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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16 Sep 2019 Monday
Discussion

Contemporary Security Frameworks and the Peace Talks in Cyprus

Seminar on Cyprus: The event will feature brief presentations by Professor Yuji Uesugi, Dr Emel Akcali and Dr Neophytos Loizides followed by discussion with the audience.

Organised by Cypriot Estia

Free entry, RSVP

The Hellenic Centre
20 Sep 2019 Friday
book launch social

Memories of the English School

“Memories of the English School. An Alumni Reunion” Speakers: Professor Kypros Nicolaides and Mr Harry Sophoclides

Book Presentation of “The English School, Nicosia Cyprus: A historical account 1900 to 1960” by Kyriacos Demetriades

The English School in Nicosia has played, since its foundation in 1900, an important role in the education of young Cypriots and the enduring cultural bonds between Cyprus and the UK. In the event, eminent alumni will reminisce about their days at the School and how it helped them fulfil their aspirations.

Free entry, booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
27 Sep 2019 Friday
lecture

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

A 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, RSVP essential

The Hellenic Centre
28 Sep 2019 Saturday
play

Play ‘Americana’

A play in English set in northern Greece in 1948, focusing on two peasant women: ‘Americana’ and her elder daughter, ‘Katerina’

Booking essential; £15, Members: £12

The Hellenic Centre
29 Sep 2019 Sunday
screening

PAUSE – Cyprus Cinema Series

Screening of the film “Pause” by Cypriot director Tonia Mishiali, as part of the programme Cyprus Cinema Series, organised by the Cyprus High Commission – Cultural Section.

Further information & bookings

info@culturalchc.co.uk

 

The Hellenic Centre
04 Oct 2019 Friday
lecture

Myths and psychotherapy

‘Psychological Therapy as a heroic journey into the labyrinth. The myth of Theseus and Ariadne’

The aim of the lecture is to explore the mythological imprint of the psychological processes that we all are in touch with and how mythological themes can be supplementary to the clinical practise of psychotherapy.

£5 entry

The Hellenic Centre
08 Oct 2019 Tuesday
Discussion

Stratis Myrivilis Presentation

A presentation on the anniversary of 50 years after the death of the Great Greek writer Stratis Myrivilis presented by his granddaughter Mrs Christina Angelopoulou.

Free entry; RSVP

The Hellenic Centre
10 Oct 2019 Thursday
lecture

Conference: Results of research on the Greek Diaspora

Dr Othon Anastasakis and his team from St Anthony’s College, Oxford will have a conference on the results of their research on the Greek Diaspora.

The Hellenic Centre
13 Oct 2019 Sunday
dance music performances

A festive journey around Greece – Ταξιδεύοντας στα πανηγύρια της Ελλάδας

An exuberant celebration of Greek Folk Dancing marking  the 40th anniversary of the Lykion Ton Hellinidon London, the 25th anniversary of the Hellenic Centre and the indomitable Greek spirit.

Organised by: Lykion Ton Hellinidon and the Hellenic Centre

£25,  Booking on Eventbrite

 

No allocated seating

The Hellenic Centre
15 Oct 2019 Tuesday
Discussion Presentation

Dimitrios Skyllas: The first Greek composer of the BBC Symphony Orchestra in history: from Epidaurus to the Barbican

Dimitrios Skyllas will be joined by Paul Hughes, director of the BBC Orchestra, to discuss about the composer’s diverse influences from religion to cinema, and to screen videos of his music from the tragedy ‘Electra’ at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus. The concert is at the Barbican 29 January 2020. Moderated by Dimitrios Kraniotis, Co-founder of Ark4Art.

Free entry, RSVP

The Hellenic Centre
17 Oct 2019 Thursday
screening

Screening: “Life Will Smile”

“Life Will Smile” is a 40-minute feature documentary based on the incredible true story of an entire Jewish community surviving WWII, thanks to the brave actions of the people of Zakynthos.

Film followed with Q&A with director Drey Kleanthous and producer Steven Priovolos.

Free entry, booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
18 Oct 2019 Friday
lecture

Alexander the Great Coinage

A panel discussion “Alexander the Great coinage: A bridge between different cultures and different periods. Presentation of global culture heritage in a transnational environment”

Organised by the Macedonian Society

Free entry, RSVP

The Hellenic Centre
21 Oct 2019 Monday
lecture

Wallpaintings of Cyprus During the Reign of the Lusignans

Presentation by Dr Sophocles Sophocleous – Professor of Art History and Archaeology, President of the Centre of Natural and Cultural Heritage on the Wallpaintings of Cyprus During the Reign of the Lusignans (1192 – 1489) using examples from the UNESCO World’s Cultural Heritage churches.

