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Talk

Meteora, Rocks Suspended in the Air: Ainalaiyn Space in Conversation with Artist-in-Residence Kate Daudy

on 11 May 2023

In August 2022, UK contemporary arts organisation Ainalaiyn Space invited three artists to live alongside the magnificent rocks of Meteora, Greece. Join curator Indira Dyussebayeva-Ziyabek and participating artist Kate Daudy, as they discuss how the landscape, stories and people of Meteora shaped Daudy’s artistic practice throughout the residency and beyond.

 

Exhibition

Chiara Ambrosio: Monochords

At The Hellenic Centre between 05 May 202328 Jul 2023

Monochords is a suite of 336 linocuts by London-based Italian filmmaker and visual artist Chiara Ambrosio, produced daily in the space of one year in response to Yannis Ritsos’ collection of one-line poems by the same title. Ritsos, an advocate for the Greek Resistance during WWII, composed the poems in August of 1979, at the end of one of many political exiles on the island of Samos. 

The Monochords: Artists and Poets in Dialogue on Yannis Ritsos

At The Hellenic Centre on 04 May 2023

To celebrate the launch of the book Monochords, by Greek poet Yannis Ritsos (1909 – 1990) and London based artist and filmmaker Chiara Ambrosio, this is an evening of conversation and readings about Ritsos’ poetry, its significance and continuing resonance with contemporary artists and writers.

Member Society Events

Prespa, a Crossroads Place

At The Hellenic Centre on 03 May 2023

The environmentalist and author, Julian Hoffman, is giving an illustrated talk about the Prespa Lakes region in Northwest Greece

Event organised by the Anglo-Hellenic League.

Talk

The Cypriot Peasant under British Rule

At The Hellenic Centre on 27 Apr 2023

Professor Panikos Panayi explores the impact of British rulers on the rural population of Cyprus and the subsequent effect of imperial control upon the lives of the peasantry.

Talk

Papyrus Fragments – Rediscovering the Lost Stories of Ancient Greece

At The Hellenic Centre on 22 Apr 2023

An afternoon of discussion and demonstration exploring the lost literature of ancient Greece that survives only on fragments of papyrus, and the attempts to create a new theatrical performance inspired by such mysteries.

Music

Christos Marantos: Tradition and Vision

At The Hellenic Centre on 20 Apr 2023

Acclaimed pianist Christos Marantos presents the programme Tradition and Vision for one night only at the Hellenic Centre.

Talk

Love, War and the Self in Renaissance and Modern Cypriot Poetry

At The Hellenic Centre on 30 Mar 2023

Dr Marina Rodosthenous-Balafa and Dr Nikolas Kakkoufa explore two important aspects of Cypriot poetry: the representation of the lover poet who experiences unrequited love and the centrality of language on issues of gender and sexuality.

In collaboration with the Society for Modern Greek Studies and the A. G. Leventis Foundation.

Member Society Events

Careers Fair by the Hellenic Bankers Association (HBA) UK

At The Hellenic Centre on 29 Mar 2023

A special panel event organised by the Hellenic Bankers Association (HBA) UK in collaboration with Cypriot and Greek Student Societies.

Talk

CANCELLED: Nistisima: The secret to delicious Mediterranean vegan food

At The Hellenic Centre on 23 Mar 2023
Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled.
 
Thank you for your understanding and we hope to welcome you to the Hellenic Centre soon.

Talk

Gender and History in Modern Cypriot Writing

At The Hellenic Centre on 16 Mar 2023

Stavrini Ioannidou and Nikoletta Hadjipavlou discuss how the trauma of Cypriot history is explored and filtered through the lens of gender and memory in prose and poetry of post 1960 Cyprus and how poets reconstuct the past through the lens of the present.

In collaboration with the Society for Modern Greek Studies and the A. G. Leventis Foundation.

Member Society Events

Dr Iain Gordon Brown FSA FRSE, ‘Edinburgh as the Athens of the North’

At The Hellenic Centre on 07 Mar 2023

Dr Iain Gordon Brown will talk, in a richly illustrated lecture, about the concept and reality of Edinburgh as the Athens of the North.

Music

Quartet for the End of Time

At The Hellenic Centre on 02 Mar 2023

The Waldstein Piano Trio in collaboration with clarinettist Benjamin Mason are bringing Quartet for the End of Time by Olivier Messiaen, to the Hellenic Centre.

Family Carnival Celebration

At The Hellenic Centre on 25 Feb 2023

An interactive family celebration of songs and activities related to Greek Carnival with music and play group Asterakia.

Image from 2022 Family Carnival Celebration with Asterakia

Music

Celebrate Greek Carnival

At The Hellenic Centre on 25 Feb 2023

Kourelou and London Greek Collective perform traditional Greek music in a lively Carnival event open to all.

Member Society Events

Hellenic Engineers Society of Great Britain Dinner Dance

At Grosvenor House Hotel on 25 Feb 2023

The Hellenic Engineers Society of Great Britain is proud to announce that they are back with their highly anticipated Dinner Dance 2023.

Talk

Contemporary Art and Archaeology: History and Material Culture

At The Hellenic Centre on 23 Feb 2023

Sofia Victorino focuses on the dialogue between art and archaeological enquiry.

Image | The invisible enemy should not exist (Lamassu of Nineveh), 2018 | Photograph ©Michael Rakowitz

Tales of Estrangement

At The Hellenic Centre on 09 Feb 2023

Artist Effie Paleologou discusses her work and her new photography book Tales of Estrangement with Joanna Pocock, the award winning author of Surrender.

Image | Effie Paleologou, from Tales of Estrangement (MACK, 2022), Courtesy of the artist and MACK

Music

New Year Recital: A tribute to Jazz and Swing

At The Hellenic Centre on 04 Feb 2023

Beat the winter blues with a celebration of the Big Band era of Swing and Jazz.

Taste the traditional Greek New Year Cake, vasilopita, which will be offered during the interval.

Member Society Events

The World in 2023: From Pandemic to the War in Ukraine

At The Hellenic Centre on 03 Feb 2023

How to adapt to living in a constant crisis

A panel discussion with economist and business consultant Vicky Price

Event organised by the Macedonian Society of Great Britain