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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From13 Nov 2018 Tuesday
To 29 Nov 2018 Thursday
exhibitions

Lesvos – Between Hope and Despair

An exhibition of photographs by Margarita Mavromichalis.

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
15 Nov 2018 Thursday
lectures

Climate- Change, Biodiversity and the Need for Action in Today’s Hellenic World

A talk in English by Anastasios P.Leventis CBE, OFR, Chairman of the A G Leventis Foundation, about climate change and Greece.

Free entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
15 Nov 2018 Thursday
performances

Sisyphus Distressing

A silenced story turned into a sonic venture, a fight between fictional characters and modern life: An iconic protagonist from Greek mythology, a classic antagonist from Grimn Brother’s tale, and Albert Camus’s philosophy values and social norms… vs endless repetition, meaninglessness, struggle & failure! With integrated BSL interpretation.
Produced and presented by Metapraxis Ensemble
Greece/UK
Language: English with BSL interpretation
Running time: 60 minutes

£10

The Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street London, NW8 8EH
16 Nov 2018 Friday
Discussion lectures

Hippocratic Oration 2018

“The President and the Committee of the Hellenic Medical Society UK have the pleasure of inviting you to the Hippocratic Oration 2018 that will take place immediately after the Paleo Oncology conference.

The 2018 Hippocratic Orator for 2018 is Professor Panayotis N. Soucacos MD, FACS and the title of his talk is: “Unraveling the Mysteries of Congenital Anomalies of the Upper & Lower Extremities, with Deviation from Normality, in Ancient Mythology to Modern Medicine.”

The Hellenic Centre
16 Nov 2018 Friday
lectures

An International Colloquium on Palaeo-Oncology The Antiquity of Cancer

Internationally recognised speakers will present palaeo-pathological evidence on cancer and will discuss the written testimony of the disease afflicting populations in societies and cultures of antiquity.

There will be no registration fee but prospective participants are invited to declare their intention to attend.

This meeting is generously supported by the A.G. Leventis Foundation

 

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
16 Nov 2018 Friday
performances

Inter- Europe (The London Leg) by The International Theatre Institute and Island Life Productions

Original work of Greek emerging artist Thomas Tsalapatis at the end of his ten-day London residency.

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Rehearsal Room 2
From16 Nov 2018 Friday
To 18 Nov 2018 Sunday

Reading Classical Greek: Continuing Beginners

A Beginners’ Greek course that will introduce you to the basic elements of Classical Greek grammar through reading passages adapted from ancient Greek authors using the JACT Reading Greek course (CUP, 2nd edition, 2007). Each weekend builds on the progress achieved in the previous one.

Course fee:£295
Accommodation fees:

Single room: £60 per night

Double/Twin room £50 per person, per night (2 people sharing)

Institute of Continuing Education University of Cambridge Cambridge CB23 8AQ UK
From16 Nov 2018 Friday
To 18 Nov 2018 Sunday

Reading Classical Greek: Intermediate

Intermediate Greek courses will present light-hearted yet academically rigorous adventures in ancient Greek literature for students wanting to explore the original Greek of major authors like Homer and Herodotus, Sophocles and Thucydides, Euripides and Plato. Some previous knowledge is necessary (e.g. rusty A Level, or degree).

Course fee: £295

Accommodation fee:

Single room: £60 per night

Double/Twin room £50 per person, per night (2 people sharing)

Institute of Continuing Education University of Cambridge Cambridge CB23 8AQ UK
From16 Nov 2018 Friday
To 18 Nov 2018 Sunday

Reading Classical Greek: Advanced

Advanced Greek courses will appeal to those with a confident grasp of the fundamentals of the ancient Greek language and who want to explore a wide range of Greek texts in their original form.

Course fee: £295

Accommodation Fees: Single room: £60 per night

Double/Twin room £50 per person, per night (2 people sharing)

Institute of Continuing Education University of Cambridge Cambridge CB23 8AQ UK
20 Nov 2018 Tuesday
lectures

The Late Prehistoric Polities of the Thermaic Gulf: Recent Archaelogical Research at Thessaloniki Toumba and the Anthemous Valley

An illustrated lecture by Professor Emeritus of Prehistoric Archaelogy Stelios Andreou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, a leader in Aegean archaelogy, presenting new finds from his excavation projects in Macedonia, Greece.

King's College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
21 Nov 2018 Wednesday
Discussion

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70

A talk by professor William Schabas regarding the relevance of the Declaration of Human Rights to issues like migration, equality rights and xenophobia.

The Hellenic Centre
24 Nov 2018 Saturday

The Oinoussian Ball 2018

The annual fund raising event from the Oinoussai Benevolent Fund.

Adults £175

Under 30’s £110. Ticket price includes dinner, wines and refreshments and entertainment.

The Nine Kings Suite, Royal Lancaster London Hotel
25 Nov 2018 Sunday
children

Christmas breads and holiday hearts … this is the way the holiday starts!

A workshop in Greek and an opportunity for children to explore Christmas Greek traditions.

Tickets for children and adults £15; adults admitted only if accompanying children.

