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We4all Environmental Day

At The Hellenic Centre on 29 Jun 2024

We have partnered with We4all Environmental Organisation for a special event dedicated to our planet earth. Through games, conversation and activities, participating families will learn how to respect and help our home heal! For ages 5-11.

Music

Sotiria’s Songs

At The Hellenic Centre on 29 Jun 2024

Musical artist Christina Maxouri and four exceptional folk musicians take you on a journey through the life and songs of renowned Greek singer Sotiria Bellou, revered as the ‘Countess of Rebetiko.’

Talk

Travelling the Mediterranean: Late Antique and Victorian Women on the Move

At The Hellenic Centre on 27 Jun 2024

What connects the early 4th and 19th century Mediterranean? Women. Female mobility had increased significantly following centuries of restricted travel, yet our views of the Mediterranean in these periods are still shaped by the writing of men. With a focus on archaeology and diaries of women, Rebecca Sweetman, Director of the British School at Athens, will seek to find the female traveller’s voice.

Member Society Events

An Evening with Explorer Stephanie Solomonides

At The Hellenic Centre on 18 Jun 2024

Stephanie, an experienced skier and explorer, is an English School graduate and the first, and so far the only, person from Cyprus to have reached both the North and South Poles.  

Stephanie will share with us her experience and knowledge gained from being part of this all-female team from seven Commonwealth countries and what this endeavour has taught her about leadership, teamwork and overcoming obstacles and challenges that lead to our better understanding of ourselves and others. 

Member Society Events

Katie Lentakis Award Ceremony 2024

At King's College London on 18 Jun 2024

Katie Lentakis (1920-2000) was a devoted member of the Anglo-Hellenic community of London and served as Vice-Chairman of The Anglo-Hellenic League for many years. Since 2002, a fund established in her memory has given an annual prize to a final-year undergraduate studying in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King’s College London for a dissertation on a Greek topic. At the ceremony, the 2024 winner will be announced and the prize awarded. This year’s lecture will be given by Prof. M.M. McCabe.

Member Society Events

Runciman Award Ceremony 2024

At The Great Hall, King’s Building Strand on 17 Jun 2024

Since 1986, The Anglo-Hellenic League Runciman Award has been given every year for the best book published in English anywhere in the world in the previous year on a Greek subject. The ceremony is our annual opportunity to announce the winning book, award the prize to the winning author, and celebrate all of the books long-listed and short-listed for the prize. At this year’s ceremony, the keynote address will be given by Prof. Alexander Lingas. The winning book will be announced by Prof. Judith Mossman, the chair of judges. Prof. Gonda Van Steen and Dr John Kittmer will give welcome addresses.

Talk

Heritage on a Plate with Carolina Doriti: The Untold Stories of Greek Cuisine

At The Hellenic Centre on 13 Jun 2024

Cookbook author, food writer and cook Carolina Doriti explores the timelessness, simplicity and wisdom of Greek cuisine. She will explain in depth the Greek products which have shaped the cuisine for thousands of years, as well as cooking methods, sustainability and her approach to cooking through her cookbook Salt of the Earth. Pairings and tastings will take place with delicious products offered by Odysea.

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The Road is Wider than Long

At The Hellenic Centre on 04 Jun 2024

Antony Penrose, son of American photographer Lee Miller and British surrealist artist Roland Penrose, presents his father’s book The Road Is Wider Than Long. A love poem created as a photo-book that recounts a journey the couple made together through the Balkans in 1938, visiting Greece and isolated rural communities in Romania.

Member Society Events

The Macedonian Tomb at Aghios Athanassios/Thessaloniki: An astonishing funerary monument of the 4th c. BC

At Online on 28 May 2024

The Greek Archaeological Committee UK is very pleased to invite you to its 67th lecture, entitled The Macedonian tombs at Phoinikas and Aghios Athanassios, Thessaloniki/Greece. Two astonishing funerary monuments of the 4th c. BC and their contribution to the understanding of ancient Greek painting” by Dr Maria Tsimpidou-Avlonitou.

