we’ll provide updates as soon as we can.”

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “Police were called at 7.03pm on 19 June to reports of an explosion and people running at Southgate underground station.

“Met officers remain at the scene along with colleagues from British Transport Police, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service.

“Cordons are in place and the station is closed.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of the reported explosion, which appears to have been minor.

“We are not aware of any serious injury.”

The arrested man, who is from Enfield, has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Photo credit: Sean‏ Salamander/Twitter


Article written by London Greek Radio

Second-place for Cyprus in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest was a fantastic achievement for our tiny nation and the best ever result since 1981, which was Cyprus’ debut in the contest.

The world’s longest-running TV music competition saw Netta from Israel win with the song ‘Toy’, written and composed by Doron Medalie and Stav Beger. Israel’s entry received 529 points, followed by runner-up Cyprus with 436 points. The Cypriot tune was the bookies’ favourites in Eurovision week when Eleni’s rehearsals impressed on-lookers at the Altice Arena. All of a sudden, Cyprus was dominating the global networks with the spotlight on the island immensely helping it in all sorts of ways.

Eleni Foureira set the Eurovision scoreboard ablaze with the up-tempo song ‘Fuego’ managing Top 5 position with the jurors. It was a catchy track with an ethnic edge that swirled with clarinet riffs.

She received the full 12-points by jurors in Spain, Greece, Ireland, Belarus, Malta, and Sweden, with televoting 12-points from Armenia, Bulgaria and… Greece. The UK’s phone-vote gave the Cypriot tune 8 points. With such a robust British Cypriot community it was little wonder that Cyprus received strong televoting support in both the semi-final and final.

The voting had us at the edge of our seats and was very intense. It “went to the wire” with jurors ranking Israel third overall in the public’s opinion, and Cyprus fifth; the Top two favourites.

Eleni was very gracious, humbled and upbeat about the result, who said, “I am so happy, thank you so much.  Being second in Eurovision is like you win… This is the best position Cyprus ever had in the history of Eurovision. I feel like a winner.”

On the night, Eleni was awarded ‘Best Artistic Performance‘ in the Marcel Bezençon Awards. The award winners are announced only hours before the Eurovision live grand final.

The track, “Fuego”, released in March, stormed into the LGR playlist going straight to number one on the London Greek Radio Chart. Eleni’s back-catalogue of infectious hits has definitely made her one of the most prominent artists on the station’s track-listings.

The CyBC had announced Eleni as the Cypriot representative in February this year internally selecting the Greek pop singer. The tune was composed for the competition by Alex Papaconstantinou or Alex P, a Greek-Swedish producer. He collaborates on the tune with Geraldo Sandell, Viktor Svensson, Anderz Wrethov and Didrick.

The CyBC chiefs can feel justified in their selection of Eleni; it was a winning-package, a credible artist, with a current, effective pop song and one that showed off her incredible stage skills.

LGR acknowledge the work of the Cypriot delegation’s Evi Papamichael and all of their team; Alex Papaconstantinou, Panik Records, Jean Sacha-Baptiste and everyone else associated with this amazing result.


Article written by Tony Neophytou

Greek Summer

LGR Club Nights are back with another massive party at the Country Club Trent Park!! Join us on Saturday 14th July for another unforgettable party.

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Our DJs Makis & Avgoustinos will be on the decks, kicking off summer 2018 the Greek way. Doors open at 9pm and the party will continue through till 2.30am.
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They will be mixing Greek & English hits, all night long. Fusing all the best Modern Laika, Greek Club, Greek Classics and Zeimbekika with all the biggest English hits of the decade.
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Please note our online tickets shop is now closed. Limited tickets will be available on the door, please arrive early if you have not pre-purchased your tickets.

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Additional information:

Please note this is a strictly over 18s event. Dress Code: Smart Casual (Designer trainers are acceptable). Address: Bramley Road, London N14 4UW

 

To buy tickets for this event please visit our events page: Greek Summer tickets from Skiddle.

Ticket sales powered by Skiddle


Article written by Miranda Athanasiou