My Name Is Eftihia, a film about the life of the greatest Greek female lyricist is released in UK cinemas.

My Name is Eftihia, the 8-time Hellenic Academy-Award winning biographical drama, including Best Film, about the life and times of the Greek lyricist and songwriter Eftihia Papagiannopoulou is coming to the big screen across the UK on Friday, March 24!

The film narrates the life story of one of the most important Greek lyricists, Eftihia Papagianopoulou, whose songs rose to prominence in the 1950s and 1960s and still remain popular, and who wasn’t widely known or recognised until her death in the early 1970s.

It’s a great opportunity to gather family members and friends to experience this true story and moving film on the big screen.

A young girl, recently married, is traveling from Aidini to Greece with her mother and her two daughters. On board the ship she decides not to let life pass her by, but to live her own way. And she goes ahead! She writes endlessly wherever she can, on napkins and cigarette boxes, to bills. She smokes, she passionately falls in love, casually gambles in luxurious salons, but also in illegal basements. A teacher who becomes an actress and plays in streets and in theatres, a poet who becomes the greatest Greek folk songwriter. She collaborates with all the famous music personalities of the country, from Vassilis Tsitsanis and Apostolos Kaldaras to Manolios Ηiotis, Antonis Repanis and Manos Hadjidakis, bravely asserting herself to a cruel and typically male-dominated world.

Eftihia stands as the 5th highest grossing Greek film of all-time. The film is written by Katerina Bei, directed by Angelos Frantzis and starring Kariofilia Karabeti, Katia Goulioni, Pigmalion Dadakaridis, Thanos Tokakis and Dina Michailidou. EFTIHIA is produced by Tanweer Productions with Dionyssis Samiotis serving as Producer, alongside Costas Lambropoulos, Yiorgos Kiriakis and Natali Douka serving as Executive Producers.

Eftihia is a Tanweer Production with Co-producers: COSMOTE TV, Splendidway Universe, Viewmaster Films, and Executive Producers Viewmaster Films. With the support of EKOME.

In your local Cineworld, Odeon, and Vue Cinemas from March 24th.

Art House cinema Crouch End London from 31st of March.

Cineworld: Enfield, Wood Green
Everyman Cinema: Barnet
Odeon Cinema: Holloway, Lea Valley (Edmonton)
Vue Cinema: North Finchley, Harrow

As advertised on London Greek Radio.


Published: 24/03/2023

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LGR Club Nights returns on Saturday 22nd April for our biggest event to date, at the Country Club Trent Park.

London Greek Radio proudly presents Greekology with Greek star hit-maker Konstantinos Koufos live on on Saturday the 22nd of April at the Country Club Trent Park !

He’ll be joined by our very own DJ Andreas Michaelides who will be mixing the best Greek & English hits all night.

Doors to this unmissable event are open from 9.30pm until 3am.

This is a strictly over-18’s night and physical photo ID will be required for entry. Unfortunately, only physical proof of over-18 ID will be accepted.

Tickets are expected to sell fast, so to avoid disappointment, we advise that you secure your place now.

Head over now to (this link) for your tickets.

This event is sponsored by Souvlaki Delivered Southgate, Mortgages & More London, Hart Lounge & Andrews Shipping & Forwarding

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Published: 23.03.2023

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Everyone at LGR was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Takis Fellas on Saturday 18th February 2023. He was 74.

He was one of the architects of HellasSat. A former director at London Greek Radio (LGR), and the Founder, and Managing Director of Hellenic TV, a digital channel broadcasting from studios in London.

He leaves behind his mother Paraskevou, sons Nikos and Thomas, and daughter Evi. And siblings Mary, Elenitsa, Androulla, Myroulla, Panagiotis and Giorgos.

A Greek Cypriot from Pano Zodeia, Astromeritis – in the occupied north of the island – came to London at a young age and attended Wood Green School. He studied at Aston University Birmingham, Surrey University and Manchester University. He obtained the qualifications BSc in Physics, MSc in Nuclear reactor technology and a Phd in Physics.

Speaking to Cyprus Mail, before his death, Mr Fellas recollected: “It was a momentous moment in the history of the Greek and Cypriot communities in the UK. As all the founding members huddled together in a small studio, the first Greek language television programme aired for three hours to thirteen homes in the Camden area, establishing Hellenic TV (HTV) as the first fully operating Greek language television channel outside of Greece and Cyprus.

“Since that historic day in 1990, HTV has evolved into a thriving digital platform…”

Chris Fellas was a firm believer in preserving and promoting the Cypriot and Greek cultural heritage in the UK and act as a bridge between the British Cypriot diaspora and Cyprus.

“I never imagined I would be making history when I first went out to accomplish my work. I enjoyed what I was doing, and I feel it is my duty to provide a platform that inspires people, especially the younger generation, to become ambassadors of Greece and Cyprus while growing up in the United Kingdom.”

