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Screening

The Wake of 1922 in Literature

At The Hellenic Centre on 08 Dec 2022

A talk by Dr Natasha Lemos on emblematic works of Greek and Turkish literature inspired by the war of 1919-1922. A screening of a short documentary about one of the writers, Stratis Myrivilis introduced by his granddaughter Christina Angelopoulou will follow.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

Exhibition

Christoforos Savva: Unbound

At The Hellenic Centre between 07 Dec 202221 Jan 2023

Curated by Marina Christodoulidou, is the first ever show in London for the pioneering Cypriot artist, Christoforos Savva.

Organised by the Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Culture – Cultural Services and The Hellenic Centre

Smyrna, September 1922: Memories of “others”

At The Hellenic Centre on 01 Dec 2022

An illustrated talk by Dr Victoria Solomonidis-Hunter FKC (UCL) based on primary sources, this presentation focuses on the memories of non-Greeks: British, American and Turkish “voices” speak of the loss of Smyrna and the aftermath of the fire, providing a thought-provoking perspective on the tragic events.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

Biennial Andrew David Memorial Lecture

At The Hellenic Centre on 30 Nov 2022

Political Prizes, Human Costs

Author and journalist Bruce Clark, drawing on his book “Twice A Stranger” and subsequent research, explains why a near-total and compulsory population exchange seemed expedient to all the parties at the Lausanne conference – and considers the long-term consequences for both Greece and Turkey.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

Lyktos, “the most ancient city in Crete, and the source of the bravest men” (Polyb. 4.54): from Foundation to Destruction

At King's College London on 29 Nov 2022

A lecture on the history and archaeology of Lyktos from its alleged foundation to its dramatic destruction by its arch rival, Knossos, in 220 BCE.

Organised by the Greek Archaeological Committee UK.

25th Annual Award of the London Hellenic Prize

At Academy of Athens on 28 Nov 2022

This November the London Hellenic Prize will be awarding for the 26th consecutive year the London Hellenic Prize jointly awarded to Professors Paschalis M. Kitromilides & Constantinos Tsoukalas for The Greek Revolution: A Critical Dictionary published by Harvard University Press. The prizegiving will take place at the Academy of Athens, it will be awarded by H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

Organised by the London Hellenic Prize

A Vain Endeavour : Greek Rule in Asia Minor, 1919-1922

At The Hellenic Centre on 24 Nov 2022

Dr Victoria Solomonidis-Hunter FKC (UCL) will assess the pioneering work of the Greek Administration of Asia Minor which attempted to govern equitably over a widely disparate population.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

A Family Christmas Concert with Asterakia and Rebetiko Carnival

At The Hellenic Centre on 20 Nov 2022

Come and join us for an interactive family concert! Our star has fallen out of the sky and landed on earth. With a fun storyline and live musical instruments, we will get ready for Christmas. Asterakia is collaborating with great musicians from the Rebetiko Carnival.  At the end of the children will have the opportunity to try the piano, the violin, the bass, the cello, the clarinet and the percussion instruments.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

The Oinoussian Ball 2022

At The Nine Kings Suite, Royal Lancaster London Hotel on 19 Nov 2022

Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Oinoussai Benevolent Fund (TEO) at The Oinoussian Ball 2022.

Organised by Oinoussai Benevolent Fund

Greek Maritime Tradition & Innovation: The Oinoussians

At The Hellenic Centre on 18 Nov 2022

A panel discussion to celebrate the vibrant maritime community of Oinousses and its lasting effect in the global shipping industry.

An event organised by Isalos.net and the Oinoussai Benevolent Fund.

Screening

Life After Life: Greeks of Istanbul

At The Hellenic Centre on 17 Nov 2022

Film screening of “Life After Life: Greeks of Istanbul” by Dr. Gonul Bozoglu & Cem Hakverdi and a follow-up discussion with Dr Gonul Bozoglu who produced and co-directed it. Dr. Bozoglu will also talk about the ‘memory map’ project she has been developing as part of her research, a repository of histories and memories of the Greek ‘Rum’ Community of Istanbul.

