Paper Dress: Future of History? – A talk by Jose Teunissen

Tuesday, 29 January 2019; 7:00pm

As part of #TextMe_PaperFashion,  Jose Teunissen, Professor, Dean, School of Design & Technology, London College of Fashion will give a talk about : ”Paper Dress: Future of History?” Introduced in the late 1960s the Paper Dress was one of the strongest symbols of a new Zeitgeist and a throw away culture symbolised an easy, modern and comfortable lifestyle. Everything was light and immediately replaceable due to new materials with new qualities. Nowadays […]

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Amalgama at The Water Rats

Sunday, 27 January 2019; 6:45-8:00pm

Our first event for 2019 has been booked and it couldn’t have been anywhere else than our ‘home’ venue, The Water Rats! Come and sing along a variety of beloved entehno, traditional and old laiko songs with us! Audience will listen to songs composed or sang by artists such as Nikos Papazoglou, Pantelis Thalassinos, George Dalaras, Hainides, Nikos Xylouris, Stauros Xarhakos along many traditional songs from Greece and Cyprus. Tickets: […]

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Wednesday, 16 January - Sunday, 24 February 2019

#TextMe_PaperFashion is a pop-up exhibition from the Greek cultural organization ATOPOS Contemporary Visual Culture’s Paper Dress Collection. It has been especially created to mark UNESCO’S Athens 2018, World Book Capital, and the Hellenic Centre’s 25th Anniversary.  The exhibition investigates the relationship between text and paper in fashion through selected objects from the collection. Disposable Paper dresses from the 1960s, some printed with press cutting from American and English newspapers, are displayed alongside garments made […]

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Τhe Diachronic Message of the Three Hierarchs

Thursday, 31 January 2019; 7:00pm

Lecture with Professor Konstantinos Niarhos, University of Athens. Organised by the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain.   Free entry Venue Hellenic Centre 16–18 Paddington Street London W1U 5AS

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Imag(in)ing the ancient Greeks in early colonial Mexico

Friday, 18 January 2019

Satyrs have intruded into the Aztec courtyard. Centaurs find themselves in combat with jaguar and coyote warriors during the Chichimec Wars. Mexico, 16th century. Visions of an ambiguous present; images narrating the history of a twisted past; artists mediating while bridging the cultural gap between two contemporary ‘Others’; a chromatic palette -the shades of which, reflect diverse expressions of artistic experimentation and shape a visual entrance into an unknown world. […]

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Greek Vintage Night at Jak’s

Friday, 8 February 2019; 8:00pm-1:00am

Get ready for the 1 Year celebrations of the VINTAGE NIGHT at Jak’s Mayfair!! Join us for this absolute experience at one of the most classy bars in Central London. We travel back in time with music inspired from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s with plenty of Greek and English songs. FREE TABLES: Highly recommended. There will be FREE reservations with no minimum spend (minimum 4 people). For reservations please […]

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Postcards from Greece with Plastikes Karekles

Sunday, 3 February 2019; 3:00-8:00pm

An evening of traditional Greek food and Rebetika with music from the greatest names of the genre including Tsitsanis, Chiotis, Vamvakaris as well as some more contemporary greats such as Hadjidakis, Theodorakis, Xarhakos and more. This much anticipated special performance is being performed by the highly acclaimed Plastikes Karekles, arguably the finest group of musicians currently performing rebetika in the UK. Any proceeds from this event will be donated to […]

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Cretan Brioche at Fiddler’s Elbow

Saturday, 26 January 2019; 8:00-10:30pm (doors: 19:30)

Cretan Brioche comes back to the legendary Fiddler’s Elbow in Camden! Come along and experience the Cretan Brioche vibes, where original songs are combined with traditional and more recent music from Crete, Cyprus and Greece! Yes, you can dance too! Book your tickets in advance, as there is only limited space. Tickets: £7 online, or £10 on the door – cash only. Saturday the 26th of January, 20:00 – […]

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