24th June 2017 – Performance and Workshop, Epping. Private Event.
2nd July 2017 – Performance and Workshop – Greek Festival at Milton Keynes
Address: Greek Orthodox Community, 19 London Road, MK11 1JA
9th July 2017 – Performance and Workshop – Friends of Bury Lodge Park Summer Fete, a charitable event.
Address: Bury Lodge Park, Bury Street West, London N9 9LA.
The Cork Choral and Folk Festival (1986); the South Bank Festival of Traditional Arts (1987); the Arundel Festival (1989); Glasgow – Cultural Capital of Europe Greek Gala (1990); the Festival of Dance 91 at the Royal Festival Hall; Pontardawe International Folk Festival in Wales (1992). The Group has also represented Greece at the Folk Dance Competition in the Llangollen International Eisteddfod (1994), placed 5th out of 25, and in the International Festival of Cantonigros /Spain (1996) where it won a prize in the Folk Dance Section. In 1997, Lyra Greek Dancers represented the Greeks of Great Britain in the International Festival of the Greek Diaspora, in Herodes Atticus Theatre in Athens, Greece. The group has also participated in the 44th Sidmouth International Festival (1998); the Ballina Festival in Ireland (1998, 2000); and the 36th Europeade in Bayreuth, Germany (1999). In April 2000, the group performed at Alexandria and at the Cairo Opera House in Egypt. In March 2003, a performance was held in the Royal Palm Hotel, Dar EsSalaam, Tanzania. The Kadikoy Annual Folkdance Festival in Istanbul, Turkey was attended in June 2001, 2003 & 2007.
Past performances – 2017
27th May – Performance and Workshop at Goodenoug College, London
Message from the organiser: “Many thanks for coming to Goodenough. Everybody loved both your performance and the workshop. Thank you very much!”
17th March – Private birthday party, London
8th April – Private workshop – Wedding reception, London.
Message from the organiser: “What can we possible say? People will remember our wedding and notably your part of it forever. It was the cherry on the icing upon the cake. So so wonderful. Thank you, thank you for bringing extra magic to a wonderful day. Please pass on thanks to the whole team who came along on Saturday from us. Love Mark and Kyriakos x”
17th September – Private birthday party, Sutton Valence, Kent
Message from the organiser: “Please accept my sincere gratitude and pass on my thanks and best wishes (and those of all the party-goers) to Lyra for everything you contributed to Kathy’s birthday celebrations.Everyone was full of praise for your leadership, sense of fun and the enjoyment that ensued and several thought that you all felt like old friends. Roy”
16th July – Firs Farm Wetlands Summer Festival, Winchmore Hill, London
2nd July – Greek night, organised by Hadlow Village, Kent
18th June – Private function, London
4th May – Interview on Living the Life show by Islam TV channel
16th April – Private function, London
19th March – Goodenough College, Greek Night, London
12th November – Private Workshop, School of All Relations, Camden Town, London
26th September – Private Function, Leigh-on-Sea
Message from the organiser: Dear Lyra Greek Dancers!! Just a quick note to say thank you so much for making our wedding day a true day to remember! The Greek dancing was absolutely fantastic!! And so memorable!! We and all of the guests, Greek and English, had an absolutely fantastic time dancing with you, especially Bill the Groom! I don’t think we could have got any more people on to the dance floor!!! Everyone really enjoyed it and you made my yiayia so happy too! I have never seen her smile so much!!!! It was absolutely brilliant! I will be sure to send you some of the professional photos when they come! Thank you!! Mr and Mrs Scott
21st September – Private Function, MTV’s Geordie Shore Show, Soho London
12th August – Private Function, Greek day @BlackRock, City of London
25th July – Radiomarathon Sumner Fete, Radiomarathon Center Supporting children and adults with learning disabilities, Enfield
24th May – 34th International folkdance Festival, Mac Lennan Scottish Group, Kent
7th March – Goodenough College, Greek Night, London
13th February – Central & NW London NHS Foundation Trust – Mental Health Care Unit, Greek Cultural Day, London
8th February – Family Concert, Morley College, London
August-Open Air Screening (Mamma Mia), Twickenham
May-Private function, London
April-Private function, London
Feb-Morley College, London