Upcoming Events





About Shadows - υπό σκιάν

Friday 22 April to Thursday 19 May - The Hellenic Centre. Photographs by Olympia Theofanopoulou Parikaki exploring how light and shadows, in conjunction with the human presence in a specific place, strike some of our innermost chords. Read more...

The Hellenic Centre Easter Celebration - Iró “Straight to the Heart”

Friday 6 May, 7pm - The Hellenic Centre. This year’s celebration features Iró who is coming to London for the first time bringing along her voice, a piano and many beloved melodies. Read more...

Songs of Thessaloniki

9 May 2016, 8 p.m - Kings Place in London. Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico are presenting their new project “Songs of Thessaloniki”. A colourful palette of songs from or about the Thessaloniki of a century ago, that fascinating and vibrant harbour city in Northern Greece, a multicultural hub at the time - songs in Turkish, Greek, Armenian, Serbia, Albanian, Bulgarian, etc. etc. It’s a MAGICAL concert full of colours, moods and stories - serene beauty, deep melancholy, open improvisation, witty, even funny elements - all presented with the typical and renowned playful, creative and so musical sound of Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico. See more / tickets: http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/music/savina-yannatou-songs-of-thessaloniki#.Vv9pCox9600   Read more...

Late Night

15 – 18 June - the Barbican, The Pit (Press Night Wed 15 June at 7.45pm). Everything is falling apart. Here, among the debris of a dilapidated ballroom, six performers endlessly dance the waltz, stopping only to share fragmented recollections of a lost love. What does it feel like to live through the end of an era? There’s music, singing, a drink, some tricks to pass the time, and always the same absurd sense of waiting. Devised by Blitz – a contemporary Greek collective who write, direct and act collaboratively, all the time playing with traditional theatre structures – Late Night has the otherworldly feel of a David Lynch film. Emotive and poetic, with a quiet stillness and an unsettling quality of confinement, the piece unfolds to a nostalgic soundtrack. It speaks of the past and the future, of hope and despair, of a Europe in ruins. https://www.liftfestival.com/events/late-night/ Read more...

1st Edition, Opening of RELAPSE : IDENTITY

Thursday 28 April, 6pm to 7pm - Peltz Gallery, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD. An exhibition on the concept of identity presented by RELAPSE collective (Vasiliki Antonopoulou, Nikolas Kasinos and Dimitrios Michailidis) and guest artist Penelope Koliopoullou. Read more...

Odysseus Elytis, Mediterranean Sensibility and Antiquity

Monday 9 May, 7pm to 8.30pm - The Hellenic Centre. Part of the lectures in English on Modern Greece and the Classical Tradition - An Introduction to Modern Greek Literature and Culture with Dr Polina Tambakaki (King’s College London). Read more...

Birmingham Modern Greek Translation Series

Friday 13 May, 7pm - The Hellenic Centre. An event, in English and Greek, to celebrate the twenty years of the Series marked by the launch of the book The Last Varlamis by Thanasis Valtinos, translated by Stathis Gauntlett. Read more...

Charity Operating Afternoon Concert

Sunday 15 May, 5.30pm - Andipa Gallery, 162 Walton Street, London SW3 2JL. Afternoon Concert with countertenor Calvin Wells accompanied by Kimon Pallikaropoulos. Read more...

Identity Development Among Ethnic Minority Lesbians and Gay Men

Thursday 19 May, 6pm to 7pm - Peltz Gallery, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD. A lecture by Prof Constantinos Phellas, Vice Rector, University of Nicosia to set the closing of the exhibition RELAPSE: IDENTITY. Read more...

The Right to Vote - Allow All Cypriot Refugees to Vote in a Cyprus Referendum

Tuesday 24 May, 7.30pm - The Hellenic Centre. A presentation in English and Greek. Read more...

Shonorities

Tuesday 31 May, 7.15pm - The Hellenic Centre. The ensemble Shonorities presents music for the Japanese koto (Makiko Goto) and shō (Naomi Sato), female voice (Shie Shoji) and violin (Aisha Orazbayeva). Read more...

Diary of Events
Apr-Aug 2016

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HELLENIC CENTRE NEWS 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