In honour of Mr. Constantine Bikas, the new Greek Ambassador, the humanitarian organisation Life Action Trust last Sunday hosted a whimsical concert at elegant Home House in central London. The evening amounted to a splendid welcome to his presence in the UK.
Lyric soprano Kassandra Dimopoulou, the tenor Philip Modinos and baritone Anastasios Michalis, accompanied by pianist Manos Kitsikopoulos, presented classical compositions from Verdi to Rachmaninoff followed by romantic masterpieces. Actress Debbie Mavropoulou introduced all four parts of the event!
Among the guests, the not-for-profit organisation had the opportunity to welcome members of the Greek shipping community, including Andreas Tsavliris and his wife Milena, Captain Diamantis and Despina Skinitis, Panagiotis Lemos, Mr. and Mrs Manos Tomazos, the Tsakiroglous, Irene M Monios and many others. Princess Anne de la Tour was there, as well as Rachel and Rene Azagury, who own the fashion label Rachel & Rene Couture, and Lord St John of Bletso with Sabine McTaggart, Luciana Redi, John Kyriakides and his wife Eleni from London Greek Radio. Dimitris and Pavlos Horn, Nikos Zompos whose Energy Project company Portman Management was also one of the event’s sponsors, Penelope, Maria and Olympia Frangou, Dr. and Mrs Ladas, Elina Anagnostopoulou, Miss Tabandeh, banker Helena Mavrogonatos and many others!
Upon arrival, guests had the opportunity to view the beautiful jewellery designs by Elle Amber. Her exquisite exhibition brought extra sparkle to the venue.
The overall aim was to raise funds to support talented artists so that they could look forward to a better future. The venue, Home House Private Members’Club, was developed from three Georgian town houses in Portman Square. It was designed by James Wyatt in 1773 and boasts Robert Adam interiors.
The committee of Life Action Trust is very grateful to all who believe in and value the team’s work. The endeavours of Chrsysanthi P Lemos and her team over the last ten years have really paid off and set a marvellous example for others to follow in supporting the arts, and in particular young artists.
“We wish Mr Bikas a pleasant stay here in London and all the very best with his professional duties “ – the Life Action Trust committee
Life Action Trust was founded in 1993. It was set up under private law and is based in the UK. The aim is to provide scholarships for gifted young artists, such as musicians, dancers, and actors from all over the world so that they can achieve their full potential; it also helps other charities with their fund raising. The trust has a clear policy of treating all individuals equally, regardless of their background, colour, religion or race.