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Book launch

Story Telling in Mathematics

At The Hellenic Centre on 07 Oct 2022

Story telling in mathematics can be a fascinating way to draw connections between mathematical discoveries (or inventions!) and the needs of the times they were emerging.

Ioanna Georgiou will discuss some of the stories that have been used in teaching and workshops, and that feature in “Mathematical Adventures!” and “Peculiar Deaths of Famous Mathematicians”, her two illustrated children’s books with special focus on Greek mathematicians.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

The Refugee Lesson: Life in Kokkinia Among the Mikrasiates of 1923

At The Hellenic Centre on 03 Oct 2022

An illustrated presentation about life in Kokkinia/Nikaia, a settlement created to house Orthodox Christians expelled from their homeland through the Lausanne Convention of 1923. The speaker Professor Renée Hirschon lived there for over a year in 1970 and has maintained her ties up to the present day.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

The Marvellous Journey of Theodore of Tarsus

At The Hellenic Centre on 29 Sep 2022

Using fascinating manuscript evidence, Michael Wood will tell the story of Theodore of Tarsus (c.602-690AD) and his comrade Hadrian the African (630/7-710AD), who introduced Greek culture to England in the seventh century in ‘one of the most important educational programmes ever undertaken in Britain’.

Organised by the Anglo-Hellenic League.

Book launch

Smyrna On My Mind

At The Hellenic Centre on 28 Sep 2022

35th Levantine Heritage Foundation gathering in London with guest speaker George Galdies

Presentation and launch of the book “Smyrna On My Mind” by George Galdies; a collection of his late father’s thought-provoking memories of Smyrna in the 1920s, and the author’s own narratives on growing up in the Izmir of the mid-twentieth century.

Organised by the Levantine Heritage Foundation

Book launch

Apollo Cokkinis: Proud Greek, Proud Briton: From Odessa and Smyrna to London and Dorking

At The Hellenic Centre on 21 Sep 2022

Alan Charlton ex British diplomat and author of Apollo Cokkinis – From Odessa To Dorking, An Extraordinary Life (published June 2022) will talk about the amazing life of Apollo John Cokkinis, son of international Greek opera singers with whom he travelled widely as a child.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

MusicPerformance

maMA, TROo BAmies/ Mum, I eat ocra now

At The Hellenic Centre on 17 Jul 2022

A community theatre project. Α devised, playful performance about real experiences of Greek immigrants in the UK.

Organised by Teleporta theatre workshop Supported by The Hellenic Centre

The Russian Invasion of Ukraine; Global and regional implications for the Eastern Mediterranean

At The Hellenic Centre on 01 Jul 2022

A continuation of the training course and both are free to all participants offered by Estia after more than two years of inactivity due to Covid-19.

There will be a panel of three speakers: Professor Neophytos Loizides, Professor Myria A. Georgiou and Dr.Mustafa Kutlay.

An event to engage the Cypriot communities with current global debates and also seek the opportunity to start thinking of lessons and possibilities for cooperation for the region surrounding Cyprus and Greece-Turkey as well as ways to assist victims of the conflict in Ukraine and contributing to de-escalation.

Organised by Cypriot Estia

Face to Face Negotiation and Mediation training course

At The Hellenic Centre on 01 Jul 2022

Professor Neophytos Loizides will deliver a 3-hour face to face negotiations and mediations training course to members of the Cypriot diaspora.

Organised by Cypriot Estia

Summer Children’s Event with Asterakia

At The Hellenic Centre on 26 Jun 2022

Come and join us for a lovely summery session! We will explore the sights, sounds and creatures found at the beach through songs, vocal play and fun movement activities.

Event suitable for ages: 0 – 10 years old

Please note that this event will be mainly in Greek, but help will provided for those who find this difficult.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

Screening

Moon, 66 Questions

At nationwide on 24 Jun 2022

Written and directed by Greek filmmaker Jacqueline Lentzou was a critical success in last year’s Berlinale, won the Golden Puffin at Reykjavík International Film Festival, won Best Actress at Nouveau Cinema and the Cineuropa Award for Best Film at Sarajevo. It will be released nationwide in cinemas on 24 June.

Watch the trailer here.

