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Exhibition

Christoforos Savva: Unbound – Guided Tour

At The Hellenic Centre on 21 Jan 2023

Guided tour by art theorist, Ioulita Toumazi

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

Talk

Doomed companions, unsubstantial shades

At The Hellenic Centre on 19 Jan 2023

Curator Akis Kokkinos discusses his recent exhibition Doomed companions, unsubstantial shades at the Hellenic Residence in London, organised and produced by NEON Organisation.

Photograph © Christine Constantine, courtesy NEON Organisation and the artists

Christoforos Savva: Unbound – In Conversation

At The Hellenic Centre on 14 Jan 2023

With Marina Christodoulidou & Roddy Maude-Roxby

As part of the exhibition Christoforos Savva: Unbound, Roddy Maude-Roxby, Savva’s fellow artist and friend, and curator Marina are in conversation about Savva’s life and work.

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

What did Medusa Think?

At The Hellenic Centre on 12 Jan 2023

Re-imagining the Ancient Myths with Natalie Haynes

Natalie Haynes is a ‘rock star mythologist’ (Washington Post). She has written four novels and three non-fiction books about ancient Greek myths, and is also regularly on BBC Radio Four with her enormously popular show, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics.

Screening

Lykion ton Hellinidon 2022 Christmas Bazaar

At The Hellenic Centre on 17 Dec 2022

Come along to find handmade embroideries, traditional Greek Christmas treats, Lykion 2023 diaries and many Christmas gift ideas!

Organised by Lykion ton Hellinidon.

MusicPerformance

Opera Classics

At The Hellenic Centre on 10 Dec 2022

An introduction to the very best of the Operatic world. If you think you’re not familiar with arias (songs in Opera), join Christina Tsirogianni and pianist Eunji Han for a pleasant surprise!

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

Massive Book Sale

At The Hellenic Centre between 10 Dec 202211 Dec 2022

Get your Christmas gifts, discover interesting titles and support the Hellenic Centre! Unsold books will be donated to a charity.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

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