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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17 Jul 2022 Sunday
music performances

maMA, TROo BAmies/ Mum, I eat ocra now

A community theatre project. Α devised, playful performance about real experiences of Greek immigrants in the UK.

Organised by Teleporta theatre workshop Supported by The Hellenic Centre

Free entry, RSVP required

The Hellenic Centre
21 Sep 2022 Wednesday
book launch

Apollo Cokkinis: Proud Greek, Proud Briton: From Odessa and Smyrna to London and Dorking

Alan Charlton author of Apollo Cokkinis – From Odessa To Dorking, An Extraordinary Life (published June 2022) will talk about the amazing life of Apollo John Cokkinis, son of international Greek opera singers with whom he travelled widely as a child.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

Free entry, RSVP required

The Hellenic Centre
28 Sep 2022 Wednesday
book launch

Smyrna My Love

Presentation and launch of the book “Smyrna On My Mind” by George Galdies; a collection of his late father’s thought-provoking memories of Smyrna in the 1920s, and the author’s own narratives on growing up in the Izmir of the mid-twentieth century.

Organised by the Levantine Heritage Foundation

Tickets available from eventbrite closer to the event

The Hellenic Centre
03 Oct 2022 Monday
Discussion lecture

The Refugee Lesson: Life in Kokkiia Among the Mikrasiates of 1923

An illustrated presentation about life in Kokkinia/Nikaia, a settlement created to house Orthodox Christians  expelled from their homeland through the Lausanne Convention of 1923. The speaker Professor Renée Hirschon lived there for over a year in 1970 and has maintained her ties up to the present day.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

Free entry, RSVP required

The Hellenic Centre
07 Oct 2022 Friday
book launch Discussion

Story Telling in Mathematics

Story telling in mathematics can be a fascinating way to draw connections between mathematical discoveries (or inventions!) and the needs of the times they were emerging.

Ioanna Georgiou will discuss some of the stories that have been used in teaching and workshops, and that feature in “Mathematical Adventures!” and “Peculiar Deaths of Famous Mathematicians”, her two illustrated children’s books with special focus on Greek mathematicians.

Organised at The Hellenic Centre

Free entry, RSVP required

The Hellenic Centre
13 Oct 2022 Thursday
Discussion lecture

How will Technology Continue to Impact Our Everyday Lives?

While Technology is part of almost every aspect of daily life now, the emergence of smart technologies will shape our wellbeing in the future.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

Free entry, RSVP required

The Hellenic Centre
16 Oct 2022 Sunday
performances

Tears, Treachery… and Just A Little Murder

Dame Siân Phillips and Stephen Greif give voice to the different responses of male and female figures in Greek literature as they experience the big emotions like love, desire and hate. Both genders show they can be extremely vengeful. It’s as if very little has changed in the last 2,000 years, only the scenery.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

£20

The Hellenic Centre
29 Oct 2022 Saturday
music performances

Songs of Asia Minor

Smyrna Day

Asia Minor music reflects the synthesis of the western tradition of polyphony with the eastern tradition of modes and microtones. During the great population movement in the Balkans in the early 20th century, outstanding musicians from Constantinople, Smyrna and the west coast of Asia Minor settled on the Greek islands and ports. They integrated into the local music scenes and gave shape to a new musical genre identified as “Asia Minor Song”, “Santurovioli” or “Early Rebetika”.

Music by Kyriakos Gouventas Collective.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

£15, HC Members and concessions £13

Combined ticket with The Promise £20, HC Members and concessions £18

The Hellenic Centre
29 Oct 2022 Saturday
family performances

The Promise

Smyrna Day

With award winning performance storyteller Anna Conomos-Wedlock

The Promise is a powerful and evocative story written and dramatically performed by the award-winning international Performance Storyteller, Anna Conomos-Wedlock. Anna’s performance of the story is dynamic, interactive and theatrical, drawing on the meaning of homeland, displacement, memory and friendship and set against the backdrop of the population exchange between Greece and Turkey in 1922.

The Promise is a story suitable for both adults and children over the age of 7.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

Adults £10, Children (7 years and above) £7

Combined ticket with the Songs of Asia Minor Recital £20, HC Members and concessions £18

The Hellenic Centre
07 Nov 2022 Monday
Discussion lecture

The Nicosia Airport – A Photographic Journey

Award winning photographer, Marina Antoniou, will share her experience of photographing the Nicosia airport.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

Free entry, optional donation appreciated. RSVP required

The Hellenic Centre
17 Nov 2022 Thursday
screening

Life After Life: Greeks of Istanbul

Film screening of “Life After Life: Greeks of Istanbul” followed by a discussion with the producer Ms Gonul Bozoglu.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre and the Association of Constantinopolitan Greeks

The Hellenic Centre
24 Nov 2022 Thursday
lecture

A Vain Endeavour : Greek Rule in Asia Minor, 1919-1922

Against the backdrop of intense military operations, complicated diplomatic negotiations, fraught domestic politics and the inexorable rise of Turkish nationalism, Dr Victoria Solomonidis-Hunter FKC (UCL) will assess the pioneering work of the Greek Administration of Asia Minor which attempted to govern equitably over a widely disparate population.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

Free entry, RSVP required

The Hellenic Centre
30 Nov 2022 Wednesday
lecture

Biennial Andrew David Memorial Lecture

Political Prizes, Human Costs

Author and journalist Bruce Clark, drawing on his book “Twice A Stranger” and subsequent research, explains why a near-total and compulsory population exchange seemed expedient to all the parties at the Lausanne conference – and considers the long-term consequences for both Greece and Turkey.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

Free entry – optional donation appreciated; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
From06 Dec 2022 Tuesday
To 29 Jan 2023 Sunday
exhibitions

Christoforos Savva: Unbound

Curated by Marina Christodoulidou, is the first ever show for the pioneering Cypriot artist in London.

Organised by The Cultural Services of the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth and The Hellenic Centre

Free Entry

The Hellenic Centre
08 Dec 2022 Thursday
lecture

The Wake of 1922 in Literature

A talk by Dr Natasha Lemos on emblematic works of Greek and Turkish literature inspired by the war of 1919-1922 and its aftermath which continue to shape public perceptions of the events themselves.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

Free entry, RSVP required

The Hellenic Centre
10 Dec 2022 Saturday
music performances

Opera Classics

An introduction to the very best of the Operatic world. If you think you’re not familiar with arias (songs in Opera), join Christina Tsirogianni and pianist Eunji Han for a pleasant surprise!

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

Free Event, RSVP required

The Hellenic Centre