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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 24 October 2015
18 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER 2015 DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM Legend Project takes off Jamie De Smit’s fundraising has already sold 63 bags to help support the homeless GEORGE STOGIANNOU It's been two months since The Legend Project was launched and it is gathering strong support. The crowdfunded social enterprise encourages people to buy a Legend bag for $20, with the proceeds from each sale providing for a similar bag, filled with basic necessities, for a person living on the street. Founder of the project, footballer Jamie De Smit, says the response from the public has been great. "We've raised $1,400 from crowdfunding. Raised $1,280 from bag sales. Sixty-four bags sold, 11 given out. "The recipients have been really supportive,” he adds, “and surprised, because they often get a bit of money thrown at them - maybe some food. But we sit down with everyone we give a bag to, and have a chat for half an hour. See how they're going, what they've been up to. And then we hand the bag to them. A lot are really surprised and thankful. They go through the bag and say this is really useful stuff ... food water, hygiene products. "It's been a crazy couple of months! We have Greek comedy takes out accolade at BFI Awards Athina Rachel Tsangari was the name on the lips of cinephiles at Saturday night's British Film Institute's London Film Festival Awards. The Greek director was awarded the top prize for the film Chevalier, a deadpan Greek comedy exploring masculine prowess and anxiety. Set aboard a yacht, six men compete in a contest of machismo during which they take part in a series of challenges to take out the title of 'Chevalier' and be presented with a ring. The 49-year-old was praised by Pawel Pawlikowski, president of the festival jury and director of last year's winner Ida. "Chevalier is a study of male antagonism seen though the eyes of a brave and original filmmaker," said Mr Pawlikowski while presenting Tsangari with the festival's bronze Star of London. "With great formal rigour and irresistible wit, Tsangari has managed to make a film that is both a hilarious comedy and a deeply disturbing statement on the condition of western humanity." Also competing for the top prize were Cary Fukunaga's Beasts of No Nation and Office, by Hong Kong crime director Johnnie To. Source: The Guardian, Yahoo News been blown away by the response so far. We are now looking to approach clubs, academies and other sport businesses to buy bulk orders of bags for 2016!" The project is also looking to get sports celebrities on board. For more information, go to www.legendproject.org Athenian restaurant earns TripAdvisor Top 25 ranking Funky Gourmet rated 13th best eatery in Europe and 21st in the world They say that the most objective restaurant reviews come from patrons. If that is the case, then Funky Gourmet has definitely made the cut into the world's best, after being ranked 21st out of 25 best fine dining restaurants on a global scale by TripAdvisor users. The popular website recently Chevalier, starring Greek pop star Sakis Rouvas, took out the top prize at the BMI Awards in London. PHOTO: BMI. Seeking out creative writers A competition entitled 'The Day They Came Home' is seeking out creative minds to create a fictional narrative of the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles with Greece. The competition is asking writers to describe how they imagine the event would occur, touching on factors like Greek nationalism, diplomacy with the British, how the marbles would be returned, and how Hellenism would be affected. papers will be judged by an international panel. Further information can be found on the competition's website at www. thedaytheycamehome.net, or by visiting its Facebook or Twitter pages, www.facebook. com/TheDayTheyCameHome, www.twitter.com/TDTCHAus. Prize money is yet to Writers are encouraged to narrate the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece as an inevitability. To be held in 2016, 'The Day They Came Home' is free to enter, all works must be submitted in English - with a maximum word count of 2,500 - and be confirmed, with the team at the 'The Day They Came Home' seeking out crowdfunding to help administer the contest. released its annual list named ‘Traveller's Choice’, based on the comments and reviews submitted by millions of users. Spain's Martin Berasategui, which has received three Michelin stars since 2001, was in first place, followed by Canadian restaurant Europea and Maison Lameloise in France. Funky Gourmet also came 13th on the European list and was named No. 1 in Greece, competing with popular restaurants in Athens and the islands. Located in Kerameikos, an area north-west to the Acropolis, the restaurant is run by chefs Georgianna Chilliadaki and Nick Roussos and can accommodate up to 44 people. Since 2009, when it first opened its doors to the public, it has won numerous awards, including two Michelin stars. Featuring Greek contemporary cuisine at its best, the menu is described as being inspired by traditional flavours, served in an innovative and playful approach. "We re-think our tradition and strive to create an avant-garde cuisine, that evokes emotions and triggers memories, that is refined, provoking, amusing. A Funky Gourmet cuisine," claims the team on their website. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/FUNKY GOURMET RESTAURANT.
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