Stath Lets Flats, Channel 4’s British-Cypriot comedy, written by and starring Jamie Demetriou, is to return for a second series this month.
Jamie Demetriou plays an imbecilic lettings agent working at ‘Michael & Eagle Lets’, a dodgy London lettings agency run by his father, Vasos, (Christos Stergioglou).
Demetriou’s real-life sister Natasia Demetriou plays his fictional sister ‘Sophie’ and as the show progresses, it’s actually endearing to see their sibling relationship.
The loosely-coined “British-Cypriot comedy” is a lot more than the sum of its parts; its far less indulgent about portraying Greek-Cypriots, or the “community” for that matter. This may be because all of the action revolves around the off-beat, quirky characters [a lot of whom are non-Greek-Cypriots].
The six-part series is a lovely take on the ‘madness’ of the current property market, with the ensemble cast ‘explaining’ it. Jamie said, “The community [Greeks/Cypriots] has a different way of putting it; I think it’s characters… are flamboyant, wonderful, funny, caring characters- there all about family and love.”
During a visit to LGR, Star-of-the-show, “Stath” AKA Mr Demetriou said, “London Greek Radio has been playing in my house since I was a foetus”, noting LGR’s long-time role in celebrating Greek-Cypriot music and culture.
The siblings are hoping that the audience will find it relatable because there are a few tacit observations to what it is being Greek/Cypriot.
“We are on London Greek Radio and I think that’s so relevant because so many have made a life here, and they’re Londoners so the character of Stath encapsulates it. He talks in a London accent with a bit of a ‘Greek twang’ to it, which a lot of people have, and I hope a lot of people can relate to that.” Jamie told listeners.
The second series will also see a return for Katy Wix who will reprise her role as Stath’s infuriatingly competent colleague Carole, with Alastair Roberts as his more amenable colleague, Al.
The action will pick up from where we left it at the end of series one with Stath having been denied the manager’s position by his own father.
In series two, he and the rest of the team will be forced to work under his arch rival Julian (Dustin Demri-Burns) – and re-think his life goals. Sophie will be searching for a new direction after failing at Dance College and publicly denying her feelings for Al.
Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy at Channel 4, said: “We did originally say no to this, but he just kept turning up, trying to get into the building. Sometimes it’s just easier to give in isn’t it? In all seriousness, we’re thrilled to back Jamie and this gem of a show again.”
Ash Atalla, the managing director of Roughcut TV which makes the show, added: “So happy to be going again on Stath Lets Flats. Jamie is a star. And we’ve all felt the pain of terrible flat viewings, so this is our revenge.”
Jamie Demetriou penned the scripts for series 2, with Robert Popper serving as the script editor. The executive producers are Ash Atalla and Jamie Demetriou.
Series two of ‘Stath Lets Flats’ premieres on Monday 19th August at 10pm on Channel 4.
Article written by Tony Neophytou
For fans of Queen, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Metallica, Motörhead, Small Faces and Tom Petty, you’re in for a real treat – Cyprus Rocks ‘19 Classic Rock Festival returns to Protaras this October! After a highly acclaimed debut in 2017, expectations were only surpassed in 2018. Cyprus Rocks once again showcases some of the UK’s finest tribute bands to the biggest names in classic rock. Event organisers ‘Iron Stallion Promotions’ endeavour to create the “ultimate rock holiday in the sun” – combining everything you’d want from a relaxing week in the sun, sea and sand, with a fantastic programme of live music and activities, for an event on the island like no other!! 2-9 October, Protaras, Cyprus. Tickets on sale now.
WHAT: Cyprus Rocks ‘19 Classic Rock Festival
WHEN: October 2-9, 2019
WHERE: Protaras, Cyprus
CONTACT: Mario Ramjhun firstname.lastname@example.org
Protaras is highly regarded as one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, with fantastic weather all year round and sitting on the gorgeous Famagusta Coastline. Iron Stallion Promotions are delighted to hold their annual holiday-festival in this stunning location. Performing live at Cyprus Rocks Festival 2019, the very best classic rock tributes from the UK & Europe:
The Bohemians (QUEEN)
The Floyd Effect (PINK FLOYD)
Sack Sabbath (BLACK SABBATH)
The Alter Eagles (EAGLES)
Fleetwood Bac (FLEETWOOD MAC)
Aerosmith Rocks (AEROSMITH)
For more information on this year’s line-up: www.cyprusrocks.co.uk/cy-meet-the-bands
CR’19 Full Event Programme at a glance:
03/10/19 – Welcome Party – Aeyialos, Vrysoudion 79, Paralimni 5295 – The Thin Lizzy Experience / Stone Free
04/10/19 – Mainstage – Trinity Beach, Tinou, Ayias Triadas, Paralimni 5295 – The Bohemians / Aerosmith Rocks / Lovehunter
05/10/19 – Mainstage – Trinity Beach, Tinou, Ayias Triadas, Paralimni 5295 – Sack Sabbath / Mentallica / Motörheadache
06/10/19 – Mainstage – Trinity Beach, Tinou, Ayias Triadas, Paralimni 5295 – The Floyd Effect / The Alter Eagles / Too Petty
07/10/19 – Pool Party – Blue Spice, Perneras Street, Paralimni 5296 – Jimi Anderson’s Legends of AOR / The Great Flood / Fuse
08/10/19 – Farewell Party – Aeyialos, Vrysoudion 79, Paralimni 5295 – Fleetwood Bac / Small Fakers
Tickets on sale now… International customers please visit: www.universe.com/cyprusrocks UK customers please visit: www.cyprusrocks.co.uk/shop On Island from Daxi Information Center and other outlets here: www.cyprusrocks.co.uk/cy-ticket-outlets
Social Media links: www.facebook.com/cyprusrocksfestival www.twitter.com/cyprusrocksfest www.instagram.com/cyprusrocksfestival
The Thin Lizzy Experience (THIN LIZZY) Lovehunter (WHITESNAKE) Mentallica (METALLICA) Motörheadache (MOTÖRHEAD) Small Fakers (SMALL FACES) Too Petty (TOM PETTY)
Promotional Media: www.youtube.com/watch?v=byUIxlfstq8 www.cyprusrocks.co.uk
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Forty-five years ago to this day the Turkish military launched its second offensive against the Republic of Cyprus, in full violation of international law, including the UN Charter, despite the ceasefire that had been agreed.
