Upcoming Events





 UPCOMING EVENTS


 

Greek Dress in a Roman Context

Wednesday 20 May, 7.15pm - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre. Dr Ursula Rothe compares the fundamentally different qualities and cultural meanings of Greek and Roman dress and looks at the ways in which Greek dress evolved in the Roman world. She also discusses the specific symbolism attached to Greek dress in Rome and Italy, the way it affected dress behaviour in the western empire and how it served as a kind of sartorial lingua franca throughout the Roman period. Read more...

Cancelled - “Amphipolis” The Excavations of the Casta Tomb

Friday 22 May, 7 pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre. An illustrated lecture in English by Katerina Peristeri, head Archaeologist of prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of Serres, Macedonia, Greece. Free entry; booking essential by 14 May on 07904 086677 or at sec@macedonia.org.uk. Read more...

THE JOURNEY

Monday 25 May, 5:45pm - ArtHouse Crouch End (159A Tottenham Lane, London, UK N8 9BT). Three men searching for answers, in a country trying to find its own. Read more...

Passage Into History

Tuesday 26 May, 7.15pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre. A documentary, in English with Greek subtitles, on the history of excavations at Nemea, the modern revival of the Nemean Games and the efforts of archaeologist Stephen G. Miller, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, to expand our knowledge of ancient Greece. Produced by IMAGINA S.A. Read more...

Byzantium as a Referent in Early-20th Century Architecture: The University of Ionia, Saint Demetrius and Aristotelous Street

Friday 29 May, 7.15pm - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre Dr Kalliopi Amygdalou, discusses in English, through selected examples, the plurality of ideological flows and symbolisms that these buildings acquired in their respective contexts in a period of competition between national, religious and imperial identities in the region. Read more...

Prouder Than Ever: my War, my Diary, my Embroideries

Monday 1 June, 7.15pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre. A presentation of the secret Prisoner of War diary, kept by Major Casdagli, in spite of dangers of reprisal, from the moment of his capture on 1 June 1941 in Sphakia, Crete, when the Battle of Crete was lost, through his incarceration in various German Prisoner of War camps. Read more...

‘Hear Me’, Hermes

Tuesday 2 June to Thursday 25 June - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre. An exhibition by Stephanie Psarros presenting the glory of Greece in ancient and modern times. Read more...

Love’s Labour Lost or a Tale of Modern Greek Literature in English Translation

Saturday 6 June, 4.30pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre. A lecture by David Connolly, Emeritus Professor of Translation Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Read more...

The Mytho-Poetic Body

Sunday 7 June, 7pm - Andipa Gallery, 162 Walton Street, London SW3 2JL. Physical theatre and acting workshops with Tania Batzoglou and Vanio Papadelli. Read more...

Petros Markaris in discussion with David Connolly

Monday 8 June, 7.15pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre. Petros Markaris has written several plays, cooperated with Theo Angelopoulos on a number of film scripts and has translated into Greek Goethe and Brecht. He became known to a much wider audience with his series of crime novels and is considered one of the most successful living Greek authors. Read more...

Markos Vamvakaris - The Patriarch Of Rebetiko

Thursday 11 June 7.30pm - Barbican Centre. A multi-media tribute to ‘The Patriarch of Rebetiko’, Markos Vamvakaris, featuring Stelios Vamvakaris - the son of Markos - as well as a stellar line-up of top Greek musicians. Read more...

The Greek Legends: a Comedy Remake - Myths

Friday 12 June and Saturday 13 June, 7.30pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre. Join the Fates for an evening of hilarity in the underworld as Hammer and Tongs Theatre bring the legends of Ancient Greece to the Hellenic Centre. Read more...

Visit to Ely Cathedral

Tuesday 16 June Tickets £40 to include return rail fare, entry and guided tour to the Cathedral and visit to the stained glass museum. Lunch at the Almonry not included in the price. Optional visit to Oliver Cromwell House at extra cost (£5) in the afternoon. Departure from Kings Cross Station. Read more...

Katie Lentakis Award Ceremony

Tuesday 16 June, 6pm - Council Room, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2. Organised by the Anglo-Hellenic League. Read more...

The Runciman Award 2015

Thursday 18 June, 7pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre. Organised by the Anglo-Hellenic League. Read more...

Lecture by Professor Dame Averil Cameron

Monday 22 June, 7pm - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre. Lecture by Professor Dame Averil Cameron, DBE, University of Oxford. Read more...

Marylebone Summer Fayre

Sunday 28 June, 11am-8pm. Events include Greek Traditional Dances by Lykion ton Hellinidon.  Read more...

Kantades Dinner & Dance Evening

Wednesday 1 July, 7.30pm - Jacobs, 20 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4RB. Ticket £30 to include three course menu, live music and dance. Read more...

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Apr-Aug 2015


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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