Alexis Penny Casdagli, on behalf of A T Casdagli (1906-1996), signed copies of Prouder Than Ever at the Imperial War Museum. It was an extraordinarily moving event as, in 1982, Major A T Casdagli lodged the typescript of his secret war diary with the Archives of the IWM and now, almost 35 years later, that diary is now a much praised book. Photograph courtesy of the IWM.
Alexis Penny had the privilege of giving a paper to the Greeks and Cypriots in the United Kingdom 1815-2015 Conference at the Hellenic Centre in London, organized by the Centre for Greek Diaspora Studies Conference. Her paper, These Slender Threads That Bind Us, explores the experiences of her grandfather, T E Casdagli, Greek Consul to Manchester, May 1915-December 1922 and A T Casdagli, her father, British Consul to Volos during the Greek Civil War, January 1947- November 1949.
The Tibetan Peace Garden London, beautiful autumn sunlight, and James Morton filming Marina Deligianni and Dimitris Gionis for
Capture On Crete
‘It was a pleasure meeting you all yesterday at the Tibetan Peace Garden. I'm very much impressed and moved by your inspiring project for your father's story, Alexis. I sincerely wish Capture On Crete will inspire millions of individuals for peace in the near future. I always firmly believe one person can make a difference in the world through his/her act of compassion and vision.’
Jamyang Dhondup, Manager, The Tibet Foundation
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Prouder Than Ever
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Prouder Than Ever To Be Greek, a talk by Alexis Penny Casdagli
‘It was an honour to have you present Prouder Than Ever at the Athens Centre. The work you are doing is very important in our understand of the tragedy of WW2 and the countless human stories that remain unwritten’ Yannis Zervos, Executive Director, The Athens Centre
The Fulham and Chelsea Branch of the Women’s Institute
An Embroiderer Of Some Skill, a talk given by Alexis Penny Casdagli
The British Red Cross blog on A T Casdagli was their most popular of the month. With well over 2000 readers, it now has 400 Likes through Facebook. Read it and add yours!
‘A fantastic piece!’ Philippe Sands QC, maker/protagonist of My Nazi Legacy
‘A wonderful blog post.’ Jennifer Simmons, Communications Manager, Harrow School‘Astonishing and moving.’ Rupert Muldoon, landscape gardener and artist
‘A truly absorbing and moving depiction of an extraordinary man.’
Jim Hawkins, Head Master, Harrow School
‘An unforgettable Harrow exhibition on a great Harrovian.’
Peter Hunter, Assistant Registrar, Harrow School
Andy Todd, Head of History and Politics, Harrow School
The Prouder Than Ever Event at the Hellenic Centre, London
'A wonderful evening! We are all delighted the 'Prouder Than Ever' Event went so well and was so well attended - almost 100 people there!'
Agatha Kalisperas, Director of the Hellenic Centre
St Sophia's Catheral
are delighted to announce the Book Launch of
A. T. Casdagli's
took place in the Crypt of St Sophia's Cathedral, London on 23 October 2014.
The evening was videoed by James Morton Projects and we'll soon be posting
the PROUDER THAN EVER Launch on YouTube.
The Evening Standard published an article about the Launch
Kindly donated by Hain Daniels, every copy of PROUDER THAN EVER
on the night came with a free packet of
For why this is wonderful, see page 191 of PROUDER THAN EVER and follow instructions!
Over 100 people came, enjoyed home-cooked Greek and English food, Barefoot wine and Bombardier beer. We were then entranced by music and songs from
Here are some responses to the Launch evening from guests attending:
‘Your wonderful book launch was a special evening and we were delighted to be with you.’ Sam Collett, property entrepreneur and writer
‘An amazing evening, beautiful and unique. I felt very privileged to have been invited.’ Dr. Tauni Lanier, Environmental Economist
‘Thanks for such a marvellous evening! It was lovely. Very moving. A completely successful tribute to Alexis' father.' Professor Clive Coen, Kings College London