Talk

Ancient Greek Philosophy Today

At The Hellenic Centre on 23 May 2024

Why engage with ancient Greek philosophy today? Can it still teach us anything today or is it outdated? Four international academic experts offer their thoughts on why Greek philosophy is still a source of inspiration and of new challenges to philosophers today.

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A Time of Her Own

At The Hellenic Centre on 15 May 2024

Join us for the launch of A Time of Her Own, the online interactive project by artist Zoe Hatziyannaki and curator Christina Petkopoulou integrating female portraits from personal collections and public archives published in the Greek press during the 1970s and 1980s. Followed by a conversation between the two.

 

Member Society Events

The Figurine: When Beauty Inspires Crime

At The Hellenic Centre on 14 May 2024

Victoria Hislop’s latest book, The Figurine, explores how a woman finds a Cycladic figurine among the belongings she inherited from her late grandparents in Athens. Hislop interrogates the questionable acquisition of ancient artefacts by people and countries. Join us as she discusses her inspiration, the research she undertook before writing the book and the issues surrounding the theft of stolen archaeological treasures.

Music

Vakia: A Singer’s Journey

At The Hellenic Centre on 11 May 2024

Described by the French press as ‘a highly sophisticated and enchanting artist that makes one hear the vast beauty of her voice’ (Bertrand Dicale, Radio France), internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter Vakia Stavrou performs songs from her new album Vakia, accompanied by Socrates Leptos on classical guitar.

Talk

Fabulous Creatures: Women Between Reality and Myth

At The Hellenic Centre on 09 May 2024

A never before told story of the female monsters of The Odyssey, blending humour and darkness, myth and modernity and raising questions on stereotyping and bias. Theatre Director Emily Louizou in conversation with the play’s Executive Producer Elizabeth Filippouli, on the occasion of their new play at the Arcola Theatre in London.

 

MusicTalk

Western & Eastern Influences in Christodoulos Georgiades’ Music

At The Hellenic Centre on 27 Apr 2024

Composer and pianist Christodoulos Georgiades discusses the basic building blocks of music and together with the Waldstein Trio perform an evening of chamber music, including a London premiere of three of Georgiades’ most recent piano works and his ‘Corona Trio,’ composed in 2020.

Member Society Events

Alexander the Great and his Legacy in Central Asia

At The Hellenic Centre on 26 Apr 2024

An exclusive panel presentation and discussion delving into the profound legacy of Alexander the Great in Central Asia. The event promises to shed light on the historical, cultural and archaeological impacts of one of history’s most iconic figures through the lens of esteemed experts in the field.

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Institutions in the Age of Precarity: Technologies, Materials and Imagination

At The Hellenic Centre on 25 Apr 2024

Discover how technologies ranging from paint to virtual reality have been used as methods to reclaim creative expression during times of temporality, precarity and institutional fragmentation. With Dr Alexandra Antonopoulou and Dr Gabriel Menotti.

Community

Think Future: Innovation in Everyday Life

At The Hellenic Centre on 20 Apr 2024

Engage with outstanding innovators and learn how technology can shape our future. Watch live demonstrations of initiatives from various sectors, including EduTech, MedTech, BioTech, Digital Arts, Sustainability, Cybersecurity and Robotics. In collaboration with the Hellenic Tech Network. Open to all. 

Talk

Who has the Right to Speak and Act in the Public Space?

At The Hellenic Centre on 28 Mar 2024

Reflecting on a series of public artworks in Greece commissioned by London-based Counterpoints Arts, the artists Tamara Al Mashouk, Eirini Linardaki and Adrian Paci engage in a conversation with the co-curators Almir Koldzic and Niovi Zarampouka-Chatzimanou. 

Talk

Costas Tsoclis: From the Early Days to Living Painting, NFTs and Beyond

At The Hellenic Centre on 21 Mar 2024

Acclaimed artist Costas Tsoclis comes to London for the first time since 1975. Join him for an intimate journey through his contemporary art creations to the recent NFT innovations and beyond. Irini Mirena Papadimitriou, Creative Director at FutureEverything, will moderate a conversation and Q&A with Costas Tsoclis.