Feb
27

Thrakiotiko Glendi – Θρακιώτικο γλέντι (London)

The GFDF brings you another big 2 day weekend offering a fantastic oportunity to see for the first time in London the very popular Thracian band ‘Thrakomelo’ from Greece. They will be playing in our familiar open space venue in Palmers Green, North London. Event ends at 10:00pm on Saturday and 8:00pm on Sunday. Advanced ticket booking is required. http://www.figoura.co.uk/upcoming-events Tickets will not be sold at the door. Everyone (adults […]

Feb
24

Kathara Deftera celebration

Kathara Deftera marks the end of the Carnival and the beginning of Greek Orthodox Lent that prepares us for Easter. In Greece and Cyprus we celebrate it outdoors flying kites and eating lots of taramosalata and lagana (a flat unleavened bread made especially for the day). In London we celebrate it at the Hellenic Centre, with live music, dancing and lots of traditional vegetarian dishes. Tickets £18, Hellenic Centre Members […]

Feb
24

Boxing: Nick Parpa

UK Cypriot boxer Nick Parpa in his fourth professional fight, looking to improve his record to 4-0. Boxing may start at 2pm. He will be fighting in peak time, so get there early. York Hall, 5 Old Ford Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PJ

Feb
24

Trashformers (in Greek)

Λέιντις εντ Τζέντλεμεν! Μπορεί να χρειάστηκε να περάσουν 13 ολόκληρα χρόνια αλλά επιτέλους είναι γεγονός…Drum roll παρακαλώ! (όχι σοβαρά τώρα, γράψτε στο youtube “drum roll effect” και βάλτε το να παίξει πριν διαβάσετε παρακάτω!) Και τώρα που είμαστε έτοιμοι… Λεεεεεέιντις εντ Τζέντλεμεν, το πολιτισμικό φαινόμενο, οι μοναδικοί και ανεπανάληπτοι TRASHFORMERS έρχονται για ΠΡΩΤΗ φορά στο Λονδίνο για μια μόνο βραδιά που θα μείνει για πάντα στην ιστορία! ~~ ** Παρασκευή […]

Feb
24

Eleftheria Arvanitaki: Beyond borders

Eleftheria Arvanitaki is the voice of contemporary Greece. With a career spanning more than three decades, she has been a tireless ambassador of the Greek music scene to world and ethnic music festivals across the world, receiving high acclaim. The clarity and emotional strength of her voice, combined with the lyricism and sophisticated instrumentation of her music, which blends traditional and contemporary influences from Greece and the Mediterranean basin, aim […]

Feb
24

Yanis Varoufakis – Brexit, Greece and DiEM 25

The Economist’s Society is pleased to announce Yanis Varoufakis, ex-Greek Minister of Finance, to speak on the topic of ‘Brexit, Greece and DiEM 25’. A prominent economist and political activist, Varoufakis played an important role in negotiations to extend Greece’s loan agreement in 2015. In February 2016, Varoufakis launched DiEM25, which looks to revive democracy in the European Union in order to prevent its disintegration. DiEM25 has over 33000 members […]

Feb
17

Greece’s pensioners already have barely enough to live on

Sir, As we prepare for next Monday’s negotiations to gain desperately needed debt relief for Greece, there is hope in the International Monetary Fund’s recognition that it is necessary for economic growth. We cannot accept IMF insistence on further cuts in pensions. As minister for pensions I must answer, hoping that IMF managing director Christine Lagarde will listen. Read the full letter here.

Feb
16

First Contact festival

Two performances for one ticket: 17:00 pm – 18:00 pm The Alekseij Tapes by Anastasis Sarakatsanos Summer of 2016. Anastasis travels with a film crew to the north of Greece to record the music of some ethnic tribes. When he departs he cannot foresee that this trip will mainly be a confrontation with his own identity. Halfway the trip, in a little village talking to some locals, he discovers something. […]

Feb
16

Legendary Children in the House of Fierce

Team Angelica and Rikki Beadle Blair present: Legendary Children in the House of Fierce Shakespeare’s timeless themes of disguise and hiding are sampled and re-mixed in a glittering mash-up of 21st century queer subcultures, dating, fast sex, selfies, party drugs, recovery, romantic longing, hip-hop, house music and electro, street poetry, fashion, politics and dance, dance, dance. The result is dynamic – funny, sexy, startling, sometimes shocking. It’s all here, tragedy, […]

Feb
16

Under the sceptre of Nestor: Excavations at the Mycenaean capital city of Iklaina

An illustrated lecture in English by Professor M Cosmopoulos, University of Missouri, St. Louis. The speaker will present the exciting recent archaeological excavations at the site of Iklaina in Messenia, which have brought to light one of the capitals of the Mycenaean state of Pylos and will discuss the significance of the discoveries for two interconnected issues: the historical aspects of the Homeric epics and the history of the Mycenaean […]

Feb
16

Greeks of Armenia

An illustrated lecture in English by Dr Marina Mkhitaryan. According to the public census of 2011, the Greek resident population of Armenia numbers 900 people. They live in different towns and villages and speak the Pontic dialect as their ancestors are of Pontic Greek descent and moved to Armenia as miners. The lecture is complemented by the projection of photographs which document the history, life and accomplishments of the Pontian Greeks […]

Feb
16

Four Seasons – Oxford Philarmonic Orchestra

A lunchtime concert. Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Dr Marios Papadopoulos presents classic and contemporary works by Christodoulos Georgiades (Winter and Spring), Astor Piazzolla (Autumn) and Antonio Vivaldi (Summer and Winter) The concert is part of the Embassy Series at St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Attendance is free, no registration needed but early arrival is strongly advised St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