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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From16 Jan 2019 Wednesday
To 24 Feb 2019 Sunday
exhibitions

#TextMe_PaperFashion

Explore text and paper in fashion through a selection of disposable paper dresses from the 1960s including rare Japanese shifu underclothes from the Edo period, Richard Nixon’s 1968 electoral campaign dress, the after Andy Warhol ‘Souper Dress’ , paper garments by significant designers such as  Miyake, Tsumura, Galliano and many more in an exhibition that doesn’t only look good on paper!

 

Free entry!

The Hellenic Centre
From12 Feb 2019 Tuesday
To 11 Mar 2019 Monday
exhibitions Friends Room

MANI / Μάνη – Painting the Southern Peloponnese: In the Footsteps of Patrick Leigh Fermor

Mani’s strange beauty, the Greek landscapes of Craxton ad Ghika and Patrick Leigh Fermor’s evocative writing inspired Toby Wiggins to return to Mani and paint a series of landscapes.

Free Entry

The Hellenic Centre
From18 Feb 2019 Monday
To 23 Feb 2019 Saturday
performances

Phaedra I—

Phaedra I—, written and directed by Avra Sidiropoulou, is Athens-based Persona Theatre Company’s new international project, which brings together artists from Greece and the U.K.
The show opens at Tristan Bates Theatre in central London, playing for a limited run
(18th-23rd February 2019).

£12 and £10

Τristan Bates Theatre, 1A Tower St, Covent Garden, WC2H 9NP, London
21 Feb 2019 Thursday
lectures

Walking through the Landscapes of Marina Adams

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

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

Free entry; booking essential.

The Hellenic Centre
22 Feb 2019 Friday
lectures

Wagner and Greece

Organised by the Hellenic Centre 

An illustrated lecture by Helena Matheopoulos

Free entry; booking essential.

The Hellenic Centre
23 Feb 2019 Saturday

24th Anniversary Dinner Dance

24th Anniversary Dinner Dance organised by the Hellenic Engineers Society of Great Britain. 

Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, W1K 7 TN
24 Feb 2019 Sunday

Sustainable luxury: Fashion designers & other stories from Greece and the world

Sustainable fashion and organic products from Greece and beyond organised by the Ionian Society.

Free entry but early booking recommended

Andipa Gallery, 162 Walton Street, SW3 2JL
From28 Feb 2019 Thursday
To 03 Mar 2019 Sunday

Unmythable

One show.
Three actors.
All the Greek myths.

£15

Crescent, Crescent, The Vaults, Leake St Waterloo, SE1 7NN
01 Mar 2019 Friday
lectures

136 Hermes Street- and the painter George Pol. Georghiou

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

An illustrated lecture in English by Rima Outram

Free entry; booking essential.

The Hellenic Centre
06 Mar 2019 Wednesday

The Choregic Monument of Thrasyllos on the southern Slope of the Athenian Acropolis

A lecture by Konstantinos Boletis, Architect, Doctor of History and Archaeology, Ephorate of the Antiquities of the City of Athens.

The event is organised by Greek Archaeological Committee UK

The Hellenic Centre
06 Mar 2019 Wednesday
performances

Under the stars – Οι κάτω απ’τ’αστέρια

Prosopa Events and Alfa Idea are delighted to present the theatre play
“Under the stars – Οι κάτω απ’ τ’ αστέρια” for two shows in London, followed by one in Manchester and one in Amsterdam.

£17 – £30

The Tabernacle Theatre 34-35 Powis Square, London ,W11 2AY
10 Mar 2019 Sunday
lectures

An Evening with the poet Titos Patrikios | Greek Poetry

In honour of the renowned Greek poet Titos Patrikios, a retrospective of his much-celebrated career will take place on Sunday 10th March, complete with audiovisual material and the participation of esteemed guests, among which the poet himself.

