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Stolen antiquities: Investigating known unknowns in the international market

At Online on 09 May 2022

Since 1994, the discoveries and confiscations of photographic and documentary archives from notorious and convicted dealers of illicit antiquities have rocked the antiquities market and its clients, and laid the foundations for a new discipline within archaeology.  Dr Christos Tsirogiannis (University of Aarhus, Denmark) a forensic archaeologist specialising in the research of international trafficking networks of antiquities will conduct this talk with an introduction by John Kittmer, the Chair of the League; there will be space for Q&A from members of the audience at the end of the talk.

Organised by The Anglo-Hellenic League

MusicPerformance

Music in Greek Cinema

At The Hellenic Centre on 07 May 2022

A collection of beloved Greek songs from the glorious years of Greek cinema, old and new, to be performed by their five piece band.

Organised by London Greek Music

Book launch

Τι Θυμάσαι απ’ τον Θάνατό σου; – What do you Recall from your Death?

At The Hellenic Centre on 07 May 2022

How easy is it to be yourself in a world that demands you change? A world that constantly tries to point out you are different?
Pythagoras Eleftheriadis addresses these questions in his book Τι Θυμάσαι απ’ τον Θάνατό σου; – What do you Recall from your Death?

This event will be in Greek

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

MusicPerformance

Live: An Evening of Ancient Greek Music

At Science Museum, IMAX: The Ronson Theatre, level 0 on 06 May 2022

To bring the Ancient Greeks: Science and Wisdom event series to a spectacular close, the Science Museum presents an evening of live performance of long-lost sounds from the ancient Greek world brought to life by some of the world’s best performers of ancient instruments.

Organised by the Science Museum

MusicPerformance

Empowering women’s voices in Opera

At The Hellenic Centre on 06 May 2022

Matina Tsaroucha and Sophia Sakellaridis Mangoura accompanied by Riho Akagi will share with you the power of the female voice, its transcendence, its magic.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

The Leventis Foundation Lecture Series

At The Hellenic Centre on 04 May 2022

The Leventis Lectures event 2022 will showcase the research currently being undertaken at the University of Exeter into the impact of Greek culture upon our modern world. You are invited to attend this free evening of research, culture, drinks and networking.

Organised by Exeter University. Supported by The Hellenic Centre

Exhibition

It’s Time!

At The Hellenic Centre between 03 May 202223 May 2022

An exhibition of paintings mixed with oil, acrylic and light sculpture on canvas by Sokratis Evgenidis. The artist is inspired by classical sculptors to produce his contemporary innovative paintings.

Meet the artist: Thursday 12 May, 6.30-8.30pm

Supported by The Hellenic Centre

Book launch

Greek Eyes on Europe

At The Hellenic Centre on 28 Apr 2022

Centre for Hellenic Studies and the Hellenic Centre present the launch of Professor Emeritus John Muir’s Greek Eyes on Europe: The Travels of Nikandros Noukios of Corfu (published March 2022). Professor Emeritus Peter Jones will lead the discussion and invite questions from the audience. Professor Gonda Van Steen will introduce the speaker and moderate the Q&A session.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre and the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King’s College London

Ορεινού Κήπου Σπορεύς – Sower of a Highland Garden

At The Hellenic Centre on 27 Apr 2022

A memorial event in Greek paying tribute to the literary and critical work of Dimitris Th. Gotsis (1945-2021).

Organised by Cyprus High Commission-Cultural Section. Supported by the Hellenic Centre.

20th Levantine Heritage Foundation Zoom lecture

At Online on 20 Apr 2022

With guest speakers Tom Rees, Noël Woolrych, George York – The English Consul – Chief of British Intelligence in the Aegean

Organised by the Levantine Heritage Foundation

Olivier Awards 2022

At Royal Albert Hall on 10 Apr 2022

Greek performance designer takis has been nominated for an Olivier award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera for set and costume design of HMS Pinafore by English National Opera!

Lela’s story

At The Hellenic Centre on 05 Apr 2022

Lela Black, née Amiel, was born in 1918 in Salonica, the second largest city in Greece with a thriving Jewish population. Before the war, she lived happily alongside other Jews, Christians and Muslims and had never experienced antisemitism of any kind. In 1940, she left Salonica with her husband Joseph and young daughter Marcelle to move to Athens.

Lela’s story is told by her granddaughter, Jacqueline Luck, who includes video footage of Lela’s testimonies in her presentation, as well as a selection of treasured family photos.

Photo shows Lela with her daughter Marcelle

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

MusicPerformance

Σινεμά, αγάπη μου / Cinema, my love

At The Hellenic Centre on 02 Apr 2022

A magical evening with your favourite songs from the Golden Era of Greek Cinema (1950s-1960s) by London based duo “Connie and Ronnie”. Come join the artists Riana Athanasiou (Soprano), Constantine Andronikou (Tenor and Pianist) and award winning special guest pianist Olivios Karaolides in sharing their passion for the era and the timeless classics.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

Book launch

ελαττωματικό ΑΓΟΡΙ – faulty BOY

At The Hellenic Centre on 31 Mar 2022

An event in English about the recent publication of ελαττωματικό ΑΓΟΡΙ (published by Hestia) by Sam Albatros, with Patricia Felisa Barbeito and Elsa Amanatidou.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

Ancient Greeks Lates

At Science Museum on 30 Mar 2022

Visit the Science Museum for an ancient Greeks-themed Lates this March, celebrating their Ancient Greeks: Science and Wisdom exhibition. From sundial workshops and votive object hunts to ship racing, there’s endless fun to be had!

Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the museum on the last Wednesday of every month.

Organised by the Science Museum

Screening

The Killing of a Sacred Deer and Panel Discussion

At Science Museum, IMAX: The Ronson Theatre, level 0 on 30 Mar 2022

A modern re-telling of Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis, this sensational thriller brims with unsettling humour and creeping dread.

From Oscar-nominated director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite, The Lobster) comes a tale steeped in Greek tragedy, existential horror, Hitchcockian psychodrama and riveting suspense. ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ subverts expectations at every turn.

AGE: 18+

Organised by the Science Museum

MusicPerformance

Mikis Theodorakis Orchestra

At The Barbican Hall on 28 Mar 2022

The Mikis Theodorakis Orchestra celebrate the legacy of one of Greece’s greatest composers, performing material from his over 70-year career.

Produced by Piu Entertainment

Human Rights Property Test Case For Varosha. Where are we today?

At The Hellenic Centre on 22 Mar 2022

Property claims by Cypriots in the fenced-up area of Famagusta. An update on Human Rights.

The presentation, in which questions will follow, will be by Achilleas Demetriades, a lawyer who is actively involved in the promotion and application of the case law for the protection of human rights and gives lectures and contributes to various programmes for Human Rights.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

Songs from the Labyrinth: Is it Better to Remember or Forget?

At The Hellenic Centre on 09 Mar 2022

Ruth Padel will give an illustrated talk on her novel Daughters of the Labyrinth, set in West Crete, which leads, like Ariadne’s thread, to the buried past of the Jews of Crete.

Cretan singer and musician Kalia Lyraki will sing and play music mentioned in the book.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

Kathara Deftera Celebration with Kourelou and London Greek Collective

At The Hellenic Centre on 07 Mar 2022

This event is now Sold Out!

An event of live Greek traditional music to celebrate the beginning of Greek Lent.

Kourelou and London Greek Collective return to the Hellenic Centre for this year’s Clean Monday Celebration

Organised by The Hellenic Centre