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The Cypriot Community Centre presents a fundraising evening – A tribute to Elvis performed by George Elias – on Saturday 30th March 2019 at its premises at Earlham Grove, Wood Green, London N22 5HL.

Tickets £25 – includes a 3 course meal. Get yours now by calling 020 8881 2329 or email: cycc6363@gmail.com.

George Elias is a full-time professional ETA (Elvis Tribute Artist). His respect for Elvis and his vocal authenticity and repertoire are phenomenal.

Throughout his career, George has performed as the King of Rock n Roll across the globe, including Australia and America. In 2010, he embarked on a 21 day tour in Holland, Belgium and Germany.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see George perform Elvis’ songs with great passion!

And of course fundraising proceeds will go to the Cypriot Community Centre to help them continue their wonderful work, within the wider community.


Article written by London Greek Radio

Cypriot scientist Dr Antonis Antoniou has led a team of researchers who have developed a potentially “game-changing” test to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer.

The new study combines information on family history and hundreds of genetic markers with other factors, such as weight, to give the most comprehensive assessment possible, notes Cancer Research UK.

Some GPs and specialists are trialling the prediction tool as part of a plan to spot cancers earlier through tailored screening.

Women at high risk could be given preventative treatments or offered more checks, note the researchers.

A potentially ‘game-changing’ innovation for predicting a woman’s risk of breast cancer has been unveiled.

Scientists have analysed hundreds of genetic markers and lifestyle factors together to come with a method said to be the most comprehensive yet.

The research aims to help doctors identify patients at the highest risk and lowest risk of developing the disease.

Those who are considered to be more likely to develop breast cancer can then be given preventative treatments or offered more screening.

Breast cancer is the most common form of the disease in the UK, with nearly 55,000 women diagnosed every year.

Cancer Research UK says a large proportion of those cases occur in people who are at an increased risk.

Led by researchers at the University of Cambridge, the risk factor study has produced an online calculator for GPs to use in their surgeries that is currently undergoing testing.

Professor Antonis Antoniou from Limassol, lead author at the university’s Department of Public Health and Primary Care, said: “This is the first time that anyone has combined so many elements into one breast cancer prediction tool. It could be a game changer for breast cancer because now we can identify large numbers of women with different levels of risk – not just women who are at high risk.”

The system combines information on family history and genetics with other factors such as weight, age at menopause, alcohol consumption and use of hormone replacement therapy.

More than 300 genetic indicators for breast cancer are taken into account, making risk calculation much more precise than ever before.

Prof Antoniou said: “This should help doctors to tailor the care they provide depending on their patients’ level of risk. For example, some women may need additional appointments with their doctor to discuss screening or prevention options and others may just need advice on their lifestyle and diet.

“We hope this means more people can be diagnosed early and survive their disease for longer, but more research and trials are needed before we will fully understand how this could be used.”

This innovative testing is shining new hope on the disease. Over 2 million new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in the year 2018, according to the World Cancer Research Fund. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in both women and men worldwide.

Dr Antoniou is an accomplished scientist who studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science as well as the University of Cambridge before earning his PhD in Genetic Epidemiology at Cambridge in 2001.

He has taught in the field of cancer risk prediction since 2013. The main focus of his research involves the development and trial of statistical modelling techniques for addressing clinical questions and the development of risk prediction tools.

His latest breast cancer tool, made possible by the recent advances in genetics, will soon be used in clinical practice by doctors all over the world.


Article written by London Greek Radio

Singer Tamta, has officially recorded the Cypriot entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest at studios in Stockholm, Sweden.

She will sing ‘Replay‘, described as an up-tempo pop “banger”, at the 64th annual contest in Tel Aviv this May.

Georgian-Greek singer, Tamta Goduadze, 38, was announced as CyBC’s artist to represent Cyprus last December, officially instigating the Cypriot ‘well-drilled’, organised Eurovision machine quite early this year.

The song’s composer Alex Papaconstantinou AKA Alex P, was the man behind Eleni Foureira’s ‘Fuego’ – last year’s impressive runners-up position in the competition.

