Upcoming events

Our events are open to anyone interested in Greek and Cypriot culture. Most events are free and conducted in English.

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From27 Jan 2020 Monday
To 27 Feb 2020 Thursday
exhibitions Friends Room

One World and the Climate Change

A photo exhibition by multiple award winning photographer Marina Antoniou.

Meet the Artist: Thursday 6 February, 6.30pm-8.30pm.

Supported by the Hellenic Centre.

Free entry; for opening hours call 020 7487 5060 prior to your visit

The Hellenic Centre
25 Feb 2020 Tuesday
lecture

Breast Rules: Towards a Sociology of the Nursing Woman in Late Antiquity and Early Byzantium

A presentation by Dr Stavroula Constantinou and Dr Aspasia Skouroumouni Stavrinou from the University of Cyprus, on the latest research concerning the fascinating social history of breastfeeding in Late Antiquity and early Byzantium (1st c.-7th c. CE).

This research has been undertaken in the framework of a project with the acronym MotherBreast, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation.

Organised by the University of Cyprus (MotherBreast Project) and The Hellenic Centre.

Free entry – optional donation appreciated; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
26 Feb 2020 Wednesday
Discussion

3rd Isalos.net Maritime Conference: A discussion with the shipping community in London

The “Go Maritime: New Decade, New Perspectives” conference will take place with the cooperation of the Greek Shipping Cooperation Committee and the support of INTERCARGO and the Hellenic Engineers Society of Great Britain.

Organised by Isalos.net

Free entry, registration required

The Hellenic Centre
29 Feb 2020 Saturday
performances social

HESGB 25th Anniversary Dinner Dance

The Hellenic Engineers Society of Great Britain (HESGB) will be celebrating its historic 25th Anniversary with the highly anticipated Dinner Dance, the premier event of the London-Hellenic shipping calendar.

Tickets include reception drinks, dinner, Greek and International entertainment and dancing until 2 am.

For further information and bookings, visit https://www.facebook.com/HESGB/, or contact HESGB directly.

Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane London W1K 7TN
01 Mar 2020 Sunday
children social

Greek Carnival Celebration for Children

Join us for an afternoon filled with fun carnival activities. A family event where children will bake laganes – the traditional lent bread, and enjoy a fancy dress party dancing the traditional gaitanaki.

This event will be in Greek

Activities delivered by the Hellenic Hub.  Organised by the the Hellenic Centre.

Tickets for adults and children over three £12, family of four £40; adults admitted only if accompanying children.

The Hellenic Centre
02 Mar 2020 Monday
music social

HC Kathara Deftera Celebration with Kourelou and London Greek Collective

Greek Lent begins with a special event full of live traditional music from all over Greece, taramosalata, olives and flat bread baked specially for the day.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre.

Tickets £25, concessions and Hellenic Centre Members £22; price includes live music and a taster of homemade Greek vegetarian flavours.

The Hellenic Centre
06 Mar 2020 Friday
book launch lecture

The Pittas Collection

Volume 2: Early Italian and Renaissance Works.
Volume 3: The Mythological Paintings and Sculptures.

Dr Stefano G Casu, Prof Peter Humfrey and Dr Anthi Andronikou talk about the collection assembled over the past thirty years by Dr Andreas Pittas, one of the finest ever formed by a Greek Cypriot collector.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre.

Free entry – optional donation appreciated; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
09 Mar 2020 Monday
Discussion exhibitions Friends Room

Greek-Orthodox Religioscapes Exhibition

“Greek-Orthodox Religioscapes” by Dr Georgios E. Trantas, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, Aston University. A photographic exhibition part of the European Union Commission Horizon 2020 research project ‘GO Religioscapes’.

Free entry; Booking essential on 020 7563 9835 or at info@helleniccentre.org

The Hellenic Centre
13 Mar 2020 Friday
Discussion

Recent Discoveries and the New Archaeological Museum at Aigai

A presentation in English by archaeologist Dr Aggeliki Kottaridi and Prof Robin Lane Fox, University of Oxford.

Organised by the Macedonian Society of Great Britain.

Free entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
16 Mar 2020 Monday
Discussion

The Sun King and the Ottoman Empire: from Constantinople, via Athens, to Jerusalem

Using unpublished archives and drawings, Dr Philip Mansel will talk about Louis XIV and his alliance with the Ottoman Empire, despite the religious differences.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre.

Free entry – optional donation appreciated; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
24 Mar 2020 Tuesday
book launch Discussion literary

We Are Made of Earth

Writer Panos Karnezis reads from and discusses his new novel, with author and journalist Nadia Marks.

Organised by Myriad Editions and the Hellenic Centre.

Tickets £10; price includes a glass of wine and a copy of the book.

The Hellenic Centre
28 Mar 2020 Saturday
book launch lecture literary

Idolaters – Ειδωλολάτρες

A presentation in Greek of Natalie Katsou’s new poetry collection Ειδωλολάτρες – Idolaters by Kapa Publications/Κάπα Εκδοτική comprising of talks by Dr Liana Giannakopoulou, poet Charilaos Nikolaidis, a discussion with Natalie Katsou and writer Haris Psarras and readings by theatre director Anastasia Revi and actor Konstantinos Chatzikypraios.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre.

Free entry – optional donation appreciated; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
29 Mar 2020 Sunday
play

The Trial Of Socrates

The Trial of Socrates is a “suicide comedy” that depicts the events leading up to and including the trial and subsequent death of the famous Greek philosopher.

£5

Drayton Arms Theatre, 153 Old Brompton Road, London, SW5 0LJ
From07 Apr 2020 Tuesday
To 02 May 2020 Saturday
exhibitions

Christoforos Savva: An Approach to a Life of Art

An exhibition of the famous Cypriot artist Christoforos Savva curated by Marina Christodoulidou.

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
09 Apr 2020 Thursday
Discussion

A New Region is Born: Eastern Mediterranean in Search of Stability and Prosperity

A presentation by Professor Dimitris Kairidis a Member of Parliament (ND, Athens-North) and a Professor of International Relations at Panteion University of Athens in Greece.

More information to follow

Free entry, booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
26 May 2020 Tuesday
music performances

Billy Pod – Drums to Heal Society

The jazz composer, musician and drummer Billy Pod presents his debut album, Drums to Heal Society.

£7 early bird / £10 standard / £15 standard + signed vinyl

Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Square, London, N16 8AZ