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Talk

Messengers and Communication in Ancient Mythology & Drama with Evdoxia Lymperi

At The Hellenic Centre on 29 Feb 2024

What is the equivalent of journalistic correspondence in ancient drama? Who were the people tasked with reporting happenings elsewhere? Theatrologist and the Greek Public Broadcaster ERT London correspondent Evdoxia Lymperi takes you on a trip into the magnificent world of ancient Greek drama and mythology, along with real and fantasy characters who were created to deliver communications in the ancient world. 

Member Society Events

Dinner Dance

At Grosvenor House Hotel on 24 Feb 2024

The Hellenic Engineers Society of Great Britain is happy to confirm that our 29th Anniversary Dinner Dance will be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, on Saturday February 24th 2024 and as every year, is expected to be the most glamorous and successful event of the London-Hellenic shipping calendar.
Organised by the Hellenic Engineers Society of Great Britain.

Performance

Boulevard Humaine

At The Hellenic Centre on 22 Feb 2024

Coming to the Hellenic Centre for one night only: Boulevard Humaine (2023), the exciting new dance theatre piece developed by dancer and choreographer Zoi Dimitriou. Inspired by Yannis Xenakis’ percussion piece Okho and performed by three female dancers, the work explores notions of interculturalism, belonging and the core question of how we can be different together.

PerformanceScreeningTalk

Albanians in Greece: Migration, Memory and Art

At The Hellenic Centre on 17 Feb 2024

A panel on the archival, artistic and scholarly representation of the experiences of Albanian migrants in Greece, featuring artist Fjorida Cenaj, film director Dimitris Gotsis, and political scientist Ilirida Musaraj. Led by sociolinguists Rexhina Ndoci and Petros Karatsareas. In collaboration with the University of Westminster. 

Talk

Camera vs Camera: Maria Lalou Artist’s Talk

At The Hellenic Centre on 15 Feb 2024

Maria Lalou discusses her works on the edge of social experiments staging art installations on the steps of theory of the spectacle. Her research is focused on the role of the camera apparatus: its significance in the commons, its personification in the private, its appropriation in the surveillance of everyday networked reality and its potentiality as a weapon of truth in recording history. 

Talk

The British School at Athens: Artist’s Talk by Returning Resident Joshua Whitaker: Acid History – Into the Silver Screen

At The Hellenic Centre on 08 Feb 2024

A presentation of film, photography and theory on the subject of ‘Acid History’ developed by the artist and writer Joshua Whitaker during his recent stay as The British School at Athens Arts Researcher in Residence in partnership with University of the Arts London. Followed by a Q&A with the artist and a drinks reception. 

 

Member Society Events

Imperial tyranny? Rethinking Athenian Imperial Power

At The Hellenic Centre on 07 Feb 2024

Professor Polly Low of Durham University delivers a lecture on Athenian imperial power.
Organised by the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies.

Music

Nimata

At The Hellenic Centre on 03 Feb 2024

The Nimata project, supported by the Athena Scholarship, presents some of the most innovative young Greek composers and performers from the Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London in an exciting musical programme that aims to embark on the intricate tapestry of new music. The project brings together a dynamic ensemble of musicians, each contributing their unique voice to a sound exploration that takes music to new borders. 

Talk

The Aesthetics of Drinking and Dining: Exploring Taste on the Eye and Tongue with Christina Makris

At The Hellenic Centre on 25 Jan 2024

Christina Makris explores how environments influence the way in which we eat and drink and how they are enhanced in the presence of art, based on the research on art restaurants from her book, Aesthetic Dining: The Art Restaurant Around the World. 

Community

New Year’s Celebration

At The Hellenic Centre on 20 Jan 2024

Join us for an evening of fiery folk music with Ensemble Reza, including traditional Greek and Romani music from Greece, the Balkans and French Gypsy Jazz. The traditional Greek New Year Vasilopita will be offered during the event. 

Member Society Events

Vasilopita

At The Hellenic Centre on 12 Jan 2024

A traditional celebration for the New Year for the Lykion members, their families and their friends.
Organised by Lykion ton Hellinidon London.

Music

Christmas Carol Concert

At The Hellenic Centre on 16 Dec 2023

Singer Andria Antoniou together with Londonbased musicians perform a concert of traditional Greek carols and Christmas songs from all over the world. Join us to celebrate the festive season and have an enjoyable sing-along experience.  

Music

Reflections for Two Pianos

At The Hellenic Centre on 14 Dec 2023

A two-piano recital by piano duo Antithesis: Petros Moschos and Dimitris Karydis. Presenting the prize-winning works of the Theodore Antoniou 2023 Composition Competition for two pianos, alongside works of standard two-piano repertoire of the 20th century.

Family

Space on Stage Project VOLUME I: The MOON Greek Songs & Myths

At The Hellenic Centre on 10 Dec 2023

A dialogue between space scientist Dr Georgios Nicolaou and artist Elena Hadjiafxendi about the Moon. Exploring the impact of the Moon in Greek culture and shedding a light on big scientific questions about our satellite. A sensational journey from Earth to the Moon with the use of stories, multimedia, and beautiful songs for the whole family.

Member Society Events

Hellenistic Influence in the World of Opera: Live Performance of the Greatest Arias and Duets

At The Hellenic Centre on 09 Dec 2023

Live performance of some of the greatest classical opera pieces ever produced, revealing its various Hellenistic influences. 

Event organised by Macedonian Society of Great Britain.

Screening

Greekies vs Greekless: Film Screening and Q&A

At The Hellenic Centre on 07 Dec 2023

Cinematographer and artist Menelaos Karamaghiolis presents the 10-year process of his multimedia project Greekies through a screening of Greek Animal Rescue,a documentary film that was the starting point of his project, and highlights of its ongoing progress. Followed by a Q&A with Film Curator Gareth Evans.

Member Society Events

“Marie Spartali-Stillman: A ‘Grace’ in her own right” Webinar

on 06 Dec 2023

Victoria Solomonidis-Hunter, “Marie Spartali-Stillman: A ‘Grace’ in her own right.

Member Society Events

Annual Matti Egon lecture: ‘The True Story of the Trojan War?’

At The Hellenic Centre on 05 Dec 2023

The Trojan War is one of the world’s greatest legends, but did it actually happen?  

Renowned British historian professor Michael Wood will bring to life the latest findings and share exclusive insights on Troy at the Annual Matti Egon lecture, a fundraiser in aid of the GACUK scholarship fund.  

Performance

Life Against the Odds

At The Hellenic Centre on 30 Nov 2023

A fusion of dramatic storytelling, songs and music from the Greek, Jewish and Balkan traditions performed by Anna Conomos with musicians. A theatrical and moving performance of real-life narratives of the Jews in Thessaloniki, Greece during the Holocaust (1933-45). 

Performance

Praxis 8: A Festival of Modern Greek Theatre

At The Hellenic Centre on 25 Nov 2023
In collaboration with Praxis Oxford University theatre Group and Theatre Lab Company, the biggest festival of Modern Greek Theatre in the UK is coming to the Hellenic Centre. We are all Different presents eight contemporary plays performed as rehearsed readings with English subtitles.