He has been assisted by Sweden-based songwriters Teddy Sky, Viktor Svensson, Kristoffer “Bonn” Fogelmark and Albin Nedler.

The songwriters have penned hits for some of the biggest-named artists in music such as One Direction, Mark Anthony, Demi Lovato, Avicii, MO, 5SOS, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Arash and more.

Tamta told Cypriot TV, (translated) “I’m going to (sic.Tel Aviv) without forecasting what position Cyprus will achieve. I hope that what we will present on stage will make you proud. I’d like to thank everybody for their support and hope that you stand by me on this wonderful Eurovision journey.”

Tamta revealed that she felt that the tune complimented her signature pop-style credentials and she was impressed with the creative team behind the track, which convinced her to fly the Cypriot flag in the competition.

She is soon to start filming the official music video to the Eurovision track this month.

The release date for the Cypriot tune is confirmed for March at the earliest, which enhances the fans’ excitement even more.

Cyprus competes in the Eurovision first Semi-Final on Tuesday 14th May at 8 pm GMT.

For all of your Eurovision news on Cyprus, make sure you regularly check back to lgr.co.uk and tune in to hear “Replay” on LGR in the coming weeks.

London Greek Radio wish Tamta and the Cypriot delegation the very best of luck in the competition.

Cyprus’ Eurovision Entry for 2019 Confirmed (click here for more Eurovision news) 

Replay’ team, from left to right, Alex Papaconstantinou, Viktor Svensson, Teddy Sky, Tamta, Kristoffer “Bonn” Fogelmark, Albin Nedler (picture)


Article written by Tony Neophytou

Christina Ellinas has wowed the judges with her performance to ‘Lullaby’ by Sigala ft Paloma Faith in her audition on The Voice UK.

The third instalment of the series last weekend saw Tom Jones heap praise for the singer.

Before auditioning, the 27-year-old former flight attendant told viewers she was “Greek Cypriot” and her beaming smile and bubbly personality clearly made a good impression on the studio audience.

Christina was born in Liverpool and lives in London. She has performed in several pubs in Camden, singing acoustic covers of big names in the industry, such as Whitney Housten, Rita Ora, Coldplay and Zayn Malik.

On last week’s show, she only required one judge to “turn around” in order to make it through to the next stage of the competition, but Will.i.am, Tom Jones and Olly Murs all turned around!

Olly Murs in his performance reaction to Christina said, “That was amazing. Fantastic audition. I love your voice, love the energy, I love looking around and seeing the place feel alive.”

Tom Jones commented: “I love what you did (with your voice) your in control of that song. I couldn’t find any fault with you at all.”

Christina chose Will.i.am as her coach, who she once met on a flight she was working on.

Will.i.am recollected “The year 2012 or 13…” when he met Christina at the airport lounge. That for sure is a pretty happy coincidence.

Christina was supported by her grandmother in the ‘holding area’ with hostess Emma Willis.

Grandma appeared delighted at seeing Christina’s progression to the next round.

Christina mentioned on the show that she enjoyed cooking Cypriot dishes with her grandma.

The singer plays the piano and has an Official Facebook and YouTube channel.

London Greek Radio wishes Christina the best of luck in the talent show.


Article written by London Greek Radio

Tamta Goduadze will represent Cyprus at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv in May.

The Cypriot broadcaster CyBC announced the female artist and song a few weeks ago, ending weeks of speculation.

Tamta will sing ‘Replay‘, a pop-dance, up-tempo number.  Her entry is penned by Greek-Swedish hitmaker Alex Papaconstantiou, aka ‘Alex P‘, the man behind Eleni Fouriera’s ‘Fuego’ – the impressive runners-up from last year, along with Sweden-based songwriters Teddy Skye, Viktor Svensson, Kristoffer “Bonn” Fogelmark and Albin Nedler.

Tamta, 38, was born and raised in Georgia, where she started singing at the age of five and moved to Greece at the age of 20.  After singing on a TV reality talent contest, she was signed by a major record label in Greece and has a back catalog of several hits.

The sure-fire Eurovision track is believed to be exactly moulded for Tamta’s signature pop-style credentials.

