Upcoming Events





 UPCOMING EVENTS


 

The Greek Independence Ball 2014 - has been posboned for the 17th May

Saturday 22 March - Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, Park Lane, W1K 7TN The Greek Independence Ball 2014 organised by the Greek Orthodox Charity Organisation. Read more...

Orpheus

8 April - 17 May | 7:30pm (Sat matinees 2:30pm) - Battersea Arts Centre Lavender Hill, Battersea London, SW11 5TN  Read more...

Ithaka Revisited

Wednesday 23 April to Thursday 29 May - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre An exhibition of paintings by Jane Cochane, capturing the elements which make Ithaka an enchanted island. Read more...

Easter Celebration

Sunday 27 April, 12.30pm to 4.30pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre Easter Celebration with live Greek music, dance and food! Celebrate Easter the Greek way, crack red eggs with us and enjoy a delicious lunch of lamb kleftiko! Read more...

The Development of Greek Shipping Dynasties: Succession across Generations

Tuesday 29 April, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Great Hall, Hellenic Centre A workshop organised by UClan Cyprus the Enterprising British University on the Island, and www.allaboutshipping.co.uk, on the celebrated development and continuity of the legendary Greek Dynasties across generations. Dr Loukas Glyptis and Mr John Faraclas will review the ‘Development of Greek Shipping Dynasties: Past, Present, Future’; Read more...

Recital with Stathis Mavrommatis

Friday 9 May, 7.15pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre Recital with Stathis Mavrommatis, saxophone and Christina Panteli, piano. Read more...

Concert

Friday 9 May, 7.15pm - St John’s Smith Square, London SW1P Read more...

Modern Greek Printmaking: Selected Works from the Yannis Papaconstantinou Collection

Monday 12 May, 7pm - 12 Star Gallery, Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P An illustrated lecture by Dr Yannis Papaconstantinou and exhibition opening.  Read more...

Why Greece Matters Today

Tuesday 13 May, 6pm - Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R Read more...

Greeks in London

Thursday 15 May, 7pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre An illustrated lecture in Greek by Professor Emeritus Nicandros Bouras to introduce his book. Discussants will include Professor Richard Clogg, Dr Victoria Solomonidou, Dr Georgios Evangelopoulos, Dr Filippos Mavroskoufis and Dr Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas.  Read more...

Η Κύπρος σε Κρίση: Χρονικό και Νέα Πορεία

Thursday 15 May, 8pm - Britannia Centre, Britannia Road, London N12 A lecture in Greek by Sofronis Clerides, Assistant Professor University of Cyprus on the history of crisis in Cyprus.  Read more...

Sing Like Home: An evening with Music from Greece and the Mediterranean

Friday 16 May, 6.30pm to 9.30pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre Have you missed spending an evening with loved friends, beloved Greek music and good wine, singing along your favourite tunes? Ark4Art presents Demo_Deux, a duet on a musical quest. Read more...

The Re-Hellenization of Greek since 1750

Saturday 17 May, 4.30pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre The Hellenic Centre Annual Public Lecture of the Society for Modern Greek Studies with Peter Mackridge, Emeritus Professor of Modern Greek, Oxford University. Prof Mackridge’s research interests cover various areas in Greek language, literature and cultural history since AD 1100, but he specializes in the period since 1750.  Read more...

BBQ by Eteria Ellinon Epistimonon

Saturday 17 May, 7pm - Golders Green Church Hall, Golders Green Road, London NW11 BBQ organised by Eteria Ellinon Epistimonon with live music performed by PAKAW.  Read more...

The Greek Independence Ball 2014

Saturday 17 May - Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, Park Lane, London W1K The Greek Independence Ball 2014 organised by the Greek Orthodox Charity Organisation.  Read more...

Cypriot Folk Tradition – Κυπριακή Λαϊκή Παράδοση

Sunday 18 May, 6pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre An event organised by the Cyprus Educational Mission in the UK and curated by Mrs Maria Papalouca, Head of the Mission. Traditional songs, poems and dances performed by Children of the Cypriot Community; exhibition of traditional Cypriot artefacts.  Read more...

Slaves in their Chains

Wednesday 21 May, 6.30pm to 8pm - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre Konstantinos Theotokis’s most ambitious novel is to appear in English, published by Angel Classics.  Read more...

Power and Passion in Greek Theatre

Thursday 22 May, 6pm - Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R A lecture for the 25th Anniversary of the Centre for Hellenic Studies (CHS), by the renowned playwright and translator Frank McGuiness.  Read more...

Cultural evening in association with the british museum

Friday 23 May 2014, 7pm - The High Commission for the Republic of Cyprus, 13 St Jame's Square, London SW1Y 4LB Read more...

