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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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 by 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
14 Oct 2022 Friday
lecture

Thessaloniki during the Byzantine Era

Panel presentations and discussion on Byzantine Thessaloniki by Dr Maria G. Xanthou Mr Henry Hopwood-Phillips and Dr Anastasios Tantsis.

Organised by the Macedonian Society of Great Britain

Free entry registration required via Eventbrite

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
21 Oct 2022 Friday
lecture music

Byzantine Music: an Ode to God and its Path through Time

Be taken on a musical journey through time and eras, to follow the history and evolution of Byzantine music and participate in an interactive experience that includes the notation and chants of this liturgical music.

Organised by Omilos Eksipiretiton.

Free entry; bookings: 07960 797435 or info@omilos-eksipiretiton.gr

The Hellenic Centre
27 Oct 2022 Thursday
screening

Screening of Bouboulina

Premiere of Bouboulina (Kostas Andritsos, 1959) with English subtitles with an introduction by Dr Lydia Papadimitriou.

Starring Irene Papas in one of her early, but highly influential roles, Bouboulina is the only biopic of the notorious heroine and one of the relatively few historical films on the Greek Revolution. A low-budget production and a labour of love for its unassuming director-editor Kostas Andritsos, the film presents a chronological account of Laskarina Bouboulina’s life focusing on her free spirit, her mental and physical strength, and her dedication to the cause of national liberation.

Image caption: Irene Papas as Bouboulina gives an inspirational speech at the launch of the Revolution. Still from Bouboulina reproduced with permission from Alexis Andritsos and Panagiotis Kakavias.

Organised by the Centre for Hellenic Studies at King’s College London, the Society for Modern Greek Studies and supported by The Hellenic Centre

Free entry, RSVP required

The Hellenic Centre
29 Oct 2022 Saturday
music performances

Smyrna Day – Songs of Asia Minor

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

Smyrna Day – The Promise

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, capturing the current state of the interior, the surrounding area as well as the abandoned Cyprus Airways passenger plane.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

Free entry, RSVP required

The Hellenic Centre
17 Nov 2022 Thursday
Discussion screening

Life After Life: Greeks of Istanbul

Film screening of “Life After Life: Greeks of Istanbul” by Dr. Gonul Bozoglu & Cem Hakverdi and a follow-up discussion with Dr Gonul Bozoglu who produced and co-directed it. Dr. Bozoglu will also talk about the ‘memory map’ project she has been developing as part of her research, a repository of histories and memories of the Greek ‘Rum’ Community of Istanbul.

Organised by The Association of Constantinopolitan Greeks in the UK (ACGUK) and The Hellenic Centre.

RSVP latest by Monday 7th November

The Hellenic Centre
18 Nov 2022 Friday
Discussion

Greek Maritime Tradition & Innovation: The Oinoussians

An event organised by Isalos.net, Naftika Chronika and the Oinoussai Benevolent Fund.

The Hellenic Centre
19 Nov 2022 Saturday
social

The Oinoussian Ball 2022

Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Oinoussai Benevolent Fund (TEO) at The Oinoussian Ball 2022.

Organised by Oinoussai Benevolent Fund

For ticket prices and table bookings please enquire by e-mail.

The Nine Kings Suite, Royal Lancaster London Hotel
20 Nov 2022 Sunday
children family

A Family Christmas Concert with Asterakia and Rebetiko Carnival

Come and join us for an interactive family concert! Our star has fallen out of the sky and landed on earth. With a fun storyline and live musical instruments, we will get ready for Christmas. Asterakia is collaborating with great musicians from the Rebetiko Carnival.  At the end of the children will have the opportunity to try the piano, the violin, the bass, the cello, the clarinet and the percussion instruments.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

£12 adults, £8 children, £35 family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children)

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
29 Nov 2022 Tuesday
lecture

Lyktos, “the most ancient city in Crete, and the source of the bravest men” (Polyb. 4.54): from Foundation to Destruction

A lecture on the history and archaeology of Lyktos from its alleged foundation to its dramatic destruction by its arch rival, Knossos, in 220 BCE.

Organised by the Greek Archaeological Committee UK.

Free entry; further information: www.gacuk.org or admin@gacuk.org.

King's College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
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
01 Dec 2022 Thursday
lecture

Smyrna, September 1922: Memories of “others”

A talk by Dr Victoria Solomonidis-Hunter FKC (UCL) consisting of readings from the memoirs of three Americans and one Turk who all witnessed the fire and have written about it.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

Free entry, RSVP required

The Hellenic Centre
From07 Dec 2022 Wednesday
To 28 Jan 2023 Saturday
exhibitions

Christoforos Savva: Unbound

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

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