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In Conversation with English School Alumni

At The Hellenic Centre on 20 Mar 2024

Join us for a nostalgic trip down memory lane at the Hellenic Centre. A chance to reminisce and create new memories with fellow alumni.

See you there!

Event organised by the English School Alumni and Friends Association (UK).

 

 

Member Society Events

Lord Byron and the Spirit of Anglo-Hellenism: A Bicentenary Commemoration

At The Hellenic Centre on 19 Mar 2024

Two hundred years on from his death at Messolonghi in Greece, on 19 April 1824, the reputation and allure of Lord Byron show no signs of diminishing. He surely remains by quite some margin the most important figure in the history of modern British-Greek relations. In this panel event, consisting of individual papers and an expert discussion, we examine Byron’s Hellenism, consider his final, fateful  activities in Greece, and take a glance at his legacy in Greece.

Community

Kathara Deftera Celebration with Music and Food

At The Hellenic Centre on 18 Mar 2024

Join us for a traditional ‘panigiri’ with Kourelou and the London Greek Collective in a celebration for Kathara Deftera

Family

Children’s Carnival

At The Hellenic Centre on 16 Mar 2024

Celebrate the Greek Carnival with music and play group Asterakia. This family event is a great opportunity to learn about Greek customs whilst having fun! Featuring games, singing, dancing with the traditional gaitanaki and much more! Children will have the opportunity to engage in art and craft activities with a qualified art teacher. 

Member Society Events

Greek and British Female Poets talk about Poetry and read their Poems

At The Hellenic Centre on 13 Mar 2024

The Hellenic Ministry of Culture, on the occasion of The London Book Fair 2024, is delighted to invite you to the event “Greek and British Female Poets talk about Poetry and read their Poems” on Wednesday, March 13th, at 19:00, at The Hellenic Centre.

Book launch

Mark Hadjipateras Book Launch & Discussion

At The Hellenic Centre on 12 Mar 2024

Join us for the launch of Mark Hadjipateras, HOMEWARD, the new book on artist Mark Hadjipateras, accompanied by a discussion with art curator and writer Gelly Gryntaki and introduced by president and CEO of ABRAMS, Mary McAveney. The book journeys Hadjipateras’ works from the beginning of his career in the mid-seventies until today. It presents his richly varied artistic output that equally includes paintings and sculptures, monotypes and drawings, ceramics and assemblages, all of them interconnected. 

Food

Ancient Tastes: Tradition and Change in Hellenistic Athens

At The Hellenic Centre on 09 Mar 2024

Delve into Hellenistic Athens with a unique feast for food lovers and history enthusiasts, served with delicious Greek wines. The dinner is inspired by the banquets of the affluent and the tables of the poor who lived in Athens from 323 BC to 86 BC. Accompanied by a lecture on food tradition and change in Hellenistic Athens. Limited spaces available. 

 

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.