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Talk

In Conversation: Iwona Blazwick with Syrago Tsiara and Emma Talbot

At The Hellenic Centre on 12 Oct 2023

Curator and Writer Iwona Blazwick OBE is leading a conversation on artist Vlassis Caniaris’ work and his legacy.

Exhibition

Vlassis Caniaris: Selected Works 1960s – 1980s 

At The Hellenic Centre between 05 Oct 202318 Nov 2023

Produced in the period from the 1960s to the 1980s, this is the first solo presentation of the artist’s work in London since his exhibition Immigrants at the ICA in 1976.

Exhibition

Amy Stephens: Objects of Wonder

At The Hellenic Centre between 05 Oct 202318 Nov 2023

Coinciding with her commission for the public art exhibition Frieze Sculpture 2023, Objects of Wonder by British sculpture and mixed media artist Amy Stephens (London, b.1981, UK) presents works developed in response to her surroundings while on residency at Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre (NiMAC) in Cyprus last year. 

Labyrinth: Knossos, Myth & Reality – Exclusive Visit for Hellenic Centre Members

At Ashmolean Museum on 04 Jul 2023

Join us for the first Hellenic Centre members’ outing to the Labyrinth: Knossos, Myth & Reality exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Member Society Events

Discover Authentic Greek Dancing

At The Hellenic Centre on 01 Jul 2023

The charity of Lykion ton Hellinidon will put on an end of year show for all learners to present what they have learned during the dancing year.

Talk

Digital Discoveries in Knossos

At The Hellenic Centre on 29 Jun 2023

Experience a virtual tour of a unique digital 3D model of the Palace of Minos at Knossos with Dr John Pouncett from the School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford. Hear how the technique of web mapping can be used to open up access to archaeological archives. 

This event runs parallel to the exhibition Labyrinth: Knossos, Myth & Reality at the Ashmolean Museum

MusicTalk

Celebrate Vamvakaris: Talk and Concert

At The Hellenic Centre on 24 Jun 2023

“We are all but branches of a tree. Markos is that tree.”

– Composer Mikis Theodorakis  (1925 – 2021)

The musicians of the Rebetiko Carnival perform an evening of the works of musician Markos Vamvakaris, revered as the ‘patriarch of Rebetiko music.’ 

Member Society Events

Runciman Award Ceremony

At King's College London on 19 Jun 2023

Runciman Award Ceremony. Guest speaker & keynote address: Prof. Dame Mary Beard

Event organised by the Anglo-Hellenic League.

17th London Greek Film Festival 2023: Screenings and Awards Ceremony

At The Hellenic Centre on 17 Jun 2023

The London Greek Film Festival presents contemporary films and screenplays from Greek and international film directors, producers, writers and artists.

Talk

Labyrinth: Knossos, Myth & Reality exhibition introduction

At The Hellenic Centre on 15 Jun 2023

Curator of Labyrinth: Knossos, Myth & Reality Dr Andrew Shapland provides an introduction to the first major exhibition in the UK about Knossos. Hear about early travellers searching for the mythical Labyrinth, the importance of the Sir Arthur Evans’ excavations and recent discoveries that include evidence of human sacrifice. 

Member Society Events

Katie Lentakis Award Ceremony

At King's College London on 13 Jun 2023

In Conversation with Prof. Kevin Featherstone.

Event organised by the Anglo-Hellenic League.

Member Society Events

Yannis Ritsos: New English Translations and Visualisations

At King's College London on 12 Jun 2023

Yannis Ritsos: new English translations and visualisations, including a tribute to Edmund Keeley. David Harsent, A Broken Man in Flower: Versions of Yannis Ritsos, intro. John Kittmer (Hexham: Bloodaxe 2023) and Yannis Ritsos, Monochords, trans. Paul Merchant; linocut illustrations by Chiara Ambrosio (London: Prototype 2023).

Readings, illustrations and panel discussion.

Event organised by the Anglo-Hellenic League.

(POSTPONED) Maths Workshops for Children and Teenagers

At The Hellenic Centre on 10 Jun 2023

This event has been postponed until the Autumn.

ScreeningTalk

After the Explosion you Still Hear the Light: A Book, Film and Conversation with 3 137

At The Hellenic Centre on 03 Jun 2023

An afternoon with the Athens based artist run space 3 137, to launch their new publication After the Explosion you Still Hear the Light.

Member Society Events

Konstantinos Alsinos, Η πληγή του κόσμου (The Wound of the World) (Athens: Mikri Arktos, 2022)

At King's College London on 02 Jun 2023

Konstantinos Alsinos, Η πληγή του κόσμου (The Wound of the World) (Athens: Mikri Arktos, 2022)Readings in Greek; discussion in English.

Event organised by The Anglo-Hellenic League. In partnership with the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King’s College London.

Member Society Events

Abortion and Contraception in 20th century Greece

At The Hellenic Centre on 30 May 2023

Couples in Greece started controlling the number of children they had in the early 1930s. By the early 1960s, most Greek couples had a very small number of children. This talk will explore how couples achieved this fertility control, by asking the following questions: What methods did women and men use? How did they negotiate these method(s)? When did they choose abortion and when contraception?

Event organised by the Society for Modern Greek Studies.

Member Society Events

The Bronze Inscribed Tablets from the Treasury of Pallas at Argos (4th century B.C.)

At Online on 30 May 2023

A webinar with Dr Alkistis Papadimitriou, Director of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Argolida, and Dr Charalampos Kritzas, Director Emeritus of the Epigraphical Museum at Athens.

Event organised by the Greek Archaeological Committee UK.

 

 

Talk

Erica Scourti: Artist’s Talk

At The Hellenic Centre on 25 May 2023

Multi-media artist Erica Scourti presents her practice of exploring autobiography through routines of everyday life. Using lo-fi materials, her work explores affect, labour and self-exposure, connecting the personal to impersonal structures of value and meaning.

Art in Partnership – Contemporary Art and the British School at Athens

At The Hellenic Centre on 18 May 2023

Artistic practice is enriched by its embedding in a wider cultural context. John Bennet, former Director of the research institute, the British School at Athens (BSA), and Malcolm Quinn, Professor of Cultural and Political History at Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon UAL, share their experiences of art-in-dialogue, with a focus on UAL’s practice-based residency programme at the BSA and the School’s wider engagement with contemporary art. 

 

Member Society Events

Πολίτικα (Politika): More than merely Istanbul Greek

At The Hellenic Centre on 16 May 2023

Matthew Hadodo, a child of an Istanbul Greek mother, interviewed over 100 people to see how the local variety of the Greek language functions as part of the larger social practices the community members engage in to distinguish themselves from the Turks and other Greeks.

Event organised by the Greek Association of Constantinopolitan Greeks in the UK.