The Turkish army invaded Cyprus on July 20, 1974, and launched the second phase of the invasion on August 14 of the same year, occupying the best part of Mesaoria, Famagusta, Karpasia and Morphou.
On Sunday 11th August the British-Cypriot community held a commemorative event in conjunction with the Famagusta Association of Great Britain, at St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, Wightman Road. Its president Dr. Vasilis Mavrou and president of the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK Christos Karaolis were in attendance at the event.
The Cyprus High Commissioner Euripides Evriviades who is retiring from his post this month, also present, to address the Church faithful and many visitors on this occasion. He gave a passionate speech about his six years serving the London office. The Cypriot diplomat explained how he tirelessly worked to campaign and enlighten others, on the Cyprus cause.
He underlined the values believed are central to the dispute, with a fairer future, that’s deserved for his Cypriot compatriots.
“All Cypriots Greek-Cypriots, Turkish-Cypriots, Maronites, Latin, Armenian deserve much better… What we want is nothing more and nothing less than other what is given to peace-loving people democracy, human rights and the rule of law, we are not children of a lesser God, we all burn under the same sun, we want democracy, human rights and the rule of law for everyone.” Mr Evriviades said.
To his fellow-Cypriots he urged always carrying the Cyprus flag high, Euripides said, “if we don’t hold our [Cypriot] flag high, then nobody else will respect it.”
He concluded his speech, thanking the Cypriot community of the UK for their continuous support, “[translated in Greek]… I believe you have made me a better human being, I have learnt so much from you [the British-Cypriots].” He also thanked the Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades for his appointment to the UK post.
The Turkish side continues to disregard calls by the international community relating to Cyprus and continues to hold the city of Famagusta hostage of its illegal military occupation. Dubbed a “ghost town”, Famagusta’s fenced off section – called Varosi – remains to this day deserted, abandoned to the elements.
Turkish troops invaded Cyprus on July 20, 1974, five days after the legal government of the late Archbishop Makarios III was toppled by a military coup, engineered by the military junta then ruling Greece. Two unproductive conferences in Geneva followed; the first between Britain, Greece and Turkey and the second with the additional attendance of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot representatives. Three weeks after the ceasefire of July 22, and despite the fact that talks were still being held and just as an agreement seemed about to be reached, the Turkish army mounted a second full-scale offensive. As a result, Turkey increased its hold to include the booming tourist resort of Famagusta in the east and the rich citrus-growing area of Morphou in the west.
All in all, almost 37% of the territory of the Republic of Cyprus came under Turkish military occupation. Nearly one-third of the population, some 200,000 Greek Cypriots, were forcibly uprooted from their homes and properties, thousands were killed during the hostilities, over 1,000 persons were listed as missing while thousands of Greek Cypriots and Maronites remained enclaved.
Numerous UN resolutions have demanded respect to the independence, unity and territorial integrity of Cyprus, the return of the displaced to their homes, and the withdrawal of foreign troops from the island, but all resolutions have been ignored by Turkey.
The latest effort to reach a Cyprus settlement will get underway next month: with the Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, to meet with the U.N. secretary-general to map out the next steps toward a hoped-for resumption of formal reunification talks.
United Nations spokesman Aleem Siddique said Anastasiades and Akinci also decided to carry on discussions with U.N. envoy Jane Holl Lute to prepare the framework for “structured and results-oriented” negotiations leading to a peace deal “with a sense of urgency.”
Siddique said the two politicians discussed “in-depth the basic principles” of a potential peace accord.
Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The last round of negotiations, in the summer of 2017, at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana ended inconclusively.
Article written by London Greek Radio
LGR Club Nights is back with another massive party at the Country Club Trent Park!! Join us on Saturday 21st September to celebrate the end of Summer 2019, in true Greek style!
Our DJ Andreas Michaelides will be on the decks, for what promises to be an unforgettable night! Keep your eyes peeled to find out about the special guests!
There will be a mix of Greek & English hits, all night long. Fusing all the best Modern Laika, Greek Club, Greek Classics and Zeimbekika alongside all the biggest English hits of the decade.
Doors open at 9pm and the party will continue through till 3am.
For a limited time only, advance tickets are just £10 per person. Standard tickets are £15 per person. You can purchase yours using the ticket link below, 0r over the phone 0208 349 6963.
For table reservations and food packages please contact Vassoula at London Greek Radio on: 0208 349 6963.
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: The End Of Summer Takeover tickets from Skiddle.
Article written by London Greek Radio