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Our events are open to anyone interested in Greek and Cypriot culture. Most events are free and conducted in English.

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29 Mar 2020 Sunday
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The Trial Of Socrates

We regret to inform you that this event has been postponed.

The Trial of Socrates is a “suicide comedy” that depicts the events leading up to and including the trial and subsequent death of the famous Greek philosopher.

£5

Drayton Arms Theatre, 153 Old Brompton Road, London, SW5 0LJ
02 Apr 2020 Thursday
literary Presentation

Papyrus Fragments – Lost Stories from Ancient Greece

We regret to inform you that this event has been postponed. We will inform you of a new date.

A talk exploring the lost literature of ancient Greece that survives only on fragments of papyrus. A papyrus specialist will detail the journey of these fragments and the challenges of deciphering and protecting them. Practitioners from theatre company Potential Difference will discuss how they have taken inspiration from these fragments to create a new play inspired by fragmentation and Greek myth.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre and Potential Difference

Free entry – optional donation appreciated, RSVP essential

The Hellenic Centre
11 Apr 2020 Saturday
music performances

Επιτάφιος Θρήνος – Lamentations

We regret to inform you that this event has been postponed. We will inform you of a new date.

An event of hymns and words from Holy Week and Passion of Christ, in Greek (English, Arabic & Romanian), with the Choir of the School of Byzantine Music of the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain, the Antiochian Orthodox Choir, London the Romanian Orthodox Choir, London and the soprano Katerina Oiconomou.

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

Free entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
24 Apr 2020 Friday
book launch Presentation

A Greek Folk Journey – Travel, Culture and Gastronomy

We regret to inform you that this event has been postponed until autumn.

Terina Armenakis, the author of the book, is travelling from Greece to sign copies and discuss her work. “A Greek Folk Journey” will help you discover the real heart and soul of Greece and is the perfect guide for anyone who thirsts to discover the real Greece.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

Free Entry, booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
29 Apr 2020 Wednesday
Discussion literary Presentation

Papadiamandis for the English World

We regret to inform you that this event has been postponed until autumn.

An event to celebrate the publication of the second volume of a projected 4-volume representative sample in English translation of the literary work of Alexandros Papadiamandis (1851–1911).

On the occasion of the launch of the second volume of The Boundless Garden the organisers and the presenters wish to share their knowledge and love of this neglected Greek author with English-speaking readers.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre and the Orthodox Centre of the University of Winchester

Free entry, optional donation appreciated

The Hellenic Centre
07 May 2020 Thursday
Presentation

The Sea and the Greeks: A Voyage Though the Centuries

We regret to inform you that this event has been postponed until autumn.

Since the dawn of history and until today, the geopolitical map of the world has changed many times over. Voyage through history with this lecture from Sir Efthimios E. Mitropoulos KCMG. What has not changed is the sea. Learn about historical milestones, from the Battle of Salamis, to the contribution of the Greek Navy to the country’s liberation from the 400-year occupation by the Ottoman Turks and to today’s miracle of Greek shipping constituting 20% of the world merchant fleet by gross tonnage.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

Free entry, booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
19 May 2020 Tuesday
book launch

One Summer in Crete Book Launch

We regret to inform you that this event has been postponed until autumn.

Nadia Marks celebrates the publication of her new novel, One Summer in Crete

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
27 May 2020 Wednesday
music performances

Billy Pod – Drums to Heal Society

The jazz composer, musician and drummer Billy Pod presents his debut album, Drums to Heal Society.

£7 early bird / £10 standard / £15 standard + signed vinyl

Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Square, London, N16 8AZ
10 Jun 2020 Wednesday
Discussion

Nutrition Facts and Myths

We have survived about two million years as humans by eating whatever we could find. We are now inundated with information and advice about what to eat and what not to eat. Sensible diets, fad diets, superfoods. Are they, good, harmless or dangerous?

The talk by Dr Despo Papachristodoulou will attempt to give a sensible perspective on the matter and separate fact from fiction.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

Free entry, booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
24 Jun 2020 Wednesday
lecture

Late Medieval Monastic Peregrinations and the Bonds of the Orthodox Commonwealth

This lecture will explore the nature and extent of interactions among Byzantine and Rus monks in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, as well as how relations were maintained in the face of geographical distance and linguistic barriers.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre and the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies 

Free entry, RSVP essential

The Hellenic Centre
25 Jun 2020 Thursday
Presentation

Cyprus Seeds Initiative

Leveraging High Quality Innovative Research in Cyprus

Cyprus Seeds is a non-profit organisation that promotes the commercialisation of scientific research in Cyprus, through funding, mentoring, networking and coaching. The Managing Director of Cyprus Seeds, Ms Maria Georgiadou, will present  the program and elaborate on its benefits to Cyprus. She will also introduce two out of the seven research Teams participating in the first cycle of the Cyprus Seeds program, who will talk about their innovative research and the value they got from Cyprus Seeds.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre and Cyprus Seeds

Free Entry, RSVP

The Hellenic Centre
28 Jun 2020 Sunday
children family

Family Concert with Asterakia and Rebetiko Carnival

Come and join us for our amazing Family Concert! Asterakia is collaborating with great musicians from the Rebetiko Carnival. In the workshop after the concert, children will have the chance to explore and even play the instruments!

This event will be in Greek.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

Children over 2 and Adults £12

Family of four £40

The Hellenic Centre