Pavlos Melas, Greek Collective and Kourelou gigs

Various dates

Saturday, 18th Feb, 9pm, Bun n Bar Our usual set in this local venue: Bouzouki, Violin, Guitar, Percussion and a guest. Free entry. 553 Green Lanes, London N8 0RL. 020 8348 5111 Tuesday, 21st Feb, 8pm, Rich Mix Performing with Cigdem Aslan at the Rich Mix, supporting Nessi Gomes – Fado artist with British modern inspiration. Bookings Saturday, 25th Feb, 8:30pm, Fornello Live with the Greek Collective at Il Fornello, Russel Square Rebetiko – Laiko – Traditional. […]

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Cretan music band at Il Fornello

Saturday, 4 March 2017; 9:00pm-2:00am

Michalis Polichronakis and his four-member band, bring together sounds from every corner of Crete, in a performance which tracks the route of Cretan music through time: from “Rizitiko”, the ancient Cretan songs that survived to our days by oral tradition, to the legacy of the 20th century Masters of Cretan music, to compositions of his own and of other modern remarkable Cretan artists. The lyra and the lute are engaging harmoniously […]

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Yanis Varoufakis – Brexit, Greece and DiEM 25

Monday, 27 February 2017; 6:30-8:00pm

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 […]

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Cyprus: Revival from the Crisis in the European Economic Dimension

Thu, 16 Feb 2017; 18:01

A pubic lecture by Cyprus’s Finance Minister Harris Georgiades, organised by the Hellenic Observatory of the LSE. Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Eleftherios  Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies; Head of the European Institute, LSE Harris Georgiades is the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus since the 3rd April 2013. Previously he served briefly as Minister of Labour and Social Insurance (1st March-3rd April 2013). He had the leading role in the […]

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The Tumulus Kastas and the Lion of Amphipolis 2012-2014

Friday, 17 March 2017; 7:00pm

An illustrated lecture in English by Mrs Katerina Peristeri, Archaeologist, Director of Excavations at Kasta Tumulus, Honorary Director of Antiquities. Free entry; booking essential by 10/03/17: 07904 086677 or [email protected] Organised by the Macedonian Society of Great Britain. Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5 AS

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Eleftheria Arvanitaki: Beyond borders

Tuesday, 30 May 2017; 7:30pm

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 […]

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London Greek Film Festival 2017 – Call for film and script submissions

Final deadline; 31 March 2017

The 10th annual London Greek Film Festival coming up on May 2017. The festival invites Greek and International film directors, producers, writers and artists from around the world, to submit films and screenplays. Selected for the 10thLondon Greek Film Festival films and screenplays, will be nominated also, for the Odysseus Awards.    Films and Screenplays accepted from:   Greek Origin Individuals and Production Companies from all over the world, with […]

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Thursday, 16 February - Tuesday, 28 February 2017

BSMT SPACE presents ‘Paracosm’, a glimpse through Greek Street Art. A dip into the otherworldly and detailed imagination of five of Greece’s biggest names in Street Art including Argiris Ser, Cacao Rocks, WD street art, Thisisopium and Simoni Fontana. Take your mind on a journey free from all real-world attachment and immerse yourself in the colourful and surreal language of these five artists. From Ancient Greek παρά (para, “beside, alongside”) + κόσμος (kosmos, “world, universe”), ‘Paracosm’ […]

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Sea of Life

Thursday, 2 February - Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Greek-Cypriot artist Marina Emphietzi-Harris grew up in a house by the sea and her paintings of seascapes emanate from memories of her childhood and show the natural forms of a real world in a semi abstract or conceptual way. Her strong tonal variations and vivid colours are visual representations of inner feelings and conversations. Meet the artist: Friday 3 February, 6.30pm- 8.30pm. For opening hours call 020 7487 5060. Supported […]

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Kathara Deftera celebration

Monday, 27 February 2017; 7:00-10;00pm

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 […]

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Giannis Haroulis live at KOKO

Tuesday, 28 March 2017; Doors 7:00pm

Born and raised in a small village in Crete, Giannis Haroulis combines old traditional Cretan music with contemporary modern music to create experimental rhythms. Successfully blending tradition intonation with musical innovation, Giannis Haroulis has become one of the most successful artists in Greece. His passionate and charisma filled performances distinctively connect him with his audience. Tickets for this event are available from the venue box office, and can be purchased […]

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Greek toddlers playgroups

Sundays, 15,29 Jan; 12,26 Feb; 12,26 Mar 2017

Διαβάζουμε, παίζουμε και τραγουδάμε Ελληνικά! Sing, play, and explore the arts in a Greek enabling environment! Bookings for spring term 2017 will take place in advance in a block of 6 Sunday sessions on the following dates: January 15, 29 February 12, 26 March 12, 26 Currently 2 groups: Group A: (3-5 years old) 2.00- 2:40 pm: Session 2:40-3:00pm: Play and chat with parents Group B: (12-30 months old) 3:30-3:4.10 […]

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