The most eminent historic monuments in Cyprus are the painted churches of Troodos mountain range classified in UNESCO World’s Cultural Heritage. The aim of the lecture is to present some of these churches and their murals spanning from the 11th to the 19th century, with references to the icon painting, to the portraits of the donors and their commemorative inscriptions.

Free Entry/ RSVP

The Hellenic Centre
26 Oct 2019 Saturday
music

In the Light of Music

A piano recital by Dr Nicolas Costantinou featuring masterpieces by some of the leading composers of the past, as well as the contemporary Cypriot composer, Constantinos Stylianou.

Organised by the Cyprus High Commission – Cultural Section

Further information & bookings: info@culturalchc.co.uk

 

The Hellenic Centre
27 Oct 2019 Sunday
exhibitions

Echoes of the past: Turkish, Venetian, and Greek

A pop-up exhibition showing how five centuries of Venetian presence in the Eastern Mediterranean and Greek-Turkish cohabitation in present-day Turkey and Cyprus have left their mark on language and popular culture.

Organised by University of Oxford Phonetics Laboratory

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
28 Oct 2019 Monday
Discussion Presentation

Nearchos Clerides Presentation

Presentation in Greek on Nearchos Clerides a prominent figure in the education, literature and education of Cyprus during the beginning of the 20th Century.

Organised by the Nearchos Clerides Cultural Foundation, Cyprus

Free entry – RSVP

The Hellenic Centre
05 Nov 2019 Tuesday
Discussion lecture

Human Rights in relation to the Property Issue in Cyprus – Latest Developments

Human Rights have dominated the Property Issue in Cyprus. The latest developments in Cyprus and the European Court of Human Rights will be presented.

Free Entry; RSVP

The Hellenic Centre
From06 Nov 2019 Wednesday
To 30 Nov 2019 Saturday
exhibitions Friends Room

Perpetual Nature – Αέναη Φύση

A seascape paintings exhibition by Eva Apostolatou, winner of the Athens Academy 2016 Best Artist Award for Artists by under 40.

 

Meet the Artist: Wednesday 6 November, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Free Entry

The Hellenic Centre
07 Nov 2019 Thursday
performances

With the Songs as our Compass and Tradition as the Captain. A Voyage in the Seas of Greek Folk Music

Experience the sounds of Greek folk music in this presentation and live performance of traditional songs from Greece. Join us on a journey to the beauties of the Greek countryside and of Asia Minor.  In Greek and English

Organised by the Omilos Eksipiretiton

Free entry, booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
14 Nov 2019 Thursday
book launch

“Fortune Favors the Bold”

“Fortune Favors the Bold — A Woman’s Odyssey through a Turbulent Century.” A book presentation relating to true events and real people. A fascinating family saga that takes you from Constantinople to North-Western Greece through love and war.

Free entry, RSVP

The Hellenic Centre
17 Nov 2019 Sunday
children family

Christmas sparkle, music fun, stars with glitter and baking with love!

This year’s Christmas event is pure magic! Join us for an afternoon filled with seasonal music and a musical workshop, trays of delicious treats and lots of glittery ornaments made for the whole family!

Organised by The Hellenic Hub and the Hellenic Centre

£15 per person; £54 for a family of four

The Hellenic Centre
22 Nov 2019 Friday
Discussion literary music performances

Byron, Greece, and European musical conversations

European influences on Greek music of the late 19th and early 20th century and Byron’s affiliation with Greece during the Revolution, revealed through selected violin and piano works and Byron’s poetry.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre and Supported by Dr S. Retsas in memory of the late Dr Diana G Rees (Retsas)

Booking Essential

£10, £8 Concessions

HC Members Free

The Hellenic Centre
29 Nov 2019 Friday
performances screening

Celebrating The Hellenic Centre’s 25th Anniversary

A two-day event of music and film screenings.

Day 1: Rosemarie an award winning film will be screened in the afternoon followed by ‘Τhe Artist’ Concert with Iro and ending with screening of the film 1968 (2018) directed by Tassos Boulmetis.

Free entry for Film screenings

“The Artist” concert £15 for Non Members, £12 Concessions, HC Members free

Booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
30 Nov 2019 Saturday
performances screening

Celebrating The Hellenic Centre’s 25th Anniversary – Day 2

Day 2: Afternoon film screenings of Notias and 1968 directed by Tassos Boulmetis. Followed by an evening of music and dancing with Katerina Polemi and her band.

Free entry for film screenings

Katerina Polemi & her Band – Concert HC Members free but RSVP necessary, Tickets £15 for Non Members, £12 Concessions,

Booking essential

The Hellenic Centre