MAIN OFFICE - 29 Littlejohn Ave, Melksham, Wilts, SN12 7AW, UK Tel +44 (0)1225 709907 (Occasionally Lesvos) Website by: Sylvia Cook
How it began ...
When a local Melksham pub was taken over by a Greek Cypriot chef we were obviously interested. We got chatting with manager Tony, helped out with posters of Greece and were invited to get a crowd of grecophiles together for their opening night Meze on 29th September 2006.
A good time was had by all - some 34 grecophiles first time (Greek-o-File subscribers from Melksham and surrounding area plus pupils from nearby Greek language classes) ..... and so the Melksham Area Grecophiles Social Club was born. Our aim is simply to get together with fellow grecophiles, to chat about Greece and all things Greek over a drink or two, with Greek fare and Greek music.
We had five more mezes at The Bear, but when chef Tony left we came up with this new format for a small core of regulars and ‘occasionals’ - usually about 8 to 14 attendees.
Looking for social groups in your area? Try Standbrook-guides who include our group in the local small town guides, or why not start your own local grecophiles’ social club.
West Wiltshire Grecophiles’ Social Club
Format for Meetings since March 2007
Usually at member homes
(hosted to date in Melksham, Westbrook, Winsley, Rowde, Bath, NE Bristol)
Usually Friday evenings 7.45 - 10pm’ish, occasional Saturday afternoons in summer,
8 - 9 meetings per year
All bring a plate of Greek-style food to share
Cost guideline £2 - £2.50 per person (home cooked or shop bought)
eg dips, pies, veg or meat keftedes, moussaka, pastitsio, salads, vegetable dishes, feta, olives, etc
plus own drinks. It’s an easy, cheap & fair formula and it works!
Activities: chat, eat & drink over Greek music,
Sometimes watch Greek tourist or music DVDs, share holiday photos, etc.
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