For tickets and the complete programme please click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-the-poet-titos-patrikios-greek-poetry-tickets-54995983467?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

Organised by The Greek Library of London – Sponsored by the Hellenic Hub

£15, £10

The Hellenic Centre
11 Mar 2019 Monday
music

HC Kathara Deftera Celebration with Kourelou and London Greek Collective

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

Kathara Deftera Celebration with Kourelou and London Greek Collective

Tickets £20

concessions and HC Members £17, including music and a taster of traditional Greek vegetarian flavours.

The Hellenic Centre
11 Mar 2019 Monday
music

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

Organised by the Hellenic Centre 

A lunchtime piano concert with Angelina Pavlou & Christos Fountos

Free entry; booking essential.

The Hellenic Centre
14 Mar 2019 Thursday
book launch

Greece – Biography of A Modern Nation

Book presentation by Roderick Beaton.

Free entry; booking essential.

The Hellenic Centre
From14 Mar 2019 Thursday
To 03 Apr 2019 Wednesday
book launch exhibitions Friends Room

The Desert Behind

Playwright & poet Natalie Katsou and photographer Yiannis Katsaris join their artistic forces and invite us to The Desert Behind; a photographic journey and book launch of their poetry collection.

Book Launch and Private View – Meet the artists: 20 March 2019

 

Free Entry

The Hellenic Centre
15 Mar 2019 Friday
lectures

Brexit:What Next?

Organised by the Macedonian Society of Great Britain. 

A panel discussion in English with Denis MacShane, Former UK Europe Minister and author, Danae Kyriakopoulou, Chief Economist at OMFIF, Florence Mele, Director of Studies at the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP) and Vicky Pryce, economist and author as Chair.

 

Free entry; booking essential.

The Hellenic Centre
21 Mar 2019 Thursday
lectures

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

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

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

Free entry, booking essential as places are limited.

The Hellenic Centre
From23 Mar 2019 Saturday
To 24 Mar 2019 Sunday
other

Once and Future Europe

A performance at The Marchland Arms (a weekend festival of music and art from Europe) featuring Nikos Baroutsakis and Savina Yannatou.
It’s a new dance-theatre piece called Ionic taking inspiration from the poetry of C. P. Cavafy.

It forms part of a session with two other performances from Europe.

£20 , £15

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

Apple, Cinamon & Sugar

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

Children’s play by Fournos Theatre Group followed by a series of creative and fun activities.

 

The Hellenic Centre
01 Apr 2019 Monday
lectures

2019 Leventis Lecture Series: Lecture by Exeter University

The Leventis Lectures event 2019 will showcase the research currently being undertaken at the University of Exeter into the impact of Greek culture upon our modern world.

Free entry; booking required.

The Hellenic Centre
04 Apr 2019 Thursday
lectures

Symposium Announcement – Open Call for Presentations & Lecture at the High Commission of Cyprus

Open call for symposium inaugurated by a talk with Dr Jennifer M. Webb

High Commission of Cyprus, 13 St. James’s Square, SW1Y 4LB
06 Apr 2019 Saturday

Oxford Philarmonic Concert

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

Details at a later stage

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

TBC

From06 Apr 2019 Saturday
To 18 Apr 2019 Thursday
exhibitions

Exclusive Exhibition ‘Woman of Cyprus’

Exhibition by the collection of A.Nicolas, under the auspices of His Excellency The High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus Mr Euripides L Evriviades. The exhibition is supported by AG Leventis Foundation and the Hellenic Centre. 

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

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
13 Apr 2019 Saturday
screening

Cyprus Cinema Series – ROSEMARIE

Screening of the Cypriot film ROSEMARIE and Q&A with the director Adonis Florides, as part of the programme Cyprus Cinema Series.

Organised by Cyprus High Commission – Cultural Section

Free

The Hellenic Centre
08 May 2019 Wednesday
lectures

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

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.

Free entry but booking essential.

The Hellenic Centre
From28 May 2019 Tuesday
To 13 Jun 2019 Thursday
exhibitions

Exhibition of Kissonergis paintings from Leventis Gallery Cyprus

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

Details to be confirmed at a later stage

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