Upcoming Events





 UPCOMING EVENTS


 

Could you please rethink under-standing?

17 April-8 May, Monday to Friday, 10am-8pm - 12 Star Gallery (32 Smith Square London SW1P 3EU). Departing from an observation that the work produced by Cypriot visual artists often resonates in a very particular way, this show is set to explore what we begin to think as Cypriot sensibility. Read more...

Almeida Greeks Festival

Wednesday 29 April, 7pm - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre. Please join us at the Hellenic Centre to launch the Almeida Theatre’s Almeida Greeks Festival: three major new productions of Greek tragedy in our theatre from May to November. Read more...

Cyprus-Germany 800 Years of History and Culture and Painting of the Divine

Thursday 30 April, 7.15pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre. Cyprus – Germany 800 Years of History and Culture a bilingual scientific publication and Painting of the Divine a scientific publication will be presented by Dr. Dionysios Stathakopoulos, Lecturer of Byzantine Studies at King’s College London and the second will by Dr. Angeliki Lymberopoulou, Senior Lecturer in Arts History at the Open University Londonin the presence of the two main writers, Dr. Charalambos Chotzakoglou Byzantinologist, Hellenic Open University, Chairman of the Society of Cypriot Studies who is the main writer and researcher of both publications and Dr. Ioannis Eliades, Director of the Byzantine Museum and Art Galleries of the Archbishop Makarios III. Foundation, Vice-Chairman of the Society of Cypriot Studies, writer and trustee of both related exhibitions. Read more...

Thieves Academy: Learning how to Become a Thief and a Cheater in Ancient Sparta

Friday 1 May, 7.30pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre. An illustrated lecture in English by Dr Chrysanthi Gallou-Minopetrou, University of Nottingham. Read more...

Κύπρος: Ιστορία, Μνήμες, Φύση / Cyprus: History, Memories, Nature

Wednesday 6 May, 10am to 8pm - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre. An exhibition of paintings by the distinguished Cypriot artist, Antonis Zenios. Private view on Tuesday 5 May, 7.30pm. Read more...

“Exodus” - A Contemporary Fairy Tale for Adults

Friday 8 May, 7.15pm - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre. A discussion on the latest book by Greek writer George Hadjistergiou: Dr Dimitris Papanikolaou, University of Oxford, and Antonio Guerreiro, Portuguese intellectual, discuss with the author the harsh social, political and economic developments which unfold in Europe; Read more...

Elements of Fashion throughout Time and Cultures

Sunday 10 May, 10m to 6pm - Andipa Gallery, 162 Walton Street, London SW3 2JL. An exhibition organised by the Ionian Society and curated by Stamo Ambatielou. Read more...

The Grandeur that Was Paris and the Glory that Was London

Monday 11 May, 7pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre. A lecture by Dr Ian Jenkins, to complement two exhibitions at the British Museum: Defining Beauty, the Body in Ancient Greek Art and Bonaparte and the British. Read more...

Papanicolaou Prize

Friday 15 May, 7pm - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre Organised by the Hellenic Medical Society Free entry; booking essential at secretary@hellenicmedicalsocietyuk.org. There is a limited number of seats. Read more...

Iphigenia-In Memoriam

Sunday 17 May, 5pm - Andipa Gallery, 162 Walton Street, London SW3 2JL. A physical theatre performance of Jean René Lemoine’s play. Concept, design and performance by Dimitra Kreps. Read more...

Abducting a General - Planning, Execution and Sequelae

Tuesday 19 May, 7.15pm - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre. A book presentation with Chris and Peter White who have extensively researched and recorded over 60 locations used by Special Operations Executive there during the Second World War and have been instrumental in editing Abducting a General for publication. Read more...

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...

“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...

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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