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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From09 Jan 2020 Thursday
To 23 Jan 2020 Thursday
exhibitions Friends Room

A New Day Has Come

Afrodite Papadouli returns to the Hellenic Centre for her “A New Day Has Come” oil and mixed media paintings exhibition.
Meet the Artist: Saturday 18 January, 15:30-18:00.

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

The Hellenic Centre
25 Jan 2020 Saturday
literary music

Τραγουδώντας Σαραντάρη – Singing the Poetry of Sarantaris

An event in Greek dedicated to the poet Giorgos Sarantaris featuring his poetry set into music with pianist and composer Nikos Laliotis and soprano Angeliki Ralli.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

Free entry – optional donation appreciated; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
26 Jan 2020 Sunday
lecture

Εορτή των Ελληνικών και Χριστιανικών Γραμμάτων – Celebration of Greek and Christian Letters

An event on the work of the Three Hierarchs.

Organised by the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain. Supported by the Hellenic Centre

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
26 Jan 2020 Sunday
music

Piano Recital with Louis Demetrius Alvanis

London-born pianist Louis Demetrius Alvanis will perform: Mozart – Sonata in B flat, K333,  Beethoven – Sonata No 8 in C minor Op 13 ‘Pathetique’, Chopin – Two Polonaises Op 40 (A major, C minor), Chopin – Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58.

Further information and bookings at www.chopin-society.org.uk

Westminster Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Avenue, SW1P 1QW
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
From28 Jan 2020 Tuesday
To 30 Jan 2020 Thursday
screening

When Tomatoes Met Wagner

The Oscar nominated documentary When Tomatoes Met Wagner travels to London for two special screenings on January 28th and 30th at the Bertha Doc House.

In a tiny Greek village, hit hard by the economic crisis, When Tomatoes Met Wagner finds two cousins thinking creatively about their farmland.

Told with great warmth and humour, When Tomatoes Met Wagner is a study of reinvention, persistence and teamwork in the toughest of economic times.

£12.50 (£10 Concessions)

Bertha DocHouse, The Bertha DocHouse Screen Curzon Bloomsbury The Brunswick, London, WC1N 1AW
29 Jan 2020 Wednesday
music

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Ritual, lament and incantation lie at the heart of this varied concert, moving from the purity of Arvo Pärt to the rich weave of Rachmaninoff’s most epic, passionate and virtuosic concerto.

A concert that lays down roots in ritual and lament, before tearing off into one of the most energetic and quixotic piano concertos ever written. After the meditative stillness of Arvo Pärt’s sonic sculpture in memory of a dear colleague, we hear the fruits of the first Greek composer ever commissioned by the BBC SO: Dimitrios Skyllas’s Kyrie Eleison.

Tickets £12-£40

The Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
04 Feb 2020 Tuesday
dance performances

Reverie

A visual dance theatre performance portraying narratives of the human condition by choreographers Georgia Tegou and Michalis Theophanous whose work is influenced by architecture, sculpture and the visual arts.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England, Studio Wayne McGregor through the Freespace programme, Onassis Cultural Centre, SystemsLab  and University of Roehampton.

Organised by dance-as-design and the Hellenic Centre.

Tickets £12, Hellenic Centre Members and concessions £10

The Hellenic Centre
From04 Feb 2020 Tuesday
To 08 Feb 2020 Saturday
play

HOT (Helen Of Troy)

The show tackles beauty standards by retelling Helen of Troy’s story through the eyes of a 90s teenager. We wink at movies like Clueless and She’s All That, blending millennial coming-of-age mythology with Ancient Greek stories.

Use the code 1000SHIPS for a special discount on tickets: just £8

£10, under 18s £8

The Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street London, NW8 8EH
17 Feb 2020 Monday
Discussion

Unveiling the Law: Regulating the Dress of the Other

A panel discussion in English with Chryssoula Kapartziani – a lawyer with research interests in the Sociology of Law,  Spyros Koulocheris – Head of Legal Affairs at the Greek Council for Refugees and Myrsini Pichou – specialist in  the history of women’s dress, on the different regulatory approaches in Europe to women’s dress, in particular the veil in its different forms. A Q&A session will follow.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre.

Free entry – optional donation appreciated; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
18 Feb 2020 Tuesday
lecture

Generic Games: The Ending of Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe, Again

A lecture by Dr Calum Maciver.

Organised by the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies.

Free entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
19 Feb 2020 Wednesday
lecture

Where Oedipus Meets Agamemnon – Discovery of the City of Ancient Tenea

Dr Elena Korka, Director of the excavation project of Ancient Tenea and Honorary General Director of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports who has been systematically excavating the site of ancient Tenea since 2013 will talk about the elaborate domestic complexes discovered in 2018.

Organised by the Greek Archaeological Committee (UK)

Free entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
20 Feb 2020 Thursday
dance music social

Tsiknopempti

Celebration of the Greek Carnival with food, music and Greek dancing.

Organised by Lykion ton Hellinidon

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).

Dr Stavroula Constantinou and Dr Aspasia Skouroumouni Stavrinou from the University of Cyprus present their latest research concerning the social history of breastfreeding 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
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

A family event where children will bake laganes – the traditional lent bread, make carnival related arts and crafts, dance the traditional gaitanaki and enjoy a fancy dress party.

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 Humphrey 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 comprising of talks by Dr Liana Giannakopoulou, Cambridge University and 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