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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

Greek Carnival Celebration for Children with Asterakia

At The Hellenic Centre on 27 Feb 2022

This event is now SOLD OUT

A family event where children can enjoy a fancy dress party and carnival related activities.

Parents are welcome to help children with the 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

Music

Lullabies of the World

At The Hellenic Centre on 23 Feb 2022

A journey around the world, through traditional lullabies from different parts of our planet, adapted into Greek by the Cypriot lyricist Stavros Stavrou.

Organised by: Cyprus High Commission – Cultural Section

Sponsored by: Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth – Cultural Services

The Greek Revolution 1821 in Macedonia as covered by European and American Press

At Online on 21 Feb 2022

A live webinar by Professor Iakovos Michailidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Organised by the Macedonian Society

Idolaters – Ειδωλολάτρες

At The Hellenic Centre on 15 Feb 2022

A presentation in Greek of Natalie Katsou’s new poetry collection Ειδωλολάτρες – Idolaters by Kapa Publications/Κάπα Εκδοτική comprising of a discussion with Natalie Katsou and writer and academic Haris Psarras and readings by theatre director Anastasia Revi and actor Konstantinos Chatzikypraios.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

CANCELLED: Οι Τρεις Ιεράρχες στο σταυροδρόμι ελληνικής φιλοσοφίας και θεολογίας

At The Hellenic Centre on 30 Jan 2022

The Office of the Archbishop of Thyateira have informed us that their event has been cancelled.

A talk in Greek by Bishop Maximos of Melitene ( Holy Archdiocese of Thyateira)
Οι Τρεις Ιεράρχες στο σταυροδρόμι ελληνικής φιλοσοφίας και θεολογίας

Organised by Holy Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain

Music

The Hellenic Centre New Year Celebration – Piano & Cello Recital

At The Hellenic Centre on 22 Jan 2022

A warm welcome to 2022 with a programme of classic music for Piano and Cello with Andrew Quartermain and Pavlos Carvalho followed by the cutting of vasilopita – the Greek traditional New Year Cake.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

Faces of History. History has a face.

At The Hellenic Centre on 16 Dec 2021

A presentation by historian Charicleia George Dimacopoulou on the new edition ‘History has a face’ which is now available also in an English translation.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre and the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation

Levantine Alternatives: Greeks in Constantinople, Smyrna and Alexandria after 1821

At The Hellenic Centre on 14 Dec 2021

A lecture by Dr Philip Mansel.

Image: Argine Salvago, sister of Penelope Delta and wife of the President of the Greek community of Alexandria, at home.

1821 Commemorative Lecture Series: The Greek War of Independence Revisited

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

Music

A Christmas Wonderland Enlightened Evenings

At The Hellenic Centre on 12 Dec 2021

Enjoy a sumptuous Greek buffet of seafood, vegetarian and vegan canapé creations; live piano & jazz music; fine Mediterranean wines; flowing mulled wine; door prizes; and great company in a winter wonderland while wearing your nicest Christmas sweater!

Sponsored generously by The Hellenic Centre, Christos Lazari Foundation, Demetriou & English, and His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas

In the Footsteps of Lord Byron: John Frederick Lewis in Greece and Albania

At The Hellenic Centre on 08 Dec 2021

A talk by Briony Llewellyn and Charles Newton.

1821 Commemorative Lecture Series: The Greek War of Independence Revisited

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

Christmas with Asterakia

At The Hellenic Centre on 05 Dec 2021

Come and join us for an interactive festive session full of music, movement, and drama!

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

From a Pre-Modern Society to the Modern Greek Nation- State

At Online on 03 Dec 2021

The Greek Archaeological Committee (UK) takes great pleasure in inviting you to its 62nd lecture given by Dr Thanos Veremis, Professor Emeritus of Political History, University of Athens. Dr Kevin Featherstone, who is “Eleftherios Venizelos” Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics at LSE, as well as Director of the Hellenic Observatory, will conclude the event with a conversation on the subject with the speaker.

This promises to be an appropriate tribute to the bicentenary celebrations, given by two eminent academics of international standing.

Organised by The Greek Archaeological Committee (UK)

Book launch

The Shortest History Of Greece Up To The Fall Of Constantinople

At The Hellenic Centre on 25 Nov 2021

A book presentation of “The Shortest History of Greece” by James Heneage

‘From Alpha to Omega, and from Socrates to Syriza, here is all of Greek history, expertly told, and at a pace that would have done credit to Pheidippides’ – Tom Holland, author of Domination: The Making of the Western Mind

Organised by Old Street Publishing and The Hellenic Centre

MusicPerformance

Dimitris Soukaras’ New Album Launch Concert & Presentation

At The Hellenic Centre on 20 Nov 2021

ROOTS, is a multi-stylistic music album inspired by Dimitris Soukaras. It covers a wide range of music that has flourished in Greece in the last century. From the jazz influenced, to the cinematic mood of the songs of Manos Hadjidakis and from there to the modern and avant-garde music, this new album proposes an alternative look at what we call classical music, today.

There will be a recital followed by a presentation and interview.

Exhibition

ὕδωρ • (húdōr)

At High Commission of Cyprus on 11 Nov 2021

Cypriot photographer Marina Antoniou captures water (‘ydor’) in different forms in her exhibition at the Cyprus High Commission in the UK.

Duration of exhibition:

11 November – 11 December | Mon-Fri 10:00-16:00

Book launch

Book launch: Michael Llewellyn Smith’s new biography of Eleftherios Venizelos

At The Hellenic Centre on 21 Oct 2021

Prof. Sir Michael Llewellyn Smith, in conversation with Prof. Robert Holland, on the subject of his recent biography of Eleftherios Venizelos.

Organised by The Anglo-Hellenic League

Με τη ματιά του Μυριβήλη στο 1821: Μια παληά, επίκαιρη ιστορία

At The Hellenic Centre on 15 Oct 2021

1821 Through Myrivilis’s Eyes: Αn Old Story, a Timely Story

A talk in Greek based on Stratis Myrivilis’s radio programme and unpublished archival material on 1821 held by the speaker, Myrivilis’s granddaughter, Christina Angelopoulou.

1821 Commemorative Lecture Series: The Greek War of Independence Revisited

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

The colours on the wings of the sphinx: imagery and metaphor in Plutarch

At The Hellenic Centre on 07 Oct 2021

A Presidential Lecture – Professor Judith Mossman

Organised by The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies

Exhibition

1821 Visions of Freedom: The Hand of Zographos, The Mind of Makriyannis, The Zeal of Gennadius

At The Hellenic Centre between 05 Oct 202130 Mar 2022

“1821: Visions of Freedom” is an exhibition of famous and much praised images of scenes from the Greek War of Independence. It gives visitors a rare opportunity to enjoy these remarkable works close up.