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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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
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

Ye Olde Mitre Ely Place London EC1N 6SJ
From30 Mar 2019 Saturday
To 31 Mar 2019 Sunday
children

Apple, Cinnamon & Sugar

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

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

 

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
02 Apr 2019 Tuesday
Discussion

Sofka Zinovieff: ‘Three Anglo-Greek families: three books’

Acclaimed writer Sofka Zinovieff will speak about Anglo -Greek lives of the families described in three of her books.

Free entry, booking essential.

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
music

Oxford Philharmonic Concert for Hellenic Centre’s 25th Anniversary

Organised by the Hellenic Centre & sponsored by the A.G. Leventis Foundation

The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra in Residence at the University of Oxford, is delighted to present this concert celebrating the Hellenic Centre’s 25th anniversary.

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

Free entry; booking essential.

The Hellenic Centre
From06 Apr 2019 Saturday
To 18 Apr 2019 Thursday
exhibitions

Woman of Cyprus

Exhibition from the collection of A.Nicolas, under the auspices of Mr Euripides L Evriviades, His Excellency The High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus.

The exhibition is supported by AG Leventis Foundation and organised by the Hellenic Centre. 

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

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
07 Apr 2019 Sunday
music

Cavalleria Rusticana

An Opera event organised by the Ionian Society, for further information, get in contact with the organisers.

£15

Andipa Gallery, 162 Walton Street, SW3 2JL
12 Apr 2019 Friday
book launch

The Woman of Cyprus – The Journey of a Century

Book presentation The Woman of Cyprus – The Journey of a Century by Androulla Vassiliou, former First Lady and EU Commissioner.

The event is organised by The Hellenic Centre and the Cypriot Estia of London

The presentation will be in Greek and English.

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

Supported by the A.G. Leventis Foundation.

Free entry, booking essential.

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
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

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
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.

Entry by ticket

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
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.

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