May
26

Beauty: A controversial concept

Works by George Zampas “According to the Oxford dictionary, beauty is a combination of qualities, such as shape, colour, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight, but also the intellect or moral sense. Personally, beauty is a subjective and controversial concept which highlights the diversity of these senses, interpreted differently based on our background, upbringing and interests. Beauty and ugliness are inextricably linked and indiscernible. This series of […]

May
26

Despina Vandi live in London

Despina Vandi is considered one of the top Greek and International performers in the world. Beginning her career in 1994, for more than 2 decades she has achieved record sales on her multi-platinum recordings, racked up 25 awards, boasts ten international releases and a Billboard No. 1 as she won the US Billboard Hot Dance Airplay with her album “Geia!” (“Hello!”). She is indeed one of Greece’s largest and most […]

May
19

DJ Valentino this Friday & Saturday at Morton’s Mayfair

The best Greek DJ on the decks of Morton’s Club, Mayfair this Friday and Saturday! Ο καλύτερος Έλληνας DJ αυτή την Παρασκευή 19 και το Σάββατο 20 Μαΐου στο Morton’s Club στην καρδιά του Mayfair! O DJ VALENTINO θα βρίσκεται μαζί μας στο Morton’s Mayfair για να μας χαρίσει 2 μοναδικές βραδιές στον πιο “hot” προορισμό όλων των Ελλήνων του κεντρικού Λονδίνου Το απόλυτο Ελληνικό πάρτυ κάθε Παρασκευή και Σάββατο […]

May
19

syn[chrono]sides

Launch of a double-side book created by artists Maria Ikonomopoulou and Anastasia Mina. Under the auspices of the High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus. Free entry; booking essential by 1 June: synchronosides.eventbrite.co.uk. Organised by the Cultural Section, Cyprus High Commission. The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS

May
19

Staying on Top: the very Dangerous Life of a Byzantine Emperor

A lecture by Dr Mark Whittow. Free entry; booking essential: 020 7563 9835 or [email protected] Organised by the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies and the Hellenic Centre. The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1u 5AS  

May
19

Setria III

A musical performance with Edward Saklatvala, Kimon Pallikaropoulos and Colin Watson. Tickets £10. Further information and bookings: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] Organised by the Ionian Society. Andipa Gallery, 162 Walton Street, London SW3 2JL

May
19

Greek Collective at Il Fornello

Rebetika, Laika and Traditional music with the Greek Collective. One of their last events for the season. Greek wines, nibbles, pikilia, ouzo and tsipouro. For tables near the band please give them an early call or email as these events tend to sell out. Event page: Greek Collective. Reservations 0796 317 6433. Il Fornello, 150 Southampton Row, Russell Square, London WC1B 5AN More relevant events coming up: Sunday, 17th June, evening, […]

May
18

From Constantinoupolis To Smyrna

A musical show dedicated to Constantinoupolis & Smyrna. With well known musicians & singers. Katerina Barotsaki will take you back to history & bring you all memories of the lost towns of Contstantinoupolis & Smyrna. Including songs based on those who lost their homes and became refugees, but they still have hopes of returning back home. PRODUCED BY FATHER JOSEPH PALIOURAS & VASILIS PANAYIS TICKETS: £20 | £15 Book here. […]

May
18

MONOspace V – A project Made in Greece

Mono = Mοναδικό (meaning unique in Greek) A Concept Store Made in Greece MONOspace V   For its fifth project, MONOspace is returning to Notting Hill (London) in June 2017 and is presenting a concept inspired by the vintage, black and white photographs that recall the flair and nostalgia of a past era. The tiny alleys of Hydra, the old monastery of Patmos island, they rocky beaches of the island […]

May
18

Nottingham Forest takeover: Evangelos Marinakis buys club with EFL approval

Nottingham Forest have been bought by Greek shipping magnate Evangelos Marinakis after his takeover was passed by the English Football League (EFL). The businessman and Olympiakos owner is facing accusations of match-fixing in Greece but has passed the EFL’s owners’ and directors’ test. Marinakis’ buyout brings to an end Fawaz Al Hasawi’s five-year reign in charge of the Championship club. A previous takeover by a United States consortium fell through […]

May
12

A short break in ancient Athens

On a crisp spring afternoon my 16-year-old son Ned and I left the Acropolis, strode through the Agora, and headed down the remains of the Panathenaic Way towards Piraeus and beyond in the footsteps of so many legendary Athenians. Every now and then modernity intervened: a railway track has long since sliced off a slither of the Agora; a few hawkers lined the upper reaches of the ancient road. But […]

May
11

Can Athens become Europe’s new arts capital?

Earlier this year, the British artist Michael Landy was dining outside at a restaurant in the Athens neighbourhood of Exarcheia – where the streets, home to anarchists, are thick with graffiti – when he was tear-gassed. “One moment, I was enjoying some vegetarian food,” he recalls. “The next, there were all these guys with masks and wheelie bins, and a riot was taking place. It came out of nowhere.” Concerned […]