The Hellenic Centre
25 Nov 2018 Sunday
exhibitions

17th – 19th Century Icons Exhibition

Exhibition taking place at the Andipa Gallery

Free entry

Andipa Gallery
25 Nov 2018 Sunday
music

Louis Demetrius Alvanis – Piano Classics

Louis Demetrius Alvanis returns to the Steiner House with a programme including Mozart, Betthoven, Brinch and Chopin.

Tickets from £12

Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, NW1 6XT
27 Nov 2018 Tuesday
lectures

Adoption, Memory, and Cold War Greece: Kid pro quo?

A lecture by Prof. Gonda Van Steen, new Koraes Professor at King’s College London.

Free entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
29 Nov 2018 Thursday
lectures

The Ninth Andreas A David Biennial Memorial Lecture

Further details at a later stage.

Further details at a later stage.

The Hellenic Centre
02 Dec 2018 Sunday
performances

Sincerely Yours

A performance in English, based on Franz Kafka’s Letter to his Father directed by Angeliki Petropetsioti.

£15 (on the door); booking essential

Andipa Gallery, 162 Walton Street, SW3 2JL
09 Dec 2018 Sunday
social

Lykion ton Hellinidon ”Champagne Christmas Afternoon Tea”

A celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Lykion ton Hellinidon.

 

The Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LF
14 Dec 2018 Friday
sales / fairs

Lykion ton Hellinidon ”Christmas Bazaar”

Traditional Greek sweets, embroideries, diaries, 2018 good luck charms and more.

To be confirmed

The Hellenic Centre
15 Dec 2018 Saturday
dance

Christmas Ball 2018 organised by the Macedonian Society for Great Britain

A festive dinner dance organised by the Macedonian Society for Great Britain.

5* Royal Garden Hotel, High Street Kensington, London
11 Jan 2019 Friday
music

HC Vasilopitta evening

A special Vasilopitta evening with Trio Lirico

To be released

£15, £12 Concessions and Hellenic Centre Members

The Hellenic Centre
From16 Jan 2019 Wednesday
To 24 Feb 2019 Sunday
exhibitions

#TextMe_PaperFashion

#TextMe_PaperFashion, is a pop-up exhibition from the Greek cultural organization ATOPOS Contemporary Visual Culture’s Paper Dress Collection. It has been especially created to mark UNESCO’S Athens 2018, World Book Capital, and the Hellenic Centre’s 25th Anniversary.

Free entry!

The Hellenic Centre
18 Jan 2019 Friday
29 Jan 2019 Tuesday
lectures

Future of History? A talk by Jose Teunissen

As part of #TextMe_PaperFashion,  Jose Teunissen, Professor, Dean, School of Design & Technology, London College of Fashion will give a talk about
”Paper Dress: Future of History?”

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
31 Jan 2019 Thursday
lectures

Archbishop event

Lecture organised by the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain.

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
06 Feb 2019 Wednesday
lectures

Cosmological Symbolism in 14th century Icons and the School of Constantinople

A lecture by Dr Richard Temple of the Temple Gallery.

The Hellenic Centre
10 Feb 2019 Sunday
Play

The Cloakroom Attendant

A play in Greek by Dimitra Barla 

The Hellenic Centre
12 Feb 2019 Tuesday
lectures

Lecture organised by the Anglo – Hellenic League

A lecture organised by the Anglo – Hellenic League

The Hellenic Centre
19 Feb 2019 Tuesday
lectures

Walking Billboards or Wearable History? Paper Dresses from the ATOPOS cvc Collection

A talk by Myrsini Pichou as part of #TextMe_PaperFashion

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
21 Feb 2019 Thursday
lectures

Lecture on Marina Adams and the Gardens she created

Helli Pangalou will give a lecture on Marina Adams and the Gardens she created.

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
22 Feb 2019 Friday
lectures

Illustrated lecture on Wagner

An illustrated lecture by Helena Matheopoulos

The Hellenic Centre
01 Mar 2019 Friday
lectures

136 Hermes Street- and the painter George Pol. Georghiou

An illustrated lecture in English by Rima Outram

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
11 Mar 2019 Monday
music

Kathara Deftera Celebration

Kathara Deftera Celebration

The Hellenic Centre
11 Mar 2019 Monday
music

Lunchtime concert of piano 4-hands music with ”Duo Dithyrambico”

A lunchtime piano concert with Angelina Pavlou & Christos Fountos

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
21 Mar 2019 Thursday
lectures

“Rethinking language education in the UK’s Greek Cypriot diaspora”

A talk by Petros Karatsareas on the language education in the UK’s Greek Cypriot diaspora.

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
From30 Mar 2019 Saturday
To 31 Mar 2019 Sunday
children

Children’s play and Activities

Children’s play and activities, details will be announced at a later stage.

The Hellenic Centre
01 Apr 2019 Monday
lectures

Lecture by Exeter University

A lecture by Exeter University

The Hellenic Centre
From05 Apr 2019 Friday
To 24 Apr 2019 Wednesday
exhibitions

Exclusive Exhibition ‘Women of Cyprus through the Centuries’

Details at a later stage

The Hellenic Centre
06 Apr 2019 Saturday

Oxford Philarmonic Concert

Details at a later stage

TBC

From28 May 2019 Tuesday
To 13 Jun 2019 Thursday
exhibitions

Exhibition of Kissonergis paintings from Leventis Gallery Cyprus

Details to be confirmed at a later stage