Ark of Time – New Year’s Celebrations

Today’s night is dedicated to songs that we still remember and are relevant to us today. The selection  is a medley of melodies and poetry which engage our senses and make us think through the concept of time and temporality. Let composers like  Mimis Plessas , Manos Hadjidakis, Stavros Kougioumtzis, Apostolos Kaldaras, Vasilis Dimitriou, Mikis Theodorakis, Giorgos Zabetas to travel you to past times with their music. 

The songs will be performed by distinguished singers Fanis Mezinis and Elena Hadjiafxendi.

Fanis Mezinis had a long and successful career and numerous collaborations in Greek musical scene and abroad. He has collaborated with possibly the most successful and talented Greek composers such as M. Plessas, G. Markopoulos, M. Hadjidakis, M. Theodorakis, G. Hadjinasios, M. Tokas and S. Kraounakis. His singing ability is unique in that his interpretation reflects the majestic allegories encapsulated in the music.

Elena Hadjiafxendi is an nationally well know actress and singer.  She has developed an eclectic and distinctive style that blends world music with literary recitation and drama. She has given the genre of cabaret music a new artistic dimension with her beguiling performance of wildly poetic stories with a strong and philosophical undercurrent.


Pavlos Carvalho, Cello/ Bouzouki

Andreas Papapetrou, Piano / Accordeon

Michael Iskas, Violin

Giannis Photiades, Percussionist

This event is coorganised by Ark4Art and The Hellenic Centre. You can also book by calling at 02074875060.

Bookings on 020 7487 5060 or https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ark-of-time-new-years-celebrations-tickets-20278630931.

Hellenic Centre,
16-18 Paddington Street,
London W1U 5AS

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