The Church service will be held this morning at St Demetrius Greek Orthodox Church in North London, Edmonton. His body will be flown to Cyprus for the funeral and burial in the Cypriot village Astromeritis on March 16th.

Everyone at LGR extend their condolences to the family and we thank him for his services to our community.

Published: 13th March 2023

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London Greek Radio Top 40 Songs.

The definitive Chart rundown this February 2023.

This month’s biggest, most in demand hit songs.

1 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Prepi Den Prepi
2 Natasa Theodoridou – Perifania Mono
3 Konstantinos Argiros – Afou Se Vrika De S’ Afino
4 Nikos Vertis – Se Afisa Sto Xtes (Eisai Treli) [NEW] 
5 Anna Vissi – Gazoza [Radio Edit]
6 Giorgos Kakosaios – Kane Mas Tin Hari
7 Petros Iakovidis – Na Na Na (Tragoudo Gia Sena) 
8 Aspa – Ela
9 Giorgos Mazonakis – Pnigomai (Den Pnigomai) 
10 Thodoris Ferris – Terma [NEW] 

11 Anastasia – Mystiko
12 llias Kampakakis – Vrohi
13 Panos Kiamos x Oge – De Se Vlepo (Apopse Vazo Terma)
14 Melisses – Crayon
15 Giorgos Sabanis – Poios Ticheros
16 Nikos Makropoulos – O Vardaris Stin Athina
17 Dimos Anastasiadis – Ena Thelo Mporei
18 Christos Menidiatis – Dinata Mazi
19 Christos Cholidis – Mi Thimonis [NEW]
20 Konstantinos Argiros Feat. Konstantinos Tsahouridis – Matonoun Oi Skepseis 

21 Nikiforos – Erotas Ine [NEW]
22 Elli Kokkinou – Gia Fantasou
23 Christina Salti – Savvato 
24 Konstantinos Argiros feat. Sakis Rouvas – SoK [NEW]
25 Giorgos Kakosaios – I Nihta [NEW]
26 Giannis Ploutarhos – Pos Tin Eheis Dei
27 Christina Salti – Parallili Agapi [NEW]
28 Ilias Vrettos – Se Kapio Minima
29 Konstantinos Argiros Feat. Light – Iliovasilema
30 Paola – Na To Thymitheis 

31 Onirama – Metaniono [NEW]
32 Loukas Yorkas – S’ Efharisto [NEW]
33 Aspa – Palies Fotografies [NEW]
34 Stamatis Gonidis x Marley – Monos Mou Boro
35 Antonis Remos – Na Ksanametriso [NEW]
36 Michalis Hatzigiannis – Esi Ise Pano Ap’ Ola
37 Giorgos Papadopoulos – Den Mas Horizoune [NEW]
38 Charis Savva – Distihos [NEW]
39 Giannis Livanis – Enas Alitis Eimai [NEW]
40 Michalis Hatzigiannis – Me Ponaei [NEW]

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Cypriot music star swaps his mic for a seat at cabinet, “as a patriot”, to serve his nation.    

The Cypriot President-elect Nikos Christodoulides has revealed that the singer Michalis Hatzigiannis has been appointed the Deputy Minister of Culture of his incoming administration.

The renowned Cypriot singer, songwriter and producer Hatzigiannis, is known to be a staunch patriot and is conscious of his parents’ background, as refugees.

Born in Nicosia in 1978, his parents are refugees from occupied Kyrenia.

“I accepted the proposal, because I wanted to help my country as much as possible”, (translated). Michalis said.

The award-winning artist debuted his first album in 2000, “Paraxenia Giorti”, with countless albums and hits under his belt.

Hatzigiannis has been a relevant force in the Greek music context, of Cyprus and Greece for many years, and furthermore, his latest releases, showing he is still top-of-his game.

Michalis had flown the Cypriot flag in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest, which was staged in Birmingham, with a song called “Genesis.”

It’s been ten years since his performance in London at a LGR and Privé Events production. Michalis wowed a sold-out crowd at Camden Town’s Koko, with London being one of his favourite stops.

Hatzigiannis is entering the world of politics, at a time when still producing new music. The current single, “Me Ponaei”, a melodic ballad, recently, entered LGR’s website chart.

The question remains: is his ‘conversion’ to politics only a short-term exercise? Has this spelt a change of careers, will we ever hear a Hatzigiannis new song (again)? Will he be using his position to elevate the prestige of Eurovision to his compatriots? Time will tell.

In the words of his Eurovision banger, it’s a new “beginning”, into adult politics that’s for sure.

Published: 04/03/2023

Picture source: Michalis Hatzigiannis, Koko, Camden Town, 2013. LGR & Privé Events 

Article written by Tony Neophytou