Crete on the Eve of Enosis

Tuesday 27 May, 6pm - Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E An illustrated lecture by Sir Michael Llewellyn Smith, KCVO CMG organised by the Anglo-Hellenic league and the Friends of the British School at Athens (FBSA).  Read more...

Socrates and Athens: Why We still Need to Care about Both Today

Thursday 29 May, 6pm - Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R A lecture for the 25th Anniversary of the Centre for Hellenic Studies (CHS), by Bettany Hughes, writer and broadcaster.  Read more...

mosaics of thessaloniki

Friday 30th May 2014 - One-day workshop at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London Read more...

Rebetiko music festival

London’s first Rebetiko festival with a difference! A festival encompassing music, talks, instrument exhibitions, poetry, education and outreach work. Read more...

Hellenism in Great Britain

Tuesday 3 June, 7pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre A lecture in English by the Ambassador of Greece, HE Mr Konstantinos Bikas. Read more...

The Parthenon in Poetry

Thursday 5 June, 7pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre An illustrated lecture in English by Dr Liana Giannakopoulou, University of Cambridge, exploring the responses of Greek and non-Greek poets to the Parthenon.  Read more...

A Lost Church of Byzantine Constantinople: The Perivleptos

Monday 9 June, 7pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre Read more...

Katie Lentakis Memorial Award 2014

Tuesday 10 June, 6pm - Council Room, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2 Katie Lentakis Memorial Award 2014 and launch of Vol15 in the Ashgate Series, Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies. Read more...

Unthinkable Histories: The Nation’s Vow and the Making of a Fantasy in Greece

Friday 13 June, 7pm - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre A lecture by Dr Dimitris Antoniou, LSE. In 1829 the participants of the 4th National Assembly voted to construct the Church of the Saviour to express gratitude for the liberation of Greece.  Read more...

Well-being Day

Saturday 14 June - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre An away-day at the Centre where you can try out various health-enhancing activities including Yoga and Laughter Yoga, enjoy therapeutic head massage and relax with a delicious and nutritious lunch. Hear talks on healthy living including Nutrition for the Brain, and on understanding mental challenges such as Depression and Dementia. Read more...

Marylebone Summer Fayre

Sunday 15 June, 11am-8pm Events include Greek Traditional Dances by Lykion ton Hellini-don.  Read more...

Visit to the Ashmolean Museum Exhibition “Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection”

Tuesday 17 June Tickets £40 (lunch not included). The fee covers transportation on the Oxford Tube (coach), entry to exhibition and special tour by Colin Harrison, curator of the exhibition and Senior Curator of European Art at the Ashmolean.  Read more...

The Runciman Award 2014

Thursday 19 June, 7pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre The Runciman Award 2014 organised by the Anglo-Hellenic League.  Read more...

Fury of the Gods

Friday 20 June, 7.15pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre Presentation of Loulla Christodoulou’s book by Mrs Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the European Commission.  Read more...

Piano Recital by Michalis Tagkas

Tuesday 24 June, 7.15pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre Michalis Tagkas performs Beethoven’s Sonata Opus 110 and Chopin’s Barcarolle op.60, Mazurka no.4 op.17, Ballade no.4 op.52. Read more...

From Cornaros to Kazantzakis: Language, Culture, Society and History in Crete

Monday 30 June & Tuesday 1 July, 9.30am to 6pm - Selwyn College, Cambridge A conference, organised by Cambridge and Oxford Universities, to honour Prof David Holton. Conference topics relate to Crete, its history, culture and society, to reflect the interests of Prof Holton.  Read more...

Andreas Kalvos & George Seferis: Two Greek Poets “Meet” in Louth, Lincolnshire

June 2014 (dates to be confirmed), Louth Museum, 4 Broadbank, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 Exhibition and commemorative celebration. Read more...

Events in Phocaea 1914 – Photographic Documents by Felix Sartiaux

Tuesday 1 July, 7.15pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre A presentation in Greek by art historian Haris Yiakoumis marking the 100 years from the persecution of Greeks from the coast of Asia Minor. Read more...

New Diary of Events
Apr-Aug 2014

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The Hellenic Centre showcases must-see events for anyone interested in Greek and Cypriot culture. Most events are free, and conducted in English. Whether you prefer an exhibition of photographs, a discussion on contemporary Cypriot fiction, or a day-trip to a museum, the Hellenic Centre has something for everyone.

 

Testimonial

"I would like to say ‘thank you’ for all the hard work and efforts you all put in to present these events for our pleasure and enjoyment.  Last night the short film and talk on ‘The Amorgos Conspiracy’ was so interesting.  The reception and refreshments which followed were excellent and were again proof of all the efforts made.  Efharisto para poli." 

-Barbara Vlahakis