CyBC chiefs felt that Tamta was right for this year’s contest as she is perceived earnestly to have the “complete package” that comprises of a strong ‘live’ singer and entertaining act.

The Cypriot tune will be officially released in February or March, further maximising Eurovision fans excitement.

Cyprus also returns with Eurovision artistic stage director Sacha Jean-Baptise, the woman behind ‘Fuego’.  She will be tasked with elevating Tamta’s stage routine ensuring that it will translate into points on the scoreboard.

The Head of the Cypriot delegation, Evi Papamichael explained that a big named artist would be a necessary solution to answer the Eurovision’s competitiveness, amidst so many countries, which numbers 42 this year.  She said that Tamta was the broadcaster’s preference this year.

Tamta has had a long-time quest to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest and almost came close to achieving it on previous occasions.  In 2007 Tamta was pipped to the post by Cypriot singer Sarbel, in Greece’s Eurovision heat stages, with the ballad ‘With Love’.  In 2016, she missed the deadline for the Greek selection process by a few hours with the subsequently-released track ‘Unloved’.

Tamta felt it an incredible honour to be representing Cyprus, a nation which has always strongly supported her music endeavours and undertaking this bold task, was a way of her giving something back to her Cypriot fan-base.

Having released four studio albums (including a Best Of) and multiple hit singles, Tamta is frequently heard on the LGR airwaves.

For all of your Eurovision news on Cyprus, make sure you regularly check back to lgr.co.uk and tune in to hear “Replay” on LGR in the coming weeks.

London Greek Radio wish Tamta and the Cypriot delegation the very best of luck in the competition.


Article written by Tony Neophytou

British Cypriot Dr Costakis Evangelou (Head Coach) is awarded an MBE in the 2019 New Year Honours for services to young people in North London.

He has been the head coach at Edmonton Eagles Amateur Boxing Club for several years who were honoured with the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

The Club which runs boxing and mentoring sessions at its club base in Edmonton and in schools and youth organisations was one of only 187 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive this award.

And prior to that, Head Coach Costakis Evangelou was honoured with the Jack Petchey Foundation Leader Award for his work in coaching and mentoring the young in North London.

Costakis Christos Evangelou was born in Cyprus in Patriki Famagusta in 1958 Father’s name in Christos Evangelou from Phlamouthi Mother’s name Photou Evangelou from Patriki and Came to England London in 1960 to live in North London. He attended Primary Schools: Grafton School. Tufnell Park School. Secondary School was Archway School. He has four Children 3 sons 1 Daughter – Phodis, Andreas, Christopher and Marisa.

He has run 4 London Marathons raising over £30,000 for charity Qualifications include; Batchelor Of Divinity; Post Graduate Certificate of Education; and a Doctorate in Divinity. He has for over 30 years has dedicated his life to the selfless service of others. As a minister, community leader and humanitarian he works tirelessly and gives sacrificially for the benefit of others.

He is the President of Community Heart (London), a registered charity set up to help and support the local community, especially the young and vulnerable. As President, he oversees the running of several groundbreaking projects including, Edmonton Eagles Amateur Boxing Club, Running with the Vision – Youth Football, Youth Zone Youth Club and Sign Post, a project that feeds and helps support the homeless and vulnerable.

As the Head Coach and Honorary Secretary of Edmonton Eagles Amateur Boxing Club, he has worked tirelessly to help turn it into one of the leading sports and youth projects in North London as he oversees and runs all the different aspects of the Club’s work. Based in a part of Edmonton which is one of the most socially and financially impoverished areas in England the Club is turning around many young people’s lives with over 250 young people benefitting from the different sessions, many of which are free, it provides over 6 days a week. It runs boxing and mentoring programmes for schools, behavioural units and youth clubs and women who have suffered or witnessed domestic violence.

He has also set up a referral process with the youth offending team where their clients can attend as part of their positive activities.

As well as winning numerous awards, in 2015 the Club won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service recognising its work in helping young people leave behind negative and destructive lifestyles. His ecclesiastical work and humanitarian work is extensive; he has carried out a number of humanitarian missions to Africa.