John Craxton: A Greek Soul

At The Hellenic Centre on 16 Jun 2022

For the centenary of the Philhellene painter and designer John Craxton, a celebratory exhibition is running at the Benaki Museum in Athens from 13 April to 11 September before travelling to Chania. Curator/biographer Ian Collins will give us a virtual tour and recall a remarkable life.

Books will be on sale at a special price

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

Vassos Karagiorgis: His Life and Work – Personal testimonies

At The Hellenic Centre on 14 Jun 2022

A tribute, in Greek, to Vassos Karagiorgis by the journalist and writer Costas Serezis, author of the book “Vassos Karagiorgis as I met him”.

Find out more about the speaker in Greek here

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

MusicPerformance

Mythical Song: Myth, Word, Melody

At The Hellenic Centre on 12 Jun 2022

A concert inspired by the myths and legends of Cyprus, Greece and Europe with works by Constantinos Stylianou, Claude Debussy, Yianni Constantinidi.

Organised by the Cyprus High Commission – Cultural Section. Sponsored by the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth – Cultural Services.

Discoveries and the New Museum of Aigai

At Online on 11 Jun 2022

A virtual presentation of the new Museum of Aigai by Archaeologist Dr Angeliki Kottaridi, Director of the Ephorate of Imathia and Director of the Museum of Aigai, in cooperation with Professor Robin Lane Fox, Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford University, who will cover the historical aspect of the subject.

Organised by the Macedonian Society of Great Britain

MusicPerformance

Celebrating Theodorakis

At The Hellenic Centre on 10 Jun 2022

A recital with Plastikes Karekles and Friends paying tribute to the memory of the great Greek composer.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre and Rebetiko Carnival

Refugee Crises in Greece, 1922-2022: Ancient Histories in Modern Contexts

At The Hellenic Centre on 27 May 2022

An illustrated talk in which Dr David Wills will explore British representations of the refugee crises which took place in 1922 and from 2015 onwards. Contemporaneous accounts by British travellers, journalists and aid workers reveal the persistence of ancient history within the descriptions of modern ‘odysseys’.

The winner of the 2022 Niki Marangou PhD Dissertation Prize for the best dissertation completed in Modern Greek Studies in the UK will also be announced prior to the lecture.

Organised by the Society for Modern Greek Studies.

MusicPerformance

George Kontrafouris trio feat. Jim Mullen & Billy Pod

At Hampstead Jazz Club at The Duke of Hamilton on 26 May 2022

One of the leading jazz music figures in Greece and Assistant Professor at the Ionian University, George Kontrafouris will be in London on the 26th of May for a live performance at the Hampstead Jazz Club.

They will be presenting the release of the album ‘London 3’ featuring the legendary British guitar player Jim Mullen, George Kontrafouris on Hammond organ and Billy Pod on drums. It’s a collaborative endeavour between some of the most important musicians in Greece and UK.

Performance

Resolution Festival – Electra Untitled

At The Place, 17 Duke's Road London WC1H 9PY UK on 26 May 2022

Mara Vivas, Lawrie Smail’s Imbeciles and Mayra Stergiou’s Vertebra Theatre, will be presenting an evening of contemporary dance and physical theatre in three bite-size performances. The artists have demonstrated award winning work in the UK, Europe and overseas.

Exhibition

The Hellenic Series

At The Hellenic Centre between 25 May 202230 Jun 2022

An exhibition of cyanotypes of major and minor Hellenic archaeological sites by Benedict Luxmoore.

They are cyanotypes, a photographic printing process that involves applying a light sensitive emulsion on to paper, and exposure in sunlight. They gave rise to the architectural blueprint. Each of my photographs are unique because of the variations within the cyanotype method; imperfections and brushstrokes are an integral part.

Meet the Artist Thursday 26 May, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Supported by The Hellenic Centre

Performance

Girl on an Altar

At Kiln Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, London, UK, NW6 7JR between 19 May 202225 Jun 2022

A modern retelling of Oresteia. Clytemnestra’s world is torn apart when her husband, Agamemnon, sacrifices their daughter for the sake of war. Ten years on from this unthinkable tragedy, the couple are reunited. What follows is a dangerous battle of love, grief and power.  

Organised by the Kiln Theatre in partnership with the Abbey Theatre