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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From30 Apr 2019 Tuesday
To 16 May 2019 Thursday
exhibitions Friends Room

Intertwist

An exhibition by mixed media artist Kira Phoenix K’inan, inspired by visited locaions, sccientific exploraions and the mythologies of old.

 

Meet the Artist: Thursday 2 May, 18:30-20:30

Free Entry

The Hellenic Centre
07 May 2019 Tuesday
Discussion

In the Flow of Self-Knowledge, Tracing Roots of Psychopathology and Identity

A presentation in English by Rev Dr Grigorios- Chrysostomos Tympas, author of the book In the Flow of Self-Knowledge, Tracing Roots of Psychopathology and Identity. 

Supported by the Hellenic Psychiatric Association, UK. Organised by Eteria Ellinon Epistimonon.

Free entry, booking essential.

The Hellenic Centre
08 May 2019 Wednesday
lectures

POSTPONED! Aspects and Visions of Greece in European Travellers’ Imagery from the Renaissance onwards

Event Postponed for a Later Date in Autumn

Panel discussion organised by the Board of Directors of the Panayotis & Effie Michelis Foundation about its newly published book ‘Greece in European Travellers’ Imagery (15th – 19th centuries): Identities, alterities, metamorphoses’ by Dr Aphrodite Kouria.

Event Postponed – New Date TBC

The Hellenic Centre
09 May 2019 Thursday
lectures

Sinop Kale Excavations: Investigations of an Early Greek Settlement on the Turkish Black Sea Coast

A lecture by Dr Jane Rempel, University of Sheffield.

Organised by the Promotion of Hellenic Studies.

Free entry, booking essential.

The Hellenic Centre
10 May 2019 Friday
music

Ήρθες σαν την Άνοιξη / You’ve arrived like the Spring

This year’s HC Easter Celebration features members of the London based group Plastikes Karekles performing their own arrangements of a selection of popular Greek love songs ranging from the early 40s to our days: Greek tangos, waltzes, rebetika, folk and popular songs, original compositions or famous European songs translated into Greek

Tickets £12, Hellenic Centre Members and concessions £10

The Hellenic Centre
17 May 2019 Friday
lectures

Macedonia after the Prespes Agreement

A lecture in English to discuss the latest developments and challenges after the signing of the Prespes Agreement.

Organised by the Macedonian Society of Great Britain.

Free entry; booking essential.

The Hellenic Centre
19 May 2019 Sunday
Discussion

EMPOWERING INDIVIDUALS: Diversity and Inclusivity in the Age of Brexit

A panel discussion in English led by Dr Anastasios Maragiannis.

Organised by the Ionian Society.

Free entry, booking essential.

Andipa Gallery, 162 Walton Street, SW3 2JL
From21 May 2019 Tuesday
To 24 May 2019 Friday
exhibitions

Contemporary Iconography

An exhibition by Greek-Cypriot artist Elena Papadopoulou. Under the Auspices of His Excellency the High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Euripides L. Evriviades.

Meet the Artist: Tuesday 21 May, 7 pm.

Organised by the Cyprus High Commission – Cultural Section.

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
23 May 2019 Thursday
book launch

Book presentation ‘Forty-nine days in hell’

The author of the book Savvas Pavlides, based on his personal experience, describes the horrible events that took place in 1974 before and after the Turkish invasion in Cyprus.

The presentation will be in Greek. 

 

Free entry, booking essential.

The Hellenic Centre
23 May 2019 Thursday
lectures

Niki Marangou Lecture: Blowing up the Parthenon – Greek antiquity as a burden and as a rival on the modern Greek stage

The lecture will focus on relatively recent iconoclastic productions of Greek drama in Greece as acts of aggression against images of classical antiquity as a sacrosanct relic.

Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
02 Jun 2019 Sunday

A Dog called Friki – Ένας Σκύλος που τον Έλεγαν Friki

A play in Greek starring Maria Solomou and Dimitris Kouroubalis.

Bookings and further information: www.prosopaevents.com

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-dog-called-friki-solomou-kouroubalis-greek-theatre-2000-tickets-57650357772

The Tabernacle Theatre 34-35 Powis Square, London ,W11 2AY
From06 Jun 2019 Thursday
To 30 Jun 2019 Sunday
exhibitions

Exhibition of Kissonerghis paintings from Leventis Gallery Cyprus

Organised by A.G. Leventis Gallery Cyprus and the Hellenic Centre, supported by the A.G. Leventis Foundation. 

The exhibition will examine the relationship between Ioannis Kissonerghis and the landscape painting tradition created in Cyprus by traveller-artists, in particular British visitors or temporary residents of the island.

This event is part of the celebrations for the 25th Anniversary of the Hellenic Centre  

The Hellenic Centre
07 Jun 2019 Friday
lectures

Cutting Close to Home: The Post-war Adoptions of Greek Children through the Cinematic Lens

An illustrated lecture by Gonda van Steen, Koraes Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature, King’s College London.

Organised by the Society of Modern Greek Studies.

Free entry, booking essential.

The Hellenic Centre
07 Jun 2019 Friday

An Evening of Kantades and Live Greek Music

Event with good food and wine organised by the Ionian Society.

£30

Proceeds donated to a charitable cause.

Jacobs, 20 Gloucester Road, SW7 4RB
13 Jun 2019 Thursday
social

Runciman Award Ceremony 2019

The ceremony (in English) for the Runciman Awards 2019 will take place in the Great Hall of the Hellenic Centre, in the presence od the award- winner, runners- up and sponsor of the award.

Free entry, booking essential.

The Hellenic Centre
13 Jun 2019 Thursday

The Hellenic Centre Annual General Meeting

Hellenic Centre’s Annual General Meeting and wine reception for Hellenic Centre Members only.

The Hellenic Centre
16 Jun 2019 Sunday
music

Piano Recital with pianist Georgios Vardakis

Piano recital, including pieces from Scarlatti, Brahms and Skalkottas

Performer Georgios Vardakis

Free entry, booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
16 Jun 2019 Sunday

Marylebone Summer Fayre

Events include Greek Traditional Dances by Lykion ton Hellinidon. You can also visit the Hellenic Centre stall on Paddington Street.

23 Jun 2019 Sunday
children

Karaghiozis and the Riddles of the Vizier’s Daughter – Ο Καραγκιόζης και τα Αινίγματα της Βεζυροπούλας

Shadow theatre puppet in Greek by Thodoris Kostidakis – an experienced shadow puppeteer, drama therapist and member of the Greek Association of Shadow Theatre.

£15 for adults and children over 3; adults admitted only if accompanying children.

£54 for family of four

The Hellenic Centre
03 Jul 2019 Wednesday

Portrait of an Author

A presentation of the work and life of Greek Cypriot author Nicole Anna Maniati by Dr Kiki Sonidou.

Free entry, booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
08 Jul 2019 Monday
music

Myth as a source of Musical Inspiration, a Contemporart Perspective with Dimitrios Rontsis

An evening with music by Iannis Xenakis, Manos Hadjidakis and Dimitrios Rontsis inspired by Greek Mythology.

Free entry, booking essential.

The Hellenic Centre