In 2004 he travelled to an isolated community in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Negotiations with the Chief of the area resulted in the granting of a piece of land for the building of a medical clinic. The clinic was desperately needed by this community of 4000 people who had no other access to medical care.

To help raise much of the funds required for the building of the clinic Archbishop ran the London Marathon twice. As many as 500 people receive medical treatment at the Centre each month.

He continues to visit the Clinic to receive a personal update on the progress and work of the Centre and its subsequent impact it has made on the community as a whole and to continue to provide equipment and medical supplies. His membership and involvement with Churches Together in England (CTE), gives him the opportunity to work with the multi-cultural and denominationally diverse churches in England.

He has attended and lent his total support to the modern day slavery meeting in the House of Lords.


Article written by Dr Costas Evangelou & Parikiaki picture, source

Andria Zafirakou, 40, beat 30,000 teachers from around the world to win the annual Global Teacher prize

A pioneering teacher, who was dubbed ‘the best in the world’ after scooping a $1million teaching prize, has described receiving an MBE as “humbling and special”.

Andria Zafirakou, 40, serves as associate deputy head at Alperton Community School, in Brent, north west London.

Andria Zafirakou was born, in London. Her mother, Anna, is Cypriot and her father Greek who is well known in the community Father Georgios Zafirakou, the priest of the Greek Orthodox church of All Saints in Camden, London is Greek.

Mrs Zafirakou has done so much at Alperton Community College. The school is in Brent, an inner city area of London. It’s one of the UK’s most ethnically diverse – and disadvantaged – places.


Article written by London Greek Radio

Welcome to our guide to New Year’s Eve events in London. Are you thinking of a night out this New Year’s Eve, well the team at London Greek Radio rounds-up a few ideas

On Monday 31st December London Greek Radio are hosting our first NEW YEARS EVE at the Country Club Trent Park in Oakwood. 9 pm till 4 in the morning.

Join us for the party of the festive season, featuring DJ Magis on the decks and live musical entertainment by Cypriot Greek singer Mixalis Theodosiou.

Mixalis is expected to fire-up the atmosphere for what is said to be one of the biggest live Greek parties of the year.

DJ Magis 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.

Standard tickets are available for £25. For table packages please contact Vassoula at London Greek Radio on: 0208 349 6963.

Event tickets are available to purchase below. See the website link… Or to avoid paying the online booking fee, tickets can also be purchased over the phone by calling LGR on 0208 349 6963.

http://www.lgr.co.uk/lgr-presents-nye-at-the-country-club/

This event is strictly over-18s only.

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Vasilis Saleas at NYE Live Event AND 1st January 2019 Piccadilly Birmingham

Party London Anna presents a live and exclusive evening with the well-known songwriter/composer Vasilis Saleas and his team of fellow-musicians. Vasilis will duet with Titi Mousika on clarinet; Sarantis Saleas, Efi Panou and Aggeliki Polizou. At Crystal Hall, Gate W5, 1 Poppin Business Centre, South Way, Wembley, HA9 0HB; and on 1st January 2019 at Piccadilly Banqueting Suite, 372 Stratford Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham, B11 4AB.

An impressive menu with free drinks…

To book your place and for further info 07999 955 770 or 07366 428 130.

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Inside Out Eventz NYE 2018 at The Decorium

DJ Sooty with live performances by Elizabeth Chapman at The Decorium, 22 Western Road, Wood Green N22 6UH. 4 Course meal, fruit, tea/coffee & midnight vasilopita 8pm-2:30 am £80 adults/under 12’s £50 inclusive with food, or entry only £25 with seating 10pm-2:30 am. Ticket sales & info 020 3356 7777.

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The Greek Cypriot Women’s Organisation in Wightman Road NYE Party 

The long-established Cypriot association are proud to announce, their massive party welcoming 2019 in Greek style! Good food and live music from Laiko-fused band, Prosfiges. Entry £35. Starts 7:30 pm. To book your tickets or for more info call 0740 440 3597 or 0794 041 9569. At the Greek Cypriot Women’s Organisation, Denmark Road, N8 0DZ, corner of Wightman Road.