Organised by The Association of Constantinopolitan Greeks in the UK (ACGUK) and The Hellenic Centre.

The Nicosia Airport – A Photographic Journey

At The Hellenic Centre on 07 Nov 2022

Award winning photographer, Marina Antoniou, will share her experience of photographing the Nicosia airport, capturing the current state of the interior, the surrounding area as well as the abandoned Cyprus Airways passenger plane.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

Performance

SEFERIS – CYPRUS – ASIA MINOR: “memory hurts wherever you touch it”

At The Hellenic Centre on 03 Nov 2022

Giorgos Seferis, one of the most important Greek poets and a Nobel laureate, had a deep connection with Cyprus.

At the concert, seven symphonic poems will be performed from the collection “Κύπρον ου μεθέσπισεν” which was published in December 1955.

Organised by The Open University of Cyprus in partnership with the Cyprus High Commission. With the support of the Presidential Commissioner’s Office of the Republic of Cyprus

MusicPerformance

Songs of Asia Minor

At The Hellenic Centre on 29 Oct 2022

Asia Minor music reflects the synthesis of the western tradition of polyphony with the eastern tradition of modes and microtones. During the great population movement in the Balkans in the early 20th century, outstanding musicians from Constantinople, Smyrna and the west coast of Asia Minor settled on the Greek islands and ports. They integrated into the local music scenes and gave shape to a new musical genre identified as “Asia Minor Song”, “Santurovioli” or “Early Rebetika”.

Music by Kyriakos Gouventas Collective.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

Performance

The Promise

At The Hellenic Centre on 29 Oct 2022

With award winning performance storyteller Anna Conomos-Wedlock

The Promise is a powerful and evocative story written and dramatically performed by the award-winning international Performance Storyteller, Anna Conomos-Wedlock. Anna’s performance of the story is dynamic, interactive and theatrical, drawing on the meaning of homeland, displacement, memory and friendship and set against the backdrop of the population exchange between Greece and Turkey in 1922.

Accompanied by legendary rebetiko musician Spiros Bolovinis, Bouzouki, Tzouras, Vocals.

The Promise is a story suitable for both adults and children over the age of 7.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

Screening

Screening of Bouboulina

At The Hellenic Centre on 27 Oct 2022

Premiere of Bouboulina (Kostas Andritsos, 1959) with English subtitles with an introduction by Dr Lydia Papadimitriou.

Image caption: Irene Papas as Bouboulina gives an inspirational speech at the launch of the Revolution. Still from Bouboulina reproduced with permission from Alexis Andritsos and Panagiotis Kakavias.

Organised by the Centre for Hellenic Studies at King’s College London, the Society for Modern Greek Studies and supported by The Hellenic Centre

Music

Byzantine Music: an Ode to God and its Path through Time

At The Hellenic Centre on 21 Oct 2022

Be taken on a musical journey through time and eras, to follow the history and evolution of Byzantine music and participate in an interactive experience that includes the notation and chants of this liturgical music.

Organised by Omilos Eksipiretiton.

Performance

Tears, Treachery… and Just A Little Murder

At The Hellenic Centre on 16 Oct 2022

Dame Siân Phillips and Stephen Greif give voice to the different responses of male and female figures in Greek literature as they experience the big emotions like love, desire and hate. Both genders show they can be extremely vengeful. It’s as if very little has changed in the last 2,000 years, only the scenery.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

Thessaloniki during the Byzantine Era

At The Hellenic Centre on 14 Oct 2022

Panel presentations and discussion on Byzantine Thessaloniki by Dr Maria G. Xanthou Mr Henry Hopwood-Phillips and Dr Anastasios Tantsis.

Organised by the Macedonian Society of Great Britain

How will Technology Continue to Impact Our Everyday Lives?

At The Hellenic Centre on 13 Oct 2022

While Technology is part of almost every aspect of daily life now, the emergence of smart technologies will shape our wellbeing in the future.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre