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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

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