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George Gregoriou and Nikos Savvides NYE at The Cypriot Community Centre

The much-loved and well-known duo, George Gregoriou and Nikos Savvides will be performing at The Cypriot Community Centre, Earlham Grove, Wood Green, N22 5HJ, for info 0208 881 2329.

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NYE at Panorama Restaurant, Whetstone, featuring Valentino on bouzouki/singing

1174 High Road, N20 0LH, for info 020 8446 6444.

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NYE 2018 at The Penridge Suite

Chris Theoharous is the DJ on the night till late, with a dinner and dance set-up, organised by The Penridge Suite. 020 8362 0880.

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The Greek Cypriot Brotherhood NYE Event

The band of Nikos Siakolas will be in live performance, barbeque, and meze courtesy of Sotiris Kampanelas, till the early hours.

To reserve your place 020 8445 7070, or 07956 257 606.


Article written by London Greek Radio

Experienced London estate agent, Karl Knipe, with over 30 years’ experience in the industry, is hosting the LGR’s series, “The Property Show.” Karl, partner of Kings Group (15 branches across North London, East London, Hertfordshire, and Essex), discuss a variety of issues each month, ranging from house prices and Brexit, to stamp duty, and the buy-to-let market, as well as, wealth management. Karl is joined by experts of various sectors in the industry.

Our specialist guests in the eighth one-hour episode;

Russell Quirk – Emoov Group

Russell is Founder & CEO of the Emoov Group, an online real estate agency. Russell is a third-generation estate agent, working in the traditional sector for many years before selling the family business to pioneer the hybrid model with an emphasis on empowering technology, outstanding customer service and fairer fees. Russell is recognised as a property expert and market analyst within the media, regularly featuring on TV, radio and in the press to commentate on a wide variety of topics, analysing the latest market data and trends and reacting to breaking news events.

Kristjan Byfield – Base Property Specialists

Kristjan is Co-Founder and Company Director of award-winning estate agency, Base Property Specialists. Base was launched in May 2004 with the aim of providing one of the finest customer service standards in the property sector, and to innovate, to move the industry forward. Kristjan’s key responsibilities include: company IT infrastructure, business development & growth, investment sourcing for clients and the overseeing of the Interior Design department. Base Property operates from the heart of Shoreditch Triangle in Central London, EC2, offering services London-wide, with clients across the capital.

Veta Sitaropoulos – Athé Design

Veta Sitaropoulos is an Australian born Architect and Interior Designer based in Islington, North London.  She works mainly in residential design, for both private clients and property developers.  Her current projects include the interior design and renovations of several large houses in Maida Vale, Queens Park, West Hampstead and Borough, with new projects in Spain and Sicily on the horizon.  Recent projects for developers have included high-end show apartments in Manchester, Liverpool and Leicester.  Her skill set bridges both the architectural and interiors elements of a design project.

 

Wednesday 5th December 2018 at 7:00pm

DON’T MISS IT! CALL IN

 


Article written by London Greek Radio

CYPRUS drawn in Group I with Belgium, Russia, Scotland, Kazakhstan and San Marino.

Belgium are a very familiar foe for Cyprus, being in the same group for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers and the qualifiers for UEFA Euro 2016. Cyprus have never beaten Belgium in 11 meetings, 10 of which were losses. Cyprus have only played Russia 3 times, also never having beaten them.

The round-robin mini league begins on March 11-13, 2019 and concludes in November 2019.

To celebrate the tournament’s 60-year anniversary, Euro 2020 will take place in 12 different cities, stretching from Bilbao in Spain to Baku in Azerbaijan, with the final to be held at Wembley.

Realistically, Cyprus will fancy their chances to finish 3rd along with Scotland. If Cyprus are to have any hopes of finishing in the top two of the group, which leads to a ticket to the Euro final, they will need to win all four matches against Kazakhstan and San Marino and take full advantage of their home ground against the group’s other teams.

It is expected that all home matches will be held at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia. This will be Ran Ben Shimon’s first full qualifying campaign in charge. The manager from Israel took over for Christakis Christoforou in July 2017, midway through the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.


Article written by London Greek Radio